Top 10 ways you can tell spring is coming

If you haven’t been hibernating all winter, you’ve likely experienced some of the polar vortex, ice storms, freezing rain, record-breaking snow falls, that Mother Nature has thrown our way.

Don't worry, spring is closer than you think! (Credit: Washington Post)

Don’t worry, spring is closer than you think! (Credit: Washington Post)

And chances are, you’re more than ready for warmer days. Here are the top 10 ways you can tell spring is coming, you know, to keep your hopes alive that winter will soon be over. Read more

5 ways to reboot your New Year’s resolution

Okay, it’s been two months since New Year’s Day. How are your resolutions coming? Have you fallen off the wagon? Gone off your diet and snuck in some junk food? Haven’t gotten into the habit of your new study schedule yet? Still afraid to go out and meet new people? Don’t freak.

It's not too late to reboot your New Year's resolution. (Credit: thumbitt.com)

It’s not too late to reboot your New Year’s resolution. (Credit: thumbitt.com)

It’s not too late to reboot your New Year’s resolutions to improve study habits, student health or campus life. College students can take these five steps to start over. Read more

5 ways to improve your college GPA

You may not think your college GPA is important as long as you graduate and get your degree. But employers look at your GPA, which shows them what kind of a student you were, your ambition and your dedication, all traits that will reflect on you as a prospective employee.

Calculate your GPA. (Credit: yourgpacalculator.com)

Calculate your GPA. (Credit: yourgpacalculator.com)

With a good GPA, you have more of a chance of directing your career path. Here are some college tips to calculate your GPA and improve your study habits. Read more

How college students can prevent identity theft

As a young, poor college student, the last thing you expect is for someone to use your identity to commit credit card fraud. Unfortunately, identity theft statistics show that college students are especially vulnerable to this costly crime. It can affect your ability to get credit for years to come.

Everyone should know how to protect themselves from identity theft. (Credit: diylol.com)

Everyone should know how to protect themselves from identity theft. (Credit: diylol.com)

Among the privacy issues that you need to be aware of keeping your identity safe, is another one of those valuable skills that you need to learn now while you’re young. Let’s look at how criminals steal your identity and how you can protect yourself. Read more

Need Cash for Spring Break? Enter the CengageBrain Refer & Earn MindTap March Referral Contest!

Are you a financially strapped college student who is in need of some extra cash? Looking for an easy opportunity to make a few hundred dollars this spring?

Then join the CengageBrain Refer & Earn program, where you have the chance to win a $200 bonus each week in March! Read more

Last call! Vote now in the CengageBrain Alternative Spring Break Contest!

Want to help a group of college students make their dreams come true? Now is the time to do it! Time is running out for you to vote for your favorite service project in the Alternative Spring Break Contest.

Many college students submitted service project ideas with the opportunity to win up to $2,500 to help fund their Alternative Spring Break project. Read more

DIY apartment makeover for college students

I’ve rented enough apartments and flats to know that if it’s not yours to own, you can’t — and don’t want to — put too much money into improving it. But, there are some ways that you can update that space without too much fuss.

Spruce up your apartment with a mini makeover. (Credit: DIY Homegirl)

Spruce up your apartment with a mini makeover. (Credit: DIY Homegirl)

Read on for some DIY apartment makeover tips that even those with the least experience can handle! Read more

Diversity in college—important for college students and college professors

As our population becomes more heterogeneous, U.S. college students are broadening the diversity in college. But that same varied representation of gender, races and cultures does not seem to be extending to college professors.

Learn what can be done to change diversity within the college environment. (Credit: MemeGenerator)

Learn what can be done to change diversity within the college environment. (Credit: MemeGenerator)

Not only is faculty diversity lacking in terms of race, but also academic jobs seem to be disproportionately going to the graduates of the same group of schools. Why is this bad, and what can be done to change things? Read more

Tax tips for college students

Your April 15 tax return due date is only weeks away. Whether you’ll do an online income tax return filing or go with old-fashioned paper filing, you’ll need some tax tips to help you out. Income tax brackets for college students tend to be low because you work part time, often for minimum wage.

Now is time to take care of the dreaded tax return. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Now is time to take care of the dreaded tax return. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Whatever you’re earning, you’re going to want your tax refund status to show the highest amount possible. Let’s take a look at how you can make tax filing easy and profitable. Read more

Life hacks for how to sleep better in college

Want to do better in college? Would you like to feel better about yourself? How about living longer and being more creative? Of course, all of these are things college students, or anyone, are interested in. But what do they all have in common?

It is possible to sleep better despite living the life of a college student. (Credit: Brian Gordon)

It is possible to sleep better despite living the life of a college student. (Credit: Brian Gordon)

A good night’s sleep, that’s what. Achieving all those things can be easier with some life hacks for how to sleep better. Read more