The Neuroscience of Friendship in College

Friendship has often been called the single most important factor influencing our health, well-being and happiness. A person’s network is, of course, of very high importance. There are processes that give rise to these patterns and their evolutionary origins need to combine multidisciplinary insights. Much evidence has emerged on the important role of friends both in the sphere of moral and emotional supports but as well as protection from external threats and the stresses of living in groups.

Organizing Time in College: 5 Life Hacks

For any student, how they manage their time in college can define not only how well they do in the classroom, but also how well they’re able to keep their mental health afloat. Even though most people know this, it’s still common to encounter peers who dread the fact that they don’t have the time to do all they have to get done during the day/week, and end up forced into getting things ticked off of their to-do list at the last minute. The truth is that practicing appropriate time management is a difficult thing to do, however it isn’t impossible once you get the hang of it, and it will definitely save you the worrying. To lend you a hand, here’s 5 life hacks to help you distribute and manage your time appropriately, so that you can get everything done on time and with less stress.

Special Master’s Programs

Special masters programs, commonly known as SMPs, are masters programs for individuals intending to apply to graduate school, mostly medical school. Programs vary in length from 1 to 3 years with most including coursework that can be used as prerequisites for medical school. This is extremely helpful for individuals who did not complete their prerequisites during their undergraduate years or need to retake a course. In this article we will elaborate upon the concept of Special Master’s Programs and if they are beneficial. 

Roth IRAs: A Guide For Students

A Roth-IRA is a must for every 20 something year old.  It is a tax-advantaged retirement account that lets you avoid taxes while the investments within it, and when you withdraw from it in retirement grow as long as it is invested with earned income. 

Dorm & Housing – What You WON’T Need to Buy

We’re sure you’re aware that appliances, furniture, school supplies, and all the possible items that you would need for your dorm or apartment are essential during the college season. However, are all these “essentials” truly essential when you move into your dorm or apartment for college? Will you consistently use them? Well quite frankly, not all the items you might presume you’ll need for your dorm/apartment is necessary, and that’s okay! With this in mind, lets highlight the items you wouldn’t necessarily need to buy.

How To Look After Your Mental Health In College

Taking good care of your mental health when you start college should be your top priority. It can very exciting to start this new chapter of your life, but it also means that you’re going to experience a lot of changes on your own. Going to college means starting a whole new phase without the guidance of your parents or family members. This can be stressful to some students because it means leaving home and exploring new things without help from anyone. New campus, new friends, and new experiences will bring you so much joy. However, it might also make you stressed and worried.

The Basics of Choosing a Major and Minor: Planning and Preparing

Congratulations on making it to college! This is a great guide to help you think about what major and minor you want to pursue.

On Colleges: Hidden Gems Series

Smaller liberal arts colleges offer an enriching, top-tier education that you may not be familiar with. A new liberal arts college will be added to this post to give you a chance to read about each one. Amherst College Established in 1821 by Congregational clergy and the citizens of Amherst, Amherst is a liberal artsContinue reading “On Colleges: Hidden Gems Series”

Understanding Basic Methods of Data Collection in Research

There are two main types of data- Primary Data and Secondary Data and each has different methods and sources. Let’s jump right into it and begin by discussing Primary Data.

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