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
Let’s face it. You’re a college student. You don’t have much spending money, and your bank accounts are dwindling. The idea of identity theft may never even cross your mind. Who would want to steal from you, anyway? Honestly, a large number of identity thieves. A July 2011 study showed that 34% of all identity theft victims were college students. The fact that one in seven of the thefts occurred by someone the victim knew is even more frightening. But, you don’t have to be worried or even scared. You just need to be smart. Here’s how.
Panama City Beach, Florida, during spring break
Sand, surf, and stunningly beautiful people in bathing suits. Yes, these three S’s could only mean one thing: it’s college spring break 2013! So, how do you plan to spend your time away from classes and all night cram sessions? Travel can be expensive, especially when your budget is scarce. But that doesn’t mean that you have to totally forgo vacation, sit in your dorm and only eat at the dining hall for the next week. In fact, there are a number of excellent options for spring breakers. From the best beach getaways to the off-the-beaten path locales, here is a list of places where you can enjoy your time off — regardless of your budget! Continue reading
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Alternative Spring Break Volunteers (Photo credit: vastateparksstaff)
Spring break is coming up fast, and if you’re looking for a way to have fun, give back to the world and beef up your resume, it’s time to start planning. If you want to meet new people and do something productive, maybe a service break or alternative spring break (ASB) could be just the break from routine you are looking for. A service break, or ASB, involves serving in one of a number of locations either in the US or abroad to help an underserved population. The time you spend helping others can be a transformational experience and education for both you and the people you are serving. Follow these tips on how to plan a service break and make a difference in the world. Continue reading
New York Jets Tailgate Lot 5A
Whether you’re watching the Super Bowl, school home games, or just partying in your dorm rooms, food and beverages are a part of the fun. Your Super Bowl party, tailgate party or friendly get-together in your college dorms can feature the snack staples of chips and dip as well as unique appetizers and fancy drinks. No matter where you party, remember to drink responsibly, and remember that it’s still a party even without alcohol!
Celebrate with unique appetizers
Inspired by the Super Bowl, you may now feel that every home game at your school is a chance to celebrate big. Continue reading
Cheesy anthropomorphic valentine, circa 1950–1960 … Hopefully, you can top this.
Let’s face it: Valentines Day is quickly approaching, and if you have a significant other, he or she will probably expect something. Instead of forking over your hard earned cash on roses that won’t last a week, consider these thoughtful, yet unique, creative Valentines Day gift ideas for her and for him. Unattached? Don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to have fun on this holiday that is all about the love.
What to give her?
Alright, listen up. If you have a girlfriend on February 14th, then you really do have to get her something (even if she insists you shouldn’t spend a lot of money). Continue reading
For those of us college students (as well as recent graduates), student loan payments are probably not something at the top of your to-do list. I mean, come on, this is money that is (or was) helping you get through college. There is a reason why you aren’t expected to repay this debt right away. What you may not know, however, is that there is a direct link between student loans and credit score — something that helps determine whether you have good credit or not. Based on this fact, these loans can make or break your financial future. Continue reading
It’s about that time — time to file your 2012 taxes, that is! If you’re a first time taxpayer, don’t fret; there are many resources out there to help with tax filing for students. So, grab a notebook and get yourself organized; in no time at all you should be able to cash that first refund check!
First time ‘round these parts?
Tax filing can be very confusing, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. First things, first: get yourself organized. Continue reading