Dear college students & parents: Find a reason

In today's post I offer a bit of advice to young college students heading off to school, and to whichever parents or guardians or loved ones are watching and worrying (and taking out loans). Dear incoming college student and parent(s), I'm addressing this letter to both of you, because college is much more of a partnership than many families realize going in. There's going to be drama, unexpected drama, good and bad, even from the most even-tempered and high-achieving students, and I just want to give you both a head's up. ...more

Artists of all sorts, feature your work

Hi, I'm Rachel. I run DailyPepTalkFromABestFriendEveryday I post a pep talk, a podcast, and a whole bunch of pics and art. As an art lover, I'm interested in promoting artists with a picture on my site and a link to your blog or info. If you check my site and think your work would be good match, please feel free to contact me. I like all sorts of arts and crafts, jewelry, photos, antiques, cute animals, food and recipies with pics, anything really. ...more

spelling bee.

I just finished reading a book, the title and author of which I won't disclose. ...more

How To Save Money On College Textbooks

I was the quintessential poor college student. When I hopped on a train to head off to school I had less than $1000 in my bank account, which just happens to be the average amount a college student spends on textbooks alone in one year. My luggage consisted of huge canvas bags that I bought at an army surplus store for under $100 dollars. I was excited. I was nervous. I was waiting for my student loans to come through. And well, I wasn't completely clueless about money but I still had a lot to learn. One of the first financial decisions you will make on campus is about college textbooks. Do you buy them used? New? Get them from the library? Which is the best way??? ...more

I took some science classes and there was no way I could have done it with a library book ...more

The Princeton Review Reveals Top 5 Luxury College Dorms

College students are trading in ramen noodles and futons for posh college amenities. Why not live like a rock star in college? You can always cram some roommates together in an apartment after you graduate and start making your student loan payments. Princeton Review’s The Best 371 Colleges 2010 rates colleges based on dorm comfort. If you want to study in style, here are the top 5 college dorms that made the “Dorms Like Palaces” list by the Princeton Review. ...more

As incredible as that all sounds, I thought the "typical college experience" included a.) ...more

Pepper Spray Pen or Stun Pen for College

What could be more perfect than to have a self defense product that blends right in with the college scene? ...more

Boys are from Mars, Girls are from Camden

The Second year of University brings with it a few dilemmas: grades that actually count, new levels of debt, and the fact that the real world is looming ever nearer. ...more

Safety Tips for College Women

Rape or sexual assaults against college women is a huge problem today. Information from reliable sources have disclosed alarming statistics. One study done by researchers at RTI International, Bowling Green State University, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which was released in June, 2009, is of particular concern. ...more

Thinking of hiring a private college counselor? Do your homework first

How badly do you want your child to make it into the college of her dreams? How much are you willing to pay? I’m not talking about tuition. How much are you willing to pay just to guide her through the application process? ...more

Send Your Child Safely to College

Fall is gradually getting closer and before you know it, your daughter or son will be headed back to college or going for the first time. ...more