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College Spring Break on the Cheap

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It’s spring break! And….you’re broke. Or close to it. Okay, maybe you’re not broke¸ but you don’t have the funds to sink into a Hawaiian cruise or luxurious ski in/ski out house at Tahoe. So, what can you do over spring break if you’re on a budget but could still use a break? Here are

The (Un)Romantic History of Valentine’s Day

A red noose in a heart shape.

This Saturday is Valentine’s Day, a day when many lovebirds exchange gifts and flowers and head out on the town for candlelit dinners, and school children swap heart-adorned cards and candy with their classmates. It turns out, however, that the history behind Valentine’s Day isn’t quite the romance-filled memoir that you might expect. Lupercalia, the

4 Great Gifts for College Students

Student gift

Winter break is right around the corner and many students are ready for the much needed break! The holidays and balancing a budget can be a challenging time for college students, whether at home or away from family. Finding a gift that helps reduce a student’s financial burden and is something they love can be

To Snack or Not to Snack?

Snacking

A snack is considered a small amount of food eaten between meals. Americans are snacking at higher rates than ever. According to the USDA’s food surveys of Americans, both the amount of snacking and the caloric density of the snacks has increased since 1977. It is estimated that 84% of adults snack which provides about

5 Books to Read this Summer

summer-reads

Not sure what book to bring with you on vacation this summer? From mystery to history to adventure, here are a few recommendations for everyone. Look at your local public library to find these or similar titles.  1. Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik

How to Balance School, Work and Life

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The sound of the alarm rings at 6 a.m. There are children to feed, schedules to consider, and homework to be turned in before midnight. The laundry is piling up as the memory of the project at work that is due on Friday comes to mind. This is a typical morning of many non-traditional college

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