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The coffee nap life hack: Fact or fiction?

If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. So when I first read about the coffee nap last week, I thought, this is one of those life hacks that’s totally proven false. But is it fact or fiction?

Does the coffee nap work for you? (Credit: Daily Mail)

Does the coffee nap work for you? (Credit: Daily Mail)

The jury is out about whether naps are good for you or whether they just mess up your sleep cycle (two recent CengageBrain posts weigh in with opposite perspectives there!), but it seems that scientists have come to a conclusion about whether or not the coffee nap actually works. College students in need of more sleep: read on! Read more

How will the demise of Vine affect college students and social media?

For four years, Vine has delighted many college students with its six-second loops. But the video app is being shuttered by parent company Twitter. Many are wondering if the next social media app to go will be Twitter, especially after the company also announced job cuts.

What do you think about the departing of Vine? (Credit: CNN Money)

What do you think about the departing of Vine? (Credit: CNN Money)

Let’s take a moment to mourn Vine and prepare for what lies ahead in the world of social media. Read more

Body language: How to read people like a book

Have you ever noticed how people often say one thing but do another? Understanding body language could help you to know how to spot a liar and get an idea of what a person is really thinking. College students who understand body language can adjust their own body signals so that they make a better impression in job interviews and in the work place.

Make a good impression with improved body language. (Credit: Psych2go)

Make a good impression with improved body language. (Credit: Psych2go)

And just think about all the nonverbal communication that goes on in relationships. What can body language tell you? Read more

DIY tips to recover from sleep deprivation

A survey of more than 400 college students conducted by Chegg found that only 16 percent of students got eight or more hours of sleep a night. The survey also found that those sleepless nights are typically due to too much homework and too much attention to online entertainment.

End sleep deprivation with our sleeping tips. (Credit: Reference)

End sleep deprivation with our sleeping tips. (Credit: Reference)

If you are a typical college student dealing with sleep deprivation, you just want some DIY tips for how to recover and not doze off in class. I’ve got you covered. Read more

DIY tips for finding seasonal employment

Odds are if you are a college student you are looking for ways to earn extra money this holiday season. Finding a job that fits in with your class schedule can be a challenge, but it is doable, especially if you follow my DIY tips for seasonal employment.

Time to look into seasonal employment. (Credit: Snagajob)

Time to look into seasonal employment. (Credit: Snagajob)

Of course, the dream is to find a job that doesn’t require you wear some crazy holiday getup as well. Don’t despair! Soon you will have a little extra “jingle” in your pocket! Read more

4 tips on writing a college application essay

Prospective college students dread the essay portion of college admissions. But it’s important to show colleges what kind of person you are and what’s important to you.

What do you plan to say in your college essay? (Credit: Socrato.com)

What do you plan to say in your college essay? (Credit: Socrato.com)

If your essay is exceptional, it will help you stand out from all the other applicants. Here are some tips on how to write your college application essay. Read more

Should I drop a class? Reasons and consequences

College students can be overwhelmed with a difficult, uninteresting or unnecessary class. Sometimes a course doesn’t teach the right material or the teacher is nasty. Then you begin to consider withdrawing from a class.

Decide now if you should drop a class. (Credit: FlockU)

Decide now if you should drop a class. (Credit: FlockU)

Luckily, under certain circumstances, you’re allowed to drop a class, but make sure you understand the consequences. Read more

4 ways exercise helps improve your grades

Do you feel that no matter how much you study that some things just don’t stick to memory? Well, you’re not alone. Many college students across the country study for hours and still get grades that are average or below on their midterms.

Exercise your way to good grades. (Credit: UNH.edu)

Exercise your way to good grades. (Credit: UNH.edu)

If you feel like you’re in the same boat, I’m here to tell you that there ARE ways to change this! Although you may have a busy schedule and it may seem like you barely have time to eat dinner, there are many reasons why you should schedule an extra hour at the gym each day. Here they are: Read more

How to still wear fashionable clothes on a college budget

Learning how to budget your cash is about as much fun as going on a diet. You always seem to be saying “No” to yourself. But there are ways to save when it comes to your wardrobe.

You don't have to limit your clothes collection even being on a college budget. (Credit: Grad School Insider)

You don’t have to limit your clothes collection even being on a college budget. (Credit: Grad School Insider)

With a few tricks you can still dress in fashion and be the envy of your fellow college students. Read more

6 tips to deal with a difficult college roommate

Moving into the college dorms usually means having a roommate. Many college students won’t know much about their roommate until they have to share a dorm with them.

Let us help you fix your roommate problems. (Credit: US News)

Let us help you fix your roommate problems. (Credit: US News)

If you’re lucky, like me, you’ll get along fine with your college roommate, but sometimes the two of you just can’t get along. Here are some college tips to get along with your roommate. Read more