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The 12 Most Essential Back-to-School Supplies Your Kids Need for a Great Year

Somehow another summer has flown by and the kiddos are headed back to school again. Sure, that means vacations are over, the house will be empty and days at the pool are numbered. But what it also means is that it’s time to shop for supplies.

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Beloit College’s Mindset List for the Class of 2016 Proves You Are Old

The Mindset List, which was conceptualized at Beloit College in 1998, is an annual list that has served for over a decade as a source of entertainment for millions of people interested in the reading through the youthful and naive eyes of first year college students.

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Is It Better to Buy School Supplies Online? — Dollars and Sense

Shopping online can incredibly convenient, but should you do it for basic school supplies? That depends on what’s more important to you: time or money.

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Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? [POLL]

The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.

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8 Back-to-School Items Your Kids Really Need — The Funnies

As the summer winds down you’re counting down the days to freedom. Admit it — you can’t wait for your kids to go back to school.

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What Are the Top Party Schools in America?

With amateur boozehounds, junkies and derelicts of all shapes and sizes now flocking to makeshift dormitory brothels on the campuses of some of the finest facilities of higher education across the United States, we thought the time was right to unleash the list of the 2012 top party schools in America.

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MIT Students Create Ingenious Way to Strike It Rich in the Lottery — Dollars and Sense

The odds of striking it rich in the lottery are remarkably small, but apparently it really helps if you’re a math genius.

Several years ago, a group of students from the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology cracked the lottery code that enabled them to win millions of dollars — and state officials did nothing to stop it.

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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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