College students beat second semester blues

You’ve made it through your first semester final exams, hung out with friends and parents back home for the long holiday break – now it’s time to get back to college for the spring semester. Although the jitters and doubt about how you’ll handle your first semester of college are over, the second semester may also provide anxiety for college students who might feel they can’t keep up their concentration and good grades.

Good advice to help one get over those second semester blues. (Credit: College Magazine)

Good advice to help one get over those second semester blues. (Credit: College Magazine)

For freshman and upper classmen alike, the second semester offers a chance to improve academics and enhance your college life experience. Read more

DIY health and beauty tips for college students on a budget

Being a college student can be tough – you have a lot of expenses and not a lot of income. If you’re trying to save money, give these DIY health and beauty life hacks a try.

Create your own beauty products for good health. (Credit: Pinterest)

Create your own beauty products for good health. (Credit: Pinterest)

That way you’ll have money for life’s more important things, you know, like books. Read more

Headache cures—DIY home remedies and natural treatments

Whether it is the stress of too much time with the family, or too many late nights hanging with your friends at holiday events, the end of each year is a time when you are in need of some good DIY headache cures.

Our tips will help cure your headache in no time. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Our tips will help cure your headache in no time. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Read on for some home remedies and natural treatments that will have you back in the celebrating mode before you know it. Read more

Top 10 CengageBrain blog posts for 2014

Happy New Year! 2014 was full of a plethora of excellent and interesting blog posts for CengageBrain.

Take a look back at the year of 2014. (Credit: Time Out)

Take a look back at the year of 2014. (Credit: Time Out)

We thought we’d take a stroll down memory lane and tell you which of our blog posts were most popular for the year of 2014. Read more

Workout tips that protect achy joints for college students

A regular workout is an important part of good health. But often you pay a price in the form of achy joints, aches and pains and any number of joint problems. Running will keep the weight off from all of your holiday feasting, but it can be hard on the knee joints.

Check out our workout tips on how to help achy joints. (Credit: Memecrunch.com)

Check out our workout tips on how to help achy joints. (Credit: Memecrunch.com)

A good way to start is with a beginner workout routine that gradually builds up your strength while avoiding joint stiffness. Let’s look at some ideas to get you started. Read more

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

Body weight fitness for student health

From Thigh Master to Shake Weight to Zumba, exercise trends and gimmicks have been around for years. Each year fitness professionals (and marketing executives) predict what the next fitness trend will be. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conducted its annual fitness trend forecast based on survey responses from thousands of fitness professionals.

Body weight fitness is the next big trend in workouts for 2015. (Credit: Elaina Verhoff )

Body weight fitness is the next big trend in workouts for 2015. (Credit: Elaina Verhoff )

Top of the list for the official fitness trend for 2015 will be… body weight training. Read on to learn about body weight workouts for good student health in the new year. Read more

Abuse of prescription drugs on college campus

The nonmedical use of prescription drugs on college campuses is a growing problem. Many college students are using drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta in the belief that they improve academics.

The use of prescription drugs is a common issue with college students. (Credit: Bruins Public Health)

The use of prescription drugs is a common issue with college students. (Credit: Bruins Public Health)

In reality, many students who abuse prescription drugs perform poorly on tests and run the risk of dependency and even death. Here is some advice for addressing the problem and improving campus life. Read more

Stay warm the DIY way with these fun and easy crafts

Winter is here with a vengeance, and if you are fighting to stay warm, the time is right to get your DIY on with some fun and easy crafts.

You can stay warm this winter with easy DIY projects. (Credit: MemeCenter)

You can stay warm this winter with easy DIY projects. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Making your own stylish (and warm!) winter accessories is doable with the range of projects featured below. Read more

Easy travel hacks for college students

As the semester draws to a close, your mind naturally turns toward winter break and traveling home or other trips. With a little digging you can find easy travel hacks that will make your journey more enjoyable and less stressful.

Be prepared to travel with our best tips. (Credit: btitravel.com)

Be prepared to travel with our best tips. (Credit: btitravel.com)

With only a few weeks between semesters, it will take some planning and thought to ensure that your winter break is the best it can be. Let’s look at a few life hacks for winter travelers. Read more