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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How Universities Capitulate to Snowflakes

Much has been made of "political correctness gone mad" on universities campuses, with far-left students—often pejoratively called "(special) snowflakes"—making increasingly extreme demands of school faculty based on some form of identity politics, often backed up by violent protests. Usually, the university winds up caving into these demands, if after a period of attempted negotiation. In […]

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Overcoming Addiction From Seeking Individual Treatment

Even though substance addiction can begin to erode life and bring things crashing down, men are less likely to seek professional help than women. The reasons can be very individual, but there are some traits that are specific to gender and exploring these can shed light on ways to increase the success of treatment for […]

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The Cost Benefit Analysis of Grad School

Deciding whether or not to attend graduate school can be difficult. For some, it can be a financial decision more than anything else. Here is a cost benefit analysis for those trying to make the decision from a monetary point of view. It’s Not for Everyone Although some careers require a master’s degrees, there are […]

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5 Simple Socializing Steps for First-Year College Students

College life should not only consist of study. Did you know that the social connections you make in college could set the stage for the rest of your life? Glenn Sparks of Purdue University conducted studies on college friendships. His take? "College is a key time for generating close friends." A separate survey brings up […]

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5 Innovative Careers That Will See Rise in 2017

Many parents are often traditional and consider that the best option for their children is to go for traditional careers; however there are many other innovative options. Thanks to the advancement of new technologies, there are many other careers that can be just as profitable and fun, interesting and at the forefront. Surprisingly, no careers […]

Paper Books vs E-Books – Ease of Reading

Generally, most of us love to read books. Book reading is a good habit that is followed by a number of people around the world. Starting from a kid to an elderly person, everyone read different books in different stages of their life. A number of authors wrote a number of books on a number […]

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5 Simple Socializing Steps for First-Year College Students

College life should not only consist of study. Did you know that the social connections you make in college could set the stage for the rest of your life? Glenn Sparks of Purdue University conducted studies on college friendships. His take? "College is a key time for generating close friends." A separate survey brings up […]

5 Things to Avoid Your Freshman Year of College

To paraphrase a line from Charles Dickens, freshman year in college can be both the best and worst of times. Luckily, millions of people have been there before you and made all the mistakes first. The trick is to see if you can benefit from another’s experience or prefer to learn everything the hard way. […]

How Do I College? A How-To Guide for Incoming Freshmen

One of the most exciting and rewarding experiences that an individual can have is going to college and attaining a degree. However, it’s important to know that entering college for the first time can be a very nerve-wracking experience. Below you’ll find a few strategies you can implement to make your transition into college more […]

Returning to College after Taking Time Off

Whether it’s the lucky ones who’ve done the gap year the millennial way by traveling around the world …, … or you’ve simply had to take a break to work for your tuition, life rarely offers a linear path to most of us, and college students of any age are no exception. There are those […]