student loan saga


I just lovingly placed every paper related to my student loans in the recycling bin. Adventures Cranky Rants Tales & Blarney education freedom money strategy student loanIt’s done. They are paid off. It only took me 14 years. (:-0) My hair is white, just like the jokes say, but by George, they are paid off. The balance due, once over $45,000 USD, is now zero. […].

What my students learned this semester


Spiritual Ecopsychology poetry nature Tina Fields ecopsychology transformation gratitude Naropa contemplative education relationship studentsStart paying attention The difference between me and you (or anything, for that matter) is the thought that creates that reality. I need to be radical in my love, my thoughts, my actions, my acceptance and surrender – to get to the root, the seat of life and growth, which is the seat of […].


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Students! AERE/SEA Call for Papers for student sessions

Environmental Economics

Submitted by Elaine Frey : Graduate students or advanced undergraduates who have research interests in environmental and natural resource economics are invited to submit an abstract for a designated student AERE sponsored conference session at the SEA meetings. Interested students should email Elaine Frey ( a brief description of their research (no more than 100 words) by  April 8.

Student AERE@SEA Call for Presenters

Environmental Economics

From Elaine Frey: Graduate students in Ph.D. programs who have research interests in environmental and natural resource economics are invited to submit an abstract for designated student AERE sponsored conference sessions at the SEA meetings. In addition, AERE will organize a mentoring panel, which will provide student participants information on topics relevant to their success in the field

"Student Calls Professor ‘Mom’, Drops Class"

Environmental Economics

Poor Matty: BOONE, NC — In an incident that students involved are calling “absolute gold” and “oh my god hang on a second I’m dying”, local freshman Matty Bridges reportedly called his Economics professor “mom”. “Oh Oh god, ok so he had a question while we were going through the PowerPoint, right? So when he raised his hand he goes ‘uh mom?’” laughed Bobby Trenton, who was sitting next to Bridges at the time of the faux pas.

Advice for a student

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: I was recently thinking of majors of study, and was wondering what field of Science would compliment economics? I am considering either Ecology or Earth Sciences. I see Earth Sciences the obvious path to go down., but I like the idea of trying to price a polar bear or something. Would you have any insight into which would be better internationally?

"Five colleges where students study"

Environmental Economics

And I think there are truly only five: A story in today’s Post talks about a generational decline in study time , the number of weekly hours college students devote to actual study. AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Craig Schreiner) Students say they are more efficient than before, and adults say they are busier - - distracted by work, dependent care and long commutes. There are few hot spots to distract Centre students from their studies. “It’s

Timber! Confessions of a Falling Yoga Student.

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Health & Wellness Yoga confessions Falling Yoga Student forms of exercise Timber try different exercises try yoga yoga newbieThat morning, I learned a life lesson: yoga is no joke. If you think you are athletic and seem to be in good shape, try a yoga session. Yoga will put you in your place instantly.

What time is it? It's student comments to instructor time

Environmental Economics

At the end of each semester, students get the opportunity to provide anonymous evaluation and ratings of their class instructors.  A highly imperfect means of evaluating teaching, the Student Evaluation of Instruction is often the only means we have of getting student feedback. He should have not lectured but picked one model, put us into groups and have us solve problems or work through the model in class with the students leading the process.

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10 Ways to Be a Better Yoga Student.

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I'm extremely dissappointed in our student-readers

Environmental Economics

Not even a single attempt for John or me.    We consider ourselves to be all of your professors.    Get busy folks

The Solution to the Student Debt Crisis.

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems bubble debt education student loans US economyHow can we remedy this massive economic bubble before it bursts?

How to be a Yoga Student.

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The best way to start becoming a student of yoga is by paying attention. Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today asana how to be a yoga student yoga for beginners yoga workshopsAfter my first classes, my body and mind were telling me how i.

Community-based faculty/student economic research

Environmental Economics

A lot of people ask me what I've been up to for the past several years*. If that includes you, I've updated by community-based research page: “Community-based research is a unique form of learning at Appalachian that directly collaborates with the community to answer questions and solve problems.”. via There are lots of data here. If anyone is interested in any of it let me know.    *No one asks me that

Ways to make money for students

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If you were a student back in 90’s, you could have worked part time at cafeterias and diners to earn some money. One thing has remained static over the years; a student’s budget is always a tight one and some extra amount of money is always appreciated. Students prefer it because they get to learn first-hand from the professor and the workplace is nearby as well. You can also complete assignments for other students and earn money through that method.

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I Heart Senior Yoga Teachers & Students.

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I had Sex with one of my Yoga Students. Here’s how it Went Down.

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Now imagine how blindsided I felt by the universe when less than one year later, I found myself attracted to a student at my own training. Enlightened Society Love Right Livelihood Yoga brahmacharya breach of contract dating love mindfulness power dynamic relationships sex with student student teacher love affair yoga teacher trainingIt was completely against the rules of our yoga teacher training (YTT) community. I fired the teacher for being in breach of contract.

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Yoga Virgin: 6 Tips for Beginning Students & Teachers.

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Whether you are a beginning student or a beginning teacher, rejoice! Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga Yoga Practice asanas ask questions courage energy first time students help it''s ok not to know learning yoga new to yoga new yoga student new yoga teacher poses set the ego aside teacher virgin teaching a class trying yoga we are all students when to practice yoga newbies yoga tips yoga virgin

Help a Grad Student – Take a Survey on Exotic Birds

10,000 Birds

Corey Callaghan is working on his Master’s Thesis and would like to hear from birders about their opinions on exotic birds. Or, as he writes: As part of a continuation of my thesis, which was focused on nonnative birds in Florida, I have created a survey in which I’m interested in capturing birders’ opinions on exotic birds. I would really appreciate it if you could take the survey! It should only take 2-4 minutes and is very easy.

Stanford Voted Best University for Vegan Students


Each year, peta2 accepts applications from universities across the Read More The post Stanford Voted Best University for Vegan Students appeared first on Ecorazzi. The largest youth animal rights group in the world, peta2, has named Stanford University the “Favorite Vegan-Friendly Large College” in America. Eats Healthy Living Lifestyle News Top News Vegan

A Letter to my Yoga Students—the Beloved & Broken Ones.

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Health & Wellness Meditation Yoga broken growing mental flexibility potential yoga student yoga teacherI like to say before classes that I am merely a guide, because I feel the term "teacher" is actually a guise. I don’t really want to teach you anything—I want to awaken you to your infinite potential.

Students say the darndest things

Environmental Economics

I feel that Mr. Haab was dedicated to the subject of economics, and that his passion and interest were conveyed to each student. Some comments (with commentary) from my end of year anonymous evaluations of my principles of micro class: Category: Are you sure you were both in the same class? I would suggest teaching on the blackboard more. One of the things I didn't like about your teaching was the constant use of just the chalkboard.

Qatari students take on robots!

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Elementary and middle school students from schools across Qatar recently tested their robotics know-how. Besides the social aspects of the event, the aim was to prepare the students for the National Robot Olympiad of Qatar, to be held October 24-25 of this year. For months, students and teachers alike have been learning about robotics in a school initiative to boost STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, called Go Robot.

Letter to a New Yoga Student.

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Health & Wellness Yoga compassion judgment new student yoga teacher From my spot tucked away in the back corner I watched the girls in the front row chat and laugh before class and I instantly judged them—so full of themselves in their perfect matching Lululemon and hundred dollar yoga mats with fancy towels.

A great job opportunity for an undergraduate economics student (deadline May 28)

Environmental Economics

I wish my benefit-cost analysis students from last fall would stop by so that I could say "I told you so.& Assessing the Benefits & Costs of Environmental Policies that Improve Water Quality :  A research training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Policy (OP)/National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE), located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

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How to Deal when a (Yoga) Student Stops Studying with You.

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Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Meditation Right Livelihood Yoga Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today ashtanga yoga inspiration practice students Teachings yoga students yoga teacherNine times out of 10, I blame myself.

"Washington College Students Rally to Protect Cows From Global Warming"

Environmental Economics

We start with the assumption that cows are highly intelligent creatures,” said Wyzowski, “much like progressive college students. Kinda like progressive college students. My favorite is 1% milk* with chocolate malt Ovaltine: A newly released report showing that higher temperatures cause cows to give less milk is uniting climate and animal rights activists to take immediate action to counteract the negative effects of bovine heat stress.

Bronx teacher uses gardening to inspire students to study science

Green (Living) Review

He’s not a farmer, but Stephen Ritz said he and his students have grown more than 30,000 pounds of vegetables over the last eight years. The longtime teacher and founder of the non-profit Green Bronx Machine is determined to change the lives of disadvantaged students, one garden at a time. “I’m When he received some free plant bulbs in 2005, he sent his students from Walton High School out — sometimes into enemy gang territory — to beautify the neighborhoods.

10 Sweet & Simple Tips for New Yoga Students.

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yoga student yoga tipsHere are 10 simple points to keep in mind as we practice: Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Yoga beginner yoga yoga class Yoga poses yoga postures.

Taking the Seat of the Student: Can Teachers Allow Themselves to Be Students? ~ Julie Dohrman

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Taking the Seat of the Student: Can Teachers Really Allow Themselves to Be Students? Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga Yoga Practice Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today class ego health wellness respect Sacred student teacher texting training yoga practice

If only we knew some environment-oriented college students

Environmental Economics

ENN is launching a new section called the "Collegiate Corner" for college and university students at ALL levels (undergrad, grad and PhD) to submit original work for publication. This is an opportunity for students to become recognized in their field utilizing their own writing and work. We are looking for environmental writing and scientific studies.

Dear Yoga Students: Your Teacher Loves You.

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Sometimes it feels like we are making a patchwork quilt, dense with the primary colored energy of your spirit pressing up against your fellow students to make a pattern like stained glass. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today breath class Namaste teacher yoga student I imagine that together, we are weaving the fabric of this class.

Thank You, Yoga Students.

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I close each of my classes with a thank you to my students. My students repaired my torn heart. I thank them for giving me the opportunity for continuous learning. It is through their presence and their practice that I become a better teacher. This night, was more than that. They honored the true sense of kula, the Sanskrit word for community. They wrapped me in their good intentions and lifted my spirit.

To the Students threatened with Deportation by their Teacher.

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Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Bret Harte Middle School Deportation Hispanic students teacherThe teacher said that if you were born here and your parents were illegal, they would have to go and leave you behind. The teacher said. Enlightened Society Family Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

Male UK students must be hitting the books this semester!

Environmental Economics

The effects of winning football on student achievement: New research suggests that students study less and party more when their football team wins—and a successful season on the gridiron significantly reduces the grades of male students relative to females. Previous research on the effects of big-time sports has focused primarily on its impact on student applications, enrollment, and alumni giving.

Dear Yoga Student.

Elephant Journal

Dear Yoga Students, Please stop wasting your precious time creating fantasies of how enlightened, perfect, spiritual, grounded, all knowing, guru-ed out, sexy and mysterious your sweaty, scantily-clad Lululemon-ed yoga teacher is. Sweaty and scantily clad, I''ll give you. The rest is all in your mind.

My Favorite Yoga Student: Part Two.

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My student cannot discuss the philosophy of yoga, but she does live it. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga favorite student practice teacher I am a person who tends to get trapped in my own intellect; I''m more comfortable teasing out the theory from the eightfold path than I am actually walking it.

Who says my students aren't engaged?

Environmental Economics

  In your Fall 2010 Environmental Economics graduate course, [student name] and I conducted a research project regarding Carbon Credit Trading Programs.  From the inbox: Dr Whitehead.

5 Inspiring Traits of a New Yoga Student.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga gratitude inspiration new yoga students yoga classThis is a moment of appreciation for each courageous soul who begins the yogic journey and shows up to class.

Academia and allotments: the students growing their own food

Green (Living) Review

Thanks to a growing awareness of sustainability issues, students around the country are swapping evenings on cheap beer for afternoons spent growing their own fruit and veg. Natalie Leal looks at the rise of edible campus initiatives As students head off to university this autumn many will be able to dig up some campus-grown potatoes or pick an apple on the way to their halls of residence thanks to a recent rise in edible campus initiatives across the UK.

"Economics students call for shakeup of the way their subject is taught"

Environmental Economics

Funny that climate change is included as one of the two problems: Economics students from 19 countries have joined forces to call for an overhaul of the way their subject is taught, saying the dominance of narrow free-market theories at top universities harms the world's ability to confront challenges such as financial stability and climate change.

3 Spiritual Questions your Yoga Students will Ask (& how to be Ready for Them).

Elephant Journal

Your students look to you for guidance and insight on the alignment of their spirits to the truth. Astrology Health & Wellness Yoga asana buddhism healing health mindfuless mindfulness spiritual questions yoga studentsAs yoga instructors, we know that yoga is accessible to everyone—as long as they have the tools. Here are some of the most common spiritual questions yoga teachers get asked, and how to make sure you’re ready for them.

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10 Clever Student Inventions That Could Reduce Our Waste

Green (Living) Review

But a group of middle school students from Folsom, California, designed a digester that uses bacteria to eat Styrofoam—and turns it into energy and biodegradable plastic. " The students dug through the latest research, and combined what they found into their own process. Now, their idea is a semifinalist in the First Lego League Global Innovation Award , an X-Prize sponsored competition that asks young students to create solutions for global challenges.