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Grace Li


What I Learned From 10 Days Without Shampoo

Grace Li | October 18, 2014 | College
Backpacking has taught me a lot, and I will carry all of those lessons with me into the future, but here's the thing -- I don't plan on carrying much else.
Gianna Sen-Gupta

7 Cliché College Application Essays You Should Avoid

Gianna Sen-Gupta | October 18, 2014 | College
So how do you distinguish yourself from the sea of other applicants in your personal statement? It all starts with the right topic that simultaneously shows your ability to write well while painting a picture of who you are in a simple and authentic fashion.

Is Sex Work Empowering Or Enslaving? 12 Experts Weigh In

Ravishly | October 18, 2014 | Women
Women working in the sex work industry -- be it pornography, stripping or prostitution -- sit in the cross-hairs of an enduring controversy, surfacing questions surrounding everything from sexuality and health to economics and morality. Is female sex work empowering, enslaving... or a lot more complicated than either?
Jonathan Biron


Israel's True Face

Jonathan Biron | October 18, 2014 | Politics
Following the non-binding British Parliament's recognition of Palestine, it has been written a lot about Israel's inaction regarding the peace process. While reporting on Israel's politics and policy, it is important to draw the full picture -- most Israelis want peace.
Kat Cohen


The Truth About Outside Reading: Why It's Important and What to Read

Kat Cohen | October 17, 2014 | College
Educators have always stressed the importance of reading for pleasure outside of class, but how does this benefit students preparing for the college admissions process?


How Jennifer Lawrence Broke Her Silence

Uloop | October 17, 2014 | College
When a person hears the word "crime," they think of a criminal -- a person at fault for doing something against the law. While we may never find the exact source of the leaked photos, we have to at the very least stop blaming the women for taking them.


Why Red Band Society Is Worth Watching

Uloop | October 17, 2014 | College
The comedy-drama stars Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson, a blunt and somewhat sharp around the edges woman who wants what's best for her patients and genuinely cares about them.
Dustin Siggins


Virginity: Tough for Men and Women

Dustin Siggins | October 17, 2014 | Religion
I was considered the radical Catholic for being sexually abstinent, being pro-life, and attending church weekly. This was especially true in college. So I figured that I was just about the only person, and pretty much the only Catholic, who was abstaining from sexual relations from marriage, and I resigned myself to being a lifelong virgin.
Gianna Sen-Gupta

7 Tips for Choosing a College Major You'll Love

Gianna Sen-Gupta | October 17, 2014 | College
Still, not knowing what to study when first starting college is normal--between 20% and 50% of students start off as undeclared. Your early years are the perfect time to explore your interests and figure out what you love doing.


Absolutely Everyone You Need to Tip While Traveling

Thrillist | October 17, 2014 | Travel
It's probably safe to say the idea of tipping the flight attendant has never crossed your mind, but apparently a whopping 30 percent of flyers have done it. How do you feel now, cheapskate? We asked national etiquette expert and owner of The Protocol School of Texas, Diane Gottsman, exactly who we should be tipping, and how much.


Why Having Standards Is Worth Life in the Slow Lane

Unwritten | October 17, 2014 | Women
It's OK to want more. It's OK to expect certain things. It's OK to want to wait for the right person. Being "nice" does not equate to being weak, passive, or without a personality.
Sarah Gladstone


15 Problems You'll Only Understand If You're a Jew Who Doesn't 'Look Jewish'

Sarah Gladstone | October 17, 2014 | Religion
Once you're in, you're in, but the idea of having to "prove" something about a fundamental part of who you are, just because you don't have the "right look," seems absurd. Not all Jews are white with curly brown hair, OK? That's never been the way it was and it never will be.
Carol L. Folt, Ph.D.

Affordability and Attainment: Student Success From Acceptance to Graduation

Carol L. Folt, Ph.D. | October 17, 2014 | College
Economic diversity at most top universities remains low. But the conversation on this issue is often one-sided, focused narrowly on why there aren't more low- and middle-income students enrolled. Equally troubling is what happens to these students when they manage to get in the door.
Matthew S. McGlone

Changing Hospital and Health Communication Can Help Contain Ebola and Other Diseases

Matthew S. McGlone | October 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
Although the CDC can be commended for its efforts to contain Ebola here and abroad, the effort could be improved if changes to the health and risk communication were made.
Patrick O'Connor


Do This to Improve Your College Chances

Patrick O'Connor | October 17, 2014 | College
It's time to stop thinking about getting into college, and start thinking about going to college. Do the schools on both lists offer the same majors? Have about the same class size? Do the students at all schools care equally about learning, or thinking, or Friday night?
David Adams

Decoding Excuses for Abuse

David Adams | October 17, 2014 | Women
It is important for everyone to become more savvy about abuser's excuses because many people unwittingly reinforce them in how we respond to the abuser's "explanations" for his/her violence, and to understand what taking real responsibility means.
Michael E. Mann


Curry Advocates Against Action on Climate Change

Michael E. Mann | October 17, 2014 | Green
Georgia Tech's Judith Curry has authored an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal claiming that "there is less urgency to phase out greenhouse gas emissions now" than in the past. This could not be further from the truth.
Daniel R. Schwarz


Suggestions for College Juniors: Balancing the Joy and Practicality of Learning

Daniel R. Schwarz | October 17, 2014 | College
In my Huffington Post post on higher education, I have been stressing the joy and practicality of learning. What follows is a sequel to my "19 Suggestions for Incoming College Freshmen," (, "19 Suggestions for College Sophomores," (, "Suggestions for Seniors Graduating From College: Planning...
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.


A Clarion Call to Black Higher Education

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | October 16, 2014 | College
The leadership dilemma for HBCU presidents is that of broadening access while also advancing high academic standards and strengthening outcomes. The data suggest that this will be a steep climb for most HBCUs.
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.


An Open Letter to HBCU Graduates

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | October 16, 2014 | Black Voices
Fellow graduates of historically black colleges and universities, we can and must come to the aid of our institutions while there is still time to make a difference. Fiscal insolvency and the loss of accreditation are two insurmountable challenges from which I have not known any institution to recover. What follows are some concrete steps we can and must take to support HBCUs.
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