Thanksgiving Gratitude Practices

Holidays can be stressful. With all the gift shopping and parties to attend, it is easy to lose track of what it is all about. Practicing gratitude has always given me perspective. Sometimes the best way to get perspective is to practice gratitude. Here are five gratitude practices that will change your holiday season. 1. Gossip

4 Questions Every College Student Should Ask Before Leaving the Nest

Guest Post by Steven Smith Most common financial mistakes for many students are caused by inexperience and the lack of understanding of basic financial principles. Combine that with large student loans, and you have a disaster waiting to happen. Pausing and taking a look at these four simple questions will help you prepare, plan, gain

Join Us for the U Chic Back-to-School Bash!

Summer has flown by and the back-to-school season is nearly upon us! What better way to celebrate the season than with a big BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH?

We couldn't agree more.

Your friends at U Chic have teamed up with several of your favorite brands to gather the products you need for campus as part of our six-week long Back-to-School Bash Giveaway!

How to Land Your Dream Job After Graduation

You’ve passed the tests, made the grade and even got a shiny new diploma to show for it. But what about that validating job?

Perhaps the biggest shock of post-grad life is the question of “what’s next?”

Upon leaving the quad and heading back to home, it wasn’t so much the fear of the unknown but the fear of explaining what the next four years would look like. Fully equipped with five internships — but no job — only fed the curiosity of the neighbors.

The Guide to Buying College Textbooks

It’s that time of year again ... time to start buying textbooks! For most of us, we’ve spent the entire summer working just to save money for our college bill and planned to use any money we thought we had leftover to buy some new clothes or dorm supplies. Unfortunately, we’ll have to be using that to buy college textbooks instead.

Here are some ideas on how to buy college textbooks without going broke -- or at the very least, doing it in the cheapest way possible.

How to Save on 9 Dorm Room Must-Haves

Living in the dorms represents a great introduction to college life. The convenience factor alone is a selling point, but the social benefits are also enormous. Some lifelong friendships are hatched within dorm walls as students bond over challenging tests, annoying busywork and other campus happenings.

Despite these perks, dorm life isn’t all sunshine and roses. It also represents the first time you’re responsible for such expenses as food, laundry, toiletries and more. To help with this reality shock, here’s a list of dorm room essentials and ways to save on each item.

Easy Ways to Get in Shape as a College Student

College is a time of growth, both mentally and physically. Your attitudes, morals, maturity and even your body undergo change.

However, a change in your body does not necessarily mean you have fallen into the "Freshman 15" trap. Instead, your body naturally grows and develops into a young adult, hips included. During this change, your body will appreciate you if you take the time to exercise daily and eat healthy.

U Chic In the Media

It's been a busy month for us at U Chic -- we've been sharing our career advice and hope our tips help you with your job search!

Does Meditation Really Help With College Stress?

Amid the chaos of our crazy day-to-day lives, it is very important to remember to schedule "me time." Meditating is a great way to clear your mind, relax your body and reconnect with yourself.

According to Shambhala.org, "Meditation is based on the premise that the natural state of the mind is calm and clear. It provides a way to train our mind to settle into this state."

Diploma Diaries: How Volunteering Changed My Life

In college, as in high school, I volunteered with various mentoring and tutoring organizations. By participating in each one, I was exposed to distinct forms of intervention in kids’ lives. Some simply aimed to give at-risk kids a positive role model to interact with and look up to. Others were more focused in their goals, gauging the academic and emotional progress students made through the duration of the program. And each time I saw a spark of excitement flash across the eyes of a youngster that realized the doors her new knowledge would open, I caught fire anew.