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Best Parenting for Best Colleges

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As an educational consultant who helps students and families with their college pursuits, I am often asked, “When is the best time to sign up for your services?” The easy response is “sometime during the Junior year of high school.” Yet perhaps the question is too simple. The more valuable question is “When can you help me prepare my...

Who To Listen To If You Want To Grow Your Business

According to the National Retail Federation, the annual holiday season makes up an average of 20 percent of annual sales for retailers. It is critical for businesses to make sure they are catering to their market's demands, particularly to their "superconsumers," or consumers who buy a lot and care a lot about their category. A new book by Eddie Yoon...

What If We Could Play Pokémon Go And Protect Earth From Being Hit By Asteroids

  In the early 90’s, a video game designer named Satoshi Tajiri came up with the concept of Pokémon, which combined his childhood hobby of insect collecting with his love for video games. "Places to catch insects are rare because of urbanization, Kids play inside their homes now, and a lot had forgotten about catching insects. When I was making games,...

Orange County Students Attend Mayor Jacobs’ Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Sixth Annual Youth Leadership Conference
Nearly 250 Orange County Public Schools students from 24 local high schools attended Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ sixth annual Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) at Valencia College’s west campus on March 11. Mayor Jacobs created the program for student leaders when she took office in 2011 in an effort to connect students with their local government. About 1,200 local...

Asian American Student Achievers Awards

Photo: Justin Chu (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) On November 15, 2014, the Asian American Heritage Council (AAHC) held its annual Asian American Student Achievers Awards at the Orange County Public Library in Downtown Orlando. Although I had participated in the past years as a student applicant, this year, I had the honor to be a co-emcee of this event as well. The...

10 Things that Juniors (and Parents) Need to Know About College Admissions

The college admissions process is intimidating, complex, and full of anxiety. Few parents understand the process well, and most students hear misinformation and myths around their high schools. The following 10 points are intended to give valuable guidance to families with students approaching college. The college application season starts when the senior year of high school starts. Applications are filed...

Bicycle Of Progress

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I Want To Ride My Bicycle There is a story of a monk that went across the Chinese border with his electric bicycle with sacs of sand. All the customs officers suspected him that he smuggles something and every time they took the sacks and ripped them apart they have found nothing in them but sand. After months one of the customs...

Blessing for World Peace: A Universal Value of Compassion, Responsibility and Education

President Barack Obama meets with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama in the White House, July 16, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, the Washington Wizards NBA Team, and… His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso - the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet? What’s the commonality? All drew sold-out crowds at the Verizon Center, an arena that holds over 20,000 people in the heart of Chinatown in Washington DC. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a title given to the religious leader of Tibetan Buddhists...

How to define Creativity?

There are many ways we can define creativity, so what is it exactly? Image: kingamela from the book 'G -The Journey To Ludoland' So you think you can better define CREATIVITY? Watch this video and see what other people had to say (filmed in Hong Kong) Now - Write your definition here and challenge us...   So what is Creativity? It can be telling a good joke;...

From IB to State U: the Challenge of Change

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The International Baccalaureate Program does a fine job of preparing students for the rigors of the college classroom. However, IB does not prepare students for the overall college environment. In our experience, IB students struggle more than others with the culture shock of adjusting to college, particularly large state universities. The differences between the college environment and IB are dramatic....
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