7 Easy Time Management Hacks to Start Doing Today

7 Easy Timesaving Hacks to Start Doing Today

There is time for everything.” – Thomas A. Edison

Sure, easy for him to say. He was the poster boy for productivity. But things have certainly changed since Edison’s time. Our daily distractions have doubled, even tripled in the past 100 years. Text messages, emails and screeching calls of “Mom!” seem to follow you wherever you go. You have an official second job running “Dad’s Taxi Service” to soccer practices, music lessons and play dates. Your boss expects an update on the latest project - and it’s 2 a.m. Then, your paper is due tomorrow and there’s a test next week, but you’ve got to share that hilarious Facebook post with your cousin in Oklahoma first…

Topics: Online Tools and Resources, Time Management, Work-Life Balance

5 Powerful Pearls of Wisdom From Our Students and Alumni for 2014

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Juggling family and career responsibilities can be quite the balancing act. Add schoolwork and it may seem overwhelming. But it is possible. Looking back upon this past year, we’ve seen students overcome insurmountable odds and brave new challenges to fulfill their educational goals and dreams.

With every New Year come new resolutions and new ambitions, and our students offer some of the most encouraging and invaluable suggestions to usher in 2014 as the year of accomplishments. Here are powerful quotes from our awe-inspiring past, present and future graduates on motivation, leadership, passion and everything in between.

Topics: Taking Courses, Study Tips, Credit by Exam, Going Back to College, Motivation, Work-Life Balance

How to Find Happiness: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

How to Find Happiness: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

Undoubtedly, Thomas Jefferson had many great achievements and a brilliant mind, but when the two came together, the result was none so recognizable and significant as the Declaration of Independence. His words are the backbone for which this great experiment, the United States of America, was founded; “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Topics: Going Back to College, Motivation, Work-Life Balance

Dropped Out the First Time? How to Go Back to College Now and Succeed

Transitioning from a teenager to an adult is never easy. Compound the pressures and demands of time, family and jobs, financial resources and an inadequate preparation for the amount of academic work. Perhaps then it doesn’t seem so unbelievable that nearly half of the students who began college at a traditional four-year institution at 18-years-old didn’t graduate. Sound familiar?

Topics: Transferring College Credit, Going Back to College, Motivation, Work-Life Balance

7 Foods that Boost Your Brain Power to Study Better

Food for Thought: 7 Foods that Boost Your Brain Power

From childhood, you've listened to your parents drone on about eating your vegetables, grimacing as spinach, broccoli and/or Brussels sprouts was piled onto your plate. Cringing with each bite, wishing it was ice cream and candy. Yet, as you've grown older, you've learned that eating those (maybe not-so yucky anymore) vegetables will make you big and strong afterall. Science has determined which foods improve bone health, skin and more, and the brain is no different.

For many of us, we are sometimes so focused on changing or shaping our bodies that we forget to cater to the muscle that keeps us going. So whether you are consumed with studying, writing papers, or, if you are lucky, relaxing, try eating these seven foods proven to boost your brain power.

Topics: Study Tips, Work-Life Balance

5 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Go Back to School

We all have different reasons for wanting to return to college. Perhaps it is a personal fulfillment, a message of resilience and determination, or a means to reach that illustrious promotion. Regardless of the purpose, the end goal is the same: you want to earn your degree. You want to finish what you started or take your achievement to the next level.

Topics: Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio, Taking Courses, Credit by Exam, Going Back to College, Time Management, Work-Life Balance