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Staying Out of Our Kids’ College Applications

I swore I would not be the kind of mom who micro-managed my kids’ college applications. No helicoptering for me. No sirree, I was too wise and evolved for that kind of shallow “my kids define me” mentality.

My grandparents and my parents went to college. I went to college. My kids work hard and play hard at good schools; all predictors were excellent that my children would go to college too.

That was the …

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Helping Your Teen Put Together College Applications

So what does it take to get into college? Well, the answer depends on quite a few factors. The type of major, high school academics, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, the personal statement, the interview, extra-curricular activities, leadership skillsthe list goes on and on. Thats why, as Ive said many times before, its best to start thinking about college early. How early? In my opinion, it truly is never too early.

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Middle School Feels Like College

Im on my way to work (we’re shooting a commercial today) with my coffee in hand and I finally have some peace and quiet to get on my computer with no interruptions. Last night, after dropping my youngest off at dance class and organizing a ride for my 9-year-old to get to soccer practice, I sat down at my daughter’s basketball game and took a big, deep breath.

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The Best Makeup for Crow’s-Feet

Crow’s-feet, or those crinkles in the outer corners of your eyes, may be a sign of past smiles, but they do make it difficult not to look quite your age. Changing the cosmetics you use and how you apply them can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, helping you look rested, refreshed and younger than your years.