You probably think of your college campus as home, at least while you are living there. I know I do! But it can be easy to forget that your “home” is open to all sorts of people—students, professors, employees, the general public—and not all of them are friendly. Here are 10 useful tips to help you stay safe while on campus! (Note: While some of these tips may seem to apply more to women, it is important to remember that ANYONE can be a victim of assault. Stay safe, no matter what gender you are!) Read More →
It is 1:00 AM on a Thursday night, though you swear the clock actually stopped moving a few hours ago. Seconds fall as heavy as textbooks on your eyelashes. The essay/section of reading/group of math problems you have been assigned are finally completed. All you want to do is close your laptop, crawl into bed, and hibernate until summer again like a strange breed of college bear.
We’ve all been there. Sleep is elusive, valuable, and an indescribably blissful experience in college. But some evenings, despite your exhaustion, despite the all-nighter you pulled two days ago, and despite your determination to become reacquainted with the Sand Man, sleep cannot be found. Read More →
“I’m not flexible enough.” “I don’t have time.” “It doesn’t do anything.”
It’s the same excuses I always hear when I tell people to try yoga. Just the thought of the ancient practice conjures up images of yogis bent over in awkward, excruciating, contorted positions, and it doesn’t take much for people to be immediately turned off. What most people don’t know is that you don’t have to be flexible at all to do yoga–you just have to be willing to try. Read More →
This is a post by our newest writer, Brandon Wlosinski (pronounced Wol-insky). Brandon is an Architecture major at Iowa State University, so he knows a thing or two about not getting enough sleep.
Whether you are a studious worker, a multi-tasking project manager, or a budding socialite, chances are that at some point in your life as a college student, you are going to come to a point where sleep is going to take a back seat to other events in your life. This is never an ideal situation, as sleep is a natural bodily function and a requirement to maintain a healthy college life – physically, emotionally, and financially (more sleep = less Red Bull).
So how do you manage getting through the night and the day after if you happen to find yourself pulling an all-nighter? Read More →
This is the first post by one of our new writers, Vishrut Srivastava. Say hi to him in the comments!
College is fun. But it gets pretty stressful at times and this makes some people, you know, sad. New research shows that our happiness is made up of approximately 50% genes, 10% life circumstances, and 40% self-control.
Hold up. 40% of happiness is a personal choice? This means that even if your genes were programmed to make you perpetually delighted and your life just rocked in every way, you could still be “meh.” Clearly your choices and mental state can go a long way in making college life a lot more of a pleasant experience. Read More →
Is it possible to sleep only two hours a day and still retain functionality beyond that of a caffienated dippy bird? Read More →
Most people enter college thinking for sure that they’ll be the one that avoids the Freshman 15. Reassuring thoughts like “There’s a salad bar in the dining center”, “I’ll walk to class every day”, and “The gym has lots of cool stuff so I won’t get bored” will pass through their heads, usually as they sit at their computer or play video games. At least, that was my experience. Read More →
Last week I outlined some time management tips for getting things done more effectively. One of the items on my list was to get everything out of class that you can; take detailed notes, listen intently to the lecture, and record lectures for later listening. These tips are great, but I’ll be the first to admit that even a life-hacker like me is prone to the hypnotic drone of a boring lecture. We all get sleepy in class, whether it be due to a lack of rest or uninteresting subject matter. However, it’s painfully evident that sleeping in class is one of the ultimate wastes of time there is in college. So let’s tackle the main reason we’re sleeping in class; not sleeping enough at night. Read More →