More College Students Living at Home

By ANN CARRNS About half of college students lived at home in the most recent academic year to cut education costs, an increase over the last two years, according to a new study from Sallie Mae, the student loan giant. This increase is largely driven by students from more affluent families, those with incomes of $100,000 or more, the study found. Students

Students advised not to get stuck in low-skill jobs

Graduates who "dumb down" their employment aspirations can find themselves stuck in low-skilled jobs for years, according to research to be published later this week.   A study by the New Employment Foundation shows one in four graduates who take non-graduate jobs – such as in retail, construction or catering – can find themselves employed in the same position three and a

Power of Positive Thinking

By Remez Sasson


Positive thinking is a mental attitude that sees the bright side of things.

A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health, and favorable results.

If you adopt this mental attitude,

Elderly Increasingly Looking to College to Boost Job Skills

  By Associated Press   DES MOINES, Iowa — Dorothy Frode enrolled in community college this fall, 50 years after she graduated from high school and facing the certainty that retirement wasn’t possible with only her Social Security income. At age 67, the Dubuque, Iowa, woman made a choice likely becoming more common among older Americans: to return to college for more training, then

The power of negative thinking

By Oliver Burkeman The holiday season poses a psychological conundrum. Its defining sentiment, of course, is joy yet the strenuous effort to be joyous seems to make many of us miserable. It's hard to be happy in overcrowded airport lounges or while you're trying to stay civil for days on end with relatives who stretch your patience. So to cope with the

School Experiments Use Robots as Learning Tools

  By Sophia Hollander In a handful of public schools in the U.S. this year, robots will be teaching everything from math to vocabulary to nutrition inside classrooms in California and New York, a move the researchers call a first in American education. The Los Angeles experiment, scheduled to start later this spring, will use a robotic “dragon” to teach first-graders about healthy lifestyle

Record numbers of students enter university

By Sean Coughlan

Record numbers of UK students were accepted for full-time university courses this autumn, including more poorer students than ever before, says the Ucas admissions service.

This was a particularly "good year" to apply, says Ucas, with recruitment recovering from

Cough syrup, marijuana gain popularity among students

Ontario high school students are drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes less than ever before, but drinking and smoking other intoxicants is on the rise.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) released its annual survey of drug and alcohol habits among teenagers this week. It showed several new sources of

AMT Announces Dates for Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014

The Smartforce Student Summit will be a place where educators, administrators, students, and parents can experience an in-depth introduction to manufacturing. The summit will feature interactive displays from leading national education organizations, manufacturing technology providers, career and technical schools, community colleges, and engineering schools. Summit attendees will also have an opportunity to visit IMTS, North America’s largest industrial trade