Following a balanced diet during the holidays certainly helps prevent overeating. (Courtesy of Lifedics)
The holidays at year’s end are the most challenging time of the year for maintaining a balanced diet. But a few healthy eating tips can go a long way in helping you to make the right food choices. It could be mom’s home cooking or your own concoction whipped up on a hot plate in your dorm room. Whatever your challenge, it’s still possible to stay healthy while enjoying the festivities of the season.
Keep a balanced diet
Traditional American Thanksgiving fare is a mixture of the healthy with the dangerous. Squash and yams are chock full of vitamins and fiber. Continue reading
Your final exam is only one week away. You are still completely confused on how quantum physics works – as many are unless your name is Albert Einstein. You can’t sleep because you’re stressing out. And unless your professor is an insomniac, they are likely sleeping so it’s probably not a good time to call them for help. But you need help so what do you do?
Connect with a tutor
CengageBrain offers tutoring from experienced tutors at 24houranswers.com. Continue reading
Taking part in community events is one way to spend your time over Thanksgiving break.
So you’re stuck on campus during the three- to five-day Thanksgiving break. What to do? You could clean your dorm room or serve Thanksgiving dinner to international students. Or you could give back to your community by volunteering your time
– you’ll get that warm fuzzy feeling of helping someone less fortunate and gain a better perspective on your fellow man.
Volunteer to serve Thanksgiving dinner. This can be on campus or in your community. Many colleges host a Thanksgiving dinner for students who stay on campus during the holiday. Volunteer to serve food or clean up afterwards. Or the local church or community center in your town might serve dinner. See if you can volunteer there. Continue reading
Meningitis is common on college campuses due to crowded dorms and busy cafeteria settings. (Courtesy of Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Since March, Princeton University has seen seven cases of bacterial meningitis. What’s notable about the Princeton cases is that they are the rare strain B. Meningitis, which can arise in crowded dorm rooms on college campuses. Living and eating in close proximity, such as in college dorms, help spread the disease. Here is some information on meningitis, the risks for contracting it and tips for prevention. Also ask your student health center for information.
Causes and risks of meningitis
Meningitis, the inflammation of the membranes around your brain and spinal cord, is caused by a viral infection or a bacterial infection, the latter of which is the more serious form. Continue reading
What not to do during final exams. (Courtesy of Sneha Wadhwani)
Ever have that dream that you’re taking a test and you never studied for it? It’s a common occurrence of nervous test takers. Or what if you slept late, or went to your final exam in your pajamas? You know you have good study habits and have listened to all the study tips for college students. But what if the unexpected happens? Are you prepared? Here are some horror stories of final exams.
“The Dream” that you never studied for the test
A common dream for students is arriving on test day and realizing you never studied, never went to any classes or never even knew you were signed up for the course. Or, worse yet, that you arrived to class naked. Continue reading
Selfies were a lot harder to take back in 1900.
It may not have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, but the word “selfie” hit Oxford Dictionaries top word of the year spot for 2013. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a word or expression that has shown up with growing frequency in the media over the course of a year. The candidates don’t have to be included in the dictionary prior to their selection – though most show up at the OED’s online counterpart, OxfordDictionaries.com. Selected words come out of the Oxford Dictionaries New Monitor Corpus, a research project that collects 150 million English language words a month, using automated software to identify new and emerging words across the Internet. The awarded words – one selected for the U.S. and one for the U.K. – help give a snapshot of what users have been interested in for the year. (So, our language selfie this year is… selfie.) Continue reading
The transition from Fall to Winter can be difficult, especially with days being shorter.
Are you feeling S.A.D.? Seasonal affective disorder is a condition in which the lack of daylight makes you feel lethargic, moody and anxious. Now that the clocks have changed after Daylight Saving Time (note: it’s Saving not Savings), it’s getting dark earlier in the day. Treatment for S.A.D. includes light therapy, brightening up dorm rooms and getting exercise to make the most out of college life. If you’re experiencing the symptoms described below as the dark hours roll on, visit your student health department for extra help. Continue reading
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The Thanksgiving holiday is coming up soon. Classes get out, vacation week starts and everyone packs up to go home. But international students and those who live far away might not be able to travel home over the break. No fear. College life doesn’t end with the holiday. There are many ways to have a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner in the company of others: attend a campus sponsored dinner, visit a local family, cook dinner in your dorm rooms or make a restaurant reservation. Continue reading