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    6 Quick Canned Food Meal Ideas for College

    Keeping perishable food in your dorm room can lead to rotten food, wasted money, and even bugs. Instead of shopping for food that can go bad, take to the canned food aisle! With appetizers, entrees, and dessert ideas, you can make a variety of tasty and healthy meals with just a can opener and some … Read More...

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    Why Your Tag Should Read ‘Made in America’

    Take a look at the tag on a piece of clothing you are wearing right now. It likely reads “Made in China” or another foreign country. Rarely do you see an item made right here in the United States. Fewer Americans are paying attention to where their product was created and produced, when in … Read More...

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    How to Take the Best Nap in College

    One of the best perks of a college student schedule is the ability to nap between classes and on weekends. Taking a nap is not only refreshing, it has also been shown to improve memory, creativity, and mood. However, most college students do not know how to properly take advantage of daytime rest. … Read More...

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    Tips for Eating Well in the Dining Hall

    Eating well in college can be quite the challenge. With limited options, you may find yourself less than enamored of the dining experience. But don’t waste your money on takeout or pricey restaurants. With a few tips, eating in the dining hall can be tastier than ever. 1.   Understand Your … Read More...

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    7 Steps to Dealing with Family Pressure

    Your parents are there to love and protect you. But when parents get too pushy about a future career path or high expectations from your grades, your own stress levels and wellbeing can be effected. With a few simple steps, you can deal with pressure from your parents without ruining your … Read More...

Jul
28

6 Quick Canned Food Meal Ideas for College

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Keeping perishable food in your dorm room can lead to rotten food, wasted money, and even bugs. Instead of shopping for food that can go bad, take to the canned food aisle! With appetizers, entrees, and dessert ideas, you can make a variety of tasty and healthy meals with just a can opener and some creativity. If you have a communal kitchen in your dorm, check out these recipes. Enjoy! Appetizers Mexican Nachos Canned Food: 8 oz. cans of refried beans, black beans, corn, guacamole, … [Read more...]

Jul
23

Why Your Tag Should Read ‘Made in America’

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Take a look at the tag on a piece of clothing you are wearing right now. It likely reads “Made in China” or another foreign country. Rarely do you see an item made right here in the United States. Fewer Americans are paying attention to where their product was created and produced, when in reality they should be concerned. Here are a few reasons why Made in America products need to make a comeback: Your Future Job is on the Line Did you know that if Americans spent just 1% more on … [Read more...]

Jul
21

How to Take the Best Nap in College

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One of the best perks of a college student schedule is the ability to nap between classes and on weekends. Taking a nap is not only refreshing, it has also been shown to improve memory, creativity, and mood. However, most college students do not know how to properly take advantage of daytime rest. The following seven steps will ensure that your nap is refreshing and productive! 1.   Time it Correctly Napping too close to your normal bedtime or to your wake up time is counterproductive. It … [Read more...]

Jul
16

Tips for Eating Well in the Dining Hall

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Eating well in college can be quite the challenge. With limited options, you may find yourself less than enamored of the dining experience. But don’t waste your money on takeout or pricey restaurants. With a few tips, eating in the dining hall can be tastier than ever. 1.   Understand Your Meal Plan Depending on your college’s rules, your meal plan may be your ticket to better eating. For many freshman, there is a fear of overspending on points or dining dollars too quickly. Therefore, … [Read more...]

Jul
15

7 Steps to Dealing with Family Pressure

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Your parents are there to love and protect you. But when parents get too pushy about a future career path or high expectations from your grades, your own stress levels and wellbeing can be effected. With a few simple steps, you can deal with pressure from your parents without ruining your relationship with them. 1.   Keep Your Cool When you do not agree with your parents’ or family’s decisions, it’s hard not to burst out. However, aggression or anger will not get you anywhere. It … [Read more...]

Jul
09

Minor Fixes to Drastically Change Your Dorm Room

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Living in a bland, boring residence hall dorm room can be frustrating. With little ability to control overhead lighting, wall color, and carpeting, you may feel as if you have few décor options. However, by making these six minor changes to your space, you might see what a big difference a little creativity and an eye for design can make. 1.   Blanket Color Color, especially in a comforter or quilt, is the absolute most important design aspect of a bedroom. The bedding is what guests … [Read more...]

Jul
07

Career Paths for Liberal Arts Majors

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Liberal arts (or, as it’s sometimes known, humanities) can be an incredibly rewarding major, opening your eyes to the world by teaching you to appreciate a cross-section of science, art, and history. However, in recent years, the study of humanities has become somewhat controversial, mainly due to a perception that liberal arts majors have fewer job opportunities. Indeed, engineering majors become engineers, education majors become educators, and nursing majors become nurses—but humanities … [Read more...]