Planning for Summer

After a tough semester and a grueling few weeks of final exams, term papers and GPA stress, we students have finally reached the light at the end of the tunnel: summer vacation. Of course it’s important to get your R&R as you’re trading your textbooks and study sessions for flip flops and beach days, but summer is a great time to get ahead with big plans for your future! Here are four reasons to start planning your most exciting and important summer now. (more…)

Positives and Negatives of Caffeine

However you like to get your caffeine—coffee, tea, energy drinks, cola—chances are, you’re thinking mostly about the temporary lift for a long night studying for the big test, and not about the long-term effects. The good news is, not all effects are negative. Here are three benefits and three risks for students, according to the recent literature. (more…)

Affordable Beauty Tips: Budget Friendly Makeup Brushes

Whether you wear neutral makeup every day or are a bit more daring, the tools that you use to apply your makeup can be just as important as any artist’s tools are to how it turns out. However, on a college budget it can seem ridiculous to go to high end makeup stores like MAC, Inglot or Sephora and spend upwards of $30 for just one brush. Yet, at the same time, there is the fear that the cheaper brushes will have horrible quality and still not be worth the money spent. There are, however, some brushes out there that are just as high quality as some of the top name brands that won’t drain your wallet dry. (more…)

Summer Fitness: Brain Edition

Summer vacation is here. Lazy days swimming, friends gathered around bonfires and barbecues, and a bunch of free time uncrowded by classes lay sprawled out in front of you for the next few months. Naturally, you’ll want to take full advantage of the relaxation and fun of summer. Your brain will appreciate the break from the rigor of academia, but you don’t want to let it shut down completely. It’ll just be harder to reboot come September. (more…)