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Can Colleges Revoke Your Admission Because of Social Media Posts?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Aug 13, 2020 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Recently, several colleges have made headlines because they’ve revoked incoming students’ admission due to their racist social media posts. That’s left lots of high school students wondering about how their Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter posts will affect their college admissions chances. 

In this article, we’ll help you understand how social media can impact your admissions c chances. We’ll explain: 

  • Why some students have had their admission revoked recently 
  • What universities have said about their decisions 
  • What you can do to make sure your social media helps, rather than hurts, your admissions chances

Let’s take a look. 

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How Much Is a 2 Dollar Bill Really Worth?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 3, 2020 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Have some $2 bills lying around and wondering if they're your ticket to a life of wealth and luxury? Before you start planning how to spend your riches, read this article to learn how much is a 2 dollar bill worth. This FAQ guide will answer all the common misconceptions about $2 bills and explain the crazy history behind them.

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15 Awesome 2 Player Card Games

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jun 2, 2020 5:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’re looking for a relaxing way to spend an evening that won’t break the bank, consider adding some 2 person card games into your rotation of activities. Two person card games are a great way to exercise your brain and have fun in the process!   

This article will explain how you can play 15 of the best 2 person card games for kids, adults, and families--and all you need is a standard 52 card deck. For each game, we’ll explain: 

  • What age group the game is best suited for 
  • How to play each game 

If you want to try out a themed card game for two, we’ve also found 5 specialty card games that will have you shuffling and dealing on repeat. 

Ready to play? Then let’s dive in. 

 

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78 Cool Last Names for Your Fiction Characters

Posted by Ashley Robinson | May 14, 2020 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Whether you’re writing fiction or building out a D&D campaign, you know that choosing the right names for your characters is a tough task. You want to make sure your characters' names are appropriate, memorable, and meaningful! 

If you’re hoping to stumble upon that perfect character last name, check out this article’s list of 78 unique last names for girl characters, guy characters, and characters from a range of genres, including:

  • Action Adventure
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Fantasy
  • Romance
  • SciFi
    We’ve also put together a list of five tips for selecting unique last names for your characters to help you put a name to your characters’ personalities all on your own. So, let’s get started!

 

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22 Fun, Easy Art Projects for Kids That You Can Do at Home

Posted by Ashley Robinson | May 13, 2020 3:00:00 PM

General Education

If it feels like your days are on a loop of kids shouting, “I’m bored!” while staring at a screen, try mixing things up with some easy and earth-friendly art and craft projects. These projects can be put to use in your home to help your children stretch their brains, spark their imaginations, and even give you a little quiet time to complete some projects of your own.

We’ve put together a list of 22 fun art projects for kids and teens to get you started. We’ve also included three tips for implementing art projects at home that will help keep your kids’ creative ventures hassle and (mostly!) mess-free. 

So let’s dive in!

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20 Easy and Fun Math Games for Kids

Posted by Ashley Robinson | May 13, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Math games are a fun and easy way to help your kids work on their math skills at home while school’s in and out of session. But choosing math games that are educational and fun can be tough, especially when you’re already juggling a busy schedule.

Don’t worry: we’re here to help. Our expert guide to 20 math games for preschoolers, elementary, and middle schoolers will help you choose games that are both educational and fun. We’ve compiled a mix of analog and digital games, too...so you’ll be able to choose the learning option that best suits your family. 

Best of all, you can implement all of these games at home—and most of them are free! 

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The Best Summer Crafts for Kids: 25 Fun, Easy Ideas

Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 6, 2020 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Whether it's a rainy day or your kids have had enough time in the backyard, summer crafts are a great way to keep them occupied by giving them a fun way to explore their creativity. In this guide, we've compiled 25 of the best summer crafts.

We've organized them into three categories, based on age: summer crafts for toddlers, summer crafts for preschoolers, and summer crafts for kids. However, these groups are just guidelines, as most of these crafts can be done by a variety of age groups. From ice cube sailboats to insect hotels to cactus rock plants, this list of easy summer crafts for kids will be sure to be a hit with everyone!

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Leo Compatibility: Who Are Leos Most Compatible With?

Posted by Melody Douglas | May 3, 2020 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Who are Leos compatible with? Are you a Leo and curious about which signs you're most compatible with? Or maybe you want to get to know a certain Leo better, but you're not sure how strong of a match you two will be? This guide explains everything you should know about Leo compatibility, including what Leos need in a match, how compatible each astrology sign is with Leos, and how Leos can strengthen their relationships with others (as well as how others can strengthen their relationships with Leos)!

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The 24 Best Backyard Games for Kids to Ensure a Fun Summer

Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

General Education

Your backyard provides endless opportunities for fun, learning and creativity, but coming up with actual backyard games and activities can be tough. We're here to help! In this guide, we've compiled 24 of the best backyard activities and backyard games for kids of all ages to enjoy. Want to take a swing at a water balloon pinata? Create a tiny picnic table for squirrels? Lounge on a giant water blob? We'll tell you how!

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Leo and Gemini Compatibility: Do They Get Along?

Posted by Melody Douglas | May 1, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you part of a Leo and Gemini pairing and want to know how compatible your two signs are? Do Gemini and Leo get along? Read this article to learn all the key facts about Gemini and Leo compatibility, including why this partnership is known to be such a good match, how Gemini and Leo partnerships work in love, friendship, family, and the workplace, and how you can improve Gemini and Leo compatibility if you're struggling to make things work (or just want to prevent future issues).

Gemini Leo compatibility is naturally high, but these two signs can still come into conflict if they don't understand where the other is coming from. Keep reading to learn how to avoid these disagreements!

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32 Easy Recipes for Kids to Try Cooking

Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Cooking is a skill everyone should have, and kids can begin learning the basics at a young age. Doing so can make them more self-sufficient and more likely to make healthier meal decisions throughout their lives. But it's important to choose recipes that match their skill levels, which is where we come in. We've compiled a list of 32 easy recipes for kids, in six categories: breakfast, smoothies, snacks, dinner, vegetarian, and baking.

For each of these cooking recipes for kids, we include a link to the recipe, a brief description of it, the estimated time to make the recipe, and the difficulty level (easy, medium, or advanced). The difficulty levels are based on kids' cooking skills, and even the advanced recipes are doable for children if they have adult help. Let's get cooking!

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What Are the Different Learning Styles?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 29, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

You’ve more than likely been asked what your learning style is at some point in your life. Are you a visual learner, an auditory learner, or a tactile learner? But the truth is, there’s much, much more to learning styles than these three basic categories.

In this article, we’ll explain the learning styles definition, where these theories come from, and whether they’re real. We’ll also give you a five-minute learning style quiz and some tips for how to make the most of your own learning style. Let’s dive in!

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57 Fun Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 28, 2020 2:00:00 PM

General Education

With many kids learning from home due to Covid-19, easy-to-organize educational activities for students are more important than ever. Writing helps improve students' creativity, communication skills, and ability to focus, among other benefits.

Whether you're a teacher, a parent now homeschooling, or a student looking for something new and interesting to write about, these writing prompts are for you. We've collected 57 writing prompts for students of various ages, from elementary school through high school. From spooky story writing prompts to debating how to improve schools, this article has writing prompts that will appeal to all students.

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36 Awesome Family Feud Questions for Playing at Home

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM

General Education

Lots of families enjoy chilling out with an episode of the game show Family Feud in the evenings. If you’re one of those families but want to spend an evening being a little more active, consider incorporating your own, at-home version of the Family Feud game into your plans for family time. Playing your own version of Family Feud is a great way to help everyone blow off some steam at the end of a long day!

Instead of scouring the Web for Family Feud questions and answers yourself, put up your feet and use our guide for orchestrating an at-home Family Feud game, questions and answers included. 

To get everyone in the family engaged, our list of 36 questions and answers includes Family Feud questions for kids, teens, and adults. We’ve also got a quick, 9 step how-to that you can use to play Family Feud at home from the comfort of your couch. 

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30 Awesome At-Home Preschool Activities

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 27, 2020 4:00:00 PM

General Education

The current COVID-19 situation has shuttered many preschools across the country. Parents are now faced with the task of either implementing a preschool homeschool curriculum or devising their own preschool lesson plans for their children who are suddenly at home a lot more. 

Preschools may not have given you a curriculum to follow at home, so you may be faced with creating one yourself. It might seem overwhelming to face the prospect of building your own homeschool preschool from the ground up, but have no fear, we’re here for you. This article will give you some valuable tips on making your own preschool homeschool curriculum, as well as provide several educational preschool activities to help the time pass faster in a fun and educational way. 

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started!

 

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