8 Healthy Items for Back-To-College

Jul 12, 2013 No Comments

If you are anticipating a busy fall semester, what better time to prepare than over the lazy days of summer? Okay, maybe not so lazy if you’re juggling a full-time job and your kids’ social lives but you get the drift. The sun is shining, the days are longer . . . life feels a [...]

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10 Nonverbal Body Language Tips for Boosting Confidence

Jul 09, 2013 No Comments

It is believed to take only seven to 17 seconds to make a first impression[i]. If you are a college student who wants to “wow” your professor with more than just good grades, you may be able to with nonverbal body language. Words are important, of course. How you participate in class discussions and formulate [...]

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Student Loan Rates Have Doubled

Jul 02, 2013 No Comments

Monday, July 1st is the day that student rates doubled—jumping up from 3.4% to 6.8%[i]. It was not good news for students who will be taking out subsidized Stafford loans to pay for their college education. Those students who do use Stafford loans should pay around an additional $2,600 in interest loan fees[ii].  After meeting [...]

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Dishing About Popular College Ranking Sites

Jun 25, 2013 No Comments

Deciding on your college plan and where you want to attend may be a bit confusing at times. Should you go to a school that offers a desirable work-study program? Maybe you are more concerned about how the school measures up in terms of sports or aesthetics? What about financial aid in the form of [...]

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How to Use Social Media to Find Scholarship Info

Jun 18, 2013 No Comments

With 94% of first-year college students using social media sites[i], social media has “become an integral part of everyday life”[ii] for many people. What about using social media to help find scholarships or grants to apply to? Instead of playing Words With Friends daily, you might use that time to dig a bit and see [...]

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4 Tips for Discerning Financial Aid Award Letters

Jun 11, 2013 No Comments

For most college students, the cost of tuition weighs heavily upon their minds. You may have applied to colleges, received acceptance letters, and now have big choices to make. Financial aid may be the deciding factor when selecting which college you will attend. Sometimes, though, the financial aid award letters are confusing or downright impossible [...]

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7 Stress-Relief Tips for College Students

Jun 05, 2013 No Comments

College can be a wonderful time for many students and yet they may also feel stressed out. According to an article entitled Is Your College Student Stressed? Probably., it states that “85% of students feel stressed on a daily basis.”[i] With finals already here, for some of you, what steps can you take to feel [...]

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Red Flag Relationship Warning Signs

May 31, 2013 No Comments

Maybe you are interested in earning a psychology degree so you can counsel others and help them try to heal their relationships. Could be your parents divorced when you were young so you want to assist children in coping with similar scenarios within a school setting.  How about forensic psychology? Psychology and criminal justice might [...]

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Creative Ways to Make Cash this Summer

May 30, 2013 No Comments

In case you somehow didn’t get the memo about scholarship secrets, that the sequester seems to be a reality or that you shouldn’t Facebook friend your professor, summer is coming! This news alone should make you feel happy and less stressed.  When does summer begin exactly? While for you, it may start the minute you [...]

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Memorial Day Facts and How to Celebrate for College Students

May 22, 2013 No Comments

If you are a college student, here in the States, chances are you will be participating in some type of Memorial Day festivities on the third Monday in May. Do you know anything more about the holiday—besides that it is about honoring our service men and women who died serving our country?  If not, here [...]

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