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College midterm exams: Time management tips for college students

College midtermsYou’re just beginning to get into the swing of being back in school and now the infamous midterm exam is looming ahead. You’re going to have to think fast and find some good time management tips for college students so that you don’t fall behind. Here are a few ideas to help you get through your midterms without skipping a beat.

Midterm exams: What… me worry?

Don’t put it off. Start gearing up now for your midterm exams. Read more

Sleep deprivation and student health: The hazards of pulling an all-nighter in college

College study adviceThe messy hair and mismatched socks…the glassy, bloodshot eyes…the head you can barely lift off of the desk. You can always spot those students who pulled an all-nighter before a big exam or term paper. We’ve all been there — and done that. However, before you make pulling an all-nighter a common occurrence, check out some of these new facts about the damage that sleep deprivation can cause. Yes, there are times when staying up all night is unavoidable, but don’t worry! There are some great study tips for pulling an all-nighter listed here — just don’t get too comfortable with that course of study! Read more

Blackberry and Apple iOS 7 probs, Mozilla Firefox goes mobile, and a comeback for You Don’t Know Jack

You’re in the middle of your midterm studying, prepping that research paper, but that’s no excuse for losing track of the tech world. Why is everyone at Blackberry so bummed out? How is Mozilla Firefox becoming more mobile? And how is “You Don’t Know Jack” making a big comeback? Keep reading and check out what’s trending!
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Cheap Halloween costume ideas guaranteed to be spooktacular!

Halloween costume of Towelie, South Park character

Simple Halloween costume of Towelie, South Park character 

Chilly days and crisp leaves mean more than just returning to campus for fall term. It also means that Halloween is just around the corner — and before you know it, your inbox will be jammed full of Evites for the numerous bashes happening around town. Your goal: to find a unique, flattering, cool, trendy costume that is also budget-friendly. The great news is that you have come to the right place. Whether you are going solo, as a couple or getting a group together for the best Halloween party on campus, these cheap Halloween costume ideas will definitely make you the hit of any soiree!

Individual-ity

Maybe your best friend is a party pooper and refuses to dress up for Halloween—or perhaps your significant other does NOT want to be the yin to your yang. Who cares? There are plenty of great solo costumes available. Read more

How to build a college student budget template for student success

College savings and money managementStudent success depends not only on grades, but also on how you budget your money, pay your bills responsibly and financially prepare for the future. Whether you’re one of the many students working your way through school or your parents are footing the bill, the sooner we learn about handling money and expenses, the better off we’ll be. Some tips for successful college life include creating and sticking to a super simple budget template (also called a budget calculator), prioritizing expenses and managing your loans and grants. Read on to learn how!

In “Back to School Tips: Student Budget Planner,” Kerry, a writer at SquawkFox.com offers these suggestions: “A student budget is a financial plan for tracking the flow of money into and out of your life. Read more

How to be more social: Skills for hitting the college social scene

Social adviceAre you a wallflower? Would you rather stay in and play videogames on Friday night? Do you know more about dead historians than your roommate? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you are not making the most of your college social life. One of the best things about college is the ability to meet new, diverse individuals. So get your nose out of that book and take your friend up on the offer to go out for the night. And don’t worry about acting like a fool. Just follow these tips on how to be more social, brush up on a few social skills and you will soon realize that the college social scene is pretty awesome! Read more

Sites and gadgets and hashtags, oh my! The hottest online trends to keep you cooled off this summer

Summer memesTo stay cooled off this summer, you’ll want to keep up with the latest online trends. Stay in the know by keeping up with these cool sites, gadgets, and hashtags. Whether you’re looking to organize your budget with an iPhone app or you want to check out the news on the new Nintendo Wii U, we’ve got the info here! Read more

Summer break: How to choose the best gear for your trip!

Camping equipment

Camping equipment

Summer is just beginning — are you stocked up on your favorite outdoor equipment? Check out our tips on how to choose the best gear that’ll ensure your adventures this summer break are top notch!

What the experts say

National Geographic offers up their suggestions for your summer trip in Steve Casimiro’s post titled, “Ultimate Hiking and Camping Gear Guide,” on NationalGeographic.com. Here are some top picks that will have you planning that trip before you’re done reading this! Read more

How to eliminate “um” and “like” for student success

Improve your speechHey, you know, like, um, dude, seriously, it’s like totally uncool, um, you know what I’m sayin’ … No, you probably don’t. Colloquial speech may be okay among your friends or social group, but in your school and business life, you need to communicate well. Effective communication skills reflect confidence in the message you’re trying to convey. For a student advantage in your college life, with professors and in your business communication, learn how to drop the “um” and “like” right away.

Why use “um” and what it says about us

The use of “um” and “you know” and other filler words in our speech is a habit we get from an early age.
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Top 5 summer jobs for your major you’ll actually enjoy, plus their special perks!

Become a tour guide in your town or campus

Become a tour guide in your town or campus

While finding summer employment can be tricky, but if you’re open to looking in new directions, you can really find a summer job or summer internship that you’ll actually enjoy! Still drawing a blank on where to begin? Check out our list of the top 5 summer jobs, and the college majors they’ll pair nicely with:

  1. Radio station promotions team: If you live in a large metropolitan area,  chances are there are several radio stations nearby, most of which do live events all summer long. Read more