Entries by Ginny Gaylor

How to pick a college major

Your college worries probably follow this pattern: Worry No. 1—What school will I get into? Worry No. 2—How will I pay for college once I get in? Worry No. 3—How to pick a college major, aka “What do I want to do with the rest of my life?” If you have progressed through stages 1 and 2, […]

Big trends in the app world—a cheat sheet for the most popular

Back in the dark ages, or at least before 2007 and the introduction of the iPhone, smartphones didn’t exist. And if you mentioned an app, people probably assumed you wanted an appetizer. In the U.S. today, we all use so many apps that you need a cheat sheet to rank the most popular. So here’s […]

Health news on campus—What’s affecting today’s college students

No two ways about it, getting sick sucks. But for today’s college students, the top health issues aren’t always colds and flus. In fact, on campus many are feeling anxious. As a result, anxiety has overtaken depression as the biggest concern for college students according to the latest health news.

Health info and the Internet—How to know if it’s valid

Want to find out what tomorrow’s temperature will be in Montserrat? Need to know the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise? Internet searches can help with any of these things you need to know. And the World Wide Web is a great resource for health info on the thousands of health care website options. […]

Let’s have the talk about transgender and Caitlyn Jenner

Once upon a time, few people could say they knew someone who was gay or lesbian. Fast forward to 2015—most of us have a friend or relative we know and love who identifies as lesbian, gay or bisexual. Yet transgender people have remained very misunderstood, and many institutions, such as women’s colleges have struggled with […]

How to fight hunger with healthy snack ideas

Healthy snack ideas—sounds like an oxymoron, right? When you want to learn how to fight hunger, you aren’t really interested in whether or not what you are eating is good for you. No, it probably goes more like this: “Self,” you say. “Self, I’m hungry. Time for a snack.” And all you care about is […]

How to save money this Father’s Day

Dear old dad—if yours is like mine, he does so much, often without asking for a lot of attention in return. Wouldn’t it be nice if this Father’s Day you made a little effort to show him that you care? Don’t worry, you won’t have to break the bank if you go the DIY route […]

What college students should know about mental health problems

Mental health problems can strike any one, at any time. How to cope when they do is chief among the things you need to know. Equally important is seeking help from mental health professionals as needed to help you.

How to make the most of summer school

Your dreams for summer break are probably to lounge by the pool, sleeping until noon and doing as little as possible – basically, living the dream. Not to squash your dream, but what if you need to consider summer school? If your summer semester promises more coursework, then you need these life hacks to make […]

Common sense for eating healthy on a budget

Food—for too many of us, we have a love/hate relationship with what we eat. You want to eat healthy, but you also want to save money, and all too often the food that is good for you is not kind to your wallet. Common sense tells us there has to be a better way. Read […]