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Have I Lost My Mind -- Or Only My Car Keys? Technology's Effect on Memory

Ossa Fisher | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Ossa Fisher

Whoever invented the key fob for cars did not design it for women with more than one purse. I feel like I am playing a constant game of hide-and-seek with my keys.

Sabrina "Bri" Moore: A Teacher Like You

A Teacher Like You | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

Teaching is not always academics. With the kids we serve and the community we work in, it's life. It's the choices that we make as teachers that affect every single part of how these young people develop and who they become.

U.S. Government Acquires FAFSA Website That Was Confusing Students (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.24.2015 | Technology

The federal government has been taking down websites that host illegal activity for years, but in taking over a website -- specifi...

A Horse Video Reveals How to Motivate Kids

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 07.21.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Why do American students lack so much motivation? "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink," reflects the teacher's primary concern when motivating a student.

Are LGBTQ People in Your Diversity Plan?

Matt Kidd | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Kidd

By excluding LGBTQ people from broader inclusion initiatives, firms may unintentionally signal that the thought diversity out LGBTQ people bring to the workplace is less valuable than that of other underrepresented minorities.

10 Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans in One Year

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
GOBankingRates

The good news: Employing all of the following 10 tips can help you get rid of your student loans in just one year. There are, however, a couple of things to consider, such as how much you owe versus how much you're earning. 

Where to Intern in 2015: Vault's Top 50

Jill Jacinto | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

If you are in college (or have a child who is), it's time to start the search for a summer 2015 internship. While some people might think seven months is a bit too far in advance to start searching, they would be wrong. Competition to get an internship in your desired industry, much less company, is aggressive.

Inhale Slowly Through Your Nose; Exhale From Your Mouth: Mindfulness As a Way of Handling Teenage (and Parent) Stress

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Just back from a delightful trip to Barcelona and Berlin, I have been thinking a lot about how we, Americans handle the stresses of all we do, especia...

8 Reasons Why Living on Your Own is Good for You in All the Worst Ways

Ishanee Chanda | Posted 07.08.2015 | College
Ishanee Chanda

There will be days when the solitude weighs on your bones and the rainstorms refuse to give way. But those are the days that count the most because you survive them and realize that it is possible to have water in your lungs and still be able to breathe; it's what pushes you to swim to shore.

Participation Penalizes Quiet Learners

Quiet Revolution | Emily J. Klein and Meg Riordan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

This story is one of three that we’re featuring on the question of class participation. For other perspectives, see “Class Participation: Let’s ...

Design Thinking Students Co-designing Their Own School for the Sake of Empathy

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

In order to inspire, motivate, and engage students in the learning experience, it is necessary to look at the world through their eyes. When adults pause and consider the world through from the students' perspective, we begin to examine their authentic needs, instead of the needs imposed upon them.

Ending Anti-Semitic Bullying in Schools: Sometimes, It Takes a Court

Paul Bland | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Paul Bland

Pine Bush Central School District didn't have an anti-Semitic bullying "problem," it had a nightmare. Jewish children in three of the district's schools were subjected to systemic, repeated acts of anti-Semitic harassment for years.

Stay Fit While Traveling: California Edition

College Tourist | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Some cities and rural areas can be more challenging because of the lack of workout studios, food stores, and healthy restaurants. However, California is one state where there are plenty of possibilities for people to stay in shape.

Taking a Stand (Literally) for Health in Schools

Sadie Barr | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education
Sadie Barr

Not only do standing desks in classrooms improve health outcomes, they also improve academic performance. This is like a public health professional's dream! Why aren't these everywhere?

The Big Trip: College Tourist City Guide to Milan

College Tourist | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

This city guide to Milan will making traveling around the famous Italian city more enjoyable.

When Quiet Students Struggle

Quiet Revolution | John Spencer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Perla was a quiet twelve-year old student who never caused problems. She seemed to slip into invisibility when no one was looking—and given how ofte...

My Perspective on Inclusive Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Looking back on my past three years of college, I can easily say that some of my fondest memories are from the study abroad trips that I've been on. It's crazy to think that this time three years ago I had never been out of the country.

20 Ways to Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Hong Kong

College Tourist | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Eat like a local. Dai Pai Dongs are market-like groupings of food stalls located throughout the city of Hong Kong, sometimes attached to markets.

Overlooked Cities in Europe to Add to Your Travel List

College Tourist | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

We've all dreamed of going to the most photographed cities in Europe like Paris, London, Prague, Venice, and Rome (guilty as charged), but the truth is that the European continent has so many hidden gems that are equally worth a visit.

Dance Nonprofit Teaches Much More Than Dance

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

As the house lights slowly dim over the audience, the stage begins to glow with an electric pulse. No it is not the thousand watts of spotlights that illuminate the theatre causing the glow, but the smiles of hundreds of children taking the stage at the National Dance Institute performance of "This Land Is Our Land."

More College and University Students Facing Mental Health Challenges

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 06.16.2015 | College
Constance Scharff, Phd

There is a quiet crisis brewing on college and university campuses across the United States. Increasingly, the mental health needs of students are more complicated than in the past and cannot be adequately met by overwhelmed mental health services.

This One Is for the Teachers

Lindsay Henry | Posted 06.11.2015 | Education
Lindsay Henry

A time where we focus our eyes and spotlights and applause on the students who successfully pushed through the exams, the essays, the sports games, the drama, to walk across a stage and receive that diploma. To graduate.

I Got a Good Job Right Out of High School Thanks to CTE

Joseph Neyhart | Posted 06.11.2015 | Education
Joseph Neyhart

Not many people can say they got a job -- a good job, the kind that marks the beginning of a real career -- right out of high school. But I can.

5 Things I Learned After Graduating From College

Amanda de Souza | Posted 06.11.2015 | College
Amanda de Souza

8 years ago I graduated from Durham College in Ontario, Canada. This year, I was asked to return and teach for the exact same program I graduated from, Advertising. At this year's convocation, I was asked to be the guest speaker. Here is my speech.

Changing the Stereotype of Tech Ed

Lily Mohamed | Posted 06.11.2015 | Education
Lily Mohamed

When I was in eighth grade, I wanted to go to a technical high school. It was not a popular decision, and that's an understatement. My chemistry teacher worried that if I didn't go to a conventional, college-prep school, I wouldn't amount to anything. Well, I proved them all wrong.