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3 organization tips for a successful college student

Let’s face it, organization is the bane of existence for any college student. However, for the unorganized student, packing your things at the end of the semester is always the best part of the year. You think you lost every single left sock, but then magically they all appear from the depths of the dirty laundry pile that hasn’t been touched for a few weeks… only to be lost again after one use.

Start the school year with some helpful organization tips. (Credit: Tumblr)

Start the school year with some helpful organization tips. (Credit: Tumblr)

If you are thinking to yourself, “I know where every single left sock I own is” then this post is not for you, although I hardly believe it. Organization is key to a stress free college life, I promise you that. Knowing where everything is in your dorm makes life just simpler. Here are some tips to becoming a more organized person while you are at college. Read more

Study and workout at the same time? Why not!

Ah… the gym—a place too many of us should go to but don’t. I know it’s way too easy for me to just roll over and get some extra sleep, rather than getting up and out to start my day with exercise. If you’re like me, you’re looking for workout tips for how to get fit this spring.

You can (and should!) workout and study at the same time. (Credit: Elhenyo's Pictures)

You can (and should!) workout and study at the same time. (Credit: Elhenyo’s Pictures)

Whether you are the kind of college student that likes to do crunches while memorizing notecards or the kind who thinks that rolling out of bed is enough activity for one day, incorporating a little exercise into your daily routine can provide many benefits. Even though it’s hard to make myself do it, I know I always feel better after I’ve had some activity in my day! Read more

Go ahead and have that cup of coffee!

Admission: I love Starbucks. I dig independent coffee shops. I brew coffee at home. I add all sorts of crazy stuff to my coffee to make it just the way I like it (sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, sometimes imitation rum extract to emulate the out-of-season Tiramisu Latte Starbucks had for awhile). Some people might say that I drink too much coffee, even though I only have 12 to 16 oz. per day. (I don’t count decaf. Who would?)

In need of coffee? Go for it! (Credit: Pexels)

In need of coffee? Go for it! (Credit: Pexels)

But even if you’re not calculating caffeine amounts, there are studies that suggest coffee health effects can actually be–believe it or not–positive. That’s right! It might be able to extend your life, prevent cirrhosis related to alcohol consumption, and reduce the risk for getting type 2 diabetes. Read more

3 money saving ideas that might actually work!

It’s not easy being a poor college student. While I balance studying for classes with work study and other jobs on campus, I will still end up with a huge student loan balance to pay off after graduation. Lucky for me, my food is included in those loans, and I eat most of my meals in the cafeteria. But some college students aren’t so lucky, and turn to ramen noodles just to stay full.

Credit: moneyaftergraduation.com

Credit: moneyaftergraduation.com

Everyone could use some ideas to help them with how to save money (I can always use a few extra ways to make my budget go farther), but when you live in student housing and have to manage life on campus, it can be extra difficult. Take a look at these three ways to save money… you might find something that will work for you! Read more

DIY furniture projects and decorating ideas for college students

Whether it’s your dorm room or your first apartment you’ll want it to reflect your style. But if you’re like me, your imagination is limited by your budget. That’s where design ideas for DIY furniture projects can come in handy. With a few basic tools, supplies and plans, you can create all sorts of affordable DIY furniture projects that will make a fashion statement without straining your finances.

Create your furniture design for a unique look. (Credit: DIY and Crafts)

Create your furniture design for a unique look. (Credit: DIY and Crafts)

Take for example pallet projects that utilize the basic wodden pallet to create all sorts of shelves, tables and chairs. Let’s take a look at what college students can do with a bit of elbow grease and ingenuity. Read more

How to use your coffee maker to cook food in your dorm

Dorm life often calls for a quick meal or snack at odd hours. What can you do when it’s too late or you’re too broke to call for take-out? Cooking your own food is the answer. As a college student, you know how to get creative with time management and meeting deadlines.

There are so many foods you had no idea you could cook in your coffee maker. (Credit: Cole Saladino)

There are so many foods you had no idea you could cook in your coffee maker. (Credit: Cole Saladino)

Now I’m here to tell you that knowing how to cook with a drip coffee maker will turn out to be another one of your favorite life hacks. Read more

Extroverts and introverts in the college classroom

As a college student, I was both an extrovert and an introvert. I loved speaking up in class, especially when I knew all the answers (and occasionally pointed out when fellow students were wrong!) but I also did not go to many parties and had few, but very close, friends.

Learn more about the differences between extroverts and introverts. (Credit: Playbuzz.com)

Learn more about the differences between extroverts and introverts. (Credit: Playbuzz.com)

Extroverts and introverts have always been divided in the classroom, dorm rooms and extracurricular activities, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Read more

Grooming tips for college students

As the fall semester ramps up it isn’t long before the health and beauty routines of college students go right out the window. Who has time for proper grooming? But looking good is still going to help you make a good impression on fellow students and your professors. If you’re a natural beauty, cherish these years of youth.

Follow these easy grooming tips for college students. (Credit: That Desi Girl)

Follow these easy grooming tips for college students. (Credit: That Desi Girl)

As for the rest of us, we’ll need some life hacks on makeup ideas and other life skills. Even the guys need to learn how to groom a beard. So let’s look at some grooming tips for college students. Read more

5 things that you have done at least once

Every single person is unique. We come from different places and backgrounds. Though, we all have a few things in common. Yes, on the cellular level BUT also certain experiences! At some point or another we have all done the same things or have all experienced a similar event!

Here are 5 things that I have and I’m sure that you have done once: Read more

Tick tock, tick tock… Time is running out! Activate your digital products now!

You’re finally getting into the groove of the new school year so I realize you’re probably quite busy, BUT the clock is ticking, and it’s time to activate your digital learning solutions before time runs out. Another reason to activate now? Your grade depends on it.

This goes for a new college student who wants to start college off on a good note or a veteran college student who is trying to improve their GPA. Activate now to ensure that you get the grades YOU want this semester. Read more