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6 Job Skills Every Student Needs

Education today receives a lot of criticism for being unable to teach basic job skills to students in need. While it is certainly true that it should be a function of education to get students ready for the workforce, it is also important to note that students and parents must meet teachers halfway in instilling […]
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Seven Cheap Beauty Tips to Ditch the Starving College Student Look

Maintaining a good beauty regimen during your busy college years can be very difficult. College is expensive, exhaustive, and time consuming, especially for those who are working a day job while attending class. While many people prefer spending hours in front of the mirror in order to get beautified, college students often don’t have the […]
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9 Jobs That Didn’t Exist 20 Years Ago

The jobs that didn’t exist 20 years ago are, these days, what make much of the world go-round. The advent of the Internet and the opportunities that it has created around a multitude of devices are proof that you never know what the future may hold. When thinking back to 1996 — yes, some of […]
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Freakonomics Guys Perfectly Describe the Problem with U.S. Education

The Freakonomics team of Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner will be the first to tell you that they are not always the bearers of good news. They have a way of thinking that is almost irritatingly logical (unless you’re a fan of logic yourself). Recently, they set their sights on the struggles of […]
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Why Student Entrepreneurs Are Ahead of Their Peers, Win or Lose

Student entrepreneurs like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg are generally exceptions to the rule. Few who venture into the business world before they’ve even completed college, or in some cases high school, typically don’t become billionaires. However, it is still in their best interests to pursue a business idea even if it creates a heavier work load […]
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The 3 Things Donald Trump Would Do To Your Education

Donald Trump has taken the political world by storm with a series of controversial debate performances and staggering poll numbers that not only put him on a firm pathway to the Republican nomination, but also make his being the next President of the United States a real possibility. Whether you agree with Trump or not, […]
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Entrepreneurship And Education: 5 Ways Business Will Shape Learning

There seems to be a great deal of concern over how entrepreneurship and education today will work together as changes in public schools and universities become more rapid. There is an argument that says education is not a business where there is room for profits and losses. That everyone has a right to have an education […]
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Teachers Should Teach With Movies More Than They Do, Columnist Says

Columnist Joe Mathews, whose Connecting California column is seen in Zócalo Public Square, recently penned an op-ed for SF Gate, where he poised an interesting challenge for the state’s teachers: teach with movies in class. “As our state considers new frameworks for how history and social science are taught, now is the time to incorporate […]
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Enhancing Extracirriculars: Five College Classes Worth the Effort

As you attend college, you’re given a wealth of options to choose from for your class electives. There are a few courses that can help to define your college experience, while preparing you for working in the world. There are also certain courses you’ll have to take as part of your degree program and to […]
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Moral Compass: Jobs that Will Make You Feel Good About Yourself

The majority of Americans, 52.3%, report that they are unhappy at work according to a report put out by the Conference Board. Areas of dissatisfaction include financial compensation, promotion opportunities, job security, health plans, retirement funds, vacation time, and sick leave. While many Americans are unhappy with their work, not all are. There are some great […]
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