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Kindergarten is the new 1st grade: Is your preschooler ready?
(BPT) - When you think back to your own kindergarten experience, it probably involved a half-day program and plenty of fun activities - finger painting, sand play and nap time. Likely the hardest parts were learning the alphabet and counting to 100.Fast forward to today. While kindergarten still of... More >>


Productivity tips from busy experts [Video]
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Thinking about a career in health care? Consider this
(BPT) - Medical professionals are in greater demand than ever before, and that's not likely to change anytime soon. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), by the year 2025, the United States could need as many as 90,000 more physicians than it actually has, and the demand... More >>


5 ways summer education benefits children
(BPT) - For months, your kids have been waiting for the moment when the final bell rings and they're able to enjoy the freedom of summer.For parents, it's a different story. Summer vacation can mean a scramble to put together a schedule of activities, day camps and more. If you're currently in the ... More >>


5 tips to help teens master their money
(BPT) - For most teens, high school is an exciting time, one that offers the opportunity to set their own path and make some of their own decisions. However, with this added independence comes additional responsibility, especially regarding money.Today teens are spending $260 billion a year in the ... More >>


How to find a hotel that can cater to your technology demands
(BPT) - You arrive at your hotel and pull out your smartphone. After an incredibly long sign-in process, you connect to the Internet. It works fine in the hallway but not in your room, so you go to the business center to check email and print tickets to tonight's show. The center is packed, so you ... More >>


6 tips for decoding college financial aid award letters
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Finding relevance in the evolving consumer environment
(BPT) - You could call this a story of dreamers. Of taking chances, tempting fate and daring to take a blind leap of faith. The first chapter began because Bob Page found himself stuck in a job he hated.“I lived for my weekend hobby, going to flea markets searching for vintage china and crystal,” s... More >>


The new old game in town is chess
(BPT) - If you think chess ranks somewhere with stamp collecting and horseshoes on the cool-and-hip meter, you need to turn down the disco music on your cassette player and start paying attention.The ancient game, now roughly 1,500 years old, is enjoying a renaissance across the country. Young peop... More >>


Committed to care: Higher education institutions pledge dedication to student success
(BPT) - The future of higher education is often the subject of debate; what constitutes a valuable education for students continues to shift as student demographics change. Recently, government regulators and other external stakeholders have been questioning the value of for-profit higher education... More >>


14-year-old scientist aims to solve the energy crisis
(BPT) - The family trip. For most kids it's a chance to relax, visit a new destination, collect souvenirs, and create stories and memories to share with their friends throughout the year.For 14-year-old Maanasa Mendu, however, the family trip provided her with a vision of how she needed to change t... More >>


Igniting a young girl's passion for STEM
(BPT) - As a young girl, Ava Lonneman wasn’t about to let gender stereotypes get in the way of her passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Although told in grade school that “STEM isn’t for girls,” Lonneman was not only driven to pursue her own STEM dreams, she inspired her pe... More >>


Smart ideas for supporting your child's education in 2017 and beyond
(BPT) - The education children receive today will help them throughout their lives. School is the fundamental component of the learning process, but education doesn't stop when kids arrive back home at the end of the day.'Education and family go hand in hand,' says Ellen Marks, curriculum director ... More >>


It's 2017: Do you know how old your farmer is?
(BPT) - Smartphone? Check. GPS? Check. Seed, fertilizer and tractor? Check. Welcome to the world of modern agriculture, where high-tech is the rule and savvy millennials are in demand as U.S. agriculture embraces the many challenges of feeding a growing world.From planters guided by GPS to corn and... More >>


What drives us? [Infographic]
To further its ongoing mission to improve lives through meaningful innovation, Philips Sonicare, the power toothbrush brand most recommended by U.S. dentists and hygienists, has partnered with TED, the non-profit dedicated to ideas worth spreading. To kick off the partnership, Philips supported a s... More >>


The best ways to support veterans in 2017
(BPT) - As the new administration and Congress settle into office, many organizations are working hard to put America's 21 million veterans at the top of the nation's 'to-do' list.'Veterans share a common thread - regardless of where they served or for how long - they are driven to protect our coun... More >>


The next big IT career: Data analytics turns big data into career opportunities
(BPT) - Career opportunities in technology continue to expand exponentially: the computer and information technology field is expected to grow 12 percent, adding nearly half a million new jobs by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. What’s more, the medi... More >>


Paying for college: Options reduce need for student loans
(BPT) - While only a fortunate few students can expect a free college education by winning full academic or athletic scholarships, everyone can take advantage of a combination of academic aid, grants, fellowships, work-study and student loans to pay for a four-year degree, says Peter Gayle, a vice ... More >>



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