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

DIY holiday party ideas for college students

The year-end holidays are a time to get together with old friends and new. It’s also a time to celebrate family ties and reconnect with those you love. But planning a holiday party can mean deciding among many possible cool party themes and facing the challenge of cooking on a budget.

Decorating idea for your next holiday party. (Credit: Best House Design)

Decorating idea for your next holiday party. (Credit: Best House Design)

Let’s look at some Christmas and New Year’s party ideas that you can accomplish easily. Read more

How to survive the winter where the air hurts your face

If you’re fortunate enough to live in one of the northern states, you know what is close by in your future. No, not holiday break, though that is coming, too; winter is coming, snow is coming – and lots of it!

Surviving the winter is never an easy feat. (Credit: LOL Zombie)

Surviving the winter is never an easy feat. (Credit: LOL Zombie)

If you don’t suffer from short-term memory loss, you remember last winter’s series of polar vortexes and record-breaking snowfall. You’ll want to make sure you’re more prepared this year, so here are some of our best tips on how to survive the winter! Read more

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.

Eating smaller portions will help you avoid weight gain. (Credit: Cheezburger)

Eating smaller portions will help you avoid weight gain. (Credit: Cheezburger)

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 and a whole host of holiday food if you come prepared. Read more

DIY Friendsgiving dinner: Start a new tradition!

You have a little over three weeks left until Thanksgiving break, and then it’ll be crunch time until finals, so why not spend a little time with your best buds and plan a Friendsgiving dinner?

Throw a Friendsgiving bash with your closest college friends. (Credit: NBC)

Throw a Friendsgiving bash with your closest college friends. (Credit: NBC)

There’s not much more relaxing than cooking a delicious meal and playing games with your BFFs before the busy season begins. Here are some tips to get you started on your own DIY Thanksgiving celebration! Read more