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Updated Articles and Resources
  • Dorm Crafts — Make a Crate Seat Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
    Upcycle a storage crate with a padded lid and it becomes extra storage and seating for the dorm.
  • Recipe: Lemony Cream Cheese Frosting Created: Sunday, April 15, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    This lemony frosting complements any cupcake beautifully.
  • Recipe: Lemon Dill Dip Created: Sunday, November 13, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Lemon-dill dip is the perfect, refreshing dunk for crudite and it makes a marvelous baked potato topper too.
  • Recipe: Spicy Chipotle Glazed Pecans Created: Monday, July 04, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Recipe: Spicy Chipotle Glazed Pecans make a great munchable snack to tuck in a college care package, especially during finals week.
  • Recipe: Lavender Blackberry Cookies Created: Monday, September 06, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Recipe: Lavender Blackberry Cookies
  • Creative Ways to Give Cash: Prescription Bottle Created: Sunday, May 30, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Looking for a creative way to give cash? Here's one idea for med students.
  • Book Review: 'College Safety 101' Created: Sunday, July 10, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Book Review: "College Safety 101" by Kathleen "The Safety Chick" Baty
  • College Roommates and Sex Created: Sunday, September 13, 2009 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    College Parents FAQS: Your child, her college roommate and the boyfriend who won't leave.
  • Great 2014 Graduation Speeches Created: Monday, May 26, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    A great graduation speech is an art form, and these five are some of the best examples from the 2014 commencement season.
  • College Advice Books: The Naked Roommate Created: Sunday, February 07, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    College Advice Books: Review of Harlan Cohen's advice book, "The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College."
  • College Christmas Stockings Created: Sunday, October 20, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Make a college Christmas stocking for the dorm using felt and collegiate-print fabric.
  • Dog Pillows for the Dorm Created: Sunday, October 13, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Here's how to bring that beloved pet into the dorms, in photographic pillow form.
  • DIY Silkscreen Laundry Bag for the Dorms Created: Sunday, September 15, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Laundry bags come in all shapes and sizes, but this easy DIY project lets you turn a plain pillow case into a colorful wash bag for the dorms.
  • Valentine Pencil Cup Created: Sunday, February 03, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Dorm Crafts: Heart motifs and photos make this pencil cup a perfect little Valentine gift.
  • Calendar for the Dorm Created: Monday, January 14, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Dorm Crafts: Everyone needs a calendar for the dorm. Why not make one that brings the faces of friends and family into the dorm?
  • Care Package Gift Certificate Created: Sunday, June 24, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Looking for a graduation gift from the heart? Tuck a care package gift certificate - a promise to send cookies - into that present.
  • Push-Up Cake Pops Created: Saturday, April 14, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Push-up cake pops have become the hot party trend. Here's how to make them.
  • Graduation Cupcake Ideas Created: Saturday, April 14, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Throwing a graduation party? These adorable cupcakes and dessert ideas will make that party memorable - and delicious.
  • DIY Cupcake Tower Created: Saturday, April 14, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Throwing a graduation party? Make it memorable by showcasing the cupcakes atop a DIY cupcake tower. Here's how to make one for just a few dollars.
  • Make a DIY Fleece Rug Created: Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Need something cozy underfoot for that dorm room or first apartment? A DIY fleece rug is just the ticket.
  • 2012 Readers' Choice Award Winners - Best Survival Guide for College Kids Created: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012: Freshman year provides more than a few challenges, from roommates to academics, money and more. Here are the winner and runners-up for "Best Survival Guide fo...
  • Top 10 College Headlines in 2011 Created: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Top 10 Stories in 2011: These college stories splashed across headlines in 2011, and became the hot topic of dorm and family dinner tables, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Dorm Crafts: A College Snow Globe Created: Saturday, November 19, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Snow globes are such an iconic part of holiday decorations, so why not give the concept a collegiate twist by making your own college snow globe.
  • Dorm Crafts: Glossy College Christmas Ornaments Created: Friday, November 11, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Decking the tree? These easy, handmade ornaments can reflect any college theme you favor, from the University of Georgia football team to Cal's Oski fever or even Juilliard musicians. Here's how to...
  • A Twilight Party for Teens Created: Saturday, November 05, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Planning an 18th birthday party? Movie marathon? Or winter break festivities for your college kid? Today's teens and 20-somethings grew up on the romantic Twilight Saga, both the books and the movi...
  • Senior Recital Reception Created: Thursday, October 20, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Your music major's recital performance is up to him, but the senior recital reception? The invitations? The accompanist's payment and the gifts? Those are areas where parents can help.
  • College Tailgate Party Ideas Created: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Between homecoming, parent weekend and all those college football games, you could tailgate every weekend. So here's a slew of party ideas to add pizazz to that college tailgate party.
  • Dorm Crafts: DIY Fleece Scarf and Hat Created: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Heading to a tailgate? Or just crossing campus on a chilly day? These cozy fleece warmers - a DIY fleece scarf and matching hat - are just the ticket.
  • Creative Ways to Give Cash: A Painted Piggy Bank Created: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Cash gifts are certainly popular. But handing over a stack of $20s can feel a tad tacky, even when it's as well-received as it doubtless will be by your favorite med student or nursing major. But w...
  • Dorm Crafts: Easy No-Sew Fleece Pillows Created: Saturday, September 10, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Cozy bedding? Check. Dorm gear? Check. Soft, fleece pillows? This easy no-sew dorm craft project adds a perfect touch to any bedroom or couch.
  • Dorm Crafts: A First Aid Kit Created: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Every dorm room needs a first aid kit. Here's how to make one that looks good, and that doesn't just offer bandages - it sports first aid tips too.
  • Make a Dorm Sewing Kit Created: Monday, July 04, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Every dorm room needs a ... dorm sewing kit for reattaching buttons, fixing hems and other quick repairs. Here's how to make a cute, compact version that looks good on a shelf and contains everythi...

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