5 Ways to Hit Your Rhythm after Spring Break

Spring break is probably the hardest time of the year to rebound from. We’re ¾ of the way through the school year and just finished up that brutal last round of midterms. Maybe some of us were lucky enough to catch some sun at the beach or finally catch up on all those shows we’ve been putting off.

Now comes the time to start hitting the books again but all our minds can think about is summer; what do we do? Read more

Best Shows/Movies to Watch on Netflix During Spring Break

It’s almost springtime, which means temperatures are rising, the flowers are starting to bloom, and pollen is under attack. Right now, many people who have issues with allergies are currently struggling to get through the day (trust me, I know)! So, if you are like me with allergies then you most likely want to stay in bed most of the day. Also, your spring break is most likely right around the corner as well. Most people may have plans and vacations, but if you’re like me then you’ll most likely be sitting at home while your siblings are still in school and your parents have to go to work. These scenarios tend to bring boredom into the picture as well…

Get your Netflix on this spring break! (Credit: Extreme Tech)

Get your Netflix on this spring break! (Credit: Extreme Tech)

but never fear Netflix is here to save the day!!! Read more

6 Spring Break Tips For Stress-Free International Travel

Some adventurous college students decide to travel international for spring break destinations for a memorable experience. You’ll learn about other cultures, eat exotic foods, and see beautiful scenery.

Travel with ease for your spring break trip. (Credit: Pexels)

Travel with ease for your spring break trip. (Credit: Pexels)

But traveling to another country can be a source of stress if not approached with careful planning and realistic expectations. Here are some tips for safety and CDC recommendations for international travel. Read more

DIY plans to get outside and off campus during winter break

The semester is coming to a close. When I was an undergrad, I only had a J-term course planned for one winter break of my four years. During my other three winter breaks, I got off campus—usually by going home, since in our residential college staying over winter break was a no-go. I got a holiday job working retail, but I also made sure to get outside and do things.

Take advantage of our winter break activity ideas. (Credit: Unigo)

Take advantage of our winter break activity ideas. (Credit: Unigo)

If you’re in an area where you can go out winter hiking, either from home or near your dorm, try spending some of the warmer days this winter outside and off campus, getting some space from your academics so you can work with a clearer mind in January. Read more

Traveling as a student: 4 things to prepare for before going on a trip

Whether it be before for a job, break, or vacation, traveling during a college semester is so much more stressful than it was in high school.

Credit: Natalie Schoenfeld

Credit: Natalie Schoenfeld

On your next trip, make sure you read these tips to have a successful time away: Read more

Every summer travel tip you will ever need to know

Like most college students, you’re going to cram as much as you can into your last month of summer before you head back to school. You may decide to travel, so I wanted to look at some safety precautions for you to keep in mind.

What are your summer travel plans? (Credit: Be A Green Commuter)

What are your summer travel plans? (Credit: Be A Green Commuter)

After all, the best way to end a trip is to arrive back home safe and sound. So let’s see how to stay safe while traveling. Read more

Looking for a little R&R this Spring Break?

The whole point of Spring Break is to enjoy a time of rest and relaxation. But almost since the idea of Spring Break began, college students have been seeking out fun ideas to make the most of their week away from classes.

Take some time to explore during spring break this year.

Take some time to explore during spring break this year.

No matter what your budget, read on for my best suggestions for creating a week to remember. Read more

7 most viewed CengageBrain blog posts of 2015

Happy 2016! Another year has come and gone so we thought we’d look back on the past year and share with you the most viewed blog posts.

Take a look at our list below, which goes in countdown form (only fitting for New Years, right?), and check out the blog posts yourself if you haven’t already done so! Read more

Congratulations 2015 Alternative Spring Break Contest Winners!

Last month we began a search for a group of students, who were willing to spend their spring break serving those in need. Students who were looking to utilize their leadership skills to make an impact in the community for our annual CengageBrain Alternative Spring Break Contest.

Winners of the 2015 Alternative Spring Break Contest by CengageBrain. (Credit: AB Damar)

Winners of the 2015 Alternative Spring Break Contest by CengageBrain. (Credit: AB Damar)

Our search has ended with immense success! We at CengageBrain are proud to announce that the Alternative Breaks Damar group at the University of California, San Diego have been awarded the 2015 CengageBrain Leadership in Service Award. Joie Fan, Zenas Singh, Xuyao (Sunny) Jiang, Alma Montenegro and Connie Ruan will receive $2,500 towards funding their alternative spring break project. Read more

Life after Spring Break — how to stay motivated

Spring Break—that marvelous getaway for college students has come and gone. Now you are left trying to figure out how to live life after your vacation and how to stay motivated for the last couple months of classes.

Read on for some tips to keep you going as you finish out the semester. Read more