Magazine article Insight on the News

What's Best to Take along to College?

Magazine article Insight on the News

What's Best to Take along to College?

Article excerpt

Recently IKEA, the home-furnishings retailer, queried 600 randomly selected students across the country about what they took with them from home when they went to college. Last week for the people reported part of that survey. Here's another segment of what the IKEA pollsters found out about America's college students and how what they take along to college influences their lives.

* Green blankets can keep you slim and saucy. Students who took white blankets to college later were found to be more than twice as likely to have gained weight during their freshman year compared with students who took green blankets.

* Blue doesn't necessarily mean blue, and pink is best of all. Females who came to college with a white blanket were three times more likely to say they were depressed every day while at school compared with females who brought a blue blanket. Students who brought pink blankets never mentioned being depressed.

* Being deskless drives a gal to drink. Females without desks in their bedrooms at college were 70 percent more likely to say they drank alcohol often compared to females with desks in their bedrooms.

* For guys, it's Internet access that drives them to drink. …

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