News >> Browse Articles

Browse News Articles

  • Rate

    U.S. Colleges Prep for H1N1

    U.S. Colleges Prep for H1N1
    As millions of students head back to campus this month, college and university health care workers are stocking up on masks and flu-fighting drugs such as Tamiflu as they encourage students to get both annual seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine in mid-October. A University of Wisconsin committee brainstormed how to get food to sequestered students in dorms and what ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
  • +3

    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities

    Celebrities. We love to hate them. We also love to watch their every move, laugh at their mistakes and scrutinize their decisions. Like them or not, their celebrity status means not only have they achieved career success, they’ve also got a hell of a lot to lose. And sometimes, whatever actions have helped catapult them to fame or rendered them ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
  • +3

    The Professional Woman's Guide to Dating

    Photo courtesy of Creative Commons In the office, you might have everything under control. You hit your targets consistently. You help drive your business. Hell, people even come to you for advice. But do you sometimes feel like your record in the romance department is less than stellar? Is your return on investment in dating little to none? [widget:455] We ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
  • Rate

    Entrepreneurs: Rebellious Idea: Mix Value, Style at New Clothing Store

    Entrepreneurs: Rebellious Idea: Mix Value, Style at New Clothing Store
    Aug. 23--You've got to admire Kari Daigneau's timing. [widget:nasa_widget] Just as the economy was tanking, she was sinking her money into a clothing consignment store in Billings. The store specializes in brand names such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Lucky Brand, True Religion, Aeropostale, Polo and many others. [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] "People are being more cautious with their money," Daigneau said. "They realize they ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
  • +6

    Office Experiments With "Naked Friday"

    Office Experiments With "Naked Friday"
    Over the years this slot has featured dozens of weird and wacky HR ideas. But this month's must surely top the lot. We present to you the 'naked office'. Ailing Newcastle-based advertising agency Onebestway needed a kick up the bum, so it invited all its staff to waggle theirs freely and work for one full day completely starkers (right). [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] In ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
  • Rate

    Soft Skills and Attitude More Important Than Technical Skills, Finds Bayt.Com Poll

    Soft Skills and Attitude More Important Than Technical Skills, Finds Bayt.Com Poll
    Employees that are hardworking and have a strong work ethic are likely to be promoted the fastest within an organisation according to the new employer online poll series conducted by the Middle East's number one job site, Bayt.com, with 30% of employers agreeing that those committed to their work are likely to be most eligible for promotion. [widget:add_friend_widget] Leadership ability was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    OPINION: It's Worth Trying to Save Every Student

    Aug. 24--Far too many students enter college each year unprepared because of deficiencies in elementary and secondary school education. It is a national epidemic and a disgrace, which a 2005 National Education Summit on Higher Education report said costs colleges and businesses $16 billion a year. That's because none of the needed remedial college courses counts toward graduation. "Only 10 percent ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Roomie Matches Made in Cyberspace

    Roomie Matches Made in Cyberspace
    CHICAGO _ For Satit Koonopakarn, the gold dagger and book of chants were the first signs of trouble. His freshman roommate at the University of Illinois at Chicago pulled out the items on move-in day, explaining that he was a Wiccan and liked to practice witchcraft. Months later, Koonopakarn said, he awoke during the night to find the roommate standing over ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    Policy Would Require Colleges to Admit Illegal Immigrants

    Policy Would Require Colleges to Admit Illegal Immigrants
    Aug. 23--Community colleges in North Carolina would be required to admit students who are not legal residents of the United States if the state approves a proposed policy. The state Board of Community Colleges will consider a proposal that would admit students who aren't in the country legally and require them to pay the out-of-state tuition rate. The policy says those ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
  • -1

    College Turmoil Increases Need for Financial Planning

    College Turmoil Increases Need for Financial Planning
    Aug. 24--Families have always agonized over how to save money for their children to attend college, but these days planning can be even more difficult. Colleges and universities have been raising fees sharply and often, making it particularly difficult for families to plan. The phenomenon also has widened the gap between low-income families who can secure enough student aid to pay ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
  • Rate

    Community Colleges Seeing Record Enrollment

    Community Colleges Seeing Record Enrollment
    Aug. 24--Community colleges in the Cape Fear region are seeing a record number of people enrolling in classes for the fall semester. But some of the schools are short on instructors and space as they try to accommodate the growing number of students while working with cash strapped budgets. All of the colleges in the region have seen an increase in ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
  • +1

    The New Economy: Retrain Your Brain

    The New Economy: Retrain Your Brain
    As stars of the Old Economy go, Shu Kim and Khanh Pham sparkled. Working for a storied finance firm — Kim, 40, as in-house counsel and Pham, 33, as a real estate investment banker — the two women deployed classic analytical left-brain skills to keep a seemingly well-oiled machine humming. A machine called Lehman Brothers. Lehman is dead, but the two ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
  • -1

    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?

    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?
    Several grass-roots groups were established on Facebook in early 2009 calling for the cancellation of all student loan debt under the theory that this will stimulate the economy. Most noteworthy is the group Cancel Student Loan Debt to Stimulate the Economy (see also www.forgivestudentloandebt.com) founded by Robert Applebaum, a New York attorney. This group has grown to have more than 220,000 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
  • +1

    In Unpredictable Times, Count on College Tuition to Keep Going Up

    In Unpredictable Times, Count on College Tuition to Keep Going Up
    Everybody has their own welcome-to-the-real-world moment. Staring at your first paycheck and wondering what all those deductions are. ... Waking up at 2:30 in the morning with your 5-year-old at your beside, saying, "I think I'm gonna frow up." ... Hearing the mechanic say, "Looks like your tranny's shot," in rural Georgia on your first family vacation to Florida. There's a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
  • +2

    The List is Out: America's Best Colleges

    The List is Out: America's Best Colleges
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group today released the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges, which includes rankings of more than 1,400 schools nationwide. Harvard University and Princeton University tie the top of the list for Best National Universities, while Williams College is ranked top for Best Liberal Arts College. The exclusive rankings, available online today at www.usnews.com/colleges, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
  • Rate

    13 Networking Mistakes

    13  Networking Mistakes
    You wouldn't wear jeans to a job interview, but do you pay as much attention to job-hunting etiquette when networking? Everyone talks about networking but few realize how to do it well. Most people start networking when they start looking for a job. In any job market (and especially this one), a network will provide you with more opportunities and more ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
  • +4

    America's Fattest States

    America's Fattest States
    Americans are fat and getting fatter. Calling for a national strategy to combat obesity, the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report recently detailing America's growing obesity epidemic. F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009 found that obesity did not decline in any state with rates rising in 23 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
  • Rate

    New Bill Aims to Reduce Student Loan Rates

    New Bill Aims to Reduce Student Loan Rates
    Jul. 30--An estimated 100,000 Ohioans could see relief from costly student loans through legislation introduced yesterday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Brown's bill would allow college graduates and others who are no longer enrolled to swap their private loans for federal loans with lower interest rates. "Too many Ohioans are still paying for college decades after they graduate -- through private ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
  • Rate

    America's Top School: West Point Blows Ivy Leages Away

    America's Top School: West Point Blows Ivy Leages Away
    WEST POINT, N.Y. - The U.S. Military Academy is rated the best college in the country in this year's Forbes magazine rankings. West Point beat out No. 2 Princeton and third-place California Institute of Technology in the America's Best College report. The magazine cites the work ethic and drive to succeed at West Point, and the fact that cadets graduate without ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
  • +3

    Roommates Learn Patience, Compromise

    Roommates Learn Patience, Compromise
    Aug. 18--TRAVERSE CITY -- Madeline Mesa is an outgoing Floridian who's used to sharing her space with her sister. Dakota Deeren is a shy-at-first Michiganian and an only child who's rarely had to share her space with anyone. Alike or not, the two strangers will become roommates when they arrive at Northwestern Michigan College next week for their freshman year. They'll ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3