Chalk up more back-to-school savings by shopping online
Before school starts in the fall, parents will tackle the task of back-to-school shopping. The "must-buy" list often doesn't change much from year to year. Students of all ages and schooling levels will need pencils, notebooks, new clothes, backpacks and folders. As you develop a shopping list for your children this year...
Six tips for boosting back-to-school success
Excitement, anticipation, anxiety - back-to-school time is filled with many emotions for both kids and parents. By planning ahead, parents can make gearing up for the start of the school year a fun experience that eases the transition while boosting enthusiasm.
Top 10 tips for personal and property safety on campus
It's time to start back-to-college planning, buying school supplies and preparing for move-in day at campuses around the country. Students will be living independently, meeting new friends and enjoying all that the college experience has to offer. However, young adults on their own - many for the first time - can be unf...
How teens can make a difference and do something good this summer
If you're a parent, it's smart to encourage your teen to get involved in the community. It makes you both feel good and can be a wonderful learning opportunity. The first step is to find an idea that inspires you both and can make the most of teen's downtime during the summer. Here is what you both need to know.
Election 2012: Understanding your voting rights
Federal, state and local elections in 2012 are shaping up to make this one of the most anticipated election seasons in U.S. history. In addition to voting for the president of the United States, 33 of 100 U.S. senate seats will be up for election, as well as 435 U.S. Congressional seats and the governorships for 13 state...
What makes a career college different than a traditional college?
Everyone has their own motivations for deciding to go to college, but putting themselves in a better position to get a job after graduation is usually one of them. For career colleges, this factor is foremost in how they prepare their students for the careers upon graduation. If you're thinking about enrolling in college...
How to score the perfect internship
The growth of a college student from the first year of instruction to the final days as an undergraduate is immeasurable. But what happens in the time between these two milestones? Book reading, paper writing and party going generally make the list, but employers are telling us to add another item - practical on-the-job ...
What it takes to be a private investigator
TV and movie portrayals of real professions tend to be less than realistic, and the job of private investigator is no exception. But just because you won't solve every case between 9 and 10 p.m. on Tuesdays doesn't mean that becoming a private investigator isn't for you. Here's what it really takes to be a private invest...
Looking for variety at work? Try occupational therapy
Occupational therapy is often a misunderstood profession in the health care industry. It is not about getting people in the right jobs, as the word "occupational" suggests, but rather helping patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for working and daily living. Occupational therapists work with a variety...