Advantages and Disadvantages of Online College Education

Online education is an obvious trend of both the present and the future. Here are the most significant strengths and weaknesses of online learning. Read more »

The Benefit of Time Management for College Students and Others

Time management is one of the most important things for successful learning. It allows students to complete their college assignments on time, become more productive, and boost their academic performance. If you... Read more »

Conquering the Fear of Rejection

Each year, as my high school juniors step onto the proverbial diving board and prepare to launch headfirst into their college admissions process, something invariably stops them from taking the plunge: Fear!  They... Read more »

Road to College: Selecting a College Major – Where Interests & Skills Intersect

The road to college is a path primarily defined by its destination. While this destination may vary greatly from student to student, the larger objectives of gaining acceptance to a college, completing... Read more »

The ABC and D of Medicare

Medicare is a federal program for people 65 or older – or under 65 who qualify on the basis of a disability –  and you’re a U.S. citizen or legal resident who... Read more »

Guardians of the Grounds

The Rockefeller State Park Preserve has never been more popular, its wide-open spaces offering fresh air and freedom during Covid’s constrictions.  But the preserve, with over 60 miles of carriage roads to monitor, and... Read more »

Road to College: Optimizing the Online Learning Mindset 

For many of us, March marks almost a full year of online learning. While many schools have taken advantage of hybrid models, virtual instruction has largely remained an important but often challenging... Read more »

Beyond the Classroom: Embrace Errors and Grow Your Brain 

Psychologists know that brain science teaches us about the most interesting elements of learning. Mistakes, for instance, will actually grow us in both conscious and unconscious ways. And as parents, we need to... Read more »


Any guy who tells you Adam’s descendants are inherently superior to Eve’s is one of two things: drunk or delusional. Or both. C’mon, man. How much more proof do we need that it just ain’t the case.   Brawn never has impressed me... Read more »

The Incurious American

If you’ve logged a decent number of miles, chances are “The Ugly American” is a familiar phrase. Derived from the title of a landmark 1950s bestseller about America’s misadventures in Southeast Asia, it soon became a redolent epiphet that... Read more »