Vanessa Cegrestte

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I am the student loan crisis at its ugliest: I graduated and found out I have $200,000 in debt

These rituals remind me how perverse our higher-education system is—and of the empty idealism that colleges and universities sell us:<p><i>We are here today, donning our ceremonial robes and caps, to recite the traditional vacuous platitudes and wish you well in paying off high-interest student loans for</i> …

Audrie & Daisy review: teenage rape documentary is essential viewing

A year after the documentary The Hunting Ground exposed a campus rape epidemic and systemic coverup efforts by some administrations, Audrie & Daisy debuts as an equally devastating film that shows how high school students are also at risk.<p>Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk’s documentary is sure to provoke a …

Labor Day

Get a Grip, Americans!

Get a grip, Americans! Is that too much to ask? Take a deep breath, exhale and realize that the end of the world is not at hand. Neither is the end of American life as we have known it -- unless we allow unwarranted fear to overpower our sense, as most of the candidates running for the presidential …

Dedicated new mom takes college exam while in labor

Despite a grueling 20 hours of labor, Tommitrise Collins from Macon, Georgia was determined to complete her psychology test on Thursday while she was …

Motherhood

College Students Need Lessons in Tolerance and Free Speech

There's nothing like the massacre of 129 Parisian civilians at the hands of jihadi sociopaths, utterly convinced that their barbarism manifests the will of God, to provide some perspective on the recent whining of students at a number of America's most elite colleges and universities.<p>For the past …

One of the Nation's Largest Catholic Hospital Systems Says It Can Deny Women Emergency Care Because of Its Religious Affiliation

I suppose it shouldn't really have come as a surprise. But there it was in black and white in a recent court document: Trinity Health, one of the largest health care systems, saying that because of religious exemption laws, its Catholic affiliation allows it to violate the law and refuse to provide …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

Increase Your Mind Power with These 7 Techniques

Open your mind and realize all the possibilities that disclosed to you. There is no end to the debate about intelligence, cognition, and mental …