What to Do When You’re Overwhelmed

Going to college is a really exciting time in life. There’s a whole lot of joy and fun to be had—you’re taking a lot of steps in independence, meeting new friends, and experiencing all sorts of new things. While there’s a lot of beauty and wonder in the college experience, there can also be a

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College is Just Around the Corner

It’s almost August! That means that it’s just about time to pack up and head to college. No matter what year you are, there’s a lot of prep to be done before you head back to school, and if you’re a freshman, there’s a lot of planning you have to make room for. If you’re

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How to Make Sure You Have a Job Waiting for You After Graduation

As graduation creeps closer, you probably have a lot on your mind. You’ve accomplished a lot. You’ve made it through years of school, you’re probably preparing or currently taking a whole slew of finals, and you’re about to cross over the great divide into which you finally have your very own degree. Wow! The thing...

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Managing Your Finances in College

Oh, finances. As a college student, you may have just started to notice how much work, along with mental and emotional effort, that managing one’s own finances can take. Starting a budget or figuring out how to pay down debt can feel overwhelming before you begin, but it’s true that even small steps toward a

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Staying Productive Over the Summer Months

There is absolutely nothing wrong with resting and having fun over your summer break. In fact, we encourage it! Your body and mind need that space to relax, recalibrate, and get ready for a new year of school. However, while you should certainly be taking some time to do some restful, rejuvenating things, there is

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How to Find Inspiration in College

No matter what you major in, you’re going to need inspiration at some point. Whether you’re trying to think of killer intro sentence for your seventeen-page paper, or you’re simply looking for some motivation to keep at it with your chosen major, seeking inspiration can really be a big help. If you’re not someone...

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How to Keep Your Belongings Safe at College

Moving into a college dorm room or apartment is such a unique season of life. If you haven’t moved a lot during your childhood, this may be one of the first big moves you will pack and prepare for. When move-in day arrives, you’ll more than likely be moving all sorts of things: clothes, appliances,

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Managing Bills While Sharing with Roommates

At some point during your college experience or even after you’ve graduated from school, you’ll probably spend a couple of years living with roommates and managing bills as a group. Once you move into an apartment, you’ll be responsible for paying rent and depending on the apartment, electricity, gas, internet, garbage...

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Gardening in College

Whether or not you have a green thumb, you might be interested in starting or working in a garden this year. When you’re in college, it might seem a bit tricky to try and grow flowers or vegetables—particularly with everything you have going on. There’s also the question of how to practically go about it.

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How to Get Good at Studying

Let’s face it: it’s inevitable that you’ll have to study in college. Even if you’re the SparkNotes king or you easily ace tests without cracking open one textbook, there’s going to come a final, a pop quiz, a final exam that’s going to force you to have to spend some time looking over your notes

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