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5 Skills that Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

If you’ve been struggling to get a job, missing goals, or otherwise not performing at your best, there might be a reason for that. Unfortunately, that reason is one that many people hate to hear: you might not have fully fleshed out your suite of marketable skills. That isn’t the same as saying that you […]

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4 Amenities Every College Classroom Needs on Hand

College classrooms are often dark, cold, and filled with uncomfortable furniture. Though many universities across the country are like this, this type of environment isn’t conducive to learning. Colleges can improve the behavior, productivity, and happiness of their college students by ensuring their classrooms are equipped with certain basic amenities. By putting students’ comfort first, […]

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The Best States for Higher Education in America

When you’re a high school senior, the process of planning your college career can be terrifying. As you get ready to set out on your own for the first time, it’s essential that you have everything you need to set yourself up for success. This includes choosing the right state in which to attend college. […]

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Big Things to Consider Before You Head to College

So, you’ve been accepted by your first choice college and you’re about ready to be off on your own. But not so fast! There are a few things to consider before you head to college. And since you’re technically still under your parents’ roof, you will have to listen to their rules just a little […]

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How to Get a Degree While Working Full Time

Balancing school with a full-time job and your personal life may seem like an impossible task, but there are several tools and tips that can help make it doable. If you work full-time but would love to go back to school to get a degree, here’s what you can do to make that dream a […]

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Exploring the Pros and Cons of a Career in Healthcare

Going to college or university with the goal of eventually working within the healthcare field has long been a dream for many people determined to receive higher education. Pursuing a career in healthcare is often regarded as one of the more prestigious and well-paying career paths that a student can embark on. However, while it’s […]

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How to Decorate Your Dorm for the Holidays

The holidays can begin to seem less magical as you get older and being away for college during most of the festive season can make it feel even less special. You’re busy with finals and packing for winter break, and you barely have time to shop for your friends and family. Get yourself into the […]

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8 Clever Ways to Stay Motivated in School Before Your Holiday Break

Thanksgiving break starts this week; and after that comes the bliss of Christmas break. Like many students, you’re likely exhausted with school at this point and inching toward complete demotivation. However, losing your motivation before the break makes the time pass even slower — and it can affect your performance. You may wonder how to […]

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College Bound with Decisions to Be Found

You may have known all your life to this point that you would definitely be going to college. You studied hard throughout high school and maintained an impressive list of extracurricular activities to keep your transcript well-rounded. But one thing that even the most prepared high school student sometimes overlooks is the specific major they […]