10 awesome 4th of July party food ideas

Whether you’ll be hanging with friends or family for the 4th of July, there’s bound to be lots of delicious foods to munch on. You might be thinking “Oh, I can’t cook to save my life” – that’s why we’re here to help you!

What are some of your favorite 4th of July themed foods? (Credit: Fun Cheap SF)

What are some of your favorite 4th of July themed foods? (Credit: Fun Cheap SF)

From beginner to advanced, there are lots and lots of fun 4th of July themed recipes you can impress the people around you with. Here we offer you 10 food ideas to make for your upcoming 4th of July party. Read more

A cheat sheet for paying for college without going broke

I get a reminder of college every month when I submit my student loan payment. Paying for college without going broke is on the minds of most college-bound students these days.

Paying for college doesn't have to break the bank. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Paying for college doesn’t have to break the bank. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Even if you have already secured your financial aid package, you may still be on the lookout for ways to make your college tuition more affordable. Here’s a cheat sheet with some tips and tricks to stretch your higher education dollars. Read more

Improve college GPA with a love of learning

One of my professors told our class that our bodies might have been physically present in the classroom, but if our hearts and minds were on vacation, no amount of his teaching was going to get through to us. He was right.

Develop a love of learning to improve your academics. (Credit: Love to learn)

Develop a love of learning to improve your academics. (Credit: Love to learn)

We have to want to learn, want to work hard and want to excel. College students need to make learning fun in the classroom and on college campus, which is key to improve academics and boost college GPA. Read more

Useful apps offer college students ways to save money

Are you always looking for ways to save money? If not, just look at your current student loan debt for inspiration. Saving money is like planting a tree. From little acorns do big trees grow. Start with small amounts put aside on a regular basis and before you know it you’ll have a nest egg.

There are many money saving apps to choose from. (Credit: Wall Street Journal)

There are many money saving apps to choose from. (Credit: Wall Street Journal)

Need more help? Try some useful apps that you can use wherever you go. Here is a list of money saving apps to help you stay on track with your savings plan. Read more

How to stay cool in the hot weather

Want some great tips on how to beat the summer heat? When the hot weather descends, I often get wiped out and feel like any activity is completely miserable.

Find different ways to stay cool on warm summer days. (Credit: Degrees Ahead)

Find different ways to stay cool on warm summer days. (Credit: Degrees Ahead)

But I’ve found a few great life hacks to help me stay cool, no matter how high the temperatures climb. Read more

Tips for how to make a college schedule

College dorm life, academics and social life collide for college students, so it’s often difficult to keep it all organized. Unless you lived at a boarding school during high school, coming to college and living on campus is going to be a big change for you.

A simple way to organize your schedule. (Credit: Preppy Premed)

A simple way to organize your schedule. (Credit: Preppy Premed)

Here are some tips on how to make a college schedule to keep your college life structured and easy to keep track of. There are several college apps that can help. Read more

Vote now in the “Instructor for a Day” Video Contest!

College students from around the U.S. were asked to submit a short video that answers the question, “How would you engage your students?” if they were the instructor for a day.

Participants created one- to two-minute videos and showed us exactly how they would get fellow students engaged and involved in the learning process. Read more

Importance of ethnic diversity on college campus

Cultural and ethnic diversity on college campus provides college students a range of viewpoints and experiences from which to shape their academic and social lives.

Learn more about ethnic diversity on campus. (Credit: Columbia College Chicago)

Learn more about ethnic diversity on campus. (Credit: Columbia College Chicago)

More and more colleges are striving to provide cultural diversity not only in their student body, but also faculty and staff and college admissions. 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

The 5 best workout routines that won’t break the bank

Even though I’m not a college student anymore, I still completely know what it’s like to be on a budget (I still am!) However, I still think it’s important to take care of myself and workout. And if you’re anything like me, you’re thinking “Yes, I want to be active and in shape, but how can I do it without paying an arm and a leg?”

It's possible to workout without spending too much. (Credit: The IVA People)

It’s possible to workout without spending too much. (Credit: The IVA People)

Well, I have some ideas for you. Time to share 5 of the best workout routines that are effective, yet inexpensive. Read more