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    A Dad's List of Advice for College Students

    A Dad's List of Advice for College Students
    1. Beware of studying in bed – always better to sit up (otherwise it is too easy to fall asleep while reading or studying). 2. Eat healthy and exercise, even and especially during preparation for exams or papers. 3. Eat breakfast. 4. Watch your sleep – get enough. 5. Value friendships. 6. Attempt to develop at least one ongoing dialogue ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +34
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    College Tips for Nontraditional Students

    College Tips for Nontraditional Students
    You've decided to continue your formal education. But how can you make college a success while still meeting work and family obligations? Check out these expert tips to help you during that all-important first term: Begin with classes that you feel confident about. Sure, it's good to get requirements out of the way. But don't feel you must tackle the most ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Money Tips Students Wish They'd Known

    Money Tips Students Wish They'd Known
    We asked Fastwebbers to pass on their advice about money management, based on their personal experiences. Here's what they said: "Start saving, tell your parents you want to go to college, ask them to start [savings plans] for you now, before it's too late, and don't waste any time! As soon as you can, get a job. Don't blow the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +41
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    6 Lessons Learned During My Internship

    6 Lessons Learned During My Internship
    Internships are the cherries on top of the resume sundae. They can make any student stand out to colleges, future employers, and boyfriends’ parents (just as a cherry stands out to a starving young child in a brightly colored ice cream store, or excuse me, froyo—the new trend). Internships are quickly becoming essential for any job and can offer a lot ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    The Five People You Meet in College

    The Five People You Meet in College
    College is full of new experiences and life lessons, many of which are dictated by the people you encounter along the way. Though you’ll obviously meet more than five people, including your fair share of both friends and foes, there are some you’re almost guaranteed to meet. They will span in age, gender, personality and you’ll encounter them within different time ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +23
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    Health Insurance for New Grads

    Health Insurance for New Grads
    College graduation is behind you. You’re probably worried about getting a job and finding a new apartment, but have you thought about health insurance? You may find yourself suddenly uninsured once you get your diploma. New college graduates are among the least likely groups to have health insurance, according to the (NCHC). Most students are no longer covered by their parents’ ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Make a Difference: Spring Break Service Trips

    Make a Difference: Spring Break Service Trips
    What do think of when you hear the words "spring break"? Hitting the beach in Florida? Or the slopes in Colorado? For many students, spring break means social activism, all because of an innovative program called Alternative Break. A Different Kind of Break Break Away is a non-profit group that help schools and community organizations develop their own Alternative Break ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Students Becoming Addicted to Social Media

    Students Becoming Addicted to Social Media
    Students report laying around staring off blankly with nothing to do and feeling so lonely that they felt like they were in a small cage on a solitary island all because they committed to not using any form of electronic media for 24 hours. In a recent study conducted by the University of Maryland's International Center for Media & the Public ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Four Ways to Graduate in Four Years

    Four Ways to Graduate in Four Years
    If you think four years of college is expensive, try five. You may hear jokes about fifth-year seniors, but the extra time and money you'll spend on an additional year in college is serious. Not only will you pay another year's worth of tuition, textbook costs, campus fees and other education expenses, but you won't be earning money in your first ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +24
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    The Hard Reality of Being a High School Senior

    The Hard Reality of Being a High School Senior
    Every day I realize that I'm a senior. I know that probably sounds like a weird thing to say, but every day I have this enlightened moment where I say to myself "Whoa. This is my last year of high school. This is my last year of mandated public education." When I wasn't a senior, I heard seniors talk about missing ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Students Seeking Arrangements

    Students Seeking Arrangements
    Applications for scholarships, check. Applications for student government aid, check. Application to become a sugar baby—wait—what? Many students are currently finding themselves in the all too common money squeeze and are turning to dating sites that brand themselves as “sugar” web sites, in hopes to help pay off their overwhelming debts.[gate] As tuition costs increase, memberships to sites like SeekingArrangement.com and ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make

    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make
    The day you graduate from college may be one of the happiest days of your life. The sense of accomplishment, the acknowledgement of a job well done, the pat on the back from your family and peers elates you. The future looks so bright, until you begin to search for a new job and are met with rejection after rejection. Then ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
  • +32

    Budget Savvy Back to School Shopping

    Budget Savvy Back to School Shopping
    Heading to college is exciting…and expensive! Whether you're going for the first time or returning for a new semester, there are likely items you'll have on your shopping list that quickly add up to one hefty sum. Wise shoppers stretch dollars, so don’t overspend on things you don’t have to (which is pretty much everything, by the way). How? It’s easy ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +32
  • +41

    Ways for your College Student to Spend Summer Break

    Ways for your College Student to Spend Summer Break
    For college students, summer break is a chance to get caught up in coursework, earn money for the next semester, prepare for their career or simply relax and reconnect with friends and family. There are many available ways to spend summer break – and it depends on your student and what year they are in, as to which direction is best ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Volunteering for Your Future

    Volunteering for Your Future
    You're getting the most out of your education and job preparation by doing your best in class. But you can continue your education outside of class as well by volunteering. Volunteering teaches you more about yourself and your world while preparing you for the future and connecting you to your community. Community Service for Career Building You'll get more than just ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence

    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence
    It’s an issue that has a large scope – so much so that it’s difficult to comprehend. It’s alarming to learn that one in five college women will become a victim of attempted sexual assault or actual sexual assault during their college years, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report. It’s even more alarming to learn that around 80 percent ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Brain Food: 20 Healthy, Affordable Study Snacks

    Brain Food: 20 Healthy, Affordable Study Snacks
    Just because you have limited funds, doesn't mean you should have to sacrifice your health. Keep in mind that portion control is important (too much of a good thing is possible). These snacks are great on-the-go and students on a budget. Many of these snacks are accessible in college meal programs - or anywhere else, for that matter. Stock up on ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2012

    Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2012
    The celebration of New Year’s Day began in Ancient Rome, during which the day was dedicated to the Roman god, Janus. This god had two faces, and one looked into the past while the other looked ahead to the future. New Year’s Resolutions transpired soon after, and the typical resolution was to simply be nice to others. Since then, New Year’s ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Know Your Renter's Rights and Rest Easy

    Know Your Renter's Rights and Rest Easy
    Don’t lose the security deposit on your apartment or get evicted because you weren’t familiar with your rights and responsibilities. It pays to know your renter’s rights. Your Lease Your lease is a binding contract. If you are familiar with the terms of your lease and what the law requires of you and your landlord, you can avoid problems. Fail to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +18
  • +23

    The Problem with Study Drugs

    The Problem with Study Drugs
    It’s no secret that students are held to an almost-impossible standard of perfection. This comes from many areas: parents, teachers and, mostly society. The pressure to succeed can become unbearable because, after all, nobody’s perfect. If you don’t think it’s a trend, you may want to open your eyes. Even in researching this article, it was amazing how many students commented ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +23
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