Checklist for final exams — study tips for college students

Final exams are just around the corner, a time all college students live in fear of. Whether this is your first experience with finals or your 500th, there are some test preparation steps you can take, and some study tips you should know, that will help you be better prepared.

Our study tips will keep you from praying for an A in your finals. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Our study tips will keep you from praying for an A in your finals. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Time to get your study on! Read more

DIY handmade holiday ornaments for college students

It may be a bit early to be thinking about Christmas. But if you’re on a budget then you can save lots of money by starting early with things to make for Thanksgiving and homemade Christmas ornaments. DIY crafts can be a great way to create unique decorations and presents for Christmas and other holidays.

Create your own handmade ornaments for the holiday season. (Credit: Michael Minars)

Create your own handmade ornaments for the holiday season. (Credit: Michael Minars)

Take for example what you can do with homemade cinnamon ornaments. They are pretty and smell good too. Here are more DIY ideas for your holiday ornaments. Read more

How to survive Thanksgiving break at home

Enjoying your freedom at college? Hanging with friends, no parents in sight—it’s a pretty good gig. Despite all that autonomy, you are probably looking forward to Thanksgiving break at home.

Some college students have mixed feelings about going home for Thanksgiving. (Credit: Imgur)

Some college students have mixed feelings about going home for Thanksgiving. (Credit: Imgur)

But ask any college student with a couple of semesters under his/her belt and they will tell you that being home for the holidays isn’t always what you were expecting. You can learn how to survive, however, with some tips for college students who have been there before you. Read more

Winterize your car for cold weather

If you haven’t already experienced cold weather in your part of the world, it will be coming soon. Preparing your vehicle and knowing some winter weather driving tips are both college life hacks to master sooner, rather than later.

Preparing your car for the winter season is very important. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Preparing your car for the winter season is very important. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Even if you have already experienced some of Old Man Winter’s efforts, it is always good to take a moment to winterize your car. Read more

College students and flu season—How to avoid getting sick

If you are like most college students, you are spending your days worrying about exams and papers, dreaming of heading home for the holidays, and sleeping. You are not thinking about flu season. But you should be.

Avoid the flu this winter with our tips. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Avoid the flu this winter with our tips. (Credit: MemeCenter)

How to avoid getting sick and learning how to stay healthy this winter can go a long way toward making sure those exams go well, enjoying your break at home, and, of course, the continuation of all that great sleep. Read more

10 study strategies to ace your final exams

For your midterm exam or final exam, you need effective techniques to tackle the material. More than just reading over the notes you took in class, you need study guides that encompass the work you did the entire semester and that organize the material you might find on your final exams.

Follow our study tips when preparing for final exams. (Credit: memejelly.com)

Follow our study tips when preparing for final exams. (Credit: memejelly.com)

Here are 10 college tips for study strategies to improve academics. Read more

How to keep weight off this Thanksgiving break

How to stay healthy with Thanksgiving break and the holidays soon to be upon us? That is a question many are starting to ask themselves.

Eating smaller portions will help you avoid weight gain. (Credit: Cheezburger)

Eating smaller portions will help you avoid weight gain. (Credit: Cheezburger)

Even college students may be worried about how to keep weight off with bowls of mashed potatoes and plates of pumpkin pie in their future. You can enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner and a whole host of holiday food if you come prepared. Read more

8 college tips for roommate etiquette

Successfully living with your roommate in a dorm room is a rite of passage for many college students. This is a good time to learn responsibility, respect, conflict resolution, compromise, cleaning, effective communication…and especially roommate etiquette.

Proper roommate etiquette is important in college. (Credit: Everyone Has A Story)

Proper roommate etiquette is important in college. (Credit: Everyone Has A Story)

A stress-free dorm life leads to student success. Here are some college tips for roommate etiquette in college dorms. Read more

DIY Friendsgiving dinner: Start a new tradition!

You have a little over three weeks left until Thanksgiving break, and then it’ll be crunch time until finals, so why not spend a little time with your best buds and plan a Friendsgiving dinner?

Throw a Friendsgiving bash with your closest college friends. (Credit: NBC)

Throw a Friendsgiving bash with your closest college friends. (Credit: NBC)

There’s not much more relaxing than cooking a delicious meal and playing games with your BFFs before the busy season begins. Here are some tips to get you started on your own DIY Thanksgiving celebration! Read more

What you should know about Apple Pay

Apple Pay, the contactless payment system that runs on your iPhone 6, debuted on October 20, 2014. Now, barely a month old, the electronic payment system faces a challenge from a newcomer that won’t be available until spring 2015. What started this battle of payment methods is an attempt by retailers to avoid paying the processing fees for credit card transactions.

Apple Pay is a push into mobile payments. (Credit: Apple)

Apple Pay is a push into mobile payments. (Credit: Apple)

By most accounts, Apple Pay, which uses near field communication, is the superior system. That hasn’t stopped some retailers from blocking Apple Pay from its customer payment options. Read more