This Week at College: Rom-Coms, Sweatpants and Running Shoes

Every week we give you the latest in college news, trends, and lifestyle tips. If you have anything juicy, make sure to post it here on the Small Kitchen College facebook page, and we’ll include it in next week’s edition.

–Bethany Imondi, Small Kitchen College Contributor.


Whether it’s Meg Ryan with her pastrami sandwich in When Harry Met Sally or Tom Hanks climbing the Space Needle in Sleepless in Seattle, we all have our list of favorite cheesy, and classic movie scenes that take our emotions on a roller coaster. In a tribute to Nora Ephron, the director of some of our favorite romantic comedies, here is a list of 30 of the best films that never fail to make us laugh, smile and cry.

Of course, an evening spent watching films starring Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum would not be complete without bowls of popcorn. To avoid drooling too much over the screen, pop a batch of one, two or all three of these fun popcorn snacks.

Graduating college is both an exhilarating and scary experience. Despite the end of required reading assignments and all-nighters writing papers, graduation signals the beginning of the real world, which includes budgeting, bills and employment. For current and future post-grads wondering how to manage your money, here is a helpful guide to keep your bank account in check.

Another reality about post-graduation life: whereas in college you could get away with wearing sweatpants to class (sometimes multiple days in a row), the real world requires a more sophisticated wardrobe. Finding the right look on a shoestring budget can be a bit of struggle, but with these suggestions, you can build a casual wardrobe without taking out a loan to do it.

Does the thought of putting on your running shoes make your cringe? Finding inspiration to run can be challenging, but considering the promises of a “runner’s high,” inexpensive socialization and killer legs, there are many reasons why running could be your new favorite sport.

Originally posted on Friday, July 13th, 2012

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