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home : lifestyle : education and careers January 20, 2017

Paying for college: Options reduce need for student loans
(BPT) - While only a fortunate few students can expect a free college education by winning full academic or athletic scholarships, everyone can take advantage of a combination of academic aid, grants, fellowships, work-study and student loans to pay for a four-year degree, says Peter Gayle, a vice ... More >>


Four real-life ways technology is transforming the present and the future
(BPT) - Smartphones keep people constantly connected, smart cars can drive and park themselves, and smart buildings are designed to use less energy as they keep everyone occupying them comfy and productive. Of course you think you know how technology is revolutionizing everyday life. But do you rea... More >>


Sparking a young audience interest in STEM with great music and apps [Video]
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Job opportunities await in tomorrow's expanded urban areas
(BPT) - Predicting the future can be a Herculean task in its own right, but when it comes to forecasting the growth of urban areas across the globe, research points strongly toward some new truths. One, urban areas will continue to grow. Two, with continued development of "smart' technologies for h... More >>


The latest advancements in college education are happening digitally
(BPT) - The face of education in the United States is changing. Many of today's universities are embracing digital technology to deliver instruction in ways not available to previous generations. We have seen the digital instruction methods evolve from the use of learning aides such as computers, d... More >>


Three ways to help businesses attract and retain top talent
(BPT) - Many companies recognize that attracting and retaining top employee talent can result in a significant cost savings because employee turnover can result in productivity loss and involve additional expenses associated with hiring and training new employees. An employee parting ways may leave... More >>


One thing can help children eat more vegetables at school
(BPT) - The U.S Department of Agriculture proposed a complete overhaul of school lunches subsidized by the federal government in 2012. These changes aimed to limit calories, reduce sodium and increase the consumption of vegetables and whole grains. Improved nutrition is a laudable goal, but the rea... More >>


Tech strengthens family's love for farming
(BPT) - Less than an hour south of Philadelphia, deep in the heart of New Jersey farm country, the DuBois family works year-round to help put dinner on the table for American families.Marlene and Henry DuBois, along with their daughter, Crystal, and son, Byron, farm roughly 4,000 acres. Theirs is a... More >>


3 tips for getting the most out of working on a diverse team
(BPT) - Growing up, we're constantly taught to play well with others. Did you know that skill might actually help you land a job? Nearly 80 percent of employers seek candidates who work well on a team, according to a National Association of College and Employers report. From automotive engineering ... More >>


How youth team sports are shaping kids' and teens' values on and off the field
(BPT) - 2016 will be remembered for is its exciting and emotional highlights of sports teams working together to achieve new heights, from hometown heroes to some of sports history's greatest athletes. Whether it's a neighborhood scrimmage or a national championship, experts agree that the benefits... More >>


Yes! Screen time can be good for young kids: Experts agree digital education may help young kids learn
(BPT) - For years, parents and pediatricians fretted over how much screen time was too much, especially for very young children. Many child health experts advised minimal screen time for elementary-aged kids and none at all for children younger than 2. New research, a revised policy from the Americ... More >>


Winning the fight against the dropout rate one student at a time
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Creating desirable jobs by getting back to the basics
(BPT) - When it comes to hiring and retaining employees, companies are always looking at new alternatives to build their staffs. However, new research shows that when it comes to attracting top talent, many professionals prefer a return to the basics, meaning stable employment with competitive base... More >>


Overdose deaths on the rise and where you can get help
(BPT) - Michigan recently passed the Good Samaritan Law, and while the law is designed to save lives, not everyone is a proponent. Under the law, charges cannot be filed against persons trying to find emergency help for themselves or a loved one after an overdose.While rehab professionals understan... More >>


Modern desktops: Re-imagining the workhorses of personal computing
(BPT) - With the rise of mobile devices, you might wonder what the future holds for desktop computers. While the total number of mobile users surpassed desktop users around 2014, the number of people still using desktops might surprise you. The desktop is alive and well, and a new crop of task-spec... More >>


Coughing? Bring a Healthy Dose of Sick-Etiquette to Work
(BPT) - Being considerate of others when you're sick is one of the first steps to good sick etiquette.For example, you may think you're going to score points for showing up at work despite feeling under the weather. However, if you were to run this by an etiquette expert like Diane Gottsman, she wo... More >>


Students attitudes towards digital course materials in 2016 [Infographic]
(BPT) - While education improvement has been an undeniable focus in the U.S., it's surprising to note that the transition to digital learning has been less of a priority. Educators' appetites for digital course materials and courseware are growing, the capabilities are available, but the stark real... More >>


Addicted to heroin or opioids? Help is available
(BPT) - How large is the opioid/heroin problem in the United States? It's bigger than you think. Research shows 1.9 million people age 12 and older have a disorder involving prescription pain relievers, and an additional 586,000 have a disorder involving heroin. These statistics, from the American ... More >>


3 ways schools are redefining mealtime
(BPT) - What's the most important part of a child's school day? Is it math? Reading? History? How about lunch? Research shows that children who eat breakfast and lunch are more attentive, have a better attendance rate and ultimately do better in school. But getting children to partake in school mea... More >>


Job alert: Diesel technician and truck driver shortage countrywide
(BPT) - As the transportation industry continues to grow and baby boomers continue to retire, the need for trained diesel mechanics and truck drivers has never been greater. Job openings span the United States, and many sit open while businesses feel the stress of a massive talent shortage.For peop... More >>


4 popular benefits that can help protect your retirement savings
(BPT) - Would you plug a leak if it cost $6 billion a year?That’s the amount of “leakage” or retirement savings lost every year from retirement savers defaulting on their loans from 401(k) plans, according to a 2014 report by the Pension Research Council (PRC), Borrowing from the ... More >>


Pension plan funding shortfalls threaten retirees in all 50 states
(BPT) - Everyone knows it is important to save for retirement in order to build a nest egg and enjoy the "golden years." So why is it that state and local governments many times act irresponsibly when it comes to saving for the future of public employees?Government pensions are the way in which sta... More >>


Freedom is not free: Remembering our soldiers' sacrifices this Veterans Day
(BPT) - When U.S. Navy Lt. John McGrath took off on his 178th mission over North Vietnam at the age of 27, he had no idea it would end his life as a free man for more than six years. His plane was struck by anti-aircraft fire, tearing the wing and forcing him to eject from the aircraft. With a frac... More >>


Career planning: Tips to help your student succeed after high school
(BPT) - There was a time when a college degree was considered the surest path to financial security, a home and The American Dream. But today, when you talk about a university education, you’re just as likely to hear about student debt, dropouts and low wages.What happened?Start with the glut... More >>


6 unconventional jobs you can get with an IT or business degree
(BPT) - Good compensation and benefits, doing meaningful work, and having the opportunity to advance - those elements have always been what employees desire in a career. But do these desired job qualities have to come at the expense of discovering new careers?"Demand for cybersecurity and finance p... More >>


Get a garden program growing at your school with these tips
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3 common employment scams and tips to help avoid becoming a victim
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