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Healthy eating tips to keep a balanced diet during the holidays

Following a balanced diet during the holidays certainly helps prevent overeating. (Courtesy of Lifedics)

Following a balanced diet during the holidays certainly helps prevent overeating. (Courtesy of Lifedics)

The holidays at year’s end are the most challenging time of the year for maintaining a balanced diet. But a few healthy eating tips can go a long way in helping you to make the right food choices. It could be mom’s home cooking or your own concoction whipped up on a hot plate in your dorm room. Whatever your challenge, it’s still possible to stay healthy while enjoying the festivities of the season.

Keep a balanced diet

Traditional American Thanksgiving fare is a mixture of the healthy with the dangerous. Squash and yams are chock full of vitamins and fiber. Read more

Creative Valentines Day gifts for her, for him, for them!

Anthropomorphic Valentine, circa 1950–1960

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). Read more

Valentines Day ideas for the college student budget: Teddy bears, roses, and fancy diners NOT included!

Chocolatefondue

Valentines Day Chocolate fondue

If you are on a college student budget, Valentines Day can be a nightmare—the price of roses spikes, restaurants nicer than the campus dining hall are out of your price range and no one really needs another teddy bear! The good news is that it’s not too late to do something totally cool and inexpensive, without racking up your credit card bill. Check out these cheap Valentines Day ideas that will definitely woo your sweetie! Not into celebrating Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry. We’ve got your Anti Valentines Day covered too! Read more

Top travel tips for stress-free holiday travel: Be prepared and relax

Holiday travel

If you’re new to the airport scene, arrive extra early!

The first semester of the year is almost over and many students are making the trek back to the parental units. Holiday travel can be stressful for anyone, especially young adults who may not have so much experience. Here are some travel tips for college students going home for the winter break.

Shop around to get cheap airfare

The farther out you reserve a ticket, the cheaper it is likely to be. Over 30 days is best. Read more

The cash-strapped college student’s top 5 homemade gift ideas for the holiday season

Personalized Gift Basket

Personalized Gift Basket

The holiday season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start that elusive task of finding gifts for your loved ones. For many cash-strapped college students, the thought can be daunting, especially when different people have different expectations when it comes to gift giving. Embrace the challenge and keep the ideas flowing, even if the cash isn’t. Take a look at this list of top 5 homemade gift ideas that just might surprise.

Handmade savory or sweet goodies

Cooking may or may not be your strongsuit, but who’s keeping track? For  the many people in your life, food is likely the way to their hearts and when it comes to gift giving, it’s all about the gesture. Read more

From Halloween costume ideas to fun Halloween party games: How to be spooktacular this season

Halloween ideasHalloween nostalgia may bring back memories of bags filled with candy, spooky ghost stories and outlandish costumes — and this is only from last year. This fall, be the hit of your campus! Here are some Halloween costume ideas that will make you the center of attention at every gala. Throwing your own shindig? Learn how to tie everything together using a theme, offering spooky fare and planning fun Halloween party games without blowing next term’s textbook budget!

Be the best dressed

Buying a Halloween costume is so passé. So, this year, great your creative juices flowing and come up with something completely you! Read more