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How Can You Get Those Side Projects Done When You're Tired From Work and College?

Quora | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Quora

I try to minimize startup and switching costs, in other words, the time it takes to get started working on the side project. This way, even if I only have a few minutes to work on it before I turn in for the night, I can still do something useful. Also, I try to make each opportunity count. These are hard to come by and so it is good not to waste any single minute.

Beautiful and Inked: An Introspective Look Into the Real Meaning of Tattoos

Kelsey Phariss | Posted 05.06.2015 | Style
Kelsey Phariss

Regardless of your story, regardless of your reasons, tattoos provide a wonderful and endearing sense of identity. They are personal, mysterious and enlightening. Their meaning changes over time and their beauty continues to grow with yours.

Zombies in College -- Is That Really What You Paid For?

Lynda Bekore | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Lynda Bekore

Contrary to popular belief, American students today are not lazier thinkers than students in previous decades, nor are they any more shallow or superficial than any past 18 or 19 year olds. But colleges seem to think they are.

What Are You Doing After Graduation?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 05.05.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

This is one of the most terrifying questions you can ask a graduating senior. The day after commencement, you've officially joined the ranks of the unemployed. Welcome to the real world. The job hunt after college is tough. However, if you know the common do's and don'ts before you apply for a job, step into an interview or negotiate a job offer -- you'll be employed in no time.

College Mouth

Gary Rich | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Gary Rich

My daughter is about to graduate from college and was fortunate enough to receive a job offer from a great company. While I'm thrilled for her, I'm simultaneously terrified -- this gives me only a few short weeks to eradicate what we're calling, around my house, a bad case of College Mouth.

The Practical Liberal Arts

Ira Silver | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Ira Silver

It is a critical time for liberal arts institutions that serve this student body to engage in better publicity about the vocational value of the liberal arts. Now, there's a message worthy of a commencement address.

An Open Letter to America's Class of 2015

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Robert E. Johnson

While Commencement is a time of celebration and achievement, it is also a time when we can impart a final nugget of wisdom to all of our graduates. Here is what I would like to tell them.

To My Teachers, Thank You

McKenna Bulkley | Posted 05.05.2015 | College
McKenna Bulkley

It may sound cheesy, but I am who I am today because of awesome (and some not-so-awesome) teachers. My second-grade teacher taught me how to be excited about learning. My high school journalism teacher taught me more than I could ever write in a blog post.

8 Graduation Presents College Students Actually Want

Uloop | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Uloop

From mugs to sweatshirts, asking for this kind of graduation present means whoever buys something for you doesn't have to break the bank but can still get you something that you'll like.

How to Solve Dartmouth's Diversity and Inclusion Challenges

Justin Maffett | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Justin Maffett

Discussions of sexual assault at Dartmouth's students are geared towards the heteronormative sexual and social relationships that emerge primarily in fraternity basements. Dartmouth cannot afford to fail these students by neglecting to prepare them for the spectrum of situations they may encounter.

7 Crucial Items To Buy Before Studying Abroad

Uloop | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Uloop

Find out which products you should stock up on so you're not regretting a second of your adventures abroad.

What These Students Have Learned About Dating After 4 Years Of College

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.04.2015 | College

For David Matteson, a sex columnist and graduating senior at Rollins College, four years of college has given him a new perspective on dating. "I'...

The Time of Your Life? Struggling With Mental Illness While Studying Abroad

Laura Jensen | Posted 05.05.2015 | College
Laura Jensen

I am certainly not alone in my experience with mental illness, and it pains me to think about how many other college students are forced to come up with fake stories of their time abroad for fear of being labeled "unappreciative."

In Search of Soul and Soulful Social Science

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Paul Stoller

Soul is about human connection. Soul is about deep feeling, about self-knowledge and empathy. As my Songhay friends in West Africa like to say, a soulful quality makes life sweet, which, in turn, sweetens the quality of life in the world. My students remind me that without soul, there is no social contract and no social harmony.

Working Out on Campus

Caitlin | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Caitlin

To be successful in college about working out, you've got to pause that Netflix and get out of bed.

Illinois Colleges With the Best 'Value-Added'

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.04.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Some schools offer more value to students than others, even when those schools are similar based on traditional rankings standards. The Brookings Institution looked at colleges and universities in Illinois to determine their "value-added" -- how useful it is for a student to attend a particular school over a similar school.

4 Steps to Writing a Successful Essay Prompt

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Brett Murphy Hunt

As both a college lecturer and a tutor, I participate in the two sides of the academic exchange. With the first role, I am the person assigning projects and essays; with the other role, I handle the multitude of students confused by the directions for their projects and essays.

The 3 C's of Reducing Costs in College.

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Natalie Pace

Education is the highest correlating factor with income. Americans with a Master's Degree or higher earn twice as much (or more) than those with only a high school diploma.

Baltimore Civil Unrest Puts My College Concerns In Perspective

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

This week in Baltimore makes my concerns seem trivial. I have a close African American friend whose son has gone to school with my son since kindergarten and I worry for her. I can't even imagine how it must feel to send your son away to school and have to worry about his physical safety.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Brian Clark's Transformation From General Electric IT Guy to Serial Hackathon Winner and Entrepreneur

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

With the demand for Computer Science (CS) graduates rising, a lot of CS students have a choice, whether to work for a big and established tech company or take the plunge in a startup or build your own startup.

Finals Are Approaching... Don't Let Your Dorm Room Be a Food Trap

Rachel Paul, MS, RD | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Rachel Paul, MS, RD

Getting ready for finals? Cramming in your dorm room? Be careful - our environments influence our eating patterns, so if we're spending a lot of time in a place where junk foods are easily available, we are more likely to eat them.

5 Reasons Having Student Loan Debt Isn't So Bad

Stephen Dash | Posted 05.04.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

Paying off student loans may seem daunting, but when loans are managed effectively, they are more than worth it for most borrowers. We've all (mostly) been there, and if you get overwhelmed, don't forget that there are lots of options to help you manage and reduce your payments.

Making Your Career a Vocation, Not Simply a Job

Thomas M. Mengler | Posted 05.01.2015 | College
Thomas M. Mengler

The recently much-maligned liberal arts curriculum, taken seriously, is a ticket not only to a first job after graduation, but to a leadership position in the most challenging professions.

Take Heart That Your Parents Made Mistakes

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

Each of us forms images of the world based on our experiences derived from engaging with our families. Gradually we learn that our expectations don'...

My Daughter's Story and Why Parents Need To Talk to Their Children About Sexual Assault

Andrea Cooper | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Andrea Cooper

If you have not already done so, now is the time to talk to your son, your daughter, or your best friend and tell them if they are sexually assaulted that you will be there to support them.