Still need to get to spring cleaning? Follow these tips

Yeah, spring has been in full swing for a few weeks now but even so, it’s time to clean. It isn’t always fun but you do feel so much better when it’s done. Learning how to clean is just one more of those life hacks that you have to figure out on your own.

Now is the time to complete your spring cleaning tasks. (Credit: Daily Picdump)

Now is the time to complete your spring cleaning tasks. (Credit: Daily Picdump)

You won’t find a college course on how to clean. So let’s look at some tips and tricks to help you complete your spring cleaning tasks. Read more

Career advice for the college graduate

College students hear a lot of career advice after college graduation. My teachers said to work hard, my parents said to get a good job, my friends told me to follow my heart, and my commencement speaker advised all us new graduates to be true to ourselves.

There are many pieces of career advice you can follow to succeed. (Credit: QuickMeme)

There are many pieces of career advice you can follow to succeed. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Here is some more good advice for the recent college graduate. Read more

What should you do this summer break?

Trying to get a job during summer break? Want to be productive and gain experience that will help you after college? Still not sure what to do or what your employment options are?

Classes may be out, graduation may be over, but it’s not too late to make something of your summer. Read more

So, you got the dreaded sunburn — here’s how to take care of your skin

Sun, sun, sun! It’s been a long, cold, dark winter, and you are ready for some fun in the sun. But before you plop into that lawn chair and lather on the baby oil, take a minute to think about summer skin care. Taking care of your skin is important for a lot of reasons—after all who wants to deal with a sunburn, skin cancer OR look 10 years older than you really are?

Find out how to avoid a sunburn this summer. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Find out how to avoid a sunburn this summer. (Credit: QuickMeme)

It doesn’t mean you have to hide inside all summer though. And should you overindulge, you will want some DIY home remedies that offer some sunburn relief. Read more

Enter Cengage Learning’s “Instructor for a Day” Video Contest!

Is it your dream to one day become an instructor? Do you ever wonder what life is like for the instructors you learn from? If so, now is your chance to reverse roles with them! This opportunity gives you a chance to make your dreams come true, along with a $1,000 grand prize scholarship, with Cengage Learning’s “Instructor for a Day” video contest.

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Through the contest, we are asking you (the students!) to submit a short video that answers the question, “How would you engage students?” if you were the instructor for a day.

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6 tips to prepare for your college graduation ceremony

I joined many college students in looking forward to my college graduation ceremony. Much of the pomp and circumstance, the cap, tassel and gown, are age-old traditions. For one, commencement (which means “to begin”) is traditionally the end of your academic life and the beginning of your career life.

Are you looking forward to your college graduation? (Credit: iStock photo)

Are you looking forward to your college graduation? (Credit: iStock photo)

Here are some practical lifehack tips and etiquette for participating in and enjoying your graduation ceremony. Read more

Are you willing to go makeup free?

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Amy Schumer sparked a challenge that went viral with her spoof of a One Direction rock video titled, “Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup.” Schumer’s comedy show, Inside Amy Schumer, tickled funny bones and hit a nerve with a comic parody of what happens when a pretty girl removes her makeup.

Consider trying the no makeup challenge. (Credit: flickr.com)

Consider trying the no makeup challenge. (Credit: flickr.com)

We like to say that real beauty is on the inside but makeup trends rarely celebrate a makeup-free look. After Schumer’s skit aired, Twitter was flooded with postings of women, including celebrities, without makeup. Are you brave enough to go without your makeup? Read more

What you need to know about campus sexual assault

Campus sexual assault has been getting a lot of attention lately. Most rape statistics say that one in five females on campus will be assaulted sexually at some point during their college years. But the subject is not without controversy—from how accurate the numbers are, to how colleges are dealing with the problem.

Sexual assault on college campuses is more common than you think. (Credit: Old Gold & Black)

Sexual assault on college campuses is more common than you think. (Credit: Old Gold & Black)

Read on for the things you need to know about campus sexual assault. Read more

Life hacks for planning what to do after graduation

For thousands of college students, graduation is just a few weeks away. College graduation is the beginning of your career, or grad school. I mean, it could go either way. Getting a master’s degree could help you to get a better job and higher earnings. And it has the added benefit of putting off getting a job for at least two more years.

What are your plans after graduation? (Credit: makeameme.org)

What are your plans after graduation? (Credit: makeameme.org)

But more schooling means more debt, too. There could be other possibilities that don’t involve school. Let’s look at some life hacks to help you figure out what to do after graduation. Read more

6 public speaking tips for college students

Everyone has a fear of public speaking. I was so nervous when I had to speak in college. But public speaking and debate are great skills to learn not just for college classes but for your career and life in general.

Improve your public speaking skills with our tips. (Credit: Tom Noonan)

Improve your public speaking skills with our tips. (Credit: Tom Noonan)

Here are some debate and public speaking tips for college students. Read more