Learning And Education

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 ....

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 ....

Education: How First Year Students Can Avoid Debt

(NC) --  New post-secondary students across the country may be prepared for the 'Freshman 15' when it comes to extra pounds, but students should also keep in mind expanding debt when they hit campus this fall. Student debt is on the rise and Raymond Chun, a senior vice president at TD Canada Trust, warns the repayment period of student loans can last years and cost thousands in interest ....

Technology: You are already using Cloud Computing?

Let's imagine that you own a business software development and does not yet use the facilities of work performed via homeoffice. So you and provide the equipment, need to worry about the licensing of all software used by his team, and this will repeat every time your company hire new employees to increase their staff. Just reading the above you should be imagining the stress that will face and ....

Laptop tips for back to school time

(NC) -- As another school year draws closer, weighing technology options is probably the furthest things from the minds of parents and students.  While both agree that laptops are a requirement, they have different views on what to look for in a laptop. According to a national survey of 1,000 Canadians, 23 per cent of students considered support for gaming a priority in a laptop, compared to ....

Canadian Science gets censored

Last summer, a rally of over 2,000 researchers, scientists, and students gathered on Parliament Hill to protest a federal trend of scientific censorship that began when the Conservative party took control of the Federal government in 2006. For the protesters, the government had crossed the line with numerous budget cuts to environmental research programs, extensive job cuts to Agriculture and Agri ....

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