To lots of college students, budgeting isn’t on the top of their priority list. Mom and dad’s money seems endless — until you start making your own. A budget is a plan that helps you prioritize your spending over the course of a week, month or year. By creating one, you can develop the knowledge to recognize the difference between your wants and your needs. In the long run, budgeting is important for goals such as paying off your student loans, saving up for a home or going on a grand vacation. Continue reading Budgeting: Why It’s Important
By Jayna Taylor-Smith About a year ago I learned about mindfulness for the first time. I spoke to experts in the mental health field and found out mindfulness was a practice similar to meditation, but it didn’t have to be done so formally. Mindfulness wasn’t just a practice, being mindful was a way of being. It’s giving your mind the power to control your thoughts … Continue reading The Magic of Your Mind
By Alyssa Weiss We live in the age of comparison. Our Instagram feeds display our picture-perfect lives for thousands of followers to admire. We post our greatest achievements on Facebook so our hundreds of friends can stay in the loop. We make a Snapchat story every time we’re doing, eating or watching something impressive. In a time where social media is thriving, it’s only natural … Continue reading The Power of Believing in Yourself
By Brooke Bajgrowicz I had always wanted to go to New York City, so when given the opportunity over spring break, of course I took it. Taking on the Big Apple makes you feel like you can take on the world – it makes you feel powerful. So from a first-time New York tourist to you, here are eight pieces of advice for facing one … Continue reading Eight Tips for Powering Through New York City
By Isa Perez Unlike most people, where I would attend college was already predetermined before I was even born. My grandfather put me onto the Florida Prepaid plan and said I would never leave. I would attend Florida International University and live at home in Miami. Little did he know his granddaughter would grow up to be determined and independent. I never really grew up … Continue reading What Moving Away For College Taught Me
By Klarizza Aggabao Do you remember the iconic balcony scene in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet when Juliet questions why Romeo has to be Romeo, a Montague. Her exact quote, “What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot, nor arm, nor face, nor any other part belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a rose … Continue reading What’s in your name?
By Alyssa Weiss When I was six years old, I didn’t know much about Eleanor Roosevelt, but I sure knew a lot about The Princess Diaries. It was one of my favorite movies, and I would watch it any time I saw it on TV. And if I’m being totally honest, it still is, and I still do. So, it’s no surprise that I first … Continue reading Powerful Advice
By Justine Giancola Decorating your home can be a creative way to display your individual style with the endless possibilities of paint, fabrics, furniture, flooring and more. Different odds and ends can also make all the difference when pulling spaces together. This season, gold is stocking the shelves and can give your home the fresh pop of color you’re looking for. These gold items effortlessly … Continue reading How to Decorate Your Home With Gold