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Answering 64 Job Interview Questions: General Guidelines
Our website is visited by children of all ages, and by educators and parents alike. We found the 64 Job Interview Questions to be so helpful that we have designed an entire section off of the CCF website just for them. Whether you're a high school or college graduate, or an already employed person interviewing for another job, Ian Kennedy has put together for us a great tool that will help you ace your job interview. Browse through the 64 questions and their suggested answers and, if you find them helpful, we would love to hear back from you via our feedback page.

Can you get published if you're under 18?
This article is part of our expanded F.A.Q. section
For the past year I've kept a profile page on myspace and have joined and participate in various groups. In one of them, Jessica M., a 14-year old yet-to-be-published writer from Lafayette, Louisiana had good questions on how do teens go about getting published. With her permission, we've posted the transcript of our conversation.

Be Ugly in 2007: Find ugly in "beauty"
ABC & Girl, Inc's public service campaign: BE UGLY '07"Ugly is the new beautiful," the theme of ABC's TV show Ugly Betty, is picking up steam. "The fight for female self-esteem gets pretty ugly," reports Ann Oldenburg in an USA Today article about the BE UGLY '07 public service campaign that starts on-air tonight during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."

Skinny models are out
December 5 2006
two women carrying a "say no" signWe were both shocked and elated with the BBC article of September 13, 2006, telling us that The Spanish Association of Fashion Designers was banning models who had a BMI of less than 18 from their prestigious show. Shocked because we never thought anyone would have the courage to stand up and declare that allowing anorexic-looking models to be seen as the standard of "beauty" was wrong. Elated because someone, finally, had the courage to do so.

Study Guides & Strategies
December 4, 2006
Joe LandsbergerDo you know how to prepare for a test? How to study in groups? Do you know what the "Ten tips for terrific test taking" are? These and many other study strategies and study guides are available to you when you visit the Study Guide & Strategies web site that Joe Landsberger has provided as an educational public service.

Dangers of Posting Private Info to Facebook
May 17, 2006
Steven Rothberg, President and Founder of CollegeRecruiter.comSteven Rothberg, President and Founder of, was interviewed Saturday evening on the NBC Nightly News. The story was about how employers are increasingly using sites such as Facebook for background checking of potential employees. NBC Nightly News reports that "Facebook was meant as a place to share personal information but now it could affect students' future."

Pep Talk - Just Do It!
December 5, 2005
There are some things in life that are easier said than done. For example, getting an education, resisting peer pressure, staying away from substance abuse. I've heard relationship experts assert that getting over the hurt of a lost love is not always easy. Long before Dr. Phil arrived on the scene, it might have been one of these experts who coined the phrase "breaking up is hard to do." These things are often easier said than done because they involve taking some kind of action that goes deeper than mere words.

Forming a Successful Young Writers’ Group
July 1, 2005
Over three years ago Nick Barstad excitedly filled out an application to volunteer at the local library. He was full of little ideas to suggest to his supervisor. The majority of them revolved around the concept of making the library a place where teen writers could come for support, as well as providing a venue for displaying their work. We've posted Nick's account on how it came to pass.

"Face the Issue" backed by star-power
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www.facetheissue.comWe were encouraged to hear from ET-online the welcomed news that, "A-list stars such as HALLE BERRY, CATHERINE ZETA-JONES, NICOLE KIDMAN and JULIANNE MOORE are using their power to raise awareness on a number of issues. The PSAs are part of a self-awareness program called Face the Issue. They'll be addressing issues such as anorexia, bulimia, alcoholism, drugs, and domestic abuse.   Visit Website ]  Message board ] 

Check Yourself
June 9, 2005

We came across the site after seeing advertisements for it on TV. It's a good "mirror" to look into. There are short quizzes one can take related to alcohol, marijuana and other drug uses and the answer, based on your responses, comes back as you soon as you click the submit button.

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