Top 10 worst gifts you could possibly get someone this holiday season

As crazy as it seems, it’s about that time of year to start deciding on gifts for your friends and family – seriously, where has this year gone?!

A great example on gifts to not give. (Credit:

A great example on gifts to not give. (Credit:

It’s quite important to select gifts that truly reflect the personalities of those nearest and dearest to you. Especially if you ever want a nice, thoughtful gift again! Read more

New rules on campus debit cards: Here’s what you need to know

The U.S. Department of Education is trying to make the financial lives of college students a little bit easier. The feds just released some new rules about campus debit cards, you know the ones that your college sponsors or is affiliated with. Why is this cool?

New rules on debit cards will make college students' lives easier. (Credit:

New rules on debit cards will make college students’ lives easier. (Credit:

A lot of these cards are linked to financial aid, and the new rules will help with some of the unreasonable fees you may have experienced with these kinds of debit cards. I know how crucial financial aid can be, but I also know you don’t want to be losing any of those much needed funds. Read more

How college students can get free stuff

They say the best things in life are free. I wonder if that’s because it’s good stuff or if it’s just because it’s free? As college students, you should know how to get free stuff online and anywhere else that you can. Student free stuff is everywhere. The hunt for freebies not only pays off, it’s fun, too.

Who doesn't love free stuff? (Credit:

Who doesn’t love free stuff? (Credit:

There are entire web services like Freecycle that are set up to help people share their free stuff. By the way, did you know you can get free stuff for your birthday? Let’s see what other treasures we can find. Read more

What to know about ADHD prescriptions and college students

We’ve all thought about how great it would be to have that little extra advantage to help get ahead in school. I know I had a math class where a little leg up during tests would have been a huge help. According to a new survey, one in 10 college students are using ADHD prescriptions to help them through a study crunch.

Find out more about the misuse of ADHD prescriptions. (Credit:

Find out more about the misuse of ADHD prescriptions. (Credit:

Drug misuse or using medication without a prescription is not only illegal, but also can have damaging medical and psychological side effects. Read more

You ask, we answer: I’m SO COLD! How can I warm up?

Hey J,

I don’t know what’s wrong with my roommate…but he literally doesn’t get cold. And worse is that he loves having the window open. It’s cold here and I am in sweaters and my winter coat and he’s sitting over on his bed in shorts like it’s nothing. He also doesn’t want to turn on the heat because he doesn’t want to pay for it. I don’t know what’s wrong with him!

Please help before I freeze my a** off.

Charles D.

Hi Charles,

I get it. It’s getting cold now and your roommate has grown up in ice caves and doesn’t know the difference. Read more

Let your college portfolio tell the story of YOU

As college students, how many times are we told to create a portfolio every semester? Well, that sounds like a great idea but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.

Find out how a professional portfolio can help you in your career. (Credit: Pexels)

Find out how a professional portfolio can help you in your career. (Credit: Pexels)

Let’s get unique with it and explore some potential resources and ideas that you can use to get started on your student portfolio, and (hopefully!) demonstrate that it’s not as difficult as it may seem. Read more

Do college students need recruiters to jumpstart their career?

Although the economy is recovering, you might still want some help when it comes to working the job market. Job recruiters or head hunters might come in handy as a way to jumpstart your career and help you get a job. These professionals work for companies and for placement agencies.

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Learn how job recruiters can help you. (Credit:

College students should consider using their services along with doing all of the other things that experts recommend you do to attract an employer. Here are a few things you need to know before signing a contract with a job recruiter. Read more

Study tips when preparing for final exams

Wait, didn’t fall semester just start? While it may seem that way to you and I, final exams are just around the corner. If you are new to college, finals may have you totally freaked out.

There are many do's and don'ts when it comes to study tips. (Credit:

There are many do’s and don’ts when it comes to study tips. (Credit:

Heck, even seasoned exam pros could use some study tips for how to prepare. And I am here to help with the inside secrets to ace any test! Read more

Time management tips for college students

If there’s one thing I wish I could have more of as a college student, it’s time! I never seem to have enough time, what with studying, homework, part-time job and social life. But just remember, every single person in the world has the same amount of time you do – 24 hours per day.

Could you use some time management tips? (Credit: Pexels)

Could you use some time management tips? (Credit: Pexels)

It’s how you choose to use that time that can help you succeed. Here are some time-saving tips for college students. Read more

You ask, we answer: College group project problems

Hey J,

I’m in this group project right now and this one kid, we’ll call him Jacob, is being a total slacker. He doesn’t respond to emails, texts, or phone calls. I have talked with him about it and he says that he doesn’t see the messages or that he didn’t know what he was supposed to do. He doesn’t show up to any group meetings so it’s not like he would know what he was supposed to do anyway. It’s gotten REALLY FREAKING annoying and I’m not sure what to do.


Mike R.

Let's solve those group project problems. (Credit:

Let’s solve those group project problems. (Credit:

Hi Mike,

There is always going to be ‘that’ member in a group project. Read more