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How to tell if your kids are overscheduled

Worrying about college acceptance when your child is only 8 and lining up tons of extracurricular activities can lead to early burnout, says Angella Eanes, PhD, an online instructor in the psychology program for University of Phoenix and an adjunct faculty member in psychology at Columbia International University....

Success tips from University of Phoenix students

Whether they’re checking email messages after a long workday, taking kids to after-school activities or squeezing in a workout, these four University of Phoenix® students still manage to make higher education a priority in their already packed schedules.

6 creative Mother’s Day gifts

Sure, taking Mom out for brunch or dinner, or bringing her flowers on Mother’s Day are nice gestures. With a bit of ingenuity, though, you can raise the bar on Mom’s behalf, says Connie Lorthridge, regional assistant dean for the College of Education at the University of Phoenix® Central Florida Campus, and an instructor in the curriculum and instruction program....

Want to be a better studier? Check out these tips

Did you know that the amount of water you drink can affect your concentration? Or that reading your coursework aloud can make a difference in how well you grasp the material?

Employing these and other surprising tips, along with some creativity, can ...

Post-holiday money-management tips

You’ve eaten all the holiday treats, taken down the seasonal decorations, and now it’s time to confront those post-holiday bills and bank statements.

But debt doesn’t have to be part of every holiday season, according to Keith Bong, a chartered financial analyst and an online instructor in the ...

Top time-management tips for students

“It’s sometimes difficult for students [to return to school] — especially if friends and family don’t understand or support their decision,” says Gloria Pugliese, MBA, a former high school teacher and area chair for the University of Phoenix College of Humanities and Sciences at the Philadelphia Campus.

How to stay safe while trick-or-treating

Carving pumpkins, buying candy and finding costumes are often the first things that come to mind when parents think about Halloween, but in addition to making the holiday a celebration for the whole family, parents also need to look out for their children’s safety on this festive evening.

5 reasons to finish your degree

Getting an education while juggling work and family is not easy. Though you might be tempted to quit, there are good reasons to stay on track:

Although the overall U.S. unemployment rate remains high, there is a shortage of skilled workers. According to a recent report from the Bureau of ...

Got teens at home? Time to lock up your meds

Forget the childproof safety locks adorning most medications and even the National Poison Center’s quaint green Mr. Yuk™ stickers of the ‘70s: With teenage abuse of over-the-counter and prescription pills on the rise, medical professionals advise parents to lock up drugs in a safe.

5 secrets of a working student mom

The laundry keeps mounting and the floor feels a bit sticky, but that’s OK with Merrilee Sweeney, a small business owner and college student who is also a single parent of four.

“When I first enrolled in school, I was freaking out trying to figure out ...