Heading off to your first week of college is a crazy time. You’re excited, you’re nervous and you have no idea what to expect. But you aren’t the first to make this leap, and those college students that have come before you have some sound suggestions to help you start off your freshman year.
With a little help, you can survive your first week of college. (Credit: ULS)
Read on for a how to guide on surviving your first week in the transition from high school and home to college and on your own. Continue reading
Many colleges and universities are adding gender neutral bathrooms — also known as “all-gender,” “unisex” or “all family” bathrooms — for their LGBT and straight college students. Often, a facility that decides to add a gender neutral bathroom only has to change the sign on the door of a single-stall restroom.
Over 150 college and universities have added gender neutral bathrooms. (Credit: NYU Local)
There are more than 150 colleges and universities with gender neutral bathrooms including New York University, Ohio University, University of Colorado and Kent State University. Schools post notices on where gender neutral bathrooms are located around the college campus. Continue reading
It’s a new school year and time to get your geek on. There are plenty of must-have gadgets and other cool stuff from which to choose – so much that it’s going to be hard to decide which new tech gadgets to buy.
With so many gadgets on the market, it’s tricky to decide which one would be best for you. (Credit: Quick Meme)
Whatever your budget, there are geeky gadgets that will satisfy your life hacks ambitions. Let’s take a look at some high tech and low tech ideas for your next semester. Continue reading
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Whether you like it or not, change is going to happen. But dealing with change, well, that is something we could all use a life hack for now and then. The key is figuring out how to deal with change in a way that makes everything bearable.
A little inspiration goes a long way when dealing with one’s every day life. (Credit: Generatormeme.com)
Read on for the biggest life and work changes and how you can make them less painful. Continue reading
As you prepare to head off to college next month, you’re probably starting to wonder what in the world is essential for your college survival kit, right? No need to panic. I’ve been in your shoes before so I understand what you’re going through.
A basket of goodies that can be included in your survival kit. (Credit: Jennifer Hernandez/Pinterest)
After looking back on the days where I lived in a dorm, I started to remember some of the items I kept in my survival kit that made life in college a little bit easier. Check out my ideas on what you should keep in your college survival kit. Continue reading
One by one, states in the union are passing laws that support the usage of medical marijuana for people suffering debilitating medical conditions. Two states, Colorado, and now Washington, have even legalized the recreational usage of marijuana for adults aged 21 and older.
As more states approve of medical marijuana, it’s time to learn if the law applies to you. (Credit: CNNMoney/Shutterstock)
However, because marijuana remains a Schedule 1 substance, your university (even in Colorado or Washington state) can ban possession of the drug on campus. Here’s what you need to know about medical marijuana and your college campus. Continue reading
Summer break is about just that — taking a break to enjoy the warmer weather, the time off, and to spend time with friends and family.
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to throw a beach themed party. (Credit: Birthday Direct)
If you’re having company, whether at a beach party, a backyard BBQ or just an on campus shindig, check out these DIY summer drinks and desserts that will please everyone! Continue reading
You don’t have to worry about facing a tight job market after college if you know how to start your own business now. Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone, but if you like calling the shots and taking some chances it may pay off big time.
One successful entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg, started Facebook in his dorm room in 2004. (Credit: Business Insider)
How to be an entrepreneur? Start off by looking at successful entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg, who started his business while attending Harvard. Let’s take a look at what you can do to start your business now. Continue reading
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Handling money during college can be difficult. Some college students don’t yet have the experience to know how to handle financial situations when they’re on their own at college.
Saving money in college is a challenging, but doable, task. (Credit: Randy Glasbergen)
Navigating college life finances is tough with a part-time job, classes and daily living expenses like food, utility, car and phone bills. Here are some Dos and Don’ts that will give you easy money saving tips for college students. Continue reading
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