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Education Department Is Sorry About Using 'Bridesmaids' Meme In Tweet

AP | Tyler Kingkade | June 25, 2014 | College
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department on Wednesday apologized for a tweet that depicted a scene from the movie "Bridesmaids" with the words "Help me. I'm poor" imprinted on it as part of an effort to get students to apply for federal aid. "If this is you, then you better...

Newt Gingrich Thinks Hillary Clinton Is Like Kim Kardashian

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | June 25, 2014 | Politics
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a lot like reality star Kim Kardashian. Gingrich made the comparison on CNN’s “Crossfire" while addressing recent comments from Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, about their wealth. Gingrich seemed to...

This Interactive Chart Will Help You Find The Perfect Job

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | June 25, 2014 | Business
Though the job of a fashion designer may seem glamorous, those in the industry rate their work as meaningless as fast food cooks do, according to a new survey by PayScale. The salary information company surveyed workers in 484 jobs about things like salary, job satisfaction and sense...

Pope Francis Follows Lenin, The Economist Claims

Religion News Service | Yasmine Hafiz | June 25, 2014 | Religion
VATICAN CITY (RNS) First, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck labeled Pope Francis a Marxist. Now, The Economist is accusing him of following Vladimir Lenin. The respected financial magazine accused the pope of following the founder of Soviet communism in adopting an “ultra radical line” on capitalism. In a blog entry...

Barnes & Noble Splitting Retail And Nook Media Businesses In Two

AP | AP | June 25, 2014 | Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble hopes to survive by splitting in two. The largest U.S. brick-and-mortar bookseller, beset by tough competition from online retailers like Amazon and discount stores like Wal-Mart, said Wednesday that it plans to split off its Nook e-reader division as it looks to boost...

10 Ways To Keep Your Home Cool.. Without Touching The Air Conditioner

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | June 25, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Let's cut to the chase -- it's hot out and it's only going to get warmer over the next couple months. And while it's tempting to crank up the AC or plant yourself within a couple-foot radius of the nearest fan, these certainly aren't the only tricks for keeping cool....

Raising A Child With Autism Comes With Alarmingly High Costs

Reuters | Reuters | June 24, 2014 | Parents
By Chris Taylor NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) - When Linda Mercier's son Sam was around two years old, she knew something wasn't right. Sam was becoming withdrawn, not speaking or playing with other kids, and focused on specific tasks like lining up his toys. Eventually the mystery was solved:...

Yes, A College Degree Still Worth It, Says Yet Another Report

AP | Tyler Kingkade | June 24, 2014 | College
NEW YORK (AP) — Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it. Those with bachelor's or associate's degrees earn more money over their lifetime than those who skip college, even after factoring in...

Amid Backdrop Of World Cup, New Homeless Camp With 800 Residents Reveals Stark Inequality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | June 25, 2014 | Impact
If you haven't heard, some Brazilians are not happy about the World Cup in their own backyard. The host country has spent an estimated $11.3 billion on the event, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, one out of every five Brazilians lives in poverty, and considerable gaps in...

There Are 400 Million More People In Poverty Than Previously Believed: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | June 24, 2014 | Impact
A new study more accurately reflecting "the actual lives of the poor" has been released, and the numbers are not worth celebrating. According to the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2014 produced by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, roughly 1.6 billion people are living...

The Reason Gap Workers Are Wearing White This Week

Rebecca Hiscott | June 23, 2014 | Business
Gap has made good on its promise to raise minimum employee pay to $9 an hour, and it's encouraging workers to wear white in celebration. The clothing multinational, which also owns the brands Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta, first announced in February that it...

Male Faculty Are Making A Lot More Than Female Faculty At Some Of The Best Colleges

Tyler Kingkade | June 23, 2014 | College
Several of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country pay male faculty on average about $40,000 more than their female colleagues, according to a new analysis by data website FindTheBest. Four Ivy League institutions -- the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Princeton and Harvard -- were among...

Foreign Aid Is Not Charity. It's Smart Investing

BloombergBusinessweek | Robbie Couch | June 23, 2014 | Impact
One of the few bright spots of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill of late has been in global development. The House recently passed a bill to support President Clinton’s Power Africa initiative, which is designed to boost access to electricity access across six countries in the region. Both houses also...

TSA Security Fee On Airfare Set To Increase

AP | Lisa_Miller | June 23, 2014 | Travel
WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers are about to pay more for security screening. Following orders from Congress, the Transportation Security Administration is poised to raise the fee to $5.60 each way. That's up from $2.50 each way for a nonstop flight and $5 for a trip including connections.

American Apparel Board Refuses To Meet With Ousted CEO Dov Charney

Reuters | Reuters | June 23, 2014 | Business
By Nadia Damouni and Jeffrey Dastin June 23 (Reuters) - The independent directors of maverick retailer American Apparel Inc have rejected a demand to meet and reinstate ousted CEO Dov Charney on Monday, a source close to the matter said. The board last week stripped Charney of his titles of...

The 4 Things About Retirement That Scare Us Most

Ann Brenoff | June 23, 2014 | Fifty
We've all heard the numbers: 10,000 baby boomers a day are turning 65, what used to be the traditional age for retirement. While not everyone can afford to or wants to retire on the big 6-5, there are a couple of things that seem to be universally on...

The 10 Questions You Should Be Asking A Potential Employer

Yagana Shah | June 21, 2014 | Fifty
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joe Konop Many job seekers focus so hard on answering interview questions well that they forget something very important: You are there to ask questions, too. Asking the right questions at an interview is...

Bernie Sanders Accuses Oil Speculators Of Using Iraq As An Excuse To Drive Up Prices

Shadee Ashtari | June 20, 2014 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) accused oil companies and Wall Street speculators Thursday of using the recent crisis in Iraq as an excuse to artificially increase the price of crude oil and gasoline. "I am getting tired of big oil companies telling us that gasoline prices are going...

Starbucks Announces Price Hike

AP | June 20, 2014 | Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets. The Seattle-based chain also raised prices on some of the...

Beyonce And Jay Z's On The Run Tour Will Be One Of The Most Successful Of All Time

Matthew Jacobs | June 20, 2014 | Entertainment
Just as quickly as the Internet can denounce Beyonce and Jay Z's On the Run Tour as an impending flop, Forbes uses some actual data to refute that claim. The tour is on track to sell 1 million tickets, which would result in around $100...
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