Tag: sleep

Reading: Putting the FUN in Fundamental

It might now seem like a long way off, but in just a couple of years, you’re going to start thinking about applying to college. Part of that, of course, is taking the SAT or ACT, and you’re undoubtedly going to be doing focused test-prep to get ready. The breakdown of each test is pretty […]

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Get More Sleep: How and Why We Recharge Our Brains

We’ve all been there. It’s 12:30am on a Wednesday night, and you just want to finish your work and be done with it. You finally crawl into bed around 1am, hoping that the next five hours bring a blissful and rejuvenating sleep … only to awaken and find yourself woefully unenergized and under-enthused for the […]

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9 Tips for Your Best Sleep

Many of us know how crucial sleep is to our daily lives and how a lack of sleep can cause major short- and long-term issues. We know that we need self-care and can’t help others if we don’t care for ourselves. Yet, with our loads of priorities and attempts at self-soothing in a complicated time, […]

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Senior Year: What to Expect

It is true that junior year grades are paramount, but colleges do consider senior year transcripts. Work hard and continue to prepare, because this fall will be the busiest yet. Colleges want to admit individuals who are committed, engaged, and exuberant participants in life.  Balancing standardized tests, athletic events, activities, jobs, family and friends is […]

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Transitioning from High School to College

At her parents’ urging, Catherine Peterson began looking at colleges in her sophomore year, beginning with a visit to Bates College during the family’s summer vacation in Maine. Catherine’s parents knew that Bates had a strong academic reputation – and a solid swim team, which was also important to Catherine. That was the start. As […]

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Radical Downtime and the Default Mode Network

“Nothing,” John said, unable to keep a wry smile from creasing the corners of his mouth. It was June of 2014, and I had asked John about his summer plans. Nothing. No soccer camp. No internship. Coding course? Trombone competition?  Service trip? Nope. Nada. Uh-uh. Nothing. With all my zeal for being a non-anxious presence, I […]

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Keep Calm and March On…

You are well on your way to National Decision Day.  It has been a very busy year, and truly, you have demonstrated Herculean strength in balancing your life of standardized tests, athletic events, activities, jobs, family, friends, and, of course, your last year of high school. With a keen focus, kinetic flexibility, and social dexterity […]

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Good Sleep Equals Good Days

Falling leaves. Cooler temps. Mid-semester exams. Autumn is finally upon us. As your kids truly settle into the school year, their minds may be pulled in several directions. There are now bona fide assignments and deadlines to contend with, as well as the specter of fall standardized tests. Yet, some students persist with their late […]

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How Do I Choose My College Major?

Some students worry about whether their decision about their undergraduate major will have future consequences and affect opportunities for graduate school or job and career. Put more specifically (for those looking ahead to grad school), the question is whether a particular major will make you more – or less – competitive when applying to graduate […]

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