Learning And Education

Help your smoke alarm do its job

(NC) – In early October each year, fire departments across North America commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 with a week-long series of educational programs, school visits and special events. For 2014, the theme of Fire Prevention Week is, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” While it may seem like stating the obvious, Canadian fire prevention officials are stre ....

Internet: Do your part to keep cyber systems safe

(NC) -- We all depend on the Internet for work and play, and that's why keeping it safe is a shared responsibility. While businesses and government can put in place policies and initiatives that strengthen vital digital networks, individuals must make online safety a priority. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and it's a time when governments at all levels team up with business leaders fr ....

Kids play – get creative with baking soda

(NC) -- To unleash creativity and encourage scientific inquiry, it's important to stimulate a child's mind with exploration and play. Often, this is as simple as turning to your own kitchen cupboards. Baking soda, for example, along with other household products, is a key ingredient for activities and projects. Rain or shine, for birthdays or class projects, the options are endless. You can ....

Five tips for beating back-to-school stress

(NC) – Heading back to school can mean mixed emotions for children and parents alike. Many kids are ready to meet new friends and teachers, but at the same time they are reluctant to give up the freedom and frivolity of summer. Meanwhile, parents have also adjusted to the easygoing schedule that comes with school vacation so preparation for the busyness of fall is often quite daunting. Thi ....

Replace old photo albums with a dazzling published book

(NC) -- Instead of sticking photographs at random onto the pages of an album – or forgetting what images you have at the back of your computer – now you can produce a beautiful hard-back book to last for centuries. With both Mother's Day and Father's Day just around the corner, this gift idea could make their eyes pop. “The accessibility of certain digital tools today means you don't n ....

Savings strategies for new graduates

(NC) --  It was the best of times; it was the worst of times… That's how it seems for many graduating students these days. Their debts are high and the chance of finding a good paying job appears to be low, according to the leading pundits. They also advise new grads to pay off their school debts as quickly as possible, to start savings for retirement and for the ever-imminent rainy da ....

Savings strategies for new graduates

(NC) -- It was the best of times; it was the worst of times… That's how it seems for many graduating students these days. Their debts are high and the chance of finding a good paying job appears to be low, according to the leading pundits. They also advise new grads to pay off their school debts as quickly as possible, to start savings for retirement and for the ever-imminent rainy day. Th ....

Tax guides help income earners and students

(NC) -- The annual Personal Tax Planning Guide published by CGA Ontario is now available in communities across the province, offering valuable, quick-reference tax tips. It details essential income tax information from federal and provincial tax updates, to tax credits and deductions. Understanding the tax credits and deductions available to you will go a long way to save you money an ....

Save today for tomorrow's post secondary costs

(NC) -- Today kindergarten, tomorrow college or university. It can be difficult for new parents to imagine sending their newborn off to university, but as many parents can attest, 18 years go by much faster than expected. According to TD Economics, the average cost of an undergraduate degree while living away from home is estimated at $84,000 and is only expected to rise, which means parents ....

Book Publisher Provides Critical Typesetting Services to Authors

Typesetting is the putting together of your manuscript, illustrations, and footnotes (if any), lay it out on a page and get it ready for printing. As easy as it seems, there are still a lot that needs to be looked into and carefully thought of when it comes to book publishing; and that is typesetting. This is where AgoraPublishing.com experience will benefit you. AgoraPublishing.com provides aut ....

Graduate Studies: Have a master plan for postgrad funding

(NC) -- A Master's degree offers the opportunity to delve deeper into a field of study, fulfill a personal dream of attaining a professional designation, and the earning potential that accompanies a law degree or MBA. With rising tuition costs, many post-graduates borrow to finance their education and put saving for the future on hold until their salary catches up. “The decision to pursue ....

Student budget blunders: How to avoid common money mistakes

(NC) -- Digging a financial hole for students studying away from home can easily happen in a number of different ways – like, dipping into the semester's food budget for a Spring Break vacation or withdrawing cash from a credit card to pay the rent. Quick-fix approaches can have long-term implications, but TD has a few tips to help post-secondary students make the grade without breaking the ....

Engage your children in imaginative building projects

(NC) -- During winter breaks, keeping kids entertained indoors is a challenge for most parents and caregivers. When it's too nasty to play outside, why not challenge your children with fun and educational building projects that are guaranteed to develop essential skills? Mag Ruffman, known as Canada's tool girl, explains that so many kids today - and even their parents - have never had the ....

School: For students, motivation can't be taught

(NC) -- By October, back-to-school enthusiasm has waned and bad school habits may be rearing their ugly heads. After the sheen of excitement about the new school year has worn off, students may need some extra encouragement to maintain their goals. So how can parents motivate their child? How can they encourage children to keep up with homework, study diligently for every test, and remain en ....

Help your child manage school stress

(NC) -- If you're feeling the pressures of a busy home life this fall, have you considered that your kids may be feeling the crunch too? Stress can affect everyone, even children. Learning how to handle the demands of school, extra-curricular activities and friendships can sometimes be hard. When the pressures build up, children can feel overloaded and anxious, so helping them learn how ....

University Students: Make an investment into your school year

(NC) — Students spend countless hours deciding what school to go to, what subject to major in and which roomates to live with. Although all of the above items are integral, it's also important for students to invest in technology that will help them succeed. Before heading to the store and getting overwhelmed by the number of options (should I get an Ultrabook? how do I know if the batter ....

University students can save money on textbooks

(NC) -- At the start of a new school semester, it's not only students who are learning to navigate the post-secondary education system. Parents are also on the same learning curve. As your child leaves the nest, ensuring you have given them everything they need, including how to save on back to school related items, is often as top of mind as the tearful goodbye. According to StatsCan, ....

Parents need to build resilience of post-secondary students

(NC) -- Most students measure time and achievements by the academic year, not the calendar year. This means New Year's Day is always in September. They arrive on campus for the big celebration and soon after, they're expected to settle down and apply themselves to the standard resolutions, like: This year I'm going to find the right balance, eat healthy food, get more sleep, and not leav ....

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