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What College Rankings Won't Tell You

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

selecting a college is a complex conversation. Underneath it all, rankings are harmfully laser-focused on narrow, time-lagged numerical measures, have hotly debated methodologies and fail to convey a true picture of the collegiate experience.

Which Travel Rewards Program Should You Join?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When becoming a rewards program member, you can't pick just any loyalty program to join. Many frequent flier and hotel loyalty programs yield generous rewards, but not all of them make it easy to reap benefits most valuable to you.

Delta and United Put a Price on Loyalty -- Should You Pay It?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines recently announced that they will start rewarding passengers based on dollars spent rather than miles flown -- a move that experts have described as bad news for most travelers.

Deal or No Deal: Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Hotel Loyalty Programs

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

It may seem like it makes sense to enroll -- after all, it only takes a few minutes to sign up -- but the truth is, depending on whether you're seeking the best price or the best perks, you may find that a traditional hotel loyalty program is not the best fit for you.

The 2014 Environmental Performance Index - Who's on Top and Bottom

Angel Hsu | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Angel Hsu

The 2014 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 178 countries on how well they perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas: protection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems.

The Year of the List

Jordan Roth | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Jordan Roth

Just like blogging democratized op-eds, and Instagram democratized photography, list-making will expand beyond the hands of editors and reporters, and become a power of the people.

Best Hotels in Canada 2013

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Wilderness lodges, lakeside retreats and city high-rises are just a sampling of Canada's luxury lodging options. Whether you're traveling for business, planning a ski vacation or looking for a spa getaway, choosing the right hotel is imperative for an enjoyable trip.

Which Travel Rewards Program Is Right for You?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.18.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

To help you figure out which programs are right for you, we've evaluated frequent flyer and hotel loyalty programs based on how great the perks are -- and how easy it is use them.

Rankings: The Best B-School Advertisements

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Preetam Kaushik

B-School rankings, for the last few decades, have determined admissions, salaries, grants, publications in major journals and other factors linked clo...

The TV Doctor Pain Assessment Tool: Rating the Best and Worst TV MDs Ever | Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy

Here's a guide for the amount of pain you're about to experience when in the, um, "care" of each of these sometimes certified physicians. Basically, just avoid Dr. Nick.

Crunchgate: Cap'n Crunch Makes National Headlines, Insists He is Not a Liar & a Fraud

Foodbeast | Posted 08.18.2013 | Taste

And the controversy surrounding his status is finally resolved.

Look Ma, No Fans!

Ari Weisbrot | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Ari Weisbrot

In the coming weeks, this blog will explore the causes (and effects) of the slow, but steady death of Today's domination of morning television. Spoiler alert: It's not Matt Lauer.

Is There A Title Favorite Yet?

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 04.10.2013 | Sports

Indiana climbed its way to No. 1 this week, back where it started the season. Fitting with the way this season has gone, the Hoosiers aren't likely t...

PHOTOS: The Caribbean's Best

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.02.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

"As one of the only places in the world where cars and motorized vehicles are not allowed, Jumby Bay Island exudes relaxation."

Notre Dame Tops AP Rankings

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Surprise! Surprise! Two straight weekends of seismic upsets not only sent tremors throughout college football from the Deep South t...

Wondering Where To Go On Your Honeymoon? Read This

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.09.2012 | Weddings
U.S. News Travel

Honeymooning isn't always as easy as it seems: You've got plane tickets to book, rooms to reserve, and costs to consider, not to mention the daunting task of deciding where you want to go.

Who's Who In Craft Beer

Food Republic | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Food Republic

Thirty years ago, the concept of a craft-beer power ranking system was inconceivable. Back then, there were only a handful of breweries pumping out suds that deviated from the watery-lager norm.

Charter Schools and Sausage

Jeanne Allen | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education
Jeanne Allen

Educating the public to understand the mysteries of law making is the first step in ensuring a truly exceptional education for all children for generations to come.

Syracuse Still On Top Of College Basketball Rankings

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 03.18.2012 | Sports

-- Syracuse is a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the sixth straight week. The Orange, one of three unbeatens ente...

Oklahoma Reaches Milestone Without Even Playing

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 11.11.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — For the 100th time, Oklahoma is No. 1. The Sooners reached a milestone in the history of The Associated Press college football poll w...

How Schools Are Saving The Planet

Avital Andrews | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Good professors know that discussing nature in the confines of a classroom is not likely to stir the soul, no matter how enlightening the lesson. What awakens, they realize, is experience. Getting hands dirty. Immersion.

Whose Burger Is Best? Hackney's, Davanti Enoteca, Rocks?

John Barrett | Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago
John Barrett

A handful of tips from our disciples led us to this potential hidden gem burger in Little Italy, the Davanti Burger at Davanti Enoteca.

Jason Linkins

McCain Ranked 'Most Conservative' Senator | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The National Journal -- who America turns to for information on how our lawmakers rank in terms of their ideological rigidity -- is out today with rankings of the conservative members of Congress.

Why I Give Everything Five Stars

Ben H. Winters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ben H. Winters

In a world where Amazon sells everything from books to lightbulbs, then asks the consumer to rank his purchase from zero to five, I worry that we start to forget that a book is different than a box of lightbulbs.

Top Schools For The Peace Corps

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new set of rankings from the Peace Corps, the University of Colorado-Boulder currently has the most alumni serving overseas for the vol...