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LinkedIn profiles: Don’t wait ’til you graduate
Take the time now to create an excellent LinkedIn profile, Mashable advises college and university students. That means posting a photo, highlighting your best coursework and your extracurricular activities and asking profs and advisors for recommendations.
Use LinkedIn to connect with industry leaders, comment on relevant articles, ask questions in groups and explore your potential career paths. One last word of advice: Make sure your spelling and grammar are perfect.
What every college student should post on LinkedIn
Budget-friendly back-to-school tips
You may not have gone on your summer vacation yet, but back-to-school season is already in full swing. Kids ain’t cheap lists several ways to save when outfitting your kids for the coming school year, including sticking to a budget, watching for sales, reusing and sharing.
Saving money with back to school shopping
Healthy foods for little learners
… that your kids will actually eat. That’s the premise behind a list of 10 on Discovery Fit and Health. They were chosen for their nutrition value, ease of eating and overall yummy factor. They include clementines, bananas, almonds and oatmeal – and definitely no kale sandwiches.
10 foods to kickstart your school year
This September, start organized, stay organized
Stay afloat on the coming torrent of permission slips, photo order forms and homework sheets to sign with some useful ideas from Canadian Family. Try a chalkboard table, a bulletin board with pockets or even a homework crate.
Six ways to stay organized this school year
Childless senior is school’s tech fairy godmother
Michigan website MLive profiles an 86-year-old, childless widow who has spent the last few years (and tens of thousands of dollars from her life savings) outfitting two local schools with laptops, iPads, a Smart Board, carpet and drapes. She also contributes to a scholarship fund.
The kindness of a woman who donated her retirement savings for school technology
Post of the week
|Four questions to ask about your workplace pension plan
If you have an employer-sponsored pension plan — or you’re considering joining a company that offers one — know the answers to these questions.
Tweet of the week
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