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Where and How to Find Free Events in College

The life of a cash-strapped student doesn't have to be a mundane one. Check out these free entertainment ideas and how to find out what's happening on your read more

How to Balance College, Work, and Social Time: Top 10 Do's and Don'ts

Classes, coursework, friends, jobs, naptime...there's a lot of stuff to juggle in college! Here's what you should (and shouldn't) do to balance your life on read more

Mistakes First-Year College Students Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Freshman year can be a bit bumpy, and everyone makes mistakes. But here are a few to avoid to make your first year go more smoothly.read more

The Pros and Cons of Living With Roommates vs. Living Alone

The age-old question: should I live with roommates, or will I be happier living alone? We've collected all of the pros and cons of each option just for you.read more

From Mold to Mice: How to Deal With Dorm Room Issues

Bedbugs, mold, mice, cockroaches...here's what students and parents need to do when faced with dorm room maintenance issues like these.read more

Mental Health: What It Is and How Students Can Find Help

Mental health is just as important as physical health. But what is mental health, and how do you find the right help as a student?read more

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Q: Are there situations where it's appropriate for young people to "splurge"?

A: Yes, I think the best "splurge" young adults can make is on travel and experiences . . .read more


Q: How can students identify a bully and bullying behaviors?

A: First, I don't like to use the term "bully," as it is a label and prevents us from seeing the one to whom the label is applied as a person. And this is important because bullying is human; it is an adaptive trait...read more


Q: How should students respond to bullying?

A: The first thing is what you shouldn't do, which is to escalate the aggression. If someone attacks you verbally or intimidates you, don't respond aggressively. read more


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