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Six Tips to Study for Midterms

February 21, 2012

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Midterms creep up on us twice a year, right when we are getting a hang of our classes, then bam! Professors begin stressing “50 percent of your grade depends on this ONE test” or “if you fail this paper, you will most likely fail the class.” Midterms can definitely be stressful, but staying focused and taking the proper steps can help decrease stress levels and help to insure you go into your next midterm prepared.

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Valentine’s Day: College Relationships

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day! What will you be doing this year to celebrate? Maybe you’ve got a great date planned, a girls’ night, an intramural game or a night of lots of studying for midterms – whatever your plans are, there’s no right way to celebrate (except you should probably indulge in some sweet V-Day treats!). Valentine’s Day is undeniably the most popular date night of the year, and whether you are single, taken or somewhere in-between, you’ll probably be thinking a bit about love today.

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Skiing Safety

February 10, 2012

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President’s Day is just around the corner, and maybe you’re planning a trip to tackle the slopes. Skiing is a favorite wintertime activity, but unfortunately, every year there is a long list of ski related accidents. Annually in the United States there are on average approximately 34 deaths from skiing. There are also about 39 very serious, non-fatal injuries like severe head trauma and paraplegia from skiing accidents.

These numbers speak for themselves. Before hitting the slopes keep yourself safe by taking the necessary precautions to ensuring a fun and safe skiing adventure!

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Dorm Decorating Ideas to Spice Up Your Dorm This Semester

January 25, 2012
Dorm Decorating Ideas

Let’s face it, sharing a small room can be a challenge, even if you adore your roommate. It is an adjustment going from your own familiar environment to sharing a tiny space with another person. Most dorms consist of two beds, two desks, two chairs, and minimal closet space. The walls are usually white and blank, and the dorm rules can be aggravating: usually you cannot paint the walls, make holes in the walls or ceiling, light candles or bring in your own furniture.

Luckily you don’t have to spend your college days living in a boring dorm. This semester, don’t limit yourself to the four bare walls. Spice your dorm room up! Whether you are a sports fanatic, a music lover, fashionista or all of the above, there are options for every student to add some flare to his or her dorm room.

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Protect Yourself This New Year’s Eve

December 29, 2011
Protect Yourself This New Year's Eve

The promise of new year brings hope of new opportunities, new experiences and new resolutions – and a great reason to celebrate! Despite wishes of growth, greatness and improvement, New Year’s celebrations are notoriously dangerous. Drunk driving and excessive partying are two big issues on New Year’s Eve and can ruin the night for everyone.

Make sure you have a safe and fun New Years Eve by keeping a few things in mind this year!

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Holiday Travel Tips for Students

December 22, 2011
Holiday Travel Tips for College Students

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The holidays are finally upon us! Most students travel home to reunite with family and friends, and many families travel to come together from all over to celebrate. With Millions of Americans traveling during the holidays, things can definitely get a little complicated. Whether it is the large crowds or the winter weather, it is best to be prepared when planning your holiday trips. This season, the busiest travel days are expected to be between December 21 throughout December 23, December 26 through December 30 and January 2 and 3 as holiday travelers fly home, according to CNN.

Like every year, there is no good way to get around the fact that there will be traffic, and the airports will be packed. This season a projected 43.3 million air travelers will take flight during a 21 day period, according to the Airlines for America. Whether driving to your destination or taking a plane, here are a few steps to making an already hectic season, less hectic:

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December Grads: Have You Thought About Health Insurance Coverage After College?

December 15, 2011
December Grads: Have You Thought About Health Insurance?

If you’re graduating this December, congratulations! What an achievement! Unfortunately, with graduation comes a lot of potentially stressful logistics – finding a job, moving, maybe even applying to grad school. You’ve got a lot on your plate, so maybe you haven’t had a chance to think about what’s happening with your health insurance upon graduation. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered (and can offer you coverage, literally!). Here are some things you should consider when that hard-earned diploma is handed to you.

When your college years come to an end, unfortunately so does the health insurance covered by your school.  It is a challenge to walk out of college and into a full time job with health insurance benefits without any interruption in this day and age. Having health insurance is critical since there is no telling when an accident or an illness will occur. Whether you slip and fall on ice or become ill, things can happen that unfortunately are entirely out of your hands. Health insurance is a way to help protect yourself.

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