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DIY tips for keeping food fresh in dorm rooms

Many factors of college life conspire to make eating in college dorms a whole lot nastier than eating Mom’s pot roast. Too many fatty foods, costly fresh fruits and vegetables, crazy work and study hours, difficulty storing and cooking good … Continue reading

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Smoking ban on electronic cigarettes on campus to improve college life

Electronic cigarettes have been gaining popularity, especially with young people who believe the devices are safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes and may even help in quitting smoking. Well, the science isn’t completely in on that yet. In the meantime, many … Continue reading

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10 dorm organization DIY tips for tidy dorm rooms

Have a messy dorm? Can’t find your books or phone under all the clothes and pizza boxes? College life shouldn’t be wasted amid a messy room. You have enough to worry about doing well in your classes. So take an … Continue reading

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Aerobic exercise in dorm rooms improves student health

College life is fraught with the Freshman 15 extra pounds, all-you-can eat cafeteria food and the temptation of holiday candy and cookies. The will to exercise is low. But don’t think you have to schlep out to the gym to … Continue reading

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Most beautiful college campuses enhance student success

The view from your college dorms may not be the most important criteria for choosing a college, but many colleges and universities promote themselves as having one of the most beautiful or picturesque campuses. College life in a relaxing and … Continue reading

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College life on campus during Thanksgiving break

So you’re stuck on campus during the three- to five-day Thanksgiving break. What to do? You could clean your dorm room or serve Thanksgiving dinner to international students. Or you could give back to your community by volunteering your time … Continue reading

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How to get over the winter blues: Seasonal affective disorder treatment

Are you feeling S.A.D.? Seasonal affective disorder is a condition in which the lack of daylight makes you feel lethargic, moody and anxious. Now that the clocks have changed after Daylight Saving Time (note: it’s Saving not Savings), it’s getting … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving dinner on campus for international students

The Thanksgiving holiday is coming up soon. Classes get out, vacation week starts and everyone packs up to go home. But international students and those who live far away might not be able to travel home over the break. No … Continue reading

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Get around campus: Transportation options

College life is about getting around. Traveling between the dorms, gym, classrooms, library, and student union can be quite far, especially if your college is large and has multiple campuses. You also want to go into town or home to … Continue reading

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Seasonal farmers’ market offers whole foods for student health

This is the season for apples, homemade breads, pumpkin pie and artisan cheese. Get them all at your local farmers’ markets, which are springing up this fall and winter to feature a bounty of foods. College life doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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