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    Low Income, Wealthy Students Compete for Aid Amidst Rising College Costs

    Low Income, Wealthy Students Compete for Aid Amidst Rising College Costs
    In the last five years, the cost of attending college has risen roughly 12%, according to CollegeBoard’s Trends in Higher Education. But what has increased at an even further alarming rate is the financial aid gap between lower income and wealthy students. The focus, which has been brought to light by Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst at New America, found ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Make the Most of Your Summer Weekends

    Make the Most of Your Summer Weekends
    Times are tough. Especially if you’re working your first job – which historically is not the highest paying gig you’ll ever have. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your coveted weekends. In fact, there are tons of things to do that will make you feel like you’re getting the most out of your summer, and not breaking the bank doing ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Yik Yak Cracks Down on Campus Cyber Bullying

    Yik Yak Cracks Down on Campus Cyber Bullying
    Once upon a time, Facebook was only accessible to college students, providing them an exclusive community in which to share their favorite movies, quotes and update friends on what they were doing at that moment. Now, it’s a global phenomenon – but whatever it is today, its roots are embedded on college campuses. A newer online community, Yik Yak, is plodding ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Editor First Person: Why Traveling is Worth It's Weight in Gold

    Editor First Person: Why Traveling is Worth It's Weight in Gold
    Since I was a little girl, I remember hearing my parents talk fondly about their travels in a time when they were young. Before us kids were even a “glimmer in their eye”. A time when they were free and experiencing all life had to offer. Like the time they were chased through a Moroccan bazaar by a street vendor that ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Grad Students Petition for Employee Status: Labor Board Reconsiders Stance

    Grad Students Petition for Employee Status: Labor Board Reconsiders Stance
    For most graduate students, teaching undergraduates, research and grading can take up long hours. But, they’re still considered students, not employees. Most of these students, however, will tell you that this is, in fact, work and would like to be considered employees by universities rather than students. While many graduate students are given a stipend and some even have the benefit ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    How to Travel on a First Job Salary

    How to Travel on a First Job Salary
    The best time to travel is when you’re young. Seeing the world changes you—and helps shape your world view. When you’re young, traveling is less about “vacation” and more about experiencing culture. Most likely you don’t have kids to worry about or a mortgage to pay. But…it’s expensive. And the catch is that most young people don’t have a lot of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Study Reveals Why Millennials Are Broke

    Study Reveals Why Millennials Are Broke
    If you’re a broke Millennial, unfortunately, you’re not alone. Apparently, statistics show that there’s a significant reason for this, too. According to Post Grad Problems, Millennial workers’ wages are about the same today as they were in the 1980s. Yes, you read that correctly: Millennials are making the same projected salary as they would have in the 1980s. These statistics were ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    Unemployment Rises in June

    Unemployment Rises in June
    JULY 8, 2011 -- The Nation’s Unemployment rate rose to 9.2% last month – up from its two year low of 8.8% in March. The bad news is adding to spreading fears that the recession is headed for a “double dip”, where things could get worse again before they get better. In June, employers added almost no new jobs. Only 18,000 ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -9
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    Top 10 Most Wanted Degrees in 2016 by Employers

    Top 10 Most Wanted Degrees in 2016 by Employers
    Finally, some great news for college graduates! The job outlook is getting brighter this year, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a non-profit group that connects college career services with employers. The survey’s findings indicate that employers are planning on hiring 11% more college graduates within the U.S. than last year. The NACE ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    The Price of Happiness in Each State

    The Price of Happiness in Each State
    The age-old adage says money doesn’t buy happiness. True. But, for many, it surely can help qualm financial worries and allow workers to afford the type of lifestyle they’d like. So, no, of course money doesn’t buy happiness. But, yes, it can help. Recently, the Council for Community & Economic Research published a study that details how much money a person ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +34
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    Updates to the Total and Permanent Disability Federal Student Loan Discharge Program

    Updates to the Total and Permanent Disability Federal Student Loan Discharge Program
    Former and current college students with disabilities may not be aware of a program that allows student debt relief, and the Department of Education announced a new process to identify individuals eligible for the federal loan forgiveness program, called the Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Federal Student Loan Discharge. The program was created to aid those who are permanently disabled and/or ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Growing Interest in 'Green' Wine

    Growing Interest in 'Green' Wine
    A growing number of Americans are taking second looks at what they're buying for food to make sure they're not only making the healthiest choice but the most environmentally friendly one as well. The interest in buying green extends to wine as consumers go local, buy organic and even search out lighter bottles that use up less energy in shipping. There ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Take Control of Your Online Image: How to Wipe it Clean

    Take Control of Your Online Image: How to Wipe it Clean
    The Internet is a dangerous place for employees and potential employees. That’s because employers are using information they find about you online to make hiring and firing decisions. A recent article in the New York Times said 75 percent of recruiters are required to do online research of candidates and 70 percent have rejected candidates because of what they found. And ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    The Controversy of Remedial College Courses

    The Controversy of Remedial College Courses
    At this point in higher education, you don’t need anyone to elucidate on how expensive college can be. We’ve all seen the startling figures on the rate of college cost inflation, read about the five-figure debt that college students are saddled with after graduation and heard about the increasing percentage of people defaulting on their student loans. As a result, current ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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    The First Michelin-Starred Chef on Your iPhone

    The First Michelin-Starred Chef on Your iPhone
    Patrik Jaros is the first Michelin-starred chef to present his best recipes aimed at young people as an application for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. If you download "Patrik's Easy Cooking" from the App Store (category Lifestyle), you will experience the world of modern creative cooking. Patrik Jaros manages to conjure up the tastiest dishes using leftovers from your fridge. ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    More Students to Drive home for Thanksgiving

    More Students to Drive home for Thanksgiving
    Nov. 19--More Americans will take to the roads but fewer to the skies this Thanksgiving, as travelers control spending amid tough economic times, automotive and travel group AAA predicted Wednesday. AAA forecast that 38.4 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home for the holiday, up 1.4 percent from last year. About 86 percent will drive, up slightly, thanks ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Could a New "Social Media Background Check" Cost You the Job?

    Could a New "Social Media Background Check" Cost You the Job?
    It’s the not so “new” thing. Potential employers (or current ones) looking at your Facebook page to glean information about your personal life—and make a decision on whether or not to hire (or fire) you! Actually, companies have been doing it for a while now. Joe Bontke, outreach manager for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) office in Houston, said 75 ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The 5 Key Components of Financial Literacy

    The 5 Key Components of Financial Literacy
    Educators work to include a wide array of studies within the required curriculum for young adults. However, according to FORBES, there’s a key component of life in which students of all ages aren’t gaining enough knowledge. Therefore, many young professionals lack this know-how as well, since they never really mastered the concepts while in school. Even though financial literacy is crucial ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +27
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    How the Nation's Debt Crisis Could Affect You

    How the Nation's Debt Crisis Could Affect You
    It’s hard to miss the debates over the federal budget crisis. If the government doesn’t raise the debt ceiling by fast approaching August 2, 2011 the country will default on its loans. But what does that mean for you, the average fresh-out-of-college, American worker? It could mean everything from a freeze on student loans to higher credit card payments. If the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Shocking Student Debt Statistics

    Shocking Student Debt Statistics
    Everyone wants a slice of the American Dream and, in this modern day, going to college is essential to success. Forget keeping up with the Jones’, these days Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the very student loans they took out to help ensure future success. So, what happens when they very institution that’s supposed to safeguard ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +45