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Tips for avoiding back-to-school germs, illnesses

Kids and germs seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But, there are ways that parents can help protect their kids from the usual barrage of back-to-school illnesses, a health expert says.

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Being an Uber driver is the perfect job for college students … says Uber

Uber is recruiting college kids to be drivers. The ride share company is casting itself as the “perfect part-time solution” for college students, particularly in Los Angeles, according to a recent post on Uber’s Newsroom blog. 

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Coping with college stress

Stress and anxiety are common among new college students, but there are ways to cope, a doctor says.

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Backpack smarts from a pro

Ill-fitting backpacks may put school children at risk for muscle injuries as well as back, neck and shoulder pain, experts warn.

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Early to bed, early to rise a back-to-school challenge

It's time to start getting children and teens into their school-year sleep routine, an expert says.

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Separation anxiety in children going to school

Separation anxiety that presents itself in children going to school is a regular part of childhood development for many kids. However, it can be very distressing to both the child and the parents.

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Surviving freshman year 101

College freshmen face many new experiences and academic demands, but there are a number ways to ease into campus life.

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Sending kids off to college doesn't have to be tearful

As new college students prepare to leave home, it can be a difficult time for parents.

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The safest way to get to school is a big yellow bus

School buses are the safest way for students to get to and from school, according to the National Safety Council.

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7 ways to take your budget back to school

How to budget for books, fees and debt-free finances as the school year approaches

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Go back to school without going into debt

7 spending-conscious ways to send kids back to school. More>>

Financial prep school for college-bound students

10 ways to get an A in student debt management. More>>

Back to school laptop bag guide

Check out these five great laptop bags for students.
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The essential back to school supply list

Make the transition from vacation to learning a little sweeter with a full stock of new, useful supplies for your child. More>>

Four back to school tips to stay organized

Getting ready for the back to school rush doesn't have to be hard. Here are some tips to get you and your kids organized. More>>

12 useful online services and apps for students

The school year is about to begin, and parents across the country are getting kids ready with new school supplies, computers, tablets, and a few other must-haves. Before you send your student off to high school or even the far away world of college, you should sign up for these (or similar) services. More>>

10 best back-to-school shopping sites

Save time and reduce stress by buying back-to-school supplies and gear online. More>>

Turn your dorm room into a gamer den

When you move into a college dorm room, you accept certain limitations when it comes to your available living space. For gamers, that means you need to get a little creative in order to turn your room into the gamer cave you need to help you unwind between classes. More>>

iPad, Nexus, and Note: Back to school tablets for students

High schoolers and college kids need tablets with good, pixel dense displays, speedy performance, and extras or accessories that will keep them productive both in class and at the library. More>>

Laptops 101: What's the best computer for your college major?

Back to school shopping for college students often requires a trip to the local computer store. Make sure you're armed with the right information before you pick up that new laptop.
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8 best cars for teen drivers

Buying a car for your teen to drive to and from high school takes some thought. You might pick something sporty for yourself -- but you want something different for your kids. More>>

Back to school tips from mom bloggers

Making the transition back to school can be quite a change for kids and parents alike. Here is some advice from a panel of mom bloggers. More>>

Healthy lunch box ideas for back to school

Coming up with healthy lunch box ideas your kids will actually enjoy is not always easy. Here are some suggestions. More>>

Keep back to school panic to a minimum

If your house is unprepared to go back to school, here's some tips on how to get everybody back on track before fall.  More>>

Summer homework battles

You're still sitting on the beach, but unfinished summer projects for school -- posters, reading assignments, essays -- loom large. Here's how to make the job less painful. More>>

Back-to-school shopping for your dog

While parents spend about $600 a year per child in back-to-school purchases, pet parents will find it far less expensive to outfit their pooch for training classes or doggie day care. But as with any kind of shopping, it pays to research and compare before making your purchasing decisions.
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