Category Archives: College parties

How you can throw the best BBQ ever

In “BBQ tips and tricks—How to plan a cookout,” Ginny Gaylor here at the CengageBrainiac blog wrote on May 20, 2013, all about how to plan your cookout. “Nothing says fun quite like firing up the grill,” she noted, before … Continue reading

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How to repair your reputation—online and in life

We all have things in our past that we aren’t proud of. And if you’re just returning from that wild spring break trip, it might not be a bad idea to see what’s been posted to your social media accounts. … Continue reading

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DIY party ideas for St. Patrick’s Day for college students

If you’re on a dry campus, you’ll have to forego the green beer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. Besides, don’t you think St. Patrick, that plucky saint who legendarily chased the snakes … 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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Spring break travel tips for college students—how to stay safe

Hitting the road with your best friends is a time-honored ritual, and spring break has quickly become the epitome of bonding for college students. But as important as the fun you plan to have is how to stay safe while … Continue reading

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Dorm life: College tips for non-alcoholic party ideas

Winter is cold and boring, and cabin-fever is making you crazy. Why not throw a party? Combine that with your New Year’s Resolution to improve your student health by cutting down on the drinking and you can throw a fabulous … Continue reading

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What to do New Year’s Eve—things to do and fun places to go

It is almost that time—when the ball will drop, the horns will blow and we will all welcome in a new year. Not sure how to make the most of the ultimate party night? If you are looking for what … Continue reading

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How to avoid holiday weight gain

Cookies and candies and cocoa … oh my! Nothing says the holidays like the extra five pounds of eggnog and peppermint chocolates that we pack on from Thanksgiving through the New Year. Want to not have to ask Santa for … Continue reading

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Successful gift giving: Avoid these top 10 worst Christmas gifts

It’s that time again. What to give Aunt Sally, Cousin Bob or your dorm roommate? They’re probably thinking exactly the same thing about you. College students are notoriously low on cash, but you shouldn’t succumb to silly or cliché gifts. … Continue reading

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Gift giving ideas and money saving tips for holiday shopping on a budget

With only a few weeks of shopping days to go, you may be running out of gift giving ideas that you can afford. If your shopping list is larger than your budget, then you could use some money saving tips. … Continue reading

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