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6 Ways To Find Meaning At School

Find Meaning At School

Going to school probably isn’t at the top of your list of favorite pastimes. Maybe it is, but if you’re like the vast majority of students in the world of education — college and high school, public and private — you’d probably rather be home sleeping or watching Netflix or doing virtually anything else other […]
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18 Scholarship Opportunities You May Have Missed

Scholarship opportunities are essential to helping one defray the rising costs of college. Let’s face it. They’re not going down any time soon, and financial aid will only take you so far. The good news: there are many more scholarship opportunities out there than you probably realize. For the next few moments, we’re going to […]
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18 Controversial Books That Make Parents Cringe

Controversial books challenge the mind and the societies they critique. They are not the types of literature with which you always agree, but they do provoke conversation and challenge understandings of the world around you. Not every controversial book on the list of 18 below should be taught in a classroom. Some suffer from serious […]
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73 Of Our Favorite Pinterest Study Hacks

The Internet and, in particular, social media has created a wealth of knowledge and actionable data. One of our favorite networks is that of Pinterest because it’s visual and it’s easy to see at a glance what others are doing through the photos and infographics that they share. Virtually every subject there is has a […]
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13 Reasons College Students Don’t Know How to Study

How to Study: College Students Don't Have It

A recent report from the Washington Post highlighted the disturbing find that many students, even at the collegiate level, don’t know how to study. As the Post‘s Valerie Strauss points out in the piece, the reason many students drop out of college is “easily and inexpensively fixable before the students walk onto campus” because it […]
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8 Reasons to Quit Social Media At Once, and 7 Reasons You Probably Shouldn’t

Quit Social Media Now?

Deep Work author Cal Newport recently gave a TEDx talk in which he posed the tantalizing prospect of a world without social media. In particular, Newport postulated that you should quit social media altogether. While that idea may have seemed radical five years ago, it isn’t as much today since users have had time to […]
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15 Career Readiness Questions Every Student Should Ask

Career readiness is a concept that every student should be planning for, whether they are in the latter stages of high school or the beginning of college. The world of today is a competitive one, and you cannot afford to wait before exploring your interests and passions and seeing how those explorations translate into a […]
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15 Ways to Fail Up

The ability to “fail up” is one of the most valuable business tools that you will ever experience, and it can serve you well in school. That’s because even the most successful people have way more failures in their lives than they ever do successes. As a student, you can learn to fail up by taking your mistakes seriously […]
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32 Pulitzer Prize Novels You Have To Read Before You Die

The Pulitzer Prize for fiction has been around since 1917. It awarded its first win to a novel the following year. Since that time, selections have influenced societies and made their impact in other media — i.e. stage, television and the silver screen. While you can wait for the movie if you want, we’ve put […]
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What is a Research University and how is it Different from Regular College?

When researching potential schools to apply to and attend, a prospective student may run into two terms they may be unfamiliar with, namely Research Universities and Private Colleges. When you are younger, college and university usually seem synonymous with any kind of higher education. However, it is important to learn the distinction between these two, […]
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