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Mom's great and she deserves ALL THE THINGS. But you're broke. Like, so broke you have those little moths flying out of your wallet like in the cartoons. So we've compiled some nifty, thrifty ways to show you care without a ton of money.
Talent, experience, academic ability -- all of these traits are important factors in acquiring and keeping your job. But what is the surprise factor that they don't talk about in Career Centers and college classes? Your EQ: Emotional intelligence.
Until recently, a Florida high school had a summer reading program that had everyone in the school, regardless of grade level, reading the same book. However, the school's administration canned the program over the content of this year's book, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow.
The college years are full of tough assignments, hectic schedules, and challenging social situations. It's easy to shrink back and become overwhelmed in that environment, but that can lead to regret later. Inspiring TED talks are always a good go-to for anyone who needs a bit of thought-provoking insight. The following eight talks are particularly helpful to college students.
What's worse? Being wrong on purpose or being wrong accidentally? For a Presidents' Day promotion, Groupon announced a promotion for $10 off a $40 purchase. Nothing unusual about that, except they said it was in honor of Alexander Hamilton, "undeniably one of our greatest presidents."
Every year, there are a handful of costumes (usually something topical) that dominate Halloween. This is especially true in college, where the resources you have to throw together a decent costume are usually pretty limited. Here's our list of ten costumes, for Halloween 2013, you're basically guaranteed to see walking around this year, ranked on the Heath Ledger as Joker Terrifying Scale.
In 1990, at the height of C&H's popularity, Watterson delivered the commencement speech at his alma mater, Kenyon University. It was an excellent speech on the variable definitions of success, lauding people who seek happiness and fulfillment in their work, even if that means turning down more profitable opportunities.
Mapping out your college schedule is always a tug-of-war between short-term and long-term gain. You don't want a schedule that's too hard or too easy (because that just means you're putting off the hard schedule for later). You need to keep in mind the delicate balance between core requirements, credits for your major, and electives.
It's no fun being an intern. If you're lucky enough to get an internship that actually pays you, it's probably chump change. It's unlikely you're doing the work you want to be doing. You're almost entirely at the mercy of the company you're working for, and they don't have much reason to treat you as well as their normal employees.
Kids are smart. Much, much smarter than we give them credit for. Most kids have an inherent curiosity, a craving for knowledge and a greater patience with the learning process than most adults. And curiosity is the most powerful force in education.