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

Dorm life hygiene tips for good student health

Maybe you’re a slob or a neat freak, but the cramped living conditions of dorm life on a college campus make for a struggle to achieve disease-free cleanliness and good student hygiene.

Good hygiene includes doing laundry regularly. (Credit: Ryan McVay/Lifesize/Thinkstock)

Good hygiene includes doing laundry regularly. (Credit: Ryan McVay/Lifesize/Thinkstock)

Here are some hygiene tips for college students for personal appearance, dorm rooms and shared bathrooms. Read more

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.

Learn to properly adjust your food habits in college. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Learn to properly adjust your food habits in college. (Credit: MemeCenter)

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 the situation. Read on for some food-related survival tips. Read more

7 things college students DON’T need to bring to college

There are so many college tips for things a college freshman should bring when he or she leaves home, to have in their dorm rooms or to buy when they get there.

Be mindful about what you do and don't need to bring to college. (Credit: awnisALAN, Flickr Creative Commons)

Be mindful about what you do and don’t need to bring to college. (Credit: awnisALAN, Flickr Creative Commons)

You want to be prepared but you also want to enjoy campus life and not overdo it. To save money and to save space in your college dorms, here are seven things you don’t need. Read more

Keep off the freshman 15: Eat right on campus

The freshman 15. It’s an ominous way to refer to those extra pounds you pack on as you start your college career. But no one is immune to weight gain, and it can be a challenge to eat right on campus.

Good eating habits will help keep the freshman 15 away. (Credit: Daina S Winters)

Good eating habits will help keep the freshman 15 away. (Credit: Daina S Winters)

You canand should!exercise on campus, and you can check out tips from Ginny Gaylor in “DIY workout–how to start an exercise program” or Bessie Mazur in “DIY fitness tips for college students,” both on CengageBrain, to help you get started there. For DIY tips on healthy eating and keeping off the freshman 15, check out these hints, including the benefits of dark chocolate and some quick Greek yogurt nutrition facts. Read more

7 embarrassing signs you’re a college freshman

Ah, freshman year! The hassles of campus life, college dorms, coping with stress and the dreaded Freshman 15. This article will help college freshmen learn to recognize those embarrassing signs that you’re new to all this college stuff and offer tips to adjust to college life and achieve student success.

With a little help, you won't look like the typical college freshman. (Credit: Tessa Lighty, kykernel.com)

With a little help, you won’t look like the typical college freshman. (Credit: Tessa Lighty, kykernel.com)

1. You have way (WAY!) too much stuff

Don’t bring a U-Haul full of stuff for a small dorm room. Read more