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What’s in Your Back-to-School Bag?

Shop Ruche

This week we would like to welcome guest blogger Shop Ruche! Check out their site for cute clothes and vintage-inspired outfits, accessories, shoes, and even dorm decor!

The beginning of fall means the beginning of all things back-to-school! We love the thrill of a new grade or semester and the excitement of starting a whole new chapter. Whether you’re embarking on your bittersweet last year of high school or challenging first year of grad school, we have a few must-haves for that.

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Three On-Campus Looks To Keep You Looking Sharp

This week we would like to welcome guest blogger Combatant Gentlemen! Check them out for inexpensive suits, tuxes, dress shirts and more premium-quality clothing (without designer prices).

The start of the semester is around the corner. Between rush week, finding the best place to get your used books, and adjusting to that daily class grind again you might forget about one important thing — looking good. Instead of your usual sweats and hoodie, try mixing it up a bit. After all, you never know who’s going to be sitting next to you in your media communications class. Here are three looks that will get you all the way from your first week back through your last final in the Spring.

Campus CasualCombatant Gentlemen - Campus Casual

When you’re heading to a long day of classes, club meetings, group project meetings and possibly happy hour afterwards you want to make sure you’re comfortable. You also want to make sure dressed to go from day to night. A classic oxford button-down collared shirt and a pair of chino shorts is a winning look to keep you looking good all day long.

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Space-Saving Ideas for Small Dorm Rooms

Space-Saving Ideas for Tiny Dorm Rooms

Leaving to college for the first time can have a lot of sad goodbyes. Your friends, your parents, your comfort, and…your stuff! What about your precious collection of stuff and things? How will you fit all of your things into a shared space slightly larger than a shoebox? Here are some easy and effective ways to pack as much as you can into a tiny room.

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Weird Video Games You Should Be Playing

Ever play Grand Theft Auto V and think, “Man, I wish I could have a cannon firearm that shoots cars,” or “I wish all of Los Santos was underwater“? Well, someone thought those thoughts and created mods for both of those ideas in the PC version of the game.

Making normal-ish games weird is a trend lately, but we’ve scoured the web for a handful of games that started out weird without any help from mods. This mix of creepy and fun video games is within a PG limit, because it can get scary weird (I’m looking at you, Japan). (I’m casting a pretty broad net for these weird games. If the gameplay is interesting or if the story is bizarre, it has a good shot at making the list.) So let us know which ones you tried and which ones you liked.

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10 Tips for Traveling on a Student Budget

10 Travel Tips on a Student Budget
It’s the final week of our Choose Your Summer Adventure Sweepstakes(Sweepstakes Has Ended), and we’ve got vacation on the brain. Whether you’re ready to book it on the next flight across the sea or road trip across the country,have no fear – you can still have the vacation you deserve with some savvy inside information from the travel experts.

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Best Presents for Mother’s Day When You’re Broke

Best Presents for Mother's Day

Mom’s great and she deserves ALL THE THINGS. But you’re broke. Like, so broke you have those little moths flying out of your wallet like in the cartoons.

So we’ve compiled some nifty, thrifty ways to show you care without a ton of money. So shake out the couch cushions and warm up the glue gun for this mix of frugal Mother’s Day gift ideas that are sure to win you the Favorite Child Award.

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What They Don’t Teach You About Keeping a Job

Emotional Intelligence is a Must in the Working World

Talent, experience, academic ability — all of these traits are important factors in acquiring and keeping your job. But what is the surprise factor that they don’t talk about in Career Centers and college classes? Your EQ: Emotional intelligence.

Emotional intelligence sounds like a psychological buzzword, but it actually is a useful and hard-to-master ability to deal with our own emotions and recognize them in others. Emotional intelligence is a talent all its own, branching into a number of valuable, if not easily identifiable, skills like conflict resolution, the management of others, and the ability to adapt to stressful situations.

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Need a Productivity Boost? Try These Apps to Get You Going

The following was written by JT Ripton, a writer who has contributed to, Apartments.com8 eights to help you stay focused,, and other sites. He can be reached on Twitter at @JTRipton.


Don’t you love those days where you work hard and get a lot done? You check tons of items off your to-do list and feel super productive. Well, if you don’t have many days like that, take a look at these eight apps that will help get you going.

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7 Lucky Looks for St. Patrick’s Day

7 Lucky Looks for St. Paddy's Day

St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it. Instead of wearing green socks like you did last year, show off your Irish side with some fashionably fun accessories. Don’t worry, we’ve found some easy ways to go green. From college-themed green garb to a lucky rainbow look, here are 7 outfit ideas to take your St. Patrick’s Day from boring to blarney — because everyone is a wee bit Irish on St. Paddy’s Day!



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Study Smarter, Not Harder

Study Smarter, Not Harder

How long do you estimate the average college freshman can read their book/notes and be effectively learning? 4-5 hours? 1 hour? 25 minutes? 5 minutes?

That’s the question Marty Lobdell starts his Study Less Study Smart seminar with. According to Lobdell, the prime study time is 25 minutes. After that, you’re just wasting your time staring at random strings of words and not retaining any of it.

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