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Research Finds That Life Is Just Plain Better If You Graduate from College — Here’s Why

It is a given that college graduates make more money. In fact, according to a new OECD study the average college graduate in America earns over $20,000 a year more than their counterparts without a degree, making the United States one of the best countries in the world to have completed college.

But it turns out there are even more benefits to college.

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New Research Reveals Popular Kids Smoke More

We do not know anyone that believes it would be cool to eventually grow up to have heart disease, lung cancer or emphysema.

Yet, a new study suggests that popular students are smoking more cigarettes than those less popular, putting the the "cool kids" at a higher risk for developing health problems.

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Category: Back to School, Health
Teacher advocate Taylor Mali on what teachers make
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Teacher Advocate Tyler Mali on ‘What Teachers Make’ [VIDEO]

As we begin a new school year, I want to share an inspirational video titled 'What Teachers Make'. It has become a rallying cry for teachers all across the country.

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Would You Let Your Child Undergo Plastic Surgery If It Could Prevent Bullying? — Survey of the Day

Bullying has been around forever, but it’s really come to the forefront over the last few years with experts and educators weighing in with different ways to solve this problem that affects so many kids.

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Fotosdespicer, Flickr
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What Are the Worst Back-to-School Beverages to Give Your Kids?

Some parents are under the illusion that just because they give their little curtain climbers juice instead of bouncing them off the walls with soda that they are somehow providing them with a lesser evil.

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Screenshot Courtesy of Mike Stocker, Sun-Sentinel.com
Screenshot Courtesy of Mike Stocker, Sun-Sentinel.com
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Female High School Quarterback Scores Touchdown for Girls Everywhere

In Broward County, Florida, telling an athlete that they “throw like a girl” is about to become a compliment.

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Category: Back to School, Sports
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andrewmalone, Flickr/jacksonwes, Flickr/byggekloss, Flickr
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10 Great Educational Trips to Take During the School Year

School is back in session in a lot of places, but that doesn’t mean that travel is completely off-limits for your family.

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Category: Back to School, Sports
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Survey Says 17% Of High Schoolers Drink, Smoke Use Drugs During Day [VIDEO]

That number is a little higher in Michigan. Nearly two out of five students will be self medicating in Michigan high schools this year.

It's no surprise to their classmates either: 86% say they know the 2.8 million who are abusing substances during the day.

Here are some factors that can increase substance abuse, according to the survey.

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Should schools be forgiven for using too many snow days?
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School Starts Next Week, Be Alert For School Buses!

Most schools in Mid-Michigan will begin classes on Tuesday, September 4th.  That means that school buses will be picking up and dropping off students in the morning and afternoon.  That also means that you need to be wary when you see the bus driver put on the flashers.

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Clairity, Flickr
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Temper Tantrums in Children Could Be a Sign of Serious Problems

Witnessing a temper tantrum oozing from the sticky mouth of a spoiled little whipper-snapper is not only a less than desirable experience, but it also carries enough nerve-bending weight to turn us adults into the Jimmy Hoffa of the local cherry red behind union.

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Category: Back to School
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RelaxingMusic, flickr
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Can We Learn Even When We’re Asleep?

All-night cram sessions are commonplace for students. But even though we know being sleep-deprived could be counter-productive, it seems learning doesn’t have to stop just because we nod off.

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tadekk, Flickr
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10 Ways to Give Your Kids a Boost By Helping Them Study Better

When your kids go back to school, it’s almost like you go back to school, too. Teachers and childhood development professionals agree that when a child’s parents are involved in his education, he learns more and gets better grades. That means, you have just as big a responsibility in his schoolwork as he does.

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Category: Back to School, Sports

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