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The Price of Higher Education

Congratulations! Today is your day! You’re off to great places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes — and you also have some student loan debt, probably. In our latest infographic, we take a look at the high cost of higher education. Cheers to the engineers. Buy your friends a drink.
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Presented By: Online Colleges In recent years, reports about college students participating in pyramid selling are often seen in media and a number of colleges and universities have been involved in the "pyramid selling gate" incident. It has aroused accusation from the parents and concerns from the whole society and caused a very bad influence on both the image of contemporary college students and the reputation of colleges and universities. The momentum pyramid selling invading college has not been reversed effectively and thoroughly. How to train the students'ability and quality to prevent pyramid selling and consciously resist pyramid selling, and guide them to establish a scientific world outlook, outlook on life, values and the rule of law concept in order to prevent the pyramid selling from spreading in colleges and universities, is directly related to the college students'healthy growth, as well as the stability and harmonious development of universities a…

Most Valuable Global Brands 2012

From: Connecticut Ford Via: BrandZ 2012 BrandZ Top 100 Almost half of the Top 100 brands lost value. Brands last declined this broadly during the depths of the 2009 global recession. But financial performance, not brand, was the more critical determinant for 35 of the 49 brands that declined. Brand Contribution—the measurement of brand strength exclusive of financials or any other factors—generally remained stable or increased for most brands and provided the buoyancy to navigate the year’s turbulence. One in five of the 2012 BrandZ™ Top 100 brands came from a fast growing economy. But the total value of those brands slipped slightly for the first time to $330.8 billion because of the business slowdown in Brazil and China. Brand value fluctuations in the 2012 BrandZ™ ranking were spread evenly across the 13 categories covered. Six categories rose in value and six declined. The financial category remained even with last year. Other factors impacting brand value included the BRI…

Sexting and the College Student

Via: As you can imagine, sexting is no big deal for most college students. In fact, as many as four out of five engage in sexting, even though it can lead to more than just embarrassment, especially if a minor is involved. According to one survey, 56% of students admitted to receiving sexually suggestive images and 78% of students admitted to receiving sexually suggestive messages. So what can students and the society do about it? I’m not sure, but this could be a potential problem since it’s so widely spread.
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We Are Teachers - Voting Has Begun!

iPod touch - My PDA. (Photo credit: MJ/TR (´・ω・)) Dear Friends,


 I wanted to let you know that I am participating in a contest sponsored by Discover Pathway to Financial Success and an online community, called WeAreTeachers. I submitted a teaching idea answering the question: Tell us about a lesson you teach that helps teens understand the importance of saving their money, budgeting, or setting financial goals. The 5 teachers with the most votes win an iPod Touch and $100 for the classroom. The recipients are selected through an online voting process. SO -- If you have a moment, I'd really appreciate you going online and voting for my idea. It would really mean a lot to me to have your vote and support! Just go here and follow the directions.



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Free Wi-Fi: Friend or Foe? Infographic

Posted by Fergal Glynn in INFOGRAPHICS, May 22, 2012 | Comments (1) Did you know that during the course of this year, the number of Wi-Fi connected devices will exceed the world’s population? This incredible statistic highlights the ubiquitous nature of Wi-Fi. However, the convenience of having public Wi-Fi available practically everywhere comes at the cost of greater risk to users. This infographic delves into the anatomy of a Wi-Fi hack and simple precautions Wi-Fi users should take to ensure that they are surfing safely.

Infographic by Veracode Application Security

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A Day in the Life of a College Student

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 College Students and Spending

 My experience tells me that college students are guilty of unwise spending on a fairly regular basis. I'm not trying to say students are irresponsible with their money (although, of course, some are), but that they're not as responsible with it as they could be. And I think most of that relates simply to a lack of knowledge or experience.

 Parents can go a long way to help alleviate this deficiency by simply teaching, guiding, and coaching their students with some fairly simple concepts and practices.

 Through using these simple concepts and practices, college students can learn better ways to spend money (or not spend it), thus resulting in more money in their pocket. One way of thinking about this concept, is to think about these simple facts:

1. not everyone qualifies for scholarships (and of course, few think they qualify for enough)

2. not everyone qualifies for financial aid (and of course, few t…

College Admissions: What Really Matters?


Courtesy of Edsouth, eCampusTours makes college a virtual reality at one convenient online location. A unique college planning website, offers virtual college tours with 360° x 360° views of thousands of different schools all in one eye-popping website! A free national scholarship search helps students scope out potential scholarships from an extensive database. Students can also register online to win a $1000 scholarship. The mission of Student Outreach Services (SOS), a program funded by Edsouth, is to provide individuals with free resource assistance for their educational and career future through the Internet, publications and outreach services. With the myriad of college planning resources on, students may want to save their favorite virtual college tours or informative articles by creating a portfolio. They can also download our free financial aid booklet "How to Get Money for College" or register to rec…

Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period

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by Lee Rainie

I. Findings
The share of adults in the United States who own tablet computers nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December and early January and the same surge in growth also applied to e-book readers, which also jumped from 10% to 19% over the same time period. The number of Americans owning at least one of these digital reading devices jumped from 18% in December to 29% in January.
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