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Learning to Live with the Fear Factor

Learning to Live with the Fear Factor

There’s no doubt that the “fight or flight” reflex was extremely helpful when our species was dealing with saber tooth tigers and other predators, but is not as useful when we’re doing our best to create a calmer atmosphere conducive to creativity. The fight or flight reaction in a business environment can be reminiscent to a whitewater rapids adventure;
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Getting Enough Sleep Means Better Health – And Maybe a Bigger Paycheck

Getting Enough Sleep Means Better Health – And Maybe a Bigger Paycheck

For those who perceive the eight hours they should devote to sleep as time wasted—or time taken away from work—think again. It’s time to wake up (after a full night’s sleep) and smell the coffee. Sleep doesn’t just give the body and brain rest, it’s necessary for mental maintenance and restoration. If you get too little sleep, you are not going to perform as well as someone who does.
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As College Tuitions Go Up, Availability of Grants and Scholarships Goes Down

As College Tuitions Go Up, Availability of Grants and Scholarships Goes Down

Tuition at four-year colleges and universities has risen almost 1,000% in a generation, while other goods and services such as healthcare and food have gone up only a fraction of that amount. At the same time the availability of state and federal funds in the form of grants and scholarships has become inversely proportional to the need.
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College Should Be as Much About the Experience as the Cost

College Should Be as Much About the Experience as the Cost

One of the biggest challenges facing young people contemplating college, which they may not even be aware of, is how they will be able to reconcile the idea of scholastic exploration—something that’s pretty much the exclusive territory of colleges and universities—with an ROI approach to the cost.
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Old Student Loans Can Come Back to Haunt Retiring Seniors

Old Student Loans Can Come Back to Haunt Retiring Seniors

The New York Times recently reported that the number of older Americans with student loan debt has almost tripled in the past nine years from 700,000 to more than two million and, during that time, that the outstanding debt grew from $8 billion to $43 billion.
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