Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. For those of you going to college for the first time this month: GO TO CLASS! No matter how hungover, tired, or busy you may be, being present is the most important factor in succeeding in your first year as you adjust to living independently. Missing class is a slippery slope to failing out.
2. When flying, put a tag with your info inside your bag, not just outside. Any tag on the outside can come off. Also, when a bag gets lost, the airline will open it to try to determine who it belongs to.
3. If you are near a university’s campus in spring, check near the dorms for items that the students leave when they break up for summer. Many don’t want to take home larger items if they live far away from campus, so you could pick up some nice stuff that was left on the curb for trash.
4. If you have an option in high school/college, join the debating team! Public speaking and thinking on the spot are two of the most crucial skills to learn in life. You’ll notice the difference in your day to day interactions!
5. “Nutritionists”,”Nutritional Therapists”, “holistic nutritionist”, or “Nutritional Coaches” don’t require any formal certification, education or training to use those titles. “Dieticians” do require it. Be careful who you accept diet & nutrition advice from.
Only Registered Dietitians or RDNs (registered Dietician Nutritionists) are technically certified to diagnose & treat food/nutrition related illnesses, diseases, & conditions such as eating disorders & deficiencies.