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5 crucial financial moves to make before you get married

Finding a partner for life is a challenge, but basic money management is perhaps a bigger challenge. Learn about these 5 financial things you should …

Why no one really seems to care that Hillary will be the first female president

One could argue Hillary Clinton’s race to the White House began here in a small, red-brick chapel on a sunny June morning 168 years ago.It was 1848 — …

17 style suggestions for 60-year-olds who want to look better, not younger

It's the Prime Minister’s 60th birthday today. I won’t waste time with platitudes about how 60 is the new 40, because what the heck does 40 look like these days? How is any age “supposed” to look? Suffice to say that there has never been a better time to be a grown-up. The caveat is that you have …

10 things I wish I'd known in my first year of university

What works — and what doesn’t — some good advice as you buckle down<p><i>First published in August 2011, this feature goes gangbusters every fall. In</i> …

College & University

Welcome to college – and the thought police

Freshman orientation week isn't what it used to be. These days, it's not just about learning your way around the campus. It's also about learning how to avoid giving unintentional offence. Not all the answers are obvious. For example, is it okay to sing along with music that uses the "n" word if …

University of Chicago

'Birth of a Nation' actress Gabrielle Union: I cannot take Nate Parker rape allegations lightly

Twenty-four years ago I was raped at gunpoint in the cold, dark backroom of the Payless shoe store where I was then working. Two years ago I signed on to a brilliant script called "The Birth of a Nation," to play a woman who was raped. One month ago I was sent a story about Nate Parker, the very …

Trainer allegedly abused at least 31 girls at U.S. prep school in 1970s: Report

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The elite boarding school St. George’s became a kind of “private hell” for dozens of students in the 1970s and ’80s who were …

Scientific Secrets To Keep Kids In College

To be human is to be constantly at war between our lofty goals and our immediate impulses.<p>Future Me wants me to run 5 miles. Right Now Me wants a cookie.<p>Unfortunately, that totally understandable tendency is one factor that can stop people from completing their education:<p>Ninety-three percent of …

College & University

The 10 Best Tips For Anyone Who Wants to Work in Science or Engineering

Even Einstein had to start somewhere.<p>In today's world of unlimited possibilities, it's pretty darn hard to know what you want to do when you 'grow …

High School

Here Are 10 Powerful New Insights From The Science Of Happiness

<i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.</i><p>More than a decade after <i>Greater Good</i> first started reporting on the science of compassion, generosity, happiness—what we call “the science of a meaningful life”—the research in our …

Psychology

The magic of Finland's baby boxes comes to Canada

Credited with cutting infant mortality rates, the program has been adopted by more than 30 countries—and in January, it comes to Canada<p>In Finland, …

Pregnancy

Wells Fargo Conversations

Once children have grown up and moved out, the transition to an empty nest may provide new opportunities to focus on yourself, your interests, and …

Trumpism is Toxic for Republican Presidential Hopes

An election cycle, particularly a presidential one, should be a time of possibility, with candidates putting forth real solutions to strengthen the country and bring Americans together to do so. I know we all wish it were so. Rather, we find ourselves drowning in a constant stream of fear and …

Another College Advice Article: What The Other Articles Won't Tell You

It's that time of the year again where all the once "cool kids" of high school who once were witty, arrogant, over-achievers and class clowns who are now shaking in their boots as they start a new chapter as college freshman. Or, fresh meat as they soon will be called once they grace the campuses …

The Quintessential College Experience, Without The Big Bills

<i>Going to college today is a very different experience than it once was. The cost has soared, and the great recession cut into many of the assets that were supposed to pay for it. This week</i> All Things Considered <i>is talking with young people — and in some cases their parents — about the value of</i> …

College & University

3 Secrets to Building Your Mental Strength

Most people know how to build physical strength, but there's a lot more confusion over the steps you can take to develop mental strength. While there are lots of exercises that can help you become mentally strong, here are three secrets to building mental muscle:<p><b>1. Talk to yourself like a trusted</b> …

Self-help

Mariam Malak: The star pupil who scored zero in all her exams

<b>Thousands rallied behind a top-ranked student who not only failed her exams but was given the lowest marks possible in a potential case of injustice and corruption.</b><p>Her expectations were high - and rightfully so. Mariam Malak had achieved nearly perfect marks in previous years, results which made …

Education

Soaring student loan debt poses risk to nation's future economic growth

Jorge Villalba was a construction worker when the housing market began slowing in 2005, so the Glendale resident changed jobs and decided to invest in his future by going to college.<p>So far, the investment hasn't paid off.<p>Villalba, 34, owes $158,000 in student loans for his four-year degree in …

10 People You'll Meet During Your Study Abroad

College is a place of many opportunities. You have opportunities open to you that you may never have again like high adventure sports, internships, free classes in multiple fields, professional level equipment for student use, and if you're exceptionally lucky, study abroad.<p>Studying abroad is a …

College & University
Pregnancy