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You vs. GRE

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A senior in high school perseveres through the SAT/ACT by saying “I’ll never have to do this again.” Wrong. Most aiming for graduate school must overcome the GRE monster. It is a four hour soul sucking exam that literally determines the rest of your life. Unlike undergraduate schools, graduate schools mainly look for three things; high GRE scores, excellent letters of recommendation, and an above average GPA.  Grab a notebook and jot down these tips to help your college student survive tidal waves of vocab, essays, and critical thinking.

Picking a Summer Camp

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One way to conquer part of summer boredom is summer camp.  Summer camps, when chosen properly, can provide wonderful experiences for your child that last a lifetime.  Parents who do their research before the camp experience can rest assured as their child spends time away from home at camp.

Paint the Town Neon

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Target is the hot spot for summer shopping. Neon trends, tribal prints, page turners, and must-have technology are assembled for your convenience in one place. Shopping for your teenage daughter does not have to be a mystery with the top ten Target items she is sure to use all summer long from pool side to car rides.

Flash Still Avaliable on Android Download Now

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Google Play removed Adobe's Flash Player from their website.  Not to worry, flash can still be downloaded from the Adobe Flash Archive.  Since it's not on Google Play, you'll have to by pass the security settings to allow content from an

Essential Office Goodies

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So you’re now a Dad....Spending every spare moment you have doing things for someone else in the family. Whether for productivity or to add a little fun to the office, these gadget suggestions are your way of saying thanks to yourself…..

Daddy I'm Bored...Joining a Club

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One method for overcoming boredom in your child is to do a little advanced thinking.  Although you don’t want to overwhelm your child by providing too many options, several opportunities exist that can provide hours of activities your child can do during those “I’m bored” times.   By thinking ahead some, you may be able to decrease the frequency of those moments...

Parent Teacher Conferences

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teacherI have a unique perspective on parent-teacher conferences (PTC). I’ve been attending these little academic dances for many years now - First as a student, and obviously now as a parent. However that does not make my perspective any different than yours. But being married to a teacher has given me a deeper and a much greater appreciation and understanding of the process. Let me share some tips and give you some free advice on how to make the most of these meetings....

Help for Helping with Homework

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Dads might have left their calculus problems and English papers behind, but now their kids must endure the same torture. From kindergarten to senior year, kids are given homework assignments, and they are going to need help, even if they don’t ask for it, during all those years.

So, how does a busy dad help his befuddled first grader with very simple worksheets?

Fall Festivities

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As the season of fall approaches, leaves reveal their true colors, nights become cooler, and the time is ripe for spending time with your family. From orchards to pumpkin patches and nature trails to hay rides, the many fall activities provide the perfect opportunity to plan that family outing. Not sure what to do? Do a little research and load the minivan.

Intentional Random Acts of Kindness

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Flowers GiftI have a personal issue with the term “random” acts of kindness. Why must they be random? Why not make them deliberate, intentional, or planned? Remember the movie “Pay it Forward”? Very inspirational and motivating… but the acts were not random. So with the literary nit-picking aside, what would I or could I do to make a positive change?