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College-Age Questions: Should You Get Car Insurance After Moving Out?

If you had a car in high school, there is a good chance you were on your parent’s insurance policy. However, if you are moving away to college or moving out after graduation, you may need to find your own insurance policy. Here are key points to keep in mind when determining whether or not Read more…

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The Benefits of Military Service for College and After

Many think that, after high school, they have to choose between going to college or joining the military, and that there is no overlap between the two. Yet, here are just a few ways joining the military can benefit both your college experience and your life afterwards. Helps Pay for Your Schooling A very well-known Read more…

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12 Little-Known Ways To Save During Your First Semester of College

You’re on your own now (sort of) and every dollar counts, so Offers.com made a tell-all guide on all the best ways to save, whether you’re heading off to college for the first time, or coming back for your final semester. Check out these 12 little-known money-saving tips below, and watch your savings grow. 1. Read more…

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Why We Wear Graduation Gowns

If you have attended a graduation ceremony, you are likely to notice a rainbow of colors on the caps and hoods of the students. These colors are not random but have academic and historical significance. Your university probably gave you your graduation gown specifications – but did you know that academic regalia design is governed Read more…

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How to Save Money as a College Commuter

Commuting to college can be a quick, cheap, and easy experience, or a relatively pricey and time-consuming challenge. Where you live and what your living conditions are can have a big impact on the costs associated with travel to and from school each day. Here are some tips on how you can save money while Read more…

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How Handwriting Can Make You Smarter

Innovations in technology continue to influence education and have a major impact on how students study and learn. However, there are still some benefits to taking the “old school” approach. For instance, taking notes by hand can actually have a lot of positive effects. Research shows that handwriting increases focus, improves critical thinking, and even Read more…

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Ultimate Feng Shui Guide For Your Dorm Room

Are you feeling unproductive and unmotivated when in your dorm room? Even for people who have never heard of feng shui, the idea that a person’s state of mind is reflected in their living space (or vice versa) seems pretty intuitive. So, studying in a clean and organized room will surely make you feel more Read more…

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Party Campus: Tips to Stay Smart and Safe

Living on campus might fill new students with a sense of false security. Of course, you assume the campus is a safe and secure place, but even so, reports surface every year about students on campuses being subjected to robberies, burglaries, attacks, stalking, and drunk driving accidents. The threat of a dangerous situation might be Read more…

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5 Embarrassing Ways to Ruin Your Awesome Essay

What’s your first thought when a professor asks you to write an essay? With reactions of all kinds possible, only two perfectly reflect a student’s state at this moment: it’s either “Kill me, please!” or “Great! I’m gonna write my best essay ever!” Academic writing often promotes anxiety in students. Some hate such tasks and Read more…

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Education Outside the Classroom: Will Coworking Spaces Be the Future?

Education has been the driving force behind every progress ever made, but what drives education forward? Is it affected by the changes constantly happening in the world of tech, psychology, and other sciences? Of course it is. We often see how tech advancements are implemented in schools and colleges. Still, there is one question lingering Read more…

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