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4 Healthy Meals from the Dining Hall

September 26, 2012

Yale University - Undergraduate Commons Dining Hall - New Haven, CT

Choosing a meal in the dining hall can be a daunting experience.  Between the tendency for crowds and lines and the fact that you’re frequently rushed at meals (from homework, to getting to class on time, to extra-curricular groups, some days it’s hard to even remember to eat) finding a meal that’s balanced and healthy amongst the abundance of pizza and chocolate chip cookies can be a chore.  The American Food and Drug Administration recommends adults take in approximately 2,000 calories per day, give or take depending on their level of physical activity and other individual aspects of their health.  Below is a meal suggestion for each meal of the day (with an approximation of the number of calories), averaging out to a day’s worth of 2,000 calories.

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5 Ways to Green Your College Life

Whether you are a pro at living a green lifestyle or you are completely new to the concept, college is a great place to practice environmentally-friendly habits.  Below are five simple tips to help you have a green college experience. 1. Recycle Whenever Possible…

September 18, 2012

5 Things to Consider When Deciding to Transfer

Deciding to transfer to a different college is a very serious decision and a sometimes confusing process.  While the process has its similarities to applying as a freshman, there are a few significant differences that in many ways make the experience more complicated than…

September 5, 2012

Fire Safety in Dorms and Off-Campus: Facts to Keep in Mind

While locating the nearest staircase and exit may not be at the top of your agenda on move-in day, it probably should be.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are approximately 3,800 university housing fires each year, which factors out to a…

August 17, 2012

The 5 Things You Need To Do Before College Move-In

So you’ve chosen what you need for your dorm, studied up on move-in procedures, and made your moving-in arrangements.  What’s left to do before you move into your dorm?  Here is a list of a few items that may have slipped your mind: Check…

August 16, 2012

Decorating Your Dorm: 5 Items to Bring

  Decorating your dorm room can be one of the most fun parts of moving in.  While it can be nerve wracking and occasionally stressful if your tastes clash with your roommates, there are so many fun dorm solutions available to make your room…

August 1, 2012

Five Perfect Plants for Dorm Rooms and Apartments

Plants are a great way to add style to a room.  Not only are they beautiful to look at, they create a relaxing atmosphere and are fun to care for.  While tending to a plant can be a daunting task at the start, there…

July 18, 2012

Dorm Shopping Guide: The 10 Things that You Need

Buying things for your dorm room can sometimes be a confusing process.  Between what schools recommend you buy, what retailers tell you you need, and your own personal likes and dislikes, shopping for your dorm room can quickly escalate into an overwhelming situation.  Rather…

July 9, 2012

Go On a Vacation This Summer!

Summer is a great time to travel! Between the flexibility of summer vacation scheduling and the (generally speaking) better weather, traveling in the summer can be a fun and fulfilling way to spend your summer vacation.  While traveling can be expensive, there are many…

June 8, 2012