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Cinemia: Cancer Goes to the Movies

Bret Hoekema | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

Perfect viewing for any old Tuesday night. The Broken Circle Breakdown is a transcendent meditation on what it means to be alive and where we go when we die. It speaks to the cancer experience without being a cancer movie. I'm not interested in any other kind.

The Gift We Cannot Keep

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents
Laura Berman Fortgang

That child you love -- the one you raised from creation that centered your universe, rocked your world and drove lava into your veins at the same time -- yeah that one -- you can't keep him. You have to let him go.

6 Ways My Life Has Improved Since I've Taken a Break From Drinking

Alivia Hall | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Alivia Hall

I was miserable, so I decided to take a break from drinking to see if my life would improve. Now I haven't had a drink in 40 days and here are six ways I feel that my life has improved since.

Why No Warning Sign for Parents When Children Leave for College?

Tory Johnson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents
Tory Johnson

So how can I burst with excitement for my kids -- proud of their accomplishments, thrilled for their new adventure and all the good stuff awaiting them -- while feeling an emptiness and sadness, the depths of which I never imagined?

'Coddled Students? That's Not the Problem'

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 09.02.2015 | Education
David Palumbo-Liu

Positing the blame solely on a vocal, but still small group of individuals who voice these concerns, calling this a "movement" in order to fan the flames of reaction, and slapping them with a dismissive label only makes matters worse.

Why Travel is the Greatest Love Story Ever Told!

College Tourist | Posted 09.02.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Like love, travel has its fair share of challenges -- challenges that help you learn to overcome fear, to find yourself, and to grow. Not to mention, challenges that make for epic stories down the road.

Why Going to College At 25 Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 09.02.2015 | College
Amy Oestreicher

Three years ago, when I was 25 and a newly-enrolled college freshman (yes, you read that right), it was obvious that I was not your typical 18-year-old carrying a sheaf of spiral notebooks and fresh set of pens on her first day of classes. But I don't really have your typical life story either.

College-Bound Teen Moved Into The Dorms In An Epic Way

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.03.2015 | College

For most incoming freshmen, moving into college dorms is a crazed, but exciting few days. But for Sally Gardiner-Smith, the experience lasted a l...

Chipotle Will Start Delivering To 42 College Campuses This Fall

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.02.2015 | Taste

If you can't make Chipotle's secret-recipe guac in your dorm room, don't panic.  Chipotle is expanding its epic delivery service to&nbs...

Dear Darling College Freshman Girls

Jen Hatmaker | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Jen Hatmaker

Sister, you do you in college. Won't that be great?

Student Support Is a Must: Improving Competency-Based Education Through the Student Perspective

Young Invincibles | Posted 09.02.2015 | College
Young Invincibles

Completing a degree on your own schedule, whenever and wherever you want is a model that has the potential to change the game for a lot of students. Plus, the Harvard Business Review said Competency Based Education "is the key to filling the skills gaps in the workforce."

How I Learned To Stand The Deep Grief Of Letting My Son Grow Up

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 09.02.2015 | OWN

 I so loved being pregnant that I wished I could carry my son forever. The bigger I got, the more luxuriously contented I felt. And not just con...

The 10 Lessons To Learn From Traveling

College Tourist | Posted 09.02.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

The real world means packing up and leaving your comfort zone, the familiar, your safe place, and experiencing unknown things - a new place, new people who may not understand you, unfamiliar customs, the list goes on. Traveling is being in the real world, and here are 10 vital lessons that it will teach you.


prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 09.01.2015 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

they said a lot of things about college. turns out they fuckin lied.

The Tiger Mom Tax: Asians Nearly Twice As Likely To Get Higher Price From Princeton Review

ProPublica | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

Every year, thousands of high school students get ready for the SAT by using The Princeton Review’s test preparation services. But few, if any,...

Saying Goodbye to My College Bound Kid

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I know there are many mothers out there that can't believe that beautiful little child they birthed 18 years ago has left the nest for their freshman year at college. And took their heart along with their computer, iPhone, and dorm trappings. I was in that club too.

Textbooks Cost a Lot. Here's Why.

Ethan Senack | Posted 08.31.2015 | College
Ethan Senack

It's a pretty common thread that textbook prices are too high. At a time when student debt is higher than ever, it's crazy that we're charging students so much for textbooks.

A Message To My Son As He Prepares For College

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

What do you mean you mailed a college application? Get back down on the floor and play with some Legos. Do you want me to make you a sandwich? Or, you can invite your friends over and we'll order pizzas. You can stay up all night, if you want. I'll just go cry in my room, but don't let that bother you.

5 Things Every Parent Needs To Know About Senior Year

Julie Fingersh | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Skaftafell, Iceland -- With her whole life ahead of her, our daughter will likely forget this moment in our family's history, but I won't. I am sitt...

Midterms, Essays, and Domestic Violence: One of These Does Not Belong

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Society for Women's Health Research

Over the past few decades, college-aged women have come a long way in achieving education equity. While female students are now the majority population on college campuses, they still face unique challenges: women aged 18 to 25 suffer the highest rates of domestic violence

Rising Student Defaults Don't Mean What You Think

Karen Gross | Posted 08.28.2015 | College
Karen Gross

It would be both wrong and naïve to say that the costs of education are irrelevant. That is a topic we should be addressing. But the borrowers who are out there now in the world have already paid for their education and now they need to repay.

10 Reasons You Should Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 08.31.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

These real life experiences and problems that come with living on your own, managing money and traveling will prepare you for your future in a way that English class will never do.

Confuddling Cuba

College Tourist | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

I had to put my camera down and remind myself that this was not about capturing the perfect Instagram snap; this was about watching, learning and soaking up all that Cuba could offer.

Moving Forward With the Brandeis-Al-Quds Partnership

Leah Susman | Posted 08.28.2015 | College
Leah Susman

Dr. Imad Abu Kishek, the President of Al-Quds University, sat across from me as we celebrated Iftar, Ramadan's nightly break-fast meal. The table was full of students and faculty from Brandeis and Al-Quds, all of whom share a common goal: to reestablish the partnership between our schools.

Student Loans 2016

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Jeremy Balkin

The entire US economy is being held back by the economic limitations of 43.3 million Americans straddled by $1.2 trillion in debt constraining more productive consumption and investment choices.