How to use your coffee maker to cook food in your dorm

Dorm life often calls for a quick meal or snack at odd hours. What can you do when it’s too late or you’re too broke to call for take-out? Cooking your own food is the answer. As a college student, you know how to get creative with time management and meeting deadlines.

There are so many foods you had no idea you could cook in your coffee maker. (Credit: Cole Saladino)

There are so many foods you had no idea you could cook in your coffee maker. (Credit: Cole Saladino)

Now I’m here to tell you that knowing how to cook with a drip coffee maker will turn out to be another one of your favorite life hacks. Read more

How to have the best Friendsgiving ever

If your plans to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with your family this year just haven’t worked out (or maybe you didn’t want them to work out?), then you might be contemplating a Friendsgiving.

Throw yourself an epic Friendsgiving. (Credit: somecards)

Throw yourself an epic Friendsgiving. (Credit: somecards)

Here’s how to make a Thanksgiving dinner in your dorm room that will truly celebrate the kickoff of the holiday season. Read more

Ideas for a vegetarian diet on college campus

College students can easily maintain a vegetarian diet on college campus and in dorm rooms. It’s not as difficult as you might think. Here are some ideas for finding, making and enjoying vegetarian food in and around campus.

Is a vegetarian diet right for you? (Credit: Changing Habits)

Is a vegetarian diet right for you? (Credit: Changing Habits)

Why people become vegetarian would take up a whole other blog post, but for now, if you already are vegetarian or are considering becoming one, don’t let being in college hinder you. Read more

Freshman 15 — Is it an urban myth?

I always hear about it in college, but we never discuss it. Maybe we think if we don’t say it out loud it won’t happen to us. And what is it? The dreaded “freshman 15.” It seems that sudden weight gain you can’t quite shake has always been there.

Do you think the freshman 15 is an urban myth? (Credit: Tony Champagne, The Times-Picayune)

Do you think the freshman 15 is an urban myth? (Credit: Tony Champagne, The Times-Picayune)

But believe it or not, the freshman 15 turns out to be an urban myth, according to new research out of Ohio State University. Read more

Low carb vs. low fat—what’s the healthiest diet?

With 68.5 percent of American adults overweight or obese as of 2011-2012 The State of Obesity report, a healthy diet is high on most American’s list of to do’s. Most of us want to know what is the healthiest diet, and often a low carb diet tops the list. But a recent study indicates that low fat may be where it’s at.

Decide which diet works best for good health. (Credit: Lazycup.com)

Decide which diet works best for good health. (Credit: Lazycup.com)

Face it, changing your eating habits is hard (trust me, I’ve tried), but it can be well worth the effort in terms of your long-term well being, and in terms of combating the obesity epidemic one person at a time. Read more

College = FREEDOM!!

Once you’re in college you’re free! Free to stay up till the break of dawn and experience new things! With freedom can come the unwanted. An extra 15 lbs., credit card debt or academic probation. But how can you enjoy the freedom without the negatives?

I have compiled five helpful CengageBrain articles to help you stay free of freedom’s negative consequences. To view the full article, click on the article title. Read more

10 awesome 4th of July party food ideas

Whether you’ll be hanging with friends or family for the 4th of July, there’s bound to be lots of delicious foods to munch on. You might be thinking “Oh, I can’t cook to save my life” – that’s why we’re here to help you!

What are some of your favorite 4th of July themed foods? (Credit: Fun Cheap SF)

What are some of your favorite 4th of July themed foods? (Credit: Fun Cheap SF)

From beginner to advanced, there are lots and lots of fun 4th of July themed recipes you can impress the people around you with. Here we offer you 10 food ideas to make for your upcoming 4th of July party. Read more

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.”

Do you head straight to the fridge when you crave a snack? (Credit: Boldomatic.com)

Do you head straight to the fridge when you crave a snack? (Credit: Boldomatic.com)

And all you care about is that quick energy boost the vending machine provides. But it doesn’t have to be that way; you can create your own nibbles that will satisfy your cravings AND be good for you. Read more

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.

Yes, you can eat healthy and enjoy it too. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Yes, you can eat healthy and enjoy it too. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Common sense tells us there has to be a better way. Read on for some tips on eating healthy on a budget. Read more

Cheat sheet to eat healthier this holiday season

We are officially in the thick of the holiday season. Whether you went into Thanksgiving with a plan to eat healthier through the New Year, or you have decided along the way to watch those calories, we all know that it can be hard to resist the sweet treats that are everywhere this time of year.

Learn how to control your cravings over the holiday season. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Learn how to control your cravings over the holiday season. (Credit: QuickMeme)

College students, need a cheat sheet to help you take control of what you are consuming during any festivities? Read on for some advice. Read more