Ask your ‘rents for these cool Christmas presents

Let’s face it, a college student budget isn’t exactly made to purchase any big ticket items. So if you’ve been longing for the perfect Christmas gift that’s too expensive for you to swing, it may be time to ask Santa, aka mom and dad.

If you want something that's not in your budget, ask mom and dad for it for Christmas. (Credit: someecards.com)

If you want something that’s not in your budget, ask mom and dad for it for Christmas. (Credit: someecards.com)

College students: now is the time to give the ’rents a heads up on the cool Christmas presents you have your heart set on, but you just can’t afford on your own. Come Christmas morning, you will be happy knowing you got just what you wanted, and they will be happy knowing how much you appreciate their gift. Continue reading

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Credit card tips and tricks—things you need to know

When it comes to credit card tips and tricks, there are a lot of things you need to know. College students can get burned, and burned bad, by a whole host of common mistakes that will tank their credit score quicker than they can learn what is a good credit score.

Be wise about using a credit card in college. (Credit: Coupons.com)

Be wise about using a credit card in college. (Credit: Coupons.com)

Here’s the lowdown on the good, the bad and the ugly of credit cards. Continue reading

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DIY phone case designs for college students

College students love to make a statement. Like our clothes and handbags, our phones are a fashionable extension of ourselves that enhances our college life.

Sharpie tribal patterned phone case. (Credit: Unexpected Expectations)

Sharpie tribal patterned phone case. (Credit: Unexpected Expectations)

So why not custom design a DIY phone case? Here are some fun and easy do-it-yourself tips for creating your own phone case masterpiece. Continue reading

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Lyft or Uber for college students?

If you don’t have your own wheels and you haven’t heard of Uber or Lyft, you may want to jump on the bandwagon.

The debate is on between Lyft and Uber ride sharing services. (Credit: Andrew Harrer & Chris Ratcliffe, Getty Images)

The debate is on between Lyft and Uber ride sharing services. (Credit: Andrew Harrer & Chris Ratcliffe, Getty Images)

Here are some tips to help you catch a ride and, yes, there’s an app for that! Continue reading

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Supreme Court opens door for gay marriage

Where is gay marriage legal? On Monday October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court decided to not address lower court rulings that struck down same-sex marriage bans in Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma and Utah. By doing so, the Court has opened the way for gay marriages to take place in those states.

The latest ruling by the Supreme Court benefits gay marriage. (Credit: The Missouri Times)

The latest ruling by the Supreme Court benefits gay marriage. (Credit: The Missouri Times)

The decision has apparently led federal judges in several other states to move in the direction of marriage equality. On Friday, October 10, 2014, a federal judge in North Carolina struck down that state’s ban on gay marriage. Continue reading

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Halloween decorations for college students

The National Retail Federation says that spending on Halloween-related items is expected to reach $7.4 billon dollars this year. That’s up from the $6.9 billion Americans spent on costumes and the other scary accouterments last year. But hey—college students don’t have a ton of scratch, right?

A unique idea for Halloween decorations for college students. (Credit: Likes.com)

A unique idea for Halloween decorations for college students. (Credit: Likes.com)

So if you are looking for ways to get in the Halloween spirit, like how to decorate your dorm or apartment on the cheap, you will want some DIY ideas for how to make Halloween decorations. Read on for some suggestions that are sure to get you in the spooky spirit. Continue reading

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7 college tips for roommates and off-campus housing

Hey, you’re a junior or senior and you’re ready to leave the dorm rooms behind and move off the college campus into an apartment of your own—a studio apartment or a house with a bunch of roommates.

Seek out roommates that will always have your back. (Credit: CAVE)

Seek out roommates that will always have your back. (Credit: CAVE)

For college students, living off campus offers independence, learning about responsibility and leaving the distractions of dorm life. Here are 7 college tips for finding, renting and thriving in your off-campus housing. Continue reading

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Shellshock bug: What college students need to know

On September 24, 2014, researchers at Red Hat stated that they had found a computer bug in the Bash shell software that controls many Linux and OS X systems. They called it the “Bash bug,” but it was also dubbed “Shellshock.”

Make sure your computer is not at risk for the Shellshock bug. (Credit: product-reviews.net)

Make sure your computer is not at risk for the Shellshock bug. (Credit: product-reviews.net)

Representatives for Apple announced that most of the MAC operating systems were not at risk and it promised to release a fix for those systems that could be affected. Security experts estimated that as many as 500 million computers could be at risk. Continue reading

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How to help back pain — life hacks for college students

College students—you’re young and healthy right? Well, back pain can happen to anyone at any time. If you don’t want a bad mattress or a stupid sports injury to turn into a lifetime of stiffness, soreness or worse, it might be a good idea to have some home remedy life hacks handy to combat the discomfort.

If you begin to feel back pain, it's a good idea to not ignore it. (Credit: MemeCenter)

If you begin to feel back pain, it’s a good idea to not ignore it. (Credit: MemeCenter)

How to help stop back pain is a problem you want to tackle sooner, rather than later. Continue reading

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Most haunted college campuses in the U.S.

Halloween is quickly approaching and while it may not be appropriate to dress up and go door to door asking for candy from strangers, it is appropriate to seek out haunted ghost stories that will have you wishing you were back home under the watchful eyes of your parents.

Here are the top most haunted college campuses in the U.S., and the stories that make their students sleep with one eye open. Continue reading

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