Entries by Ginny Gaylor

How to survive Thanksgiving break at home

Enjoying your freedom at college? Hanging with friends, no parents in sight—it’s a pretty good gig. Despite all that autonomy, you are probably looking forward to Thanksgiving break at home. But ask any college student with a couple of semesters under his/her belt and they will tell you that being home for the holidays isn’t […]

Winterize your car for cold weather

If you haven’t already experienced cold weather in your part of the world, it will be coming soon. Preparing your vehicle and knowing some winter weather driving tips are both college life hacks to master sooner, rather than later. Even if you have already experienced some of Old Man Winter’s efforts, it is always good […]

College students and flu season—How to avoid getting sick

If you are like most college students, you are spending your days worrying about exams and papers, dreaming of heading home for the holidays, and sleeping. You are not thinking about flu season. But you should be. How to avoid getting sick and learning how to stay healthy this winter can go a long way […]

How to keep weight off this Thanksgiving break

How to stay healthy with Thanksgiving break and the holidays soon to be upon us? That is a question many are starting to ask themselves. Even college students may be worried about how to keep weight off with bowls of mashed potatoes and plates of pumpkin pie in their future. You can enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner […]

Delivering bad news: Life hacks for college students

Sooner or later it happens to all of us: delivering bad news. It may be how to tell your parents that you got a bad grade, or it may be something much worse. Regardless, it is important among life skills for college students. That being said, it doesn’t mean that you have to make sharing […]

Need some motivation? How to make yourself study

Having one of those days (or weeks or months) where you simply can’t seem to focus? When you need some motivation, but can’t seem to stop procrastinating, it is time to employ some DIY tips to help you knuckle down and get things done. Read on for some how to make yourself study ideas that […]

Food hacks and college cafeteria survival tips

Whether you will eat just about anything or are the pickiest eater on the planet, adjusting to the college cafeteria takes some getting used to for most college students. But there are some food hacks that you can use in your dorm room and in the dining hall to help you make the best of […]

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. College students: now is the time to give the ’rents a […]

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. Here’s the lowdown on […]

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? So if you are looking for ways to get […]