New Year, New Chic: Starting (and Keeping) New Year’s Resolutions

One of the main parts of the new year is the resolutions we make. Every year, people make a list of new things they want to try or changes they want to make to their lives in the new year.

Most of those people never follow through. Halfway through the new year, those people get caught up in their regular routines and forget about the resolutions they made at the beginning.

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Conquering End-of-the-Year Stress

With the holiday season comes a ton of stress. Not only is December one of the most expensive months of the year … but stores are packed and winter weather creates chaos for the airports.

Of course, there are also the family gatherings and holiday parties to attend, food to prepare and new resolutions to be made.

It is easy to let all of the holiday stress wear you down, so take a few minutes to try out these few techniques to help you relax and clear your mind.

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Healthy but Yummy Holiday Appetizers

I’ve researched some quick, yummy and healthy holiday appetizers so hopefully you can impress friends and family without all of the stress. Happy cooking and merry Christmas!

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Testing Out On-the-Go Snacks and Meals for the Dorm

Looking for foods that are healthy and can function well either on the go or in a dorm room or apartment?

We wanted to figure out which products work best for college students, so our U Chic bloggers tested out Kashi products to give you the 411. Here's what they had to say!

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Quick Snacks to Make in the Dorm

By Megan O’Connell, Student at UW – Platteville Whether you have short breaks in between classes or you’re always looking for a night time study snack, I experimented with some quick and yummy snacks you can enjoy in the comfort of your dorm room. I hope you enjoy these tasty treats and that they help

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U Chic Approved: ‘Kitchenability’ Helps You Cook Quickly and Healthfully on a College Budget

Are you wondering which cooking utensils you’ll need for your new dorm room? Are you wondering which groceries you should stock up on? Are you wondering how in the world you’re going to survive cooking on your own?

I know all these things were running through my head my freshman year of college. One thing I wasn’t warned about before I ventured off for my first year of college was that feeding myself was not going to be as easy as it sounded. As I’ve written before, I ate so many bags of barbecue chips it’s not even funny.

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Avoiding the Freshman 15 Starts Now

For some of you, September means your freshman year of college. Going off to college is a huge milestone in any girl’s life. It’s a time in your life that you dream about until it happens, and it’s also a time in your life you’ll never forget.

Freshman year of college can also be intimidating because of the dreaded Freshman 15. Your freshman year of college will be a huge transition period. New town, new living arrangements, new school, new friends, new classes; it’s a new way of life. Along with the transitions from one life to another, it’s easy to get caught up in all the excitement and completely disregard your health.

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Mid-Summer’s Night Menu

One of my favorite summer memories is waking up early on Saturday mornings to get to the farmers market with my mom. We each had our own baskets, which we filled with melons, peaches, herbs, flowers, corn and other fresh produce. And as a reward for waking up early, I would always get a fried apple pie from the Amish vendors for breakfast.

Here are some of my favorite summer farmers market recipes. So, fill your baskets and invite some family and friends over for an easy and delicious farmers market-to-table meal!

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U Chic Approved: Skin Care Products

The Fourth of July may have passed in a flash, but that doesn’t mean that summer is over yet. There is still plenty of time to romp around in the sun but don’t forget to protect your skin while you do! Skin care is essential this time of year because we are constantly out and about, exposing our skin to the bright summer rays. Here are a few of the items Blogger Kelly Leslie never leaves her house without, including products from Bare Escentuals, Burt’s Bees and Origins.

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Combating the Double Standard of Pale Skin

Nobody wants to be the palest person at the pool, but you don’t want to be the person with skin damage years from now. Blogger Laura Iglehart explains how to protect your skin.

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