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Avoid Student Loan Scammers

Avoid Student Loan Scammers The FTC, Federal Trade Commission, states’ Attorneys General and International agencies recently announced a joint initiative to fight student loan scammers through Operation Tech Trap. As part of the initiative, the FTC announced settlements against two massive tech support operations that had bilked millions of dollars from student loan holders. To [...]

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Be careful With Whom You Play

States With The Highest Cancer Rates Cancer was first recorded 4,000 years ago. Every year, approximately 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease. For many years, doctors and researchers have speculated that environmental issues may contribute substantially to this number. The website 24/7 Wall Street recently posted data on cancer rates in all 50 [...]

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A College Degree May Prevent Heart Attacks

America’s Richest and Poorest States In determining the richest and poorest states, website 27/7 Wall Street used the following criteria: median household income, population, 2016 unemployment rate and 2016 poverty rate. As you probably expect, the state of Mississippi ranked 50th. Other states falling in the lowest five include: West Virginia, Arkansas, Louisiana and Alabama. [...]

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Dating Vocabulary Increases

Hurricane Harvey Unearths Strange Creature Hurricane Harvey unearthed a strange sea creature that was found on a beach in Texas City, Texas. The unknown creature constitutes a nightmare of gigantic proportions. An employee of the National Audobon Society, Preeti Desai, posted this picture on Twitter asking for an identification of the animal. To view the [...]

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Strange But True

RAND Corporation Estimates $83 Billion Savings With Later School Start Times The RAND think tank recently estimated that the United States could add $83 billion to the economy by delaying the start time of middle schools and high schools. According to the article, later start times will improve graduation rates, reduce sleep related car crashes [...]

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Dorothy Parker Remembered

Dorothy Parker Remembered Dorothy Parker is best known for her short quips such as “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” And another famous quip, “Men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses.” On the 50th anniversary of her death, the Forward published a short piece that links half-Jewish Parker with civil rights icon [...]

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Historical Yuck!

Some Ogden Nash Humor To Lighten The Atmosphere As a high school student, I was not really excited by or impressed by poetry. One exception to my general poetry ennui was the poetry of Ogden Nash. The simple rhyme schemes and pedestrian images and laugh-out-loud humor appealed to my unsophisticated literary appreciation. Since the news [...]

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IKEA Defines “Domestic Bliss”

States With The Highest Number of Alzheimer Increases The website Wall Street 24/7 reports that Alzheimer cases are increasing in every state. For example, from 2011 to 2015 the largest increases occurred in Arizona, Nevada, Vermont, Utah and the state with the largest increase of 54.9% , Alaska. These five states will experience a 40% [...]

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Rising and Shrinking Incomes

Home Canning Tips From the Food Safety Blog A government blog recently published a number of tips for people interested in home canning this summer’s produce. The blog lists vegetables with a low acid pHs that are not acidic enough to prevent the growth of botulinum bacteria. Some vegetables in this category include: asperagus, green [...]

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Poor Neighborhoods Vulnerable To More Mosquitos Than Suburbs

DEC Lists Best Places To Swim The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently posted a list of safe places to swim. The list features several links that include DEC owned campgrounds, Office of Parks and Recreation and the New York State Department of Health. Click on the campground link on DEC owned campgrounds [...]

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