Tips: Dating in the Dorms

So, you can’t light candles, and despite that bribery, your roommate STILL won’t stop putting wet towels in the drawers. Not exactly a romantic atmosphere, right? Here are some tips on how to show that special someone a sweet evening while keeping typical college restrictions in mind and thinking outside the box… er, dorm.
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Tablets or Laptops?

When I sit down in the library or in class, the first thing I often hear is, “Is that an iPad?”

From fellow students to a 40-something Dad at Barnes & Noble, my tablet seems intriguing to people, but they’re not entirely sold. There’s some skepticism there, and I understand that. I’m here to outline to you what it’s like using a tablet as a college student, as well as some pros and cons of tablet and laptop use. (more…)

Roommate Conflict Resolution

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.
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Ways to Spruce Up Your Dorm Room For Spring

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.
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Spring Cleaning: Clean Up your Dorm Closet!

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.
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