Renting a home in college is very much a rite of passage, like your first kiss or learning how to drive a stick shift. In fact, even if you plan to live in the dorms, the odds are you won’t live there for your entire four years: many colleges require you to live in the dorms your first year, but after that, you’ll likely want to find your own housing.
When the time comes to do this, it can be stressful: finding the right location, finding something you can afford, and finding a place that doesn’t look like it’s violating every section of the local health code can all be stressful. Read the rest of this entry →
From the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the skyscrapers and highways of the modern era, civil engineers have been responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of such structures. That would make civil engineering one of the oldest branches of engineering; only military engineering is older. Civil engineering is split into so many sub-disciplines, the newest of which include geotechnical engineering and geoenvironmental engineering.
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You may have graduated with honors from your college of choice and obtained a great-paying job but you’re not out of the woods yet. The specter of student loans can follow you for many years after graduation, costing you hundreds each month depending on the amount you borrowed. Nearly 75 percent of graduates owe at least $25,000 in student loan debt, according to US News and World Report. Even if you did get a great-paying job out of college, you may still struggle with this debt. If you’re still looking for a job to match your newly framed diploma, you will have an even harder time paying down your debt. Here we take a look at ways to pay off your student loans. Read the rest of this entry →
Most people expect that hard manual labor, with its heavy lifting and carrying, will cause back pain. However, there are many causes of back pain, and a number of professions involve day-to-day activities that can lead to chronic back pain. Exerting too much force can injure your back, but so can repetitive movements, reaching, bending, twisting, slouching, and standing or sitting for too long without breaks. Stress, a dominant factor in many jobs, exacerbates the problem. Here are some of the main professions linked to severe back pain: Read the rest of this entry →
Student are at risk for mental health issues due to pressure, long nights and improper sleep. Many students find it difficult to attend class, and others struggle to graduate due to mental health problems. Four of out 10 college students currently suffers from depression. How can parents help their children to cope with mental health problems, and still maintain good grades? It is important for parents to consider their child’s mental health and what they can do to help them manage the transition to college. Read the rest of this entry →