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Knowledge Doesn’t Belong to Just Any One Person

Let Your Light Shine.CMC

Below is an excerpt from the May 2017, National Geographic Magazine, where Paleoanthropologist Lee Berger, discusses the need for frank discussion and collaboration amongst everyone, not just scientists and academics, in order to advance human knowledge. Doesn’t publishing your raw data invite premature criticism?  Yes, there’s is public criticism, but that’s peculiar to any science …

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Intern Beware

As we recently posted, internships are becoming the new entry level jobs.  Although appealing to students hungry for future jobs, given today’s challenged employment outlook, not all internships are created equal.  The line between “employee” and “unpaid intern” needs to be carefully defined by both companies and student interns, in order to create a mutually beneficial and legal …

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Arts and Science Are Not Mutually Exclusive

All too often, science is considered the polar opposite of arts.  Dr. Mae Jemison speaks to the intersection of arts and science, given her own experience, as a dancer, doctor, chemical engineer and first African American female astronaut. “Many people,” she wrote, “do not see a connection between science and dance, but I consider them …

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Guest Post: “The School Part of School”

About the author: Rohan graduated with a full International Baccalaureate Diploma in 2012.  He moved from Northern California to the Midwest for college at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  He’s currently majoring in Biomedical Engineering and plans to attend medical school.   The academic requirements for both engineering and pre-medicine can be demanding.  Rohan’s previous …

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The State of the Recent College Graduate

Just in the last month, more recently graduated or soon-to-be-graduated college students have re-connected with Creative Marbles for post-college advising.  Degrees (almost) in hand, “Now what?” is the question, as these grads move back home with mom and dad. The current sentiment as published in today’s Wall Street Journal gives insight into the world our …

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General Thinking According To Google Trends

What’s on people’s minds… Hat tip to zerohedge.com (8/21/2013) Related PostsACT vs. SAT College Admissions Can Test Even Your Last Nerve Simple Tips For Learning Go Slow. You’ll Know. Changes to Subsidized Direct Student Loans for Fall 2012

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The Worth of Wealth

What is wealth?  The Urban Institute recently reported that the average net worth of today’s 29 to 37 year old has fallen 21% in comparison with previous generations since 1983.  On the surface, this idea of “less wealth” may seem like a bad thing, as generally, I don’t like to be “less” at anything.  However, …

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Sleep, More Sleep and Summer Camp: A Teen’s Summer Vacation Agenda

The months long stretch of unscheduled summer vacation can be enticing to both teens and their parents.  For teens, the idea of sleeping in until afternoon and no pressure about daily homework assignments is enthralling.  For parents, summer can be an unrestricted time to explore other academic interests and hobbies.  (And, in fairness, for teens …

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Potential Can Be Nurtured with Effort: More about College Selection

“Doing your homework”  when it comes to choosing colleges is essential.  A former client and current college freshman’s mom, recently shared her experience how to do that “homework” and how pleased she is with the family’s final choice for her son–UC Santa Cruz.   Her son is growing, even in an unexpected triple roommate situation, and …