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12 Quotes On Finding Yourself (And A Major)

Comedian Jim Carrey may not be the guy you typically go to for life advice, particularly when it comes to finding yourself, or when you’re trying to find a major you should choose when college kicks in in another month or so. However, he recently imparted some great advice. During his commencement speech at the […]
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8 Ways To Conquer Distraction

If you’re going to have any success with your studies, then you have to learn how to conquer distraction. While no one can blame you for tuning out — especially when you’re dealing with one of those subjects you despise — being relatable will not get you good test scores. For that, you have to […]
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High School Reunion Effect: Being Cool, Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

The high school reunion effect is a new term buzzing around the Internet in educational circles, following a study that found if you’re cool at 13, you probably won’t be by 22. Joseph Allen, a psychologist at the University of Virginia and the study’s lead author explains: “We call it the high school reunion effect. […]
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Five Things Every Student Should Know About Reading The News

Reading the news probably isn’t at the top of your list of priorities, especially if you’ve spent all day inside of a classroom or two hours after school on a homework assignment. Let’s face it. The news sounds stuffy and boring and something more akin to what your grandpa sleeps through every night at 10pm, […]
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Maya Angelou Quotes: Her 25 Most Inspirational For Students Everywhere

Maya Angelou was an American original, and while we recently lost her to age and poor health, her way with words will continue to permeate our nation’s cultural and literary landscape for as long as we remain. That’s led us to pull together some of our favorite Maya Angelou quotes. Each of these can in […]
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Malala Yousafzai, And The Lessons Her Story Teaches

The Jon Stewart interview with Malala Yousafzai, the young girl who was shot by the Taliban for standing up for women’s rights to education, has hit the web, and it’s some pretty amazing stuff. Luckily, we were able to get our hands on the official transcript, which is required reading for anyone who has ever […]
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Where Is The Dumbest State In America? [Study]

Educational competition is a healthy thing for bolstering the ranks of the educated in our nation and making us more competitive on a global scale. Unfortunately, when you start competing like that, there always has to be a loser, and if you find yourself on the wrong end of that placement, it can be quite […]
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The Value Of A College Degree: It’s Still There, But…

The value of a college degree has come under a lot of scrutiny and criticism as of late, and with the humongous amounts of student loans and shortage of qualified workers that they produce, it’s understandable. Nevertheless, a new study shows that you shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss that college degree just yet. In […]
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What Are Education’s Greatest Challenges?

Recently, NPR asked the question of its social media followers, What are education’s greatest challenges now and in the future? The question triggered numerous responses on Facebook and Twitter, and in a recent post, the website shared some of the best ones. We wanted to take a look at a few of our favorites here, […]
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Jennifer Lawrence Had A Five-Year Plan And Backup: So Should You

Jennifer Lawrence, in a recent interview, revealed that she had a “five-year plan” when it came to her acting, and that if things didn’t happen in that time period, she would go to her backup. For the star of The Hunger Games, the five-year plan was to hustle for acting jobs and go all-in. If […]
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