Five Places to Unwind without Unwinding your Wallet

With academic pressures, part-time jobs, internships, school expenses, and maintaining a social life, it’s no wonder that students are searching for outlets to help remedy their stress. Failing to set time aside to indulge in necessary leisure activities can lead to mental and physical limitations, and even burn-out. But, self-care methods can manifest in several ways. While self-care can come in many different forms, it can also be quite pricey. Luckily, Ottawa is home to many initiatives that can build the bridge to a healthier and happier you–and a healthier, happier wallet too. Here are five ways to take care of yourself during the school year without furthering your student debt. Carleton’s Therapy Dog, Blue Therapy dogs are trained to […]

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DIY Blog: Painted switch plates

Finding inexpensive ways to customize your living space can be hard on a student budget. Whether you’re still living with your parents or in a white-washed rental apartment, this is an easy DIY job that will add flair to a space. And you can take it with you when you move! What you’ll need: –       Pencil –       Paint brush, paint, or permanent markers. –       Ruler –       Switch plates –       Paint –       Screwdriver   1. The first thing you want to do is buy some switch plates, which you can purchase at any hardware store for less than $2. Getting white plastic plates is cheaper and works well for this project. Give them a base coat in any colour you like. […]

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