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  • Day Napping 101: 4 Tips for Optimizing Nap Time

    Jul 24, 2013 • Brittany Moorman • College LifeRead More »
    Day Napping 101: 4 Tips for Optimizing Nap Time

      Day napping is an essential part of college. It is not always the case that you will be able to get a solid night’s sleep, and even if you do, stress can be exhausting. In order to be able to sneak in these essential day naps, you need to schedule them for the right ...

  • Spice Up a College Staple: 5 Tasty Recipes for Ramen Noodles

    Jul 19, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College LifeRead More »
    Spice Up a College Staple: 5 Tasty Recipes for Ramen Noodles

    Ramen noodles are a college student staple, and for good reason: they’re cheap, delicious, and only take five minutes to prepare. I ate a lot of ramen my freshman year, so much so that I got a little tired of the flavors offered. I tried experimenting with my own flavorings, and I browsed ramen recipes ...

  • 5 Pinterest Boards for College Dorm Room Inspiration

    Jul 18, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College LifeRead More »
    5 Pinterest Boards for College Dorm Room Inspiration

    I knew from the start that I wanted my dorm room to look amazing. I was excited to have a blank space to decorate and make my own. In search of design inspiration, I turned to Pinterest, a great source for all kinds of home decor ideas. Here are five Pinterest boards that give great ...

  • 5 Tips for Maintaining a Friendship Over a Long Distance

    Jul 18, 2013 • Leeann Sullivan • College LifeRead More »
    5 Tips for Maintaining a Friendship Over a Long Distance

    Maintaining a friendship over a long distance can be trying, but the friends who are willing to put in the effort are the ones who ultimately matter the most. For me, this has especially been true with my best friend from college, who is now 700 miles away from me. Distance has not only made ...

  • College Community Service Keeps You Connected

    Jul 17, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    College Community Service Keeps You Connected

    When I was a student, college community service opened my eyes to what a beautiful area my school was in, helped me meet some amazing new people, and took me out of my comfort zone. I went to college in a tiny town in the middle of Ohio, surrounded by farmland and Amish country. As ...

  • Being Homesick at College: How to Deal with Being Away from Home for the First Time

    Jul 16, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    Being Homesick at College: How to Deal with Being Away from Home for the First Time

    Being homesick at college is tough, whether you anticipate the feeling or not. I went to a college that was an eight-hour drive from home and, although I believed myself to be fiercely independent, I had never gone away to summer camp or boarding school. Being in a new living situation, especially without Mom’s cooking, ...

  • 3 Must Read Books for Summertime: Heartwarming Stories

    Jul 15, 2013 • Shelby Newallis • College LifeRead More »
    3 Must Read Books for Summertime: Heartwarming Stories

    Reading is fun year-round, but there isn’t always time to read for fun during the school year. This makes summer the perfect time to make a list of must read books. In the summertime I like to read as many books as possible from all different genres, so here’s a list of books that I ...

  • 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, ...

  • Social Media for College Students 101: How to Connect with Future Classmates

    Jul 13, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College LifeRead More »
    Social Media for College Students 101: How to Connect with Future Classmates

    The summer before college, I found it comforting that there was so much social media for college students to connect with each other. Not only did I get to research life at my school, but I actually met some of my future classmates! Here are the social networks that I used and that you could ...

  • College Intramural Sports: A Fun Activity and Great Exercise

    Jul 12, 2013 • Brittany Moorman • College LifeRead More »
    College Intramural Sports: A Fun Activity and Great Exercise

    Competitive sports are an essential aspect of many high school students’ lives — they provide structure, are a great opportunity to make friends, and present a fun way to get in necessary exercise. Unfortunately, participating in college athletics is not possible or ideal for everyone. Whether you did not make the team, don’t have the ...