Life Skills


Prepare to Launch

It’s graduation time! All these big changes can be exciting… and maybe even a little scary, too. But no worries, we’re here to help you prepare for your next step. Ready? Here we go!



Whether you’re moving into a dorm or an apartment, college life is a whole new world that you’ll learn to navigate. more

Feb 12, 2018 12:15 PM Life Skills

Whether it’s football, volleyball, or soccer, playing any sport makes you susceptible to Staphylococcal infection, otherwise known as “staph.” more

Feb 12, 2018 11:53 AM teen health

Like most high school and college students, your resume will not have an extensive work history for employers to evaluate. So how can you show them you’re the employee they want? more

Feb 12, 2018 11:50 AM jobs/careers

You’ve visited your future college a dozen times, and you’re excited about all the new opportunities it will hold. The one setback? Your best friend isn’t going with you! more

Feb 12, 2018 11:46 AM Life Skills

As a public health fellow at the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in Washington, D.C., Elise Tolbert works to address challenging environmental health issues facing the public. more

Feb 12, 2018 11:32 AM jobs/careers

We have the perfect looks for your graduation celebration. more

Feb 12, 2018 11:29 AM Life Skills

The #metoo movement has swept our nation and has been in the news daily. Consequently, the way we talk about consent is changing. more

Feb 12, 2018 11:19 AM Life Skills

More than 4,300 young people under 21 die each year from alcohol. More than 90% of the alcohol they consume is by binge drinking. more

Feb 12, 2018 11:15 AM Life Skills

Taking a year off after graduating high school has become more and more popular. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide if taking a gap year is for you. more

Feb 12, 2018 11:09 AM Life Skills

You have a few more months before preparing to launch- are you ready for adulthood? Here are some things you can start mastering now, so you can feel more confident in your big move. more

Feb 12, 2018 11:05 AM Life Skills

Mean girls in movies and TV shows are often glamorized, as if they’re a trophy to boys and an idol to girls. But they’re really just girls who are concerned more with their own happiness than anyone else’s. more

Feb 12, 2018 10:50 AM Life Skills

We’re living in the Digital Age, and school sports and fundraising haven’t escaped the touch of technology. One of the newest innovations in school sports is the use of digital scoreboards—we went to the experts at Boostr Digital Displays. more

Feb 9, 2018 3:00 PM Life Skills

Lots of companies market pre-paid debit cards for kids. They seem to position them as a way parents can set spending limits for their children. Do you think these are a good idea? more

Feb 9, 2018 2:56 PM budgeting

Wondering if a private school is the right choice for you? Here are some points to consider. more

Oct 30, 2017 4:08 PM Life Skills

We’re willing to bet that almost everyone reading this wanted to be a veterinarian at least once as a child. It’s not an easy path, however, so how do you know if veterinary medicine is right for you? more

Oct 30, 2017 4:02 PM jobs/careers

Youth suicide in the United States has surged to the highest level in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:59 PM teen health

Have you been considering a future in the military? There are so many options to consider and different paths to take- it can seem overwhelming! Don’t worry, we are here to help you sort it all out. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:51 PM jobs/careers

Do you have a love for music and a desire to serve your country? MEOP (Musician Enlistment Option Program) might be for you! more

Oct 30, 2017 3:51 PM jobs/careers

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... more

Oct 30, 2017 3:50 PM jobs/careers

Everyone has potential, but you must be willing to take a leap, evolve yourself and expand your future. For Christopher Robert Raymond Kynard, who currently holds the rank of Specialist (E4), that meant... more

Oct 30, 2017 3:49 PM jobs/careers

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