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Wildflowers from Winter: My Story

I love stories of hope and redemption, stories that grab you and don’t let go until you see them to completion. I love it when a story speaks a truth so real that you can’t get it out of your head. Recently, I read just such a story: Wildflowers From Winter by Katie Ganshert. Wildflowers From Winter is a story about a woman returning to her...

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Reading for Success in College
Reading for Success in College

How can students prepare themselves for success in college & university English classes? Surprisingly, a study has found "virtual unanimity" among English professors at top US schools regarding the importance of studying the Bible. "The survey reveals that English professors surveyed at leading universities -- including Yale, Harvard, Princeton...

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5 Things Every College Grad Should Know
5 Things Every College Grad Should Know

Brian Kim's article "5 Things Every College Grad Should Know" is the article I wish I'd read prior to graduating university. Here's a his main points (in bold) followed by my comments: 1) A degree does not entitle you to a job When I graduated, I somehow had the idea that I would graduate and be handed a job. This belief might have been partially...

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Surviving College
Surviving College

When I think back to my freshman year at university, it's surprising that not one of my floormates dropped out of school. For most of us it was our first time living away from home for an extended period of time. Add to our newfound "freedom" (in the sense of lack of restraints) an ample supply of alcohol and sexual liberation and you have a recipe...

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Strategies for Financing Your Children’s Education
Strategies for Financing Your Children's Education

Back when you went to college, tuition was relatively cheap because it was subsidized heavily by the government. But times have changed. In this era of recession and government cutbacks, more and more educational costs are shifting from the government to the individual student. As this trend continues, experts predict that 20 years from now...

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Surviving Your Roommate (And Surviving Yourself in the Process)
Surviving Your Roommate (And Surviving Yourself in the Process)

Learning to live with a stranger teaches you how to live with yourself and prepares you to live with your spouse. It's September again, and for some of you college or university is waiting. It beckons to you with new experiences! new classes! new friends! – new roommate?! Of all the adjustments going away to school brings, learning to live with...

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10 Tips to Effective & Active Listening Skills
10 Tips to Effective & Active Listening Skills

Do you feel unheard? We're here to listen. Talk with a free and confidential mentor. Listening makes our loved ones feel worthy, appreciated, interesting, and respected. Ordinary conversations emerge on a deeper level, as do our relationships. When we listen, we foster the skill in others by acting as a model for positive and effective communication. Further...

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