Naval Aviation an exciting opportunity to keep America secure via air and sea
Protecting the security of the United States from both air and sea is what the exclusive, world-class group of Navy Pilots and Naval Flight Officers do on a regular basis. They have access to the world's most sophisticated aircraft and helicopters, and play a crucial role to the Navy's mission.
Power shoes: Choosing the right footwear for climbing the corporate ladder
Climbing the corporate ladder requires marketable skills, initiative, creativity and ... the right shoes? While the importance of proper footwear may seem obvious for professions that require standing or walking all day, such as waitressing, nursing or cooking, poor shoe choices can also trip you up in an office setting.
Surprising, practical budgeting tools for college kids
As millions of young people start the long, expensive process to embark on, or continue, their college journey, many parents are shaking their head about their child's personal finance skills, or lack thereof. If your child has issues managing their (or your) personal finances, now is the time to start considering your options.
Part-time jobs may be the new normal in the U.S. job market
The unemployment rate has edged lower as the nation slowly recovers from the economic crash of 2009 but unemployment is still a concern for many Americans. Millions of people have filled part-time positions, to make ends meet. Many people are signing up to work several part-time jobs in lieu of a full-time position. It seems as though part-time jobs have become the new normal for U.S. workers.
Applying to college? Practical advice for finding your dream university
Life is full of landmark decisions. For many Americans, choosing a college is the first life-changing decision they will make. Young people must weigh a host of factors, including how well the school's curriculum meets their career objectives, cost, distance from home, and whether the campus culture meshes with their personalities.
In a do-it-yourself world, we still need professionals
We live in a world that encourages us to DIY - "do it yourself" - in everything from remodeling our houses to building our own websites. While smart, dedicated people can certainly accomplish a lot, professional expertise is still extremely valuable, especially when it comes to investing.
Transitioning from high school to college is a big deal. Beyond the overwhelming college application process, many students wrestle with questions about their major, career goals, moving away from home and financing college expenses.
Tips for parents on how, and why, to talk to kids about insurance
When it comes to financial literacy, parents know it's important to give kids the knowledge and skills they need to manage money. While you're teaching children about smart spending, saving and credit management, don't forget to discuss another important aspect of financial health: insurance.
Cool car upgrades: How to enhance your ride and ease back-to-school stress
Fall has finally arrived, meaning it's time for the kids to hit the school books. And as the leaves gradually morph from green to gold, your driving schedule quickly accelerates from leisurely cruising to nonstop go, go, go.
How to mentally prepare for a crisis in the workplace
Recent events in the news have reminded us that unexpected, dangerous and stressful situations can happen anywhere: on the street corner, at the grocery store, and in the workplace. While these situations are often chaotic, there are steps you can take to mentally prepare yourself to handle them better, whether you are an employee, a business owner or manager, or a bystander.
Memo to job seekers: It's not the economy, it could be you
Job seekers are growing increasingly pessimistic about their ability to gain employment. Nearly two in five job seekers lack confidence that the job market will improve next year. Hiring managers, however, disagree. Here's what you need to know.
A professional certification may not always be a job requirement, but it is often a deciding factor between qualified candidates. In fact, technology is one of the most in-demand career fields, but recent graduates and professionals are both struggling to find new jobs or get promoted because they don't have a certification - a third-party validation of their skills.
Smart steps to rev up your career and make a positive change
Have you hit a wall in your career? Do you go to your job every day and feel bored? Have you been looking for a new job for what seems like forever? If you're not happy with your current work situation, it's time to make a change for the better.
Almost every day there is something in the news about a computer hacker obtaining sensitive corporate information. Whether these cyber-attacks are the work of lone individuals or sophisticated organizations, the end result can be devastating. In fact, it has been estimated that such intrusions cost the nation's businesses more than $114 billion every year.
Risk of concussion increases with school sports and activities
During the school year, more students ride bikes and participate in sports such as football, hockey and soccer. Events such as a bike accident, quick fall or collision with another student during athletic practice resulting in a concussion could cause serious consequences both during the school year and later on in life.
You've polished your resume, updated your references and picked up your best outfit from the dry cleaners. You're ready for that big interview. But while your experience and qualifications may match the position perfectly, have you given any thought to your soft skills?
What Gen Z knows - and should learn - about saving for college
Many members of Gen Z (people born during the 1990s) are either already facing, or are on the verge of facing, their own college funding challenges. Fortunately, a variety of college savings plans can help better prepare parents and their kids for the future.
Back to school: school nurses lead way to healthy year
While parents and students prep for back-to-school season, so too do the country's 74,000 school nurses, who are charged with helping maintain a healthy, thriving student body for the 2013-14 school year.
Last minute tips to find those back-to-school deals
The school bell will be ringing soon but summer activities have kept your family far too busy to find time to shop for school supplies. Don't panic if you notice the store shelves looking a little bare: There are still some really great deals to find and you can easily get all of your back-to-school needs filled.
Make game time a chance to give back this holiday season
The holidays provide the perfect opportunity for family gatherings and gift exchanges. More so than ever, games of all kinds are factoring into a night by the fire or near the tree. If you're hesitant about letting consoles compromise your family time, consider the bonding potential and positive impact gaming can have on you, your loved ones, and even as a way to give back.
It's no secret that technology has changed how we live. From tablets and streaming video, to big data analytics and network security, we live in a digital world that impacts us every minute of every day. However, technology not only improves the way we live and work in the present, but also offers great opportunity for the future.
Turning your mechanical passion into a unique career
Technical and mechanical ability often shows itself at an early age. Chances are you've seen this in yourself. You always took care of your own bike and car. Do others see it? Are you the first person they come to when something is broken? Do you like troubleshooting mechanical problems and won't stop until you've found the solution? If you wear the term "gearhead" with pride, a career as a mechanic may seem an obvious choice. But what if you want something bigger? Something more unique that can broaden your career and income possibilities? The professions are out there - here are just a few.
Tips for parents looking to upgrade their child's learning experience
Parents thinking of buying a tablet for their child may think touchscreen technology is heralding the end of writing for their kids. Not so, education and technology pros say. A new generation of "pens," designed for use with tablets and touchscreens, is bringing one of the oldest human communication tools into classrooms that have already entered the digital age.
Being your own boss: getting your freelance or small business off the ground
It's one of the greatest American dreams. You make your own hours and choose your own clients, while doing what you love and getting paid for it. Starting your own small or freelance business can be an empowering and life-altering experience, but before you get to the good part, there's plenty of work to create the foundation of a successful business.
Survey: Teens not as cyber savvy as parents might think
While some parents may not know a gigabyte from Google, they still need to help their kids stay safe and protect personal information online. A new survey finds that some of today's young people don't understand the dangers of their tech-heavy lifestyles.
America's restaurant and foodservice industry provides jobs and careers for 13 million people - 10 percent of our nation's workforce. While restaurants serve as a stepping stone for many - one in three Americans got their first job experience in a restaurant - it's also an industry of tremendous opportunity, where individuals of all backgrounds are given the opportunity to move up the ladder and succeed. In fact, 80 percent of restaurant owners began their careers as hourly workers in the industry.
Winning tips for capturing memorable back-to-school photos
As children across the country gear up with their new backpack, school supplies, clothes and haircuts, parents are reaching for their cameras, ready to capture another milestone: the annual back-to-school photo. This year, capture that memorable shot like a professional with a few expert tips and tricks.
Think outside the lunch box to make school lunches they'll love
Many parents prefer packing their kids' school lunches for a number of reasons, from cost savings to the confidence of having better control over what their children eat. But packing the same-old, same-old every day can get tired fast - for both parent and child. By adding a dollop of creativity to packed lunches, parents can ensure they serve something kids will enjoy throughout the school year.
Making wellness programs work for your wallet and lifestyle
Staying well through preventive steps is cheaper, healthier and easier for everyone than waiting until a health condition becomes an issue. From the government to your own employer, many organizations spend millions of dollars every year on wellness programs aimed at supporting individuals' efforts to stay healthy. These programs can be a great tool if they are easy to use, engaging, and provide reliable, understandable information on wellness.
A practice that was once frowned upon, many schools are now encouraging students to bring their own tablets, smartphones and notebook computers into the classroom to improve student learning opportunities. With the rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, many parents are wondering how they can ensure their child has the most appropriate technology to help them succeed. The upcoming holiday season is a great opportunity to find the right device for your child.
Kick start the school year with fun, free ways to keep kids active
School days mean long hours studying indoors, exercising students' brains but not their bodies. While classroom learning is the cornerstone of education, it's important to remember that physical activity supports overall wellness. Keeping kids moving can even boost brain function, improving their grades along with their muscles.
Thwarting the safety threats that can lurk in kids' lunch boxes
When it comes to back-to-school safety, you cover the basics vigilantly, such as teaching kids to avoid strangers, buckling them in the car and providing appropriate safety gear when they play sports. But have you considered taking as much care when it comes to packing lunch boxes?
From supplies to volunteering, parents can find ways to support teachers
Parents know educating their children is a collaborative effort between families and teachers. Each new school year, parents look for ways to make that effort as fruitful and positive for their children as possible. By supporting their child's teacher, parents can help ensure kids get the best education possible every year.
Do you buckle up your kids? New research shows one in four parents don't
Most parents know that kids are safest in a car when buckled up. But there are situations when families decide to take a risk by not buckling up their children on every ride. A new survey reveals one in four parents admits to not buckling up their child in the car.
For many college-bound students, savings, family contributions, scholarships, grants and a part-time job won't be enough to pay for college. For these students, borrowing may be the only way to make up the difference between available funds and college expenses. Here's what everyone should know about financing a college education.
Tips to secure your future despite an unsure economy
Despite the recent deal to re-open the government and gains in the economy, the business community is still somewhat skeptical about the economy's stability. While many employers acknowledge that overall business conditions are improving, respondents generally feel the present recovery is fragile and the health care changes might potentially slow the recovery down.
Parents urged to get kids vaccinated against meningococcal disease for new school year
Moms do all they can to prepare their kids for a healthy transition from summer vacation to the new school year, which brings new teachers, homework and demanding sports practices. But, when gearing up for the transition, there is one thing moms might be forgetting to protect their children against: potentially fatal meningococcal disease.
Online programs key to career advancement in a tough economy
Employers are looking for employees who possess the proper education and training, but are having trouble finding qualified candidates. If you are trying to get ahead in your career, you've likely realized the skills gap exists and you know the benefits a new position or promotion could mean to you and your family.
The majority of parents of high school students know that the future will very likely hold a college education for their child. But what is often uncertain is how they will pay for that education. About 60 percent of high school graduates enroll in a college or university for advanced studies according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As the year winds down, it is time to start thinking about recent tax changes and how they affect you, especially if you run a small business. But keeping tax details straight is tough - even for those who live and breathe the industry. One of the most common questions during this time of year is "who needs a 1099 or a W-2?"
Fundraising for school? What you should know about managing legal liability
When kids go back to school, fundraising by parent-teacher organizations and booster clubs kicks into high gear. What if the worst happens and someone gets hurt? You may think the school will be liable to pay damages or medical expenses for injured parties, but in most cases volunteers themselves are on the hook.
Finding employment can be a full-time job these days. High numbers of job seekers can make it a challenge for those looking for long-term jobs and careers. Before your confidence begins to wane, it can help to remember that the skills applied to a search for employment can strengthen performance on the job.
A college education is a lifelong investment. College graduates are more likely to be employed and earn more throughout the course of their lives, according to a recent report by the College Board. While the benefits of a college education may be clear, figuring out the true cost and how to pay for it isn't always as obvious.
Computers, tablets and mobile devices are fundamental for college students to learn, study and stay connected. With more and more devices being used on campus, college officials are feeling the pain of trying to keep their networks and data safe from ever-increasing threats.
Career opportunities booming for financial professionals
At a time when unemployment still remains relatively high and competition for jobs is stiff, the career as a personal financial professional holds much promise for graduating college students and career-changers.
Life with advanced breast cancer: a daughter's perspective
Cate Edwards, daughter of Elizabeth Edwards, became part of the cancer community in 2004 when her mother was first diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Shocked and defiant, Edwards and her mother assembled the best team of healthcare providers and confronted the cancer with grace, courage and perseverance.
Know how to keep young athletes playing safe and strong
Playing sports is great for kids. It teaches them the importance of teamwork, helps them stay physically active and creates positive habits that last a lifetime. An injury, however, can sideline young athletes for the season - or longer. Communities, coaches, parents and athletes adopt four key strategies to help reduce sports-related injuries.
Technology is increasingly integrating with many aspects of our daily routines. From toothbrushes that beep when you are brushing too hard to thermostats that automatically adjust the temperature based on your behavior, advances in technology are getting personal in ways that are intended to help ease your experience.
Attractive career opportunities await engineering graduates
Many recent engineering graduates are reaping the benefits of a flourishing job market for specializations within the growing field. Engineering occupations are expected to grow by more than 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The nation's aging infrastructure is, at least in part, spurring the growth as engineers will design and implement new pollution control systems, water systems and roads. Growth in engineering fields is outpacing the expected growth rate for any other occupation.