Quick and Easy Microwave Recipes to Make in Your Dorm Room

College students are known for miraculously surviving for four years on chips, pretzels, and instant meals, but it’s possible to make real food in minutes without leaving your dorm room! All you need is a microwave for these easy recipes.

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Brownie in a Mug


4 tablespoons flour (I use rice or coconut flour)

1 tablespoon. cocoa flourMug Brownie2

1/2 tablespoon chocolate hemp protein powder (optional)

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons maple syrup

3 1/2 tablespoons water

1/2 tablespoon soy milk (I use vanilla)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate chips (optional; I like the Enjoy Life non-dairy ones)


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How To: Spice Up Your Laptop or Tablet

We spend a lot of time on our laptops and tablets, and frequently that time is spent working. Whether we’re in class or sending important emails, it’s nice to be surrounded by things we like. Personalizing your work space can make tedious tasks and long classes seem more bearable, and one of our favorite ways to do this is with decals, stickers, and skins! Here are some that are guaranteed to keep you smiling while you’re hard at work:

Go with a beautiful design to cover the outside of your laptop or your keys.

MixedDecal on Etsy
MixedDecal on Etsy
SkinLee on Etsy
SkinLee on Etsy
Keyshorts on Etsy
Keyshorts on Etsy

Give yourself some inspiration.

ThinkNoir on Etsy
ThinkNoir on Etsy

Or a bit of cuteness to …

The 5 Best Apps to Stay Organized

There’s a common belief that your tablet, phone, or iPod causes distractions and hinders daily productivity, but there is a plethora of apps available to help organize your life. This is particularly useful for students who have difficulty balancing their homework, work, and social schedules. Try some of these apps to help with time management and organization, and you may find that your mobile device is actually an asset to your success.

Things iOS


Things is a daily task app that allows you to track your to-do list and categorize projects into sections. Keyboard shortcuts and tags make everything convenient to use and easy to navigate.

If you have an Android device, try Google Keep instead.

Evernote iOS Android


All the Gear You Need for Your First Dorm Room

We’re about a month away from the time of year when college students head to campus for the semester, and if it’s your first time living in a dorm room, you may not know how to prepare for the change. Whether you’re living in a single, double, triple, suite, or even an apartment, the difference between your college living situation and the one you’re used to at home is pretty significant. This is an exciting time to practice your independence and get the hang of living on your own!

A huge part of living in a dorm is how you choose to decorate it, but before we get to that, there are some essentials you need to make sure you … Read more...

HP Back to School Bundle Sweepstakes


You may not want to think about school while you’re lying on the beach, but now is the time to start preparing to head back and we want to help. P.C. Richard & Son wants to kick off your school year right with a chance to win an HP Back to School Bundle! This bundle has everything you’ll need for studying: a laptop for class, a tablet while you’re on-the-go, and a desktop computer for your dorm! Think that’s too much computer power? With HP Connected Apps, you’ll be able to maintain your digital life and school files across all these devices.

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Top 10 Dorm Room Essentials


Back to school, whether you are preparing to go away for the first time or preparing to go back, it’s time to make a list of what you need.  We did a friendly poll and asked the question “What do you need when you go back to school?” – below are the top 10 answers.

#1 Laptop

 Laptops are essential to campus life.  When looking to purchase a laptop it is good to keep a few things in mind.

  • Size – pick a portable size, something  light that can be stored easily
  • Processors – faster is always better. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a processor either, there are less expensive processors that will easily handle