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Not just for future scientists: STEM education spurs creativity, teamwork and problem solving
Although STEM education is recognized as a crucial way to spark students' interest in innovation and technology, there remains a perception that it does not expose students to more creative activities or job fields.
 
Small businesses: Check tax forms for errors to avoid fines for 2014
What tax errors could hurt your business in 2014?
 
Expand and enhance your job search with social media
As you finalize your resume and create drafts for cover letters, be sure to plan your social media strategy as well.
 
Work-life effectiveness: It's more achievable than you think
Having a successful and fulfilling job and life outside of work can present challenges. Learn more about how you can have it all.
 
5 job interview questions you must be prepared to answer
It's a competitive market for all types of jobs, from entry level on up. If you have an interview scheduled, make certain you're prepared for the questions you'll be asked.
 
Want your resume to be read? Avoid these 5 resume don'ts
Finding that perfect job opportunity doesn't come around very often for many, and when it does, excitement can take over and cloud the ability to stay focused on the best version of your resume.
 
Tips to help online degree-seekers balance family, fun and education during the holidays
 
Can working out before school really help kids get better grades? [Infographic]
Did you know that kids who engage in physical activity before school are likely to be more focused in the classroom and confident among peers?
 
Kids choose at one of country's largest restaurants: the school cafeteria
Children are taught math, science, English and history at school. And every day at lunch they learn another important lesson: how to make independent nutrition choices.
 
High-tech monitoring of digital information keeps America secure
When it comes to the nation's security, monitoring, tracking, securing and analyzing digital data is a key factor in defending intelligence networks.
 
5 rules to negotiate a better salary
You've accepted a job and it's time for negotiate - a process few people are comfortable with. Skipping it, however, can mean that you miss out on better benefits or a higher salary. Consider these top negotiating tips.
 
Ways you can support your kids' school and teachers
Looking for ways to keep the extracurricular programs at school going strong? Here are some ways you can help out.
 
Books, room and board, and fun stuff: Balancing a student budget [Infographic]
There are a lot of expenses that go into a college student budget, from room and board to discretionary items.
 
What's your definition of success? [Infographic]
Think you're successful? Find out how you compare.
 
How to handle student-teacher conflicts for the benefit of your child's education
Learn the skills to find common ground between your student and his or her teacher.
 
Prime preschoolers for the classroom with developmental games
Parents, experts, and toy makers are learning that building block toys are a great way to inspire back-to-school excitement and build vital skills in preschool aged children.
 
Education pathways: K-12 students find success in virtual school
More families are choosing virtual schools for their children's kindergarten through 12th grade education.
 
The equation for stronger performance in school begins with a better breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for students embarking on a learning adventure. But not all breakfast foods are created equal.
 
Protecting your kid's data starts with you
Technology is facilitating learning for children at every grade level, but it's important for parents and educators to protect children's information.
 
Exciting STEM careers and opportunities aplenty in the Navy
The careers available to students pursuing degrees in STEM areas present students with plenty of exciting and challenging opportunities.
 
5 sanity-saving secrets to balance school and fun this holiday season
Keep the school year going strong with these easy tips.
 
Career colleges play key role in demand for skilled workers
Find out more about the benefits of career colleges.
 
Preparing for back-to-school: backpacks, new jeans and vaccines
Preparing for the upcoming school year? Don't forget to make sure your kids' vaccinations are up to date.
 
Do you know the signs if your child has a concussion?
Concussions are generating a lot of attention these days as an increasing amount of research highlights the difficulties in treating them.
 
Make sportsmanship part of your child's (and your) game plan
Do you wonder where has sportsmanship gone in youth sports?
 
Take two: Going back to school to find a successful new career path
Thinking about returning to school as a way to restart your career, enter a new field or complete the degree you never finished? Now may be the time.
 
Young adults are getting serious about money sooner than you think
More evidence has emerged that parents are doing a better job teaching kids about money, and young adults are getting better at managing it.
 
Allergy and asthma preparation: an important item on the back-to-school checklist
Don't let your child's allergies or asthma stand in the way of a great school year.
 
Must-have supplies for a successful year at college
Every college student will want these supplies for a successful year of school.
 
Providing national defense from the air and the sea: An exciting opportunity from America's Navy
When it comes to protecting America, a group of highly trained Navy Pilots and Naval Flight Officers are ready to serve from the air and the sea. Here's how you can join.
 
Help your kids make the grade with healthy back-to-school snacks
It's easy to forget nutrition in all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for school each day. Make a pact to embrace healthful eating, whether breakfast on the run, packed lunches or after-school snacks.
 
Healthy lunch and snack ideas for back to school
If schools and parents received report cards on the lunches they're serving kids, most wouldn't receive a passing score. Here are some tips to keep your child eating healthy foods.
 
Going home again: A great office is a key to success for new home-based workers
Ready to start working from home? Here are key considerations for setting up a productivity-inspiring home office.
 
Going back to school? Tips to choose the right degree
Are you applying what you learned in college to your current career field? A recent survey suggests this might not be the case.
 
Ideas for awesome classroom enhancements
From decorations designed to create engaging learning environments to having extra supplies on hand for students, the back-to-school shopping season requires a bit of planning by teachers.
 
Teenager danger: Five rules for young drivers
Share these tips with your teen for a safe driving experience.
 
Growing your business: Tips for applying for small business loans
The outlook for small business is up with many business owners feeling good about the future of the economy, their financial positions and their plans for growth.
 
5 packing tips to make the back-to-college move easier
While college students usually don't have a lot of belongings that need to be moved, the process can be exhausting and overwhelming. These tips will help to make the move easier.
 
Expert tips for making peer learning part of your child's academic success
A growing body of evidence proves peer learning and study groups are main drivers for academic success.
 
Strategic tips to save money on back-to-school deals
The cost for school supplies rose 5.3 percent last year. When prices increase that much, it's a good idea to plan ahead and look for ways to save.
 
Promoting peer engagement through afterschool programs
Interacting with their peers in an afterschool classroom setting can help alleviate some of your child's back-to-school anxiety.
 
College personal safety: essential tips for students heading back to campus
 
5 tips to improve reading skills over the summer
Each summer, three-quarters (some 43 million) of America's kids miss out on expanded learning programs, leaving them at risk of falling behind before the next school year begins.
 
Religious guidance, moral support and more roles filled by Navy Chaplain Corps
When serving domestically and overseas, Sailors are away from home, family, familiar settings and traditions. Many use their beliefs and faith to help them understand and manage the unfamiliar surroundings they're experiencing.
 
Preparing for cyber warfare
The question is being raised - is America prepped to handle a contemporary cyber war?
 
Learn how to help college students take control of their health
College may provide the first opportunity for many young adults to make important health decisions for themselves. Learn how to help college students take control of their health.
 
What employers want: the 3 'Cs'
Whether you are an employer looking to hire someone or the person looking to get hired, it's all about competency.
 
Wholesome snacks for back to school
The new school year shouldn't stop you from offering your children healthy snacks. Try these easy creations.
 
Seven tips for a greener back-to-school season
You can ensure your family remains eco-friendly this back-to-school season with some simple tips.
 
Intersection of technology and health care improves patient care
The health care industry is shifting its focus from volume to value, rewarding health care providers who offer higher quality, more efficient care. Many health systems are adopting new technology to enable this evolution.
 
From battlefield to boardroom ... jobs report suggests more positive employment environment for military veterans
Employment opportunities seem to be on the upswing for military veterans, which is encouraging for the hundreds of thousands of service members returning from duty who are looking for new civilian career opportunities.
 
Smart tips to keep your student and their possessions safe this school year
Find easy tips to help your student protect their expensive technology during the upcoming school year.
 
Money-saving tips so you can earn your degree without going into debt
Learn how to spend and save wisely so you can graduate without a mountain of debt.
 
Keeping kids stimulated all summer can help prevent the summer learning slide
Try these six fun, educational activities to help your children avoid the summer slide.
 
Important guidelines for landing that perfect job
If you're a recent college graduate, landing the perfect job takes planning and finesse. Here are some tips that can help.
 
Librarians: unsung heroes of the digital age
Learn why librarians are more important than ever in the digital age.
 
Balancing active duty and pursuing an online degree
Online degree programs provide flexibility that can help active-duty service members achieve the educational goals.
 
Game on: Kid tested, parent approved?
Video games can be a great teaching tool for kids. Here's how to pick ones that children will love while they're learning.
 
When freedom rings: top tips to help launch your own business
Interested in launching your own business? Learn the tips of the trade here.
 
Student loan aftermath: educating graduates on the importance of credit scores
Do you know just how big the student loan crisis is? Find out and learn how graduates can improve their financial standing.
 
Expert help - not low prices - key to higher sales, more satisfied customers
Shoppers become buyers when they get expert help and great service, not just when prices are low, study shows.
 
Don't go back to college broke
Simple tricks for helping college students stretch those summer earnings well into the school year.
 
The self-employment surge and how professionals can best prepare
Learn what you need to do to accomplish your goals in an ever-changing marketplace.
 
The real cost of delaying retirement savings will shock you
Retirement is typically low on the list of priorities for recent grads, but ignoring the issue entirely can literally cost young professionals hundreds of thousands of dollars.
 
Give high school grads the right start for college with these technology gifts
Technology is one of the most practical gifts a high school graduate can receive. Check out these great tech gifts to help the graduate in your life prepare for heading off to college.
 
Have you thought of everything before you switch jobs? [Infographic]
Changing jobs is about much more than just salary. Here's why.
 
Take these steps to keep your kid's information secure on school computers
Check out what you need to ask to make sure your child is safe while getting the most out of today's digital classroom.
 
Fun kids' activities reverse summer learning loss
Research shows students can lose two to three months of learning over the summer break, meaning parents should take steps to keep kids' math, reading and science skills fresh. Here are some fun ideas.
 
How to say goodbye to work worries while on vacation
A vacation can quickly pass you by if you can't let go of work. Consider these tips for managing work while on vacation.
 
New discoveries decode the symbols and mysteries of the Mona Lisa
An estimated 6 million people view the Mona Lisa each year at the Louvre in France, and new discoveries have uncovered some of the mysteries surrounding this art icon.
 
How to change careers in 5 simple steps
If you're contemplating a career change, there are some important things to consider. These five tips will help you gain confidence in your decision to transform your work.
 
Don't let college debt drag you down
How far into debt should you go to fund your education? Keep these considerations in mind when balancing student loan debt with your career goals.
 
Life after the Olympics: Luger offers insight on balancing work, school and life
Everyone needs a plan for balancing work, home and school demands. A 2014 Winter Olympian shares her insight.
 
Health care teams demand nurses with doctorate degrees
Health care leaders are facing the challenge of providing quality care while meeting the needs of an aging population. Nurses are responding to meet this demand and leading the care team through continued education.
 
Increasing numbers of moms are hitting the books [Infographic]
More than half the students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree are women, and many of those women are moms. Here's why they're hitting the books.
 
5 college entrance exam tips to achieve success
To get into the college of your choice means a whirlwind of applications, university visits, admission interviews and exams. However, there are steps that students can take to have the best chance at success.
 
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