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Booooo! 7 Haunted College Ghost Stories

Most incoming freshmen worry about getting stuck with bad roommates, but what about getting stuck with a ghost? Whether it’s plain old-fashioned gossip or the gospel truth, rumor has it that some (un)lucky students don’t need to watch Ghost Adventures to have a paranormal experience!

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Celebrate Safe! 10 Tips for a Happy Halloween

If you’ll be dressing up and hitting the Halloween parties, always remember that some people play tricks that aren’t so treat-like. You don’t want to become a real ghost, so celebrate safe with this Halloween safety advice:

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What are the Liberal Arts?

This post looks at the definition of the term “liberal arts” as used in academia and why a student might wish to pursue a liberal arts education.

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Intel on the Interview: Common Questions to Practice

If you’ve ever lain awake at night wondering about your college interviews, there’s good news: Most admissions interviews rely on a standard body of questions, and it’s no secret what they are.

We’ve compiled a list of commonly asked college admissions interview questions and advice on how to answer them!

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Being Popular in High School means High Paying Jobs

Stereotypically speaking, what do the football captain and homecoming king have in common? In addition to being the most popular guys in school, they’ll most likely wind up making more money than their less-popular counterparts.

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10 Things You Should Know by Now: What they Don’t Teach You in School

A lot of people spend so much time worrying about classes, credits, grades and parties that they don’t realize some important life lessons during their school years. Here are 10 things that you should know but were probably not taught in school:

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How to Deal with Stress: Student Survival Guide

If you’re reading this, then chances are you’re feeling stressed out and want to know how to deal with it. That’s a step in the right direction. First things first…

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Small Business for Young People: 8 Suggestions to Get Your Feet Wet

Whether it’s walking up to a hot girl and asking her out on a date or starting your own business, it’s the fear of failure keeps most people from taking risks. For some reason, letting opportunities that we’re honestly interested in pass us by seems like a better idea than giving it a shot and missing.

If you have a business idea, there’s no rule book that says you must wait until after graduation to get started.

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Start Saving for College--Now!

Tips and advice on how to start saving money for college using 529s, Coverdells, and other educational savings plans.

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The Six Surefire Ways Juniors and Seniors Can Prepare for College

A list of tips for high school juniors and seniors to help them prepare for college or university.

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4 Crazy Ways People Help Pay for College

Tutoring people over the Internet and selling used textbooks on eBay are nothing compared to the crazy things that some students are willing to do for extra money! Things like what, you ask?

We definitely aren’t endorsing these “unique” ideas, but read on if you’re ready to raise your eyebrows …

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10 Common College Concerns: “What If…?"

Going to college can be an incredibly exciting experience, but just like any other important event in your life, starting college can cause some anxiety, too.

Before you drive yourself nuts wondering “But what if…” you should take a look at these top college concerns and corresponding advice. Realizing that you’re not alone with your college worries should already provide a little bit of comfort!

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Teen Mom: Could I Be Pregnant in College?

Snooki wasn’t in college when she learned that she was pregnant, but the stars of another MTV reality show were in school when they got the big news.

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Should Your Change Your Major?? A Little Help

Questions for a student to ask before making the decision to change majors.

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Sneaky Ways to Save: Have More Money During College

Students aren’t exactly known for having bank accounts that are bursting at the seams. With the rising cost of college and escalating living expenses, the opposite is closer to the truth! Buying used textbooks is one common suggestion, but here are some other easy ways for college students to save money:

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Helping Your Children Prepare for College

A list of helpful hints for parents helping their children prepare for college.

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Stand Out from the Crowd and Get a Job: Yes You Can!

There’s no denying that it’s a tough time for job seekers, but making yourself stand out from the crowd—in a good way, of course—is your key to success when it comes to getting a job after college.

Whether you’re a new college grad that is pounding the pavement or you’re still in school, consider the following:

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15 Easy College Halloween Costume Ideas: Girls, Guys, Couples

Stores are already overflowing with Halloween candy and decorations, but there’s no need to break the bank purchasing a pre-made costume that you’ll only wear once.

Here are 15 easy college Halloween costume ideas that you can make yourself:

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Which Program? Deciding Between Vocational/Technical Education and the Liberal Arts

A brief look at the advantages and disadvantages of technical education and vocational training programs versus a traditional liberal arts education.

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How to Survive Your College Application Essay: Advice, Tips and Tricks

Applying to college involves more than filling out some paperwork and submitting your high school transcripts with a list of your achievements. You will also have to write an essay.

Even if you’re a straight-A student who also happens to be a published author, writing your college application essay can be incredibly nerve-wracking.

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9 Important Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor

A list of helpful questions for high school students to ask their guidance counselors as they prepare to apply for college or university.

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Dealing with Grief and Loss: Advice for Students

For some teens and young adults, college is the first time they experience the death of a loved one. Dealing with grief and loss is difficult for people of all ages, but it can be incredibly tough for students—especially those who are also learning how to live with everyday college stress.

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Top 10 College Mistakes and Misconceptions

If you’ve ever watched some of the popular college movies or TV shows (oldies but goodies include the late ‘90s series Felicity and 2001’s Legally Blonde) or you’ve checked your favorite websites for college advice, then you’ve probably got a good idea of what to expect, right? Well, maybe. A lot of what you see and/or hear isn’t exactly true. Here are 12 of the top misconceptions about college…

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Free Money for College: How Students and Parents can Find College Scholarships

The rising cost of college and the fact that student loan debt has reached an all-time high have many families wondering if going to college is even possible.

Some people are surprised to find out that you don’t need to be a straight-A student to be eligible for college scholarships. These tips and tricks may help you find free money for college that you don’t have to pay back!

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Top College Bars: Are Students Frequenting Less Often?

In spite of Ladies Night and other college discount specials, some college bars are experiencing less business than ever before. Why?

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