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17 College Safety Tips, Without Giving Up the Fun

College safety is an important issue that crosses gender and background lines. When you get large groups of people together in one place, there is simply a possibility of increased crime, negligence, and accidents. That’s true whether you’re a man or woman and whether you’re rich or poor. Students especially must be vigilant because they’re […]
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Chegg Releases State of the Student Report Showing Anxiety and Stress Rule College Campuses

Chegg’s annual “State of the Student Report” for 2018 has been released, and it paints a pretty stressful picture regarding the modern college student. The survey was commissioned by Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), and it surveyed 1,000 students across a spectrum of demographics and college students. It found high anxiety and stress coming from economic, […]
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11 Extracurricular Activities That Best Prepare You for Life After High School

Extracurricular activities often get grouped as “nice-to-haves” when talking about your education. But these should not be so quickly glossed over. They’re an essential part of your education. In fact, some prepare you for life better than any classroom can. In the following article, we’ll be discussing the 11 extracurricular activities that best get the […]
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15 Job Interview Questions You Should Be Asking, and Why

Job interview questions are typically something you think of as coming from the interviewer. But if you’ve done any research into what successful job interviews look like, you know the best thing you can do to help your cause from the applicant’s standpoint is to have some questions ready to go when he or she […]
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21 Communication Skills You Need for Today’s Job Market

The importance of communication skills cannot be overemphasized. The job market is changing from what it was even 10 years ago. Today, companies value people who can get the job done over those with a bunch of educational credits attached to their names. They’re willing to pay good money for soft skills. That means you […]
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Leadership Skills for Life: A Complete Guide

Leadership skills are not reserved for the take-charge mentalities of the world. They are something everyone must have. That old adage that in life there are leaders and followers? Too simple. What you’ll find as you move through school and into your professional career is that it takes a little bit of both at different […]
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10 Ways Public Speaking Skills Can Help You Live Your Best Life

Public speaking is an often overlooked weapon for your marketability arsenal. Many people think of it — and schools too often pitch it — as if it’s a “nice to have” rather than a “need to have.” We’re of the belief that it’s as necessary to develop basic public speaking skills as it is math, […]
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Study Smarter: How to Make Sure You Do It

Study smarter, not harder, is a concept that you have probably heard in some form or another (perhaps work instead of study). It makes a lot of sense if your goal is to have any kind of enjoyable life. It operates on the idea that longer work does not necessarily produce better work. In fact, […]
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13 Academic Writing Mistakes That Can Derail Any Essay

Academic writing often gets tagged with being boring, wordy, and downright monotonous to read. When you think about it, you probably envision huge walls of text littered with four- and five-syllable words. Well, that can be the case but it shouldn’t be, especially when it comes to your own work. We’ve taken some time to […]
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16 Success-Killing Communication Mistakes You Have to Stop Making

At some point, every single one of us has made communication mistakes that cost us, either socially or professionally (or both). While the faux pas will come, it is important to keep your eyes on the prize and work to improve how you communicate every day. That goes for written and oral as well as […]
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