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6 Lessons We Can All Learn from Louis C.K.

(2) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 6:36 PM

By Sarah Christine Davis, Florida State University

If you're into comedy at all, you've probably heard of Louis C.K. The hilarious man has two comedy shows streaming on Netflix in addition to a comedy series, Louie, that just wrapped up its fifth season.

As the

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The Loan-Down on Student Loans

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 5:01 PM

"Student loans": no two words any student or parent wants to think about. The mention of the phrase "student loans," or worse, "student loan debt," is enough to make anyone cringe in utter disgust and confusion.

Most of the scare-factor associated with student loans comes from...

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How to Have the Best Summer Picnic Ever

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 5:44 PM

It is basically summertime, and what's a better way to enjoy the warm weather than to have a picnic with family and friends?

Picnics are a great way to get the family together for some quality time or just hang out with some good friends, of course while enjoying all...

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7 Lessons I Learned As a College Freshman That You Will Benefit From

(7) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 12:18 PM

As a soon-to-be 2nd year college student at UC Santa Cruz in my last week before finals, I have been reflecting on the small things I've learned over the past three quarters about navigating a huge university, managing time, prioritizing homework, classes, and friends, and...

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Shot Through the Heart: Relationship Trauma's Real Effects

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 11:11 AM

You feel like someone's just punched you in the gut. You feel your heart drop. Tears begin to well up in your eyes as they walk away for the last time. It's done. You're finished. Your relationship has ended.

Ending a relationship sucks no matter who you are. Whether you...

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Illinois Baseball: Knocks University

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 4:33 PM

Winning isn't everything, but for the University of Illinois baseball team it has become the only thing. The Illini have won 46 games on the season. The bad boys of the Big Ten also hold the nation's longest winning streak at 27 games. But Illinois a baseball school? Where has...

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Why Healthy Needs To Be The New Skinny in The Fashion World

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 3:42 PM

For most of our generation, the word "model" has been synonymous with an image of stick thin young girls with seemingly unrealistic bodily proportions that could never be achieved by the "normal woman."

The perception of models didn't start out that way. Up until the 1980s the typical female on...

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6 Pieces of Advice We Give, But Never Take

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 3:37 PM

You might be the type of person who is great at giving advice, or you might be the type of person who is usually the one asking or taking advice from others, whether they're your close friends, acquaintances, or family members.

This advice can be regarding serious topics, like friendships...

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8 Graduation Presents College Students Actually Want

(1) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 6:20 PM

For college students who are graduating, commencement doesn't just mean a diploma -- it means graduation presents. Which means you'll have well-meaning relatives and family friends asking you what you want as a gift, so you might want to have a few answers at the ready.

Here are some...

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7 Crucial Items to Buy Before Studying Abroad

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 5:55 PM

Compared to some globetrotters, I'm not a well-traveled person, but I'd like to think that studying abroad during college gave me a little perspective into what items are absolutely necessary to buy before traveling.

So here's the deal: now I'm going to share them with you!

Read on and find...

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From Behind the Register: The Training Student Retail Workers Really Need

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 4:07 PM

Ah, retail. A job field that most of us college students have experienced at some point in our lives.

What sometimes makes retail stressful are the situations that you have to figure out for yourself. Your boss or trainer only told you the basic things (or maybe they didn't) and...

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How To Deal When You're the Friend That Hates Sports

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM

We all know that one friend who knows nothing about sports but insists on watching with everyone only to complain, become disinterested or talk the entire time.

Well, this article is for those friends.

Calling all students who don't like sports but are friends with sporty people: here is some...

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10 Dorm Room Date Ideas That Require Minimal Planning

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 4:21 PM

Making time for dating while in college is difficult. You barely have enough time to worry about yourself, let alone another person. And what's more, there's the added pressure to plan romantic evenings that are constantly cutting into the time you have to relax.

But going on dates doesn't always...

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How to Update Your Wardrobe for Spring Without Spending a Dime

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 7:58 AM

Spring has finally sprung once again ... thank goodness. Time to say goodbye to the days of multi-layering sweaters or sweater and boots over jeans.

We are back to the season of sunny afternoons and breezy tank tops. Finally, you can bring out your favorite kimono and rock it over...

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Get In, Get Info, Get Out: The Awesome Art Of Skimming

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 3:40 PM

Let's admit it. We've all used CliffNotes or the even more desperate "classmate notes."

Whether you blatantly ignored the assignment the night before, had nine more to do or genuinely forgot, everyone has missed a reading assignment. The sheer volume of reading asked of college students is onerous...

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The 7 Types Of Bosses College Students Want

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 9:32 PM

In my experience, and thanks to some feedback from current and former students, college students appear to want a boss who has the following characteristics.

"I want a boss who ..."

1.) Is specific

Okay, I know this sounds weird, but follow along with me for a second.

As a...

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10 Unique Ways To Spend Your Spring Break

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 3:25 PM

Spring break is practically upon us, and those of us that live to procrastinate still have absolutely no clue what we're going to do.

However, the pressures associated with the week long vacation from school push us to outdo each other and go to places like Cancun or Miami for...

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Confessions Of a (Insert Your Major Here)

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 3:19 PM

When people hear that I'm a literature major, they say things like "oh, well you love reading so all your homework must be easy" or "so you must love writing your essays then, right?"

These are stereotypes of my major, that all my homework must be a cinch because literature...

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How Hashtags Evolved And Changed The Way We Communicate

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 3:26 PM

The pound sign wasn't always known as a hashtag, nor was it always used to group messages on Twitter.

But now that the symbol has been established as a hashtag, it's changed the way we communicate, both online and in the real world.

Though it seems the hashtag is a...

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All About Haute Couture

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 2:23 PM

If you know anything about fashion, or pay attention to what is going on in the fashion world even a little bit, you've heard of the words haute couture.

These words come up in fashion all the time, but unless you're a fashion expert, you probably have no idea what...

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