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Time Marches On

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."

Five Questions To Help Choose The Best Student Loan For You

CommonBond | Posted 09.19.2014 | Money
CommonBond

Your personal financial goals have great influence over your repayment plan choice. If your financial situation improves over time, you may be in a more comfortable position to make prepayments to eliminate your remaining student debt.

Teaching the Next Generation of Leaders

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
Ola Ojewumi

As children we are taught to be leaders and not followers. In real life, there is no blueprint for successful leadership. We all have an image in our ...

Resisting the Normalization of Crisis

CJ Pine | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
CJ Pine

The past few days reminded me that I live in a scary world. War is real. Refugees are real people with real day-to-day struggles that I can barely imagine. As a result, I put them aside, effectually dismissing the crisis as normal.

How Traveling During College F*cked Me Up and Forced Me to Follow My Dreams

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
Anita Wing Lee

You can never predict where exactly your travels will take you but the most exciting and most rewarding moments happen when you take that leap, book that ticket, take that course, start that business and chase that dream.

Options to Reduce Higher Education Textbook Costs

S. L. Young | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
S. L. Young

Paying for higher education is a major life expense and investment; however, the unknown costs to pay for textbooks can be overwhelming.

Dear Ernest, #3: How to Deal With a Campus Ex

Ernest Owens | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
Ernest Owens

I will always hope the best of luck for my ex (just as you should for yours), but there is a difference between just letting go and simply moving on.

The Fittest Colleges in America 2014

The Active Times | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

The first major choice students make is in selecting their college, and it's clear some campuses offer a better shot at fitness success than others.

16 Ways To Network Like A Boss

College Magazine | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
College Magazine

If a person you work with continuously starts negative conversations about the company, stay clear of them.

The 10 Most Liberal Colleges

College Magazine | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
College Magazine

Imagine a college where protests break out on the quad as often as the on-campus wind turbine produces electricity. At each of these schools, open-minded students feel at home in the company of peers who aren't afraid to voice their opinions.

You Can Join Sheryl Sandberg On A Livestream Discussion Today

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 09.18.2014 | College

We all know there's power in numbers -- and now LeanIn.Org, the women’s nonprofit founded by Sheryl Sandberg, has found a way for numbers to empower...

Want to Prevent Campus Rape? We Need More Than Nail Polish!

Carolyn Davis | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Carolyn Davis

Don't get too drunk at a party. Don't walk home alone. Don't leave home without your date rape nail polish. Men, when they are addressed, are generally urged to "intervene" in sticky situations (at least until the nail polish dries). In this system, the blame for rape indirectly falls on the careless victim rather than on the abuser.

Paying Someone to Do Your Homework? You Might Not Like the Results

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Gina Ciliberto

At the very least, college should be a place where work isn't a total drag. The statistics suggest otherwise.

Why High-School Students Should Consider These 5 Ridiculously Promising Careers

Hobsons & Roadtrip Nation | Posted 09.18.2014 | Education
Hobsons & Roadtrip Nation

Often students pursue careers based on familiarity. That means choosing careers their parents have had, those glamorized on television and social media, or others they encounter as adolescents. But there is value in thinking outside the box when it comes to career exploration.

Keep Your Alumni Engaged: Create a VC Fund for Them!

Josh Cline | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Josh Cline

How can colleges increase engagement among graduates in such a tough financial environment? Obviously, ending tuition and paying off the student loans of all alumni is probably not feasible. One answer is to create or connect with investment funds such.

When Is Mother-Daughter Texting Too Much?

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Now my daughter is in college, just starting her freshman year. She doesn't call home every day, only every other day. But we text a lot... well, roughly constantly. But never during class and I didn't hear from her when she went to the movies the other night.

Interrupting the Cycle of Slut-Shaming -- Slut: A Documentary Film Previews at CatalystCon

Nina Flores | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Nina Flores

We can start with our own spheres of influence, whether at work, at school or among friends. How will you start the conversation among your friends? What strategies will you use to point out slut-shaming when you see it?

Spending a Summer as a Camp Counselor Could Be the Best Decision You Make in College

Caroline Davis | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Caroline Davis

Camp counselors are given numerous opportunities to teach, listen, support, mediate, aid, lead, and make critical decisions. There is no career that doesn't implement these skills, meaning there is no person who would be wasting their time by spending a summer at camp.

Don't Leave It to Chance: 5 Ways to Increase Your Productivity in College

Dannia Guzman | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Dannia Guzman

As you experiment with different strategies, the most important thing is that you give yourself a break. Don't be too harsh on yourself if you can't stick to the changes, but don't give up either.

What Your Study Abroad City Says About You

Thrillist | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

London: You often mention shows you've DVR'd from BBC America for no reason while in conversations about trail mix at Whole Foods.

Fellow Law Students, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.

FAFSA and the Middle Class

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 09.17.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Experts who know precisely how the government calculates EFCs say there's one overarching reason for this shock: the formula is so outdated--it's loosely based on a family budget from 1967--that it's no surprise many 21st Century families are astonished when they receive their EFC estimates.

What I'd Rather Have Taken in College Instead of Philosophy

Patrice Bendig | Posted 09.16.2014 | College
Patrice Bendig

It would have made a world of difference if my curriculum focused on more practical working skills rather than just industry fundamentals and core classes. Here are a few classes I wish were on my roaster during college.

Yes Means Yes: Breaking Down Sexual Violence on UC Berkeley's Campus

Hannah Berkman | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Hannah Berkman

The California state legislature unanimously passed a bill this month requiring universities to redefine their official definitions of consent as an "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity." The bill's passing is an incredibly needed step in the right direction.

Is My Boyfriend Sad or Mean?

Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW | Posted 09.16.2014 | College
Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW

Just because your boyfriend doesn't push, shove or hit doesn't mean he's good guy. It means somewhere along the way he learned not to hit a girl. But he didn't learn how to treat her. He is still capable of something called emotional abuse.