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It's Never too Late with Online Colleges

It's Never too Late with Online Colleges

No matter how long it's been since you graduated high school, it's never too late to go back and get your degree. Whether you've been out of school a few years or a few decades, you can still attain the education you missed out on when you were younger.

More Adult Students

While it used to be odd to see an adult on a college campus carrying a load of books, that sight is very common today. In fact, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of adults over the age of 25 who went back to school increased by 42 percent. This is a higher rate than for those under 25 years, which increased only 34 percent.

Not everyone enrolling is in their 20s and 30s either. Many of them are in their 40s and on up into their 60s. You might even find a few students who are older than that, and are perhaps in their retirement and want to do something they missed out on when they were young.

You'll find these adult students in both online colleges and in the traditional classroom setting. Some of them are enrolled part-time while others carry a full class load. They may have a full-time job or they may have quit work to focus on studying full-time.

Everyone's Reasons are Different

The reasons that adults choose to go back to school are as varied as their ages. Whatever your reason is don't pass this cool database of online colleges by.

  • You'll find some who wanted to go to college but didn't have that option when they were young. For them, this is the realization of a dream. They may be the first person in their family to graduate college.
  • Other adult students have lost their jobs and need to find a new skill set for today's work force.
  • Others are stuck in dead-end jobs with no hope of advancement or salary increases. Still others choose a college degree that was practical instead of what they really wanted to do.
  • There are also many students who want to advance in their current field or company and see an education as the way to do that.

The growth of online colleges has helped make a college degree a reality for many adults. You'll also see many college campuses changing to cater to the growing adult student population. It proves that it's never too late to go back to school and get the degree you've always wanted.

Online Colleges: Tips to Help You Survive Life as an Adult Student

Online Colleges: Tips to Help You Survive Life as an Adult Student
Going back to college years after you graduate high school can provide a unique challenge. However, getting the degree you've always wanted can open up new doors in your life, so the obstacles you may face in achieving that goal are often worth it. Here are some tips to help you handle those hectic days as an adult student.

Create a Schedule

Because you're trying to fit more activities into the same number of hours each day, your schedule may feel a bit more frenzied than usual, especially at first. To keep you from getting stressed out and help you stay organized so you don't forget something, you need to have a schedule.
No matter how small something seems it should be written down on your schedule. Every five minutes add up and can put you behind. By writing down exactly what needs to be done and when, you can be sure you don't forget anything important.

Delegate

The online college finder also advises: Don't be afraid to ask for help. Whether it is from a friend, a partner, or even your kids, helping hands can help make your life a little easier. Let someone else cook dinner once a week, run errands, or do the laundry. You may even want to consider hiring out some tasks to be done, such as yard work. Look for ways to free up more of your time for studying.
Don't forget to factor in the time spent doing homework and completing projects. You'll need to allow extra time besides what you spend in the classroom. Even students attending online colleges, who have more flexibility in their routine, still have to find time to study.

Take a Break

No matter how busy you get, you still need to find time to take a break and relax.
  • Spending some time away from work and study can help you feel refreshed when you go back.
  • If you have a family, make some time to spend with them.
  • If you are single, enjoy a night out with friends or even some alone time doing your favorite hobbies. This will give you the energy to keep going the rest of the time.
While online colleges offer students more options on scheduling fun time, everyone needs a break now and then whether attending virtual or traditional classes. Remember your goal and that the added stress to your schedule is only temporary, and you will get through it.

Google Glass takes you on an epic and emotional first-person trip home for Mother's Day

Google Glass takes you on an epic and emotional first-person trip home for Mother's Day

Google has posted a new video, shot entirely with Google Glass, just in time for Mother's Day. The film was created by students at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, and is part of the Glass Creative Collection. Titled "Seeds," the video features a man taking a long journey home to India to surprise his mother.

Check it out, and let us know what you thought in the comments.

Source: YouTube


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Half-Life 2 coming to NVIDIA Shield

Half-Life 2 coming to NVIDIA Shield

Half-Life NVIDIA Shield

We just got word that Portal's headed to NVIDIA Shield on May 12. And judging from this bright green crowbar that just arrived at our office (we're gonna owe the receptionist a little something extra this month to explain that one), Half-Life 2 is headed to the portable gaming console as well.

No word on when it'll drop, or what it'll cost.

Because, ya know, crowbar.

Crowbar


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How to use Private Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

How to use Private Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Private Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a convenient way to hide files you don't want seen by others, without the need for any third-party apps. When you're in Private Mode, all your photos, videos, and other files will be viewable. Exit Private Mode and hand your phone to somebody else. You can rest assured they can't see any of your hidden files, unless they know your code or unlock pattern.

Here's how to set up Private Mode on the Galaxy S5 and get started with it:

How to enable Private Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

  1. Swipe down from the top of any screen on your Samsung Galaxy S5 using two fingers.
  2. Now tap on Private Mode from the list of icons.
  3. The first time you enter Private Mode, you'll be given a short walkthrough as well as be asked to enter a pin code. This only happens the first time you enable Private Mode.

Keep in mind you'll need the pin you set up for Private Mode each time you enter it. Be sure you pick something you can easily remember.

How to disable Private Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

  1. Swipe down from the top of any screen on your Samsung Galaxy S5 using two fingers.
  2. Now tap on Private Mode again.
  3. Your Galaxy S5 should now be in normal mode again. Be sure to do this before handing your device over to anyone you don't want accessing things labeled for Private Mode Only.

How to add and remove files from Private Mode on the Galaxy S5

Private Mode supports several different media types including photos and videos. Follow these steps to add supported files to Private Mode:

  1. Turn Private Mode On.
  2. Now navigate to the photo or file in question that you only want viewable while in Private Mode.
  3. Select it or multiple files and then tap on the Overflow menu button in the upper right.
  4. Tap on Move to Private.

That's it. Your Galaxy S5 will add those files to a private album or folder that is only viewable when in Private Mode.

I've noticed that Private Mode is a little glitchy for me and doesn't offer the option on all my photos, only some of them. I also have to select them and can't tap into them and see the Private Mode option. Anyone else seeing the same issues? Let me know in the comments!


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LG G3 images leaks again, this time in gold

LG G3 images leaks again, this time in gold

LG G3 images leaks again, this time in gold

Previously we've seen various close-ups or blurry shots of LG's upcoming G3, but today some new images have surfaced that give us a much better look at the new device. Now we can see the G3 in full and in gold and get we get a much better overall view of both the front and back that we've haven't seen before. Keep in mind that even though the G3 looks shiny and metallic here, it may very well still be plastic casing just like the LG G Flex.

These photos don't leave much else to the imagination showing off the full back camera and flash. On the other side of the lens is what we had assumed to be an IR blaster window as on the G Flex, but GSMArena is saying that it's a laser (presumably infrared) to help with focusing at night we'll believe it when we see it. It could be both, really. The front shows a slim bezel surrounding the 5.5" display, along with the speaker and LG branding. When all is said and done, we've seen the G3 in gold, white and grey.

In any case, we should find out plenty more at the end of the month.

Source: GSMArena


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Subway Surfers takes on the tunnels of Vancouver

Subway Surfers takes on the tunnels of Vancouver

Subway Surfers Vancouver

Kiloo has published an update for its popular Subway Surfers game on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. In this latest release, players are able to traverse through Vancouver, Canada. Not only is there a new adventure awaiting, but a new character is also available Olivia the spirited girl scout. Olivia comes bearing gifts in the form of new outfits and boards, just in case the current collection wasn't enough.

If you're not familiar with the game, Subway Surfers takes players down the subways of major cities around the world and is a highly addictive endless runner. As well as the new location, character and bonus items for personalization, players can also add a humorous new Moose board to their collection and locate hidden maple leaves in the new subway to win special prizes.

Subway Surfers is a free download from Google Play and is available now.


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