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Facebook Active Users Have Lower GPA

By Margarita Nahapetyan If a survey of college students is to be believed, then we have to blame Facebook for significantly lower GPA (grade point averages) in young people who regularly use this social networking Web site. According to new findings by doctoral candidate and graduate teaching associate Aryn Karpinski of Ohio State University and her colleague Adam Duberstein of Ohio Dominican University, college students who express t

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The Powerful College Hook Strategy

Excerpted from The College Hook: Packaging Yourself to Win the College Admissions Game By Pam Proctor This book is your guide to the powerful packaging weapon known as the Hook-a special talent, achievement, or personal quality that will leap off the page of a college application and catch the eye of admissions officers. At a time when competition for entry to the nation's top colleges is at an all-time high-and intensifying every year-the "packaging" secrets you'll fin

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Children Have the Answers

Excerpted from The Pressured Child; Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life By Michael Thompson, Ph.D., Teresa Barker As a psychologist my advice is simple: If you can find a way to ask children how school is for them, they will tell you. (I hasten to add that when it comes to talking to children, it is easier being a psychologist than a parent-more on that later.) Children tell me why school is scary. They tell me when they are bored. They tell me when teach

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