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April Awakenings

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

Somehow, seeing the buds and the birds and the medley of green filled me with a tangible sense of hope and enthusiasm for whatever the future might bring.

April: A Month of Showers, Tears and Smiles

Tim Giago | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home
Tim Giago

At that time April became the month of hope and dreams. But before Jolson's song of April, the month took some ominous turns.

Spring Clean Your Budget

SavySugar | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women

Instead of putting together a list of April must haves for you to spend your hard-earned cash on, I've put together a laundry list of things you shoul...

The Grinch Who Stole April Fool's: A Day of Big Laughs Gets Even Bigger Opposition

Doree Lewak | Posted 06.01.2012 | Comedy
Doree Lewak

Having worked tirelessly in the past few months to stock enough fake puke and remote control fart machines for his normal April Fool's Day business, yesterday's message from the mayor came as a huge blow.

U.S. Stress Falls To Lowest Level In Years

Mike Schneider and Martin Crutsinger | Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

(AP) - The nation's economic stress fell to a two-year low in April, thanks to the strongest private-sector hiring in five years and a dip in bankrupt...

China Manufacturing Growth Slows On Power Shortages, Inflation Curbs

ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's manufacturers suffered sluggish growth in orders in May as widespread power shortages and inflation-fighting curbs on credit...

Obama Poll Watch -- April 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

April was a pretty miserable month for Barack Obama, mostly due to the high price of gasoline at the pump. But May is already shaping up to be one of Obama's best months ever, for one very obvious reason.

Private Sector Adds Nearly 180k Jobs In April

Posted 07.04.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - U.S. private employers added 179,000 jobs in April, while payrolls for March were revised up modestly, a report by a payrolls processor sho...

Decisions About College -- and Life -- Right Now

Tom Morris | Posted 06.19.2011 | College
Tom Morris

If your child has to make a decision now as to what school to attend, help take some of the pressure off. Choosing a school is not like answering a multiple choice exam question where there is just one right answer.

Graduating Off a Cliff: The Millennial Generation's Fight for Its Future

Van Jones | Posted 06.18.2011 | College
Van Jones

Despite their desire to contribute to this country's greatness, Millennials may be the first generation in decades to face worse economic prospects than our parents and even grandparents.

A Weekend in Florence

Anthony Lassman | Posted 06.07.2011 | Travel
Anthony Lassman

As opposed to Rome, the first weekend of April is not traditionally sunbathing weather for Florence. However, I was there on Friday and Saturday and e...

Why We Need Financial Education in Schools

Scott Gamm | Posted 06.01.2011 | Education
Scott Gamm

No matter what field or industry you work in, you have to deal with your own finances. So why aren't students learning about it in schools?

Top 5 April Foolishnesses: Music Division

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 06.01.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

After polling this year's crop of amusing falsities, we present the finest "news" stories in music for this first day of April 2011:

Obama Poll Watch -- April, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama seems to have hit a plateau in his approval ratings, which have remained largely unchanged for the past three months. Could it be that we've all just made up our minds about the job the president is doing?

How to Be a Hero in One Easy Step

Cari Shane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cari Shane

18 people die every day, due to the lack of organs available for transplant. Every 11 minutes, a new name is added to the national list. Making one's organs available postmortem just makes sense.

April Is National Poetry Month

Maria Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Shriver

Do you have a favorite poem that you cherish? Now with only a few days left in April -- National Poetry Month -- I hope you'll record yourself reading that poem and tell us why you love it.

April in Paris: The Last Month for Oysters

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cheryl Carlesimo

In Paris, couples sit in the outdoor cafes, even if it's chilly, and order an aperitif, flirt, talk, smoke, kiss, and of course, have oysters. For April is the last month that's safe to eat oysters.

An iPad for Every Seton Hill University Student

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ramon Nuez

Like it or not the iPad has had an exceptional weekend -- now it's time to see how the platform will be used. Seton Hall will be giving an iPad to every full time student.

Why Change, Not The iPad, Will Save the Magazine

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Interactivity of the multimedia content is a key element. Without this crucial ingredient survivability of print companies is questionable.

April -- A Month of Tears, Tragedy and Happiness

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Tim Giago

In April of 1921 Vaudevillian entertainer Al Jolson stood on the stage in Jolson's 59th Street Theatre in New York City in blackface in the production...

Genocide in April

Heidi Kingstone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heidi Kingstone

I mention April because that month kept coming up as I toured room after room in the genocide museum. One by one 20th century genocides, like the stacks of the bodies of their victims, piled up.

3 Classic April Fool's Day Pranks | HBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Know what's just around the corner? Only the most funnest holiday ever -- April Fool's Day! I mean, who doesn't love April Fool's Day? No one. That's ...