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10 Great Options If You Didn't Get the College Course You Wanted

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Education
Ruairí McKiernan

Didn't get that college place you wanted? Don't stress, you have options, lots of them. Now might not be the right time for college, and you may need more time to figure out what you want to do.

Here's What The First Week Of College Is Really Like

HuffPost Live | Allison Bresnick | Posted 08.21.2014 | Teen

Many high school grads think they're ready to run out the door and embrace the newfound freedom that comes with college, but with new roommates, frien...

Making the Most of a Dorm Room 101

Laura McHolm | Posted 08.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

A dorm room is probably the most difficult space to organize and make it feel like yours. But, having a clean homework space and having a place to relax that feels like home is all very important to your success at school.

13 Ways You Know You're a Broke College Student

Pixable | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Pixable

2. You wipe your mouth with the napkins you hoarded from Chipotle. What, is the huge corporation going to miss a few napkins? You're basically Robin Hood.

An Open Letter to the Class of 2018

Miranda Richard | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Miranda Richard

What no one tells you about the "promised land" of higher education is that it is wonderful, but it is not always an easy place to navigate. Moving away from home for the first time is scary, and it is okay to be scared.

The Secret to Building Empathy in College Students

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Storytelling, to a degree, can provide instruction closer to a real-life experience than a didactic lecture full of statistics. Here are some simple suggestions on how to capitalize on storytelling as you teach or lead students.

A Letter to My Niece As She Starts College

Shaun Sperling | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Shaun Sperling

The worst decisions that we make in life can almost always be traced back to not believing we are good enough and therefore not living in our truth.

The 'Not-So-New' Empty Nest

Jim Joseph | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Jim Joseph

This year, the novelty has worn off. The empty nest isn't new anymore. The excitement has faded. Reality has set in.

Extra, Extra! How to Get Your Face On Screen

Uloop | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Uloop

Most movie extras are not professionals in the acting business, but rather just people who you would see on the street. Everyone has the opportunity to become a movie extra, if they only know how.

A Letter To The Class Of 2015 (And To Myself)

Kara Chyung | Posted 08.20.2014 | Teen
Kara Chyung

So are there any words of wisdom or comfort that I can offer to my fellow members of the class of 2015? I can only share with you the advice that I give to myself and do my best to follow.

Tricks, Tips and Takes for College Freshmen

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

It's that time of year again when many students begin their first year of college. It's an exciting, but also a stressful time for many. To help, here are 21 tips I share with freshmen each year.

In Asia, Cheating to the Test

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.19.2014 | Education
Andrew Lam

Is this a uniquely Asian problem? Intellectual laziness is a major issue here in the United States too, and students buy homework online to avoid thinking the way they download music from iTunes. But America still values those who think outside the box, originality.

Empty Nests Are Superhero Territory

Bridget Fonger | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

Saturday was a big shopping day. It was also a big sobbing day. My Facebook feed was filled with the lamentations of many of my mom friends who had s...

7 Apps All College Students Need

| Posted 08.19.2014 | Teen

by Megan Shuffleton By now you may have started working on that seemingly never-ending checklist for college. You got your bed risers, your mini fr...

What I Wish I Knew When I Was a Freshman

Charles Howard | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Charles Howard

I wish I had known then that a lot of us, in fact nearly every freshman, feels that insecurity in some way or another -- wondering whether they will succeed, whether people will like them, whether they can do the work.

10 Biggest Tuition Increases at Illinois Universities for the 2014-2015 School Year

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.19.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

We went through Illinois private and public four-year universities to find which schools have the biggest tuition increase, by percentage, from 2013-14 to 2014-15.

3 Sacred Rules Of College Drop-Off

Becky Blades | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Becky Blades

Yes, after feeding and sheltering a person for 18 years, you are entitled to a little storybook sentimentality. But today is not the day.

How I Jumpstarted My Post-Grad Life in Three Simple Steps

Maxwell Pichan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maxwell Pichan

My hope is that by forming good habits early on and sharing them with others, I can do my part in establishing a new baseline for a generation as it begins to tackle the "real world." We have it in us to be successful and to help others, but we must first do all we can to help ourselves.

Grinding as the Latest Move: What Ever Happened to Dancing?

Taylor Griffith | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Taylor Griffith

When did stepping onto the dance floor become an open invitation for anyone to grab at you or feel you up? When did it become socially acceptable for anyone to invade your personal space and touch you intimately without even the slightest attempt at conversation?

What Backpacking Alone in Europe Taught Me

Amy Yao | Posted 08.18.2014 | College
Amy Yao

I wanted to know why I make the mistakes that I do, why I still desperately feel the need to have a name-brand university pedigree, why I chase approval, why I will never be satisfied with myself. I wanted to find it in myself, as if the answers had been hidden deep down.

9 Important Things We Can Learn From The Younger Generation

Alison Sher & Alexa Rosenthal | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Alison Sher & Alexa Rosenthal

There are as many ways to navigate your 20s as there are 20-somethings. Here is what the next crop of human potential has working in its favor.

Creating a Learning Environment With MOOCs

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 08.16.2014 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

The question, in the end, is not whether or not MOOCs are effective teaching tools, but whether or not they can contribute to learning. While this may seem like a minor distinction, it places the responsibility on the learner and the learning context, not on the MOOC.

7 Great Tips To Help You Cope When Your Kid Leaves For College

Susan Pace | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

So your kid is going off to college and you're dreading it. Every time you walk past his or her room, all you can see are the bags from Target or Walmart filled with towels, extra long twin sheets, pillows, socks, a shower caddy and Ramen noodles. Your heart is breaking, right?

Strong Programs, Strong Mentors, and Strong Mindsets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know the commonly repeated claim that there are more Black men in prison than in college isn't true--but in 2011 Black men accounted for fewer than 6 percent of undergraduate students and 4 percent of graduate students, though they made up 8.7 percent of 18-29 year olds.

Helping Your Teens Deal With 'Text Break-Ups'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

During this age of social media and communicating electronically it is not unusual to get break-up messages electronically. It's a shame but it is not at all unusual.