Low risk of ebola virus for college students says CDC

Going to college means learning all kinds of new things and meeting people from all over the world. You can meet and get to know college students from such exotic areas of the world as Europe, Asia and Africa.

The CDC has reported college students are at low risk for the ebola virus. (Credit: AP Graphics)

The CDC has reported college students are at low risk for the ebola virus. (Credit: AP Graphics)

But the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has lead to questions about the risk of exposure to the ebola virus from students who have come from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the actual risk of contracting the ebola virus is very low. Read more

Tricks to wake up in the morning to make your 8 a.m. class

Summer, that glorious season when you have no classes, the sun stays up late, and you have no reason to wake up early, has come to a close. Now that you’re back on campus, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee (even if it’s just from the cafeteria).

Tricking your brain to wake up early will benefit you long term. (Credit Geoffrey Koester)

Tricking your brain to wake up early will benefit you long term. (Credit Geoffrey Koester)

If you’re having trouble adjusting your sleep cycle to your fall schedule, you may need a life hack or two to “force quit” your old, bad habits, and get yourself out of bed in the morning. Here are some tips and tricks to wake up in the morning. Read more

First aid must haves for college students

One of the bad things about leaving home for college is that mom isn’t there any more to kiss your boo boos or provide first aid for you. Nope, big bad college students have to treat their own scrapes and cuts.

Simple first aid knowledge comes in handy for college students. (Credit: Meme Center)

Simple first aid knowledge comes in handy for college students. (Credit: Meme Center)

So what are the must have first aid tools that every dorm-bound individual needs? And are there any tips and tricks, aka life hacks, to spur on healing from the minor bumps and bruises, cuts and scrapes that happen in life? Read more

How to make your own makeup products

When your budget is tight, it’s time to make some changes in your spending habits. One way to save a few dollars is with DIY makeup ideas. Homemade beauty products can not only save money, they may be better for your skin because they don’t have harsh chemicals. And you can make as much as you need when you need it.

Supplies for mineral makeup. (Credit: Hairstyle Makeup)

Supplies for mineral makeup. (Credit: Hairstyle Makeup)

DIY cosmetics can include items like natural eye makeup and eye shadow. DIY lip gloss made from fruit juices is especially easy to whip up. Let’s take a look at a few DIY makeup ideas. 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

DIY fitness tips for college students

Let’s face it, with all of the easy do-it-yourself tips available, you have no excuse not to work out. It’s time to get in shape! Here are some easy DIY fitness tips that even the busiest of college students can fit into a packed schedule!

No matter how busy college students are, there's always time for fitness. (Credit: Carrot Bowl)

No matter how busy college students are, there’s always time for fitness. (Credit: Carrot Bowl)

Make a list

Finding a workout routine that is most fun to you will help you get — and stay — motivated about working out. What do you like to do? Read more

Want a tattoo? What you should know before you get one

If you like the idea of tattoos and you just love those tattoo colors, think again. On August 7, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration issued an FDA warning letter stating that not all tattoo ink is safe, and could cause skin infection.

The FDA's latest warning might make you think twice before getting a tattoo. (Credit: Kyra Bramble/Travelettes)

The FDA’s latest warning might make you think twice before getting a tattoo. (Credit: Kyra Bramble/Travelettes)

Tattooing may be popular now, but is it worth it to get a tattoo if it’s going make you sick? Here’s what you need to know about tattoo ink risks. Read more

6 tips to be prepared for college classes

“Be prepared!” is a motto not just for Boy Scouts — or the hyenas in The Lion King. A new school year is upon us, so how will you be prepared for class?

To achieve student success, being prepared is an important step. (Credit: Laughmoreabundant)

To achieve student success, being prepared is an important step. (Credit: Laughmoreabundant)

From study tips to dorm life to student health, here are six tips for college students to be prepared for college life and achieve student success. Read more

What you need to know about food allergies and campus food

Campus life is about many new experiences, and learning to prepare food and fend for yourself is a part of those experiences! If you’re part of the 75% of people who can’t digest dairy or you have gluten or soy food allergies, you need to know about campus food and your food allergies/sensitivities before your school year kicks off!

It's very important to tend to your food allergies. (Credit: cafemom.com)

It’s very important to tend to your food allergies. (Credit: cafemom.com)

What are “dairy allergies”?

There are many “hidden” dairy products in food that can make ordering in the dining hall and shopping in your campus’ convenience store a pain! Read more

How medical marijuana affects college students

Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana for adults. Meanwhile, Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use. The rules around cannabis are definitely changing in the United States.

The rules for medical marijuana on college campuses may differ from those of the state. (Credit: Trey Sanchez)

The rules for medical marijuana on college campuses may differ from those of the state. (Credit: Trey Sanchez)

Although the legalization of pot has been big news around the country, just because pot is legal in a state, for medical purposes or recreational, doesn’t make it legal on college campuses. What is the status of medical marijuana usage on college campuses then? Read more