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6 Things School Loans Should Never Be Spent On

School loans are often spoken of as the Boogeyman by college students and media trying to agitate college students into hopelessness. And while the cost of education is going up at a rate that exceeds its earnings potential, the reason most loans get as bad as they do is mismanagement. Students find themselves using the […]
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Failing Forward: 7 Ways to Make It Work for You

Failing forward is a concept that means turning your perceived failures into a stepping stone for success. But when we’re in the grips of failure, it sure can be difficult envisioning a day of triumph. That’s why we want to tackle the topic of failing forward head-on and give you some helpful tips on how […]
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College and Alcohol: 12 Reasons to Break the Cycle

College and alcohol too often are synonymous to one another. Most people just assume students will try alcohol during this formative time. Even students who’ve never touched a drop of the stuff up until their Freshman year. While the practice may be somewhat commonplace, it sets a dangerous tone early in a young adult’s development. […]
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23 Best Ways to Overcome Creative Blocks

Creative blocks often are associated with fine arts pursuits. But the reality is that we need creativity in every field, and whenever something happens to stifle it, the quality of the overall work is in jeopardy. In the following article, we’ll be discussing what causes creative blocks to occur. We’ll also be covering the 23 […]
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16 Ways to Build Rapport with Professors

You often don’t think about how to build rapport with professors until you find yourself on the wrong end of one. It happens. Clashes in personality and imbalances of power collide to create hostility and resentment. And that road can run both ways. We don’t want that to happen to you. In the following article, […]
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Active Learning: What Is It, and How to Do It

Active learning is a term that often gets overlooked in favor of active listening. And while the former is not possible without the latter, that’s not close to all of what it entails. In the following article, we’ll be discussing the concept of active learning and sharing tips for how you can become an active […]
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19 Great Quotes to Prepare You for the Workforce

As the global economy gives way to results more than credentials, there has been more talk about what to do to better prepare for the workforce. It’s a fair concern. Societies that figure out how to more efficiently deliver services, make products, share expertise, are the ones that will win when it comes to job […]
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10 Positive Student Behaviors That Can Help in Work and Life

The student behaviors that go on inside a classroom are too often attributed to the fault of the teacher, for better and worse. But the reality is students have a much larger responsibility in how they behave, and they usually end up paying a much greater price when they’re not invested. That may not be […]
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10 Tips for Becoming a Better Reader If You’ve Fallen Behind

Many students who’ve fallen behind think becoming a better reader is an impossibility. That couldn’t be further from the truth. No matter where you’re starting from, it’s possible to improve your reading skills.  In the following article, we’ll be discussing why you should care about becoming a better reader. We’ll also touch on the difference […]
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Positive Mindset: 10 Ways to Get It and Keep It

A positive mindset can be hard to come by in a world with social media, political squabbles, and the mounting pressures of getting by. But it’s still possible to achieve it. And if you want your life to go the way you want it to go, you’ll learn how to master getting there as soon […]
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