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5 Things NOT to Do With Your Money as a Recent Grad

Michael Ruderman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Michael Ruderman

If you're a recent grad, I bet you're entering your first summer out of college with a shower of advice from family and friends. You probably just want to get a cool job, move into an apartment with furniture that actually matches, and party with your friends.

Graduation Degradation

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

My son had his Fifth Grade graduation ceremony this week. The concept of graduating from elementary school seems odd to me. Don't get me wrong, the ceremony was lovely and I don't object to giving the kids a farewell. But do we have to call it a graduation?

Advice to Graduates in the Age of Income Inequality

Cody Cain | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Cody Cain

Congratulations graduate! You tossed your cap into the air, you celebrated like a champion, you are slowly emerging from your hangover, and you are beginning to wonder: What the hell am I gonna do now?

Virginia Is Going To Rescue Sweet Briar College

AP | By STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 06.22.2015 | College

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Prominent alumnae of Sweet Briar College are rejoicing over a mediated settlement to keep the 114-year-old Virginia women's ...

Graduation, Not Goodbye

Mackenzie Long | Posted 06.12.2015 | College
Mackenzie Long

UCLA is this massive experience. Like a force of nature, it happens to you: impressing on you a lifetime of memories and stories that will remind you of the kind of love that lasts forever.

From Graduate to Grown-Up: 10 More Tips

Nell Minow | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

Last year, I wrote about ten tips for going from graduation to being a grown-up. Once you've mastered those, especially never using the word "busy" and writing lots of thank you notes, here are ten more to help you find meaning, success, and happiness at work, at home, and in love and friendship.

5 Things I Learned After Graduating From College

Amanda de Souza | Posted 06.11.2015 | College
Amanda de Souza

8 years ago I graduated from Durham College in Ontario, Canada. This year, I was asked to return and teach for the exact same program I graduated from, Advertising. At this year's convocation, I was asked to be the guest speaker. Here is my speech.

Life After College: 5 Years Later

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

The second you get comfortable with life, life has a funny way of reminding you that that is not the purpose of why you're here and who you are.

Controversial College Closing Goes To State Supreme Court

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 06.04.2015 | College

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Supreme Court of Virginia will be asked Thursday to temporarily block the planned closure of Sweet Briar College in August. ...

10 Inspirational Quotes for Graduates

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

No matter what your circumstances in life -- where you live, the family you were born into, what happened to you as a young child that was beyond your control -- NOW is the time to step forward into your own true self and begin the chapter of life that is truly yours for the making.

13 Reasons Moving Back In With Your Parents Is A Stellar Post-Grad Decision

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 06.03.2015 | College

So you graduated. Congratulations and welcome to the raging cyclone of emotion that is post-grad life. Now that you’re out in the real world, fin...

Graduating This Year? Read This First

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Sajeel Qureshi

Accept the fact that you know very little and don't have all the answers at the beginning of this new adventure, but know that you can definitely find the answers.

Ending the Education Drought in California

John E. Kobara | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

In California, we're talking a lot about the water drought. But we have another kind of drought that's been plaguing our state. Our "educational aqueduct" is also running on empty and is an inadequate resource.

24 Things You Take With You After Graduating From College

Lexi Herrick | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

The remarkable truth about each unique stage of life is that it's really not about what you leave behind at all; it's about what you take with you.

Thank You, Grace Experience, For Living Up to Your Name

Chris Bohjalian | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Chris Bohjalian

Grace Experience, thank you. Thank you for being you. We are so grateful for the heaping dollops of happiness you have brought into our lives every single day. And we are so proud of the beautiful woman you have become, inside and out.

Four Years Wiser, My Message for This Year's Graduates

Katharine Rose | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Katharine Rose

Our focus, then, should not be on trying to "figure it all out." It should be on finding ways to be more accepting of the place we are currently in -- and looking for lessons that we can call upon for guidance in the future.

Dear Caroline, What They're Really Asking.

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

We were all young once. And, frankly, we Boomers were darned lucky; lucky to have had the personal, social, and economic opportunities provided to us by a nation at its peak.

A First-Year Money-Management Guide for the New College Grad

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

As the nation's full retirement age edges closer to 70, it means a 22-year-old college graduate has nearly 50 years to save and invest. That's why solid money habits built early can make an enormous difference, even for young people who can't afford to put away more than a few dollars a week at the start.

Jimmy's Pros And Cons Of Graduating College

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.22.2015 | Comedy

TRUTH BOMB, young ones. Jimmy Fallon is all about helping out the young people. So on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday, with graduation day looming for s...

Dear Graduate...

Christine Carter | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Christine Carter

Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement and I wish you the very best! May I offer you some advice? I know you are basking in the spotlight of success and you are probably soaking in all that delicious attention for this fantastic accomplishment! By all means, take it in. Take it all in.

25 Pieces Of Advice Every New Grad Needs To Hear -- In 3 Words Or Less

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty

Not everyone has been lucky enough to have the likes of the late Steve Jobs, Conan O'Brien or Stephen Colbert grace their graduating class with humor,...

The Two Most Important Days in Your Life

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caroline Giegerich

As you enter the world and strive to figure out your why, know that it will come to you when it comes, not when you want it to. It will come and it will be the second most important day of your life. Give me a call. I want to hear all about it.

How To Craft The Perfect Commencement Speech

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.15.2015 | College

After years of lectures and late night cram sessions you've finally made it to graduation. But before crossing the stage, diploma in hand, and embarki...

How To Make Cash the Perfect Graduation Gift

Becky Blades | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents
Becky Blades

Gift-giving has always been difficult, but it seems to be getting tougher to know what's best to give among far-flung friends, mixed families and expanding casual networks. And it gets even more complicated when you really CARE.

One Venn Diagram That Every College Graduate Should Give A Good Long Look

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.16.2015 | Comedy

What a long, strange journey it's been. And you thought THAT was tough.