Do You Recognize The 7 Early Warning Signs of College Burnout? 5

Do You Recognize The 7 Early Warning Signs of College Burnout?
The word “burnout” is relatively new.  Coined in 1974 by Herbert Freudenberger, it was originally defined as “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one’s devotion to a cause or relationship fails to produce the desired results.” Burnout is caused by excessive stress and can lead to physical depletion (weakened immunity, loss of energy) ...

Ways to Deal with Internet Addiction 1

Ways to Deal with Internet Addiction
This is a guest post by Anna DiNoto, an intern at reSTART, a company which provides special workshops to help people break their internet addictions. When an individual or someone you know is addicted to the Internet, what are some things you can do? First, it is important to note that everyone will require a ...

7 Ways To Improve Your Sleep 6

7 Ways To Improve Your Sleep
Even if you understand the importance of sleep and schedule plenty of sleeping time, you may still have trouble falling asleep!  This insomnia is triggered by many different causes – some of which can be controlled by you! 1.  Avoid Caffeine In addition to other dangerous side effects, caffeine can damage you night’s sleep.  Try ...

8 Early Warning Signs of Internet Addiction 1

8 Early Warning Signs of Internet Addiction
This is a guest post by Anna DiNoto, an intern at reSTART, a company which provides special workshops to help people break their internet addictions. What are some early warning signs that could potentially lead to an internet addiction? Below is a list of characteristics that are believed to be associated with some early warning ...

5 Reasons College Students Need To Sleep More 5

5 Reasons College Students Need To Sleep More
College student are well-known for never getting enough sleep.  In fact, many students are proud of their ability to function well on small amounts of sleep!  However, this “accomplishment” can have dangerous results of which few are aware. 1.  Increased Chance of Diabetes Sleeping less can create long-term health problems.  A 2005 study published in ...

15+ Free Web Apps and Software Downloads for Students 1

15+ Free Web Apps and Software Downloads for Students
This is a guest post from Karen Schweitzer, the About.com Guide to Business School.  Karen also writes for OnlineCollege.org, an accredited online college resource. There are many different web apps and software products that have been designed with the 2.0 student in mind. Although some of these inventions are expensive, many of them can be ...

The Dangers of Social Networking Sites in College 2

The Dangers of Social Networking Sites in College
Today’s post is a guest post written by Britney Wilkins.  She writes about classroom videos on SmartTeaching.org. The emergence of Facebook and MySpace in 2003 opened up a new way for students to keep in contact with each other, as Facebook spiraled from exclusively Harvard-only to worldwide within a few years. MySpace was always open ...

If You Don’t Smile Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later 3

If You Don't Smile Now, You'll Hate Yourself Later
Everyone knows smiling is important, but why exactly is it?  In what way does smiling help you?  Today, I will explain nine ways in which smiling helps you thrive both physically and emotionally. Physically 1.  Smiling Makes You More Attractive Just as frowning can make a naturally beautiful (or handsome) person ugly, smiling can make ...

5 Tips For Moving To College 1

5 Tips For Moving To College
This is a guest post by Patty Walk, the loving mom of two college graduates.  On her blog, Your Empty Nest, she writes about the high school/college transition period… from a mom’s perspective. I’ve now sent two boys off to college, one to the University of Southern California and the other to The Citadel.  Moving ...

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 3 2

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 3
This is the last post in my “Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets” series.  In this series, I explain the pros and cons of many different common technological devices.  So far this series has covered email, cell phones, and Twitter (Part 1), and PDA’s, Facebook, and Portable Media Players (Part 2).  Today, I will deal with ...