Which DIY college survival kit do you need?

College freshmen are flocking to campuses across the country. But do you have all the laundry essentials and medical needs you may require? Probably not. Do you even know what they will need? Even more unlikely.

What would you include in your survival kit? (Credit: A Beautiful Exchange)

What would you include in your survival kit? (Credit: A Beautiful Exchange)

Most returning students, such as yourself, probably could benefit from a refresher on the indispensable items that can make or break you the next time you have a cold, a stain or while you are simply trying to adapt to dorm life. Never fear. I’ve got the goods on which DIY college survival kit is right for you. Read more

Low carb vs. low fat—what’s the healthiest diet?

With 68.5 percent of American adults overweight or obese as of 2011-2012 The State of Obesity report, a healthy diet is high on most American’s list of to do’s. Most of us want to know what is the healthiest diet, and often a low carb diet tops the list. But a recent study indicates that low fat may be where it’s at.

Decide which diet works best for good health. (Credit: Lazycup.com)

Decide which diet works best for good health. (Credit: Lazycup.com)

Face it, changing your eating habits is hard (trust me, I’ve tried), but it can be well worth the effort in terms of your long-term well being, and in terms of combating the obesity epidemic one person at a time. Read more

College = FREEDOM!!

Once you’re in college you’re free! Free to stay up till the break of dawn and experience new things! With freedom can come the unwanted. An extra 15 lbs., credit card debt or academic probation. But how can you enjoy the freedom without the negatives?

I have compiled five helpful CengageBrain articles to help you stay free of freedom’s negative consequences. To view the full article, click on the article title. Read more

A guide to an amazing college experience

As a senior who’s graduating this year, I’ve begun to reflect on my college experience. Looking back at it all, I don’t regret anything. Everything that happened has taught me something. It has allowed me to become the person I am. Even though I don’t regret anything, I wish I didn’t always have to learn the hard way.

I’d like to save you from making the same mistakes I did. Below is a list of everything I wish I knew coming into freshman year: Read more

Are you a part of the recent sunburn art social media trend? (Please say no)

If you have ever seen There’s Something About Mary, you know why worshipping the shiny orb in the sky isn’t the best idea. Not only can sunburn prevention ward off skin cancer in your future, but it also can keep you looking younger, longer. I’ve always said, if pale is good enough for Madonna, it’s good enough for me.

Getting a sunburn on purpose? Not worth it. (Credit: Pinterest)

Getting a sunburn on purpose? Not worth it. (Credit: Pinterest)

A recent social media trend of creating so-called “sunburn art” on your body by deliberately allowing your skin to get burnt in patterns indicates that many of us need a reminder of how dangerous too much sun can be. Read more

What college students should know about e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes or e-cigs, simulate the act of smoking tobacco by producing a flavored vapor that has the look and feel of tobacco smoke. Many college students and adolescents are choosing e-cigarettes thinking that they are safer than tobacco. But that is not the case.

There are many facts you should know about e-cigarettes. (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

There are many facts you should know about e-cigarettes. (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

As a nicotine delivery system, e-cigarettes have fewer toxic chemicals than burning tobacco, but there are still e-cig health risks. Here is some stuff you should know about e-cigarettes. Read more

The 5 best workout routines that won’t break the bank

Even though I’m not a college student anymore, I still completely know what it’s like to be on a budget (I still am!) However, I still think it’s important to take care of myself and workout. And if you’re anything like me, you’re thinking “Yes, I want to be active and in shape, but how can I do it without paying an arm and a leg?”

It's possible to workout without spending too much. (Credit: The IVA People)

It’s possible to workout without spending too much. (Credit: The IVA People)

Well, I have some ideas for you. Time to share 5 of the best workout routines that are effective, yet inexpensive. Read more

Health news on campus—What’s affecting today’s college students

No two ways about it, getting sick sucks. But for today’s college students, the top health issues aren’t always colds and flus. In fact, on campus many are feeling anxious.

Learn more about health news related to college students. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Learn more about health news related to college students. (Credit: Thinkstock)

As a result, anxiety has overtaken depression as the biggest concern for college students according to the latest health news. Read more

Ideas for your summer break hair care routine

Summer break means lots of fun in the sun, swimming and other outdoor activities. But wind, sun and chlorine in swimming pools can really damage your hair. One solution is to just cut it short and forget about it.

Proper summer hair care will leave your locks perfect. (Credit: The Little Hair Guide)

Proper summer hair care will leave your locks perfect. (Credit: The Little Hair Guide)

But if you’re like me and like longer hair styles, you need a hair care routine to help you maintain healthy hair all summer long. Here are a few tips and ideas on how to take care of your hair this summer. Read more

How college students can deal with chronic depression

Even though you’re young and have your whole life ahead of you, it’s still common for college students to suffer from mild depression. It’s usually nothing to get too worried about. But when your levels of depression deepen and a few incidents turn into chronic depression, then it’s time to consider that you might have a mood disorder.

Learn how you can combat chronic depression. (Credit: Her.ie)

Learn how you can combat chronic depression. (Credit: Her.ie)

Without help, depression can turn into a serious problem. There is a lot that you can do to deal with depression and live the life that you want. Here are a few life hacks to help you conquer depression. Read more