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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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Need a Textbook? Now There’s an App for That

In January 2012, Apple uncovered a momentous addition to the e-textbook industry: iBooks 2. This free app allows for reading interactive digital textbooks. Along with iBooks 2, Apple introduced iBooks Author, a software application that allows authors to easily create and publish digital textbooks on any Macintosh computers. Integration with iTunes U means that audio and video lectures are enhanced by iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch apps that can … Continue

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What to Do When the Class You Need Is Closed

As a college student, there’s nothing worse than seeing the dreadful “closed-icon” above the class that you so desperately needed to take next semester. Don’t start freaking out just yet! Make sure you exhaust all of your options before throwing in the towel. 1. Contact the Professor The first thing that you always want to do is email the professor that teaches the course. Explain your situation to them about how you really need to take this … 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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What to Do When the Class You Need Is Closed

As a college student, there’s nothing worse than seeing the dreadful “closed-icon” above the class that you so desperately needed to take next semester. Don’t start freaking out just yet! Make sure you exhaust all of your options before throwing in the towel. 1. … 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

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Conversation Starters for College Freshmen

Starting college is scary enough, but when you add in the pressures of social life, the whole prospect of starting school could feel downright overwhelming. Making new friends in college isn't all that hard, though, especially when you have some solid advice about where … Continue

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Easy Ways to Avoid the “Freshman 15″

Just because you're in college doesn't mean you have to gain weight, and using common sense and the nutrition skills you already know can help you maintain a healthy body weight. For instance, make sure you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. The dining hall is … Continue

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Need a Textbook? Now There’s an App for That

In January 2012, Apple uncovered a momentous addition to the e-textbook industry: iBooks 2. This free app allows for reading interactive digital textbooks. Along with iBooks 2, Apple introduced iBooks Author, a software application that allows authors to easily create … Continue

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How to Stay Safe at College Parties: Part 2

In part one of this article on how to stay safe at college parties, we discussed staying safe (sexually and otherwise), staying hydrated, and planning your nights out in advance. While you should never feel pressured to drink in college, if you do choose to do so, the … Continue