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5 Ways Playing Video Games Makes You Smarter

Are you a gamer? Although many parents seek to steer their children's interest away from this form of entertainment, science has found that playing video games makes you smarter. Despite their bad reputation for being a waste of time, video games of all types can actually help train your brain in some pretty amazing ways. Find...

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By |January 11th, 2017|Featured, Real World, STEM - Technology|0 Comments

5 Crazy Cool Facts About the Winter Solstice

At 5:44 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, the 2016 winter solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere, which means winter has arrived in the United States. We know that the December solstice is the opposite of the summer solstice - it marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. The winter solstice is also referred...

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By |December 21st, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|1 Comment

Hitching a Ride in a Driverless Car

Self-driving cars are hitting the road across the U.S., and taking a cruise in a driverless car straight from a sci-fi movie is easier than ever. In September, Uber announced their first fleet of driverless cars is now accessible to the public in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. That means if you summon an Uber to hitch a ride around...

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By |December 14th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Technology|0 Comments

The Science Behind Dehydration

There's nothing quite like a glass of ice cold water when you're thirsty — and that's because your body needs it. Get the facts on dehydration and its effects on your body. Dehydration is a common problem that is often dismissed as something that's not very serious, but not having enough water can lead to...

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By |December 1st, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

5 Surprising Ways You’re Hurting the Environment

On Earth Day we're reminded to turn off the lights when leaving a room and not to leave the water running while brushing our teeth. Those are great ideas, but there are also less obvious things you do every day that hurt the environment. Aside from wasting water and energy, there are actually a lot...

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By |November 16th, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

College Planning Guide for High School Seniors

If you thought senior year would be nothing but fun and games, think again! Your final year of high school is critical in your college planning guide. So this is it - senior year! If you've decided that college is the right training for your career goals, it's time to get serious. Although you've probably...

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By |October 6th, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

College Planning Guide for High School Juniors

Although there are things you can do to prepare for college in every grade, junior year of high school is definitely the time where prepping for the real world seems to take over your life, but where do you even start your college planning guide? This is it - the year that everyone from your grandmother...

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By |September 29th, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

College Planning Guide for High School Sophomores

We're here with a college planning guide to get you ready no matter what year of school you're in. Most high school sophomores aren't stressing about life after graduation yet. It's still two years away and you've got plenty of time, right? Not quite. If you decide that college is the right post-graduate training for...

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By |September 23rd, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments

5 of the Deadliest Sea Creatures

Is your fear of sharks keeping you out of the ocean this summer? Don't worry - your chances of getting attacked by Jaws are 1 in 3,748,067. But these deadliest sea creatures may be a good reason to stay out of the water. While sharks get all the attention with their big teeth and amazing leaps out...

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By |August 31st, 2016|Featured, Real World, STEM - Science|0 Comments

#BacktoSchoolGoals

If you slacked on your New Year's resolutions from January, now is your chance for a new beginning filled with back-to-school goals. While most students mourn the end of summer and dread heading back to school in September, they're totally missing the great part about starting a new year! Before school starts, sit down and make...

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By |August 26th, 2016|Education, Featured, How do I get there?, Real World|0 Comments