Back to School

Tax-Free Holidays for Back-to-School Shopping: Do They Work?

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With most schools across the U.S. now back in session, many back-to-school shopping lists have likely been completed. Only 7 percent of consumers who completed a recent JLL survey said they would wait until school started to do their shopping. The number of procrastinators is down from last year, when 11 percent planned to wait until after the first bell rang. For older children, the motivation to get out early and shop may be due to the fact

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500 Ways to Ensure a Healthy Start with Breakfast Club of Canada

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It all started at Lionel-Groulx School on Montreal’s south shore in 1994. Ever since, Breakfast Club of Canada has continued to grow to 1,328 schools nationally. Today, the Ontario chapter of Breakfast Club of Canada – in partnership with Minute Maid – celebrated a major milestone; the 500th Ontario breakfast club will open this school year. A healthy morning meal is now guaranteed to over 90,000 students in Ontario schools. Coca-Cola Canada

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5 Fanatical College Football Traditions

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Twenty years ago, Stan Beck was attending a college football game at Army in West Point, N.Y., when he noticed something unique – cadets who had just parachuted out of a helicopter above the stadium delivered the game ball and flags to midfield. “I asked the man sitting next to me, ‘Do they do this every game?’ and he said, ‘Yes. We’ve got the planes and the parachutes,’ ” Beck recalls. “I thought, I’m a huge sports fan and I didn’t know

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Cheers to the Next 4 Years: Emory Students Share Coke Toast to College Success

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Nearly 500 incoming college freshmen raise their Coca-Cola bottles in a toast to success. “To our rebirth!” they exclaim in unison, before taking a celebratory sip. It’s an orientation tradition at the Oxford College of Emory, about 30 minutes east of Atlanta, Ga., signifying the beginning of a new life chapter.A Refreshing Tradition “As first-year students, it’s important that they have this common bond and this tradition to kick off the

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3 Tips for Staying Organized... and a DIY Chalkboard to Help You Get Started

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It’s almost hard to believe, but it’s time to prep for back to school. As if that struggle isn’t hard enough, staying organized can make a person crazy with all the reminders and deadlines that come with this time of year. With eight years of college under my belt, and many loved ones with children, I know the struggle all too well. Whether it’s back to school or back to work, here are my favorite time-saving and efficient organization tips

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‘Friendly Twist’: Watch College Freshmen Bond Over Unique Coke Bottles

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College freshmen around the world are setting foot on campus for the first time this month, bringing with them an eagerness to embrace their new-found independence and quench their thirst for knowledge and new experiences.While the initial days of class are mainly filled with excitement, making new friends can be a bit intimidating. That’s why Coca-Cola Colombia and Leo Burnett came up with a unique way to help students shake the first-year jitters

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How to Split a Dorm Room Without Losing Your Style (or Mind)

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Our friends at Target followed YouTube star Todrick Hall (@Toddyrockstar) and designer Veronica Valencia (@designhunterLA) help college roommates Ronnie and Steven find some common ground — literally. But can Target’s Best Year Ever team help these roomies find rhythm with one cool, cohesive room? Check it out below…Like what you see above? Click here to peruse Ronnie and Steven’s room makeover!

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Get Creative with Back-to-School Supplies

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School is almost in session, but there’s still time to fit one more fun summer activity in before the bell rings. To help get everyone excited for another year, our friends at Target and Latin home décor expert Martin Amado share A+ ideas for repurposing old (or using new!) school supplies in crafty, creative ways. No surprise here — the makeover maestro has been creating masterpieces for more than nine years.

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Getting Schooled: 5 Ways to Tackle a Challenging Problem

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Success in life depends not only on what you accomplish, but also how you overcome everyday challenges. This includes the challenges many college students face during back to school season. Don’t call mom and dad yet: Here are five easy problem-solving tips you can apply to just about any challenge, big or small.The Example Problem:One of the scariest back to school challenges many students face each year is physically moving away to college

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Back to School: 3 Easy Packable Lunches to Feed Your Family

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Back to school season is here again, which means you might find yourself packing more lunches. Here are three easy lunch recipes that your whole family will love. These meals are easy to prepare in big batches and travel well. These recipes for Roasted Vegetable Pesto Pasta Salad, Cranberry Chicken Salad, and Turkey Chili can all be prepared in large quantities and hold up well for several days. Preparing big batches and packing up several

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