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home : extra content : education   April 29, 2016

Discover these 4 transformative vacations
(BPT) - With the busy travel season upon us, people comb through travel websites and brochures looking to find their ideal vacation destination. Some search for stunning examples of wilderness found only in America; others seek a cultural experience, a chance to taste new foods, visit historic sigh... More...


Rising to the challenge [Infographic]
(BPT) - According to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture, women made up about 31 percent of U.S. farmers, but that figure by itself doesn't tell the whole story. While women are already making major contributions to the industry, an even greater role awaits them in the future. ... More...


Handwriting gives the brain a workout [Infographic]
(BPT) - Unlike typing or texting, handwriting activates regions of the brain responsible for thinking, memory and language. It also helps to develop and strengthen fine motor skills and improves the composition and expression of ideas. Learn more at www.paperbecause.com/handwriting. ... More...


Certified coders in high demand following ICD-10 implementation
(BPT) - Nine years ago, Peter Esswein, a resident of Sandy Springs, Georgia, enrolled in a health information technology degree program at DeVry University to capitalize on the growing prominence of electronic medical records."I always wanted to work in the medical industry, and the time was right ... More...


Nursing shortage creates career opportunities at senior living communities
(BPT) - With nearly 8 million Americans still unemployed, it may be difficult to imagine a labor shortage is on the horizon. Yet many labor experts predict the health care industry is headed in that direction — and older adults may be one of the groups that will suffer the most if a shortage ... More...


7 ways to keep your child learning this summer
(BPT) - When school dismisses for the summer, parents across the country worry about how much their children will forget over the vacation months. Will all those hours helping them with math and reading dissolve with the carefree hours spent at the pool or playground?“While a break from the l... More...


Start up your future: Teaching for today's entrepreneurial business culture
(BPT) - Every year Christine Rainwater asks her Washington, D.C.-based undergraduate business students the same question on their first day of class: are any of you interested in starting a business?"Ten years ago, I would only get two or three students to raise their hands," said Rainwater, a DeVr... More...


From at school to home: 5 steps to keep kids active
(BPT) - Nearly one in six of all U.S. children and adolescents are obese, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control. And with some struggling schools forgoing traditional physical education classes, health experts view this issue as a growing concern. The regular physical activity ... More...


Spring cleaning tricks for small businesses and home offices
(BPT) - Being a small-business owner or home-based professional is hard work. Long hours may come with big rewards, but maintaining a clean and well-organized office might just be one of the many sacrifices. Do you think the mess doesn't matter when it comes to the bottom line? The reality might su... More...


Top 5 most dangerous jobs
(BPT) - For many, an on-the-job injury or even fatality is a risk they take every day. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 4,679 fatal work injuries in 2014, a two percent increase from the previous year. Many occupations have obvious dangers, but others have more inconspicuous ha... More...


Nationwide need for volunteer firefighters grows: Are you up to the challenge?
(BPT) - Did you know that 87 percent of America's 30,000 fire departments are either fully or partially staffed by volunteers? The peace of mind that these firefighters provide their communities is irreplaceable, however, the number of volunteers is declining rapidly. This shortage is threatening t... More...


5 ways businesses can cut energy, save money
(BPT) - Companies across the nation are looking for ways to become more energy efficient, and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are no exception. Reducing energy consumption is one of the top areas where SMB leaders need more guidance — up 14 percent from the previous year, according t... More...


Common myths debunked: 5 surprising truths about K-12 online education
(BPT) - Exploring learning options outside of traditional brick-and-mortar school can be uncharted territory for many parents. From wondering if the curriculum stacks up to worrying if there will be opportunities for their children to make friends, parents have questions about how virtual school wo... More...


Nurses address global health care concerns through virtual learning
(BPT) - People are more connected now than ever before thanks to the globalization of technology, international travel, commerce and industry. But this interconnectedness also means that health concerns, which were once limited to a community, can have a global impact. The Zika virus, the outbreak ... More...


5 tips for mastering your first phone interview
(BPT) - The path to professional success often begins with a phone interview. In fact, 82 percent of HR managers and working professionals say that phone skills are key to both landing a job and maintaining a sustainable career, according to research from TracFone. For those looking to secure their... More...


Triple Play: A game plan for the mind, body and soul [Infographic]
(BPT) - - For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community out... More...


What television gets wrong about weight loss and how it's affecting kids
(BPT) - We can watch television programs, such as The Bachelor or The Real Housewives, and recognize that what we are seeing is a contrived “reality.” But with programs like The Biggest Loser, Fit to Fat to Fit and Extreme Weight Loss, the lines become blurred. The contestants are losin... More...


Polyurethane chemistry paves the way for infrastructure repair [Infographic]
(BPT) - To help put America's aging infrastructure on the road to recovery, Dow Polyurethanes is using science and technology to develop innovative product solutions where they are needed most. High-performance polyurethane products are filling gaps in infrastructure repair, which gives the industr... More...


Learning and attention issues: A child's invisible struggle
(BPT) - Suzanne Lang fondly remembers asking her then 5-year-old son, Alec, what he wanted to be for Halloween.“The king,” he said, beaming.So they went to the craft store and picked out red velvet and white fur for a cape. Lang made a scepter out of cardboard and spray-painted it gold.... More...


Feeling lucky? [Infographic]
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Feeling lucky? 7 historic good luck charms explained
(BPT) - If you have a superstition or a good luck charm, you’re not alone. A recent survey polling 1,000 Americans reveals 72 percent believe luck contributes to their success, and one in 10 believe luck is the most important factor.But there’s a difference in how generations think abou... More...


Let's celebrate soy
(BPT) - Nearly every aisle in the grocery store features products made from soybeans. It’s no wonder we celebrate National Soy Foods Month every April. Even so, most Americans still associate soy with the sauce that makes their rice, meats and vegetables more flavorful. Of the nearly 4 billio... More...


There's no free lunch and most workers don't want one anyway
(BPT) - You’ve probably heard the popular adage that “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” underscoring the idea that it is impossible to get something for nothing. Yet most Americans wouldn’t want a free lunch anyway, recent research shows.Only one in five (18 perc... More...


Take advantage of this fast track to a rewarding career [Infographic]
(BPT) - Despite what some say, there are plenty of good jobs available in America today, and they don’t necessarily require a 4-year degree or the cost commitment of one. People of all ages – from recent high school graduates to retirees – can benefit from a career in the skilled ... More...


3 tips to land a job after college
(BPT) - America’s unemployment rate recently hit its lowest level in seven years. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, that’s just in time for 2.8 million graduates with bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees to enter the workforce.However, a colleg... More...


3 common tax mistakes that could cost you
(BPT) - Tax season is in full swing, and according to the IRS, Americans often leave more than a billion dollars on the table in unclaimed refunds.With the average refund hovering at $2,800, ensure you get back your maximum refund and avoid these common filing mistakes this tax season.1. Using an i... More...


Fostering your child's love for science could 'STEM' the tide of job shortages
(BPT) - Middle school is a make-or-break time for budding scientists.The subject matter gets more difficult, test anxiety often occurs and other interests emerge. U.S. students rank 27th in math and 20th in science out of 34 countries scored, according to the latest research from the Organization f... More...


Preventing brain drain: Important aspects of a summer learning program
(BPT) - Do you hear that? It’s the cheering of students as they run through the hallways on the last day of school. They’re excited for three months of playing outside with no teachers and no assignments. What will they get into this summer that will keep them entertained, active, ... More...


Entrepreneurs find opportunity after the military in key cities
(BPT) - John Lentini carefully considered his career options after leaving the Navy. He decided to leverage the leadership skills fostered in the military by starting a business in Asheville, North Carolina, specializing in search-engine optimization.“I had the infrastructure to do it, and th... More...


10 office organization tips to boost productivity
(BPT) - Empty boxes, piles of paper, pens strewn about – everyone is guilty of office disorganization. What most people don’t realize is a messy, disheveled office space can actually dramatically reduce worker efficiency and productivity.A staggering 98 percent of office workers say the... More...


3 tips for evaluating what your business is worth
(BPT) - Financial and business education is a critical pathway for the future of America’s small business community.To start with, business owners should ask themselves: “What is the true value of my business?” It’s an important question because the value of your business wi... More...


Visualizing success: 6 ways to set yourself apart in business
(BPT) - More than half a million new businesses emerge onto the scene over the course of each month, according to Forbes Entrepreneurs. But even more businesses shut down than start up. Whether you’re a new business owner or an employee looking to take your career to the next level, it’... More...


Your four-step plan to changing careers and becoming a teacher
(BPT) - What’s your goal for 2016? Do you want to lose weight, learn a new skill or quit smoking? Perhaps you’ve decided to set goals around your career instead. Earning more money or getting promoted are common pursuits, but what if your goal is bigger than just moving up in your curre... More...


Forget your dream job - 3 reasons to work for a dream company in 2016
(BPT) - A workplace renaissance is positioned to gain steam in 2016. Professionals are shattering the stereotype that the ultimate career goal is to work in a dream job and instead are seeking out employment at dream companies.“While satisfying work is key to professional fulfillment, working... More...


Making the most of college financial aid: 7 tips you should know
(BPT) - What do parents of toddlers and parents of high school students have in common? Both worry about paying for college. With the constantly rising costs of higher education, financial aid becomes more important than ever for making the dream of a college education possible. So if you’re ... More...


5 ways to transition from holidays to work days
(BPT) - The holidays are over, and it’s officially back-to-work season. It’s time to trade holiday sweaters for smart blazers, fuzzy slippers for high heels and cookie decorating for conference calls.Whether you’re feeling energized by your time off or daunted by the weeks ahead, ... More...


Start the year with wings [Infographic]
(BPT) - Kick-off 2016 using expert tips curated by Red Bull to dominate your personal and professional goals for the year!... More...


Off-beat, inspiring and controversial: The 10 most-talked about science stories of 2015
(BPT) - The new Star Wars movie, Adele’s new album or the latest tech gadget  — what headlines grabbed your interest in 2015? For many, the most riveting stories didn’t come out of pop culture, they came from the world of science.The hottest science headlines of 2015 encompas... More...




 

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