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Saving the Appearances: Long Live the SAT

Susan D. Blum | Posted 05.07.2014 | College
Susan D. Blum

The SAT would again be transformed. Back to the old 1600 score. No more obscure vocabulary. No specialized math. No penalties for wrong guesses.

Friday Short: Lessons From the First Job -- Sometimes You Have to Prove Yourself First

Keith Wade | Posted 05.07.2014 | College
Keith Wade

First you get in, then you show them what you're made of.

Why The Updated SAT Is Better For Students

Jack Cahn | Posted 05.06.2014 | Teen
Jack Cahn

The updated SAT is better tailored to measure students' capabilities and therefore presents colleges with an improved metric for student success.

Let's Talk Business: 5 Steps For Definite Success

Uloop | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Uloop

Having a successful business provides a test to the motivated, financially sound and mentally adept.  On the other hand, starting a business is relatively easy.

Manage by Wandering Around

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 05.06.2014 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

I enjoyed wandering around, and I learned from the wandering. Of course, you had better be prepared for the occasional comment -- always offered jokingly -- that you apparently have nothing better to do. In fact, you do not.

10 Stages of a Dining Hall Food Coma

Spoon University | Posted 05.06.2014 | College
Spoon University

You proceed to count down the minutes until it's time to ditch the books and grab some grub at the nearest dining hall. Here's where the ten stages of the food coma become real.

Hookah Poses Significant Public Health Risk for Millennials

Omar Ghabra | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Omar Ghabra

These tremendous human and economic costs will only mount if no serious effort to educate the public on hookah smoking is undertaken.

The Secret Life of an Introverted Kid

Marsha Pinto | Posted 05.05.2014 | Teen
Marsha Pinto

While most articles and news stories have focused on introversion in adults, not enough awareness is brought to young people who deal with introversion every day.

It's Your Choice: Creating Opportunity Where You Least Expect

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Carter

Our hardiness, grit, adaptability, and perspective are some of the ways we can use these unwanted circumstances as an opportunity to help us fulfill our goals. A great example of a person who turned his circumstance into opportunity is Woody Roseland.

College Scorecards and the Liberal Arts

Thomas A. Kazee | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Thomas A. Kazee

President Obama is right to emphasize greater access to college for historically underserved populations, but this is not the way to achieve that goal.

Get More Financial Aid for College

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Mike Branch, CFP

I do not recommend families hide money or game the system to get additional financial aid. However, I do recommend that you know the financial aid rules, work within those rules and adjust your college planning accordingly.

The New College Button: Question Assholes

Tom Hayes | Posted 05.04.2014 | Comedy
Tom Hayes

Social media has spawned a new breed of ugly citizen who makes outrageous noise because it gets attention -- and attention is the oxygen of the Internet.

Tips for Planning College Visits

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.04.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the many buildings, programs and informational tours. A preplanned checklist of what you want to see is a good idea.

Should You Call the Police on Your Own Kids?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My daughter told me that she thinks that my husband is a lunatic. My husband tells me that our daughter is a brat. I don't know where to turn.

FAFSA, New and Improved?

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Comedy
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

Everyone hates filling out the FAFSA college financial aid form, and for middle class families it can feel like a big waste of time. Let's face it, ...

Every American Parent Should Teach Their Children about Patents: Here's Why

Richie Etwaru | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Richie Etwaru

I did not learn about patents until about the age of 25, and I was insanely lucky to find co-founders who explained to me why it was important that our start-up business filed a patent. How many Americans learn this by 25, and how do Americans become more intellectual property aware even younger?

The Truth About a College Education

Nile Cappello | Posted 05.04.2014 | College
Nile Cappello

Does you major matter 10 (or even two) years down the line? Not one bit. But are you likely to remember if you spent four years slaving over a subject matter you despised in hopes it will bring a bit of financial karma at the end of your four years? Absolutely.

14 Disgusting Eating Habits You Developed In College

Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.06.2014 | Taste

Remember that time you ate a microwavable burrito every night without fail?

Eating Disorders Are More Common Than You Think On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 03.03.2014 | College

One-in-four college students have a mental health condition that has been increasing since 1950: an eating disorder. According to the National Eati...

Why a Bikini Matters During Mid-Terms

Susan Pace | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

Midterms? Oh please, go back to high school. It's spring break and the only thing my daughter is focused on is whether her online purchase of Victoria Secret bikinis will arrive on time.

The March Madness of College Admissions: Waiting for Decisions

Jeannie Borin | Posted 03.03.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

You have undoubtedly worked hard to complete your applications and finally they are submitted! Now what?

Access Denied: Can Academics Bridge the Gap Between the Academy and the Mainstream Reading Public?

Jim Downs | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Jim Downs

In a recent NYT piece, Nicholas Kristof argued that the main determinant blocking academics from being read by mainstream readers results from the arcane ways in which they write. That is not the problem. The problem lies not with academics' prose, but rather with access to mainstream publications.

4 Wonderful Things I Learned from the Job I Hated Most

Keith Wade | Posted 04.30.2014 | College
Keith Wade

I've had a couple of jobs I hated most of the time. But I learned an awful lot at the one I hated most.

Be Part of the #AANAPISIstory

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 04.30.2014 | Education
Kiran Ahuja

Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on February 28, 2014. Kiran Ahuja facilitates an armchair dialogue wi...

Getting Ready to Go Off to College When You Have a Chronic Disease Like Type I Diabetes

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

I happen to know something about this because my daughter, Marejka, was diagnosed with type I diabetes five months before she left home to attend Stanford University. Needless to say, that was a challenging time for both my daughter and our family.