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Tools for Living

Susan Winston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Susan Winston

When we talk about what concerns them most about leaving home, I am surprised about how little they know about living in the real world. Not one of them can cook... anything. I see four years of kids downing cereal and calling it a meal.

Parenting From the Stands: What It Feels Like to Have Adult Children

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It's easy to lose perspective in the day-to-day chores and moments of parenting that what you are really doing isn't so much about childhood, or even about high school or college. What you are doing is getting someone ready to be an adult -- and to live a life that is theirs, not yours.

Freshman Money Tips

Mary Johnson | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Mary Johnson

Starting college can be one of the most important and exciting times of a person's life. It's also an important time to think about managing your money and how to enjoy your college experience without worrying about where your next meal will come from.

5 Things to Tell Your Daughters Before They Go to College

GalTime | Posted 11.09.2013 | Fifty
GalTime

I have polled a number of college girls about the advice that they wish that they had gotten prior to their freshmen year at college. I agree with their ideas and I recommend that you share them with your daughter.

The Truth About The 'Freshman 15'

Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sophia Breene For many new university students, heading off to college means figuring out how to balance studies, work, a social life and livi...

Letter to My Freshman Self

Sofia Stafford | Posted 11.05.2013 | College
Sofia Stafford

As much as I hate to admit it, up until this point I have, for the most part, quantified success. In the next four years I hope to reshape my definition of success to encompass a more fulfilling definition and one that cannot be measured by grades or achievements.

Advice for a Student Starting College

Derek Bok | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Derek Bok

Several million students will soon be entering college. If you are among them, you will have received much advice from parents and friends, and you will soon hear more from college officials. But you might also want to know what researchers have discovered about some important choices you will make that could have much to do with what you gain from your next four years.

Marcia Gay Harden Is REALLY Bad At Goodbyes

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.27.2013 | Comedy

Marcia Gay Harden is bad at goodbyes. Really bad. In this new sketch from Above Average, Harden and husband Jim O'Heir (a.k.a. Jerry from "Parks & ...

How Not To Be THAT Freshman

| Posted 08.22.2013 | Teen

By Katie Szymanski College is an exciting journey -- a time of self-discovery, relationship building, and decision-making. Pre-collegiettes, we hop...

WATCH: Should You Friend Your Professor On Facebook?

Posted 08.08.2013 | College

Freshman year of college is all about newfound freedom, but it also leaves students struggling to figure out what's appropriate and how to communicate...

Hey, It's OK If You're Breaking Up Before College

Posted 05.20.2013 | Teen

Breaking up is hard to do -- and even with the excitement of college in the air, parting ways with your high school sweetheart because you're both hea...

4 Problems I'm Actually Thankful To Have

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 01.22.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

In life, there always going to hardships, changes, and struggles. But each battle has its bright side, even before victory, which is something to be truly thankful for.

7 Things to Stop Doing Once You Get to College

Shawn Binder | Posted 11.27.2012 | Teen
Shawn Binder

Welcome, newbie college kids! After four years of grueling high school torture, you've made it. You're a freshman! You're correct in assuming that your life is about to change drastically.

A Helicopter Mom In A Hurricane

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

The plan was to drop my son off at college this weekend and come home to write about my newly emptied nest. But then Isaac turned toward New Orleans, and my goal of being a laid back, non-helicoptering mother turned into something else, too.

From a Professor's Perspective: Advice for College Students

Katherine Sharp Landdeck, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | College
Katherine Sharp Landdeck, Ph.D.

Here is my advice for today's students. Following these basic suggestions will help you get better grades, have more opportunities, get your degree more quickly, and get the most out of your college years.

New College Student: 'I Was Never Taught To Be Ready For College'

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. For the second year in a row, Hispanics will be the largest minority on U.S. college campu...

How to Make it in College (If You Survive Orientation!)

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
Davis Schneiderman

Pack up your iPhone charger, your laptop filled with pirated trance music and Michael Bay movies, and your Roomba vacuum robot... let's get this thing started with some practical tips.

Facebook Outed Me

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
Suzanne Hegland

Like a toddler with no impulse control, I keep waddling toward the socket with my curious, sticky fingers. It's only Facebook, right? How dangerous can it be?

Researchers: Having A Terrible Roommate Ruins Your Grades

Posted 08.07.2012 | College

Living with a crappy dorm roommate could drag down your GPA as well as your mood. There is no shortage of research to prove roommate relations fact...

Bye Bye Baby -- Seeing a Child Off to College

Mindy Utay | Posted 09.29.2012 | College
Mindy Utay

Starting next month, approximately six million young adults will be heading off to their freshman year at college. To look at it another way, about six million American mothers will be in some stage of meltdown.

10 Things Rising Freshmen Can Do to Be Totally Ready for College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.11.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Here are a few things you can do to make sure you're ready this fall.

Gifts for the 2012 High School Graduate

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Hilary Sheinbaum

To save parents the stress of shopping and college-bound graduates the disappointment of lackluster loot, here are my top picks for the graduating class of 2012.

The Perfect Gift for the High School Graduate

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 07.25.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Seniors, here are some recommendations on how to spend your summertime. College is about trying new things, so give these a spin, and you'll hit the campus more flexible than Gumby after a yoga class.

The 10 Best "College Freshman" Memes

Posted 01.24.2012 | College

Ahh, to be a college freshman-- universally reviled and derided. You can't get into parties, your friends are people you meet by chance in the dining...

College Students: Stop Stressing!

Scott Gamm | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Scott Gamm

As a college freshman, I can absolutely attest to the high levels of stress that students are under. That said, here's why I believe first-year college students should take a deep breath and look forward to the future.