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Free Summer Learning

Uloop | Posted 09.02.2012 | College

While summer is typically considered a time for relaxing on the beach, exploring the outdoors and grilling, it can also be a great opportunity for learning.

Hope and Happiness Delayed for the Indebted Generation

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2012 | College
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

Many of the indebted generation seem to have given up on the American Dream. It is understandable. Paying off the past leaves little time to invest in the future.

The Un-Empty Nest

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Whoever coined the phrase "the empty nest" didn't have real children.

Studying Abroad: A Life-Changing Experience

Uloop | Posted 09.02.2012 | College

Many times, after visiting a place, people say they would like to go back. I don't have that luxury when speaking about Shanghai; I cannot just come back and visit, I must come back and live.

Summer Sightseeing for College-Bound Families

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Whether you're the parent of a high school freshman or a senior, there are ways to save some cash before it's time to buy those extra long twin size bedsheets.

Nate Willis

States Hunting For Young Blood | Nate Willis | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

College students, beware! The National Conference of State Legislatures is coming for you. With a recent survey showing that very few state legisl...

Letter to My 18-Year-Old Self

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Natalie Thomas

When you think back to your younger self and where you've come since then, are you satisfied?

Capturing the Educational Moments in International Education

Adam Weinberg | Posted 08.21.2012 | College
Adam Weinberg

We need to redirect where American students are studying and rethink the kinds of experiences they need to have abroad. We need to get them interested in exploring India, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Jordan, Turkey and other places that play strategic roles in their regions and worldwide.

The 10 Colleges With The Biggest Net Cost Increases

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 06.21.2012 | College

The U.S. Department of Education is trying to give students a better idea of the cost of college, but they may be failing at it. The net price to ...

Getting More From Your Student Loan Investment

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Richard Barrington

Paying for education is often said to be an investment in the future, but an investment is only as good as the return you get on it. Doing some homework before you finalize your course of study may be the key.

How to Survive a Busy Summer

Uloop | Posted 08.19.2012 | College

Believe it or not, summer can be equally as stressful for a college student as the fall or spring semester. However, all this can be overcome with careful time management and planning, and even leave extra time to maintain your social life.

Weapons of Mass Instruction

Christopher Holshek | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

It's not a matter of spending more; nor is it a matter of either guns or butter. Shifting priorities and re-balancing our commitment of resources to meet new realities is not idealism. It's good strategy.

A Student's Ambition

Uloop | Posted 08.18.2012 | College

We as college students need ambition, because without the desire to succeed, there is absolutely no way we can. When you have no one to encourage you, you must encourage yourself.

The College Bubble

Uloop | Posted 08.15.2012 | College

College towns are like giant bubbles separating us from the "real" world, whatever that is. Most of them are a lot smaller than the places we grew up, definitely in my case.

Young People React To Obama's Announcement

Posted 06.15.2012 | College

The Obama administration announced on Friday it would stop deportations and begin granting work permits for some Dream Act-eligible students. HuffP...

Highest Paying Internships and How to Land One

Uloop | Posted 08.13.2012 | College

Looking to learn more in your trade while making money at the same time? Most internships give you plenty of experience but require a lot of work for ...

The Attraction of Distraction

Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | College
Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D.

Students today, particularly those in their first year who have not learned how to adapt to the demands of college life, appear to have been "rewired" by their proximity to and predilection for various sorts of gadgetry.

Why College Students Don't Borrow Enough

The Atlantic | Jordan Weissmann | Posted 06.13.2012 | Money

After the months of teeth gnashing and media panic over America's ballooning student debt burden, what I'm about to suggest will strike some readers a...

This One Time at Summer Camp: Why I've Never Had a Summer Internship

Ethan Miller | Posted 08.12.2012 | College
Ethan Miller

There has been a good bit of discussion lately about the potential personal and societal value of working at a summer camp versus getting an internship at a non-profit or government agency.

Teach Your College Student to Use Credit Wisely

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Students take all kinds of things to college with them, but perhaps the most useful item -- and potentially the most financially dangerous -- could be a credit card.

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation: How Do You Feel?

Uloop | Posted 08.08.2012 | College

College or university isn't for everyone and there is nothing wrong with that. Life experience is like the best hands-on education. A traditional fou...

Things to Avoid This Summer

Alexa Gorman | Posted 08.07.2012 | College
Alexa Gorman

Oh. My. God. This is real life -- and a real internship. It's the beginning of a career; it's the beginning of the real world. I asked everyone and their brother how to prepare. Most of the advice ended up being what I shouldn't do. So, this is what I'm going to try to avoid while I'm in D.C.

VIDEO: The Ivy League Hustle

Posted 06.07.2012 | Women

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College Lists and Rankings: Take Them Lightly

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Catherine Seraphin

To all the future college students out there, it's your responsibility to drive your own education and make the most out of whatever school you attend, ranked or unranked. So use these lists as a fun, added bonus to your college search.

College Prep

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Even if a bumper sticker with a university logo is already slapped on your SUV, college prep is far from over for parents of upcoming freshman.