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By the end of college, we’ve all grown to love (or loathe) certain student meals. These are the dishes that you’ve made so many times by the time graduation comes around, you could probably whip them up in your sleep—and no doubt you did at some point! Jumping into a busy work life so soon after graduation can make it difficult to break the dietary habits that we acquire as students. If a bowl of mac and cheese is satisfactory after a day full of lectures, it’s good enough after a full day at the office, right? But the step from student life to real life can also require a similar shift in...
It happens almost overnight: You pack up your cap and gown, move to a new city, pay your first utility bill... and get asked on a real date. So, now what? Dating in the real world is different than it is in college, so you probably have a ton of questions. What’s the new hook-up etiquette? Where can you meet new people? Do people actually use online dating sites? The new scene can be hard to navigate, so we’ve put together an all-inclusive guide for everything you need to know about dating after college, from one-night stands to long-term relationships. Check out our list of dos and don’ts!...
For the past two decades of your life, you’ve seen the same doctor—yes, the one who once covered your shots with Hello Kitty Band-Aids, treated your bout of the chicken pox and helped you understand your PMS episodes. Suffice to say, you’ve developed a close relationship with your pediatrician over the years—but as you get older, your medical needs change. Pediatricians will treat patients up to 21 years of age (but some may treat them into college), and after that point, it becomes time to find a new doctor who’s trained to deal with adults. Although it seems like a daunting task to change...