Planning for a Healthy New Year

Lots of people enjoy making New Year’s resolutions, but few begin planning for a healthy New Year until a few days before New Year’s Eve. Planning ahead to incorporate some fresh and healthy practices can do a lot toward helping you succeed at your goals. “Studies have shown that less than 25% of people actually

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Ways To Observe Advent While at College

The great thing about observing holidays and traditions while away at college is that you don’t actually have to stop doing most of the things you’re used to doing when it comes to celebrating. No, you won’t be home with your family to take part in certain traditions, but you can still celebrate on your

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How to Do Christmas Gifts on a College Student’s Budget

Christmastime is such a bright and merry season. Depending on where you live, you might be experiencing some snow, and hopefully, no matter where you live, you’re getting to experience the wonder and delight of Christmas lights, holiday parties, the advent season, and the general cheer of the holidays. As you approach the season of...

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How to Develop Independence at College

You might be thinking, Doesn’t college help you become independent all on its own?  And you’re right! And wrong. College is definitely a huge step in independence, and there’s nothing like living on your own in a dorm building or apartment without your parents around that will help you take a lot of great steps

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Spending Your Holidays Away from Home

By and large, most college students head home for Thanksgiving and Christmas—particularly because most schools have a rather long holiday break. However, depending on where you’re going to school, how far away it is from where you call home, and how much money it costs to get there, you may not have the luxury of

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Things to Consider When Living Alone for the First Time

As you approach the later years of your college career, you might find yourself in a position where you want (or have) to live alone. Living alone—without roommates—can be a really exciting step of independence. On the flip side, it might feel kind of overwhelming. There’s something refreshing about having your very own space to

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5 Things to Know About Your Senior Year

Your senior year of college is special on several fronts. First, it’s your last year of undergraduate school! Unless of course, you’re taking a few extra credits, and it will take you a semester or two longer to graduate. But, hey, either way, this is an immense accomplishment! Secondly, you’re right on the brink of

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How to Make the Most of College

What a beautiful time of life college is. It’s really a once-in-a-lifetime type of experience—you’re on your own but not entirely, you get to live in close community with a lot of other people your age, and you have the time and space to experiment a bit with what you might want to do in

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How to Choose Your First Apartment

Choosing your first apartment can be a really exciting experience. It’s you’re first time striking out on your own and truly making the decision about where you live. There’s something sort of freeing about being able to live in a location that doesn’t carry the same rules and regulations of a dorm. (Think actually...

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