• The Ultimate College Survival Book List

    College should be one of the best times of your life. With a strong emphasis on the word “should.” Here’s an extensive collection of the best books to own if you ever find yourself struggling to get through these crazy, sometimes draining and anxiety-ridden years – and beyond!   How to College: What To Know Before You Go ( And

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  • 15 Books To Read For All The Fall Feels

    Put the beach novels away. Fall starts in a few days and with it begins the best season for making warm beverages, trading air conditioning for smelly cinnamon pumpkin candlelight and sitting next to a rain-spattered window with a new autumn-feely book. Whether you’re looking for a cozy read to curl up to, a small-town mystery, or a story that invokes the slightly sinister

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  • 6 Items to Help You Stay Organized As Your College Workload Increases

    When I was in school, I couldn’t tell you how many times at the end of each class, I would shove my papers recklessly into my backpack, only to have to dig them out later – covered in crumbs, lettuce and grease stains from a lunch that had also been shoved in there at some point. Sure, I was an extreme example

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  • 8 Great Apps and Web Services for Taking Notes In College

    The hardest transition from high school to college is the increase in the amount of information dumped upon you in one given lecture. As fast as we can write down everything a professor is saying, we still miss their examples on board, slides, etc. Frustration ensues…but not anymore. Here are eight of our favorite apps and website services. 1. Evernote From short

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  • 10 Books To Help College Students Manage Stress and Anxiety

    Ten books that can help you identify stressful triggers in college – containing advice, guidance, and tips to assist you with anxiety & time-management, when you start to feel out of control and overwhelmed. Note, that while self-care and advice books may be helpful for managing stress and anxiety, not all anxiety is “typical” for college, and could be a

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  • How To Not Get Overwhelmed In College

      Starting college amid a pandemic can add a host of challenges to a student’s life… when college alone is already plenty challenging. If you already feel like your sinking before you’ve even hit the water, calm down. Panicking and stressing will only take you down faster. The best way to stay on top of all of your schoolwork is

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  • What NOT to Do in College – Advice from Someone Who Learned The Hard Way

    Not that long ago (ok, it was a bit long ago), I too was entering my freshman year of college. I was pretty excited, but I also had no clue what to expect. How did it go? Well, if I’m going to be completely honest, each semester spent there was a series of trials and errors, most of which cost me

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  • 6 Ways To Stay Focused During Your Online Courses

    If you’ll be spending the semester on the other side of a computer screen, there is a good chance something is going to distract you from your online class at some point. Whether that’s living with family again, chatty roommates who aren’t in school this semester, or your cell phone and all of its alluring ways – trying out a few

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  • College Tips: Your Move-In Weekend To-Do List

      Woo hoo! Move in day is complete, so what now? Here are a few things to check off during the last few days before classes officially start.   Set Up Your Online Class Work Station Pick a good spot, one near outlets or near a window and consider what will be in your background when you’re on video for

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  • 48 Big Words You Should Use To Amp Up Your Vocabulary

    Memorize a few of these big words and you’ll already appear smarter to those around you, even if you’ve only been in college for a week. Just try to use them correctly – oh gosh, we cannot stress this enough.   Abrogate adj – repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement).   Abstentious adj – self-restraining; not

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  • 5 Tips For Not Screwing Up College This Year

    Before you get too carried away with big dreams and plans for the year, remember that there is more to college life than just having a blast. We have five tips to keep you on track and ensure that you start off your school year on the right foot. 1. Create a budget. We know – it’s hard to budget

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  • 6 Easy Summer Craft Cocktail Recipes – And Craft Mocktails!

    Chances are pretty good that your time spent hitting the bar scene lately ranges from few and far between to non-existent. If you’re of the legal drinking age and looking for a refreshing beverage to relax by the pool with, try one of these easy craft cocktail recipes. And if you’re not into alcohol, perhaps you’re at a loss to

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  • Rent or Buy? When You’re Completely Textbook Clueless

    You might think that it makes more sense to rent books, rather than invest the money in purchasing them. But then maybe you won’t get to mark them up the way you need to when studying, plus you keep spilling coffee and water all over your desk, what if you damage it? But it does seem to be the financially viable

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  • Where You Should Be Buying Your Textbooks … For A Lot Less

    With the fall semester gearing up, it’s definitely in your best interest to face the music early and shop for your textbooks now. Because as much as you don’t want to buy them, waiting to purchase your books at the start of classes means you could very likely get stuck paying full price at a campus bookstore or online website, as the

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  • Hmm…Is Amazon Always The Cheapest Option For Textbooks?

    In 2020, it’s practically a compulsive action to search on Amazon the second an item that you need pops into your head. Founded in 1994, Amazon boasts the widest selection of merchandise on the Web – and at the lowest prices. But is this really the case? Or could you actually be missing out on better deals?   Perhaps you

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