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

How to make friends in college

College is a whole new world with a ton of new people! So it can be a little intimidating meeting people and trying to make friends. The thing to remember is that you are not alone! Everyone else is trying to make friends just like you!

But don’t worry, here are a few easy tips to help you get started: Read more

Improve first impressions based on new science

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. As clichés go, that one is right up there with my personal favorite: When you assume you make an ‘ass’ of ‘u’ and ‘me.’ But unfortunately first impressions are important, and how new people react to the nonverbal cues you give out can affect what they think of you in the long term.

Learn how you can improve first impressions. (Credit: i9 Sports)

Learn how you can improve first impressions. (Credit: i9 Sports)

There have always been life hacks that can improve how you are perceived when meeting someone, but new science has even more help to offer. Read more

The 8 friends you need in college

Once you start college you’ll quickly learn that your friends are your lifeline. They help you in every way whether it’s studying for an upcoming test or giving you great advice.

So here is a list of eight friends that you need in college to cover all the bases: 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

Summer drink ideas to help you keep cool

The heat of summer inspires some of the best summer drink recipes. Even if you’re working or taking classes during summer break, there will still be plenty of time for summer fun and finding ways to keep cool. Summer drinks don’t have to be alcoholic to refresh you.

A few refreshing summer drink ideas. (Credit: Tara Miller)

A few refreshing summer drink ideas. (Credit: Tara Miller)

In fact you’ll have more fun and be healthier if you keep your alcohol intake to a minimum. Let’s take a look at a few summer drink recipes that will give your summer break a splash of cool. Read more

5 tips on how to make new friends on college campus

College students often want to learn how to make new friends. The best places on college campus are usually the class room, dorm room or a sports team. But don’t limit yourself.

Make a few trusted friends in college. (Credit: College in your Community)

Make a few trusted friends in college. (Credit: College in your Community)

There are many other places and ways you can be making friends in college. Don’t be afraid to make friends with people from different backgrounds, cultures and world views. Here is some advice on how to make friends in college. Read more

Do-it-yourself gift ideas to fit your budget

Let’s face it; you’ve got a lot going on and not a lot of money coming in to pay for it all, right? Weddings, birthdays, graduation parties, Mother’s/Father’s Day, it’s all going to be coming up in the next 3 months and you’re going to need to plan ahead and set a budget to make the most of it and show your loved ones that you care.

Give a great gift without breaking the bank. (Credit: Suzy Ogé)

Give a great gift without breaking the bank. (Credit: Suzy Ogé)

Here are some do-it-yourself gift ideas that will be sure to fit your budget! Read more

Bad Christmas presents? Here’s what to do with them

If it hasn’t happened to you, consider yourself lucky and know that eventually you are going to be hit with some bad Christmas presents.

Learn how to best handle receiving bad presents. (Credit: MemeGenerator.net)

Learn how to best handle receiving bad presents. (Credit: MemeGenerator.net)

But figuring out how to be gracious when you unwrap a dud of a gift is one of the more important life hacks you will ever learn. Read on for what to do with those ugly holiday sweaters, bricks of fruitcake and other assorted scary presents. Read more

DIY ideas for a New Year’s Eve party on a budget

For some, there is no bigger event in the year than New Year’s Eve. No matter where you fall on the spectrum of love for the annual send-off, if you are thinking of throwing a party on a budget this year, you are going to need some DIY ideas.

Now is the time to decide on New Year's Eve plans. (Credit: Troll Meme)

Now is the time to decide on New Year’s Eve plans. (Credit: Troll Meme)

Never fear, college students — you can have a noteworthy bash to celebrate the passing of the old year without busting your budget. Read more