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Graduation

6 Gifts For High School Grads That They'll Actually Want (And Use)

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 04.22.2015 | Teen

Graduation season is rolling around again, and with it, the annual question of what to get for friends or relatives who are heading off to college cam...

An Open Letter to Teens: Just Keep Winging It

Deborah Dunham | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Deborah Dunham

If you're feeling not-so-together right now, know this: You are not alone. You are going to be JUST FINE. And you are going to land in the right place.

Graduation Etiquette And Preparing For The Next Chapter

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Diane Gottsman

Graduation Day is right around the corner, and there are many anxious parents in the middle of planning a perfect day for their grad. Celebrating this milestone is always more pleasurable when those involved are mindful of a few simple courtesies.

5 Tips to Alleviate Fear Before Graduation

Shanila Sattar | Posted 04.20.2015 | College
Shanila Sattar

This transition period can be a scary time, and the pressure to know exactly what it is that you're doing next can feel confusing.

An Open Letter to Young Artists: or 'Note to Self'

Peter Molesworth | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts
Peter Molesworth

The greatest lesson I learned at NYU was that I must relinquish my desire to persecute myself and others for being right or wrong in making art. No, that doesn't mean: "lack a discerning eye," but it does mean pick your battles wisely.

Spring And Summer Gift Ideas For Fashinoistas, Foodies, Decorating Buffs And Beauty Junkies

Condiment | Posted 04.07.2015 | Style
Condiment

It's spring time! It's spring and summer holiday and events time! That means Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, and special events of all kinds.

First Job, First Salary: What Recent Grads Say

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

After years of part-time jobs and living on a shoe-string budget, earning your first salary after college rocks.

5 Things You Need to Land a Job After Law School

Tamesha Keel | Posted 03.26.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

The key takeaway is that being well-dressed and having a law school diploma isn't enough; you need substantive, actionable qualifications that make you more valuable than other candidates. And being well connected can't hurt either.

March Madness: A Game Plan for Higher Education and College Athletes

Eric Cooper | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Helping student-athletes understand how the brain works should enable them to view the brain as something that can be strengthened and optimized, like the body. Through hard work and training, academic skills can develop in tandem with physical abilities.

How to Make the Most of Your Last Semester of Undergrad

Kaitlyn Russell | Posted 03.24.2015 | College
Kaitlyn Russell

Although the next couple of months are encompassed with the unknown, embrace all that you have become familiar with during the past few years. College offers incredible experiences so grasp onto them before you set off into an entirely new adventure.

Rauner's Essentials

Michael Beyer | Posted 03.24.2015 | Chicago
Michael Beyer

Gov. Rauner is worth billions, and adds 60 million dollars a year to his personal coffers. If Gov. Rauner continues to push his agenda of austerity, he should be honest and admit that his wealth isn't essential, either.

I Didn't Have This End in Mind

Sarah Smiley | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

How did I not know that my best years will always be when you were running through the grass to tell me about your day?

72-Year-Old War Veteran Will Graduate From High School Alongside His Granddaughter

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.12.2015 | Fifty

In 1961, 17-year-old Jimmie Turpin left the halls of Alvin High School as a junior and later went on to serve his country in Vietnam, before graduatin...

Why I'm Choosing to Move to NYC

Kaitlyn Russell | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Kaitlyn Russell

The thought of moving can definitely be overwhelming, but the unique lifestyle will be more than worth it. Step out of your comfort zone and into a new experience -- now is better than ever before.

What's Next After College?

Christina Speroni | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Christina Speroni

Above all your happiness is key. If you hate what you are doing, it is not the end of the world, try something different. Life is too short to be unhappy with what you are doing.

14 Wishes For My Son

Shari Medini | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Shari Medini

We will be different people in 14 years. I will be a different mother. You will be a different child; mostly because you won't be a child at all. You will be a teenager. I will watch you leave the nest with mixed emotions. I will hope that what I've done has been enough.

Free Tuition for Community College

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.26.2015 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

Currently, we have only a few of the specifics, and this week I will write about: what I do know about the proposal; the need for more particulars; arguments in favor of, and in opposition to, the proposal; and an alternative proposal.

'What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?'

Marilyn Tam | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

As you look over the untraveled road in front of you, remember how you regard the situation, and not the actual circumstances, is what determines how you feel and how you deal with life. Trust that you will prevail.

7-Step Checklist for Graduating Seniors

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Usually, our main priorities would be to finalize our winter break plans and start thinking about some internships we want to apply for during the next semester. Today, we are coming to a quick realization that our lives as we know them are about to transform entirely.

10 Things to Do Before You Graduate

FindSpark | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
FindSpark

For most people, college goes by in a blink of an eye. Through all the studying and projects, you need to make sure that you get the most out of those four years. Here are the 10 things I believe all students should do before walking across that stage and getting their diploma.

Why Johnny Can't Read -- Teachers' Literacy Doesn't Make the Grade in NY

Lynda Bekore | Posted 02.08.2015 | Education
Lynda Bekore

Parents and politicians across New York and other states have been vehemently protesting the more stringent standards of the recently adopted Common Core curriculum, now enacted in 46 states.

Life After College

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 02.07.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

By the end of sophomore year, tradition suggests that most college students should think about how they can narrow their interests to a range of opportunities after graduation. It's not that college is over for them, it's just more a case of the need to plan ahead.

6 Ways to Make Your Senior Year the Best Yet

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 01.28.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Senior year marks another big transition for every college student. But whether or not you're prepared for the changes you'll soon encounter, you can take comfort in the fact that the job market is looking up for new grads.

Freaking Out About Graduating? Don't.

Erin McKelle | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Erin McKelle

Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.

7 Helpful Study Apps For GRE, LSAT And GMAT Preparation

Uloop | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Uloop

Among standardized tests required for admission into various higher educational institutions, the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) measures verbal ability, quantitative reasoning skills, critical thinking ability and analytical writing skills and is used for admission into graduate school.