How to develop coping skills as an introvert in college

What does it mean to be an introvert? I always think of it as being defined by where you get the energy you need to recharge. Do you find that being around others energizes you, or do you need time to yourself to feel like taking on the world?

Would you consider yourself an introvert? (Credit: Shutterstock)

Would you consider yourself an introvert? (Credit: Shutterstock)

If you are an introvert, you need some life hacks to get ahead, develop coping skills and succeed without being overshadowed by extroverts. Read on for coping mechanisms on how to make working with others easier. Read more

First aid kit must haves for summer (not so much) fun

When a friend and I went biking, she fell and scraped her shin on a ragged log, causing her leg to bleed profusely. We only had a handkerchief and some tissues to take care of it until we could go to the emergency room. When an injury strikes, you don’t want to wonder what you should do or what supplies you should have on hand.

What should one include in their first aid kit? (Credit: VIVO)

What should one include in their first aid kit? (Credit: VIVO)

You should be prepared ahead of time by following some simple safety rules so you can have a fun summer. Here are some summer safety tips for preparing a first aid kit and dealing with bug bites and heatstroke. Read more

On a budget? DIY gift ideas for this Father’s Day

Dear old dad … it’s time again to celebrate all he does for you. With Father’s Day around the corner you may be stumped for some good gift ideas.

What Father's Day gift ideas do you recommend? (Credit: Mr Printables)

What Father’s Day gift ideas do you recommend? (Credit: Mr Printables)

Why not go the DIY route with some homemade gifts that will keep you on a budget, words I know college students love to hear. Read more

You’re on summer break! Here’s how to have a cool summer

Summer break is when college students get to catch up on sun, fun and partying. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Even if you’re working and taking classes, you will need to know some life hacks to help you with your on-the-go lifestyle.

How do you plan to enjoy your summer? (Credit: Pexels)

How do you plan to enjoy your summer? (Credit: Pexels)

Here are a few ideas to have fun and keep cool this summer. Read more

“I have SO many photos on my phone!”… Here’s how to organize them

Organization is my thing. I love to organize. But lately I’ve been stressing about how to organize the photos on my phone. How many photos do you have on your phone? If you’re like me you don’t know for sure but it’s too many to manage.

What do you think are the best ways to store phone photos? (Credit: Gawker Media)

What do you think are the best ways to store phone photos? (Credit: Gawker Media)

I thought this might be a good time to look into getting a good photo editor and the best apps to help me be a better photo manager. Read more

Busting the myths about what you know about disabled people

The movie Me Before You has managed to tick off both film critics and members of the disabled community and for different reasons. Critics think it’s sappy. Its main character is a quadriplegic man who decides to end his life by assisted suicide. People with disabilities find the film offensive because it follows the Hollywood tradition of portraying the most negative aspects of being disabled, and suicide as its only solution.

What do you know about disabled people? (Credit: Flickr)

What do you know about disabled people? (Credit: Flickr)

Allow me now to destroy the myths about being disabled and what college students can learn about how individuals with disabilities cope with it throughout college campuses. Read more

5 things college students should NOT save money on

As a college student, it seems like I’m constantly reading about “ways to save money/not break the bank.” But what about things you definitely should not be frugal with in college? I realize it’s important to save money in some instances – there’s always an exception to the rule though!

Which items should you not save money on? (Credit: Getty Images)

Which items should you not save money on? (Credit: Getty Images)

Check out the 5 things I suggest you not skimp on despite being a budget-conscious college student. Read more

You ask, we answer: What can I do about summer class blues?!

Dear J,

I just started a summer class and I’m bummed because I thought there would be more cool people to meet but honestly, the halls are pretty empty. How can I make friends in summer classes?

Lonely,

Sara

What should one do about summer class blues? (Credit: World Top 10's)

What should one do about summer class blues? (Credit: World Top 10’s)

Hey Sara,

I’ll be your friend! I know there is nothing more frustrating than FOMO during summer courses and not being able to meet people. There are definitely ways around this though. Read more

10 best fitness apps to gamify your workout

Here’s my latest workout bummer: I track my exercise with a fitness app I like that has a bunch of cool social features. The problem? Too few of my friends are using the same tracker! It is really hard to compete with my workout pals if we aren’t all on the same app. I realize this is totally in the category of #firstworldproblems, but when it comes to gamification–making life more like a game–I am a complete sucker.

Which fitness apps do you like best? (Credit: Team Radosta)

Which fitness apps do you like best? (Credit: Team Radosta)

If working out feels like a chore, the way it can be for many college students, check out these tips on finding the best apps to gamify your exercise, the best fitness apps for your own training, and the best YouTube workouts for getting fit in your dorm. Read more

Ways you can volunteer on campus

It can be tough to figure out how to balance volunteering in the community with all the other responsibilities on campus. I know I’ve missed out on a lot of opportunities trying to keep up with my work-study job and my class work; it can be hard to find time to volunteer.

Rodney Smith, Jr. posted this photo alongside the 93-year-old woman whose lawn he and colleague Terrence Story mowed as part of their Raising Men Lawn Care volunteer organization. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Rodney Smith, Jr. posted this photo alongside the 93-year-old woman whose lawn he and colleague Terrence Story mowed as part of their Raising Men Lawn Care volunteer organization. (Credit: Huffington Post)

But if you’re like Rodney Smith, Jr., then you can create a opportunity to make a difference in your community. Smith, a senior at Alabama A&M, is the founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service, which provides lawn care for people in need in the Huntsville, Alabama community. Read more