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A Short Guide to Long-Distance Travelling

Spending more than half a day in a stuffy aircraft cabin can seem intimidating. If you think about it, that’s a lot of time spent trying to drown out screaming children, battling the cramped conditions in coach, and struggling to find the best position for sleeping upright. And, of course, topping it all off is the jet lag that delightedly awaits you at your destination. Luckily, though, there are ways to make your long-haul flight more endurable. Whether you are a plane virgin or a seasoned jet-setter, here is your guide to flying like a pro.

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Dorm Room DIY: Face Masks

You’ve finally finished your exams and it’s time to chill! You are probably exhausted from all that studying and lack of sleep, and your body and skin might show signs of stress too. So, why not pamper yourself with a mini spa day in your room? Curl up with your fluffy blankets and invite some friends over! These DIY face masks help to calm, soothe, and moisturize your skin… and best of all, they can be catered to your specific skin type!

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Healthy Showering Habits

Throughout the years, showering has come to be more than just a mundane routine designed for maintaining bodily hygiene. It is often a place to mentally rejuvenate, contemplate life’s endless enigmas, or simply sing your heart out. Everyone has their own personal showering preferences, whether it be time of day, water temperature, or frequency. With all of the possibilities for when and how to shower, which one is the best for you?

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Technically Sleeping 101

Have you ever stayed up feeling restless for no particular reason? Or have you ever woken up feeling like you didn’t get any rest? According to the American Sleep Association, nearly 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorder. [1] Sleep deprivation can negatively affect not only productivity but also personal safety.

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Safe Candle Guide

Candles are a great way to add some decorative charm and make your living space warm and inviting. They can help you relax after a long day, create an ambient environment, and even bring back memories through different seasonal scents. However, it isn’t always clear whether or not candles are safe for breathing; many of us don’t even consider the ingredients before buying and burning them. 

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Feed Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is important, but it can be hard to find affordable skincare products that do not contain too many chemicals. Excessive chemicals on the skin can be harmful as they may cause skin irritation or discoloration. However, instead of going shopping for expensive beauty products, take a look around your house for natural products that can do wonders for your skin!

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Acupuncture: No Pain, No Gain?

Most people hear the word acupuncture and think it’s nothing more than another new-age trend where needles are stuck into the body in the hopes of getting rid of pesky aches and pains. Before I tried it, I sort of did too. Actually, though, it’s one of the oldest practices in the world, and has been studied and documented for thousands of years. Below is a bit of background, as well as corrections to some common misconceptions.

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Unraveling the Enigma of College Dating

Learning how to navigate the college dating scene can be intimidating, because college students engage in numerous and diverse forms of relationships. Some students choose to be in long-term, committed relationships, while some prefer to participate in casual hookups and others decide to stay single. Some students tackle long-distance dating and some utilize online tools or apps in order to meet other single people.

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Q+A: Homesickness

You’ve just moved into college, and you feel like you’re ready to roll. You’ve got a brand-new comforter set to fit your twin XL bed, a shower caddy to survive your floor’s communal bathroom, and a laundry bag to (unfortunately) do your own laundry. You’ve met your roommate, checked in with your RA, and mapped out your classes on campus. You’re prepared to mingle with new friends, use up a lot of money on textbooks, and spend long nights studying. You think you’re ready to tackle whatever the new college life has in store for you. But wait, what’s this?

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