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Winter Break

Top 10 March Travel Hot Spots For Americans

Cheapflights | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

March is an exciting month. Winter starts to fade, St. Patrick's Day and Mardi Gras inject some fun and thoughts turn to travel, especially for those getting a break from school.

College Homecoming Is Not Like High School

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

No matter how much I've learned about life, it'll never be easy to share this new, adult part of myself with family.

What A College President Does While You're Gone

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

This season is full of winter cheer, snow-on-sidewalks and very, very empty college campuses. Titled "T-Pain Misses You," the video above gives a ...

Quotes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Reading

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 02.26.2014 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Here is a list of quotes that remind me why it's important to log off Facebook, turn off my cellphone and laptop, and rediscover a love for reading.

Navigating Winter Break With Your College Freshman

Beverly Low | Posted 02.17.2014 | College
Beverly Low

Over the winter break, your student may accidentally refer to their college or university as "home." If this causes dizziness and a pit in your stomach, you're not alone.

How College Students and Parents Can Survive Winter Vacation Under One Roof

Kayla Hedman | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Kayla Hedman

Winter break means one thing for most students: reintegrating with parents and family under one roof for an extended period of time.

As Christmas Approaches, Our Children Return to Us

Tamar Abrams | Posted 02.04.2014 | Parents
Tamar Abrams

It's the first week of December and parents of college students know what that means: Our kids will be home for a while. For first-time empty nesters,...

12 Winter Break Movies for Kids of All Ages

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

When it's cold and dark outside and the kids need something to do, try one of our favorite winter break movies. Rally the whole family for a family movie night. Add a hot beverage and a few blankets to the mix and you'll never want to leave your couch!

Making the Holidays Count

Terrance Ross | Posted 02.28.2013 | College
Terrance Ross

Santa's gone; the wrapping paper has been thrown away and thus begins the most dangerous time of year for a college student -- the winter break.

New York City Students To Make Up Days Missed From Hurricane Sandy

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

City officials announced Monday that New York City students will see their weeklong winter break cut short by three days to make up the school days mi...

The Benefits of a January Term

Uloop | Posted 03.08.2012 | College
Uloop

For those who attend a school with an interim program, January means returning to school. Those of you who are still at home, basking in the laziness of a longer hiatus, may be wondering what exactly a J-Term entails.

8 Tips for Having a Productive Holiday Break

Uloop | Posted 03.05.2012 | College
Uloop

By Alicia Taubert University of Nebraska at Omaha Put down that sugar cookie.  I know, I know, it feels like Christmas break just started, but if yo...

15 Ways for Students to Make Money Over Winter Break

Her Campus | Posted 02.20.2012 | College
Her Campus

If you're anything like the typical college student, you wait all semester for winter break. But after a few days at home, you somehow find yourself bored out of your mind.

How to Get Through Finals - and Then Get Home for the Holidays

Uloop | Posted 02.15.2012 | College
Uloop

Though the end of the semester approaches, one sizable Scrooge blocks the way: finals. And no matter how much hot cocoa you drink or how many times you skip studying to watch Elf, these tests will not be holiday-cheered away.

Surviving the 'Holiday Homecoming': Conversations for Parents and First-Years to Have Before Winter Break

Houston Dougharty | Posted 02.11.2012 | College
Houston Dougharty

For many, the holiday season is one filled with reconnecting and spending time with family. Yet for first-year college students heading back home -- a...

Brace Yourself: What To Expect When Traveling This Holiday Season

Second Act | Nancy Mann Jackson | Posted 11.18.2011 | Fifty

Traveling over the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays? If you haven't been in an airport recently, you'll notice that things are a little different th...

Why Do college Students Get Such Long Winter Vacations?

Slate Magazine | Noreen Malone | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Many college students have already landed at home for a long winter's nap, taking back their old bedrooms and vying for control of the remote. In 2009...