Essential Life Skills to Master Now (Part 1)

Essential Life Skills to Master Now (Part 1)

Being an adult is sexy. No, really. You may think things like paying taxes, balancing your budget, and actually using your daily planner are about…

The Do’s and Don’ts of College Conversation

The Do’s and Don’ts of College Conversation

Honestly… Please never talk about these things in college—unless you want to lose friends and influence people (to leave your presence). 1. Your high school…

Going to College and Redefining ‘Home’

Going to College and Redefining ‘Home’

Honestly… You become a human snail. I’ve just gotten back from dropping off my friends’ 11-year-old daughter (don’t be alarmed, they’re in their forties) at…

Dealing with the College Campus Health Obsession

Dealing with the College Campus Health Obsession

Honestly… In college, there’s an overwhelming pressure to be “healthy.” In high school, a lot of my friends got caught up in the diet culture,…

3 Ways to Make Your Orientation NOT Suck

3 Ways to Make Your Orientation NOT Suck

Honestly… I hated orientation. Man, I cannot tell you how good it feels to admit that. At my school, orientation is the biggest event of…

8 Crazy (Science-Based) Testing Strategies

8 Crazy (Science-Based) Testing Strategies

First of all, you should always eat a nutritious, filling breakfast and get eight-plus hours of sleep — just kidding, I’m not going to tell…

4 Things Kickstarters Can Teach You about Applying to College

4 Things Kickstarters Can Teach You about Applying to College

Being a college applicant is almost exactly like being a company — except the product that you’re hawking is yourself. Just like a company needs…

Honestly, You Need a Roommate Contract

Honestly, You Need a Roommate Contract

Honestly… You should make a roommate contract. When I was preparing for college, one of the commandments I read over and over again was to…

5 Secrets of Freshman Year of College

5 Secrets of Freshman Year of College

Honestly… There’s a ton of things no one will tell you about your freshman year. You’ve heard the basics: chances are good you and your…

The 9 Schools with the Best, Worst, and Weirdest Orientation Programs

The 9 Schools with the Best, Worst, and Weirdest Orientation Programs

College orientation is like the fourth date: you’re still trying really hard to impress the other person, but there’s also a level of comfort in…

Seriously Cute Clothes for Your Seriously Cool Summer Internship

Seriously Cute Clothes for Your Seriously Cool Summer Internship

Congrats, you don’t have to face a summer of stocking shelves at Safeway or serving smoothies at Starbucks, because you’ve landed a summer internship! Here…

How to Create the Dream Study Environment

How to Create the Dream Study Environment

I knew I wasn’t like other kids when, after watching Extreme Home Makeover with my friends, they started fantasizing about having Ty Pennington install hovering…

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