New technology gives students an edge as they head back to school
For students running from class-to-class, high tech tools fit easily into a backpack or tote and make everything from class activities to homework easier to manage. Where their parents' generation relied on paper notebooks and folders, today's students need to keep pace with technological developments in the real world -...
Three skills for today's graphic design careers
Graphic design isn't only about creating logos, advertisements or promotional materials. Graphic design is a creative process that involves developing a targeted visual communication through words and images. This means there are numerous skills that aspiring or seasoned graphic design professionals - or career changers - can develop to keep up with the latest industry trends.
Tech tips for college-bound students and their parents
Just 30 years ago, textbooks, paper and pencils were the main supplies college students needed. In today's digital world, where more teachers are using technology to deliver a better learning experience, college-bound students need to equip themselves with the latest technology to make the most of their college experienc...
How baking serves up a batch of skills for children, tweens and teens
When you think of baking, your mind probably goes right to warm cookies, fruit-filled cobblers or pies and savory bread. While those are all the happy results of spending some time in the kitchen, when children, tweens and teens get involved in baking, they'll come away from the experience with a lot more than just happy...
Soft skills needed to get and keep a job
In today's economy, it takes a lot more than meeting job requirements and possessing technical skills to get and keep a job. Soft skills like personality traits, social graces, communication skills, personal habits, friendliness, and optimism are among the things employers now look for in a candidate.
How to handle tough interview questions
When searching for employment in today's highly competitive job market, the process often seems like one hurdle after another. Once you have prepared a letter-perfect resume, you face the hurdle of landing an interview. After securing the interview, the next hurdle poses itself in the form of surprisingly tough interview...
Sleep smarts: Sleep is an important part of back-to-school preparation
Does your list of school supplies include sleep? Studies say it should, especially for teens. Perhaps reminding your student that there is a proven relationship between healthy sleep habits and academic success might help encourage healthier habits. Suggest that your students try following these tips, a little bit at a t...
Keeping children's energy going strong - especially after school
The school year contains so many activities for children that it can be a struggle for parents to keep energy levels going strong at all times of the day. Between school itself, homework, and after-school activities like sports, music practice or theater rehearsals, students of all ages can start to feel the wear and tea...
Beat the interview jitters
Most of us have been there, nervously anticipating an upcoming job interview. When we're nervous, our body language tends to give us away. Signs take many forms. We may stammer, clench our fists, clear our throats, or tap our fingers. Certainly, during a job interview, we want to hide this telltale behavior. So what can ...
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