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Formatting a Cover Letter

You've already found a job to apply for and you've started working on three paragraphs of your cover letter. Now let's start typing the...

Writing a Cover Letter

Yay! You’ve found a job that you want to apply for. Now you have to write a cover letter. Why write a cover letter? Great question!...

This One Simple Trick Will Help You Do Better in School

Did you know that students who slept seven hours each night during the exam period scored nearly 10 percent higher than those of students...

Can’t afford a car, how about a bike?

If you're looking for a quick, low cost way to get around, a bike is ideal! You don't need an expensive bike to get...

Social Media Etiquette

According to CareerBuilder, 70% of employers check out social media accounts before making hiring decisions. Kaplan Test Prep claims that 35% of school admissions...

Mental Illness: It’s Not All in Your Head

Did you know that up to 80 percent of children in foster care have significant mental health issues, compared to approximately 18-22 percent of...

Toxic Stress and Foster Youth

What is toxic stress? You can read more about toxic stress here, but to sum it up toxic stress occurs when children are exposed to...

What to do When You Get Sick

Sometimes, despite your best efforts,  getting sick is unavoidable. When you’re feeling under the weather, it’s best to know understand your symptoms to identify...

Why Am I Sick All the Time?!

Feel like you're sick all the time? It's not your imagination. Exposure to high levels of stress can make you more susceptible to getting...
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How to Handle the Holidays

Holidays can be very stressful when you're on your own.

Defaulting on Your Student Loans

If you default on your loans, it means you failed to repay them. Defaulting will hurt your personal credit rating and could prevent you...

Loan Repayment Plans

There are several possible repayment plans to pay off your loans.  What do they all mean? Standard Repayment Plan: Payments are a fixed amount of...

Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loans

Once you've been out of school for six months, whether it's because you graduated, temporarily stopped, or dropped out, you have to start paying...

3 Tips for Applying to Graduate School

3 Tips for Applying to Graduate School Do you hope to receive a master’s degree in the future? Prepare yourself for success before you enroll...

No One Read to Me. Why I Read to My Baby

Juggling school and parenting is not easy. Throw a job in there too and you probably feel stretched really thin! It's so important that...

Does College Have to be Expensive?

The high cost of higher education is in the news all the time. You may have heard scary statistics about how much student loan...

Email Etiquette

Whether your emailing your professor or an employer about a job, you want to make a good impression. Here are 9 tips for good email...