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15 Ways to Make Money Over Winter Break

If you’re anything like me, you wait all semester to catch a break. But after a few days at home, you somehow find yourself bored out of your mind. You have no projects to think about, no tests to study for, and more time on your hands than you thought you could handle. So what better time to fill your days with a job and make some extra cash? Here are 15 ways to get going on filling up your bank account before spring semester rolls around:

Read the 15 tips here!


The Hidden Costs of College and How to Budget for Them

The cost of college is out of control. After you pay for room and board, tuition, a rug, a mini-fridge and all that other cool stuff to fill your super-cute dorm room, you’ve dished out a pretty nice chunk of change. And like it or not, you’re going to have to keep on spending.

If you’re not careful, you’ll come across hidden costs that will creep up on you on a daily basis. But don’t worry—HC is here to help you prepare for those unexpected costs and to budget for them ahead of time so that when they do creep up on you, you’re more than ready.

Read the rest of my article on HerCampus.com here!

The Good, the Bad and the Coffee: How Much is Too Much?

Anyone who knows me well knows not to mess with me before I’ve had my morning cup of coffee. It’s a daily ritual that’s become second nature to me. It’s as normal and necessary as brushing my teeth, popping my contacts in and throwing on some makeup in the morning. I admit that there are a few days here and there when I go without my morning coffee fix, but I’m rudely reminded of my forgetfulness later in the day when a pounding headache and all-over fatigue creeps up on my body. At that point, all I can think about is getting to the nearest cup of coffee and downing it all in one gulp.

But how did it get to this? And am I alone? Is this healthy?

Read the rest of my article on HerCampus.com here!

Easy ways to keep your dorm room clean

Read my latest article for HerCampus.com about tips to help keep your dorm room clean all year! Check it out here!

Breaking Down the Health Care Bill: How It Affects YOU

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, you know that President Obama signed the health care reform bill into law on March 23, 2010. We’ve all heard a lot from both sides of the argument, but what does it really mean for us? These are the basics: the bill will cost our country roughly $940 billion over the next ten years, and it will expand health care coverage to 32 million currently uninsured Americans. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that. Here’s a breakdown of the health care bill and what it means for college-aged women…

Read the rest of my article from HerCampus.com here!