10 Ways to Go Green in College (And Save Money!)

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You know what the best thing about being environmentally friendly is? It saves you tons of money! And in many cases, brings you other life benefits – for example, improving your fitness level. Going “green” is in general about trying to spend less and go without excessive wasting, so college is a very suitable place to practice such useful habits.

  1. Turn off the light and other electronic appliances while you’re not in the room or not using them. Your electric bill will be lower, and power usage more efficient.
  2. Use a bicycle or simply take a walk when possible. That’s a great way to grow some muscles, exercise (which you might be lacking in college), and get some fresh air. Also, it’s much more eco-friendly than a car!
  3. Sell back, buy used, or rent college textbooks. If you’re not going to reread your favorite chapter in Differential Equations every night, it makes sense not to spend too much on textbooks.
  4. Donate clothes and household appliances. Whether you are moving to another place or just bored with your old stuff, there is always an opportunity to help someone like you who might be needing all these things. Continue reading “10 Ways to Go Green in College (And Save Money!)”

How to Cope with Stress?


It doesn’t matter if you’re a college student or someone else, every single one of us sometimes faces really stressful situations, which have unfortunately become a part of our lives. But one should never give up and panic when these situations come, so here is a collection of tricks which are intended to be weapons and help you in the war against stress.

First, take a break. If you have become too nervous and can’t even focus on the task, it’s best that you stop for a while and try to calm down. Continuing the task in a stressful state will most likely turn out to be counterproductive. Continue reading “How to Cope with Stress?”

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