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Winter is coming! Life hacks for life on campus

It’s December, and winter is coming! If you live in a place of ice and snow, it’s the time of year to stock up on the types of things that will make life easier on campus. If you live in a suite, how can you make sure your toilet seat isn’t freezing first thing in the morning? Headed to a game and looking for ways to keep your feet warmer?

How do you plan to prepare for winter on your college campus? (Credit: Odyssey)

How do you plan to prepare for winter on your college campus? (Credit: Odyssey)

Worried about that exposed car on campus parking and how you’ll get your car going for that trek home from an evening lab? Check out these life hacks for some get-ready-for-winter tips! Read more

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

Fall outfits and how to dress for the weather on your college campus

Fall can be the most challenging time of year to dress for the weather. If you live on campus in a centrally located dorm, like I did, realizing you’ve got on the wrong fall outfits isn’t a crisis—you can always go back and change between classes. But for college students who have a long hike to and from the dorm, the quick change isn’t an option.

Check out the latest trends for fall outfits on campus. (Credit: Every College Girl)

Check out the latest trends for fall outfits on campus. (Credit: Every College Girl)

Check out these college life hacks that will help you get a handle on how to best dress for the ever-shifting weather. Read more

Financial management life hacks to make college life easier

While going to college is primarily about getting a good education, there’s a secondary education you receive from college life. I’m not talking about the social aspects—although I certainly learned a lot about encountering people with different points of view and from different backgrounds when I started college. One of the most important things I learned, though, was financial management.

College is the perfect time to learn financial management tips. (Credit: Michelle Adams)

College is the perfect time to learn financial management tips. (Credit: Michelle Adams)

I won’t say I mastered my finances in college, because being on my own and responsible for my own money for the first time wasn’t exactly a smooth experience. But I did eventually pick up some life hacks to make life easier by keeping tabs on the money I was spending. Here are some of the top financial life hacks for college students I’ve spotted lately. Read more

The secrets to success in college—life hacks and study tips

You probably already know 1,001 life hacks for soda can tabs or cooking in your microwave, but maybe you could use a little refresher on study tips, no matter what class you are struggling in.

Learn the secrets to success for college here. (Credit: The Foundation)

Learn the secrets to success for college here. (Credit: The Foundation)

College students I’ve heard your pleas, and I come bearing the secrets to success—college edition. Read more

Handling money life hacks for college students

In case you haven’t realized it yet, handling money can be hard. Do you feel like you have the financial literacy skills to make the most of what money you do have? It is never too late to learn some life hacks for money management.

What are your best tips for handling money? (Credit: Newsplex)

What are your best tips for handling money? (Credit: Newsplex)

Maybe you are living off mom and dad now, but all college students need to understand the ins and outs of money so they don’t make bad choices that will haunt them in the long run. Read more

3 life hacks to help you survive freshman year

Freshman year in college moves pretty fast. If you don’t learn some life hacks to help you survive, you might miss something. OK, I might be paraphrasing a fairly famous movie hero on that one, but it doesn’t make the sentiment any less valid.

Follow our freshman year tips for success. (Credit: University News)

Follow our freshman year tips for success. (Credit: University News)

Whether you’re just starting college, or want to do things better in your second (or third or fourth) year, I’ve got some tips that will help you adapt in a flash. Read more

4 easy ways to make your summer better (if it’s not already awesome)

I’m always looking for ways to make my summer easier. It can be hard for me to remember to keep hydrated when I’m out for a day in the sun, and though I’m good at remembering my sunscreen most of the time, I’ve been known to come home with a nasty sunburn now and then.

Dealing with a sunburn is no way to spend your summer. (Credit: Mercola.com)

Dealing with a sunburn is no way to spend your summer. (Credit: Mercola.com)

If you’re looking for some outdoor tips and tricks to make your summer better, check out these four summer life hacks. Read more

You can make pancakes in your dorm room! Here’s how

One of the great things about summer vacation is having time in the morning to make pancakes if I feel like it. No breakfast beats homemade pancakes with real maple syrup! But you don’t have to give up pancakes when you move back to your dorm room in the fall.

You don't have to give up pancakes while living in the dorms. (Credit: Garlic My Soul)

You don’t have to give up pancakes while living in the dorms. (Credit: Garlic My Soul)

For college students, access to homemade pancakes can be a challenge, but check out these pancake recipes that offer some awesome life hacks to fresh pancakes right in your dorm. Read more

Moving is the worst! Here’s how to make it easier

Moving can be a huge pain—even moreso if you’re not sure what to bring for your freshman year in the dorms. Dorm life varies depending on your school, but one bit of advice I have to offer is trust your instincts. I had never slept with a comforter before moving to college, so despite everyone telling me I should get a full bed-in-a-bag for my college dorm room, I decided on the throw blankets I was used to.

Find out how to make moving less stressful. (Credit: Katie Dwyer, My College Advice)

Find out how to make moving less stressful. (Credit: Katie Dwyer, My College Advice)

That was much more my style, and, to tell you the truth, the smaller blankets were easier to pack. Need more tips and life hacks for the move to college? Check out these moving hacks and get a head start on your fall plans! Read more