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7 reasons why you can’t live without your roommate

by ValoreBooks

 

1. Late night conversations

Roommates are always there when you need to vent about how unfair your Biology professor was at grading your midterm, or to gossip about the guy in class who finally asked you to get coffee.

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2. A go-to partner in crime

Who else is there to go to happy hour or late night fro-yo trips?

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3. Shared chores

Roommates make housework more manageable (or should).

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4. Company on lazy days

Pajamas, ice cream and Netflix are so much better when shared with your roommate.

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5. Shared closets

Two closets are always better than one.

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6. An honest opinion

Your roommate will tell you if your jeans are too tight.

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7. Never getting judged

You know you’ll never be judged for all the stupid things you do in your room.

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5 epic things to do in the cold

by ValoreBooks

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There’s no escaping winter, but that doesn’t mean you need to hide inside for its duration. Instead, bundle up, go outside, and:

 

Have a snowball fight. 

Obviously. Round up as many friends as you can and get throwing! Want to take it to the next level? Try to beat the world record for the largest snowball fight in the world.

 

Blow frozen bubbles.

It only sounds stupid until you see how freaking awesome it looks. Plus, it’s so easy. Just score some store-bought bubbles and get to work with your bubble wand on an ice-cold day. Better yet, make your own bubble solution at home for free: mix three parts water with one part dish soap.

 

Build a multi-colored igloo.

Seriously, how cool does this look? Get outside and make your own personal (amazing) fort. Then Instagram it, because all of your friends will be jealous.

 

Construct your own ice rink.

Sure, building your own rink is complicated, but the results are worth the investment. Train to be the next hockey star or ice ballerina in your own back yard.

 

 

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Are you a savvy student?

by ValoreBooks

What does being a savvy student mean to you?

We asked students nationwide what it means to be savvy. Why? Because we wanted to broaden our definition of what it means to be a savvy student and to generate ideas on how to save money, make money, and get the most value out of your education. Today, we’re happy to share our results:

 

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Finals week as told by cute puppies

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Finally, classes are over and you’re just like…

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Finals are next week, but for now, you can take it easy.

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Then your roommate asks if you’ve started studying and you’re like… “Uhh maybe?”

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But before you can start, you have to clean up a bit. You can’t study when your room is a mess!

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Might as well get some exercise in too… it’s good for your brain!

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But then you realize that finals are literally days away.

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So you start to take things seriously.

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But then you get distracted again.

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Ok. So now you really start to get work done.

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Caffeine becomes your best friend.

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All-nighters are an everyday thing and you don’t even know what day it is.

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It’s finally time for exams and you are ready to do this. “Let’s do this!”

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You don’t even know if you did well or not.

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But, hey! It’s over! Dance party!

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No more finals! Well…until next semester. Peace out till then!

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7 post-Thanksgiving study tips

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Thanksgiving break is the perfect time to kick back and get some well-deserved rest and relaxation. The downside, of course, is that you’ve probably gotten out of the habit of studying for final exams. But now that you’re back on campus, you need to re-enter the Study Zone. Here’s how:

 

1. Get up earlier.

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That’s right. No more sleeping in until noon! There are only a few weeks left of school, so get up, drink coffee, and make use of your time.

 

2. Eat a solid breakfast.

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Whatever you do, don’t study on an empty stomach. It’s hard to stay focused with no energy. Instead, eat some eggs, oatmeal, or even something small, like a banana, which is one of several foods that can help you stay focused.

 

3. Budget your time.

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During the final weeks of fall semester, you don’t have free time to waste. So plan your weeks in advance. What days will you study? For how long? At what time? Be sure to schedule in some fun, too—if only to stay sane through the home stretch.

 

4. Start studying now.

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Even if your exams are a few weeks away. Studies show that cramming for exams right before you take them is one of the worst ways to prepare. Frequent studying over time, however, encourages data retention and understanding.

 

5. Ease into your study schedule over time.

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Diving in headfirst is a good way to burn out before your studying is done. Instead, study a little more tomorrow than you did today. Then still more the day after that, and so on until you reach max capacity.

 

6. Reward yourself.

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Re-entering the Study Zone after break is hard work, so reward yourself for your successes. After finishing a study session or completing a paper, take a break, make brownies, or have coffee with a friend.

 

7. Need more help?

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Check out our list of five tips that make it easier to study for your finals.

 

 

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