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Okay everybody, listen up. Depending on when your spring break 2013 falls, you only have a few weeks left to get your body swimsuit ready — and this year you can do it without the fad diets. No eating cabbage soup or starving yourself with the three-day diet. Instead, check out some of these tips and find out how to get in shape before you hit the beach this spring.
Exercise is important
It can cost a lot of money to get in shape, and most college students are on a strict budget. Continue reading
Celebrate March Madness with a March Madness bracket app, basketball cookies, and the NCAA YouTube channel
March Madness begins on March 19 for its 75th Anniversary season. To celebrate, the NCAA has launched a YouTube channel, featuring clips from games over the years. If you’re an avid college basketball follower — or just have the desire to keep up with conversation in the dorm — it may be time to start thinking about how you’ll follow the games. Will you manage your fantasy season with a March Madness bracket app? Make basketball cookies? Or look into the history of men’s college basketball to honor those great moments of the sport? Here are ways to do all three and really be in the know!
Predict the winners
March Madness, for those unfamiliar with the term, is the college basketball season, featuring 68 teams in a single-elimination tournament. Continue reading
Thank your professor by nominating them for America’s Top TA 2013 — The national challenge by CengageBrain
Does your favorite TA get the recognition he or she deserves? College students now have the chance to thank the TA (teaching assistant) who has had the biggest impact on their education through America’s Top TA competition by CengageBrain.
Shoot and Score a Chance at $500
Are you the ultimate college basketball fan? Do you find March Madness less of a catchy tag-line for a college basketball tournament and more of a lifestyle commitment? Does your pre-game prep include your lucky jersey, face paint, and hair dye?
Then you are EXACTLY who we’re looking for!
Enter the CengageBrain March Madness “Shoot and Score” Photo Contest by uploading a photo of you in your most enthusiastic and outrageous fan get-up for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card! Continue reading
One of the things I was looking forward to most in college was studying abroad. I had heard about it in high school and knew that if I spent a little extra time working, applied for scholarships and took out a few extra loans, I’d too, be able to travel to a new country to study. It really is one of the great things about college. Here are some top study abroad destinations, some destinations to avoid and also some tips on what not to do while abroad. Continue reading
“Ah spring…a time of year when young men’s [and women’s] fancy lightly turns to thoughts of”…basketball? With apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, for many the month of March doesn’t mean spring, or flowers or even thoughts of love. March is simply time for March Madness, when 68 college basketball teams vie to win the distinction of NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Champion. But even college basketball has been bitten by the technology bug, with a March Madness bracket app being the latest among hot technology trends to hit in 2013. Of course there are many other apps, new and old, that can actually help you study, too, so read on for the latest in fun and learning, online-style. Continue reading
Ahhh…the open road. There is nothing quite like jumping in the car with your best buds—and spring break 2013 might be the perfect time to do it. However, before you take off, there are a few road trip tips to consider. First, keep in mind that you are all traveling together…for a number of days…in the same vehicle…with no way to leave. Second, be sure that you have everything (and everyone) you need for the trip before you depart. And third, avoid the following road trip mistakes at all cost. Trust me! Drum roll, please! Here are the ten ways to guarantee that your cross-country road trip will be an utter disaster: Continue reading
It can be challenging to get a decent meal when you’re living in a dorm. With a few staple gadgets and ingredients anyone can be an iron chef and improve dorm life. Follow these great tips to get you started! Just, please, check with your campus’ regulations for dorm room appliances before you go spending that IRS refund check.
First things first
You’ll need to have the right equipment on hand before you begin cooking. Most likely you don’t have a ton of space in your dorm room, so here are a few space-saving appliances that allow more bang for your buck.
- Nostalgia Electrics Egg and Muffin Toaster, $39.99: Allows you to not only toast a bagel but cook an egg and a sausage patty at the same time.
- Sunbeam Hot Shot Hot Water Dispenser and Bowl, $19.99: Up to 16 ounces of hot water can be heated in under two minutes and can be used for your favorite instant soup, hot tea, or oatmeal. Continue reading
Your college spring break 2013 is just around the corner! Yay! By now, you have probably already decided where you want to go and how you want to get there — road trips, anyone? — but have you even started to think about what you’re going to take? Probably not! You’re still too busy cramming for that History of Art exam. Well, no worries. We are here to help. Instead of throwing everything into your bag at the last minute, take the time to jot down a few of these tips. Better yet, print out the page and use it as a checklist! Continue reading