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Level up! Selecting the best video games for your children
(BPT) - Kids love video games - they're exciting, fun and engrossing. While games can promote learning and growth, too much video gaming - or playing inappropriate games - can lead to negative consequences. What should parents know to make good game choices for their children?“The video game ... Click for the rest of the article

Should you give education the 'old college try' a second time around?
(BPT) - Returning to school later in life is a decision that requires careful thinking. As an adult, you must consider many factors before signing up for a second – or first – round of post-secondary education. Many students who chose to go straight to college in their late teens or eve... Click for the rest of the article

Crime-fighting accountants? New specializations are changing long-held industry perceptions
(BPT) - Optimistic job forecasts for trending specializations in accounting are making the field more appealing than ever for recent graduates. Accounting jobs are projected to grow 13 percent between 2012 and 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with select specializations projected ... Click for the rest of the article

New year, new career: Four growth industries for career-changers in 2015
(BPT) - In early January 2014, 21 percent of American workers said they planned to change jobs within the next 12 months, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Introspection is common at the turn of the year, and people who plodded along in less-than-fulfilling jobs for the preceding 11 months begin... Click for the rest of the article

Don't wing it: tips to help prepare for your next interview
(BPT) - So you put together a stellar resume, wrote a winning cover letter and landed an interview for your dream job. The hard work’s done, right? Wrong. Don’t think you can just rely on your dazzling personality to win over your interviewer. There’s no substitute for being prepa... Click for the rest of the article

Five essential elements that should be in every adult student's tool kit
(BPT) - The face of the average college student is changing, with more working adults heading back to school to complete degrees and enhance their careers. Being an adult learner means bringing life experience to the table, but it also means juggling more responsibilities alongside coursework &ndas... Click for the rest of the article

Millions with college credit contemplate degree completion
(BPT) - Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. This age-old adage resonates for many whose personal or professional obligations delayed or rerouted their educational goals. The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to pause, take stock in your goals and make a plan for h... Click for the rest of the article

Navy Reserve provides a great career option for medical students
(BPT) - The schooling needed to become a doctor is extensive and expensive. There are four years of undergraduate studies, four years in a medical school, and then several years of residency, depending on the medical field the student wants to pursue. For doctors who want to pursue a specialized fi... Click for the rest of the article

Breaking the glass ceiling: Navy offers women exciting career opportunities
(BPT) - For teenage girls debating what they want to do with their lives after high school, the adjectives challenging, exciting, rewarding and empowering may not always be used as part of the discussion. But maybe they should be, because there are many opportunities available for high school gradu... Click for the rest of the article

6 surprisingly common student money misconceptions
(BPT) - From sports teams and extracurricular clubs to first jobs and first cars, high school students learn new lessons every day, many away from the classroom. But when it comes to balancing their obligations, many students learn some tough lessons for the first time as they dip their feet into a... Click for the rest of the article

School zone safety in the age of distractions
(BPT) - Every school year, busy parents tack on more daily chores to their to-do lists. In addition to packing lunches and getting kids dressed, they also have to make sure last night’s homework was completed. For many families, the morning routine also means getting everyone in the car and o... Click for the rest of the article

Seizing a second chance: More adults going back to school to earn degrees
(BPT) - Henry Ford had three companies fail before he launched the game-changing Model T. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, lost multiple elections and had a mental breakdown before being elected the country’s 16th president. America is a land of second chances made good – which could... Click for the rest of the article

Office ergonomics: Is your job literally a pain in the neck?
(BPT) - Millions of people work in an office environment every day, but that doesn’t mean their fate has to include back aches and joint pain. Correct office ergonomics can help prevent some of the most common issues associated with sedentary jobs, especially for hardworking small-business ow... Click for the rest of the article

Now's the time to go back to school [Infographic]
(BPT) - College graduates earn approximately $17,500 more than adults without a degree according to the Pew Research Center, and they are more likely to be employed than their less-educated counterparts. Despite these advantages, more than 31 million people started college in the last 20 years, but... Click for the rest of the article

6 high-demand jobs and the degrees you need to land one [Infographic]
(BPT) - Heading back to school to complete a degree is a serious commitment. Choosing a degree program with strong employment potential and solid earning power can help steer you in the right direction. What careers offer the most opportunity over the next 10 years? Here are six the U.S. Department... Click for the rest of the article

New 'Best Places' lists help veterans make transition
(BPT) - Active Reservist Lisa De Leon had a tough decision to make a year ago when the government temporarily shut down. The 40-year-old single mother of sons ages 16, 15 and 13 considered uprooting her family from San Antonio, Texas for a nationwide job search. However, she had an incomplete colle... Click for the rest of the article

Being called a 'tech geek' is now a compliment
(BPT) - Are you the family member or friend who is always called when someone's computer breaks or starts acting up? Do you have a person on speed dial whenever you need a website created or program updated? The old stereotype of a computer geek who’s always wearing a pocket protector and gla... Click for the rest of the article

Parents: 3 holiday tech gifts that can help your kids in the classroom
(BPT) - Toys and games are sure to be on kids’ gift lists this holiday season. Many parents will hope to mix in something practical with all the fun, aiming to give a gift that can help children of any age do their best in school. With technology in common use in classrooms across the country... Click for the rest of the article

Fighting post-military unemployment on the home front
(BPT) - As the Department of Defense continues its drawdown of American military personnel after decades of major troop deployment, tens of thousands of American troops are preparing to transition out of the military and back into civilian life. The transition will be easier for some than others; b... Click for the rest of the article

Head of the class: How to get accepted to the school of your choice
(BPT) - With tuitions at an all-time high, the cost of college and the increasingly competitive job market have become major considerations for aspiring college students and their parents. Students are not only focusing on where they can get in, but where they can get the best education that will s... Click for the rest of the article

5 tips to keep your child's school days from becoming sick days
(BPT) - Studies show that children in daycare or attending school can catch up to 12 common viral infections each year and that each of these infections can last seven to 10 days. Getting sick is commonly seen as part of growing up but the good news for parents is that you can help support your chi... Click for the rest of the article

Teachers: Tips to bring classroom energy levels back to normal after break
(BPT) - The start of the spring semester in the classroom is a great time for teachers to refresh the room so all learning goals can be accomplished before the end of the year. Sometimes a refresh involves disinfecting everything to help students stay healthy. Perhaps this year's refresh even invol... Click for the rest of the article

Continuing education provides competitive edge for job-hunters
(BPT) - More Americans than ever are going back to school, continuing their education to add skills and credentials to their work portfolio. For many, keeping their expertise current with continuing education gives them the edge in a competitive job market.Continuing education is not the same as go... Click for the rest of the article

Expand your career options with a global perspective
(BPT) - The business world is constantly changing and growing, becoming more culturally diverse and interconnected than ever before. Companies are looking for employees who are globally minded – even if the company does not do business on an international scale – because chances are it ... Click for the rest of the article

The secret to achieving better work-life balance
(BPT) - If you're feeling overworked and finding it a challenge to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, then you're not alone. Achieving the elusive work-life balance may be getting harder with today’s connected lifestyle, but it is still possible.A better work-life ... Click for the rest of the article

5 stunningly simple secrets to creating the career you want
(BPT) - Singer-song writer Willie Nelson once said that “99 percent of the world’s lovers are not with their first choice. That’s what makes the juke box play.” The majority of the American workforce knows just what Willie meant; they’re not in love with their careers ... Click for the rest of the article

Creative college savings: Unique scholarships to help offset rising costs
(BPT) - Does the cost of higher education scare you? If so, you’re not alone. College tuition prices have skyrocketed. Over the past 30 years average tuition and fees at public four-year institutions rose by 225 percent, according to The College Board. Factor in room and board, books and livi... Click for the rest of the article

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