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What Is STEM? What Does It Stand For?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Oct 29, 2020 4:00:00 PM

General Education

If you live in the U.S., you’ve probably heard about how important “STEM” education is. But what is STEM, exactly? And why is it so important? 

In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about STEM education, including:

  • Explain what STEM stands for
  • Overview the disciplines that STEM includes
  • Answer the question, “What does STEM stand for in school?”
  • Explain the importance of STEM
  • Provide a five question quiz to help you decide if pursuing STEM is right for you

Ready? Let’s dive in! 

 

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The 13 Best Universities in the UK

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Sep 20, 2020 5:00:00 PM

College Info, General Education

What are the best universities in the UK? If you're a US or other international student thinking of attending college in the UK, then it'll help you immensely in your search to have an idea of what the best universities in the UK are based on reputation, selectivity, and student satisfaction.

We'll go over the six biggest potential benefits for US students studying in the UK and then provide you with a list of the 13 best universities in the UK. After, we'll look at a quick comparison of the best colleges in UK and the best US schools before giving you some critical tips for finding the best UK institution for you.

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The 12 Best Universities in Canada

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Sep 19, 2020 10:00:00 AM

College Info, General Education

Thinking of attending college in our friendly neighbor to the north? Whether you're a US or other international student, if you're considering heading to Canada to continue your education, you'll definitely want to know what the best universities in Canada are.

We'll explain the biggest benefits of attending a Canadian school before introducing our picks for the 12 best universities in Canada. We'll then go over how these top schools differ from the top schools in the US and explain the six factors you need to consider before you apply to a university in Canada.

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The 9 Best Criminal Justice Schools

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Sep 14, 2020 6:00:00 PM

College Info, General Education

Are you passionate about law and preventing crime? Curious about how punishment and prisons work? Then a criminal justice degree would probably be a good fit for you. But how can you find good criminal justice schools to apply to?

In this article, we go over what criminal justice schools are, why people choose to earn degrees in the field, and how you can learn to identify top criminal justice schools, both in-person and online. We then give you a list of our picks for the nine best criminal justice schools.

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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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Enneagram Type 4: The Creative Individualist

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jun 7, 2020 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you the type of person that marches to the beat of their own drum? Do you blaze new trails for yourself and others? Are you a bit of a creative genius? If so, you might be an Enneagram Type 4, also known as The Individualist! 

In this article, we’ll explain everything you need to know about Enneagram Type Fours, including:

  • The typical Enneagram Type 4 personality, and how to know if you’re a 4
  • The top five things you need to know about Enneagram Type 4s
  • Enneagram Type 4s in relationships 
  • The best career choices for Type Fours
  • The Enneagram Type 4 wings 

Let’s get started!

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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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