At first glance, it makes perfect sense for students to try and get as much help as possible paying their tuition. After all, less time spent working at a part-time job should mean more time spent studying. 

However, a study by researchers at University of California found that the opposite was often the case: many students who enjoyed a free financial ride through college did not spend their extra time hitting the books. Instead, they partied, played football, skipped classes, and did what most young adults would be expected to do without structure or supervision. And while all of these students did not drop out, on the whole given their advantages, their academic performance was underwhelming and disappointing to say the least. Read more

After decades of work, many individuals who finally enter their long-anticipated and much-earned retirement discover that they feel somewhat less excited and energized than expected. According to global hospitality veteran  Rakesh Sarna, the cause for this unexpected unhappiness is not that retirement is difficult. Rather, it is because they no longer feel as productive and fulfilled as they did while working.

After so many years in the workforce, their sense of identity is integrated into what they did for a living,  The way to alleviate this stress and start enjoying retirement, is to find new goals and activities that align with one’s preferences, passions, interests and lifestyle adds Rakesh Sarna, who has himself established a scholarship program that provides financial aid to students attending university or college in the U.S. and Canada pursuing studies in hospitality, marketing, human resources and business. He feels that this initiative is aligned with his personal goals and values.  Read more