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

8 college tips for roommate etiquette

Successfully living with your roommate in a dorm room is a rite of passage for many college students. This is a good time to learn responsibility, respect, conflict resolution, compromise, cleaning, effective communication…and especially roommate etiquette.

Proper roommate etiquette is important in college. (Credit: Everyone Has A Story)

Proper roommate etiquette is important in college. (Credit: Everyone Has A Story)

A stress-free dorm life leads to student success. Here are some college tips for roommate etiquette in college dorms. 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

What you should know about Apple Pay

Apple Pay, the contactless payment system that runs on your iPhone 6, debuted on October 20, 2014. Now, barely a month old, the electronic payment system faces a challenge from a newcomer that won’t be available until spring 2015. What started this battle of payment methods is an attempt by retailers to avoid paying the processing fees for credit card transactions.

Apple Pay is a push into mobile payments. (Credit: Apple)

Apple Pay is a push into mobile payments. (Credit: Apple)

By most accounts, Apple Pay, which uses near field communication, is the superior system. That hasn’t stopped some retailers from blocking Apple Pay from its customer payment options. Read more

Resume tips for college students

College students can write their own resume to jump start their career path. Writing an effective and influential resume is an important task since the purpose of a resume is to be invited for a job interview.

Follow our tips in creating an effective resume. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Follow our tips in creating an effective resume. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Some people opt to hire a professional resume writer, but if you know a few important rules, you can write it yourself. Here are some resume tips for college students. Read more

Creative writing tips to improve academics

No matter what your major is, it might be fun to take an Intro to Creative Writing course. In addition to studying literature and Expository Writing, learning how to write and think creatively can improve all aspects of academics.

Creative writing can greatly improve one's learning skills. (Credit: garyvarvel.com)

Creative writing can greatly improve one’s learning skills. (Credit: garyvarvel.com)

When you practice creative writing exercises, you are learning problem solving and discipline. Here are some creative writing tips and methods for writing fiction. Read more

Gamergate and the war on women in the video game industry

The war on women isn’t just happening on a political level. We are seeing more instances of women in the video game industry being subjected to cyber harassment consisting of death threats.

Gamergate is more common for women than you think. (Credit: fpsguru.com)

Gamergate is more common for women than you think. (Credit: fpsguru.com)

One feminist media critic cancelled a scheduled speech at Utah State University after the school received an email threatening the deadliest shooting in history. Known as “Gamergate,” this form of attack is becoming all too common for women bloggers, developers, media critics and gamers. 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

Delivering bad news: Life hacks for college students

Sooner or later it happens to all of us: delivering bad news. It may be how to tell your parents that you got a bad grade, or it may be something much worse. Regardless, it is important among life skills for college students.

Sharing bad news is never an easy task. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Sharing bad news is never an easy task. (Credit: QuickMeme)

That being said, it doesn’t mean that you have to make sharing your bad tidings any harder than necessary. There are some life hacks to make even this difficult task a little bit easier. Read more

Halloween history around the world

Why do we celebrate Halloween? Well, the candy may be one good reason. It might interest you to know that Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.

There's more to Halloween than just candy. (Credit: offerpop.com)

There’s more to Halloween than just candy. (Credit: offerpop.com)

But let’s look into just how did Halloween start. Halloween traditions don’t just center on candy. You can look back to ancient Ireland for the beginning of Halloween history. Traditional Halloween ideas like handing out treats actually began as a way to ward off spirits of the dead who were believed to roam free on hallows eve. Read more