To Make Your New Years Resolutions Stick

By Nancy Anderson   The term “resolution” in and of itself is a self-defeating proposition.  Just think about the word, “resolve.” For me it brings to mind a meeting room full of stuffed shirts pounding gavels and chalk dust flying everywhere as resolutions are passed and then completely ignored.  Many people have lists of New Year’s resolutions that they painstakingly make every

How to become more creative

By Christine Kane Creativity isn’t a big deal. It’s like our breath. It’s just a part of who we are. Some of us don’t realize this. People who say, “Oh, I’m not creative,” or “I don’t have a creative bone in my body,” sound to me like they’re trying to convince themselves of something, rather than telling themselves the truth. They

Questions to Ask When Making a Final College Decision

By JULIE MAYFIELD, LINDSEY MAYFIELD As one of the rites of spring, high school seniors everywhere are in the process of making a college decision. As the May 1 deadline draws ever closer, a different approach may be necessary to make the final decision.   Asking these six questions may help you to choose a college: JULIE: 1. How will outside scholarships be treated?  Sometimes,

The perfect Christmas by Valorie Delp

  What do you do to make the holidays special in your home? The Christmas season may seem merry with presents under the tree and decorations in the house and yard, but there are many ways to make Christmas special. Take this holiday season and slow down to truly appreciate your friends and loved ones by spending some quality time with

Types of people you meet in college.

By Kara apel.

We hear a lot about college before we head out to start the next chapter in our lives, but what we don’t learn a lot about is who we will be meeting while we’re in school. The people you’ll meet in college will completely change your worldview. You’ll

How to make your own Christmas Cards

  Before I start, I must tell you all about Etsy. My, it's a wonderful place. If you've made something, you can sell it there. And if you want something handmade, you can go there and probably buy it (want Doctor Who jewellery or Michael Jackson magnets? You've just found your new favourite website). You would think there was no better

How to Know if You Should Apply to College Early

By MARGARET LOFTUS Connor Cerniglia's application to Bates College looked highly promising. The Annapolis, Md., senior was in the top third of his class at St. Mary's High School, played football and lacrosse, and was active in student government and the environment club. But the likely clincher given the applicant pool the college attracts, his college adviser Dave Gibson says now,