10 Things they should teach in college.

Every year, millions of young people receive their degrees from over 4,500 colleges, universities, and graduate programs in the United States. They all have high hopes of entering the work force where they can get a good-paying job and the independence and freedom that comes with being a working adult. Unfortunately, many of them are still woefully unprepared for the challenges they’ll face in the real world, despite the piece of paper their degree is printed on and the sizable ...

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The skyrocketing cost of higher education.

Higher education has a bigger price tag than ever – far outpacing our rise in income – and it’s distancing a lot of lower and middle class families from the hopes of sending their kids to college or university.  That’s the consensus of new data published by the reputable think tank, the Pew Institute, among others.  But just how high have college costs soared, how are we still paying them, and why?

What’s not under dispute is that higher education still pays off ...

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National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is now big fun…and big business.

It’s our favorite time of year again, the holiday season after our Thanksgiving food comas have subsided but before the New Year is upon us. No I’m not talking about Christmas – I’m speaking of a holiday far newer, and some would argue, more fun – National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. That’s right, December 12th is an official holiday geared around celebrating the tackiest, gaudiest, and most visually offensive Christmas sweaters we could muster. Don’t laugh and dismiss it just ...

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45 Reasons why the American middle class is an endangered species.

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty in his famous state of the union address, as he looked to strengthen and expand the prosperous middle class, a benchmark of the American dream. Programs like job training, social security, Medicare, and investments in education worked well. But in the last few decades, deregulation, corporate empowerment, and new economic policies resulted in a stagnation of middle class growth. However, even the most gloom-and-doom economists anticipated what’s happened to ...
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The Millenial Generation is about to take over the economy. Are you ready?

“Unfounded optimism is a commodity of the young.” 

The attitudes, values, and behaviors of every generation reflect their shared experience.  This has never been more true than for America’s Millennial Generation, having survived the Great Recession, finishing school with record debt, and  entering the working world amid challenges of globalization.  Still, they are inordinately optimistic, ready to influence our economy en masse.  Just like the wave of Baby Boomers going from silver to gold is impossible to ignore, the population explosion ...

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10 Tips to making better fast food choices (including the healthiest and WORST things you can eat!)

Pop quiz:

It’s 5:43pm on a hectic Friday you’ve got to get your child, Little DingDong Jr. (or whatever his name is) all the way across town by 6pm, which is when he’s got his ciello camp/junior varsity ping pong/thumb wrestling practice. You’re racing through traffic like a stunt driver when you realize you still haven’t fed him dinner. Oh no – bad parent alert! So within the next 17 minutes, these are your three choices:

A) Turn around and go back ...

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