Show of hands for everyone who has had to endure the sound of people copulating nearby. It's enough to drive you to put a pencil through your eardrum. Not to be melodramatic, but it's amongst the worst things ever. Unfortunately, a college student in Massachusetts who feels the same way recently learned that you can't sue over it...well, you sort of can.
Sometimes you can be with someone and all the stars align and you have mind blowing Samantha Jones-like sex. It's incredible. Sometimes you don't. Sometimes sex is so awful you're like, "Bro. WHAT are you doing!" Sometimes guys are so annoying in bed you wish it were appropriate to text your girlfriends during the act to tell them exactly what he is doing.
Just when you thought maybe our generation was moving away from such disgusting things, a flyer entitled "The Top 10 Ways to Get Away With Rape" was found in the men's bathroom of a Miami University dorm.
By GalTime College Coach, Suzanne Shaffer, for GalTime.com getting your student ready for the big test(s) Yes, I said parents. Because let’s face it, standardized test prep and test taking will stress the entire household, even the parents. Nancy Berk, author of “College Bound and Gagged” describes it like this:
I loved "Mamma Mia!", the ABBA movie. I loved "Hairspray." So of course I also loved "Pitch Perfect," directed by Jason Moore: Watching a group of misfits perform everything from Ace of Base to Rihanna together is infectiously, vicariously fun. But aside from the singing (though the singing is so good!) this is a story of unexpected friendships and life-changing love.
For 20 years, I was a mom first, raising two boys while keeping the house in order. My career, although important, was secondary to being a mother. So, facing an empty nest was a challenge. And to deal with this major life change, I had to make some major changes in my daily routine.
It's official…my baby is gone to college. I dropped him off at a house he'll be sharing with several other students for a few weeks until the dorms open. Several hundred deep breaths later, vowing not to think about that house too much, or how far away it is, I think I'm good with my empty nest, and here's why.
When I recently told a friend about my parenting book on homework, he chuckled a bit and asked: “Do you have a few minutes? I’ve got a good story.” He told me about a family he knows who shared with him their system for assuring student success. “The parents get all of the information possible in the beginning of the grading period and put all due dates of everything into a GANNT chart.” A GANNT chart is a great tool for breaking down tasks into smaller tasks and is a system I use with clients. So far so good.
Jane Lynch is hilarious. Debt, on the other hand, is not. So, you might be scratching your head as to why the 52-year-old, tracksuit-wearing Glee actress is participating in the new, "Don't Major In Debt" campaign, which is helping students find ways to pay for college without damaging their financial future.
College movies always make college girls look so debauched. You know what I mean — casual sex, chicks kissing chicks, and, of course, that whole "Girls Gone Wild" thing. Typically we take these fictional portrayals of young adult women with grains of salt; sure, some may use college as a chance to explore, but not everyone thinks of college as one huge sex romp, right?