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    Students and Legislators Fight Against Textbook Costs

    Students and Legislators Fight Against Textbook Costs
    For students, it’s not uncommon to feel like they’re getting hit from all sides, and when it comes to paying for college, the feeling may hold some truth. Besides the obvious costs, tuition and room and board, students must factor in the not so obvious costs like class fees and buying textbooks. According to an article published in the New York ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +104
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    Pack It Up: What to Bring to College

    Pack It Up: What to Bring to College
    Soon you’ll be packing your bags for college. But packing them with what? Countless freshmen arrive at the dorms lugging massive boxes and suitcases only to discover that they brought too much or forgot something. By bringing the right items with you, you’ll get a good start on the school year without worrying about buying or returning items. What to Wear ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +230
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    Are You Over Scheduled?

    Are You Over Scheduled?
    You don't have time to read this. You should be squeezing in 20 minutes of study time before you punch in at your part-time job. And after your shift ends you'll have to hustle if you want to make it to practice on time. Sound familiar? Then you ought to make time to read this. Some stress is a natural part ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +57
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    Student Advice on Freshman Year

    Student Advice on Freshman Year
    College life is looming. Wouldn't it be nice to get some pointers on making the most of college? Fastweb polled students across the country for their top tips for a successful freshman year in college. What tips do students across the nation have for students about to go to college? Find out below! Getting Settled Classwork/Academics Extracurriculars Dorm or Apartment ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +162
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    Five Health Mistakes College Students Make

    Five Health Mistakes College Students Make
    Don't spend more time in the campus health clinic than in the classroom this school year. Avoid these common campus health mistakes. 1.Not washing your hands enough - With so many people living together, eating together, and studying together, germs spread quickly on college campuses. You can catch colds, the flu, sore throats and more by rubbing your nose or eyes ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +71
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    Survive Dorm Life: Rules to Live By

    Survive Dorm Life: Rules to Live By
    Where else can you make lasting friendships, have too many all-nighters and eat lots of ramen all under one roof? Dorms add a lot to the college experience, giving you the opportunity to live with students who are going through the same things you are. Know what to expect once you move in and get the most out of your dorm ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Volunteer your Way to a Paying Gig

    Volunteer your Way to a Paying Gig
    When the economy suffers, so do organizations that rely on volunteers — at least traditionally. But according to one source, not only can volunteering remain strong in times of economic concern, it can also help the volunteer gain necessary job skills to re-enter the job market. The most recent Giving in Tough Times study, produced during the last economic downturn in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +182
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    9 Ways to Prepare for Finals

    9 Ways to Prepare for Finals
    You totally don’t want to think about it right now, but finals are just around the corner. That means you can add studying for them to your already vast to-do list. Here are some helpful hints on how to prepare for your exams and get everything else done. Tip 1: Start early Preparation for exams should begin earlier than the day ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +148
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    Surviving Family During the Holidays

    Surviving Family During the Holidays
    During the holiday season, we’re inundated with messages about how much the family means. However, when your mother enforces your 10 p.m. high school curfew after months of staying up until you see the sun, it can be difficult to retain that message. Surviving the holiday season is just as important as celebrating the season. These tips and tricks will help ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Learn to Love Your New City

    Learn to Love Your New City
    So, you’ve made the big move to a new city! Whether you’ve moved for college, a new job, or a summer internship, getting acclimated to your surroundings is often the key to your success in any given place. Almost everyone goes through an adjustment period when they move to a new town. Hating the city in which you live can affect ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +52
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    How the New iPhone 3.0 Can Make You Smarter

    How the New iPhone 3.0 Can Make You Smarter
    If you haven't downloaded the iPhone 3.0 version to your iPhone, do it now. Students with the iPhone can now use the gadget help them study. And, what's more, some schools are even giving them away to students-- for free. Just released today, the 3.0 iPhone version offers cut, copy, and paste capabilities, MMS, an improved calendar, and many other updated ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +36
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    First Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner Announced

    First Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner Announced
    In recognition of Heath Ledger’s acting legacy, his family (with the help of Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, and Michelle Williams) has created the Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship for rising Australian actors. The scholarship gives rising Australian actors the chance to head to Hollywood for international acting opportunities. Oliver Ackland was the first-ever recipient of the Heath Ledger ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +86
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    11 Sexy Scholarships

    11 Sexy Scholarships
    Scholarships are often thought of as useful, helpful, and earned but have you ever thought of them as sexy? On July 27, 2010 U.S. News & World Report published an online study that asked “What is the sexiest scholarship?” U.S. News reportedly spent hours scouring databases, sending E-mails and making phone calls to find their 11 most super sexy scholarships. The ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Don't Pay for Textbooks: Organize a Book Swap

    Don't Pay for Textbooks: Organize a Book Swap
    Tired of giving all your cash to the campus bookstore? Angry about the high prices they charge for even used books? Well, you and your friends don’t have to take it anymore. Organize a textbook swap! When hosted at a central location on campus it’s a great way for you—and hundreds of your campus cohorts to get your textbooks for FREE. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +51
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    The ROTC Option

    If your teen is willing to work hard in return to get someone else to pay for college, he or she can consider enrolling in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC. ROTC cadets are eligible for generous scholarships and upon graduation are commissioned as officers with immediate job opportunities. In fact, ROTC scholarship recipients are obligated to take military jobs. How ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Entertaining for the Holidays on a Budget

    Entertaining for the Holidays on a Budget
    Sometimes, the family you have isn’t just related to you by blood. Rather, your idea of family extends to the friends you’ve made at school. The holiday months, therefore, not only bring your family together but your family of friends as well. This year, celebrate the season, the end of finals and save money at the same time with these ideas ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    StarReviews Gives Fastweb 5 of 6 Stars

    StarReviews Gives Fastweb 5 of 6 Stars
    Since 2005, StarReviews has been ranking websites and software and services as well as providing online shoppers with a vast amount of savings opportunities with coupons. Recently, StarReviews released its 2011 ranking of Fastweb. The review website gave Fastweb 5 of 6 stars, citing the website as easy-to-use and informative. Their favorite feature on our site was the Calendar, which helps ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Budgeting for Graduate Applications

    Budgeting for Graduate Applications
    If you're considering graduate school, then you're probably considering the cost of graduate school as well. But what many students overlook is the cost of applying to grad school. Depending on the type of program, you could be looking at up to $1,000 in expenses — even before you're admitted. Here are some typical costs to keep in mind when planning ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How to File your Federal Income Tax Return for Free

    How to File your Federal Income Tax Return for Free
    Many college students file federal income tax returns on their own for the first time in college. This can be a little intimidating, but it doesn't need to be. After all, the federal income tax return is simpler than the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). And now, you can file your federal income tax return for free through the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Super Easy Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

    Super Easy Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
    Whether you're celebrating a specific holiday or simply the break from school, you can indulge with these Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies by Paula Deen, found on foodnetwork.com. You don't have to be an expert chef or a cookie connoisseur to wow family, friends or your taste buds with these holiday cookies. This recipe is super easy--not to mention, super tasty. Check ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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