With a constant assault of bad news in the media, it can be easy to forget that there are good people too, and that for every bad thing that happens, there are even more good things we can do. If you're interested in making a positive difference in the world, but don't know where to start, consider one of these five ideas for random acts of kindness.
Pets: They are our dear, loyal companions and integral parts of our family. They bring us joy (and sometimes frustration when they chew our favorite shoes), but can they actually be good for our health?
Many studies were conducted analyzing the effect pet ownership has on human health, psychological well-being, and longevity. But, there are conflicting results. Some studies demonstrate a positive impact on our health, while other researchers state this claim is merely an unsubstantiated hypothesis.
If you’re a K-12 educator, you've likely been discussing the Common Core State Standards with your school administration and what it will mean to you as a teacher and to your students.
According to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, “these standards have the capacity to change education in the best of ways – setting loose the creativity and innovation of educators at the local level, raising the bar for students, strengthening our economy and building a clearer path to the middle class.”
For many students, the idea of pursuing a degree in psychology is attractive because of the field’s notorious diversity and seemingly endless list of opportunities. Those who choose psychology at the graduate level, study human behavior with an emphasis on research methods and statistics, which provides them with a unique skillset they can easily adapt to a variety of careers after graduation.
Are you familiar with industrial organizational (I-O) psychology? Yes, it’s a mouthful, but if you've ever worked in a professional environment, you've witnessed that environment’s distinct organizational culture and how people relate to each other in the workplace. This is the foundation of industrial organizational psychology—the scientific study of the workplace.
Working from home or “telecommuting” has become more prevalent over the years as companies continue to recognize its value. With no geographic confines, companies are able to attract a larger pool of talent, retain employees by providing flexible scheduling, and save money on things like relocation expenses and utility bills. While most telecommuters enjoy this work- life balance, there are some challenges with working from home, which is why it’s so important to establish “rules” or guidelines for a symbiotic relationship between employee and employer.
Whether you are a telecommuter, freelancer or entrepreneur, if you primarily work out of your home, your workspace should be professional, comfortable and conducive to productivity. While working in your pajamas on the couch in front of the TV all day may sound tempting, it is important to draw a line in the sand and set up a professional space for working from home.
Below are some tips for creating a professional home office.
“It’s a simple fact: the more education you have, the more likely you are to have a job and work your way into the middle class.” – President Obama, 2013
In the President’s 2013 State of the Union address, he called on Congress to reform the Higher Education Act to make education more attainable and affordable. In today's increasingly competitive economy, adult workers need to differentiate themselves and stay current in their fields. To do this, they need options for continuing their education and gaining additional experience.
Northcentral University offers a variety of online certificate and degree programs from the bachelor degree level through the doctoral degree level in the fields of Business, Education, Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy.
The days of earning a broad education are long gone. Now is the time to focus your education and choose the right school and accompanying program that will take your career in the direction you want it to go.
Higher education is one of the best investments you can make.
Northcentral University offers a variety of degree programs and non-degree programs with their own admissions requirements and tuition costs. Learn more about the admissions process, our competitive tuition rates and how you can finance your higher education goals.
The things that make us different - also make us better.
All schools should be committed to the success of their students. But it's how we go about it that not only makes Northcentral University different from many of its counterparts, but in our opinion, make us better suited to truly serve you.