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Enter the “Tape On” Back-to-School Contest

Jessica Plutchok | July 24, 2014

Back to school means one thing: new school supplies. And what better way to get excited about the new school year than by entering a contest to earn some extra cash!

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If you’re getting ready to head off to college in the fall, you’re probably in dorm shopping mode. In addition to following a list of rules and regulations that the college provided you, you should also think ahead to where you’re going to put all of that cool stuff during the school year, as well as when you head home for summer. [Read More]

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dorm decor to make you stand out

When it comes to getting yourself dorm room all pimped out, all it usually  akes are a few unique pieces to set your side apart. Thanks for IKEA – always on the quest for fresh and progressive design – we’ve found 7 fresh dorm decor items just perfect for back-to-school season. Get your Pinterest-pinning finger ready…

 

 

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university mural

When it comes to murals, we instantly think of Diego Rivera. But did you know that U.S. colleges have quite an illustrious collection of such artwork as well? [Read More]

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The Princeton Review to publish colege and university crime and security statistics.

It used to be that college campuses were safe havens of learning. Sadly, not anymore. As of May of 2014, The Princeton Review has incorporated a campus safety section with specific information on the 1200 + college and university profiles listed on their website. Such a “danger” component is something that’s become increasingly important to many parents and students considering colleges. [Read More]

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How to Slay “Summer Brain Drain”

Gina LaGuardia | May 14, 2014

summer brain drain

We’ve all been there… the weather gets hot, school’s out for summer, and your brain goes to mush. You’re asked to spell a word you don’t regularly use and your mind goes blank. Calculating the tip at dinner with friends hurts your head. And forget about focusing on reading anything longer than one scroll down of your iPad, right?

Well, according to Barbara Dianis, CEO and founder of Dianis Educational Systems, LLC, there is a way to avoid the learning loss commonly associated with summer. [Read More]

There’s no doubt that being a new college student can be a stressful experience. From adjusting to the differences between high school and college and a new set of academic expectations, to learning how to stay motivated and organized, the transition can be a challenge.

We caught up with Dr. Jenny C. Yip, a clinical psychologist and executive director of the Renewed Freedom Center in Los Angeles, Ca., as well as the author of Productive Successful You.  If you’re a stressed out college student, what she says about beating procrastination and changing your perspective on anxiety can be a game changer that helps you maximize and enjoy your college years. Read on… [Read More]

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Congratulations to this year’s Academy Award winners in the best acting categories. We’re equally impressed with their college smarts, too! See if you can guess the alma maters of Oscar’s 2014 winners… [Read More]

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