A road trip is the perfect way to fit a summer vacation into your schedule. They’re fun, easy, and always full of adventures. Have you never taken a road trip before? Or have you always gone with your family? Don’t worry – with a little planning, you can plan the perfect vacation. Read More
Goal-setting is one of the most useful motivation theories and is a proven way to achieve more in your personal, work, and social life. With this in mind, I decided to make a bucket list for my summer, ___ things ranging from silly to serious that I want to accomplish before September. I’ve found that it is way too easy to let all your summer free time go to waste and this can be avoided by creating your own bucket list! Not sure where to start? Check out what I plan to accomplish this summer: Read More
The 2012 football schedule is set, and anticipation is already in the air. However, if to you football means nothing more than screaming fans and big men tackling each other, not to fear! While football is an extremely complex sport, the basics can be easily understood. Why bother? Not only is football (in my opinion) the best spectator sport, it’s also a great way to impress your guy. So what do you need to know to follow along? Read More
Finals are done, your belongings are packed, and you’re about to return home for the summer. You’re excited to see your family, hang out with friends from high school, and maybe even start a summer internship. There’s just one problem: how are you going to stay in touch with your college friends over the summer? For many college students, this is a difficult question to answer.
Without time spent bonding over library study sessions, late night Chinese takeout, and going out on the weekends, will you be able to stay close? Of course, one could say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. But spending 3-4 months barely communicating with your college friends is going to make returning to school in the fall less comfortable than it should be. Not to worry, follow these tips to maintain the close friendships you’ve spent all year building! Read More
As a college student, there are often few options available when the dining hall is serving yet another mysterious casserole and questionable meat for dinner. Chinese takeout, pizza, ramen, and Easy Mac seem to be our staples. However, never forget that you can actually make your own meals—even if your dorm room doesn’t have a kitchen. All you need is a microwave and a mini-fridge to make the following easy and delicious recipes. Read More
So you’re all ready to start college: new town, new school, new room, no parents! While college is the start of a new chapter and one of the most significant transitions in your life, there are a few things you should know before you start. Read More
Whether you’re living with your best friend or randomly assigned roommates, sooner or later some form of conflict is going to happen. Whether it arises from days-old dishes left on the counter or one too many nights of a sock on the door and sleeping on the futon, it’s very unlikely that you are always going to love the habits of those you live with. Regardless, conflict can provide learning opportunities and help create mature relationships, if you handle it in the right way. Roommate conflict resolution skills are useful in getting through college life and the years beyond, as you will probably spend many years living with friends or a significant other.
If you’re anything like me, Spring Fever sets in the instant you’re back from Spring Break and won’t leave until it’s summertime. While spring has many college students itching to break out shorts, Frisbees, and do anything but study for class, you can find ways to productively channel your spring fever energy. Sprucing up your dorm room—yes, I mean spring cleaning—can be a fun activity that will help you stay motivated throughout the rest of the semester.
With spring fever in the air, many of us college students are finally shedding our sweaters, scarves, and boots in exchange for shorts, flip-flops, and tees. We can’t wait to express our personal style and rock the season’s latest trends.
However, this transition may be more difficult for some people—those whose closets are disorganized, overflowing, and impossible to navigate. While dorm or apartment living can present a huge challenge to fashion-conscious college students, you can find ways to maximize your minimal closet space and make getting dressed in the morning easier.
Set aside an afternoon to clean up your closet using the following 3 tips and you’ll be thanking yourself for the rest of the semester.