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Shoes: The Best First Impression

I have a theory that proves you can decide whether or not you like a person in a single glance. I know it sounds harsh, but I use this technique almost every time I try to figure someone out. The first thing I look for, and really the only evidence for or against the person I need, is his or her shoes. And nine times out of ten, my first

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MOOCs: A Necessary Academic Innovation in a Global Economy

The average American college student studies less hours than the necessary thirty hours per week, according to Alexander C. McCormick from the Association of American Colleges and Universities. While it is true that “the more students engage in educationally purposeful activities, the more they learn,” says McCormick, it has become increasingly clear that the way students learn and study greatly impacts their success. And so it happens, students find thirty

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Respect the Millennials: They Have a Country to Fix

Millennials, the generation born from around the mid 1980s to late 1990s, account for over fifteen million U.S. citizens. Pew Research claims that, partly due to immigration, it’s the largest age category to exist so far in American history. However, this enormous number isn’t what has academics, researchers, and the media all abuzz. If a person Googles the word “Millennials,” he or she will find many websites that make provocative

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Taking Responsibility for Welfare

Unlike many children here in America, my earliest memories are of Bucharest, Romania, a Third World country. Memories of homelessness and poverty are forever etched into my mind. I will never forget what it was like to live in a concrete house that flooded with cockroaches as soon as the lights went out or the time when my then best friend Francesca, a local gypsy, had to cut off all

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