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Holidays

Stay Healthy During Travel Season

It’s almost time to travel home for Thanksgiving. Crowded airports, public restrooms, taxi cabs and trains make it even harder to stay healthy during cold and flu season. If you aren’t careful (and sometimes even if you are) you could return from vacation and be too sick for class. Here are a few ways to avoid getting sick during your holiday travels.

  • Pack your own snacks. Immune boosting foods that are rich in antioxidants will help you fight off germs.
  • Too much caffeine and too much alcohol will dehydrate you. Green tea, 100 percent fruit juice and water will all keep you hydrated and help boost your immune system.

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Best and Worst Drink Choices at Holiday Parties

For college upperclassmen, especially those in high profiled company internships programs, holiday parties can be a little stressful. Often times students are wondering what to wear, how much to drink, is it okay to even drink at all and most commonly, should they even bother going? The answer is yes, of course you should go. Holiday parties can be fun and great networking opportunities, but you should definitely be conscious of your alcohol consumption.

Obviously, you should never overindulge with alcohol, or drink irresponsibly, but you should also consider the calories you’re ingesting along with that cocktail.

Here is a list of the best and worst cocktail choices for the calorie-conscious that are typically served at holiday parties to give you a better idea of just what those drinks will set you back.

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Best and Worst Pies to Indulge in This Holiday Season

The holiday season is quickly approaching and one popular American tradition is the assortment of pies that will grace your holiday table.

Whether your heading home to a home-cooked meal courtesy of mom or dad, or staying on campus and creating a dorm room delight, skipping dessert is probably the last thing you’re considering.

So, instead of depriving your body of a holiday treat, check out our list of the best and worst pies (according to calorie and fat gram count) typically served at holiday parties to give you an idea of what kind of semi-healthy indulging you’re willing to engage in. Read the rest of this entry »



Celebrating Thanksgiving Solo Can Still be a Blast

thanksgiving plateAs the holidays draw near, people are thinking of family time and lots of good food. Many college students have made or are preparing to make arrangements to head home for the holidays. Many people take for granted the option of going home for the holidays and for those that are at a school that’s a long distance from home, seeing your family for Thanksgiving might not be an option.

If you do find yourself staying on campus during the Thanksgiving holiday, don’t fret. There are plenty of ways you can celebrate Thanksgiving on your own without feeling left out.  Below are some of the things you can do to have a great Thanksgiving even if you’re flying solo. Read the rest of this entry »



The Best Holiday Train Deals for Students

trainYears ago, traveling by train was the only way to go. Now, people seem to forget about traveling by train due to the popularity of airline travel or the convenience of driving. As a student looking for an economical way to get home for the holidays, or even for the summer, you can’t afford not to check out train prices.

Depending on how far in advance you look, you can find some really great deals by riding the train. This isn’t just for those in the United States. Train travel is very popular overseas as a way to travel from one country to another.

Traveling by train gives you the advantage of not having to drive. While aboard most trains, you can eat and sleep in an actual bed and enjoy the scenery. Read the rest of this entry »



Travel Home for the Holidays on the Cheap

airplaneIt’s hard to believe it’s almost that time, but the holiday season is right around the corner. For many students, that means wrapping up the semester and trying to head home for the holidays.

As a student, the key to getting home and enjoying your holiday time with the family is to get there spending as little money as possible.

Spending on a budget is nothing new for most college students, so below are some great ways to get home without breaking the bank.

  • Take a bus: Taking the Greyhound is notoriously cheap and you don’t have to worry about doing the driving. Of course, if you are traveling a long distance, you’ll need to plan this out. While taking a bus is very inexpensive, it can also be a time consuming process since you aren’t in charge of the schedule. Read the rest of this entry »


The Best Holiday Car Rental Deals for Students

car rentalIf you’re heading home for the holidays, you might be interested in renting a car. It can be hard to find a good deal but they are most definitely out there.

If you have some extra cash, renting a car can be a small expense, if you play your cards right. It will also save you wear and tear on your own car and give you chance to ride in style. The important thing to remember if you decide to rent a car is to never stop looking for deals. Just like airlines, car rental companies are constantly changing their rates. You are not charged to reserve a car, so you if you see a deal and reserve the car, you can easily cancel if you find a better deal later. Read the rest of this entry »



Easy and Delicious Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

turkeyThanksgiving is for spending time with your family, being grateful for all that you have, and stuffing your face with delicious food. Last year, my mom asked me to make the Thanksgiving dinner. At first, I was terrified, but after some planning (and using these recipes), it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. If you are going to preparing some of the Thanksgiving feast this year, or the whole meal is falling on your shoulders, try some of these easy, delicious recipes! Read the rest of this entry »



5 Halloween Candies to Stay Away From

candy cornOn campus, nothing quite says Halloween like massive bowls of candy filled with Snickers, Blow Pops and fun-size packages of Skittles.

You’re probably thinking that a little candy here and there through the month of October is no biggie, but if you’re trying to avoid the Freshman 15, or any 15 for that matter, consuming all that candy can ruin your healthy eating habits. Though it’s tempting to dig into those ever-so-colorful bowls of candy that are so conveniently positioned at every front desk on campus, you’ll feel a lot better about yourself if you resist. Read the rest of this entry »



Fun and Unique Activities for Halloween 2010

halloweenThere’s a chill in the air, there are way too many scary movies coming to theaters, and I am suddenly craving candy corn like there’s no tomorrow. You know what this must mean….Halloween is almost here!

What are you going to do this Halloween? You could get dressed up as your favorite pop culture icon and go to the coolest party on campus. Or this year, you could choose to do something a little more creative with your All Hallows Eve.

Go Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF. UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund and works for children’s rights and the protection of children around the world. It really is a very noble charity and for years now, trick-or-treaters have collected donations instead of candy on Halloween to benefit this foundation. So, grab your BFF, get all dressed up, and go collect donations instead of candy this Halloween. In addition to helping others, you will help yourself avoid the freshmen 15, which can still plague you long after your freshman year, sadly enough. Read the rest of this entry »





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