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29 Artists Talk About Breaking a Creative Rut

Ever get stuck in a rut or find yourself in funk that lasts too long in work or at home or in a relationship? Twenty-nine artists all too familiar with overcoming a creative block share their secrets for breaking free. While they are talking about overcoming an artistic drought, many of these …

When Big Ideas Go Bad

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Your body language may shape who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" — …

Public Speaking

6 Ways to Screen Job Candidates for Strategic Thinking

Every organization needs strategic thinkers. In a 2013 Management Research Group survey, when executives were asked to select the leadership behaviors that were most critical to their organization’s future success, 97% of the time they chose being strategic.<p>This is because people who are able to …

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Self-help

Want to Achieve Lifelong Success? An Army Ranger Says You Need This 1 Trait the Most

And I guarantee it's not what you think.<p>Talent is important. So is intelligence. So is experience.<p>But when you want to accomplish something truly challenging, what quality matters most?<p><b>Adaptability.</b><p>But don't just take my word for it. Take the word of someone who really knows: Tyler Grey, an Army …

Top 5 Most Popular Powerful Strategies of the Year

As you jump into the new year, take in these five extremely powerful strategies that also proved to be the most popular with entrepreneurs.<p>As the year wraps up, it is the perfect time to gather all the insights <PAUSE/LOOK BACK> gained and plant serious seeds for the next 12 months. Thanks to you, …

Entrepreneurship

How to build a visionary company

en_GB<p>article<p>Marketing’s influence in creating an organisation’s vision has arguably never been stronger but the task of attracting and retaining the …

The new era of leadership: the management styles unlocking unique ways of thinking

en_GB<p>article<p>Businesses have seen unprecedented changes over the past decade, with companies moving away from top-down management structures and …

12 Negative Habits You Should Give Up If You Want to Be Successful

The sooner you can ditch these, the better.<p>When it comes to "achieving success," the hardest thing for people to wrap their heads around tends to be the idea that small wins add up to big victories. It's a whole lot easier to imagine the end goal, the big celebration, than to think about each tiny …

U.S. Department of Education Announces Loan Counseling Experiment and New College Completion Toolkit | U.S. Department of Education

Earning a college degree or credential is one of the best investments students can make for themselves and their families. Each year, millions of …

Office of Student Financial Assistance

Every high school senior, college student, and adult student who will be attending college during the 2018–2019 academic year needs to complete the …

Massachusetts Higher Education Assistance Corporation: Private Company Information - Bloomberg

July 29, 2018 4:31 PM ET<p>Consumer Finance<p>Company Overview of Massachusetts Higher Education Assistance Corporation<p>Company Overview<p>Massachusetts Higher …

Summary: The Department of Education is offering a solution for students to get out of paying their student loans. After the closing of Corinthian Colleges in 2015, more American students have found that there is a chance they could erase their student loan debt without filing for bankruptcy. Any student or alumni whose school has closed […]

<i>Summary: The Department of Education is offering a solution for students to get out of paying their student loans.</i><p>After the closing of Corinthian …

Millennials vowing ‘I do’ to delayed marriages

Workshop for Former ITT Students: American Student Assistance

<b>American Student Assistance Hosts Workshop for Former ITT Students in MA</b><p><b>What:</b> College completion and student debt counseling event for former ITT …

American Student Assistance and Salt promote income driven repayment to more than 1 million student loan borrowers as part of White House Student Debt Challenge

American Student Assistance®, a private nonprofit dedicated to eliminating finance as a barrier to education and the dreams education enables, has …

Pay Off Your Student Loans Faster In 2017

In the U.S., there are more than 40 million borrowers with over $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. According to The Institute for College Access and Success, nearly seven in 10 seniors who graduated from public and non-profit colleges in 2015 had student loan debt.<p>The good news is that when it …

Will changes in online college applications help students chase the American dream?

Elijah Corbin Irving, a senior at Snowden International School in Boston, uses the American Student Assistance’s Boston Public Library College …

Getting to a “Zero Student Loan Struggles” Society | American Student Assistance

Feb 03rd, 2016<p><b>Grace Bartini</b><p>As the Ombudsman at American Student Assistance for the past 15 years, I’ve been able to spot lots of emerging issues …

We Can Now Pinpoint Where Struggling Student Borrowers Live. So What Are We Going to Do About It? | American Student Assistance

Feb 19th, 2016<p><b>John Zurick</b><p>Thanks to recent data from Generation Progress and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, we now know the exact cities …

Student Debt Grows Up | American Student Assistance

Mar 02nd, 2016<p><b>John Zurick</b><p>As my colleague Grace Bartini recently pointed out, student debt isn’t an issue just for Millennials. Student loans are …

All Emotion, No Rationality, Can Lead to Poor College Decisions | American Student Assistance

Apr 19th, 2016<p><b>John Zurick</b><p>Each year at this time, many parents face a gut wrenching choice. Allow your son or daughter to pursue the college of their …