Get Smart about Your Cinderella Status

"Do the dishes Cinderelly, vacuum the floor Cinderelly." Living in my own apartment has made me realize that I am Cinderella. All I do is cook and clean. Unlike my roommates, this is my first time living completely on my own. I have never had this much responsibility in my life. Did I ever think [...]

Get Smart and Pound the Table

I bet there’s something in your life that your friends are tired of hearing about. I bet every time they even have an inkling that you are going to start on your rant or tirade, they role their eyes, sigh, and get ready for your face to turn red. At least, I hope that happens to [...]

Get Smart about Your College Major!

For those high school seniors out there, it’s nearing that time for college applications. So what are you going to major in? It’s a common question that seniors hear a million times. Deciding on a major is really the first big decision you have to make in your academic career, and it’s not a walk [...]

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One Person, Two Cultures, Two Lives By Get Smart Gal, Shradha

Sometimes I feel like I have two different lives, one back home in India and the other here in New York. Even though I come from a very modern and broad-minded family, when I am home I have a curfew of 8:30 p.m., I have to constantly inform my parents about my whereabouts and there [...]

Get Smart and Take a Breather

Sometimes we all need to be reminded to step back and smell the roses. This is your reminder.  It is so easy to fall into the traps the world sets for us.  However, we all deserve some fun in our lives! In fact, it makes us better at our jobs.  Whether it be school, work, [...]

A Get Smart Pep Talk for the Solo Traveler

So your friends are planning yet another trip to Las Vegas or some other party destination...but you’d rather have an adventure. You dream of going on safari in Tanzania, backpacking through Slovenia, or road tripping Route 66.  Let’s face it—a pub crawl is never going satisfy your craving for new and exciting experiences. You have [...]

Get Smart about Eating Disorders

Everyone knows someone who has an eating disorder. You have probably heard of: Anorexia - eating very little to maintain a weight less than 85% of what is considered a healthy BMI, and being terrified of weight gain Bulimia - binging, or eating a lot in one sitting, to later purge, or burn off via [...]

Get Smart about Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Whether they’re your parents, significant others, the first friends you made in kindergarten or the ones you just met in class this semester, the relationships you keep effect you more than you think. We’ve all experienced the stress caused by a toxic friend, or as I like to call them, the “frenemies.” Do you remember [...]

Get Smart about The Social Media SCROLL!

Have you ever had one of those bad days, and when you open Facebook, it just gets worse? Maybe you just received a test grade and it disappointed you even after all those hard all-nighters. Or maybe you got rejected from your first choice college. Perhaps you had a hard time with one of your [...]

Get Smart about Where Life Takes You

Four Ways to Survive Post-Graduation “Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, just when you finally begin to plan something, get excited about something, and feel like you know what direction you’re heading in, the paths change, the signs change, the wind blows the other way, north [...]