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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...



There’s no denying it—children’s sports have changed a ton over the last generation. Think about it—when you played high school baseball, basketball or tennis, did your parents devote the bulk of their free time to your sport? Probably not. more

Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM Life Skills

Often times we love people but it’s not received or appreciated. “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman reveals how this can happen and the ways we can communicate value, encouragement and love to others. We’ve broken it down so you can start... more

Apr 19, 2017 3:50 PM teen health

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 40 million Americans are at risk for developing osteoporosis- a disease that makes bones weak, brittle and more prone to fractures.  However, the effects are not immediate. Osteoporosis is... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM teen health

Did you know... starting in 2018, students will be able to take the ACT in July? more

Apr 18, 2017 9:59 AM DYK

Mar 31, 2017 10:51 AM DYK

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

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