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VIDEO: Combat Stress With Optimism and Breathing Exercises

So, you’re a college student who’s feeling stressed. I get it! Sure, stress can make you stronger, but it can also make you feel worse than you already do. Thankfully, there are a few ways to make life a little bit easier and they start with YOU.

In this short video Diane Hales, author of Personal Stress Management: Surviving to Thriving, shares her best tips on how the stress paradox works and some helpful breathing techniques you can use to help yourself relax. Read more

Got Senioritis? Survival Tips For Your Last Semester

When that final semester of college rolls around, it can be hard to stay focused, much less interested, in your classes. If you are like most college students, including myself, you feel like you have got this one locked up. In the bag. Done and done. Basically you have that feeling of wanting to blow off everything that you had at the end of high school, except now it is back with a vengeance because the next stop is the real world.

Learn how to survive senioritis. (Credit: Berkeley News)

Learn how to survive senioritis. (Credit: Berkeley News)

But you can get through senioritis, without tanking your GPA or alienating your friends, with some hard-learned survival tips. Read on. Read more

Do Men or Women Have The Dirtiest Dorm Room?

Cleaning isn’t at the top of your to-do list as a college student. To start with, no one likes to clean, and without your mom bugging you, odds are you push that unpleasant task out of your mind. But your dorm room may be even nastier than you think based on a recent study to determine who had the dirtiest dorm – men vs. women.

I would like to say that the ladies came out as leaders in the world of cleanliness, but you may be surprised at how many germs and bacteria were found in the living spaces of either sex. Read more

How to Crush Your Research Paper or Oral Presentation

It doesn’t matter what you’re studying—inevitably, you’re going to have to write a research paper or give an oral presentation this semester. I wrote papers in my Calculus I class! Requirements are going to depend on your professor, but it’s more than likely that as a college student, you’ve got at least one research paper looming, and one oral presentation on the syllabus. If you already have a few years of college under your belt, you more than likely have a few life hacks you’ve developed for handling these deadlines.

Perfect your public speaking and research paper skills. (Credit: Pexels)

Perfect your public speaking and research paper skills. (Credit: Pexels)

One of mine: start early! If you know you’re going to have a big paper due at the end of the semester, don’t wait until the last minute to get started. Read on for a few more life hacks I’ve gathered on research papers and oral presentations. Read more

Prepare For Second Semester Like A Pro

The holiday break really flew by, didn’t it? I remember how quickly those weeks on the calendar counted down and before I knew it, second semester had begun. It can be hard to refocus after a long break, so having a few life hacks in your back pocket for how to prepare is a good thing.

Organization is one way to prepare for second semester. (Credit: Evensi)

Organization is one way to prepare for second semester. (Credit: Evensi)

Maybe you will be the lucky college student who will have no problem with the transition back to class, but better safe than sorry! Read more

How college students can improve their credit score

I know that having a good credit score is probably the last thing that most college students want to be thinking about. You’ve got finals and roommate issues and student loans to worry about, finance topics can wait, right?

Find out how you can improve your credit score. (Credit: US Credit Card Guide)

Find out how you can improve your credit score. (Credit: US Credit Card Guide)

But unfortunately they really can’t. So read on for the things you need to know about how to improve your credit score. Read more

How to avoid the mumps outbreak on college campuses

Think the mumps is a disease that only people from your grandparent’s generation worried about? Think again! There has been a recent mumps outbreak on multiple college campuses across the country.

Learn how to protect yourself from the mumps. (Credit: Earth Clinic)

Learn how to protect yourself from the mumps. (Credit: Earth Clinic)

The reoccurrence of this contagious disease has caught many off guard. Here’s what you need to know about how to avoid getting sick yourself. Read more

College students—DIY ways to beat the winter blues

Whether you simply prefer the warmer months or you truly suffer from seasonal affective disorder (aka SAD), the winter blues can be a real thing that affects up to one out of four adults, including college students.

Learn how to beat those pesky winter blues. (Credit: WorkStride)

Learn how to beat those pesky winter blues. (Credit: WorkStride)

So if you want to fight back this year, read on for some DIY tips on how to beat the winter blues. Read more

Maximize your college credits with a J-term study abroad

Winter break can offer you some necessary down time, and if you aren’t already on a J-term, then you’re probably getting that break right now. But J-terms can be a great way to squeeze in that foreign study abroad opportunity when you don’t have any in-semester time to spare.

Have you considered doing a J-term study abroad program? (Credit: CIS Abroad)

Have you considered doing a J-term study abroad program? (Credit: CIS Abroad)

College students can get a lot out of spending their J-term abroad, so if you’re looking for college hacks to get some college credits under your belt without cramming your semesters too full, check out these ways you can use your winter break. Read more

Student loan debt: 5 common mistakes college students make

As an undergrad, I relied on loans to help me pay for my education. If you are a college student you probably have some amount of student loan debt facing you after graduation—hopefully less than I did! Handling that so it doesn’t affect your financial security for the rest of your life is obviously not something you want to obsess about, but odds are strong that you are anyway.

Have you made any student loan debt mistakes? (Credit: WSJ)

Have you made any student loan debt mistakes? (Credit: WSJ)

Read on for how to avoid some of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to handling their student loan debt. Read more