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15 things to know about the lives of first-year college students

Feb 28, 15 15 things to know about the lives of first-year college students

Posted by in Education, Mental Health

The transition from high school to college is challenging, but perhaps not in the ways young adults and their parents anticipate. New research has shown a new set of hazards, such as stress and loneliness, not usually linked to a carefree college experience.

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10 spring internships you can still apply to

Feb 24, 15 10 spring internships you can still apply to

Posted by in Education

Attention, recent graduates and college students—it’s not too late to apply to a spring internship! Whether you’re hoping to squeeze in more experience before the summer or want to venture outside the classroom and work on real-life projects, here’s a handful of positions that you can still apply to.

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Common Core confusion

Feb 23, 15 Common Core confusion

Posted by in Education

The Common Core Standards Initiative has gotten a lot of attention across the U.S. lately. But a recent survey indicates that Common Core's reputation may be due in part to misconceptions over which subjects it actually covers.

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Osmosis is the app that manages med school for you

Feb 21, 15 Osmosis is the app that manages med school for you

Posted by in Education, Technology

You made your dream come true and now you’re in Med School, and though you are thrilled and challenged and most definitely on your way, one massive problem occupies too much of your precious gray matter. But then you discovered (cue harp music and a chorus of synthesized voices) Osmosis.

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Teacher bias discourages girls from STEM courses and careers

Feb 16, 15 Teacher bias discourages girls from STEM courses and careers

Posted by in Education, Science

A recent study sheds light on the reason women avoid science, technology, engineering and math. Claire Cain Miller, writing for the New York Times, said the study found elementary school was a crucial time in the development of young girls. The study found biases in teachers made them less likely to encourage young girls to pursue STEM subjects.

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Surprise: Student loans cause poorer mental health

Feb 07, 15 Surprise: Student loans cause poorer mental health

Posted by in Education, Mental Health

As young adults in our 20s, we face a very tumultuous period of serious highs and all-time lows. While college proved to be a never-ending binge of self-exploration, asserting independence, and bad decision-making, the postgraduate life seems only to be a ceaseless, rude awakening to the cost of our growth in wisdom and individuality.

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US Navy to train sailors with anti-missile video game

Feb 03, 15 US Navy to train sailors with anti-missile video game

Posted by in Education, Gaming

The U.S. Navy has introduced a video game that is expected to help sailors learn ways to defend their ships from being hit by missiles. The video game, called “Strike Group Defender: The Missile Matrix,” simulates airstrikes and teaches players how to immediately react in such situations, according to the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

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At Hopkins, science gets social

Feb 03, 15 At Hopkins, science gets social

Posted by in Education, Science

What are students to do if they're interested in both science and the humanities? Johns Hopkins University thinks it has the answer. The university launched a new major that enables students to pursue both interests: the medicine, science and humanities major, which focuses on the intersection of those fields.

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Trade snow for sun at these schools

Jan 30, 15 Trade snow for sun at these schools

Posted by in Education

Tired of the snow? If you’re a high school senior, you’ve got a chance to escape the cold by picking a college or university in a town with warm weather. Some people love sledding in heavy coats, but others would rather wear flip-flops at the beach.

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Filling critical need, high schoolers enroll in health-sciences programs

Jan 29, 15 Filling critical need, high schoolers enroll in health-sciences programs

Posted by in Education, Health

Kyarra Garrett wants a career in health care — and she's not waiting to start her education. The Jones High School senior is among a growing number of high-school students entering health-sciences magnet programs, a trend that is ushering them in to one of the fastest-growing career paths in the country.

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