5 Potential Career Paths For Animal Lovers

Published September 23, 2013

Many people have a deep love of animals and a desire to help them, but they are unsure of exactly what careers are available to work with them full-time. Fortunately, there are multiple professions where individuals gain the chance to combine their interest in animals with a stable income. If you are an animal lover too, read on to learn more about five potential career paths where you can put your passion into practice with some furry friends. 1. Veterinarian Becoming a veterinarian is undoubtedly the most obvious occupation for animal lovers. Veterinarians are responsible for diagnosing and treating medical […]

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Getting Involved: How Families Can Improve Their Children’s Academic Success

Published August 27, 2013

Everyone knows that a good education is one of the most important factors in a child’s future success. Families all want their children to do well in school, but too few family members actually get involved in the educational process. Common barriers include too little time, insufficient understanding of what children should be learning at different stages, little to no relationship with teachers and other school faculty, or the simple belief that education is the responsibility of schools. Fortunately, there are simple yet meaningful actions that parents can take to help their children succeed. The Role of Television in Education […]

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Adopt A Grandparent Program Helps Seniors & Teaches Kids The Value Of Volunteering

Published August 27, 2013

A major problem experienced by the seniors living in the Grant Park neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, when Linda Langstraat moved there 30 years ago, was crime, which many seniors experience in many other locations even today. One of the easiest ways to prevent future crime is to involve children in the lives of the elderly today. One way to do this is for Adopt-a-Grandparent programs to be implemented. Children and the elderly are paired together, and both benefit from their interactions. Children learn about things that no longer exist, and grandparents feel accomplished in being able to pass something down […]

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Researchers Look to Hope In Order to Boost Student Success

Published August 23, 2013

Is hope the new path to academic achievement? Several recent studies suggest that the answer is yes. These studies, including one of more than 100 students at two British universities, show that students who can set clear goals, recognize the steps necessary to achieve them and motivate themselves to follow those steps are more likely to do well than those who can’t. This is more than just the power of positive thinking. People who believe that good things are on the horizon aren’t necessarily taking action to make those good things happen. Hopeful students are those who not only see […]

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Why Do So Many MOOC Students Drop Out?

Published August 15, 2013

Since the advent of the Internet, a whole new opportunity in the area of education has opened up. Massive open online courses, better known MOOC, have made study fields as varied as veterinary studies to biomedical engineering available in the comfort of home. While more students are beginning to enroll in online courses, statistics show that the vast majority of students are failing to finish these free courses. How High Are Dropout Rates? Dropout rates for MOOC are astronomical. One widely reported figure estimates that a whopping 90 percent of students do not graduate. When compared to traditional college environments, […]

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