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Easy-to-Make Dorm Room Recipes

Four college students cooking dorm room recipes at a kitchen counter

Moving away to college can be a fun new adventure, but when your parents are no longer there to help provide meals, what’s a young adult to do? Many students, at first, resort to fast food or vending machine snacks, which can unfortunately break the bank and have negative health effects over time. On the other hand, student housing rarely provides cooking appliances in rooms, so how do you go about cooking…

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Must-Have Dorm Appliances

Two young girls unpacking a box full of decorations and dorm appliances in their new room at college.

Now that you (or your child) have graduated high school, it’s time to take on the next adventure: college. With only a few weeks to prepare for the big move, there are plenty of appliances that you’ll need for your living space in order to increase productivity and independence. If you’re not sure where to start, explore our recommendations. Some of the products below are even available to win in our 2023…

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Back to School Essentials: College Edition

a young woman with brown hair sits at a desk, writing in a notebook with a pencil

Starting college is an amazing experience, but having the right supplies is a must. Pens and notebooks are a given, but shopping for college is much different than high school. Luckily, we’ve created a helpful list of back to school essentials so you don’t forget anything important. Skip the overpriced stuff at your campus bookstore and purchase your essentials before move-in day. You’ll not only need standard school supplies—you’ll also need things…

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Top 5 Dorm Room Must-Haves

Before you head back to campus, gear up with these products to help you ace dorm life. 1.) Countertop Microwave.  The essential college appliance, no dorm room or first apartment should be without a microwave. From reheating last night’s pizza to baking brownies in a mug, there’s little you can’t to cook in a microwave. This compact Whirlpool countertop microwave was made for dorm room duty, packing full cooking power into a…

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Dorm Room Must Haves with Abt on Chicago’s WLS

This morning, our go-to local news host, Josh Davis, was with Chicago’s WLS Channel 7 showing off some great products to add to a new college student’s dorm room. Studies have shown that dorm rooms are becoming less basic and are actually incorporating high end electronics. All the products seen in the video can be purchased directly off Check out this morning’s segment with Josh and WLS!…

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Missing You Might Be Easier With ASUS

Although I’ve never sent a kid to college, I imagine that it’s a daunting task. Missing that child has got to be unbearable. Or, what if a loved one has to move, or even travel a lot? Connecting with that person face-to-face would be a great comfort. ASUS Videophone for Skype might just be an answer to the question, how can I make missing my friends and family easier, when they are…

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Abt’s Back to School Products are Head of Their Class

Abt found the coolest products to get any student ready for the school year. The Garmin Nuvi 205 GPS will get you back to school—without too many detours. It’s great for college because of its anti-theft feature, battery life, and touch-screen capabilities. “Computer sales are up in the store right now because they are becoming more affordable and students need them for college. Now is the perfect time to buy a laptop,”…

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