DIY ways to help the environment for college students

Think college students can’t do anything to help save the planet? Think again. In fact, when it comes to ways to help the environment, twenty-somethings have a lot of reasons to be focused on how to go green.

Be good to the environment now for long-term benefits. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Be good to the environment now for long-term benefits. (Credit: MemeCenter)

After all, you have a long life ahead of you, and it would be nice if you had a planet to live that life on. Read on for some handy DIY tips that all college students can try to help the environment. Continue reading

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From iPhone to Google: Tech trends for college students

The wait is over! The Apple iPhone 6 is out, and the buzz has hit the Internet with whether this device is far superior to its predecessorsor competitors.

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: bigger and better. (Credit: engadget.com)

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: bigger and better. (Credit: engadget.com)

Meanwhile, there’s an iOS 8 upgrade, the new iCloud drive is available on PC before Mac, Microsoft has purchased Minecraft, the Oculus Rift VR headset is hitting the news (if not the store shelves), and Google Plus is no longer a requirement for your Google account. Have you been keeping up with the latest tech trends? Continue reading

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Strike Debt challenges student loan debt crisis

It may seem like it’s been awhile since Occupy Wall Street took over town greens and camped out in front of businesses to protest the rising gap between the wealthy and the 99%.

The group Strike Debt takes on the issue of student loan debt. (Credit: Occupy.com)

The group Strike Debt takes on the issue of student loan debt. (Credit: Occupy.com)

But while the movement has largely disappeared from the headlines, a spin-off group known as Strike Debt, which previously purchased medical debt and forgave it, has continued to work on behalf of those who can’t afford the rising costs of their debt repayments. That includes recently graduated college students who are facing what many media outlets consider a student loan debt crisis. Continue reading

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News feeds for college students to know what’s happening in the world

Sure, you all know how to check your Twitter feeds and Facebook notifications, but do you tune in to the news and know what’s going on in the world?

A compilation of news feeds college students can follow. (Credit: Brandwatch)

A compilation of news feeds college students can follow. (Credit: Brandwatch)

Don’t live in a plastic bubble — learn how to keep yourself up to speed with these DIY tips from CengageBrain! Continue reading

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DIY tips for dealing with depression

Depression can have mental, as well as physical, symptoms. What are some signs of depression? A change of appetite or sleeping habits, turning away from activities that you once enjoyed or feeling tired and listless are all signs you may be suffering from depression.

A strong message to remember when experiencing depression. (Credit: Thoughts.com)

A strong message to remember when experiencing depression. (Credit: Thoughts.com)

If you think you might be dealing with depression there are some DIY tips that can help. According to WebMD, depression is treatable and most people, 80%, find that their depression gets better with medication, talk therapy, or both. Continue reading

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College students and faux pas — Things you need to know

No one is immune. We can at least take some consolation in that. Despite our best efforts, we have all fallen victim to some form of a faux pas—whether it is a fashion faux pas or a social faux pas, or some other kind of social blunder.

Beware of committing a social faux pas. (Credit: STUDY magazine)

Beware of committing a social faux pas. (Credit: STUDY magazine)

When it happens you can and will survive. But why not prepare by learning some things you need to know as college students, a little special insight into ways to avoid college-specific faux pas and emerge from your four years with your social rep unscathed. Continue reading

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Relieve acne in college for good student health

It’s a new school year with lots of new people to meet. For college students, putting your best face forward means cleaning up your face if you’re prone to acne. While primarily a genetic problem (yes, you can blame your parents!), acne can be controlled and treated so it is kept to a minimum.

Learn the best ways to control and treat acne. (Credit: QuickMeme.com)

Learn the best ways to control and treat acne. (Credit: QuickMeme.com)

It requires a bit of care and planning, but the results will be worth it. To enjoy your college life, as well as your social life, here are some lifehack college tips to improve your acne and overall student health. Continue reading

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How to survive a bad college roommate

You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind … we call it the roommate nightmares zone. So your roommate is a jerk. It happens, and it may seem like the end of the world: stuck in a small, confined space with a person that drives you absolutely insane.

Don't let a bad roommate ruin your college experience.

Don’t let a bad roommate ruin your college experience.

What do you do if you have a bad college roommate? How will you survive the horror with your stuff, and your mind, intact? Continue reading

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College tips for homesickness: Improve campus life

Many college students feel homesickness. We miss the comfortable and predictable lifestyle that made us feel safe at home and during high school.

If you experience homesickness, there are many ways to help you cope.

If you experience homesickness, there are many ways to help you cope.

Now everything is different, new and strange. Since good student health depends on working through being homesick, here are some college tips for a successful and happy campus life. Continue reading

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Last chance: Take $15 off your purchase of $150 at CengageBrain.com!

Procrastinating. Something college students know absolutely nothing about, right? Just kidding. I’ve been in your shoes before so I understand that sometimes you’d rather wait to prepare yourself for the new school year.

The good news is that you can still take advantage of great back-to-school deals for all of your college needs. CengageBrain.com is here to help make your transition into the fall semester a smooth one. Continue reading

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