Best Time to Buy Five Must-Have Items

Guest Blogger: Harper Mac Today’s retailers do not have enough room in their stores to hold seasonal merchandise indefinitely. Because of this, they will often mark down seasonal items when it is toward the end of their selling seasons. As a savvy shopper, you can take advantage of this by making certain purchases when the…

Improve Your Professional Life as a Volunteer

Guest Blogger: Harper Mac Volunteers serve local and global communities and generally make the world a better place. While these opportunities won’t provide financial rewards, you can use your experiences as a volunteer to increase your professional opportunities after graduating. Whether you’re researching potential careers, improving your resume, or trying to gain experience in a…

How to Handle Change during a Divorce

Guest Blogger: Harper Mac Regardless of the circumstances surrounding a divorce, it is a painful and difficult process to go through. From changing living situations and the loss of a lifelong partner to helping children deal with the separation, the demands of divorce can be exhausting and challenging. However tempting it may be to shut…

Count Down to Teaching Abroad

Guest Blogger: Harper Mac Here are some of the early steps you absolutely must take to prepare for your teaching adventure abroad. What Influences My Experience? Whether the phrase, “When I taught in ___” leads to a funny, heartwarming story or the recitation of a foreign bureaucratic nightmare depends on many, many factors: luck, preparation,…

Prevent Theft on Campus

Guest Blogger: Harper Mac College students typically don’t carry briefcases full of diamonds and cash onto a college campus, but they still have valuables that matter to them. Laptops, phones, and other electronic devices are attractive targets for thieves, and a college campus is a prime place for robberies to occur. But there are several ways to…

Self-Management of Fibromyalgia

Guest Blogger: Harper Mac Fibromyalgia is a real disease that affects five million Americans every day. If you’re one ofthe sufferers, you know the pain it causes. Fatigue, flu-like symptoms, aching muscles, tender skin and mental fogginess make it extremely difficult to perform daily tasks, even just getting out of bed and taking a shower.…

Bilingualism Can Make You Smarter

Guest Blogger: Harper Mac Being bilingual has serious, practical advantages in this global economy; but there may be some hidden cognitive advantages to speaking two languages as well. Research into the benefits of bilingualism has yielded results that seem to indicate that bilingual individuals are at a cognitive advantage over single-language speakers. Research into this…

Recap of ‘Donate Life’ Month

Guest Blogger: Harper Mac In a recent proclamation, President Barack Obama named April 2012 as National Donate Life Month. In doing so, he brought attention to the great need for organ donors. There are currently more than 114,000 people on organ transplant waiting lists. While many people have chosen to donate vital organs upon their deaths, many more…