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An old friend recently sent me a link to an article because he knew of my interest in higher education and in college students. The article talks about the growing trend of colleges and universities toward dropping many of the “soft” courses such as arts and humanities in favor of focusing on a more career based curriculum. Reading the article made me sad and was very disheartening.

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As children, my sisters and I enjoyed thunderstorms! We’d sit out on the porch with our parents and sing songs and play games while waiting for the storm to pass.  I’m not sure if it was the safest place to be, but it did certainly help to alleviate storm fears.

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When I was a child, we often got Amish Friendship Cake batter as a “gift”.  I put that word in quotes because some people don’t find friendship cake batter to be much of a gift. In fact, some people consider Amish Friendship cake batter to be the cake version of a chain letter. Read on and you’ll see why.

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As the end of school approaches, experienced parents know to expect an almost never ending assortment of events, parties, and other school functions.  For many of these events, parents are asked to contribute baked goods or other treats.

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Most parents would agree that having their children get a good education is important to them.  The fact is that the quality of education that one receives can affect one’s future educational opportunities, job prospects, and income levels.  Statistics show that men and women who go on to get their bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees can expect to earn more money than men and women who graduate from high school or obtain a GED.

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You may or may not get the option to “plan” your pregnancies.  Sometimes, life plans things for you!  If you are considering having children, here are five important things to consider before making that life changing decision. (more…)

I can’t help it. I’m going to nag you about seeing your adviser. Over and over again. After all, I was a college adviser. Remember? As an adviser, I’ve seen countless examples of how students could’ve saved themselves a lot of trouble if they had just sat down and talked to someone about their academic decisions. So let me give you a list of reasons of why I think it’s important to visit your adviser at least once each semester. I can’t promise I won’t nag you about it again, but at least you’ll know where I’m coming from. (more…)

Darren Rowse is calling for interested bloggers to join his Group ProBlogger List Project. Participants may earn prizes too! How to participate:

1) Write a LIST post
2) Let Darren know about your LIST post
3) Darren will link your LIST post
4) Surf Darren’s page and read other peoples’ LISTs!
5) Link out – Write about the peoples’ LISTS that you like!

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