8 Tips to Save Your Sanity While Stuck At Home

Guys… things are nuts right now. Is there even another word for it? Schools are closing, businesses are closing, and staying at home is our new normal for now. We all know #StayingTheFHome is the right, smart, responsible thing to do, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Save your sanity and handle this period…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

There are a lot of things you learn in high school and college that, odds are, you won’t really need to know out in the “real world.” (I’m lookin’ at you, quadratic formula). Obviously it’s important to study up and master these concepts in school, but you probably won’t be labeled a failure if some…

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Class of 2024 Early Admission Stats: What We Know So Far

It’s that time of year! Schools around the country are releasing the results of their Early Decision and Early Action admission rounds. And while we can’t glean everything from the results that have been released so far, it’s always an interesting and enlightening practice to look over the trends, accepted student demographics, and acceptance rates…

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6 Tricks for Avoiding the Second Semester Slump

When the school year kicks off in the fall, our hopes are as high as the temperature outdoors. We’ve gotten a good long break from academics, and we come back refreshed and ready to go. Many of us can’t say the same thing about second semester. It’s common to feel, well, over it, procrastinating on…

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After School Questions to Ask Your Teen For Meaningful Responses (Because We Already Know Their Day Was “Fine”)

It’s a conversation that takes place in pretty much every American household, every evening. “How was school?” “Fine.” “Do you have any homework?” “Nope.” It’s an exchange parents feel obligated (or programmed!) to ask, and one that teenagers typically want to end as soon as possible. You probably won’t get any good, meaningful information from…

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Our #1 Rule for Picking High School Courses

Since your very first day of freshman year, you’ve worked your tail off.  Now, as you start to map out your schedule for senior year, you’re ecstatic to discover you’ve checked off many of the minimum subject requirements for your top choice colleges. Before you celebrate a Spanish class-free year or sign up for a…

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Six Things to Do If You’ve Got Pre-College Anxiety

I spent half of my senior year being nervous about my college applications. Actually, if we’re being honest, I spent half of my adolescence being nervous about my college applications. I couldn’t wait to get my acceptance letter so I could finally kick back and relax until it was time to move to my new…

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Executive Functioning: Why It’s So Important & How We Can Help

If you’ve taken a psychology course, you’ve probably heard the term executive functioning. If you’ve never heard it before – or if you have, but you’re blanking – the definition of “executive functioning,” courtesy of Merriam-Webster, is: “the group of complex mental processes and cognitive abilities (such as working memory, impulse inhibition, and reasoning) that control the…

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