Tips To Remember For Moving Out of Your College Dorm

The end of the semester can sneak up on you if you aren’t prepared for it. With that comes finals, saying goodbye to friends for the summer and, maybe worst of all, packing. It happens to all college students, so why not be prepared for moving out of your college dorm?

I’ve got life hacks and other packing tips that will make your departure as painless as possible. 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.

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

Forget about winter, second semester is coming!

By the end of winter break, you’re ready to hit the books and swing back into college life for second semester, right? I’ll admit, I can use an extra week or so to get my life back on track. But the thing about preparing for college classes second semester is that if you don’t head back to campus with a plan and enthusiasm for what comes next, you might find yourself dragging before midterms.

Here are some life hacks for making the most of the next term. Read more

Life hacks for college students home for the holidays

Classes are wrapping up for college students, and the dreaded exams will soon be a distant memory. That means most, if not all, will soon be heading home for the holidays. While you may be looking forward to celebrating with kith and kin, you also probably know that surviving the holidays with your family can take some skill and a whole lot of patience.

I’ve got some well-tested advice on how to avoid stress and actually enjoy your time home with your relatives. Read more

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?

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?

Find out if the coffee nap will work for you.

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 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.

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.

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.

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