Owning a pet, especially a dog, is one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have. And it can be one of the most expensive. Pet care can include costs for special food, shots, grooming and other medical issues. But you can save money with home remedies for fleas and other DIY ideas.
Provide your pet with a little TLC to show him how much you care. (Credit: Quick Meme)
Our animal friends are always there for us. They deserve the best care that we can give. Here are a few ideas on how you can care for man’s best friend even if you’re on a college budget. Continue reading
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)
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. Continue reading
You may not know who I am, but one thing you should know about me is that I was extremely shy during high school. I was afraid of what people might think of me if I spoke up with my opinion, and also that I would say or ask something stupid. You might be thinking “but there’s no such thing as a stupid question,” and you’d be right. I just didn’t have the highest level of confidence to believe that.
Having confidence to speak publicly is a strong leadership skill. (Credit: SCEI.vic.edu)
However, as I started college I realized I was never going to move forward in a career unless I became more vocal and more confident in delegating tasks, so I did something about it. Now I am going to share some of the ways for you to develop great leadership skills. Continue reading
There are many organic products now available at local grocers that weren’t available a few years ago. And there are many people pushing the “all organic diet” and passing judgment on those of us who can’t afford these expensive products.
Despite being on a strict budget, it is possible to eat healthy as a college student. (Credit: Quick Meme)
Curious about how to eat healthy on a college budget? Read on for this week’s college life hacks about healthy eating. Continue reading
The prospect of heading to college in the fall as a freshman is scary enough, but if you can prepare yourself just a little bit for what you’re getting yourself into, you’ll be much more relaxed. Read on to find out some things you need to know about college life!
A description of how college life is portrayed by different parties. (Credit: College Candy)
You’ve likely heard of FAFSA, but have you filled out your application? Continue reading
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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)
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. Continue reading
On June 9, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order that will make it easier for millions of young borrowers to repay their federal direct student loans.
The Pay As You Earn plan will help relieve student loan payers. (Credit: Deviant Art)
With average student loan debt hovering around $30,000 per student and total student loan debt outpacing total credit card debt, borrowers will welcome the new ‘Pay As You Earn’ repayment program. Under the program loan, payments change based on your income and family size. Continue reading
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Cleaning college dorms is one of the least favorite chores for college students. You get flashbacks of your mom yelling, “Clean your room!” But cleaning dorm rooms can be really quick and easy if you have the right plan and know what to clean.
With a little effort, you can make your room go from unsanitary to clean. (Credit: Fuel Brand)
Dusting and vacuuming are only the beginning. I’ll share some college dorm room ideas for keeping out bugs and cleaning mildew and offer some do-it-yourself college tips you might not have thought of to keep your room germ-free and smelling fresh. Continue reading
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Every four years it happens and almost the entire world stops to watch (except maybe sports fans in the U.S). No not the Olympics, the World Cup. The 2014 World Cup soccer matches are being held in Brazil this year.
Hysteria over the 2014 World Cup has begun. (Credit: quickmeme)
Despite the ongoing FIFA controversy about how the games are run and awarded, an estimated 12.6 million people will be watching. If you are new to the games, here’s some information to get you up to speed. Continue reading
You graduated college. Yeah! You need a job. Oh. How do you start, how do you get your foot in the door, how can you write a killer resume and cover letter?
Learn about the ways to help yourself stand out when applying for a job. (Credit: Bloomberg)
The job market is still tough, you’re competing with lots of other college students, and you don’t have a whole lot of experience yet. You need some lifehack advice! Here are some job and resume tips for recent college graduates. Continue reading
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