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The student loan crisis: How middle-class kids get hammered

Sarah Amandolare

February 11, 2014


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Last October, in between arguments over the debt ceiling, the federal government somehow found time to send me an email. My student loan payment was 70 days past due, the message read, so the government had negatively reported me to each major credit bureau and would continue to report me until my account...

Does a college degree lead to good jobs and happiness? Or to debt and regret?

Does a college degree lead to good jobs and happiness? Or to debt and regret?

February 11, 2014


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Chicago Tribune Thursday, Dec. 26: Higher education is one of the more expensive investments many people will ever make. The average cost of a year in college, including tuition, fees, room and board, now runs about $23,000 — enough to buy a new car. Graduates typically leave with $30,000 each...

Eating disorders plague teenage boys, too

Eating disorders plague teenage boys, too

January 30, 2014


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By Emily Alpert Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Bryan Piperno was just 9 years old when he began keeping his secret. The Simi Valley, Calif., youngster tossed out lunches or claimed he ate elsewhere. As he grew older, he started purging after eating. Even after his vomiting lande...

Use of tanning beds by teen girls worries health officials

Use of tanning beds by teen girls worries health officials

January 23, 2014


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By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) MINNEAPOLIS — In the quest to look “better, cuter, hotter,” a troubling number of teenage girls in Minnesota are exposing themselves to harmful levels of ultraviolet light with tanning beds and increasing their risks of skin cancer. Fully...

Making cohabitation work for incoming freshmen at college dorms

Making cohabitation work for incoming freshmen at college dorms

January 15, 2014


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By Stephen Ceasar Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Soon after she settled into her new dorm room at Cal State Northridge, Brittany Brockman figured she should give her new roommate fair warning: She’s a bit of a neat freak. Her roommate, Leslie Rosales, 18, didn’t make much of t...

Putting the ‘man’ in manicure: New mani-pedi salon offers a completely macho experience

Putting the ‘man’ in manicure: New mani-pedi salon offers a completely macho experience

November 14, 2013


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By Nita Lelyveld Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The new Melrose Avenue storefront is a man’s world, make no mistake. The theme could not be stated more bluntly. Above the front desk: the rusted front end of a 1953 Chevy pick-up. Along one wall: a vintage sign whose faded re...

Dom Streater celebrates ‘Project Runway’ win — between diner shifts

Dom Streater celebrates ‘Project Runway’ win — between diner shifts

October 25, 2013


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By Elizabeth Wellington The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) PHILADELPHIA — Dom Streater was mobbed by her fashion-crazed fans all weekend. Like all weekend. This, after last week’s “Project Runway” finale, when the 24-year-old designer became the first Philadelphian to win since Ja...

Brain may flush out toxins during sleep

Brain may flush out toxins during sleep

October 17, 2013


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A good night’s rest may literally clear the mind. Using mice, researchers showed for the first time that the space between brain cells may increase during sleep, allowing the brain to flush out toxins that build up during waking hours. These results suggest a new role for sleep in health and disease....

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Whittier Thomas, columnist

September 19, 2013


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What do all women suffer from when in a relationship? Jealousy. Yes you may say you never get jealous but we all know you do. Own it, it’s okay to be a little jealous sometimes. But why are you jealous is what makes it ok or not. If you’re jealous because your boyfriend smiles kindly at your waitress...

Miss Kansas says she likes breaking stereotypes

Miss Kansas says she likes breaking stereotypes

Jackson Miller, Shift Editor

September 5, 2013


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By Matt Riedl The Wichita Eagle (MCT) WICHITA, Kan. — She’s an Army girl, an expert marksman, a fluent Chinese speaker and a dental technician for the Kansas Army National Guard’s Medical Detachment. Add one more title to that: Miss Kansas 2013. Theresa Vail, 22, who previously won the Miss Lea...

How to foster compassion in children

How to foster compassion in children

September 5, 2013


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How to foster compassion in children MCT FORUM By Arlie Hochschild Los Angeles Times (MCT) Are the ideas on offer to reform America’s schools really the best we can come up with? Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and elimi...

“Good Fight”

September 5, 2013


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The goal of “The Good Fight,” a book and an app by Les and Leslie Parrott, who co-founded the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University, is teaching couples to fight fair and gain awareness about how they relate to each other when they are most angry, distressed and likely...

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