Fighting the Flu: An Interview with Dr. Travis Stork

Dr. Travis Stork, a board-certified emergency medicine physician and Emmy®-nominated host of the successful talk show, The Doctorstook some time to chat with our guest blogger, Dan. Dan is currently a sophomore at Emerson College and had some questions for Dr. Stork about fighting the flu, especially while living on campus. Full posts →

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Why I Love the DUO Binder (And Why You Will Too)

When I heard about a new student-designed binder, I couldn’t wait to find out more information. As a student, staying organized is always at the top of my mind. It is my great honor to introduce my fellow students to the coolest organization system out there: The Duo Binder! The Duo Binder is perfect for organizing notes, syllabi, and other worksheets for all of your classes. Each binder has three rings to hold loose-leaf paper for your notes and an expandable folder system that can hold various other papers. They don’t call it “Duo” for nothing, folks! It’s the perfect way to stay organized because everything fits comfortably in one binder. No more forgetting important papers in your dorm! Keep reading

The Duo BinderWhat might be the coolest thing about this product is that is was designed by an actual college student! Kelly Harden, an intern for Noble from The University of Central Florida, designed this binder with her fellow college students in mind.  She came up with the idea at a company-wide brainstorming meeting. Employees were discussing unmet consumer needs and she emphasized something that was affecting her personally: organization. Kelly envisioned one “grab and go” system to keep all of the pieces together. As a college student who knew what it was like to feel overwhelmed and disorganized, she felt that there needed to be a better way to organize paperwork, syllabi, etc. It’s no surprise that her school experiences helped her focus on what students really need.

I would definitely recommend investing in a Duo Binder (or 5…). They are available at select Barnes & Noble College bookstores, so check with yours! Happy organizing!

Written by Guest Blogger, Ilana S. of Rutgers University

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Top 5 Movie Night Necessities

If you’re looking for a cheap, but entertaining way to spend some time with friends, a movie night is perfect for you. With just a few inexpensive items, you’ll be on your way to the ultimate movie night.

Keep reading to see what we came up with…

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Get Organized Month: Keeping Up Your Calendar

We’re continuing our “Get Organized Month” series by tackling another important area of every students’ life – their calendar. Between classes, internships, and group meetings (not to mention the other hundred things college students have to worry about), keeping an organized schedule of events and due dates can be unbelievably helpful. Different systems work for everyone, but we’ve got some tips and insights to get you started! Keep reading… Full posts →

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Writing the Perfect Email

Nowadays, we’re so used to texting, Facebook chatting, and abbreviating everything under the sun that composing a proper email becomes a daunting task. HerCampus posted a great article about composing a professional email. Take a peek at some of their tips and check it out before you accidentally include “lol” in the next email to your professor. Full posts →

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The “Pintern” Summer Challenge

As you’ve probably noticed, we at Barnes & Noble College can’t get enough of Pinterest. From DIYs using miscellaneous household objects to outfit ideas to study tips, we can’t help pinning all day long (don’t deprive yourself, check out our boards!). That’s why this summer, we’re putting our pins to the test. Each week, we’ll be posting a new project and our spirited attempt at it. Full posts →

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Kickoff to Summer Playlist

This weekend is known for being the unofficial kick-off to the summer! What better way to celebrate the warmer weather than with an infectiously upbeat playlist by today’s top artists? From Train to Jennifer Lopez to Nicki Minaj, the music will get you off your feet and ready to welcome in the new season. Enjoy!

 

Kick off to Summer! from bncollege on 8tracks.

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Dish It: Easy Finals Snacks

Happy Snacking! Instead of reaching for the ice cream, chips and leftover Halloween candy (if you have any) take a brain break and make these healthy snack alternatives during finals. Your body and mind will thank you when you reach for the low-calorie, vitamin-infused kale chips instead of the fatty ones.

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