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A high-scoring football team, lots of money, a famous name and even more famous alums might sound cool when you're researching schools. But all of that does not the perfect college make -- in fact, it usually just means it'll cost more money. There are plenty of schoo...

All academic thought, science and philosophy on optimism confirms that a person who demonstrates the attitudes, beliefs and actions of an optimist will live longer, be happier and healthier than a person who does not.

 

If you want to be good leader then become an...

 

 

1. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

“You may be poor, but the one thing nobody can take away from you is the freedom to fuck up your life whatever way you want to.”

This is a story about a relationship, a love triangle which subjects first met in college. What w...

January 21, 2015

 

Your scores on the SAT help colleges judge how well you demonstrate critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills compared to other students. While important, it's just one factor in your admissions chances.

 

Learn how the SAT works and how your score mi...

 

A group of Stanford students have found a way to crack open the secretive world of elite college admissions.

 

A group of Stanford students have discovered a way to access their own confidential admissions files — including comments by admissions officers, criticisms of...

January 16, 2015

 

Are you headed to college soon? Or are you already in college and still apprehensive about how things are going to turn out?

 

The reality is that the transition from high school to college can be a bit difficult. It’s important

that you know your goals beforehand and m...

January 7, 2015

 

The arrival of a financial aid award letter can be a big deal—almost as big a deal as a college decision letter. Here's how colleges put together those anxiously awaited aid packages.When it comes to choosing a college, "affordable" is an important quality to just abo...