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In the Pursuit of Romance: Why Women Should Go After Men

Unwritten | Posted 06.05.2014 | Women
Unwritten

If Daisy Miller taught us anything, it's that being seduced by chiseled Italian men will lead to dying from malaria. Lizzie McGuire thought she could prove this b*tch wrong, so she went ahead, fell in love with her own Giovanelli and found that he was actually a fake. Lesson learned, right?

Sex Talk...Part 2

Elaine Williams | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
Elaine Williams

In an earlier post, I wrote about when I first started speaking on college campuses it was about addictions: eating, drug, and alcohol. Later on, my agents had asked if could talk about sexual assaults too and I said: "If it will help anyone else, Yes."

Common Core Is Common Sense for Higher Ed

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 06.04.2014 | Education
Nancy L. Zimpher

The Common Core standards and new assessments aligned with the standards represent our best hope for driving meaningful improvement across K-12 and higher education.

How the Common Core Will Keep the U.S. Education System Competitive

Robert L. Caret | Posted 06.04.2014 | Education
Robert L. Caret

Higher education leaders and organizations from across the nation have formed a coalition called Higher Ed for Higher Standards, and have done so believing that we should no longer be content to watch this this issue from the sidelines, much less from above in the ivory tower.

The Long, Zig-Zag Road to a Student's Graduation

Martha Lufkin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Martha Lufkin

There, a man with a flowing long white beard directed us to a deserted hotel, but no one answered the door. Cats howled in the night. Trees creaked as if about to crash down. We beat it out of Headless Horseman Park.

Can Financial Aid Determine Your Fate?

Marcos Cordero | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Marcos Cordero

The financial aid conundrum is certainly a societal problem. While it will require more creative solutions on the part of schools, government and the private sector, some of the responsibility must be borne by the parents and students.

College Bound? Summer Advice

Donna Randall | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Donna Randall

Due to the substantial financial outlay, students need to think carefully about how they can get the most out of their college years. Here are some strategies for students to contemplate before they leave home this summer.

When Your Son Feels Rejected by Girls and Young Women: #OUCH

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

There will be many more dating opportunities and simply being rejected by one young woman does not imply that there is something wrong with you. There are a myriad of reasons why this young woman said that you are too decent for her that do not support the theory that girls just simply do not like you.

The "Other" Hemp

Erin Schrode | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Erin Schrode

"Weed." "Pot." "Marijuana." The answers began pouring out. College kids are familiar with the five-leaf hemp plant, but only as a drug. The "other" he...

Back to School

Dana King | Posted 06.03.2014 | Comedy
Dana King

A few weeks ago, I went back to school. Since I've got two boys, a gas guzzling SUV and hate to wear a bra, I opted for online classes. I actually tur...

Closing Time: Graduating Out into the World

Jennifer Ball | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Ball

You have these children, you see, and for a long time all you do is raise them. And then one day, you wake up and realize they're raised. You get those 18 years with them, which at first seems like a freaking eternity but, when you get to the end, seems to be nothing more than a wink in time.

Benefits of College Experience Are Vast

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Tracy Lorenz

Despite the benefits, the current discussion about the value of education can be discouraging with more and more people seeing higher education as unattainable due to cost and accessibility.

The One Piece of Advice Every College Graduate Needs to Know

Adam Smiley Poswolsky | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Adam Smiley Poswolsky

The truth is that you are not screwed. No one ever tells you this at graduation, but it's okay not to know exactly what you want to do with your life. There is not only one answer or one career ladder.

That Was Easy: Life Hacks You'll Be Glad You Heard About

Uloop | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Uloop

We all know that college is tough, especially with the stress of life on top of hard classes. You deserve to have some things in your life simplified, so here are some life hacks that will help you through your college career.

This Is How to Make Money at Consignment Shops

Uloop | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Uloop

Selling clothing to consignment shops or online sites can benefit you as a buyer and a seller. By following the shop's policies and making your clothes as presentable as possible, you increase your chances of purchase, and therefore profit.

Whose Commencement Is It, Anyway?

Gary A. Olson | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
Gary A. Olson

A few weeks ago, some colleagues and I were sharing stories about graduation ceremonies, and the discussion reminded me of at least two very different ways of thinking about the role of commencement in the contemporary college.

Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenting Your Teen After Graduation

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Parenting an 18-year-old who is about to gain tremendous freedom and responsibility, but who is still living under your roof, can be understandably tumultuous.

The 5 Critical Mistakes College Students Make

Terry Burnham, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Terry Burnham, Ph.D.

There are secret rules to academic life. Students who know the rules win, others lose. These rules are invisible to most students, and there is no college course that explains the hidden paths to success.

8 Things That Happen When You Lose Your Best Friend

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Beth Leipholtz

The smallest things will spark memories of your 15-year friendship, and almost every single moment of your childhood involves her. Your friendship will be impossible to disregard because she shaped the person you are today.

The College Admissions Story Every Student Should Read

The Prospect | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
The Prospect

It's not all about how much money you spend over four years, or how nice your campus looks, or how many celebrities went/go to your school. It's about how you live it, and at the end of day, how that living makes you FEEL on the inside.

What I'd Say to Myself At My College Graduation

Joe Boyd | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Joe Boyd

Just live the life you're bound to live. It will be awesome and frustrating. It will make you someone you wouldn't even recognize if he were standing in front of you today.

7 Things to Do the Summer Before You Start College

Marvin Krislov | Posted 05.30.2014 | College
Marvin Krislov

It's tempting to spend most of your time hanging out with friends and family. But if you use the next three months wisely, they can make a big difference in getting your undergraduate career off to a strong start.

Barack Obama and the Slow Burn of Disappointment

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Stoller

The wrongheaded Obama college-ranking system, I'm afraid, is yet another example of how the gulf between rhetoric and behavior develops widespread disappointment and disillusion.

The Answers Always Lead to New Questions

Write for the Future | Posted 05.30.2014 | College
Write for the Future

by Justin Sapp "Justin, come down for breakfast." I hated my brother's impersonation of Mom's morning screech. He seemed to think he was the thi...

College Bound: Changing Lives Through Education

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 05.30.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As grown-ups, we forget the power that we have to influence the adolescents that look up to us. We sit behind our televisions or computers and complain about the state of young America. However, we rarely lift a finger to change the existing condition or make a real difference.