It would be nice if every mattress were absolutely perfect. But some mattresses are too firm or don’t offer enough support to relieve pain, or even worse—they actually cause you to wake up in pain. Luckily, mattress toppers or pads can help make a stiff, unsupportive bed much more comfortable. The purpose of a mattress topper or mattress pad is to improve sleep quality without having to buy a whole new bed.
It’s no surprise that college dorms are a breeding ground for bed bugs. With students from all over the country hauling in their belongings from home or recent travels, the pesky creatures simply have to hitchhike in on a backpack or suitcase and make themselves right at home. We’re uncovering the truths about preventing bed bugs in college dorms before you move in. Read More
If you’re a little nervous heading off to college, you’re not alone. Living away from home for the first time and taking classes that are harder than you’ve ever had can be intimidating. Luckily, there are college life hacks that can make these first semesters more bearable. Here are just a few.
As you near the end of high school, it’s exciting to think about what the upcoming months will bring, like shopping for your dorm room, meeting your roommate, and getting your class schedule. Since there are big differences between high school vs. college, it’s also a good idea to take some time to mentally prepare for the changes ahead. Read More
Besides a brother or a sister, the first person you’ll be sharing a room with is probably your college roommate. While movies and TV shows sometimes make living with a roommate look like loads of fun, the truth is that being stuck in a small room with someone day in and day out has its challenges. To make living with a roommate in college a little easier, it helps to know how to find a roommate you can get along with, and what it takes to keep from getting on each other’s nerves for the next nine months. Read More
In the last two years of high school, you and your counselor will really begin to focus on what’s best for your future. You’ll discuss which colleges have programs that suit your interest and begin the college application process. Here’s what to expect as that time approaches. Read More
With summer break just a couple months away, you may be making plans for a vacation or to hang out with friends. As much fun as that is, keep in mind that it’s really important to keep up your grades until the end of the school year if you want what’s best for your future. Here are some things you should be doing to stay productive before the last day of school. Read More
When you sleep just a few feet away from someone and use the same sink, shower, and towels, it’s hard to avoid picking up germs in your dorm room. And let’s not even think about all the viruses that linger on the classroom desks you use every day. But with cases of the flu and other nasty illnesses on the rise this year, you should take measures to keep yourself healthy as best as you can if you don’t want to end up missing important classes. Read More
Since most college students sleep less than they should, you’re probably hitting the snooze button several times before starting your morning routine. When you realize you’ve overslept, you rush around to get yourself ready for class and sometimes even have to skip breakfast. It’s no way to start a productive day! Read More