Why you're so stressed out
Feeling stressed out? With constant pings in our pockets, 50-hour workweeks and hectic commutes it’s hard not to be. Dana Gionta and Dan Guerra, clinical psychologists, executive coaches and co-authors of “From Stressed To Centered: A Practical Guide to a Healthier and Happier You,” are on a mission to help Americans manage all of that harmful tension and anxiety, and they stopped by the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan to share some practical advice. Here’s what we learned. Remember more stress =...
How to turn your Ph.D. into a job
Thinking about getting a Ph.D? Most experts will tell you it’s a bad idea. The average doctoral student takes about 8 years to complete her degree — if she finishes it at all. The Ph.D. Completion Project estimates that only between 50 and 60 percent of candidates finish their dissertation within 10 years. And even when they do, well, it's no guarantee they'll get a decent-paying job. “Universities have stopped hiring tenure-track professors and have replaced them with adjuncts,” says Karen...
Is $339,200 in student loan debt normal?
Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley revealed last week that he and his wife borrowed $339,200 to put their two eldest children through college, the latest of many scary anecdotes about massive student loans. Using outlier examples like these to make political (and journalistic) points is common, but loans like the O'Malleys' are not typical. In fact, stories about them may do more harm than good. "It can potentially frighten off those lower-income people who can most benefit from...
This former ballet dancer proves it’s never too late to go to school
Jeffrey Golladay wasn’t your typical college student — and not just because he was 30 years old and married by the time he enrolled as a freshmen at NYU. He also had a nearly 20-year career as a professional dancer, performing with some of the most renowned companies in the word, including, most recently, New York’s American Ballet Theatre (ABT), where he had spent a decade in the corps. “My mom had signed me up for lessons because I was starting to get into trouble, and my sister was already...
Bramson ORT College
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Why choose Kingsborough Community College?
COST: Not only will you save money by completing your first two years at Kingsborough, you’ll find that senior colleges look favorably on people who’ve earned their associate’s degree. You may also be eligible for scholarships only available to community college students. Full-time degree students who meet CUNY’s residency requirements for in-state tuition may be eligible to attend a 6-week module at no charge. CHOICE: Choose from over 60 degree and certificate programs. You can take classes during the day, evening, and/or weekends. AWARD-WINNING LEARNING COMMUNITIES: Joining 25 other freshman in three linked courses for your first semester will help you succeed in college. STUDENT SERVICES: Whether it’s academic advisement, free tutoring, low-cost professional childcare, assistance with accessibility issues, or career training — you’ll find people and services to help you succeed. STUDENT CLUBS & SPORTS: With 80 clubs, you’ll never be at a loss for something to do or people to meet. A member of the NJCAA and the CUNY Conference, KCC’s Athletic Department offers a variety of intercollegiate teams including men's and women’s basketball, track, tennis, baseball, and soccer teams and women’s volleyball. There is also a comprehensive intramural program, an exercise room, and pool, covering many sports for men and women throughout the school year. HONORS PROGRAM: The KCC Honors Program offers enriched academic experiences and co-curricular opportunities for highly motivated and academically-capable students who want to enhance their Kingsborough education. Benefits include small honors-only classes; opportunities to study off campus; and membership in one of the largest chapters of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS: Throughout the campus you can find quiet places to study or gaze at the waterfront that hugs the campus on three sides. (Did we mention there’s also a private beach?) KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE When you’re ready to change your life. When you’re ready to change the world. For more information about enrolling at Kingsborough call 718-COLLEGE or visit www.kingsborough.edu.
Hostos Community College
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Mildred Elley Career College
Ready For a New Career? Mildred Elley’s Fast, Focused Programs Prepare You for A Career in High-Demand Fields. • Advanced Paralegal Studies • Business Management • Massage Therapy • Medical Assisting • (LPN) Practical Nursing (LPN) Practical Nursing Still Time to Enroll for January Classes! Get Started on Your New Career Now. High School Diploma Get Your Accredited High School Diploma Now! YOUR GUIDE TO SUCCESS: 5 Things Every College Student Needs - MILDRED ELLEY HAS THEM ALL 1. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE • Financial Aid & Scholarships Available To Those Who Qualify 2. FLEXIBILITY • Day, Evening & Online Classes • Year-Round Training 3. CONVENIENCE • Easy Access to Public Transportation • Online Classes Available 4. EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE • Small Class Sizes • One-on-One Academic Support • Training For High-Demand Careers 5. HELP FINDING A JOB • Lifetime Job Placement Assistance • Resume Writing Tips • Mock Interview Practice For for information, visit mildred-elley.edu
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SUNY Empire State College
What’s Different About SUNY Empire State College? So what’s different about Empire State College? As a college geared toward adult learners, who often have work, family and civic commitments, our mission is to give you a high-quality SUNY education that is innovative and flexible enough to fit your schedule. Mentoring and Flexibility At the heart of the Empire State College experience is the student’s relationship with their faculty mentor, who acts as advisor and guide, from enrollment...
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Do you get overwhelmed when it comes to social media marketing for your business? Are you unsure about the best strategies to use for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube and Pinterest? Are you ready to increase your followers and engage with your audience? Want to find out how to use social media to increase exposure and increase revenue immediately? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, our Social Media courses are for you! Facebook – Here you will learn how...
University of Massachusetts Boston
SUMMER II Engage your mind for a more productive and inspiring summer! Hundreds of classes in three sessions. Enroll now. Special programs still accepting applications: 2-WEEK RESIDENTIAL CLASSES ON NANTUCKET ISLAND Environmental History; Marine Biology; GIS Field Methods, Coastal Applications HAITIAN CREOLE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE SUMMER INSTITUTE Four levels of language skills and translation training. Taught by native speakers of Haitian Creole. FROM JOB READINESS TO CAREER ADVANCEMENT Stay in...
Cambridge College launches new,cutting-edge MBA Program
According to a Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) study, the proportion of employers seeking new business school graduates continues to show a strong upward trend in 2015, with 84% of companies surveyed planning to add recent MBAs to their workforce.
Bay State College
Bay State College’s new Nursing Associates Degree offers you an advanced, innovative and comprehensive program in a number of ways. Study and train in a high tech, dedicated nursing suite complete with smart boards, high fidelity simulation room, and debriefing facility all adjacent to the college library.
Rutgers ranks among schools with highest graduate student debt
Rutgers University received a number one ranking for public universities in America -- for massive graduate debt, that is. The Center for American Progress recently ranked American universities in order of graduate school student debt. The top winners were for-profit and private universities. Yet, Rutgers, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, managed to receive the highest ranking amongst public universities at the 19th spot overall. The American Progress report revealed that graduate students...
Is web developer the best career choice ever?
Want a career that offers flexible hours, incredible work-life balance and good money? You better start signing up for some computer and engineering courses. A new survey has found web developing might just be the best job ever. Conducted by market-research firm Provoke Insights and web startup SkilledUp, the survey asked 303 web developers across the U.S. questions about their careers, with a whopping 88 percent saying they felt satisfied in their job. Part of the reason is pay, with...
Money magazine ranks Babson the No. 2 college in the U.S.
Money magazine has named Babson the No. 2 college in the U.S., beating out such institutions as Harvard and MIT. The list ranks some 1500 schools based on educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings. The Boston school — which specializes in business and entrepreneurship — is unique in that it only offers one degree: a B.S. in business. Students get hand-on experience, launching a business during their freshmen year (all profits go to a charity) and interning with local companies...
How to ace your Skype interview
If you haven’t had a Skype interview yet, chances are you will soon. More and more companies have been using Skype or Google Hangout to conduct their first-round interviews. Employees are increasingly working remotely — a recent London study guesses that nearly half the workforce will be logging hours at home by 2020. And interviewing candidates by webcam saves time and travel expenses. But while most of us have been trained to interview in person, a remote meeting brings its own unique...
Why you won't need a bachelor's degree
The past two decades of innovation have changed America’s economic landscape in ways that are vast and irreversible. From the gig economy to the sharing economy, it seems like each day our businesses and lives are reshaped by modernization. “We’re going through a digital revolution that’s as large scale as the industrial revolution we experienced more than 100 years ago,” says Philip Zelikow, visiting managing director of the Markle Foundation and co-author of “America’s Moment: Creating...
Photo of armless pilot hugging armless little girl goes viral
An image of the first-ever armless pilot Jessica Cox hugging a little girl who was also born without arms is making its rounds through the internet and warming hearts at the same time. The little girl, a three-year-old named R.E. Pranke (Short for Ruth Evelyn) was somewhat destined to meet the pilot. Her mother, Karlyn Pranke, began researching Cox after learning during the second trimester of her pregnancy the R.E. would be born without arms. The little girl’s mother, Karlyn Pranke,...
'Adult snow cones' flowing tonight at Boston 'Grown-Ups' Museum
Three years after The Boston Children’s Museum first opened its doors to grown-ups, the drink, dance and act-like-a-kid business is going strong. The educational fun zone will again transform into the Boston Grown-Ups Museum Wednesday night, and spokesperson Jo-Anne Baxter told Metro she is expecting kids at heart to turn out in droves. The events, held every few months since then have brought in thousands – as many as 1,500 young professionals on the museum’s busiest night - with promises of a...
University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder of black man
A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man this month has been charged with murder, the Hamilton County prosecutor said on Wednesday. Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Deters said at a news conference that the July 19 shooting was "senseless" and "asinine." RELATED: What has changed since Eric Garner's death? Deters said campus police officer Ray Tensing, who is white, had purposely shot Samuel Dubose, 43, and never should have been a police officer. He said...
Boston Public Market to expand options for urban foodies
For generations, Boston’s Haymarket has been the place to pick the freshest produce and to meet other food lovers from all over the area. Since the 18th century, the area around Hanover Street has been a central meeting place for Boston’s most famous minds and mouths. From Faneuil Hall to the Haymarket, peddlers and purveyors came from all over to this neighborhood to exchange goods, services and ideas. In the Modern age, the Expressway ran through (and now under) the area, bringing goods and...
Twitter, Instagram react to Drake's latest diss track 'Back to Back'
By now you have heard about the ongoing feud between Drake and Meek Mill. Like most beef between high profile entertainers, the action began on Twitter when Meek Mill responded to being people comparing him to Drake. In his tweet, Mill makes a claim that Drake doesn’t write any of lyrics to his songs.
Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige to star in The Wiz: NBC
Four months ago NBC announced plans to bring The Wiz to life in a live television performance of the musical. On Wednesday, the network announced two additions to the cast. Queen Latifah will be playing the role of The Wiz herself, and Mary J. Blige will be playing Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West! Additionally, Stephanie Mills is set to join the cast as Auntie Em. Metro was so excited about it that we made a dream cast list. So far we haven't’ gotten any of them right, but we’re...
Bob Kraft, Patriots officially at war with Roger Goodell, NFL
The New England Patriots are at war with the National Football League. Team owner Robert Kraft made that clear Wednesday morning at a press conference at Gillette Stadium, saying that he was wrong to have put his faith in the league. “I first and foremost need to apologize to our fans because I truly believe what I did in May – given the actual evidence of the situation and the league’s history on discipline matter would make it much easier for the league to exonerate Tom Brady. Unfortunately,...
Ronda Rousey - Bethe Correia UFC 190 fight preview (start, begin TV time)
To paraphrase Michael Corleone, it's not business for Ronda Rousey. It's personal. Two months after Bethe Correia made uncouth statements mocking tragedies in Rousey's personal life, it was clear that anger still resonated with every word the UFC Women's bantamweight champion uttered. "Everything up until the suicide comment could have been understandable from a marketing point of view, but once she said that it's when it crossed the line and became truly personal for me," Rousey said in a...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paris Saint - Germain may look at move to NYCFC, Red Bulls or Galaxy of MLS
It is rarely mentioned, but one of the obvious things that MLS desperately needs the most in order to take the next step in terms of popularity in the United States is to add more marketable players. Paris Saint-Germain star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic seems like a perfect fit for the still growing league: he’s one of the best goal-scorers of his generation and he has the oversized personality to match. What’s more, his current contract in France is almost up; it runs through the end of this...
Small on space, big on style
Kim Lewis, interior designer, Ply Gem blogger and regular on FYI’s “Tiny House Nation” is the queen of living large in small spaces. She’s part of a new trend of homeowners and designers who think you’ll live better with less — that is, in homes between 150 and 600 square feet. Those who’ve joined the movement say that choosing the tiny home lifestyle saves money, is eco-friendly, and it can help you live a simpler, less chaotic life. Since living in a city means a small space isn’t a choice as...
How close are we to male birth control?
When it comes to birth control, men are rarely trusted to use any form of conventional contraceptive. But there’s a reason scientists are focused on developing a birth control option for men: It might just be the safest, and most effective, method. “Right now, the only options on the market [for men] are roughly insufficient; there is the vasectomy, which is not reversible, and condoms, which have a pregnancy rate of 18 percent — mainly due to inconsistent use,” explains Aaron Hamlin, executive...
Paddle adventures on Virginia’s Eastern Shore
Largely undeveloped, Virginia’s Eastern Shore is much like it was before the arrival of Europeans. Sea kayakers enjoy the challenge of paddling along the Atlantic coastline to deserted islands or oyster beds. The Chesapeake coastline is more protected and has vast marshlands teeming with waterfowl and wildlife. Related: Scenic mountain drives in Virginia Outfitters plan trips for every interest: educational eco-tours, relaxing sunset paddles, “Paddle Your Glass Off” trips to a vineyard,...
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This Week in Health: Marijuana compound may help heal bone fractures
Marijuana compound may help heal bone fractures Location of study: Israel Results: Can marijuana help heal broken bones? Researchers from Tel Aviv University say that it appears so. To be clear, researchers specifically looked at a marijuana compound called CBD (cannabidiol), which does not trigger a psychoactive response. When administered to rats with mid-femoral fractures, CBD appeared to significantly enhance the healing process. Significance: Researchers say it could be a game changer...