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    Why you should Only do Work at the Library

    You may be the type of person who goes to the library at the beginning of the semester but then stops. You might even be the type of person who only steps foot in the library during finals. Either way, you don’t attend the library regularly. This is a mistake. In this post, I’ll elaborate more on why you should only do work at the library. Though, keep in mind that it is okay to occasionally do work in your dorm or apartment, but making it a habit is not in your best interest. You’ll begin to associate your room with stress This is the most important reason as to…

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    Why you shouldn’t Worry About having a 4.0 in College

    In high school the most important thing to do was  achieving good grades. Though, as you move on to college and then eventually a career, you’ll find that the grades you make in college don’t really matter. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should just neglect all of your classes, it does mean that you should approach learning and grades differently in college. In this post, I’ll go into more detail about getting just OK grades in college. As you read this post, keep in mind that you should try your best and definitely keep a certain GPA for scholarships and such. Once you graduate grades won’t matter You…

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    3 Forgettable Items you’ll need in your Backpack

    Lately I’ve been seeing many “College Backpack Essentials” on college blogs. While most are helpful, they miss a few forgettable items that are so useful. For this reason, I have created this list. While you might not be surprised at some of the items, the reasons why you’ll need them will definitely peak your interest! 1. An umbrella While this item isn’t exactly that forgettable, whenever it rains you’ll probably forget an umbrella. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been caught in a downpour while trying to get across campus! This is why I now keep an umbrella in my backpack AT ALL TIMES. Considering that you most…

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    How to Live Without a Car in College

    With the costs of college always increasing and finding ways to cut back becoming more difficult, it often seems as though you no choice but spend a ton money. Though of course, there are always ways to save money in college only it might be a bit unconventional. One of the things I’ve done to cut costs in college is living without a car. Having a car in college means buying one, if you don’t own one already, paying for car insurance and paying for gas each week. If your parents aren’t paying for all of this, it can be quite unaffordable. While living without a car might seem impossible,…

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    What to do When you get Sick in College

    At  some point during the year you’re going to get sick. I remember my first year of college I got sick with one of the worst cases of the cold out there. The worst part about the situation was that I got it right before finals. I could barely function and did not want to put any effort towards studying. Being on my own for the first time, I did not know how to deal with this. Fortunately everything worked out okay thanks to the following tips I’ll explain in this post. Eat Soup Just like your mom might suggest, eating soup or some sort of broth will definitely help…

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    3 ways to make Online Classes Easier

    At some point in your college career you’ll have to take an online course. Whether its during a summer while you’re at home or when you have to take a few final credits in order to graduate, online classes are inevitable. While most online classes can be simple, you’ll find that finding the time and motivation to actually do your course work will be the most difficult thing about the class. Compared to normal classes you’ll never actually step into an online class, which is both the best and worst part of taking these courses. By never physically going to class it is easy to forget all about the class…

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    How to Consistently use your Planner

    If you’re reading this you’re probably the type of person who buys cute planners  every August and the stops using it by October. While the idea behind using a planner appeals to you because you want to be more organized, you have a hard time using them because frankly you’re just not used to planning. In theory planning should be something simple. Every week you’re supposed to set some time aside to write what you want to accomplish and have to do that week. Yet you have trouble reminding yourself to do this. Or you just can’t find the will power to do it, you might even be tired of…

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    5 Ways to Save Money on Groceries in College

    College is the first time, for many, that you’ll be living on your own. One of the most difficult things about living away from home, is grocery shopping. When I first started college I hated going to the grocery store. Waiting in long lines and trying to find food that I would actually eat during the week was terrible. Though most of all I hated spending so much money on food that would eventually go bad.  Fortunately after a while, I got used to and even good at grocery shopping and in the process have developed these five tips to aid you as well. 1. Make a List Making a…

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    5 Basic College Outfits

    In college I have experienced the struggle of wanting to be comfortable and wanting to look put together. While there are days when comfort wins, most of the time I find a way to include both practicality and style into my outfit of the day. Today, I’m writing to share how exactly I made these functional yet comfortable outfits and give you some examples, so that you can look put together too. 1. Comfy but Cute This is one of my go to outfits for when I just want to be comfortable. I reserve this outfit for days when I’ll be trekking all around campus. This outfit can be achieved…

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    3 Female Hosted Podcasts every College Girl Should Listen to

    Lately, I’ve been listening to podcasts more than music. I find that listening to podcasts takes my mind off of whatever boring task I’m trying to complete and makes it go by faster. Though, ever since I began listening to podcasts, it has been difficult to find podcasts by females for females. While listening to other podcasts never disappoints, having one that discusses the intricacies of being a women helps me understand how to navigate a male dominated world. With that being said, here are three podcasts hosted by women for women. 1. Hysteria This female hosted podcast is hosted by women on both coasts of the country. What I…

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    Kitchen Gadgets you’ll need for your College Apartment

    Moving from a dorm to an apartment can seem daunting. Moving further away from where you first began living on your own often comes with more responsibilities that you might not have anticipated. Though, you chose to move with good reason. While living in a dorm offers convenience, they are tiny which is one of the main reasons you chose to live in an apartment. Yet, living in an apartment means that you’ll be further away from campus and therefore you probably won’t have a meal plan anymore. This means that you’ll have to actually cook. Picking out what you’ll really need in your apartment kitchen can be a hassle.…

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    5 Ways to be Frugal in College

    As the cost of college rises, everyone seems to be looking for ways to cut the price. While you can’t get a discount on tuition or textbooks, you can cut the price of basically anything else. Since starting college I have found that there always is a lower price for everything, you just have to look for it. Being frugal in college is easier than you think, here are five tips to help get you started. 1. Thrift Shopping I LOVE thrift shopping. I always am able to find cute vintage clothes for an extremely reasonable price. I have found so many great pieces thrifting, that I often skip going…

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    How to De-stress in College

    If you are in currently in college, you’re most likely stressed out most of the year. Due to school work, work or thinking about how you’ll be able to pay off your student loans later on, stress may have taken control over your life. By no means is being stressed out something good. Piling on a lot of work and eventually becoming stressed may seem like something temporary, though it could easily turn into a nasty habit that will be difficult to break. Stress that follows you into adulthood could negativity affect your health. This is why I find it so important that I de-stress often. Fortunately, after some time in…

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    How I got an Internship my Freshman Year of College

    I know most college freshman aren’t thinking about internships and their future careers, though it never hurts to start early. I feel that during college it is important for me to try out as working with different types of companies in my field. Since I am majoring in Advertising, I want to try working at a small company, a large one, one with a large audience, one with a small audience and so on. So when I read an email that a local company was looking for interns I decided to apply despite me only being a freshman. To be completely honest when I applied to the internship I didn’t…

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    How to stay a Vegetarian While Having a Social Life in College

    As a vegetarian, it can sometimes be difficult for me to find things to eat while being social in college. Whether I am hanging out with friends or eating out, it seems as though everything I’m offered has meat in it.  While there are many vegetarian friendly snacks, meals and restaurants, most of my friends don’t seem to be that interested in them. As a result I have come up with a way to keep away from meat, whilst having a social life in college. Know Which Restaurants are Vegetarian Friendly Often times when you look up a restaurant, you can find its menu on its website or on Yelp.…

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    3 Podcasts to keep you from Becoming Ignorant

    I have seen many people my age eschew the news simply because they find it to be depressing. While the news is indeed depressing, it is also important for you not to become ignorant. Now, I’m not advocating for you to become an expert on world politics, I am simply asking that you know and acknowledge what is going on in the world. Keeping up with the news isn’t even that difficult, you don’t even have to read the news if you don’t want to. I find that a short podcast keeps me updated with what going on in the world. So here are 3 podcasts that will keep you…

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    How to Choose a College Major

    Choosing a college major can be extremely difficult. There are so many possible majors and fields that you can go into. This in combination with all of the things you are interested in, can make choosing just one or two majors seem like one of the most difficult decisions of your life. Luckily I have compiled some great tips to get you started on your journey to finding the right college major. 1. Think of Your Strengths This is most likely the obvious step, though it is the most important. While it may seem easy to evaluate your strengths, it isn’t. You might be thinking that because you were good at…

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    5 Ways to Stay Calm This Exam Week

    It isn’t easy to stay calm during what seems like one of the most stressful situations life has to offer. In fact, I’m not even going to pretend like I have never been stressed during past exam weeks because I definitely have been. Though now instead of letting stress get the best of me, I combat the worst of it by doing these five things. 1. Realize that you won’t become a complete failure in life from receiving a bad grade. This fact is something that you should remind yourself of throughout the year. Though during exam week especially, you need to remember that an exam grade cannot control your…

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    5 Cheap Skincare Products for Clear Skin

    Skincare has been all the rage lately. Though this popularity often comes with a high price. This is why I have put together skincare products that are not only great for your face but also your budget. I have used all of these products and can honestly say how great they are. While I know my not everyone has my type of skin, I chose these products because they can be used on everyone. Nothing in this list is over $10, meaning that anyone can afford these essentials for great skin. 1. Tea Tree Oil This is probably the best natural product for treating breakouts. Whenever I feel that I…

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    How to Save Money on Groceries as a Vegetarian in College

    Being a vegetarian can get expensive. Surprisingly, despite not eating meat, prices can easily add up. Being in college where everything is expensive the last thing you want is to spend most of it on food that will probably end up going bad in your fridge. After going grocery shopping with some friends, I realized that somehow I don’t spend much on groceries each week. While I can attribute most of my savings to not eating meat, I’ve figured out that it is also due to the use of the seven tips I mention below. With these tips you’ll save money on groceries and be able to have money left over…

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    How I Chose the Right College

    Choosing where to go to college is one of the most difficult decisions you can make in your life. Considering that when most people choose where to go to college, they are barely eighteen years old. At eighteen, which was only a year ago, I remember barely even knowing what I wanted to eat for dinner some nights. Though as difficult of a decision that choosing a college can be, I will share some tips that aided me in choosing the right one. 1. I thought of what I wanted to study and chose the best college for that I know you may be thinking ” I don’t even know…