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5 Steps to Prepare For The Back-to-School Battle

Anjali Varma | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Anjali Varma

I've learned that half the battle in getting kids back to school is the prep you do the week leading up to it. The other half is remaining organized and prepared once the school year starts.

Top 10 Back to School Microresolutions

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.29.2014 | Education
Caroline L. Arnold

As at the New Year, the new academic year sparks personal resolutions to perform better by becoming more organized, healthy, and productive.

Being an Entrepreneur: What Your Kid Probably Won't Learn in School

David Garfinkel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
David Garfinkel

Today, entrepreneurship is hot. And everything points to it getting hotter still. Do you ever worry that maybe your kids won't be ready for the vastly different job and business world, when it's their time to start making a living?

Hey Kid! I Have Rules Too!

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Tara Kennedy-Kline

Fighting with a 13-year-old over why he can't take his Kindle to school is like arguing with my cat about why he shouldn't throw up on my rug... it's senseless.

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

True Blue at University of Kentucky

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.25.2014 | Style
CollegeFashionista

The University of Kentucky is constantly evolving, and its fashion scene is certainly no exception. The diversity of style seems to expand every day, and I am constantly impressed by the confidence with which Fashionistas/os wear their outfits.

5 Things Parents Need to Stop Doing This School Year

Dynamom | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Dynamom

Step away from the laptop, keyboard crusaders! Your kid is fine and their fully capable teacher will let you know if there's anything she feels you should be aware of in class that day.

10 Things I'd Rather Be Doing Than Waiting in School Drop-off Line

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

I don't remember reading about this in the "What to Expect" book. I mean, I knew there would be poopy diapers, tantrums, picky eaters and preschool rebellion. But sitting in line on the first day of school for 92 minutes?

'Who's Looking for Me?': God's and America's Invisible Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I hope every Black leader, parent, grandparent and preacher will mount a united and irresistible voice to end the structural exclusion of millions of children from the education and other opportunities required to keep them from dead-end lives.

The One Thing I Want to Tell My Kids Before They Start School

Galit Breen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself for mistakes. Give yourself time to rest and relax and rejuvenate. Figure out what you love and do it. Often. Say nice words in your mind and your heart because you are golden.

The Last Day Of Summer

Jennifer Rowe Walters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Rowe Walters

The colors in the sky will soothe us by reminding us that endings can be beautiful and inspirational and lead us into bright futures. After it's over, we will go to bed at a reasonable hour so that we can get up early, ready to face whatever the future brings.

Only at Tulane, Only in New Orleans

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.18.2014 | Style
CollegeFashionista

Every student of Tulane University has heard this statement, and it perfectly sums up the experience of attending school in NOLA. It's impossible to talk about Tulane and its fashion scene without first understanding the city that encompasses it.

Duncan Funnels Millions To College Board

Peter Greene | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

What do low-income students get out of this? A chance to take an AP test. Not, mind you, more resources to get ready for it, nor do they get help with actually going to a college after taking the test (which may or may not give them any help once they get in).

Back-To-School: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Senior Year!

Laura Wellington | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

As our children will soon begin migrating back to school, some of us will be doing so with seniors living in our homes. No doubt thrilling, there is much to prepare for by seniors as they commence towards commencement and onto the rest of their lives.

Are Illinois Teachers Really Qualified in Their Subjects?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.15.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Is this because of a shortage of qualified teachers, or are qualified teachers being left on the sidelines as schools hire unqualified teachers?

Tips for Navigating the School Year With Your Ex Spouse

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

Navigating the school year is tough enough, but when you are divorced and trying to co-parent with an uncooperative ex spouse, your job as the primary parent gets even more difficult and stressful. Here are some tips to lessen the stress of dealing with your ex...

How I Overcame Acute Anxiety and Crippling Depression

Maria X. Liu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria X. Liu

I can't emphasize enough how important it is to really know what your body and mind are trying to tell you. We're all here for our own individual purpose, and if you don't listen to it and only treat these signs as symptoms of a disease that you treat purely through external remedies, you'll have lost yourself in the process.

Johnny Fashionistas at Texas A&M University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.12.2014 | Style
CollegeFashionista

If you thought Texas A&M was only known for Agriculture and football, think again. We're a top university enriched in tradition and spirit and it is known once you step onto our campus.

This Is Why I Teach

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Grete DeAngelo

I've lost count of how many times I've heard, "I could never do what you do," but I think that's only because people don't know what they are missing out on.

Why Multitasking Is The Key To Parental Survival

Beau Coffron | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

Don't those pictures drive you nuts? You know the ones. You see them in the movies, on social media, in advertisements: Photographs of families who seem perfectly put together, never a hair out of place.But those of us in the trenches know what parenting looks like in reality. You're running around getting the kids ready for school in the morning. You're lucky if you can change out of your pajamas before dropping your son off at 2nd grade and taking your two younger ones to swim lessons. Coffee is a food group, and your one magical wish is that the sink full of dirty dishes will somehow disappear by the time you get home.

The Bohemian Vibe at Penn State University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style
CollegeFashionista

From boys in corduroys and Vans, to the trendsetting gals rockin' Dr. Martens and knee-highs, those at Penn State are no fools when it comes to style.

Workplace Guru Can Tell You How to Land a Job from What You Take in Your Coffee

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Do you think you knew all the basic human resources questions hiring companies like to ask? What are your strengths? Weaknesses? HR 101, I call them. Familiar?

Changes I Am Making To Enjoy Life And Redefine Success

Ethel Richards | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Ethel Richards

We all learn relatively the same way and that is by repeated exposure and action. In other words, we learn by spending time with the information or the process; and like healing, learning is a process and it takes time.

The Magic Formula for Dealing With Your Teens 'Pom-Poms, Tissues or Toolbox?'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Sometimes we need to be cheered on. Other times we need tissues. And yet other moments call for something from our figurative toolbox. Right, parents? Let me help you in every possible way by letting you know that your teens too need these three magic responses from you.

How to Be a Hipster at Northwestern University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 07.28.2014 | Style
CollegeFashionista

Trying to define how a typical Northwestern student dresses is next to impossible. Our diverse student body comes from a vast array of cities, states, countries, religions, political backgrounds, sexual orientations and much more.