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Survive the dorm room bathroom

Personal hygiene is a must in college. From sweating in gym class to your daily hygiene needs, you will have to use the bathroom in your dorm. Chances are you will be sharing the bathroom with others in your dorm. And, chances are they might not have the same level of hygiene that you do. In order to reduce the spread of germs, use the following ten items to limit your time and chances of catching germs in the dorm bathroom. Shower … Continue

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Should I Buy an e-Reader for College?

With roommates, classes, finances, and all the other potential sources of stress involved with college, textbooks are probably one of the last things on your mind. But for many students, the high cost and numerous choices surrounding college textbooks end up being a surprising source of woe. Forget spending a mere $100 on textbooks in any given semester; for many students, a typical semester's textbook spend runs easily into the $200-$400 … Continue

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Considering Summer School? Pros & Cons

May rolls around and college is out for the year. You finally get a break from hours of studying, sitting through lectures, and doing countless assignments. Sleeping in every day and lounging on the pool deck awaits you. You can’t hardly wait to spend 3 months homework free. However, you may want to consider taking a summer course. If you are not planning on working during the summer, spending 6 weeks earning some more college credits may be a … Continue

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Student Loan Repayment Options

Most college students dread looking at their student loan statements, and with the average student in 2008 graduating with over $23,000 in student loan debt, it’s no wonder why. Student loan payments, coupled with the expenses of everyday life and the difficulties college graduates face with today’s job market, can make the prospect of repaying your debt very overwhelming. Thankfully, you do have options when it comes to repaying your loans, and … Continue

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Starting off at a brand new school with thousands of fresh, new faces can be overwhelming and super nerve-racking to say the least! But don’t worry, keep your head held high, take a deep breath, and just follow these tips! Tip #1: Meet as many people as … Continue

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Seasonal Depression and the College Student

As the cool fall breeze turns into bitter chilliness, many people hibernate for the winter. This hibernation can cause serious emotional pain and depression. For many college students, it is easy to turn your little dorm room into a cave and never leave. Particularly … Continue

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Survive the dorm room bathroom

Personal hygiene is a must in college. From sweating in gym class to your daily hygiene needs, you will have to use the bathroom in your dorm. Chances are you will be sharing the bathroom with others in your dorm. And, chances are they might not have the same level … Continue

young man stressed about finances

Student Loan Repayment Options

Most college students dread looking at their student loan statements, and with the average student in 2008 graduating with over $23,000 in student loan debt, it’s no wonder why. Student loan payments, coupled with the expenses of everyday life and the difficulties … Continue

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Quitting In College

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College students using laptop on campus lawn

Considering Summer School? Pros & Cons

May rolls around and college is out for the year. You finally get a break from hours of studying, sitting through lectures, and doing countless assignments. Sleeping in every day and lounging on the pool deck awaits you. You can’t hardly wait to spend 3 months homework … Continue