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Best Books To Read Before Heading Off To College

It’s that time in the summer: you’re about to send your kids off to college. Regardless of whether your child is a freshman or a rising senior, these books can help with all stages of a college career. From inspirational works to short stories to advice, our sister company, Simon & Schuster have hand selected a list that will be the perfect gift just as you leave your kids at their dorm.

08/30/2013

Space Saving Leave

Space-Saving Tips for Dorm Room Living

When you live in a tiny dorm room, maximizing space is a priority. These 10 space-saving tips will help you keep your room organized while still having room to move.

08/22/2013

Bully Free Zone

Stop Bullying: What Can Be Done From Home

Bullying is one of the most serious issues facing our kids today. While incidences of bullying have escalated in schools and on the playground, here are some tips that you can implement from home to help keep your child safe.

08/15/2013

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Extracurriculars That Look Great On Your College Application

Colleges want passonate, engaged, energetic students with leadership potential. Here’s how to show them that you are the student they’re looking for.

08/15/2013

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Best Children’s Books For Back To School

Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.

08/05/2013

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Community Corner: Bay Area Nonprofit Collects Backpacks For Kids

Headquartered in Milpitas, Family Giving Tree is committed to providing backpacks filled with school supplies to those children in our communities who are most in need.

08/04/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Does It Pay To Shop Early For Back-To-School?

Every retailer wants a piece of the $83.8 billion that the National Retail Federation expects Americans will spend this back-to-school season.

07/26/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Children’s Book?

07/22/2013

Roommates

College Cohabitation: How to Deal with Roommate Issues

Living with roommates can be hard. If you start the relationship with the proper information and tools, it can lead to happy cohabitation.

07/22/2013

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

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