Q&A: When doing college admissions, what would be a more reliable source, guidance counselor or internet people?

Question by Lolz: When doing college admissions, what would be a more reliable source, guidance counselor or internet people?
Okay so my nephew is having an issue. His SAT score is very high but his GPA is mediocre, his guidance counselor is telling him to apply to at least one reach school like Stanford or Yale but the people on sites like college confidential are telling him not to waste his time.

Also I have found that the information on college confidential contradicts the information most guidance counselors, college admissions officers and others give out.

Is college confidential really that reliable of a site?
funny thing, I actually found this question

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080714034819AAGiGtL

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Answer by K
Ask someone named hmom5. She’s pretty much right about everything…

CC is pretty reliable, you just have to sort through the stupid optimists (3.5 GPA is okay, just apply to Harvard and Princeton) and stupid pessimists (Only 2300? LOL! Retake that).

CC is more reliable than the average guidance counselor, especially one that doesn’t often send kids to top 10 colleges.

Top colleges try to underplay the difficulty of admissions. Princeton says “admission to Princeton is quite difficult”. In reality it’s amazingly difficult.

CC people will tell you that if you’re not a VIP case, you need to be the absolute best in your high school to have a good chance. This is correct.

Harvard might say “Oh, we’re looking for personality” and all of that jazz but you need to be a top student first. That means top GPA and top scores.

CC is mostly correct. Listen to the most pessimistic advice you can find on there (unless it’s completely unreasonable like someone telling you to retake a 2300 SAT score).

Most people are absolutely clueless about admissions at top colleges. People on CC know a lot more.

I’ve learned that about 40% of seats at top schools are not for traditional students but are reserved for the likes of athletes, minority (Black, hispanic) students, legacies (kids who are connected through family), and children of donors. 60% is left for the top students and the competition to get one of these non-VIP seats is amazingly harsh.

Think about it, if the top 25% of Harvard has a math SAT of 790 or above… that’s probably not the athletes who are getting those scores. The VIP kids make up the bottom end of the class and the regular kids must make the upper… and these regular kids have outstandingly amazing credentials.

If you can’t compete, don’t apply. There are no miracles in this game.

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Q&A: Sick ferret…She is making “biting” motions???

Question by Angela M: Sick ferret…She is making “biting” motions???
I think she had a seizure, too. Yesterday she was having problems walking, and then seemed okay. I checked on her this morning and I found her on her side, making biting motions and drooling. She is an elderly ferret, over 8 years old.

I would normally take her to the vet, no questions asked, but there is no vet open on a Sunday morning. Given her age, I’m afraid she’ll die. I’ve gotten her to eat and drink small amounts(last night). She has had diarrhea(went on the floor).

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Answer by cs
It sounds like she could be hypoglycemic, a common problem in older ferrets typically due to insulinomas. The biting motions can be minature seizures. Are there any ER vets nearby you? She should see one as soon as possible. Try giving her a little Karo syrup (you can get at any grocery store, not maple syrup) to increase her blood sugar.

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Eileen Chubb, founder of “Compassion In Care” talks about the shitty elderly care in the UK. Recorded from RT HD, Going Underground, 22 February 2014.
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Seniors/ Vets do you think PTSD is a new concept or a fad?

Question by red10ninja: Seniors/ Vets do you think PTSD is a new concept or a fad?
My husband and I were at a restaraunt recently and an elderly man( I would say in his mid to late 80’s) was discussing with his wife and what appeared to be his daughter, the subject of PTSD. He was saying that he thought it was a crock, and that it was just an excuse for soldiers returning from war not to get a job and live off the government. He said something to the effect of “we didn’t have any problems with stress and depression back in my day after the war.” Do you think many seniors feel that way? Was it perhaps a matter of ” real men don’t cry” or share their feelings? Do you think it is more common now or about the same?
My grandfather was in a sub off the coast of Pearl Harbor when it was bombed and lost many friends and it affected him greatly though he didn’t talk about it much or go to counseling.

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Answer by AmeliaBedelia
My dad was a POW for almost 4 yrs. during WWII. He suffered greatly. He started drinking heavily after the war and he carried so many bad memories with him that it affected the rest of his life. PTSD is real and it’s about time they did something to alleviate the burden of carrying that around.

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Where can one look to find a homecare or elderly assistance job?

Question by steve: Where can one look to find a homecare or elderly assistance job?
I have tried looking in local newspapers as well as Craigslist, but cannot find any homecare work there. Located in SW Florida.

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Answer by Snotalie
if one has taken a care aide course often there is a placement service for the graduates.

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