10 Surefire Ways to Reduce Stress During College

There will be periods in college that will make you feel the symptoms of anxiety and stress. Midterms, finals and deadlines…it can be a very stressful place. But don’t start stressing just yet! Here are 10 natural ways that you can help reduce your stress anytime you need to. Exercise Being physically active is a great way to relieve s...

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Study Tips for Freshmen: Finding Your Ideal Place to Study

You just got your first writing assignment in college…but something feels different. You’ve written hundreds of essays in high school with ease, why all of a sudden does starting this assignment seem like the most difficult task in the whole, entire world? Your focus is off. Your inspiration is gone. And you’re completely blanking on where th...

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One Quick Fix for Homsickness

Your son or daughter has ventured off for their first year of college. Even if they never come right out and say it, they will miss you as much as you will miss them. Whether they are now living twenty minutes away from home or twenty hours, yes, your child will feel the effects of homesickness. It’s inevitable. But despite the distance between y...

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Cures for Homesickness

Homesickness…everyone will experience it at least once when they move off to college, regardless of the distance between home and the new school. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s completely understandable to want to be back in the place where you were already used to living with people whose company you enjoy and they, most likely, like yo...

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Packing for College: My Printer Confession

My name is Betsy and I have one more semester left at the University of Illinois… and I have never personally owned a printer. Yes, life at college has been very hard for me, printer-less. Being a journalism major, I have had a lot of big writing assignments that I’ve had to do for classes. On top of that, I am also one of the worst procrastina...

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College Freshmen: Why It’s Better to Hold Off on that Job

You will see that there are several more expenses revealed in college than there were at home with your parents. Food, school needs, more food and dorm necessities…expenses you never had to worry about before are now adding up fast. Now more aware of the expenses of life, many new students think it would be appropriate for them to get a job so th...

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The Driving Test: Should You Bring Your Car to School?

Knowing that you have your car with you on campus can sometimes be reassuring for new college students. Having a way to drive home whenever you want can make you feel less trapped when you’re trying to adjust to the college town during the transition phase. But other times, having a car on campus can be more of a pain for new students to deal...

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Roommate Problems? Read This!

Whether you were friends before or you just met them this year, you most likely will find yourself in a dispute or two with your roommate at some point during the school year. Not getting along with your roommate creates a lot of tension in your living space and can really stress you out, often making it difficult to focus on your studies. You have...

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