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Tips on how to have the best nap ever – YES!

If you haven’t heard all the noise about the benefits of napping, well … maybe you already know how to take a nap and don’t need any life hacks to help!

What helps you take the best possible nap? (Credit: Expertrain)

What helps you take the best possible nap? (Credit: Expertrain)

But if you’re as crazed and tired and overwhelmed as most college students, a few how to pointers could make all the difference for you when it comes to sneaking in those all-important naps. Read more

How to make your video go viral

I was just reading the other day about how Kevin Olusola became a part of the A Capella group Pentatonix because they liked a viral video he posted of himself celloboxing. Some videos go viral in complete surprise to their creators. Others, though, become viral videos due to some hard work by the creator before and after posting.

If you want to know how to make your own viral video, or just upload a YouTube video, check out these tips. I wish I’d known more of them when I created my own book trailer! Read more

8 ways on how to be the perfect Valentine

It’s time to show your special valentine how much you care about them! But do you know how you’re going to celebrate?

Here are some ideas for how to go about your special day: Read more

How to stretch your college budget

You think you already know the answer to this question on how to maintain a solid college budget (old, leftover pizza and ramen, duh). In all seriousness, you and I both know everyone gets sick of that same old eating routine after a few days! Why feel like you must deprive yourself of the good things in life in order to save a few bucks here and there?

Sure, pizza is delicious – especially leftovers the following day! – but give it another day, or two or three, and you’re DONE. Let’s discuss some other ways on how you can stretch your college budget and get more of what you want. Read more

Things you need to know about how to get internships

College students need internships, right? That is the common wisdom, but there are things you need to know to make that happen — for instance, how to find internships in the first place.

Internships play a key role in helping you find a job after college. (Credit: dmdcareerconsulting.com)

Internships play a key role in helping you find a job after college. (Credit: dmdcareerconsulting.com)

Or what’s the difference between paid and unpaid internships in terms of your future career prospects. Here’s the inside scoop to help you today and in the future. Read more

College students: DIY college survival kit ideas for every occasion

Heading off to college may be your first experience of being away from your family for an extended time. When the going gets tough, who’s going to be there to support you and soothe your hurts and fears? Well, you can do it yourself with a few handy supplies. Start now to learn how to create your own basic college survival kit.

What would you include in a college survival kit? (Credit: Alex Fahey)

What would you include in a college survival kit? (Credit: Alex Fahey)

Most college students need more than the basic kit though. How about a kit for the day after a frat party? Or when your best friend is going through a break-up? Here are a few DIY ideas on college survival kits for different occasions. Read more

How to bust the rumor mill and detect a lie

Did you hear the story of the college student who drank too much at a party and woke up in a bathtub without his kidney? Is it true? College students encounter all sorts of rumors and stories that spread on campus. The Internet and social media have added to the power of the rumor mill.

Find out here how to detect what is or is not a rumor. (Credit: The Adult Side of Disney)

Find out here how to detect what is or is not a rumor. (Credit: The Adult Side of Disney)

Now is a good time to learn how to research the stories, rumors, viral content and news broadcasts. It’s time to bolster your “BS meter” so that you’re not scammed. Here’s a brief guide on how to bust the rumor mill. Read more

Tips for how to make a college schedule

College dorm life, academics and social life collide for college students, so it’s often difficult to keep it all organized. Unless you lived at a boarding school during high school, coming to college and living on campus is going to be a big change for you.

A simple way to organize your schedule. (Credit: Preppy Premed)

A simple way to organize your schedule. (Credit: Preppy Premed)

Here are some tips on how to make a college schedule to keep your college life structured and easy to keep track of. There are several college apps that can help. Read more

4 ideas to improve your average college GPA

Let’s say you’re getting by in college. You’re attending your classes, taking subjects you like and understand, having a great social life. Your grades are only okay – Bs and Cs, an occasional A.

Become an A+ student with our tips on how to improve GPA. (Credit: Ryan Balderas/Getty Images)

Become an A+ student with our tips on how to improve GPA. (Credit: Ryan Balderas/Getty Images)

You’re ready for some ideas on ways to take that extra step to push yourself into higher grades and improved average college GPA, or maybe even the honor roll. Here are some college tips to excel in college. Read more

Health info and the Internet—How to know if it’s valid

Want to find out what tomorrow’s temperature will be in Montserrat? Need to know the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise? Internet searches can help with any of these things you need to know. And the World Wide Web is a great resource for health info on the thousands of health care website options.

Beware of inaccurate health info that is shared through the Internet. (Credit: Photos.com)

Beware of inaccurate health info that is shared through the Internet. (Credit: Photos.com)

A recent Northwestern University study found that eight in 10 U.S. teens ages 13 to 18 use the web for answers to health questions. Are you one of them? But how to know if the facts you are finding are reliable and accurate? Read more