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A Survival Guide for the Holidays: Gift Edition

By Leslie Hamilton, Features Writer 

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2013/12/23/i-dont-buy-holiday-gifts-and-its-not-because-im-a-grinch/

Gift-giving is a difficult, expensive, awkward and time consuming process, and that’s without adding the stressors of being a broke to semi-broke college student trying to buy reasonable and thoughtful gifts for your family, friends and possible significant other. As a rule of thumb, always prioritize your immediate family and significant other when it comes to gift giving; but also realize that if you can’t afford a gift, your immediate family will typically be the most forgiving about a lack of gift reciprocation on your part. As for friends, typically only your closest friends will purchase a gift for you and by default, you will probably do the same. If unsure if your friend group is doing gift exchanging this year, ask for clarification so that you are not alone in purchasing or not purchasing gifts; the same could be applied to significant others. That being said, most parties would appreciate a homemade gift if you are short on money this holiday season, regardless of their relation to you.

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Things to Do When Netflix is No Longer an Option

By Leslie Hamilton, Features Writer 

Holiday breaks are meant to have the purpose of spending quality time with your immediate family and relatives, but that’s not always what happens. For college students, a holiday break ultimately serves as an opportunity to temporarily forget your educational obligations and school-related stressors, a chance to catch up on/ make a dent in your Netflix queue, a chance to catch up on all your neglected coursework, or an opportunity to make some extra cash only to recklessly spend it all while back at school – Netflix, most likely being the victor of the three. But let’s be real, as awesome as Netflix is, there’s only so many hours that you can marathon watch Netflix before you tire of not knowing what time of day it is or eventually become grossed out by the fact that you’re still wearing the same clothes that you put on three days ago when you last showered. If that doesn’t happen, you either have incredible self-control and motivation or it’s only a matter of time before a family member or friend stages an intervention. If you are the former, I commend you. However, if you are the latter and finally arrive at the conclusion that it’s time to change your clothes, shower and get some fresh air, here are some fun activities that you can do.

Source: Crown Center Ice Skating Rink in Kansas City, MO https://www.crowncenter.com/Attractions-Theaters-List/Ice-Terrace

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Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

By Emma Pliska, Features Writer 

The holidays are coming up fast: Christmas is coming up in about a month, Thanksgiving in about a week, and there’s only about two weeks of classes left before the semester is over (that’s a holiday, right?) Here’s some tips to keep yourself healthier during the holidays, and to make the most of them!

Source: http://roseandlea.com/gingerbread-cookies/ 

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