Of course, we want to learn a second language.  Besides being a cool skill to have, many cognitive scientists now feel being bilingual is good for the brain. It can improve one’s ability to stay focused and maintain a good attention span. Moreover, many now believe it can put off memory loss and keep our […]

It’s hard to find someone who has little or no interest in learning a second language. Who among us isn’t tempted by the lure of jumping into a foreign language conversation while riding on an elevator or giving a helping hand to someone in need who is speaking a language other than English? Unfortunately, for […]

A recent story in the news talked about a young, struggling college student in Birmingham, Alabama walking twenty miles to work because his car broke down.  His boss rewarded his work ethic and determination with the gift of a car. The story made national news and became a real feel good story of the holiday […]

It is easy to dispense tips for getting better sleep while in college. Just about everyone knows the obvious: go to bed at a reasonable hour, try and establish a regular sleep cycle, consume less caffeine and alcohol, and get regular exercise. Unfortunately, in the college environment, those things are easier said than done. Realistically, […]

  Located in Conway, South Carolina, just north of Myrtle Beach, Coastal Carolina University (CCU) has just over 10,000 students and boasts a gorgeous 633-acre campus. We had a magnificent campus tour and are presenting our insights: No Car Needed Freshmen and sophomore students are required to live on campus and can get around just […]

#CollegeParents and #HighSchool students: Listen up. Recently, we visited the campus of University of North Florida (UNF). Located just outside Jacksonville, this rural campus has just under $16,000 students and offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees. With an in-state tuition of just over $6,000 a year ($21,000 for out-of-state students), this university is ranked in […]

College parents: As you plan for college for your son or daughter, please keep a few things in mind. For one, as I’m sure you know, college can be very expensive. Therefore, it is important that you take your time and find the right school. Also- you may think your son or daughter is ready […]