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What to Do When College Kids Get Sick
The combination of stress, sleep deprivation and dorm life means college kids get sick a lot. Prepare your child ahead of time with these 3 basic steps.

When College Kids Get Sick - 4 Things to Do Before Your College Kid Gets Sick
When College Kids Get Sick: 4 essential things to do before your college kid gets sick.

When College Kids Get Sick - Teach Your College Kid What to Do When He Gets Sick
When College Kids Get Sick: A 3-step approach when college kids get sick.

When College Kids Get Sick - FAQ When College Kids Get Sick
When College Kids Get Sick: Frequently asked questions about mono, swine flu and other college health issues.

Photo Pencil Cup - Step 2
Dorm and Photo Crafts: Making a photo pencil cup, step 2.

College Dorm Decor: DIY Photo Pencil Holder
Photo crafts are a great way to bring family and friends' images into a dorm room. This film strip-bedecked pencil cup is a great photo craft project.

Photo Craft - What's You'll Need to Make a Photo Pencil Cup
Here's what you'll need to make a filmstrip-bedecked pencil cup in this photo craft.

Photo Pencil Cup - Step 3
Dorm and Photo Crafts: Making a photo pencil cup, step 3.

Geek Gifts - Rock Star Scientist Posters
Geeks and science lovers are the epitome of cool in the age of smartphones, iPads and entire TV channels devoted to sci-fi. Megan Lee's steampunk-inspired posters devoted to rock star scientists will delight any science fan.

Geek Gifts & Tardis Toys
Geeks and science lovers are the epitome of cool in the age of smartphones, iPads and entire TV channels devoted to sci-fi. The perfect gift for the

Gifts for Geeks, Science Majors and Sci-Fi Fans
The modern geek is cool and their world is filled with science fiction and the latest tech gadgets. Explore 9 great gift ideas for that geek on your list.

Geek Gifts - Doctor Who
Geeks and science lovers are the epitome of cool in the age of smartphones, iPads and entire TV channels devoted to sci-fi. Have we mentioned

Great Geeky Books - Year One
Geeks and science lovers have become trendy in this world of smartphones, iPads and entire TV channels devoted to sci-fi. Add a dash of Metallica to your sci-fi and you get this book,

Geek Gifts & Pandemic
The age of smartphones, iPads and entire TV channels devoted to science fiction has made geeks and science lovers very hot indeed. But even high tech people love low tech board games, especially when they're as addictive as Pandemic.

Geek Gifts - Ready Player One
Geeks and science lovers are the epitome of cool in the age of smartphones, iPads and entire TV channels devoted to sci-fi.But sometimes low tech best, and the pages of Ernest Cline's

Geek Gifts - Redshirts
Geeks and science lovers are the epitome of cool in the age of smartphones, iPads and entire TV channels devoted to sci-fi. So what could be better than a novel that takes the fictional conceits of

Geek Gifts - Pivot Surge Protectors
Geeks and science lovers are the epitome of cool in the age of smartphones, iPads and entire TV channels devoted to sci-fi. But rolling blackouts and other electrical snafus can wreak havoc on electronics that aren't safeguarded with a surge protector - and this pivoting protector does a terrific job and looks cool too.

Geek Gifts - Quirky Digits
Geeks and science lovers are the epitome of cool in the age of smartphones, iPads and entire TV channels devoted to sci-fi. But anyone who's tried to use a smartphone while wearing gloves know how well that works.

What is a Research University?
When looking at college, a research university is a good choice for students interested in specific fields. Learn about these schools and what to expect.

Halloween Care Package - What to Put in a Halloween Care Package
A care package for October? Make it a Halloween care package with these tricks and treats.

Halloween Care Package - What to Put in a Halloween Care Package
A care package for October? Make it a Halloween care package with these tricks and treats.

Halloween Care Package - What to Put in a Halloween Care Package
A care package for October? Make it a Halloween care package with these tricks and treats.

Halloween Care Package - What to Put in a Halloween Care Package
A care package for October? Make it a Halloween care package with these tricks and treats.

Create a Halloween Care Package for College Students
Send your college student a Halloween-themed care package filled with delicious seasonal treats, scary movies, and other fun and scary items.

DIY Graduation Party Decorations
Planning a graduation party? Here's a round-up of great, college-centric ideas - including playful, interactive table centerpieces - for the festivities.

DIY Graduation Party Decorations
Planning a graduation party? Here's a round-up of great, college-centric ideas - including playful, interactive table centerpieces - for the festivities.

DIY Graduation Party Decorations
Planning a graduation party? Here are a few college-centric decorating ideas you can make at home. Plates, cups, and fun, interactive centerpieces.

DIY Graduation Party Decorations - Mascot Plates and Cup Sleeves
Planning a graduation party? Here's how to decorate that buffet table with mascot plates, college-wrapped cups and more DIY ideas.

DIY Graduation Party Decorations - Coffee Cup Sleeve Template
Planning a graduation party? Here's how to turn plain paper cups into party-ready ware with a riff on the Starbucks coffee cup sleeve.

Party Photo Booth - How to Do a Party Photo Booth
Suddenly, the retro photo booth is making a comeback - and no wonder. It's not only a fun way to capture memories of party or wedding guests, it's an amusing pastime all on its own. And a DIY party photo booth offers plenty of room for creativity.

How to Create a Photo Booth for Your Party
The photo booth has made a comeback and it is a fun addition to any party. Get ideas and tips for creating a themed photo booth for your next party.

Party Photo Booth - How to Do a Party Photo Booth
Suddenly, the retro photo booth is making a comeback - and no wonder. It's not only a fun way to capture memories of party or wedding guests, it's an amusing pastime all on its own. And a DIY party photo booth offers plenty of room for creativity.

Empty Nesters: 8 Great Date Night Ideas
Whether you're an empty nester or just headed that way, dating your spouse is a recipe for long-term marital happiness. Find fun date night ideas.

Decorate Your College Dorm in Functional Style
A new pillow, a useful shower caddy, and a foldable laundry hamper. Check out these great dorm room essentials that every college student will want!

Dorm Decor and Funny Pillows
Here's what's new and hot in the world of dorm decor, dorm supplies - and awesome pillows.

Dorm Laundry Hamper
There's nothing like a great poster to gussy up a dorm wall. Here's what's new and hot in the world of dorm decor, including a great laundry hamper.

Dorm Supplies and Shower Caddies
Here's what's new and hot in the world of dorm decor, dorm supplies - and communal bathroom survival.

Beyond Ikea: Affordable Online Sites for First Apartments
Ikea is the first place most young adults think to shop for their first apartment - but there are other options that are affordable and stylish, too.

Graduation Gifts - Care Package Gift Certificate
Looking for a graduation gift from the heart? Tuck a care package gift certificate - a promise to send cookies - into that present.

Unique Graduation Gifts: Care Package Gift Certificate
A fun graduation gift, it is easy to create a gift certificate that allows the new college student to request a custom care package whenever they want.

Graduation Gifts - Care Package Gift Certificate
Looking for a graduation gift from the heart? Tuck a care package gift certificate - a promise to send cookies - into that present.

Last Minute Advice for College Freshmen
As you pack the kids off to their freshman year of college, take a few minutes to remind them of these easy tips that will make campus life easier.

5 Dating Apps Your Young Adult Is Using
Ninety percent of Tinder users are 18-24 years old. What other apps are young adults using to find love and romance?

How to Handle Early Decision Rejection
Colleges and universities are sending out early decision admissions notifications. Be prepared for disappointment - yours and your students.

Young Adults and Loneliness - How Much Should Parents Help?
As young adults leave college and begin their careers, loneliness can be a problem. How much should parents help them?

Parenting a Disabled Adult Child
Parenting a child with Autism is challenging, and as the child grows into adulthood the challenges grow, too.

Privacy and Your Young Adult's Health Information and Records
Once your child is 18, his or her health information is a private matter. Get to know the rules and regulations for parental access to young adult's health records.

What Did You Say? Slang Words Your Young Adults May Be Using
If you're wondering what the heck the young adults around you are talking about, here's some help.

How to Host a Scavenger Hunt Party
Looking for a memorable party idea for a college kid or 20-something? Throw a scavenger hunt party, inspired by Stanford's wacky freshman foray.

Sample Scavenger Hunt Items for a Great Party
Throwing a scavenger hunt party? Here's a list of sample scavenger hunt items to get you started.

Harry Potter Party Food for Older Teens
Butterbeer, pumpkin pasties and more for a grown-up Harry Potter party.

How to Plan a Harry Potter Party for Teens
Planning an 18th birthday party? This grown-up version of a Harry Potter party should appeal to the child within, while entertaining your 18-year-old too.

Hogwart Party Games and Activities
Quidditch, a movie marathon and more for a grown-up Harry Potter party.

Where can a B/C student get in to college?
There's still time to apply to these 10 schools where B/C students have an excellent chance of gaining admission.

Great Gifts For Young Adult Men
Not sure what to buy that 20 something guy in your life? Here are 10 great suggestions to choose from.

20 Reasons to Give Thanks for Our Young Adult Kids
It's Thanksgiving, so let's give thanks for the amazing young adults we've raised.

Your Adult Kids and Overnight Guests
Your adult child is bringing home a significant other - where will everyone sleep? How will you handle this guest in your house?

Why a College Internship Is a Good Career Move
Getting a college internship is not easy, but making the most of it can be with the right attitude and goals.

4 Tips to Make Your College Freshman's Thanksgiving Visit Enjoyable
Tips to make your college freshman's first Thanksgiving home as relaxed and fun as possible.

Georgia Universities
A parent guide to universities in Georgia.

Greek Life 101: A Parent Guide
Is your college kid contemplating joining a fraternity or sorority? Here's the lowdown - for parents - on Greek life.

A Glossary of Helpful College Lingo
RAs? Retention rates? Here's a glossary of helpful college lingo.

The 411 on College Majors
Sophomore year is a time for mulling majors, and parents can help - by being sympathetic sounding boards, who understand how the

Spring Break & Summer Issues
Spring break and summertime may sound like lovely things, but they carry their own challenges.

Study Abroad Articles
Got a kid contemplating a semester or year abroad? Study abroad is an increasingly popular option for college juniors. Here's everything you need to know, from health and insurance issues to long-distance contact and emergency evacuation options.

Oregon Universities
Visiting colleges? Here's the lowdown on Oregon universities from a parent perspective.

Washington Universities
The lowdown on universities in Washington State from a parent perspective.

Western States Universities
A parent guide to universities in the Western - but not quite Pacific states. Yes, we're talking Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and the Dakotas.

After the Application
The college application is done, mailed, gone. What happens next?

College Tours
Heading out on college tours? Here's how to maximize your time.

California Universities
A parent guide to California universities.

Parenting Young Adults and 20Somethings
Now that your kids are grown, how do you restructure your relationship so you’re neither too involved, nor so hands-off there isn’t much of a relationship there at all? How do you stay close while letting go? And why didn't Dr. Spock write a book about these years? The baby books didn't say anything about grad school, boomerang kids who move back home, or what to do when you can't stand your offspring's new fiance. In short, you're parenting a young adult. What now?

Holiday Shopping
Holidays, graduations and birthdays? Here's a round-up of clever gift ideas for college kids and 20-somethings - and even you!

Quotes and Inspiration for Graduation
For any parent looking for words of wisdom to share with their high school or college graduate, here are some of the most famous and beautiful.

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Which College Graduates are the Highest Earners
In Payscale's survey of over 1,500 two-year, four-year and graduate university programs, those who studied Science, Technology, Engineering and Math came out on the top of the salary pile.

How Young Adults Consume The News
Young adults are often maligned for being out of touch with the news because they have rarely held a newspaper and do not watch breaking news on television.

Have You Joined Your College Alumni Association? 5 Reasons Why You Should
If you are a college student or graduate and have not joined your university alumni association, it is time to stop procrastinating.

Five Reasons To Spend a Semester Abroad
More college students than ever before are choosing to spend some time studying in a foreign country.

Is College Worth It? A Look At The College Scorecard
Until now students trying to decide which college to attend did not have a great basis for comparison. The College Scorecard Helps.

Stocking Stuffers for College Students
Stocking stuffers for college-aged kids and young adults

College Summer Reading Lists
Summer reading list: An increasing number of colleges have turned to summer reading assignments for their incoming freshmen. They send out their summer reading list and expect new freshmen to have read the designated book by the time they arrive on campus in the fall. The book becomes an easy topic of discussion in dining halls and dorms, as well as core classes. For parents, the summer reading list has other advantages too.

Care Package Ideas for College Students
Perfect care packages bring more than nourishment to college kids far from home. They bring cookies, comfort and love - and more than a dash of whimsy. So here are some great care package ideas for college students.

Great Gifts for New Nurses and Nursing Students
Got a new nursing student or nurse in your family? Here are some great gift ideas for that new RN or RN-to-be.

Parent's Guide to Understanding the Quarterlife Crisis
Some young adults are lucky enough to know what they want to do from an early age. For the rest, the adjustment to the real world can be a harsh one. Here's what parents need to know about what their young adults are going through.

Perfect Graduation Gifts
Graduation Gifts: Wondering what to get the new high school graduate in your life? Here's a round up of great graduation gifts for the college-bound senior.

Great College Graduation Gift Ideas
College Graduation Gifts: Wondering what to get the new graduate in your life? Here's a round up of great graduation gifts for the new college grad.

Holiday Gift Ideas for College Kids ($50 and Up)
Looking for great holiday gifts to delight and pamper your college kid or 20something? Here's a round-up in the $50 and up range.

2013 Gift Ideas Under $50 for College Kids
Looking for the perfect gift for your college kid? Here's the lowdown on the top teen pleasers that cost $50 or less.

Cookbooks for College Kids & 20 Somethings
There's only so much ramen a human can eat. At some point, even a college kid or 20something has to learn to cook something. For parents of young adults and college students, here's a round-up of learn-to-cook cookbooks to help.

Dorm Shopping 101
When it comes to outfitting the college dorm, you can ignore those glossy shelter magazines with their fabulous dormitory layouts. Here's the real scoop.

Gifts for MBAs and Business Students
Got a new business school student? Or one armed with a brand new MBA? Here's a list of 8 great gift ideas, everything from ties and pearls to thrillers, compelling reads and more.

List of Gift Ideas for a 21st Birthday
A generation or two ago, a 21st birthday was celebrated with a fine vintage from the year the birthday boy (or girl) was born - an expensive and tricky proposition that was easier said than done. Here are six other options.

List of Gift Ideas for Law Students
Got a new law student? Or one headed for the bar? Here's a list of 10 great gift ideas, everything from gavels to pearls, pens and a legal eagle board game.

Coping With Empty Nest Syndrome - Parenthood Advice
Now that your kids are grown, how does an empty nest parent restructure the relationship so you’re neither too involved, nor so hands-off there isn’t much of a relationship there at all? How do you stay close while letting go?

How To Make the Most of College Family Weekend
Most college family weekends required planning ahead and include open houses, lectures by faculty and administration, social event and tours.

7 Mistakes to Avoid on College Essays
Here are some ways to avoid mistakes on the Common Application. With broad prompts and so much riding on these essays, students may feel overwhelmed and confused.

Fall College Care Packages
The days of sending letters to college kids may be over but the college care package is still a welcome sight in any university mailbox.

How to Help Your Young Adult Manage Stress
Experts have long studied many of the ways that parents can help their young adult children through periods of high stress either in the workplace, school or their personal relationships.

Getting Ready for College Move-In Day
For any parent undertaking college move-in day for the first time here are some suggestions to make your day just a little bit easier.

How to Say Goodbye to Your College Freshman
Soon many parents will be taking their teens to college to start their freshman year. Here are a few suggestions on how to make saying goodbye easier.

Top New Years Resolutions for Parents of Millennials
Here are six New Year’s Resolutions to try and start the year off right and give our grown and nearly grown kids both the guidance and independence they need.

Getting Along With a College Roommate
One of the most memorable experiences of freshman year of college is meeting your roommate. Here are 6 suggestions for getting along.

Managing Your Mental Health in College: Four Key Steps
Here are four things you can do to proactively and successfully manage your mental health on campus.

How To Make the Most of a College Visit
Visiting a college is one of the best ways for teens to determine whether a college is a good fit. It is important for teens and parents to plan ahead

Family Vacations With Teens and Young Adults
Planning vacations with teens, college kids and young adults requires planning. Families need to talk about schedules and expectations early..

Book Review: How to Raise an Adult By Julie Lythcott-Haims
For any parent concerned that they are not raising an independent adult, Lythcott-Haim’s book and her website are very good places to start.

Great Ways to Save Money Dorm Shopping
Dorm shopping is one more expense added to the already high cost of sending students to college. Here are ways to reduce that cost.

How to Stay Close to Your Grown Children
Here are 5 great ways for families to stay close even if the grown kids have moved across town or across the country.

How to Have the Best College Family Weekend
For parents who don’t want to “helicopter” their young adults, family weekend is a chance to have a peek at their kids new lives without overstepping.

How to Finish College in Four Years
One way to manage the financial burden of college and graduate with a minimal amount of debt is walk across the stage, diploma in hand, in four years.

The 8 Hidden Costs of Your First Apartment
The 8 hidden costs of moving into your first apartment. Here are the important things to budget for when moving into your first apartment.

How to Graduate College College Early
College may be the best four years of our lives but some student need or want to graduate early.

6 Reasons to Graduate College Early
For those who have amassed enough credits and have fulfilled their general education and major requirements, there are some reasons for finishing college a semester or even a year early.

How to Make the Best Cookie Care Package
How can you make sure your care package goodies survive the travel time? Here are a slew of care package tips.

DIY 'Hunger Games' District Thumbtacks
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Dorm Crafts: 'Hunger Games' District Thumbtacks
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DIY Crafts - Make a Collegiate Ruffled Apron
Crafts: Every new apartment dweller needs an apron. Make it an adorable DIY ruffled apron, using college print fabric.

Finding Fabric for a Collegiate Ruffled Apron
This adorable DIY ruffled apron uses coordinating fabric prints. Here's how to mix and match - and find - college print fabric.

How to Sew a Collegiate Ruffled Apron
Every new apartment dweller needs an apron. Here's how to sew a college-themed ruffled apron.

Sewing a College-Print Apron
You've attached the college-print layers. Here's how to finish your new DIY ruffled apron.

Finishing a DIY Ruffled Apron
Turn a dishtowel and layers of fun little ruffles into a finished, full-length apron with these simple steps.

A Coral Reef for that Eco-Conscious College Kid
Got an eco-conscious college kid or 20-something? Why not give him or her a coral reef? Not to keep. To save.

Ocean Reserve Wine and Other Gifts for Eco-Conscious 20somethings
Got an eco-conscious 20-something? This Ocean Reserve sparkling wine may be just the ticket.

Top College Headlines in 2012
Top College Stories in 2012: These news stories splashed across headlines and became the hot topics of dorm and family dinner tables, Facebook and Twitter.

2012's Top College News Stories - Penn State Fallout
2012's Top College News Stories: Criminal, financial, civil and NCAA penalties come down on Penn State.

2012's Top College News Stories: Law Schools Censured and Sued
2012's Top College News Stories: Law schools already reeling over criticism from some law school grads faced lawsuits - and in at least one case American Bar Association censure - over their statistics.

2012's Top College News Stories - Student Loan Concerns Spiking
2012's Top College News Stories: Student loan stats reach epic heights.

2012's Top College News Stories - Different Fees by Major
2012's Top College News Stories: Some universities have begun charging different fees depending on the major.

2012's Top College News Stories - Hurricane Sandy
2012's Top College News Stories:

2012's Top College News Stories - Big Changes to the MCAT
2012's Top College News Stories: The MCAT is undergoing massive changes.

2012's Top College News Stories - Chick-Fil-A Campus Protests
2012's Top College News Stories - Chick-Fil-A Campus Protests

Gifts for Eco- and Globally-Conscious College Kids
Got an eco-conscious college kid or 20-something? These gift ideas may be just the ticket.

Gifts for College Kids - Sharkwater and Other Eco-Documentaries
Got an eco-conscious college kid or 20-something? An eco-documentary, such as

Toms Shoes and Other Gifts for Globally-Conscious College Kids
Got an eco-conscious college kid or 20-something? A gift such as Toms' college-themed shoes not only puts stylish duds on teen feet, it gives back too.

Water Bottles and other Eco and Globally-Conscious Gifts
Got an eco-conscious college kid or 20-something? These water bottles not only fit the eco-conscious, no-plastic-bottles ethos, they give back in a big way.

Gifts for Eco- and Globally-Conscious College Kids
Got an eco-conscious college kid or 20-something? Gifts that give back, like these FEED bags, make an ideal present.

Framed Posters for Eco-Conscious College Kids
Got an eco-conscious college kid or 20-something? A framed Parks Conservancy poster adds style to any first apartment, while helping support the a green conservation effort close to home.

CD Case Picture Frames for the Dorm
Dorm Crafts: Decorate those dorm (or first apartment) walls with this easy DIY project that turns CD cases into a mural's worth of picture frames.

How to Make a CD Case Picture Frame
Dorm Crafts: Here's what you'll need to make a CD case picture frame, photo montage or mural for the dorm.

Making a CD Photo Frame Montage
Tips on making a CD photo frame montage look great.

Cooking in College
Just because junior is in college, doesn't mean he can't cook. Here are some tips and tricks that will make dorm room - or first apartment - cuisine tasty and do-able.

Cooking in College - Equipping the College Kitchen
Cooking in College? Just because junior is in college, doesn't mean he can't cook. Here's how to equip that college kitchen.

Cooking in College - Picking Recipes for the College Kitchen
Cooking in College? Just because junior is in college, doesn't mean he can't cook. All he needs are three really great, really easy recipes.

Caveats and Pitfalls in College Cooking
Cooking in College: Cooking can be big fun, as long as your college kid or 20something avoids these cooking caveats and pitfalls.

Top 2013 College Headlines - Concussion Fears
The major college headlines of 2013 included the spread of concussion concerns to nearly every college sport.

2013 College Headlines - New Ways to Sink a College App
The biggest college news stories of the year included three new ways to sink a college application.

Top College Headlines of 2013 -Tech Overload
The big college headlines for 2013 included the toll on overloaded campus networks as students brought an ever-escalating number of laptops, smartphones, tablets and game consoles to school.

Top College Headlines of 2013 - Food Allergies
The top college headlines of 2013 included a landmark food allergy settlement at Lesley University that will end up affecting every U.S. college.

Top College Headlines of 2013 - Meningitis Outbreaks
The top college headlines of 2013 included outbreaks of meningitis at Princeton University and UC Santa Barbara.

Top College Headlines in 2013
The top college headlines of 2013 included the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon. Boston area universities closed, Boston College became a refuge point for runners, and a graduate student was killed.

Top 2013 College Headlines - ASL's Popularity
The biggest college news stories of the year included an unexpectedly popular language course: American Sign Language.

College Box Ornaments
This easy papercraft can turn any college image - the mascot, school logo or campus landmark - into a little DIY ornament to hang on the Christmas tree or perch on a shelf.

Dorm Crafts - Folding a College Box Ornament
Here's how to fold any college image - a campus landmark, mascot or school emblem - into a holiday ornament for your Christmas tree.

DIY Christmas Ornaments - A Folded College Box
Here's how to finish this easy DIY holiday ornament, which salutes campus landmarks and mascots.

Cheerleader Ornament - Dressing the College Cheerleader Ornament
DIY College Crafts: Dressing the College Cheerleader Ornament

Dorm Decor & Rasterized Art
Looking for ways to jazz up those plain dorm walls? This DIY project uses rasterized art - enlarged, pixelated images - to add punch and color.

Making Rasterized Art for the Dorm
Looking for ways to jazz up those plain dorm walls? Here's how to turn an image into a rasterized mural.

DIY College Party Garland - Making a DIY Garland for Parties
Party Decorations: A party garland or pennant adds colorful style to any off-to-college or graduation party. Here's how to make a DIY party garland.

DIY Party Garland - Assembling a DIY Party Garland
A party garland or pennant adds colorful style to any off-to-college or graduation party. Here's how to assemble the party pennant.

DIY Party Pennant - Finishing a DIY Party Pennant
Finishing touches for that DIY party garland or pennant.

Dorm Crafts - DIY Duvet for the Dorm
These little tricks will make sure your duvet stays put inside the duvet cover.

Dorm Crafts - DIY Duvet for the Dorm
Finishing the DIY duvet cover, take one.

Dorm Crafts - DIY Duvet for the Dorm
Finishing the DIY duvet cover, take two.

Dorm Crafts - DIY Duvet for the Dorm
Step-by-step directions for making your own duvet cover, from materials to finishing touches.

Dorm Crafts - DIY Duvet for the Dorm
Dorm Crafts: Why buy a duvet when making your own is so easy? Here are step-by-step instructions to make your own DIY duvet for the dorm or first apartment.

Countdown to College: Handy Checklists for the Countdown to College
Countdown to College: From campus health forms to dorm shopping lists, here's a series of handy checklists for the college countdown.

College Orientation Checklist
It's easy to get caught up in the jam-packed itinerary of college orientation, but you can maximize your time on campus if you escape for an hour or two and get these other questions answered.

Dorm Shopping List
Ignore the glossy magazine spreads. Here's what your child actually needs to outfit his dorm room, from XL fitted sheets to flash drive, all spelled out in this easy-to-print dorm shopping list.

The College App Map
The Princeton Review combines college advice with paperwork organization tools in

Life's Little College Admissions Insights
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The Naked Roommate
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40 Signs That Your College Kid Is Finally An Adult
Here are 40 signs that the teen you sent off to college has become and adult.

Young Adults and Today's Health Insurance Coverage
Although young adults may be healthy with few chronic conditions and a long life expectancy it is still important that they have adequate health insurance coverage.

6 Ways to Get Ready For Freshman Year in College
Getting accepted into college is just the beginning. In the summer before freshman year many things need to be done to prepare for school in the fall

The Right Financial Relationship For Your College Student
Students learn so many life lessons in college and one of the most important ones should be how to responsibly handle day-to-day expenses and money.

Mistakes to Avoid in Your First Job
First jobs are a real learning experience for almost every recent graduate. Here are some mistakes to avoid, if that job is to be a success.

Great Summer Jobs for College Students
Summer jobs are a way for college students to earn money, gain work experience and learn something about a career they want to pursue after graduation

10 Ways to Give Money for Graduation
After deciding to give cash for graduation the giver must decide “how” to offer up this graduation gift in a way that makes it personal.

How to Find a First Job Out of College
While finding a first job out of college can be a real challenge, it is important to remember that the employment landscape is rapidly improving.

Coping with Empty Nest Depression
Every parent of college students or young adults eventually goes through empty nest depression. Here are 7 ways to cope with the blues.

Sample Rental Contract for Boomerang Kids
Grown kids moved back home? Here's a sample rental contract that covers rent, chores and utilities, to get you started.

What Every Young Adult Needs to Know About Binge Drinking
Young adults may be aware of some of the risks of binge drinking but research has uncovered a new threat beyond the hangovers, accidents and injuries.

6 Essential Lessons For Financial Literacy
College students and young adults do not learn about personal finances in school. Here are six essential facts they need to know for financial literacy

College Graduation: Here Is What Comes Next
Life after senior year in college and graduation. Here is a guide to many of the things parents need to know about this next stage in their kids lives

College Dorm Shopping: What to Do Before You Shop
With a bit of research before you even leave the house a great deal of time and money can be saved when dorm room shopping.

6 Things Every College Graduate Needs To Know How To Do
Colleges teaches young adults many things, but here are a few they need to learn outside the classroom.

8 Books for Perfect Graduation Gifts
Here are 8 titles that combine wise words, a dose of humor and content that will hold real interest for anyone about to graduate.

Book Review: The Girl’s Guide
The Girls Guide:Getting the Hang of Your Whole Complicated Unpredictable Impossibly Amazing Life is what every young woman needs for her adult life.

7 Things to do Before You Graduate College
College is only four years and those years go fast. Here are seven experiences that college student might want to have before commencement day.

How to Help College Students Navigate the Job Market
Venturing into the job market can be daunting for young adults and little advice and guidance from parents or other adults can go a long way.

4 Things to do Between College Acceptance and National Decision Day
Getting accepted to college is just the beginning. Here are the 4 most important things an admitted student needs to know to make a college decision.

When College Students Cannot Find a Summer Job
The economy has picked up from the recession lows, but the summer job market can still be tough for college kids. Here is how parents can help.

Why Varsity Sports Help Your Career
New research shows that employers expect former high school athletes to show more leadership, confidence and self-respect in the workplace.

Five Things You Need to Know About Teen and Young Adult Brain Development
Teen brains do not finish developing until long after the teenage years. For parents this has many important consequences. Here is what the research shows.

What to Do When Your Child is Sick and Away From Home
When kids go to college they begin sharing with roommates including small bedrooms, heavily used bathrooms, cramped kitchens and eventually germs.

Great College Care Package Ideas
With college kids far from home, or just too far for a quick visit, parents might want to send along a care package filled with love and some goodies

Why Teens and Young Adults Do Not Sleep Enough
There are very real and unfortunate implications of sleep deprivation during the teen and young adult years that should be a concern for students and their parents.

TEXT ME, Love Mom; Two Girls, Two Boys, One Empty Nest
TEXT ME, Love Mom recounts Candace Allan's journey towards the empty nest, she reveals the pains she felt while never losing her sense of humor.

The Most Important Factors In Choosing A College
Picking a college is one of the most important decisions a young adult makes. With such a wide array of colleges selecting the right one means considering many factors.

Lessons from Downton Abbey on Parenting Twentysomethings
Watching the parenting of another era sheds light on our own and from PBS Downton Abbey comes some important parenting lessons.

6 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About College Freshmen
New research from shows how much college freshmen have changed over time.From drinking to mental health to socializing, life on campus is different.

Applying to College - SAT vs. ACT
When it comes to applying to college, instead of wasting money, time and anxiety taking both college entrance exams - the SAT and the ACT - scan the differences and make a choice.

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An index of categories in the

Five of the Best Ways Millennials Can Find a Job
The job market is recovering and here are five suggestions on ways to help college students and young adults to find a job.

Six Reasons Why You Should Join A Book Club
Book Clubs enhance our lives in many ways here are the six best reasons why you should start of join one now.

What You Need to Know To Prepare For College Graduation
Planning ahead for college graduation day essential if you are to avoid the many logistical obstacles that can mar an otherwise joyous family celebration.

Book Review: "Do Your Laundry Or You Will Die Alone"
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Later! A Guide to Parenting a Young Adult
In this wonderful guide to parenting young adults, authors Gill Hines and Alison Baverstock, examine the myriad of issues that families face

How Technology Changed Parenting Forever
Technology has changed parenting in ways we could never have imagined. Most of the changes help teens and young adults stay more closely connected

Nagging: Why Your Teen Cannot Hear You
New research shows that teen brains shut down when parents nag and might suggest better communication between parent and child.

Student Loans: A Different Problem
The problem of mounting college student debt dominates the headlines. But the Brookings Institute has recently uncovered a different kind of student loan problem: many students have little idea of how much debt they have.

Expert Financial Advice for Millennials
When it comes to personal finance many millennials turn to their parents for advice. Here are 5 pieces of expert advice that parents can pass along.

8 Best Things About the Holidays with Grown Kids
The holidays may be different with our teen and young adult kids but millennials can be pretty wonderful to have home for the holidays and here are the 8 best reasons why.

Equipping the First Apartment (Couch to Toilet Paper)
First Apartment: From couch to toilet paper, equipping that first apartment is a pricey business. Here's the rundown on everything you'll need.

Ideas for College Care Packages
Everything you need to know to pack the perfect college care package, from baking to packing and mailing.

College Graduation Party - Tips & Ideas
Planning a graduation party or senior recital reception? Here are some ideas to get you started.

What Is a Baccalaureate Ceremony?
Baccalaureate: OK, you know what graduation is, but what's a baccalaureate ceremony?

Everything You Need to Know When Your Child Turns 18
Turning 18 is a big deal, not just emotionally but legally. Here's everything parents need to know, from celebrations to legal implications.

5 Facebook Dangers for Teens and College Kids
There's no denying the popularity of social networking sites among teens and 20somethings. But parents of teens and young adults should know those sites pose dangers too - and some of those perils have nothing to do with Internet predators.

25th Wedding Anniversary Party Ideas
Looking for ideas for that 25th wedding anniversary celebration? Look no farther. Here are half a dozen great ideas for 25th wedding anniversary parties.

Statistics on College and Teen Suicides
College Suicide: Statistics on college and teen suicides.

Underage Drinking and the Problem With Teen Parties
When teen parties spiral out of control, the liability for parents can be severe. A look at the financial, civil and criminal stakes for parents when underage kids drink in their home.

30th Wedding Anniversary Party Ideas
Looking for ideas for that 30th wedding anniversary celebration? Look no farther. Here are half a dozen great ideas for 30th wedding anniversary parties.

List of College Majors by Discipline
Types of College Majors: Choosing a college major was difficult enough back when there were only a handful. These days, there are hundreds of majors. Fortunately, they all fall into six types.

Tips to Make Boy Scout Merit Badges Easier
11 Tips to Make Earning Boy Scout Merit Badges Easier

College Kids Home and Looking for Jobs. Here is How You Can Help
Is your high school or college kid looking for a job? Here are 8 ways to help them on their way, while still making sure the job search is all theirs.

Coping With College Rejection
Denied. Rejected. Snap. College rejection letters are sad, sad things. Here are ways to help your child cope with college rejections - including a way to find a little humor amid the bleakness.

Questions to Expect at a College Interview
The 10 likeliest college interview questions.

College Orientation Tips
These days, students aren't the only ones to go to college orientation. Parents and younger sibs do too. Here's what to expect.

Colleges vs. Conservatories for Music Majors
If your child is apply to college as a theater or music major, these tips will help him choose between conservatories and classic college.

21 Merit Badges Required for Eagle Scouts
Eagle Merit Badges: The lowdown on the 21 merit badges required to become an Eagle Scout.

How to Assemble an Eagle Scout Binder
How to assemble an Eagle Scout binder.

Tips to Make Dorm Move-In Day Easier
You’ve done the dorm shopping, loaded up on towels, totes and extra-long sheets. Now it’s time to pack. Here are 9 tips to make dorm move-in day easier.

Stocking Stuffers for College Students
Stocking stuffers for college-aged kids and young adults

Ask the Right College Tour Questions
Going on a college visit? Maximize your time on campus by asking the right college tour questions - the ones that can't be answered by the campus brochure, web site or tour guide's script. Here are 17 important questions to ask.

How to Succeed in College
How to succeed in college. Research shows that these 4 practices increase a students chance of success in college.

What to Wear to Baccalaureate and Graduation
Heading to graduation festivities? Do you dress up? Down? Layered? Not? Here's what to wear to baccalaureate, graduation and those other big ceremonies too.

Can You Break an Early Decision Agreement?
In college admissions, early decision is a binding agreement. Is it breakable?

How to Make a Graduation Video or Slide Show
A graduation video that traces your child's life from infancy to teen years is a wonderful gift. Here's how to make a graduation video or slide show.

College Drinking - Sobering Statistics
Here's the lowdown on the sobering statistics on college drinking.

Fraternity or Sorority Rush Definition
Greek Life & Rush: What is Rush?

My Boomerang Kid Came Home – Now What?
The Boomerang Generation is pretty comfortable on their parent's couches and here are some of the very good reasons why.

Why Young Adults Don't Vote?
Here are the 7 reasons why young people stay away from the polling booth on voting day.

Top Ten Cities for Highly Educated Young Adults
The Urban Landscape is being altered by young educated adults flocking the city centers.

9. Los Angeles
Los Angeles had the ninth largest percentage change in the number of young adult college graduates from 2000 to 2012.

10. Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh had the tenth largest percentage change in the number of young adult college graduates from 2000 to 2012.

Houston
Houston has had the largest percentage change in the number of young adult college graduates from 2000 to 2012.

2. Nashville
Nashville had the second largest percentage change in the number of young adult college graduates from 2000 to 2012.

3. Denver
Denver had the third largest percentage change in the number of young adult college graduates from 2000 to 2012.

4. Austin
Austin had the fourth largest percentage change in the number of young adult college graduates from 2000 to 2012.

5. Portland
Portland had the fifth largest percentage change in the number of young adult college graduates from 2000 to 2012.

6. Washington
Washington had the sixth largest percentage change in the number of young adult college graduates from 2000 to 2012.

7. Buffalo
Buffalo had the seventh largest percentage change in the number of young adult college graduates from 2000 to 2012.

8. Baltimore
Baltimore had the eighth largest percentage change in the number of young adult college graduates from 2000 to 2012.

Cool Jobs for 20-Somethings
The insidious thing about a quarter life crisis - whether it's vague restlessness or full-fledged 20-something despair over jobs, social circles and the

Top East Coast Music Schools
Young Adults.

Dorm Crafts: Make a Crate Seat
Upcycle a storage crate with a padded lid and it becomes extra storage and seating for the dorm.

How to Make a College Christmas Stocking
Make a college Christmas stocking for the dorm using felt and collegiate-print fabric.

DIY Silkscreen Laundry Bag for the Dorms
Laundry bags come in all shapes and sizes, but this easy DIY project lets you turn a plain pillow case into a colorful wash bag for the dorms.

Supplies for a Silk Screen Laundry Bag
Ready to make a DIY laundry bag for the dorms? Here's what you'll need.

Print a Silk Screened Laundry Bag
You've got your silk screen frame and your supplies. It's time to print!

Silk Screen Laundry Bag and Pillows
If you enjoyed the silk screen laundry bag, there are more DIY dorm projects you can do using the same technique.

Dog Pillows for the Dorm
Here's how to bring that beloved pet into the dorms, in photographic pillow form.

Making a Photo Pillow
Here's how to sew a pillow with your pet's likeness, using iron-on transfers.

Dorm Crafts - A College Snow Globe
Snow globes are such an iconic part of holiday decorations, so why not give the concept a collegiate twist by making your own college snow globe.

Make a College Snow Globe
Making a college snow globe? Here's how to make an easy snow globe with or without water.

Make an Easy Water-Filled College Snow Globe
The third variation of this cool college snow globe is an incredibly easy water-filled snow globe.

2012 Readers' Choice Award Winners - Best Survival Guide for College Kids
About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012: Freshman year provides more than a few challenges, from roommates to academics, money and more. Here are the winner and runners-up for

How to Survive Your Freshman Year - Readers' Choice Awards Finalist for Best College Survival Guide
About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012: The five finalists for Best Survival Guide for College Kids include some terrific choices, including Hundreds of Heads'

The Naked Roommate - Readers' Choice Awards Finalist for Best College Survival Guide
About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012: The five finalists for Best Survival Guide for College Kids include some terrific choices, including Harlan Cohen's classic

Been There, Should've Done That - Readers' Choice Awards Finalist for Best College Survival Guide
About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012: The five finalists for Best Survival Guide for College Kids include some terrific choices, including Suzette Tyler's

First Year University: A Survival Guide - Readers' Choice Awards Finalist for Best College Survival Guide
About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012: The five finalists for Best Survival Guide for College Kids include some terrific choices, including Dennis Field and Nancy Gray's

U Chic - Readers' Choice Awards Finalist for Best College Survival Guide
About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012: The five finalists for Best Survival Guide for College Kids include some terrific choices, including Christie Garton's

Dorm Crafts - A Calendar for the Dorm
Dorm Crafts: Everyone needs a calendar for the dorm. Why not make one that brings the faces of friends and family into the dorm?

A CD Photo Calendar for the Dorm
Everyone needs a calendar, but when space is tight, this DIY version, encased in a CD case and filled with family photos, sits neatly on a dorm desk.

A Giant Post-It Photo Calendar for the Dorm
This easy DIY project uses a riff on the Post-It theme to hang a photo-filled calendar for the dorm on any wall, sans tacks.

A Multimedia Photo Collage Calendar for the Dorm
Want to go totally quirky with the photo calendar for the dorm? This collage technique uses magazine pictures, photographs, rubber stamps and even comic strips for effect.

Graduation Cupcake and Dessert Ideas
Throwing a graduation party? These adorable cupcakes and dessert ideas will make that party memorable - and delicious.

DIY Cupcake Towers & Display Stands
Any buffet spread gets added visual appeal by varying the heights of your serving platters, via cupcake towers and easy-to-make display stands.

Graduation Cupcakes
Turn any cupcake into a frosting-festooned graduation celebration with these decorating ideas.

Push-Up Cake Pops, Graduation Pops and More
Whimsical touches are what make a dessert buffet truly memorable, and projects like these cupcake pops, graduation candy pops and push-up cakes will wow your guests - and your graduating senior.

Push-Up Cake Pops
Push-up cake pops have become the hot party trend. Here's how to make them.

Ingredients for a Push-Up Cake Pop
Push-up pops have become the latest party trend. Here's what you'll need to make them.

Assembling a Push-Up Cake Pop
A graduation cap-adorned push-pop is the perfect addition to that dessert buffet. Here's how to assemble one.

College Tailgate Party Ideas
Between homecoming, parent weekend and all those college football games, you could tailgate every weekend. So here's a slew of party ideas to add pizazz to that college tailgate party.

College Tailgate Party Gear
Between homecoming, parent weekend and all those college football games, you could tailgate every weekend. Here's a list of tools, tips and college tailgate party gear to make it a success.

College Tailgate Party Food & Drinks
The most important part of a tailgate party is, of course, the food. Even the football is secondary to delicious snacks. So here are a few ideas for great college tailgate party food.

College Tailgate Party Desserts
No college tailgate party is complete without some sweets, but let's give those desserts a collegiate twist.

Dorm Crafts - Glossy College Christmas Ornaments
Decking the tree? These easy, handmade ornaments can reflect any college theme you favor, from the University of Georgia football team to Cal's Oski fever or even Juilliard musicians. Here's how to make these glossy college Christmas ornaments.

Dorm Crafts - Supplies for Making Glossy College Ornaments
Need a supply list? Here's what you'll need to make these glossy college-themed ornaments for the holidays.

Dorm Crafts - Assembling Your Glossy College Ornaments
You've got your craft supplies. Here's how to assemble these glossy, college-themed holiday ornaments.

Dorm Crafts - Finishing Your Glossy College Ornaments
Almost done! Here's how to finish these glossy college-themed ornaments.

Painted Piggy Banks for Other Professions
Of course, DIY painted piggy banks can take on any form, not just Dr. McSwine or Nurse Hogg.

Creative Ways to Give Cash - DIY Piggy Bank
A painted DIY piggy bank makes a perfect vehicle for delivering a cash gift. And what med student wouldn't love a well-stuffed pig that looks like Dr. McSwine or Nurse Hogg? Here's how to craft that transformation.

Creative Ways to Give Cash - Painted Piggy Banks
Cash gifts are certainly popular. But handing over a stack of $20s can feel a tad tacky, even when it's as well-received as it doubtless will be by your favorite med student or nursing major. But when the cash gift is delivered by Dr. McSwine or Nurse Hogg - and you painted that piggy bank craft project yourself - well, it's pretty darn adorable.

Dorm Crafts - First Aid Kit
Every dorm room needs a first aid kit. Here's how to make one that looks good, and that doesn't just offer bandages - it sports first aid tips too.

First Aid Tips for a Dorm Room Kit
Every dorm room needs a first aid kit, preferably one that looks good, and that doesn't just offer bandages. This one sports first aid tips too, in the handiest way possible. Think of it as a 3-D first aid manual.

Finishing the First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Kit
Here are the final steps in assembling that first aid and emergency preparedness kit for the dorm.

Make a Cozy DIY Fleece Hat
A cozy fleece hat will keep you warm at any football tailgate party - and they cost about $2. Here's how to make this cozy fleece warmer.

Make a Cozy DIY Fleece Scarf
A cozy fleece scarf will keep you warm at any football tailgate, campus bonfire or chilly walk to the library. Here's how to make this cozy fleece warmer.

DIY Fleece Scarf and Hat
Heading to a tailgate? Or just crossing campus on a chilly day? These cozy fleece warmers - a DIY fleece scarf and matching hat - are just the ticket.

Recipe - Lemon Dill Dip
Lemon-dill dip is the perfect, refreshing dunk for crudite and it makes a marvelous baked potato topper too.

Dorm Crafts and Ornaments - College Building Blocks
Looking for a fun paper craft? A collegiate Christmas ornament or graduation party tchotchke? These easy-to-make college building blocks are just the ticket.

Portland State University
Portland isn't just a beautiful, cosmopolitan city. It's also home to some great universities. Here's a peek at Portland State, a large and very urban university.

Lewis & Clark College
A peek at Lewis & Clark College, a liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon.

Oregon State University Corvalis
A peek at Oregon State University, Corvalis.

2011 Blu-Ray and DVD Gift Guide for College Kids
Semi-deranged bridesmaids, scurrilous pirates and an extra-terrestrial stoner? They're all part of our Blu-Ray-centric gift guide for college kids and 20somethings.

University of Nevada Las Vegas - UNLV
UNLV: A parent guide to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Parent Guide to Notre Dame
A Look at Notre Dame: What parents want to know about Notre Dame, the Golden Dome and the Fighting Irish.

Great Gifts for Dental Students
Looking for great gifts for a dental student, brand new dentist or dental hygienist? Here are some ideas to get you started.

Parent Guide to the University of South Dakota
There's more on the Lewis and Clark Trail than frontier sights. The 150-year-old University of South Dakota sits at a historic spot on the Missouri River and it's a school that combines the best of both the large university and small college worlds. Here's the scoop.

2014 Blu-Ray Gift Guide for College Kids
Looking for a great gift for your favorite college kid? These movies are heading to blu-ray soon.

What is a land grant university
What is a land grant university?

Ten Most Expensive Colleges in the U.S. in 2012
A quarter-million dollars to go to college? That's the potential four-year tab if your child chooses one of these universities, which rank among the 10 most expensive colleges in the U.S.

Review - 'Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks'
Dining hall hacks — recombining cafeteria ingredients into new dishes — have become a thing on college campuses. Now a new book by a Dartmouth grad, explains how.

A Geocaching Party for College Kids and Teens
These hiking-treasure hunting adventures have drawn devoted fans of every age. Here's how to turn that enthusiasm into a great outing or birthday fete: a geocaching party for your favorite college kid or 20something.

Plan a Geocaching Party for College Kids and Teens
Geocaching isn't just a great outing for college kids, teens and 20somethings. It's a great party theme for an 18th birthday - or 25th or any number. Here's how to plan one.

Geocaching Party Invitations and Food
Geocaching isn't just a great outing for college kids, teens and 20somethings. It's a great party theme too. Here are some ideas for invitations and food.

Five Top Music Schools in the Midwest
When serious musicians embark on a college or grad school search, they're looking for a music conservatory or a university with an excellent music school. Here's the scoop on the Midwest's top music programs.

Top Music Schools in the Midwest
When serious musicians embark on a college or grad school search, they're looking for a music conservatory or a university with an excellent music school. Here's the scoop on the Midwest's top music programs, including Oberlin, Northwestern and Michigan.

Top Music Schools in the Midwest
When serious musicians embark on a college or grad school search, they're looking for a music conservatory or a university with an excellent music school. Here's the scoop on the Midwest's top music programs, including the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory and the Jacobs School at Indiana University.

Tips for Choosing a Dorm
Choosing a Dorm: The nitty gritty on suites, apartments and classic doubles. Tips on choosing a dorm.

Expected Paperwork for Your First Apartment
First Apartment: There's nothing like contemplating a new apartment to unleash a torrent of paperwork. Here's what you, parent and co-signer, can expect.

Juilliard, ACT & CalArts - Top Theater Conservatories
If your soon-to-be college freshman or would-be grad student is a serious actor, you're not looking for just any college. The best of the best aim for a top-ranked conservatory like Juilliard.

Top Theater Programs at East Coast Universities
If your soon-to-be college freshman or would-be grad student is a serious actor, you're not looking for just any college. You're looking for theater programs such as Tisch at New York University.

Nine Top Drama Schools in the United States
If your soon-to-be college freshman or would-be grad student is a serious actor, you're not looking for just any school. Your family is seeking a conservatory or top-notch drama program on a university campus. Here's the lowdown on nine of the nation's best.

Top Theater Programs at West Coast Universities
If your soon-to-be college freshman or would-be grad student is a serious actor, you're not looking for just any college. You're looking for theater programs such as those offered by the University of Southern California.

Art Majors - Applying to College vs. Art School
When it comes to higher education, art majors have three choices. They can attend an art institute, try a large university with a visual arts department - or opt for that happy medium, a university with a strong art school. Here's how to choose...

High Cost of College Applications
You thought college tuition was bad? You can drop thousands of dollars just applying to get into school. Here's a heads-up on the high cost of the college application process.

Eagle Scout Timeline: From Boy Scout to Court of Honor
Eagle Scout: A timeline for the path to Eagle Scout.

Valentine Care Package - A Care Package for Valentines Day
A Care Package for Valentine's Day: Your family may be long past the days of

Tips for Moving Out of the Dorms
Two semesters is more than enough time to pack all sorts of debris into one's college dorm room. Then comes moving day. Here are tips to help smooth dorm move out day for college students and their families.

Questions to Ask During College Orientation
College orientation offers more than campus tours. It also gives parents a chance to get the lay of the collegiate land and figure out how to pre-pay textbooks, get birthday cakes delivered and other little niceties. Escape the college orientation tour and do a little exploring.

2014 Gift List Great Books for 20-Somethings
Looking for a great beach read or bookish gift for your favorite college kid or 20something? This quintet of books includes creepy thrillers, a perfect beach read and the latest from J.K. Rowling.

When Grown Kids Move Home - Tips for a Smooth Transition When Grown Kids Move Home
What do you do when junior moves home? Tips for parents to smooth the transition when grown kids - members of the

Ten Ways to De-Stress
Stressed out over school, exams or life in general? Here are 10 ways to de-stress.

College Kids and Divorce - When Parents Divorce
When parents divorce, even college kids can be emotionally overwhelmed. Here's one powerful reason why divorce and dorm drop-off shouldn't be done the same day.

College Admissions Myths - 6 Myths and Fallacies About College Admissions
Embarking on a college search? Helping your child apply to college? Don't fall prey to these 10 college admissions myths.

Grad School versus Bachelor's Degree Salaries
What's that graduate degree worth? If you've ever wondered about the salary difference between grad school and bachelor's degrees, there's a very simple answer. A master's degree or Ph.D means a hefty raise.

Choosing a College Major - How to Choose a College Major
Is your son or daughter trying to choose a college major? Choosing a college major is his job, of course, but a parent's job is to provide support and encouragement - and asking some pertinent questions may help. Here are tips for every family, whether it's your kid who's worried or it's you.

Choosing a College Major - Helping Your Kid Decide Between College Majors
College majors: Choosing a college major is your college student's job, of course, but a parent's job is to provide support and encouragement - and asking some pertinent questions may help, especially when your college kid is wavering over his college major choice.