Is the nicotine in e-cigarettes a health threat?

More and more health groups are speaking out against e-cigarettes, saying they are not safe and pose a health threat. While they might not be as harmful as traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes do still contain nicotine and a high concentration of the known carcinogen formaldehyde.

California declares e-cigarettes a health threat. (Credit: Associated Press)

California declares e-cigarettes a health threat. (Credit: Associated Press)

From the California Department of Public Health to the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research, a growing chorus is saying that e-cigarettes need to be regulated like tobacco. Read more

Internships and other ideas to help you choose the right career path

What’s your college major? Fellow college students and others who want to get acquainted with you will want to know. By the way, you need to know, too! It helps when choosing courses. The best career path for you may be one that you haven’t considered.

Defining your career path in college can be difficult. (Credit: Career Services)

Defining your career path in college can be difficult. (Credit: Career Services)

A visit to your campus career center is a good start. Also knowing how to get an internship will help you to check out the best careers from the field of possibilities. Let’s take a look at how you can “try on” different careers before you make a commitment and spend years of studying. Read more

Be prepared: A degree planner tracks academic progress

With the new semester starting, now is a great time to take stock of your progress toward your degree. College students should learn how to use a Degree Planner to calculate the courses you still need to take so you can graduate on time.

An example of a degree planner. (Credit: rosi.utoronto.ca)

An example of a degree planner. (Credit: rosi.utoronto.ca)

A Degree Planner helps you track your academic progress, calculate your college GPA standing, and be prepared for degree and course requirements before graduation. Here are some college tips for finding and using a Degree Planner. Read more

DIY study guide to help you ace your midterm exams

It’s about that time of the semester where you should consider making a study guide for your upcoming midterm exams. With the help of CengageBrain and some handy tips, you can be confident when you hit the books with a DIY study guide.

Create a DIY study guide to help ace your exams. (Credit: YouTube)

Create a DIY study guide to help ace your exams. (Credit: YouTube)

Share these helpful hints with your classmates and ace those exams! Read more

Life hacks for how to sit less and move more

Ever think about how much time you spend sitting down every day? Well more and more research is showing that regardless of how much you exercise, sitting too much can be very bad for your long-term health.

Sit less for better health. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Sit less for better health. (Credit: MemeCenter)

So what are some life hacks to help college students move more and sit less? Read on for basic how to tips to keep you moving toward a healthier future. Read more

5 common myths about college academics debunked

Too many myths about academics hinder college students from performing academically and improving their college GPA.

There are many myths about the life of a college student. (Credit: Jay Mathews, Washington Post)

There are many myths about the life of a college student. (Credit: Jay Mathews, Washington Post)

Here are some common myths debunked so you can be prepared for your final exam and term paper and perform well in school. Read more

Meet the 2014 Tillman Military Scholars

In recognition of service, leadership and academic excellence, the Pat Tillman Foundation is proud to announce 58 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses as their 2014 Tillman Military Scholars.

2014 Tillman Military Scholars. (Credit: pattillmanfoundation.org)

2014 Tillman Military Scholars. (Credit: pattillmanfoundation.org)

The recent class will receive over $1.4 million in scholarships to pursue their higher education dreams. They will also continue to service in their fields, including medicine, law, business, government, education, technology and the arts. Read more

DIY basic car maintenance for college students

You love your car. You need your car. But do you ever think about how to take care of your care? DIY knowledge of car maintenance is something everyone, including college students, should have some knowledge of.

Everyone should know some basic car maintenance tips. (Credit: Thumbpress)

Everyone should know some basic car maintenance tips. (Credit: Thumbpress)

What basic car maintenance do you need to know to keep your wheels up and running? Read on to find out. Read more

Learn how you can start a campaign with charity: water

Did you know that there are 748 million people worldwide who are without clean water? As hard as that number is to imagine, just look at it this way: one in nine people on the planet don’t have access to the most basic of human needs. Thankfully charity: water exists and is looking to decrease that number, and they need your help.

Learn more about how you can help charity: water. (Credit: charitywater.org)

Learn more about how you can help charity: water. (Credit: charitywater.org)

Learn more here about how you can raise money for clean water. Read more

Why aren’t more women college students aiming for STEM careers?

A blond, female MIT engineering student was recently featured in a story where she discussed people’s reactions to her major. Most expressed disbelief that she is studying engineering. These reactions may reveal why there aren’t more women in engineering, or math careers. STEM careers include those in science, technology, engineering and math.

Learn more about why women should pursue a STEM career. (Credit: reddit.com)

Learn more about why women should pursue a STEM career. (Credit: reddit.com)

If you love math and science, don’t let your fears or the prejudices of others keep you from the career of your dreams. There is plenty of inspiration to be found for aspiring women in STEM. Read more