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Smart borrowing tips to help families pay for college
(BPT) - Six months ago, getting an envelope in the mail from a choice college was cause for rejoicing. The coveted acceptance letter meant you or your youngster would be embarking on one of life's most rewarding journeys. Now, however, an envelope from the college likely contains a tuition bill, an... More >>


Think you know what public service professionals do for a living? Think again
(BPT) - What we think we know and what's actually true are often very different. Those popular internet memes based on the theme of "what I actually do" are a humorous example of how perception and reality can differ for certain professions.That is sometimes the case with public service professions... More >>


Emerging trends in nursing instruction signal shifts across education
(BPT) - When patients are treated as individuals, they become engaged, active partners in their care plan and their health outcomes improve. This shift in providing customized care to patients is also being adopted by nurse educators, who are applying a similar approach that sets up nursing student... More >>


The exception is now the rule: There's a 'new majority' in college classrooms
(BPT) - When most people hear "college student," they likely envision an 18-year-old who is fresh out of high school. But the student body on America's campuses has evolved. In fact, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 75 percent of undergraduate students today could b... More >>


Office excellence: Creating efficient work environments and hosting productive meetings
(BPT) - - A recent study on workplace trends commissioned by Post-it Brand found that creating efficient work environments is a common goal across businesses nationwide, reinforcing the necessity for solutions that enhance productivity at work and help facilitate productive meetings, such as Post-i... More >>


Healthy career outlook for health care professionals with law skills
(BPT) - Career opportunities in the health care industry are expected to continue growing more quickly than in virtually any other industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Not only is the health care industry expected to add more than 2 million new jobs ... More >>


Respecting the stars and stripes: American flag etiquette
(BPT) - Summers are packed with outdoor activities, barbecues and patriotic celebrations. While the American flag is often an important part of these celebrations, many of us have questions about how to properly care for and display it."Flag etiquette can be confusing," says Mary "Dubbie" Buckler, ... More >>


America's new student body [Infographic]
(BPT) - Traditional college enrollment is typically thought of as a full-time student enrolling immediately after high school. Today’s students are diverging from this pattern and pursuing education in multiple, nontraditional ways. As adults look to finish their education, develop new skills... More >>


Classroom technology unites students nationwide, ushers in new learning experience
(BPT) - When Cyndi Roberts steps into her classroom in Columbus, Ohio, her 19 students finish their conversations and get ready to start the day's lesson. Like a scene from a high-tech science fiction film, she's followed by voice-activated motion-detection cameras as she greets 14 people in the se... More >>


Do you suffer from a longevity disconnect?
(BPT) - They say that age is just a number. For the 10,000 who reach retirement age every day, however, that number may come with a multitude of questions about whether they have done enough to prepare for retirement.The good news is that Americans today are living longer than previous generations.... More >>


Certified coders in high demand following ICD-10 implementation
(BPT) - Nine years ago, Peter Esswein, a resident of Sandy Springs, Georgia, enrolled in a health information technology degree program at DeVry University to capitalize on the growing prominence of electronic medical records."I always wanted to work in the medical industry, and the time was right ... More >>


Simple ideas to inspire your tween reader
(BPT) - Reading is a gateway to other places, time periods, or even worlds. It's also the springboard to success in school and beyond. Parents can inspire a life-long love of reading by encouraging and guiding their children, especially as they get older.“The tween years are particularly impo... More >>


5 need-to-know senior photo trends
(BPT) - Graduating high school can be both exciting and terrifying. You're busy finalizing plans and enjoying those last moments with friends and family, but don't forget about another important milestone during this time: your senior photos.Whether you've been looking forward to taking senior pict... More >>


10 ways to balance a tight schedule at school and work [Infographic]
(BPT) - Making the decision to start or return to college is an exciting one - the beginning of a new chapter in your life. But it can be a real challenge to manage school and work when you're committed to both. So how do you keep your existing responsibilities and your educational goals in sync? W... More >>


Cultural awareness, collaborative spirit: Building a culture of health
(BPT) - Patient behavior and attitudes about health are deeply rooted in outside influences like cultural and societal norms. Thanks to their role in providing person-centered care, a type of care that takes a patient’s physical and emotional well-being into account, nurses develop close rela... More >>


End impossible choices: Choose humanity [Infographic]
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10 ways to be more active during the work day
(BPT) - We’re sitting too much and it’s dangerous. The average American spends more than seven hours sitting every day, and the more time you sit, the higher your risk of serious, potentially life-threatening health problems such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. So, w... More >>


Why you should know about the role of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
(BPT) - If you’ve been to a doctor’s office, walk-in health clinic or hospital recently, the odds are pretty good that you have met or received care from an advanced practice registered nurse. Known as APRNs, they deliver a variety of primary care services and some specialized clinical ... More >>


Discover these 4 transformative vacations
(BPT) - With the busy travel season upon us, people comb through travel websites and brochures looking to find their ideal vacation destination. Some search for stunning examples of wilderness found only in America; others seek a cultural experience, a chance to taste new foods, visit historic sigh... More >>


7 ways to keep your child learning this summer
(BPT) - When school dismisses for the summer, parents across the country worry about how much their children will forget over the vacation months. Will all those hours helping them with math and reading dissolve with the carefree hours spent at the pool or playground?“While a break from the l... More >>


Start up your future: Teaching for today's entrepreneurial business culture
(BPT) - Every year Christine Rainwater asks her Washington, D.C.-based undergraduate business students the same question on their first day of class: are any of you interested in starting a business?“Ten years ago, I would only get two or three students to raise their hands,” said Rainw... More >>


Nursing shortage creates career opportunities at senior living communities
(BPT) - With nearly 8 million Americans still unemployed, it may be difficult to imagine a labor shortage is on the horizon. Yet many labor experts predict the health care industry is headed in that direction — and older adults may be one of the groups that will suffer the most if a shortage ... More >>


Rising to the challenge [Infographic]
(BPT) - According to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture, women made up about 31 percent of U.S. farmers, but that figure by itself doesn't tell the whole story. While women are already making major contributions to the industry, an even greater role awaits them in the future. ... More >>


From at school to home: 5 steps to keep kids active
(BPT) - Nearly one in six of all U.S. children and adolescents are obese, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control. And with some struggling schools forgoing traditional physical education classes, health experts view this issue as a growing concern. The regular physical activity ... More >>


Spring cleaning tricks for small businesses and home offices
(BPT) - Being a small-business owner or home-based professional is hard work. Long hours may come with big rewards, but maintaining a clean and well-organized office might just be one of the many sacrifices. Do you think the mess doesn’t matter when it comes to the bottom line? The reality mi... More >>


Top 5 most dangerous jobs
(BPT) - For many, an on-the-job injury or even fatality is a risk they take every day. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 4,679 fatal work injuries in 2014, a two percent increase from the previous year. Many occupations have obvious dangers, but others have more inconspicuous ha... More >>


Nationwide need for volunteer firefighters grows: Are you up to the challenge?
(BPT) - Did you know that 87 percent of America's 30,000 fire departments are either fully or partially staffed by volunteers? The peace of mind that these firefighters provide their communities is irreplaceable, however, the number of volunteers is declining rapidly. This shortage is threatening t... More >>


5 ways businesses can cut energy, save money
(BPT) - Companies across the nation are looking for ways to become more energy efficient, and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are no exception. Reducing energy consumption is one of the top areas where SMB leaders need more guidance — up 14 percent from the previous year, according t... More >>


Common myths debunked: 5 surprising truths about K-12 online education
(BPT) - Exploring learning options outside of traditional brick-and-mortar school can be uncharted territory for many parents. From wondering if the curriculum stacks up to worrying if there will be opportunities for their children to make friends, parents have questions about how virtual school wo... More >>


Nurses address global health care concerns through virtual learning
(BPT) - People are more connected now than ever before thanks to the globalization of technology, international travel, commerce and industry. But this interconnectedness also means that health concerns, which were once limited to a community, can have a global impact. The Zika virus, the outbreak ... More >>


5 tips for mastering your first phone interview
(BPT) - The path to professional success often begins with a phone interview. In fact, 82 percent of HR managers and working professionals say that phone skills are key to both landing a job and maintaining a sustainable career, according to research from TracFone. For those looking to secure their... More >>


Triple Play: A game plan for the mind, body and soul [Infographic]
(BPT) - - For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community out... More >>


What television gets wrong about weight loss and how it's affecting kids
(BPT) - We can watch television programs, such as The Bachelor or The Real Housewives, and recognize that what we are seeing is a contrived “reality.” But with programs like The Biggest Loser, Fit to Fat to Fit and Extreme Weight Loss, the lines become blurred. The contestants are losin... More >>


Polyurethane chemistry paves the way for infrastructure repair [Infographic]
(BPT) - To help put America's aging infrastructure on the road to recovery, Dow Polyurethanes is using science and technology to develop innovative product solutions where they are needed most. High-performance polyurethane products are filling gaps in infrastructure repair, which gives the industr... More >>


Learning and attention issues: A child's invisible struggle
(BPT) - Suzanne Lang fondly remembers asking her then 5-year-old son, Alec, what he wanted to be for Halloween.“The king,” he said, beaming.So they went to the craft store and picked out red velvet and white fur for a cape. Lang made a scepter out of cardboard and spray-painted it gold.... More >>


Feeling lucky? [Infographic]
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Feeling lucky? 7 historic good luck charms explained
(BPT) - If you have a superstition or a good luck charm, you’re not alone. A recent survey polling 1,000 Americans reveals 72 percent believe luck contributes to their success, and one in 10 believe luck is the most important factor.But there’s a difference in how generations think abou... More >>


Let's celebrate soy
(BPT) - With nearly every aisle in the grocery store featuring products made from soybeans, it’s no wonder we dedicate a whole month each year to celebrating soy foods. Even so, most Americans still associate soy with the sauce that makes their rice, meats and vegetables more flavorful. Of th... More >>


There's no free lunch and most workers don't want one anyway
(BPT) - You’ve probably heard the popular adage that “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” underscoring the idea that it is impossible to get something for nothing. Yet most Americans wouldn’t want a free lunch anyway, recent research shows.Only one in five (18 perc... More >>


Take advantage of this fast track to a rewarding career [Infographic]
(BPT) - Despite what some say, there are plenty of good jobs available in America today, and they don’t necessarily require a 4-year degree or the cost commitment of one. People of all ages – from recent high school graduates to retirees – can benefit from a career in the skilled ... More >>


3 tips to land a job after college
(BPT) - America’s unemployment rate recently hit its lowest level in seven years. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, that’s just in time for 2.8 million graduates with bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees to enter the workforce.However, a colleg... More >>



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