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Your friends are not the only ones looking at your social media! Up to 27% of college counselors said they look at a prospective student’s pages to get a better idea of the kind of students are applying to their school...



Did you know... Americans owe over $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among about 44 million borrowers? more

Mar 23, 2017 1:41 PM DYK

25% of 4-year college students miss out on an entire years' worth of class due to skipping, adding up to a loss of $24,960 over the course of four years! more

Mar 10, 2017 11:49 AM DYK

It's that time of year again- Spring Break is right around the corner! A chance to relax, have fun with friends, and take a breather from mountains of schoolwork. Sometimes, we can get so focused on having fun that we forget to stay safe, though. more

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Did you know... Universities and colleges report graduation rates based on 6 years, not 4 years. In fact, 60% of students at 4-year universities actually take 6 years to complete their degree? more

Feb 28, 2017 12:17 PM DYK

Pinterest. Twitter. Facebook. Snapchat. These days it seems that as soon as you learn the ins and outs of one social media site another one gets introduced as the latest and greatest way for your teens to stay connected with their friends. more

Feb 21, 2017 3:49 PM Life Skills

Can you feel it in the air? It’s almost time for Prom! From a pre-Prom timeline to the perfect post-Prom breakfast party, we’ve got everything you need to get ready for your best night of the year! more

Feb 21, 2017 3:26 PM events/parties

After they’ve dressed up and danced the night away, why not host your teen’s friends for a late night/early morning breakfast? Here are a few delicious recipes from SUDIA that are perfect for your favorite hungry crowd! more

Feb 21, 2017 3:23 PM events/parties

Most default to renting, but is that really the smartest choice in the long run? If you plan on attending more than a couple of formals in your high school and college years, it may be smarter to buy! more

Feb 21, 2017 3:19 PM events/parties

Prom is an event with lifelong memories. So, how do you decide whether to wear a tux or suit? You can’t go wrong with either, as long as you go by three important fundamentals: keep it classic, timeless and tasteful. more

Feb 21, 2017 3:17 PM events/parties

You are nearing the end of your high school career, and with it is coming a night you have either been dreading or dreaming about the whole time: prom night. Excited or not, here it comes, because not going isn’t an option. more

Feb 21, 2017 3:11 PM events/parties

Vocabulary is so much more than a Friday quiz in English class or a pile of flashcards used to prepare for the SAT.  Like it or not, we are judged on how we present ourselves to others and vocabulary plays a crucial role. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:27 PM Life Skills

We’ve all seen it happen; Mom and Dad spend thousands (!!) of dollars straightening their teen’s smile only to see teeth shift back to their pre-braces state. We asked Dr. Chapman of Chapman Orthodontics for his advice! more

Feb 21, 2017 2:08 PM teen health

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, over 60% of surgeons reported an increase in cosmetic surgery for younger patients in 2015. more

Feb 16, 2017 4:14 PM teen health

They love it! And oftentimes it seems that they can’t live without it. You may feel like your child is much more Internet savvy than you are, and in fact, that may be true! But as savvy as your teen may be, he or she may not be aware of the danger... more

Feb 16, 2017 3:57 PM Life Skills

According to the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, between 2000 and 2011, there was an almost 50% increase in the number of U.S. citizens enrolling in Canadian schools. more

Feb 6, 2017 10:26 AM DYK

Trying to find your place in the world? Need some help identifying careers that match your skills and interests? The ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) allows you to explore the world of work, rather than limiting your exploration by prescribin more

Jan 11, 2017 11:15 AM jobs/careers

Early retirement programs, health and dental care, paid vacation, competitive pay, a variety of ways to earn money for college and training, and of course the opportunity to serve your country…Do you think the military might be right for you? more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM jobs/careers

MSgt Larry D. Smith from the Prattville High JROTC answers your questions. more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM jobs/careers

There are many clubs and programs that a young women or men can join on campus. One of these great programs that will challenge you to work hard and have some fun is the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program. more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM jobs/careers

Army ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country. It is offered at 9 colleges and universities in the state of Alabama. During your time in college, ROTC will complement your education with instruction in leadership development... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM jobs/careers

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