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

Colleges add gender neutral bathrooms

Many colleges and universities are adding gender neutral bathrooms  also known as “all-gender,” “unisex” or “all family” bathrooms — for their LGBT and straight college students. Often, a facility that decides to add a gender neutral bathroom only has to change the sign on the door of a single-stall restroom.

Over 150 college and universities have added gender neutral bathrooms. (Credit: NYU Local)

Over 150 college and universities have added gender neutral bathrooms. (Credit: NYU Local)

There are more than 150 colleges and universities with gender neutral bathrooms including New York University, Ohio University, University of Colorado and Kent State University. Schools post notices on where gender neutral bathrooms are located around the college campus. Read more

Medical marijuana and your college campus

One by one, states in the union are passing laws that support the usage of medical marijuana for people suffering debilitating medical conditions. Two states, Colorado, and now Washington, have even legalized the recreational usage of marijuana for adults aged 21 and older.

As more states approve of medical marijuana, it's time to learn if the law applies to you. (Credit: CNNMoney/Shutterstock)

As more states approve of medical marijuana, it’s time to learn if the law applies to you. (Credit: CNNMoney/Shutterstock)

However, because marijuana remains a Schedule 1 substance, your university (even in Colorado or Washington state) can ban possession of the drug on campus. Here’s what you need to know about medical marijuana and your college campus. Read more

DIY summer drinks and desserts for your next party

Summer break is about just that — taking a break to enjoy the warmer weather, the time off, and to spend time with friends and family.

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to throw a beach themed party. (Credit: Birthday Direct)

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to throw a beach themed party. (Credit: Birthday Direct)

If you’re having company, whether at a beach party, a backyard BBQ or just an on campus shindig, check out these DIY summer drinks and desserts that will please everyone! Read more

Believe it or not, back to school time is near

With Fourth of July in the rearview mirror, it is only a matter of time before you will be heading back to school. Although college students may feel like they just left the dorm and quad behind, summer’s over … almost.

Now is the time to start preparing yourself for the new school year. (Credit: Smosh)

Now is the time to start preparing yourself for the new school year. (Credit: Smosh)

You can make the transition from time off to hitting the books a bit easier with these back to school tips for college students. Read more

Have you been targeted by debit card fraud?

Exacerbating the student debt crisis is debit card fraud targeted to college students. A recent federal and Illinois state ruling fined a bank and its agent $4 million for fraudulent and deceptive practices.

Beware of being a target for fraud with your credit or debit cards. (Credit: Stephanie Groves)

Beware of being a target for fraud with your credit or debit cards. (Credit: Stephanie Groves)

There are about 900 debit card partnerships between colleges and financial firms that cover about 9 million students or 42 percent of students in the United States. Here are some ways to recognize and avoid debit card fraud for students on college campus. Read more

Top 10 summer life hacks

According to the Urban Dictionary, a life hack is “A tool or technique that makes some aspect of one’s life easier or more efficient.” Sign me up, right? And what better time than summer to make your life easier?

Summer is the perfect time to make life feel a whole lot easier. (Credit: Memes Landing)

Summer is the perfect time to make life feel a whole lot easier. (Credit: Memes Landing)

But if you have ever Googled life hack you know there is a lot of silly and just plain weird advice floating out there in the name of making your life easier. So forget the bagel carriers and get prepared for the top 10 summer life hacks. Read more

Summer music festival: What (not) to bring

It’s finally summer break and that means it’s time to start hitting the summer music festivals. So many to see and so little time! So what to bring? As any summer music festival veteran will tell you, it’s not packing light, but packing savvy that could make or break your experience.

Electrobeach Music Festival, 2013. (Credit: Ville de Barcarès)

Electrobeach Music Festival, 2013. (Credit: Ville de Barcarès)

So, before you get into your groove, follow these top tips for college students on what to bring and what to leave home to ensure a good time. Read more

Travel tips: Visit America’s oddities

For awesome vacation spots, the United States has the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the islands of Hawaii and the excitement of Las Vegas. It also has Manhattanhenge, the Mütter Museum, Winchester Mystery House and other oddities.

Travel to Manhattan and see the perfect sunset in New York. (Credit: Erica Starks Cannarozzi)

Travel to Manhattan and see the perfect sunset in New York. (Credit: Erica Starks Cannarozzi)

Summer vacation travel tips for college students can include some of America’s crazy destinations. Get the scoop here about what some of them are all about. Read more

Protect your skin with these DIY skin care recipes

If your summer is going the way you want, you are hitting the pool, heading to the beach or generally basking in the hot, hot rays of the sun. This is all great fun, but kind of hard on your skin.

Protect yourself from the sun's rays with some easy DIY skin care recipes. (Credit: Meme Generator)

Protect yourself from the sun’s rays with some easy DIY skin care recipes. (Credit: Meme Generator)

Summer skin care may not be the first thing you think of once classes are out and the temperatures start to inch up, but a little attention to your face (and all your skin) can go a long way to presenting your best face for the summer. Read on for some DIY skin care recipes to give your face and body a healthy, fresh look June through August and beyond. Read more