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Students Cruising Through College With Little Asked of Them, Little Learned, Book Says

That diploma won't mean much if your college student skips on the studying. Credit: Getty When you phone your daughter at college at 3 p.m., only to discover she's just rolling out of bed, or you ask your university-attending son what ...Growing numbers of undergraduates are moving through college without working particularly hard, and without key learning skills, such as complex reasoning and critical thinking.

Pollution Could Increase Risk of Miscarriage, New Study Shows

There could be a link between high levels of pollution and miscarriage, according to new research. Experts found that levels of pollution just above the "safe" amount could increase the risk of miscarriage. The study was carried out by the University...

Michael Jordan's Son Awarded Athletic Scholarship

The University of Illinois recently awarded an athletic scholarship to Jeff Jordan, son of the world-famous -- and incredibly wealthy -- basketball star Michael Jordan. The 6-foot-2-inch sophomore turned down two other scholarships to play as a walk-...

Survival guide for kids leaving home

One of the fast food restaurants had a commercial wherein a young man was in a grocery store holding two packages of meat, his gaze swinging back and forth between the two. Finally, he just drops the meat and hightails it out of the store like the de...

DailyDish - The jokes you tell your kids stay with them

Be careful what sort of jokes you tell your kids - one joke can change their life completely....

Christian courses can't get college credit

If you want to send your kid to a high school where biology classes denounce evolution and where the bible is held as the ultimate reference, that's certainly your prerogative. That doesn't mean, U.S. District Judge James Otero says, that the Univers...

College seeks to stop sales of Victoria's Secret gear

If you've ever seen television or been the recipient of junk mail, you are probably familiar with the lingerie chain Victoria's Secret. In addition to selling teddies and thongs, they sell apparel aimed at the college set. Their brand, Pink, ha...

College student wait-listed? You might just get a break this year

Is your high school senior waiting nervously for the mail each day, waiting to hear if they got into the college of their choice? If so, you might be relieved to hear this: Elite schools will be digging deep into their wait lists this year, accepting...

PD*Poll: The ten-year-old college kid

If you asked me, I'd say that, yeah, my kids are pretty smart. My son Jared entered kindergarten reading at a second-grade level and both he and my daughter, Sara, picked up on one-to-one correspondence pretty early. Still, I've got at least another ...

Sharing a dorm room

Parents of college-bound children, beware! Boys and girls, your innocent little babies, perhaps, are co-habitating in a single dorm room, with school approval! Even well-known, respectable schools such as Brown University, Oberlin College, and the Ca...

Stanford offers free education

I never went to a four-year university; instead, I dropped out of the local community college. Both my parents, however, were college graduates, Rachel has her master's degree, and I fully expect both Jared and Sara to graduate from university. Furth...

Total cost of a college education is over 30K

I'm embarrassed to admit that I grumbled my way through University, never understanding how a deep knowledge of the Faerie Queene was going to help me succeed in the corporate rat race. Admittedly, Spencer is galaxies away from what I do everyday now...

Unusual college degrees

If you've got a teenager who doesn't know what they want to do with their life, here are I have some suggestions for you, especially if they're somewhat, shall we say, unconventional. Here's a list of ten actual, real college degrees they could pursu...

A+ colleges for B students

The school year may just have started, but for high school seniors, crunch time is quickly approaching for college applications. Do you know where you want to go? Obviously it's a big decision, as this could potentially where you'll be working, livin...

College credit cards

Got a kid heading off to college? Chances are, the school has an agreement to offer an "affinity" card. That is, a credit card branded with the university's name and, probably, a photo representative of the school. A portion of the profits from each ...

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