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  • Best Ski Destinations for Your Winter Break

    If you're dying to go skiing, skating, or snowboarding for your winter break, then we have some great options for you! // Photo Source: The Lusso Report Now that the holidays are upon us, it’s a perfect time for college students and high school kids everywhere to enjoy their winter break downtime with some fun in the snow. So if you’re in the mood for some serious skiing action or any other winter sport, there’s no better place to make it happen than a popular ski destination. Whether you desire to conquer the powdery white slopes like a professional Olympic athlete or you just simply want to channel your inner Queen Elsa and live out your Frozen fantasies, consider booking a trip to any of these prime ski destinations for a well-deserved winter break vacation. Continue reading → ...

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  • How to Pack Smart for Your Winter Break Getaway

    Find out how you can pack your bag wisely for your winter break vacation. // Photo Source: The Backslackers Packing light is necessary for any college student committed to going on a well-deserved winter break vacation after surviving a grueling fall semester. With a well-curated backpack or suitcase, you can easily chase down your scheduled flights or train rides to your holiday destinations with ease. But packing involves making really complex decisions because everyone has varying ideas on what they want to bring for their trip. But through this handy guide on how to pack wisely for your winter break getaway, you can discover the ways on how to edit the items in your travel bag without breaking your spine or your sanity. Continue reading → ...

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  • A College Student’s Guide to Navigating Black Friday

    Know how you can get through Black Friday without breaking the bank. // Photo Source: Post-Gazette Brace yourselves: Thanksgiving is coming. And the arrival of the holiday also means that people everywhere are gearing up for Black Friday—the day after Thanksgiving where plenty of people flock to retail outlets and shop for various products at deeply discounted prices. For college students on a budget, the opportunity to go shopping without breaking their savings account is definitely encouraging. However, the thing with Black Friday is that it can get very intense; what with hordes of shoppers scrambling around aisles to grab all the things they want before the store runs out of stock. So how should college kids go about Black Friday without sending themselves into panic mode? This handy game plan below should help them out when they’re planning to get their cheap retail therapy fix the day after Thanksgiving. Continue reading → ...

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  • Things College Students Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

    There are other reasons other than getting to eat roast turkey that college students are grateful for this Thanksgiving. // Photo Source: Rutgers KSA With Halloween over and the prospect of Thanksgiving looming right around the corner, there are plenty of reasons why college students are excited for the start of the holidays. The fourth Thursday of November is a time when people acknowledge their gratitude for things that they were blessed with during the year thus far. But for most college students, they are likely to be thankful for things that only they can relate to—things like the following featured below: Continue reading → ...

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  • How to Recover After Failing Your Midterms

    Earning a failing grade during midterms is not the end of the world. Here's how you can turn things around. // Photo Source: Onward State Failed your midterms? There, there… Everything’s going to be alright. You don’t have to beat yourself up too hard if you found out that you didn’t pass a test or two during your midterm exams, even if you studied very hard in the weeks prior to your tests. Sure, it might look bad at first, but it’s not the end of the world. There’s still the rest of the school term to complete, and you can use this moment to regroup and learn what you’ve done wrong so you can ace your finals near the end of the semester. Here are some helpful hints on how you can get back on track after performing badly during midterms. Continue reading → ...

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