Is the nicotine in e-cigarettes a health threat?

More and more health groups are speaking out against e-cigarettes, saying they are not safe and pose a health threat. While they might not be as harmful as traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes do still contain nicotine and a high concentration of the known carcinogen formaldehyde.

California declares e-cigarettes a health threat. (Credit: Associated Press)

California declares e-cigarettes a health threat. (Credit: Associated Press)

From the California Department of Public Health to the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research, a growing chorus is saying that e-cigarettes need to be regulated like tobacco. Read more

Life hacks for how to sit less and move more

Ever think about how much time you spend sitting down every day? Well more and more research is showing that regardless of how much you exercise, sitting too much can be very bad for your long-term health.

Sit less for better health. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Sit less for better health. (Credit: MemeCenter)

So what are some life hacks to help college students move more and sit less? Read on for basic how to tips to keep you moving toward a healthier future. Read more

DIY ideas for how to keep New Year’s resolutions

Remember those New Year’s resolutions that you made all the way back at the start of the year? If you are like most people making a change and trying to stick to it, you know it isn’t the easiest task.

Finding excuses will not help with your New Year's resolutions. (Credit: Photobucket)

Finding excuses will not help with your New Year’s resolutions. (Credit: Photobucket)

However, if you are interested in how to keep going strong with your resolutions, here are some DIY ideas that you can use. Read more

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