As soon as today’s students receive their proverbial fat envelope from their top choice college, they are on Facebook meeting other potential freshmen. They are on sites like roomsurf.com and roomsync.com, scoping out prospective friends. By the time the roommate application forms arrive, many like-minded students with similar backgrounds have already connected and agreed to […]
Archive for August, 2011
College is full of exciting new things, from meeting people to living away from home. But, college can also be stressful as you try to develop new routines, live on a limited budget, and manage responsibilities on your own. Click here for tips and information to keep in mind to stay safe and healthy in […]
Here’s something you may not have thought about yet: What happens next fall at the first stage of the college adventure and in the semester after that will likely be in some way crucial for determining or charting out the possibilities for every subsequent opportunity your child will face.
All over the country, recent high school grads are planning their great exodus from home, thinking that relative freedom from parental intervention is about to begin. In the age of the electronic tether, they might be in for a big surprise.
The nest is emptying, mom and dad: your kids are heading off to college, and you’re feeling a mix of pride, relief, sadness and more than a little worry.
The Jed Foundation, a national nonprofit working to promote emotional health among college students, has partnered with the American Psychiatric Foundation to launch the Transition Year, an online resource center that helps students and their families focus on emotional health before, during and after the college transition.
When it comes to teens and their social media habits, there’s some great news and some not-so-great news. It can make your child a fast learner, but it is also associated with a host of psychological disorders.
Sure, you could win a jackpot playing bingo, but the bigger prize may be what it does for your health. Research shows that social games may help keep people young. A study of nearly 1,000 people revealed that increased social activity — things like going out to eat with friends, taking trips, and, yes, playing […]
You could lower your risk of diabetes by 16 percent with this starch substitution: brown rice instead of white. Research shows that people who consume lots of white rice each week may up their diabetes risk, while people who regularly eat brown rice lower theirs.
Next time you feel a little foggy or forgetful, brew yourself a refreshing glass of iced green tea. A recent study provides convincing evidence that the brew may help boost memory performance and attention in older adults who have mild cognitive impairment.