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How to pay attention in class—tips for college students

A little daydreaming now and then isn’t so bad, but if you are fading out during class or when it is time to study, you will surely wish you hadn’t when exam time rolls around. So how to pay attention … Continue reading

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DIY tips for keeping food fresh in dorm rooms

Many factors of college life conspire to make eating in college dorms a whole lot nastier than eating Mom’s pot roast. Too many fatty foods, costly fresh fruits and vegetables, crazy work and study hours, difficulty storing and cooking good … Continue reading

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Student health for college students: Surgeon general’s report hits 50

This week marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General’s landmark report announcing that smoking cigarettes causes serious diseases. Recent Surgeon General Regina Benjamin hosted a summit of former Surgeons General at Xavier University in New Orleans to discuss … Continue reading

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Things college students need to know about federal student aid and FAFSA deadlines

With the cost of a college education rising each year, you’ll want to take advantage of all the federal student aid that you can qualify for. Spring means that you may be filing for aid and meeting your FAFSA deadlines … Continue reading

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Alternative spring break: Benefits of volunteering or planning a staycation

So you’re looking ahead to spring break, but your budget does not support one of the awesome trips some of your peers are planning. You may not wind up on sandy beaches for your spring break, but you can look … Continue reading

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Celebrity coming out stories: Ellen Page and Michael Sam

The number of famous people who have acknowledged their homosexuality continues to grow. Celebrity coming out stories, like those of Ellen Page and Michael Sam, are reflective of the changes in American’s thinking when it comes to homosexuality. Even the … Continue reading

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Future jobs for liberal arts majors: What are the job prospects?

Worried that your humanities major might be dooming you to a life of ramen noodles from your basement apartment at your parent’s house? Well never fear. A recent study from the AAC&U and the National Center for Higher Education Management … Continue reading

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DIY college tips for survival kits for dorm rooms and car

Some college students like to wing it from the seat of their pants, while others like to be prepared for any contingency. Here are some ideas for do-it-yourself survival kits for your college dorms, car or trip away from home. … Continue reading

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Homemade skin care for college students: Natural remedies, home remedies for acne and other skin conditions

Winter weather in the U.S. typically means cold, dry conditions that can aggravate your skin. You need homemade skin care, which include natural remedies for every skin condition. Here are just a few ideas that are easy and affordable to … Continue reading

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According to Amazon: Books to read before you die

The lists come out every year. Sometimes more than once. “100 books to read before you die.” “100 novels everyone should read.” They’re filled with classic books, or just good books—according to the list compilers. Sometimes they come out as … Continue reading

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