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  • Easy Dorm Room Recipes: Chocolate Fondue

    Sep 6, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    Easy Dorm Room Recipes: Chocolate Fondue

    It’s a fact: everyone loves chocolate fondue. Melt some chocolate, gather your favorite dippable snacks, and you have an instant dorm or common room party. But in the dorms, heating elements are usually not allowed, so a fondue pot or chocolate fountain may be off limits. But fear not! If you’re allowed a microwave, there [&hellip...

  • Dorm Room Pets: Why Bettas Are The Best

    Sep 3, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    Dorm Room Pets: Why Bettas Are The Best

    Living in a dorm doesn’t always mean giving up the companionship of a pet. While most schools don’t allow dorm room pets of the furry kind, some will allow fish. If you’re thinking of getting a fish, consider a betta fish. Bettas are easy to take care of and don’t need a lot of space. [&hellip...

  • 4 Tips for Maximizing Your Personal Space in College Dorms

    Aug 23, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    4 Tips for Maximizing Your Personal Space in College Dorms

    College dorms are notorious for being small. When you consider you’re sharing that space with another person, whether you know them or not, the lack of space can cause problems. Now, there’s no need to draw a line down the middle of your room to make it an even split (a lot of rooms aren’t [&hellip...

  • Why You Should Try Out an Unusual College Club

    Aug 15, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    Why You Should Try Out an Unusual College Club

    In high school, I knew which clubs I loved, and which ones didn’t appeal to me. Going into college, I already had a pretty clear sense of what type of activities I enjoyed doing. I expected that I would pretty much join the same clubs in college that I enjoyed in high school, like drama [&hellip...

  • College Dorm Room Craft: DIY Lanterns

    Aug 2, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    College Dorm Room Craft: DIY Lanterns

    Crafts are a fun way to bond with your new friends at college. They’re an excuse to sit and talk and have a fun activity to do while you get to know each other. As a great bonus, you end up with really cool, unique decorations for your dorm! One of my favorite crafts I’ve [&hellip...

  • Tip for Choosing a Major: Study What You Love

    Jul 23, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College TipsRead More »
    Tip for Choosing a Major: Study What You Love

    I always thought I would be a teacher. For career day in second grade, I dressed up in a denim jumper and glasses, the way my teacher dressed. When I did an independent study senior year of high school, I worked with a fourth grade class at an elementary school down the street. I was [&hellip...

  • Dorm Room Exercises: How to Tone Muscles in a Tight Space

    Jul 16, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College TipsRead More »
    Dorm Room Exercises: How to Tone Muscles in a Tight Space

    Everyone knows exercise is a great way to keep stress down and confidence up, especially at college when schedules are packed and the workload is intense. When there’s not enough time to go to the gym, some easy dorm room exercises might be just the thing to keep up energy and save time. To work [&hellip...

  • College Student Productivity Tip: Fuel Up with Healthy Food

    Jul 15, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    College Student Productivity Tip: Fuel Up with Healthy Food

    The summer before college is usually filled with things to do before you’re ready to move into the dorm, but one thing that’s really important to keep at the top of your to-do list is getting into healthy habits. Those habits will follow you into the school year and keep you going through your classes, [&hellip...

  • Making Friends at College: An Ongoing Process

    Jun 27, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    Making Friends at College: An Ongoing Process

    Making friends at college can be daunting, and I was really nervous about it before I started school. On the first day, I tried the classic trick of leaving my dorm room door open. Some people on my floor did say hi as they walked by, but my door was right across the hall from [&hellip...