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Best Children’s Books For Back To School

Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or off to middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.

08/05/2013

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College Cohabitation: How to Deal with Roommate Issues

Living with roommates can be hard. If you start the relationship with the proper information and tools, it can lead to happy cohabitation.

07/22/2013

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

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Ask a Chef: Best Back To School Lunch Recipes

Even highly trained chefs deal with kid critics when it comes to lunch box offerings. The Executive Chef of Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago says use fresh ingredients and a little risk and you get fewer orders of pb&j this school year.

07/15/2013

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DIY School Supplies Just In Time For Back To School

Jazzing up school supplies is a fun project for you and your kids before the school year starts. Stir up their artistic natures and create some one-of-a-kind gear together!

07/15/2013

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6 Places To Go ‘Back To School’ In NYC

As kids in New York City head back to school to this week, maybe you’re nostalgic for the days when September meant new notebooks and a fresh start. Show your solidarity with the kiddies, or simply herald the start of autumn, by taking a class.

09/07/2012

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NYC’s 5 Best Stores For Back To School Shopping

From school supplies to new clothes, back to school shopping can be an overwhelming task. Check out these 5 local spots, for your back to school shopping needs.

09/04/2012

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Nina In New York: Back To School Shopping Never Goes Out Of Style

As it is, the office-approved supplies catalog from which I am permitted to order is tragically lacking in swagger. I suppose those little neon document flags count for something, but there’s no denying that the magic is gone.

09/04/2012

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The Couch: Back To School Celebrity Looks For Less

Get the looks for less. Your kids want to dress like Justin Bieber or Willow Smith? The Couch shows you how to get the looks for less.

08/31/2012

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6 Best High Tech Gadgets For Back-To-School

It doesn’t matter what grade your child is going into this fall, there’s at least one high-tech tool they’ll both want and need this year.

08/29/2012

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Top Tech Items For Back To School

As you prepare for back to school shopping, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with so many gadgets out there. David Gregg of BehindTheBuy.com visited The Couch to share some of his favorite picks for the new school year.

08/22/2012

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Talking To Your Kids About Bullying

Being the victim of a relentless bully can be a distraction and even a danger to kids. As a parent, it is important to recognize the signs of bullying, know how to talk to your children about bullies and establish an appropriate reaction to a bully situation.

08/01/2012

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College Student Prep: 5 Must-Have Items For Every Dorm Room

The bags are packed and the move-in date is coming up fast. Now all that’s left before moving into the dorms and starting a new life at college is dorm-room shopping. Here are some essential items to put on that shopping list.

08/01/2012

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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.

08/01/2012

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