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6 Ways to Have a Successful Finals Week

1. Condense and compile your notes Looking at all of your notes for the semester can be completely overwhelming. Take time before your finals to...

6 Ways to Create a More Productive Work Space

If you often work at home, it's important to dedicate a space specifically for completing work. Depending on what kind of environment you're most...

5 Ways to Start Your Morning Slowly

I think if I had to pick one word to describe our generation, it would be ‘hustle’. From the second we wake up to...

The College Student’s Guide to Summer Fitness

I would consider myself a fitness junkie. I love working out, try to eat clean, and walking into a health food store is like...

The College Guide to Picking the Perfect Red Lipstick

Finding a great shade of red lipstick is tough. Ladies, can I get an amen? There might be something that looks AWESOME on the...

6 Things to Buy at the Farmers’ Market This Summer

I LOVE farmers' markets! I’m from the Des Moines metro, and for five months out of the year, Saturday mornings mean that some of...

9 Plants for People with Black Thumbs

You know how people talk about having green thumbs? Well, mine are black. I love plants and nature dearly, I just seem to have...

6 Ways to Get Your Life Together Over The Weekend

Weekends are a time to reflect and reset for the week ahead. Instead of spending the entire few days watching Netflix and sleeping until...

5 Times When Multi-Tasking ACTUALLY Works

Lately, everything I have been reading has been condemning multi-tasking. Yes, obviously, if you’re trying to focus on two things at once, you’re probably...

5 Things Successful People Do on Fridays

Congratulations-you made it to Friday! It can be really tempting to just enjoy the fact that you’ve gotten through the workweek, and to simply...

9 Things All Mountain Lovers Need

Nothing makes me happier than being surrounded by (or, at least in close proximity to) mountains. The feeling you get when you are on...

The Guide to Kickboxing Terminology

Maybe you’ve never taken a kickboxing class, but really want to try it out. Or, maybe, you walked into a class, and had the...

7 Staples for a Great Spring Wardrobe

Spring has arrived, and ladies, we all know that this means changing up your wardrobe. It’s easy to go for the cute floral dresses...

Find Your Political Party with this Quiz!

Liberal? Conservative? Somewhere in between? These days its become increasingly difficult to keep up with all the different political parties. It's not enough to just...

Why Should I Censor My Own Values?

Since becoming conservative, I’ve noticed a few things about how I interact with my friends. There’s a time and a place for everything, and...

15 Ways to Be Productive During Spring Break

If you're planning on staying home instead of attending a beach trip this year, you can still make the most out of your...
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Why YOU should go donate blood

“We’re down to a two-three day supply of blood. This is a dangerously low supply. Please come donate now.” I’ve gotten this message from...

How to Get Over Post-Trip Sadness

When I was a kid, I was the camper who cried for three hours straight when camp ended. Now, I’m the adult that is...

5 Ways to Stay Stress-Free

Stress is a big part of almost everybody's lifestyle. College students to business professionals feel the pressure and chaos that occurs with the activities of life. Throughout my...

5 Ways to be Productive on a Flight

For people like me, sitting in one spot for hours on end is not ideal. I am a busy bee, so flights have always...

When should you fight a Traffic Ticket?

When you get a traffic ticket, whether it's for speeding, rolling a stop sign, or any of the countless violations that get you ticketed,...

7 Steps for a Great Flight

The older I get, the more I have to fly. I know, I know -- that should be obvious. However, how many of us...

5 Things You Should Do at CPAC 2017

CPAC is quickly approaching and for many, this will be the first time attending. This "conservative super bowl" will be taking place from Feb....

11 Thoughts You’ve Had While Driving

Driving can either be the best part of your day or the worst. It can be the time when you relax and enjoy alone...

What to do when you can’t sleep

I don’t technically have insomnia. However, there are several nights each month where I find myself lying awake, with my mind racing and my...

7 Items to pack for CPAC 2017

The 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is less than a week away! As thrilling as this is, sometimes packing can be hard, especially...

5 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re single

Happy Day Before Valentine’s Day! The day of love that couples look forward to can be a day dreaded by those who are single....

5 Behaviors That Are Slowly Ruining Your Life

Humans often turn life into something much more complicated than it needs to be. Sometimes, we are the cause of our own dissatisfaction without even...

5 ways to start being on time for once

I am the queen of showing up to places late. Work or school? Right on time. Yet, when it comes to spending time with...

How to budget easily as a college student

As a college student, one of the things I have noticed is that most of the people I’m surrounded by just kind of ‘wing...

6 Ways To Prepare For a Campus Career Fair

Finding internships or a post-graduation job for students can be extremely stressful in college, but career fairs are one of the most efficient ways...

7 things any introvert can relate to

Introvertedness is so very misunderstood by society at large. Introvertedness doesn’t mean that we’re super quiet or scared of people; it just means that...

7 Holy Grail Apps That Will Make Your Life Easier

For full-time workers and college students, finding a minute to breathe can be tough. However, no matter where you are, you probably have your...

How to feel better when you have a cold

Right now, I am suffering from the enemy that has no cure: The common cold. Everybody knows that having a cold is pretty much...

5 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Weekend

Weekends are students' and employees' holy grail. For some, it's time to catch up on work, and for others it's time to detox from...

Burnout and how to handle it

Burnout is the physical or mental collapse caused by overwork, stress, or many other factors within our lives. We’ve all experienced burnout at one...

10 healthy snacks you should keep in your dorm

College is known for being notoriously unhealthy -- freshman 15 anyone? Not only is the food in the cafeteria typically unhealthy, but many of...

5 Things Every Young Politico Should Know

About two years ago, I began my long journey with politics. While I had always taken an interest in politics, it had never crossed...

5 Ways to Start Getting What You Want in Life

While it's easy to know what we want, it is much more challenging to go after it. More times than I can count, I've...

Utilize your weekend for increased productivity

Most of us look to the weekend as a haven of rest. Sleeping in, brunching, time spent with friends and family; ah, the weekend...

The guide to creating morning and nighttime routines

Routines are patterns of activity that have become habitual. For example, think about what you do when you walk out the door to your...

5 Ways to Overcome Semester Slumps

It's only two week into the semester and I am already spending hours on end in library, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and having...

Why you should be selfish about your sleep

One of my goals going into a new year was to get to bed at a specific time each night. I want to be...

10 Ways to Improve your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn has become a necessary networking tool for practically every individual. Your profile will act as an online resume, reaching connections across the nation....

20 Motivational Thoughts for College Students

For most college students, this is the first week back to classes, and focusing on school work can be difficult. Here are 20 motivational...

5 Ways to Cheer Up on a Gloomy Day

As I write this, I’m sitting next to a giant window... and all I can see is gray. When the days of winter get...

You are not your GPA…but it still matters

Lately I've been seeing an overwhelming amount of "You are not your GPA" articles. They all hit on one main point: you are worth...

The guide to prepping for winter storms

A giant ice storm is predicted to begin in Oklahoma and strike much of the Midwest in the next few days. Power outages, being...

12 Healthy Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

I very much have a sweet tooth. Actually, I think that I may have sweet teeth...as in plural. Chocolate is my weakness, and I...

9 Things you hear when you’re the “fit friend”

In most friend groups, there is one person who carries the label of the ‘fit friend’. Even if this person isn’t out running marathons...

11 College Dos and Don’ts

It's no doubt that college can be a slippery slope. If you skip one day of class, you'll be failing in no time. Set...

The Value of Waking Up Early

I like to sleep. Heck, it might be one of my favorite pastimes ever.  But while I still have some post-New Year motivation, I...

3 Reasons Why YOU Should Start Kickboxing

As the years have passed, we have seen workout trends come and go. From Jazzercise to Zumba, there is always a ‘latest craze’ in...

The World’s Best Winter Pick-Me-Up Playlist

Does winter have you feeling down? When skies are gray and you freeze each time you walk out the door, it’s easy to feel...

7 motivational books to read in 2017

It's a new year, and we are all searching for the motivation to work toward our 2017 resolutions. Whether it's work or school that...

Should you get a cat or dog?

So you want a dog, or maybe you desire a cat?   Perhaps you long for a loyal canine to play fetch with in the park...

7 Things To Remember When You’re Not Okay

It's cold out, the sky is gray, and you just don't know what to do with myself. If you're in college, it's that weird...

7 Tips to make traveling better

The past couple of years have found me traveling frequently. Whether it’s a flight to a conference or a few hours in the car...

10 websites every college student should know about

It's a new year and you have the opportunity to have the best semester yet. To do this, you must equip yourself with the...

5 ways to use Evernote to run your life

This semester, I’ll be taking a full load of classes, working three jobs, writing for three websites, devoting time to my spiritual, fitness, and...

Getting ready for a new semester

A new semester is upon us. With high school students gearing back up to head back to school in the next few days and college...

10 Best New Years Resolutions

Well, the New Year is now fortunately upon us.  Many of us have set resolutions to improve our lives this 2017, ranging from simple and...

Here’s your guide to a killer 2017

2016 was a rough year for some and an amazing year for others. Something we can all agree on is that we all want...

10 Memes that Dominated 2016

2016 was definitely a year for the books. Social media is bigger and better than ever. Everyone is connected to the internet one way...

7 Unique resolutions to try in 2017

The beginning of a new year can be overwhelming as you're deciding what changes you want to make in your life. Sure, maybe you...

10 ways to ensure a successful semester in 2017

If you haven't done as well as you'd like in your classes, a new year is coming your way. This is the perfect opportunity...

The Greatest New Years Resolution I Ever Made

I am not usually a fan of New Year's Resolutions.  For the most part I feel like it just causes the gym to get...

The guide to using common essential oils

Essential oils have become ridiculously popular in the past few years. Although they commonly get written off as only used by gullible middle class...

5 makeup looks to rock at your New Year’s Eve party

New Year’s Eve is a magical night. It’s a night where you dress up, enjoy yourself, and watch the last few moments of the...

Inventor of the Red Solo Cup dies

Robert Leo Hulseman, inventor of the most popular disposable drink container, the red Solo cup, has died. He was 84 years old. Hulseman's father started the...

Navigating the 8 types of 2017 goals

Many people set New Year’s resolutions, and I did that for a long time...until I realized it wasn’t working. Resolutions are well intentioned, but...

Top six winter activities to have fun AND stay in shape

Winter weather makes us all reconsider our choices of physical activities to keep in shape.  With the wind and snow blowing in temperatures below...

Hatchimals toy a Christmas bust

The Hatchimals toy may have been the most popular product sold this holiday season, so much that it had been sold out in many...

Can We Stop With The New Year’s Resolutions?

Turn your flimsy "resolution" into a concise and achievable goal! Can you count more than three major New Year's resolutions that you have actually completed?...

How to bounce back after a food binge

We all know how way-too-full post-Christmas dinner feels. Yes, the pumpkin pie and eggnog were SO worth it, but now you feel stuffed and...

20 New Year’s Resolutions for 20-Somethings

I, among many others, am notorious for not following through with New Year's resolutions. Every year I set vague resolutions only to either forget...

How to succeed in your New Years Resolutions

After the ball falls for New Years Eve, a multitude of enthusiastic people following recent resolutions leads to a swelling number of gym, yoga...

5 Ways to stay sane around family during the holidays

Although people get stressed out over various things throughout the holidays, there is one thing that is sure to send the stress levels through...

5 Reasons to drink black coffee

‘I love coffee’ is definitely an understatement. I am obsessed with coffee, and I take it the best way you possibly can: black. Any...

Should you lift weights every day?

Lately there has been a large influx of people asked me  why I say to squat every day, stating that they heard “muscles need at...

7 Christmas songs even a Grinch would love

My friends think that I identify very closely with the Grinch. Seriously though-I'm not a fan of the Hallmark tackiness that comes with culture's...

5 must-read sites for twenty-something women

I take in a lot of content every day, and when I mean a lot, I mean A LOT. I love reading and perusing...

Five Books for Conservatives to Read Over The Holidays

  The Blueprint, How the Democrats Won Colorado and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care.  By Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer   For those interested in campaigns...

Top 8 U.S. skiing areas

8) Aspen, Colorado In terms of winter wonderland status, few destinations can compare to Aspen. This scenic mountain town is straight out of a snow...

10 DIY Christmas gift ideas

I am a terrible gift giver, just awful. I think the main problem with my gift giving abilities is that I can never find...

5 Monday morning tips to start your week well

Monday mornings can be incredibly rough. Yet, even though we may need copious amounts of coffee to accomplish anything, they truly are the hours...

10 Tips for Being Productive over Holiday Break

Finals are almost over which means the holidays are approaching with a break for students - finally. While it's easy to sleep in and...

5 fast workouts to fit your finals schedule

Finals are looming, and there is one word that can summarize your schedule: busy. Maybe you only have tests, but most likely, you have...

Dear all single girls…read this

Here I am… sitting down in class…. Waiting for a boy to text me back. And here I am, thinking to myself, what the hell...

How to be a thrifting master

I, like many people, love to shop. However, I’m a college student and a stereotypical Dutch person (a.k.a. - cheap), so I really hate...

20 Ways to be Successful at Age 20

Some may think that a career begins after college, however this could not be further from the truth. You can begin making career moves...

10 non-political conversation topics for your family Thanksgiving dinner

Calling all young politicos! When one of your favorite things in the world is talking politics, it can be hard to think of anything...

#MotivationMonday

Mondays suck, but you inevitably have to face them every week. Why not make them great? An awesome Monday is the key to an...

6 Bible Verses For The Struggling College Student

It is no secret that college can be stressful to say the least. When you are pulling all-nighters, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and...

The guide to staying healthy in college

College is well known for being the breeding ground for unhealthy behavior. The dreaded Freshman 15, the endless buffets in the caf, late night...

10 Things You Hear if You’re a Girl who Lifts

Ask any girl who weight lifts what the dumbest fitness comment she’s ever received is, and you’ll probably be listening to her rant an...

10 reasons why No Shave November rocks

Today is November 1st, and we all know what that means: No Shave November has returned! Hopefully, you’re already part of the multitude of...

6 simple ways to help your mental health

Life is stressful. If you’re in college like I am, you’re probably halfway through the semester, trying to just see the light at the...

Freeform Announces 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

Christmas is less than two months away and we all know what that means: cozy weather, hot cocoa, and Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas...

15 coffee mugs that will help fuel your coffee addiction

The crisp weather of fall simply encourages large amounts of coffee being consumed (as if you needed any encouragement). What better way to enjoy...

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