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Posted July 1, 2015, 8 a.m. by Nicolaus Jannasch | View Comments
3 Tips For Planning A Travel Budget

If you’re going to travel the world this summer you’ll want to make up a travel budget before you hit the road. This budget will help you understand how much you need to save before leaving home so that you don’t need to call mom and dad, begging for help halfway through your trip. Without a budget you’re likely to run out of cash. This is a big damper on the fun, relaxing vacation you were looking forward to. Here are three tips to help you plan your finances for the trip you have planned for this summer vacation. 1. ...

Posted June 30, 2015, 8 a.m. by Suzanne Shaffer | View Comments
5 Myths About Boarding Schools

When you think about boarding school what comes to mind? Do you picture the scenes in Harry Potter? Do you recall the college preparatory school in Dead Poet’s Society that stifled the students’ creativity? Do you picture indentured students slaving away and studying 24-7 under the strict domination of hard-line teachers in depressing surroundings? If you believe the above descriptions to be true here are five myths about boarding schools that will change your mind and cause you to look at them differently. Boarding schools are for academically gifted students Boarding schools take pupils from all walks of life and ...

Posted June 29, 2015, 8 a.m. by Tracy Morgan | View Comments
When Your Teen Doesn’t Make the Team

Rejection hurts at any age but teens often feel it more keenly, especially when it concerns a coveted place on the team. Losing out and disappointment are part of life and hard lessons we all need to learn along our journey. As parents, it’s our role to guide our teens through the situation, bearing in mind that how we react is likely to have a long-lasting effect on them. Keep Emotions in Check In this kind of scenario, parents often experience strong emotions, including sadness, anger and disappointment, but it is important to keep a reign on any strong feelings ...

Posted June 26, 2015, 8 a.m. by Tracy Morgan | View Comments
How to Help Your Teen Overcome Shyness

Feeling socially awkward is often debilitating regardless of your age, but for a shy teenager, it can be excruciating. There are often many reasons why a teen might regard social situations with apprehension, and a lot of that is due to feeling inadequate and experiencing negative thought patterns. Here we look at ways you can try to help your teen overcome their shyness, combat destructive thoughts, and become a little more confident. It’s All About Them Shy teens often envision the worst-case scenario, such as doing something that others will laugh at, or wanting to participate in something, only to ...

Posted June 25, 2015, 9 a.m. by Simone Ellis | View Comments
Thumb Wars with DoSomething.org

Did you know that texting and driving is one of the most dangerous distracted driving actions? Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to get involved in a car crash. Yikes! Although most teens know that distracted driving could have deadly consequences, 40% of American teens still report texting and driving behavior. Looks like we’ve got a problem... So What Can We Do About It? It's simple. We declare a Thumb War. Our friends at DoSomething.org and Sprint are joining forces for the fifth year to give young people a unique, impactful and fun way to take a stand against ...

Posted June 24, 2015, 8 a.m. by Suzanne Shaffer | View Comments
Summer Activities for Rising High School Seniors

School’s out for the summer! There is nothing more tempting to your student after finishing junior year, than to close his laptop, stow his books and vow not to think about anything school-related until the last week of August rolls around. The bad news is senior year takes a little more planning than students want it to and getting a head start can make the fall and spring less stressful and more enjoyable. The good news? Much of what your student might want to tackle can be fun — especially if he plans ahead. Here are four things to think ...

Posted June 23, 2015, 8 a.m. by Lauren Byrd | View Comments
6 Maintenance Tips All Teen Drivers Should Know

Finally getting a driver’s license or learner’s permit is a very exciting time in a teen’s life! Before hitting the road, all teen drivers should know the basics of auto maintenance. Many dangers can be avoided by practicing good maintenance habits. Proper maintenance can also help keep teen drivers safe behind the wheel. Follow the tips below to make your life easier as a new driver. Take Proper Care of Tires Check your tire pressure often to make sure your tires are properly inflated. Make visual checks of your tires for cuts, cracks, or anything abnormal. Be sure to have ...

Posted June 22, 2015, 8 a.m. by Nicolaus Jannasch | View Comments
Click, Click… Click

Two summers ago I took on an internship you could describe as a horror story. I was still a biology student at the time, and I took a job in a research lab. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to learn from the position, but it would be my first internship ever and I was excited to get started. As this was a marine biology lab, a good deal of the research involved looking at ocean animals. In the beginning I enjoyed learning about the different species and discovering how to pick out qualifying features. It was fun ...

Posted June 20, 2015, 8 a.m. by Tracy Morgan | View Comments
What’s All the Fuss About Charlie?

The chances are you’ve already heard about the “Charlie, Charlie challenge,” a craze sweeping through social media, with teens in their droves playing a spooky game which involves trying to contact a demon named Charlie. Silly fun, or potentially harmful? What Is It? People started to become aware of the game after several teens posted videos of them playing it, and it caught on like wildfire. Although there are many suggestions as to where the challenge originated, including the clever promotion for a new horror movie or an ancient Mexican tradition, it isn’t clear where the game came from; however, ...

Posted June 19, 2015, 8 a.m. by Simone Ellis | View Comments
7 Reasons to Choose a College With a Good Career Prep Program

On May 8th I graduated from Northeastern University. When I was deciding on colleges, I had my heart set on a different school. However, my parents “lightly” suggested that it would be much more beneficial to take advantage of Northeastern’s amazing coop program. As usual, they were right. Choosing a school with a coop program made such a huge difference in so many ways, both during and after school. Northeastern’s coop program is one of the more well known in the country, but tons of schools now offer amazing coop programs. Thinking about your career path when you’re still in ...

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