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HIGH SCHOOL STRESS
An Open Letter To High School Graduates
Eva Lesko Natiello
Author of NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller, THE MEMORY BOX
While I wish you a great future, what I really wish for you is a great summer. Because if you learn to appreciate the now, you'll always have it to reflect on. If you forever focus on tomorrow, you'll never truly have today. Congratulations and good luck!
Resolution Kept: The Relief of Having Planned Ahead for College Costs
Passionate Advocate; College Savings Plans Network Corporate A...
Resolving in the first year of my son's life to diligently save for his higher education is one of the wisest and most valuable commitments I've ever made.
The Emotion Revolution: What We Learned from the Young People
Lady Gaga's mother; Co-founder and President, Born This Way Fo...
The Emotion Revolution was launched on the basic belief - supported by a growing body of scientific research - that emotions are fundamental to a young person's decision making, academic achievement, and overall well-being.
Sorry Teachers, But My Sleep Is More Important Than Homework
Freshman at Tufts University from Chicago.
Let me ask you all a question: Doesn't it seem more humane to assign a teenager perhaps two hours of homework each night?
3 Easy Steps to Shift a Student From Struggle to Success
Educator and coach passionate about teaching overwhelmed stude...
The motivation was fear induced and devoid of a plan. I wasn't learning for the sake of learning. I was learning so my mom wouldn't yell. Not exactly fostering natural curiosity.
I'm Guilty Of Being Competitive At School -- And You Are, Too
15-year-old junior in high school
I am, too, very guilty of seeing school as a competition that I must come out on top in, but after many steamy showers spent contemplating life's issues I have decided to try and stress less about my grades and simply enjoy the experience as a whole.
7 Secrets To Help You Stop Stressing Out Over School
High school senior
Sometimes, when the workload seems endless, we can't even imagine how we will survive the week. Although stress is inevitable, there are a few steps you can take to make it a little more manageable.
The Moment I Knew I Had To Slow Down
Neuroscientist & Journalist
I am busy in the pursuit of success, but what is success if I am miserable and exhausted all of the time? While wealth and power do traditionally create success, they do not guarantee a happy life.
Why I Really Don't Want to Go to School
18 from Chicago. Happier than a camel on Wednesday.
University of Pennsylvania Class of 2019
We have to acknowledge the things that could derail us in life or stymie our goals, because the very fact that we're a part of this greater community means we are capable of doing something great.
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I Won't Feel Guilty For Not Being 'Busy Enough'
Author, Berkeley student, TED speaker
How could I complain when my friends were getting two hours of sleep and on red-eye planes to Europe and winning robotics tournaments and pulling straight As and getting jobs, and I was... napping?
There Will Always Be Someone 'Better' Than Me (And That's OK)
High school senior in Colorado
Though I am not a fan of high school, I feel that it is a comfort zone. It's the same monotonous routine for four years but at least I know what to expect. College signals a new chapter in my life. That excites and terrifies me at the same time.
The 12 Days Of Christmas (According To Stressed Out Students Everywhere)
10 Questions Every High School Senior Is Sick Of Answering
You're Not Dumb For Getting A 'B'
I thought I would fail all these classes because my previous teachers that had failed me and made me ashamed to try because I knew I was just going to get another 80 on an essay.
I'm 15 -- Should I Really Feel So Exhausted All The Time?
15-year-old sophomore from Orange County, California
There is no shame in taking the time to be happy. We won't find the future we have in mind if we just stop searching, working, altogether. But if we calm down and look around, we just might find something better.
Why You Should Stop Obsessing Over Grades
Student, University of Notre Dame
Junior year is often considered the most competitive and stressful year of high school. After this past year, I can wholeheartedly agree and call it what I truly see it as -- a competition.
5 Things NOT To Stress About For Back-To-School
'Is Success In School Really Everything?'
Aspiring international leader with a love for politics, busine...
There are whole other aspects of life that we should never leave out -- after all, what's the point of learning how to make a living when there isn't a life to make the living for?
Why It's OK If You Don't Have Everything Figured Out
15-year-old sophomore from Orange County, California
It is my firmest hope that if I work hard at whatever it is I am doing at the moment and always watch for when opportunity knocks, I will end up somewhere awesome, regardless of whether I'm a nuclear physicist or starving artist.
Confessions Of An Insecure Senior
Campus Editor-At-Large, Duke University
The academic competition is intense and in order to keep up the demands of the admissions office we fill our plate to the brim with extracurriculars, SAT prep and community service. You know the deal. They want it, we do it.
9 Things NOT To Stress About This Summer
Why Grades Aren't As Important As You Think
High school student, food enthusiast, writer
That moment had finally come and boy, was I feeling dumb. I used to cringe at the stereotypical slacker who always had those backhanded remarks for the teacher and just didn't want to do anything, but now I realize that at least they were being honest.
'I Never Thought I'd Be Unhappy With A Perfect Score'
High school student in Connecticut
So I studied. I wrote practice essays, cleared out my library's SAT prep shelf, and rationed my hours of sleep a little more harshly. I worked my butt off, got the score I wanted, end of story, right? Well... not exactly.
Why It's OK If You Don't Know Your Passion Yet
Shooting for perfection in high school and collegiate studies is close to useless if neither passion nor mediocrity as a byproduct are exhibited; mediocrity is the enzyme for growth.
What High School Should Really Be About
15-year-old student at Lowell High School in San Francisco
Take a deep breath. Step back. And relax. Forget it all, even just for an instant -- forget the workload, the exams, the intensive four-year high school plan from your counselor, the classes you're planning to take next semester.
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