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Are ‘Street Smarts’ More Important Than Book Smarts? [POLL]

While receiving a formal education is the recommended path to success in the United States, plenty of people have made comfortable lives for themselves by relying on the skills they were able to acquire outside a classroom setting.

So does this mean “street smarts” are as important as “book smarts?”

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You May Not Believe How Much Parents Will Spend On Back-to-School Supplies This Year [POLL]

For a kid, there may be nothing more depressing than the first advertisements for back-to-school sales, which remind them that their summer vacation won’t last forever.

The only thing more depressing for parents may be the cost of sending their little ones back to a new classroom.

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Report Finds Penn State Showed ‘Total Disregard’ for Victims in Sex-Abuse Scandal [VIDEO]

An investigation into the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has revealed that other university leaders “repeatedly concealed critical facts” that could have stopped the abuse long before it was made public.

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Russian Teacher Orders Students to Take a Bizarre 23-Hour Exam

Final exams are never fun, but for one university class in Russia, their test was particularly bad.

Not only did the instructor treat the class as her own personal happy hour, she also made it an impromptu sleepover.

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College Student Fakes Kidnapping to Get Out of Handing In Paper

Kids these days are taking the saying “the dog ate my homework” and completely chucking it out the window. Today’s student needs a more up-to-date and convincing reason for missing an assignment, skipping class or failing to complete work. That’s why this story of a college student who faked his own kidnapping is so fascinating.

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Sorry, College Grads, But Working ‘Till You’re Old and Grey Is the New Fad

Medical advancements and healthier living mean many people have longer lifespans these days. That means lots of those older Americans are retiring later than in generations past. In fact, some analysts are calling 70 the new 70 in terms of retirement.

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Perpetual Student Michael Nicholson on His Way to 30th Degree

You’ve surely heard it said that so-and-so has “dedicated his life to learning.” But it would be hard to find anyone more dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge than 71-year-old Michael Nicholson, who is currently working on his 30th college degree.

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Principal Causes Uproar By Banning Kindergarteners from Singing ‘God Bless the USA’ at Graduation

The principal at a Coney Island, NY elementary school is under fire from both parents and some members of the community after she banned the kids from singing Lee Greenwood’s patriotic anthem ‘God Bless the USA’ at a kindergarten graduation.

But you won’t believe what she says they can sing.

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