Summer Rules: The Do’s and Don’ts of Living at Home

College students, if you’re like me you got two things when you got home for the summer: a welcome home party and a wake-up call. If you’re so lucky you might have even gotten a cake with “Welcome Home” scribbled over an edible sugar picture of you. For those of you who did not receive a cake like this one, you just realized you are no longer the only one calling the shots in your life. While you may have gotten comfortable with the freedom that college offers a young adult, we need to remember as we live under the same roof as our parents they’re going to have some rules and expectations.

These expectations could be extreme, moderate or very mild… hopefully. Here are the do’s and don’ts for each of those cases: Read more

The 6 Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Courses

So, it’s summer. Spring semester is finally over, and now you have choices of what you can do for the next three months: catch up or take summer courses, get a summer job, travel, or even just take the time to relax at home.

If you’re like me and are required to take summer courses, there are some things you should know before registering. Read more

5 Fun Ideas for Your Summer Vacation

One of the best parts about being a college student is enjoying a few months of summer break! Have you considered what you’ll do for a summer vacation this year? If not, now is the time to do so.

Below we have a list of fun—and not crazy expensive!—ideas on how to enjoy yourself this summer. Read more

How To Keep Your Brain Active Over Summer Break

When students think of summer break, concepts like relaxation and vacation immediately pop up. And while it is important to use this time to take a breather, it’s also important that our hard work during the school year isn’t forgotten throughout the summer.

If you aren’t enrolled in summer classes, I know the last thing students (including myself) want to be doing is schoolwork, so here are some tips on how to keep your brain active during break without sacrificing free time or fun. Read more

Before, During and After DIY Summer Break Projects

When it comes to summer break, many college students hit the open highway for a road trip. If you’re going on a trip with friends or relatives, you might want to have some ideas for entertaining everyone on the road.

Summer travel also presents the challenge of packing all the essentials you’ll need. Here are a few DIY ideas for making your road trip a fun one. Read more

Perfecting the “Practical Nomad” for Your Vacation

Although traveling is exciting and adventurous, it can also be stressful. Between packing and planning, maximizing your experience is something all travelers aim to accomplish.

To ensure you get the most out of your vacation and maintaining sanity, here’s my advice to a stress free experience. Read more

You’re on summer break! Here’s how to have a cool summer

Summer break is when college students get to catch up on sun, fun and partying. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Even if you’re working and taking classes, you will need to know some life hacks to help you with your on-the-go lifestyle.

How do you plan to enjoy your summer? (Credit: Pexels)

How do you plan to enjoy your summer? (Credit: Pexels)

Here are a few ideas to have fun and keep cool this summer. Read more

Best astronomy apps for stargazing over summer break

It’s summer break, and you see a flash across the sky. A shooting star! But what if you’re not satisfied with just wishing? I love being able to identify exactly what I’m looking at in the summer sky, and I’ve always wanted to catch the Perseid Meteor Shower, an annual August astronomical event, as it happens. I’m determined to make this year my year.

Use one of many astronomy apps to view astronomical events including the Perseid Meteor Shower. (Credit: Kim MyoungSung)

Use one of many astronomy apps to view astronomical events including the Perseid Meteor Shower. (Credit: Kim MyoungSung)

A few weeks ago I found out that my alma mater now has an astronomy club on campus, but without access to an observatory or even a quality telescope, I’m going to have to rely on the best astronomy apps I can find for my phone. Here’s my advice for doing some amateur astronomy over your summer break. Read more

Summer drink ideas to help you keep cool

The heat of summer inspires some of the best summer drink recipes. Even if you’re working or taking classes during summer break, there will still be plenty of time for summer fun and finding ways to keep cool. Summer drinks don’t have to be alcoholic to refresh you.

A few refreshing summer drink ideas. (Credit: Tara Miller)

A few refreshing summer drink ideas. (Credit: Tara Miller)

In fact you’ll have more fun and be healthier if you keep your alcohol intake to a minimum. Let’s take a look at a few summer drink recipes that will give your summer break a splash of cool. Read more

Ideas for your summer break hair care routine

Summer break means lots of fun in the sun, swimming and other outdoor activities. But wind, sun and chlorine in swimming pools can really damage your hair. One solution is to just cut it short and forget about it.

Proper summer hair care will leave your locks perfect. (Credit: The Little Hair Guide)

Proper summer hair care will leave your locks perfect. (Credit: The Little Hair Guide)

But if you’re like me and like longer hair styles, you need a hair care routine to help you maintain healthy hair all summer long. Here are a few tips and ideas on how to take care of your hair this summer. Read more