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The skinny on drinking coffee: The good, the bad and the bottom line

If you’re one of the myriads of college students who need their morning caffeine fix before you can have a coherent conversation, you’re part of a national trend of rising coffee drinkers. While experts have gone back and forth over … Continue reading

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Decorating on a budget — Spruce up your dorm room or apartment to feel more like “home”

By now you’re either starting a brand new semester or packing up shop at home to shortly return. If you find your home away from home to be not quite homey enough, there are some easy tips to set things … Continue reading

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Gun rights on college campuses: Pros, cons and what state law says

In light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut on December 14, 2012, debate has been renewed about legislation allowing or banning guns on college campuses, dorm rooms, classrooms and public places. Gun rights advocates say everyone, including … Continue reading

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Mental health and college students

December can be a time of overwhelming stress, depression or anxiety, especially for college students. Maybe you are stressed out about your final exams. Perhaps you feel sad because of the gloomy, dreary winter days. Possibly the looming holidays cause … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Preparing for all types of natural disasters — College students and Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern states early this week and has already severely impacted many densely populated areas, leaving cities flooded and millions without power. Governors in both New York and New Jersey declared these areas “states of emergency.” Even if … Continue reading

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How to study in college: Top five tips for pulling a healthy all-nighter

While studying consistently and frequently throughout the semester is the best bet for nailing an A in any given course, you may come across a test or two that calls for a late-night cram session at some point during your … Continue reading

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College life: Can I keep a pet in the college dorms?

“It’s been a while since I left home and I miss my cat.” “My dog must really miss me and wonder where I am.” You might be asking, “Can I keep a pet in the college dorms?” Some schools have … Continue reading

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Do I need to get vaccinated this flu season?

I’m a young, healthy college student. Do I need to get vaccinated this flu season? That’s a great question. While it’s true that vaccination is recommended for people at risk of getting the flu, like the elderly and children, this … Continue reading

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Surviving on campus foods: College food can also be cheap healthy food

Whether you have a meal plan or are on your own for college food, you can make healthy choices for snacks or meals that don’t cost a lot of money. Campus foods can often be greasy pizza and fatty burgers … Continue reading

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