Tips to provide your child with a fun, nutritious school lunch
School is back in session and parents and children alike are gearing up for a new year and all the fun and chaos that go along with it. Whether it's your child's first ever school day or the last year before college, it's important to take a moment to check off all the things they will need for a great year - and a healt...
Pack a school lunch they won't want to trade
Packing school lunches filled with healthy, appealing and creative foods is an excellent start to encouraging children to make sensible food choices now and in the future. But if lunch items you pack are less than appetizing, it could be the next item of trade in the cafeteria: a risk not worth taking in the age of nutri...
Smart tips for staying safe while studying abroad
For students who want to go beyond the usual college experience, study abroad is an appealing option. A semester or year spent studying overseas can be both personally enriching and attractive to future employers seeking workers who are well-versed in the global economy.
Three must-have conversations about online child safety
Academic performance expectations, attendance at school functions, and balancing extra-curricular activities with time for homework - parents and children have a lot to talk about at the beginning of the school year. Few conversations, however, will be as important - or as fraught with tension - as discussing how childre...
Olympic hopefuls go for the gold with virtual school
Nationwide, a record number of K-12 students are getting their public educations virtually: roughly 250,000 K-12 students in the U.S. are going to school virtually today, and current growth trends show double digit growth every year in the number of virtual school students. But the trend is even more pronounced in the wo...
Five ways to help kids boost their brain power
Everyone is born with about 100 billion brain cells. We form new connections between these cells throughout life, but the rate is particularly high when we're young. Since those connections facilitate thinking and learning, parents who want to help give their children an intellectual edge should consider the brain-health...
Six tips to get the best action photos
The Olympic Games in London will bring together photojournalists from around the world vying to document the best athletic moments on camera, but most people don't realize the challenge in capturing a great action shot.
Chalk up more back-to-school savings by shopping online
Before school starts in the fall, parents will tackle the task of back-to-school shopping. The "must-buy" list often doesn't change much from year to year. Students of all ages and schooling levels will need pencils, notebooks, new clothes, backpacks and folders. As you develop a shopping list for your children this year...
Top 10 tips for personal and property safety on campus
It's time to start back-to-college planning, buying school supplies and preparing for move-in day at campuses around the country. Students will be living independently, meeting new friends and enjoying all that the college experience has to offer. However, young adults on their own - many for the first time - can be unf...
Election 2012: Understanding your voting rights
Federal, state and local elections in 2012 are shaping up to make this one of the most anticipated election seasons in U.S. history. In addition to voting for the president of the United States, 33 of 100 U.S. senate seats will be up for election, as well as 435 U.S. Congressional seats and the governorships for 13 state...