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5 ways to seriously boost your mental health

Mental health is as pervasive as it is elusive. It colors how you see the world; it affects how you feel every minute of every day.

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  • Apr 05, 2021
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5 ways to seriously boost your mental health

Mental health is as pervasive as it is elusive. It colors how you see the world; it affects how you feel every minute of every day.

  • Dec 17, 2020
  • 3 min read
Academic counselors offer career support, from your first class to last job

Academic counselors help students explore paths to a fulfilling and fitting career from the beginning, serving as a touch point for resources and support to meet a student’s needs.

  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 3 min read
Alicia Wise’s military experience instilled confidence and the importance of education

Wise joined the military as a means to support herself, but the instruction and training she received helped her develop a sense of pride, self-worth and recognition that a college degree was not...

  • Sep 23, 2020
  • 5 min read
How children benefit from having a parent in college

For many adult students, the choice to go back to school is related to a change in career goals and desire for economic stability. For those who are also parents, the decision often directly relates...

  • Sep 08, 2020
  • 2 min read
How to become a highly effective student: Six tips for succeeding in higher education

Does school seem overwhelming? We've got some expert advice on developing better study habits.

  • Aug 25, 2020
  • 4 min read
Well-being is a critical factor in employee engagement

As the pandemic continues, can the heightened levels of support and communication many employers offered employees during the initial transition to a work-from-home-environment be sustained over time?

  • Aug 13, 2020
  • 4 min read
How COVID-19 may shape our future

Six months after the outbreak, we’ve learned what changes may be here to stay and how to cope with them.

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 4 min read
Are you prepared to be your children’s teacher again next fall?

College of Education deans suggest parents prepare for another year of distance learning if a second wave of coronavirus shutters schools in September

  • Jun 16, 2020
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Being effective while working remotely

Doris Savron, Vice Provost at University of Phoenix, will provide tips for maximizing benefits and minimizing challenges while working remotely.

  • May 07, 2020
  • 4 min read
Creating a learning environment for children during social distancing

UOPX Dean of the College of Education shares tips on ways to ease anxiety by setting expectations.

  • May 07, 2020
  • 2 min read
Keep your kids engaged this summer

Tips to boost learning and keep minds sharp during school break

  • May 07, 2020
  • 2 min read
Breaking one cycle at a time

From adult learners to foster kids, one UOPX employee has a passion for helping people.

  • May 07, 2020
  • 3 min read
Prioritize your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

UOPX counseling program chair provides tips for staying connected and thriving during social distancing.

  • May 07, 2020
  • 3 min read
Remaining social while social distancing: UOPX launches virtual Facebook group to help students stay connected

Social distancing policies are making people feel more isolated than ever before, but a new virtual social gathering was developed by an unexpected source – a primarily online university.

  • May 07, 2020
  • 3 min read
Setting the family up for summertime success

Time at home can be productive for the whole family.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read
It’s not too late to be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census

Participating in the census is not only your civic duty, but it is the key to your community, city and state receiving its fair share of federal funds, political representation, public services and...

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 4 min read
Homeschool 101: Adjusting to my children’s move to virtual learning

By Ruth Veloria, Chief Strategy and Customer Officer, University of Phoenix

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read
How to overcome the holiday blues

The holidays are in full swing, and you're just not feeling it? You're not alone. Take steps to weather the seasonal gloom.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read
4 Reasons Why You Should Keep a “Done” List to Help Document Your Wins

Recording your daily accomplishments is an easy way to soothe your soul, boost your career and celebrate your wins.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read
Real talk: UOPX students on making sacrifices to achieve goals

Nine University of Phoenix students share what they had to give up to get back in the classroom

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read
UOPX students offer tips for studying with kids

Studying at home can get hectic. You might need to get creative when managing your time with kids.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read

The secrets to digital learning are more “old school” than you might think

The virtual student’s guide to keeping it real

Create the same habits as on-campus students, including staying current, sharing results and making new friends.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read

Four ways to refuse an ask (and feel good about it)

The power of no

Do you find it hard to say "no"? Here's a handy guide on four ways to refuse a request—and still feel OK.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read
The 2020 US census matters now more than ever

Accurate census counts help Arizona’s growing population get their fair share in federal dollars and political representation

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read

Life can be challenging as a student. How do you adjust your perspective?

Staying positive as you strive for success

Papers, exams, group projects, readings, midterms, finals — the life of a college student can be full of responsibilities and stressors. Being a non-traditional college student can add additional...

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read

Get off to a strong start with these tips for winning in the e-classroom

6 keys to success in online learning

In addition to scheduling and getting organized for your online class, hone your study skills by utilizing the SQ3R reading strategy: survey, question, read, recite and review.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read

Four ways to spark your can-do spirit

Self-motivation toolkit

Pursue your passion and reward your successes to boost your motivation.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read
Schedule your way to success

For an adult student who works full time, each day can feel like a mini-marathon. The secret to winning? Pace yourself.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
UOPX survey shows getting a degree can inspire future generations

2,000 respondents reveal how their role models inspire them to pursue lifelong learning, higher education

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
Productivity hacks from around the world

Choose the way you streamline productivity: 25-minute concentrated blocks of time, dedicated moments to reflect on your day or Post-it Notes to visualize your to-do list.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

Seven steps to productivity, all between bites

Power lunch

Make your lunchtime productive by understanding “urgent” vs. “important” tasks and prioritizing your afternoon to-do list.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

Tips for how to deal with being the first person in your family to go to college

Navigating life as a first-generation college student

Accept that it will take time for friends and family to adjust to your new life as a college student.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • < 1 min read
Managing stress during turbulent times

In this webinar you’ll learn 5 tips to help you manage stress differently during these times.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
Keep the kids busy for an hour

When it’s time for you to study, encourage the kids to build a fort, have a craft-a-thon or set them up for a little rest time on their own.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Keeping your kids busy so you can stay busy

As mandates to close schools and work remotely have swept across the country in an effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are realizing the reality of working and studying at home with kids....

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
The importance of practicing mindfulness

These exercises will train your brain to avoid distractions and focus on the task at hand

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

Six helpful tips for how to do it all (and stay sane in the process)

Juggling your role as a parent and a student? You’re not alone!

When you’re faced with the demands of both school and parenting, make time to plan — for studying, financial help, childcare and more.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

Six ways to set yourself up for a successful week. (Try one, or tackle them all!)

How to use Sunday to prep for Monday

For an awesome start to the week, use Sunday to tackle the laundry, tidy up, meal plan, organize your bags and relax.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • < 1 min read
How to keep your kids busy while at home

Lisa Ghormley, Associate Dean in the College of Education, talks about how to keep your kids busy while they are home from school

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Parent + employee + teacher? Homeschooling tips to keep your kids grades 6-12 on track

Learn ideas and strategies on ways to educate your kids at home.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • < 1 min read
Parent + employee + teacher? Homeschooling tips to keep your K-5 kids on track

Learn ideas and strategies on ways to educate your kids at home.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

Make giving a family affair by dedicating time, money and energy to it consistently

3 ways to give back as a family

To make giving back a family value, try giving your children money to donate as they wish, and schedule volunteer events to attend as a group.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
Fuel for thought

Snack, sip and study your way to a sharper mind — and a successful semester — with these 6 smarter snacks

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

How to stay on task, even when the task is hard

Five ways to hold yourself accountable

Utilize tactics that make you feel pulled toward your goal, rather than pushed.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

Why perfection is your enemy and failure is your friend.

Everything is (not) awesome!

Failures teach you grit and resilience — the exact skills that contribute to success.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
Education goes virtual

Dr. John Woods, Provost & Chief Academic Officer at University of Phoenix, provides tips on how to transform your K-12 school online and the higher education landscape during this time.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
How to make a chore chart that works

Put the team in teamwork with these five tips for making (and sticking to) a champion chore chart

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Best stay-at-home activities and educational resources for kids

Be proactive in keeping children learning, curious and happy while at home.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

What they are and why they’re good for you and your productivity

The benefits of brain breaks

Schedule time during your study sessions to get up and move around, listen to music or breathe deeply — then get back to work.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

Try these eight simple and sanity-saving strategies

How to better balance home, work and school

To achieve a better work-life-school balance, focus on what you’re doing and don’t be afraid to say “no” to a distraction or unnecessary commitment.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
7 Ways to Practice Self-Care and Balance the Effects of Different Stressors

Are you actively combatting the stressors in your life? Explore seven self-care tips a licensed psychologist recommends.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read

Discover some of the most effective time-savers before diving into your next course

7 ways real UOPX students save time

Fellow students share tips for saving time, including keeping class materials portable, avoiding multitasking and using Saturdays and Sundays for weekly meal prep.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
6 Ways to Kick Your Social Media Addiction

Have you ever logged onto Facebook just to check what’s going on and an hour later you’re still there? Here are a few tips to refresh your social media habits.

  • Apr 27, 2020
  • 2 min read
4 unusual, but effective academic hacks

It may sound crazy, but experts say you just might be able to doodle and sniff your way to better test scores

  • Apr 27, 2020
  • 2 min read

Recognize the difference between deliberate practice and hard work

3 tips for practicing the 5-hour rule

Block off five hours on your calendar every week for focused, intentional learning. That means time spent actually expanding what you know.

  • Apr 27, 2020
  • 2 min read
Twelve habits that help UOPX students thrive

Is it time to up your game? Students share what they tell themselves when times get tough and the habits they utilize to stay on track

  • Apr 21, 2020
  • 3 min read

Life skills and well being

How to Reach Your Educational Dreams While Juggling Multiple Responsibilities

Busy working parent shares time management tips

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