• How To Make it to Spring Break

    Location: 
    New York, New York
    United States
    US

    With the most planned, awaited, and only break of the spring semester only a month away, it’s time to start hustling. Sometimes we get so...

  • Best Looks from the 2017 Grammys

    This year's Grammys was all about the glitz, the glam, and the sternum. Yes, that's right– the sternum. Artists showed off the most trendy...

  • How To Prepare For Midterm Season

    Location: 
    New York, New York
    United States
    US

    We all know once it’s midterms season, it’s midterm season until finals season starts! However, midterms don’t have to be as hectic and...

  • Valentine's/Galentine's Day Looks

    Having a significant other is the least important part of Valentine's/Galentine's Day. How about looking cute for your galpals, guy pals,...

  • Best Looks from the SAG Awards

    The SAG Awards: the last stop on the red carpet before the Oscars, but definitely one to pay attention to. For the second-to-last time this...

  • Trump's First Weeks

    By: Ruby Samuels Trump’s first 10 days in office have sent shockwaves through America. Protesters continue to march through the streets of...

  • Snapshot: Megan Hickey

    Name: Megan Hickey School, Year: Columbia College 2020 Major: History and Sustainable Development Hometown: Trumbull, CT What is your most...

  • Best Women's March Photos

    Location: 
    Washington DC
    United States
    US

    This article is in honor of one of the largest movements of the 21st century. On the 21st January 2017, over 1 million people walked in...

  • Style Profile: Erin Quinn

    Name: Erin Quinn School, Year: Barnard 2017 Major: Middle Eastern Studies and Human Rights Hometown: Riverhead, NY (Lawng Island) What is...

  • Best 2017 Golden Globes Looks

    Now that awards season has started, it's time to pick our favorite red carpet looks! First up: this year's Golden Globes. Lily Collins in...

  • Why I’m a Feminist

    Last weekend, millions gathered in America’s biggest cities and all across the world in solidarity with the Women’s March. These global...

  • How to Stress Less this Semester

    Location: 
    New York, New York
    United States
    US

    It’s the beginning of the semester, which means getting out of vacation mode and starting classes, making last-minute changes to schedules, and figuring out how to do it all. While syllabus week may be an intimidating time for all of us, there are ways to make this time of year and beyond less stressful. Here are some tips to reduce stress this semester: Plan ahead, plan ahead, plan ahead! We all know how crucial time management and organization is in college. One of the best ways to stay organized is to keep a planner to write assignments, due dates, interview dates, etc. Highlight each course with a unique color and highlight any assignments due with that color so you know exactly what you have due and for which class. Review all your syllabi and write down any dates for major assignments in advance. Another good way to plan ahead is to set benchmarks for assignments, internship applications, etc. For example, making a reading schedule can be very helpful to avoid having an overload of reading in one night. And, as much as we all slip into it from time to time, make this semester’s goal to procrastinate less and beat the stress by working on assignments day by day. 2. Find a sleeping schedule that works and stick to it Getting told to “get enough sleep” can be kind of repetitive, but the necessity of sleep should never be underestimated. Having at least a rough schedule is a way to make sure you get enough sleep while also getting everything done and establishing a circadian rhythm. A good tip is to see if you’re a “night owl” or “morning person” and to try to work your school schedule around that as much as you can. Also, don’t be afraid of taking a nap - according to Time Magazine, naps can be beneficial, especially on a regulated basis. To become an “expert napper,” take 15 min power naps here and there and see how it feels first- for many this boost of energy maybe better than reaching for coffee. 3. Take time for yourself and for self-care When you’re trying to figure out whether you should take those extra credits or not, it may seem hard to focus on anything besides school. However, it’s always important to take time and do something you love and that relaxes you. Whether it’s painting, reading, trying out a new bath bomb, etc., we all need something in our free time that helps us wind down. If exercise is your thing, research shows being active improves mood and helps reduce stress (Mayoclinic). 4. Create a calming playlist to relax and study to Studies at Duke University show that music, especially classical music, helps relax listeners and can be a great study aid. Whether you like Mozart or Mumford & Sons, any music that calms you could be a great soundtrack to write papers to. 5. Start a journal According to the Huffington Post, keeping a journal can help you achieve your goals, stimulate memory and comprehension, and even boost your mood. Writing a little each day can also be a way to organize your thoughts and writing can be a great release during stressful times. 6. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help It’s no question that we all experience stress in our lives. However, we don’t have to deal with it alone. Often when we reach out to others, we realize we are not alone in our worries and that we have all been in similar shoes. When times seem especially tough, finding support and asking for advice with friends, family, and campus resources can be a beneficial way to manage stress. 7. Take a deep breath Even if it’s just a few minutes each day, take time to wind down and reflect. Many find that meditation and breathing exercises can help relieve stress, and just taking a little time to relax can help clear your head even during a busy time. Even if something seems impossible to complete, there is always a way. It’s important that we realize our own role in our stress, and how stress itself may amplify what the situation actually is. Sometimes all we need is to stay positive, to reflect and to take pride in our achievements, and to take a deep breath even when things seem rough. While stress in school is unavoidable, there are steps we can take each day to help deal with it or even prevent it. By starting off the semester with good habits that diminish stress, it will not only make the transition into the semester easier, but also make the rest of the term much more manageable so you can keep slaying all of Spring 2017.

  • Things I love about Winter Break

    Location: 
    New York, New York
    United States
    US

    Winter break is my happy place, and I’ve been having major withdrawals ever since I got back on campus. It’s the only time of the year when you don’t need to worry about homework, internships, or being productive. But there’s a lot more than lazing around that’s great about winter break and here are my top 3 favorites:

  • Summer Internships

    Finding the perfect summer internship can be challenging, so here are some tips on how you can succeed: Resume Make sure your resume looks...

  • 2017 Trend Forecast

    Get pumped for the hottest trends coming your way this year: Stripes Opening Ceremony Rag and Bone Fendi Khaki J. Crew Yeezy Carolina...

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