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Millions of college students are so terrified of loans they're turning to 'sugar daddies' for help paying for school

The student debt crisis in the US has gotten so bad, there's a growing group of young women — and some men — who are taking an unconventional approach to paying for college.<p>Through dating websites like SeekingArrangement.com, sugar babies, as they're called, partner up with wealthy, often older, …

College & University

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Fossil Fuels

A sociologist explains why wealthy women are doomed to be miserable

The US is riveted by images of the rich and famous. But it also tends to be scornful of wealthy women. Bravo’s <i>Real Housewives</i> franchise is predicated upon the idea that women of leisure are catty, vain, and frivolous, jetting off on expensive girls’ weekends only to descend into vicious—yet …

Gender

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness

Want to improve your success in life and business? The results of this study will show you how.<p>Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After …

The age your brain matures at everything — it isn't even fully developed until age 25

Neuroscientists are confirming what car rental places already figured out — the brain doesn't fully mature until age 25.<p>Up until this age, the prefrontal cortex — the part of the brain that helps curb impulsive behavior — is not yet fully developed.<p>Some scientists say this could illuminate a …

The Brain

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

The 20 best movie plot twists of the 21st century, ranked

When movies pull the rug from under us, it's one of the greatest thrills that cinema can provide.<p>As Hollywood continues to reboot countless old properties, it's easy to think that the days of original and surprising storytelling are long behind us. But these films prove that Hollywood still has a …

Universal Pictures

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

Skin Care

7 things you peak at in life after age 50, according to science

It's in the back nine of life, for instance, that people have the best body images and can best pick up on others' emotions.<p>In case you're worried the prime of your life is rushing past you, here is some evidence the best is still yet to come.

Mathematics

5 little-known things that are just as deadly as smoking, according to science

The rate of American adults who smoke has declined from 42% in 1965 to 15% in 2015.<p>However, there are a number of risk factors taking its place, many of which stem from people's growing preference for sedentary, isolated lifestyles.<p>As smoking makes its exit in the US, here are the risk factors …

Smoking

The most unaffordable housing markets in North America

There are a lot of them. It's called "crisis" for a reason.<p>What is the most severely unaffordable housing market in North America as measured by local household incomes in relationship to local home prices?<p>By this measure, I'm happy to report that San Francisco, which sports the highest median home …

Housing Market

Japan's Motegi says no change to method for judging end to deflation

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Friday there is no change to the government’s stance that it will look at consumer prices, the gross domestic product deflator, and several other indicators to determine whether it can declare an end to deflation.<p>Japan's Economy …

Economy

Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt stripped down to try this new kind of shower head and wound up investing

You might spend $699 on a new iPhone 8, but would you shell out that much for a shower?<p>Nebia, a startup based in San Francisco, wants to disrupt the most intimate part of your morning routine. Its debut product, the Spa Shower System, surrounds users in a warm cloud of mist and uses up to 70% less …

Tim Cook

A 21-year-old created a genius replacement for nutrition labels — and it reveals a better way to decide what's healthy

What's black-and-white, clunky, and impossible for 90% of Americans to read?<p>A standard nutrition label. The receipt-size panels are unwieldy things, sometimes listing up to 25 different food components at time. This makes sizing up the healthiness of a bag of chips or a box of crackers a tall order.<p>…

Nutrition

Dollar hits three-month peak vs. yen after Abe party's win

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar touched a three-month high against the yen on Monday, as investors bet the overwhelming election victory for Japan’s ruling party would mean a continuation of “Abenomics,” the ultra-easy policies that have kept downward pressure on the yen.<p>A U.S. one-hundred dollar …

Economics

Bill Gates will invest more than $1 billion in public schools — but he'll have to learn from Mark Zuckerberg's mistake

Bill Gates will fund a massive investment in education, pledging more than $1.7 billion into public schools, The Washington Post reported.<p>Gates has long been a thought leader on improving school outcomes through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he's invested more than $3.4 billion in …

Bill Gates

Rent the Runway wants to replace your everyday wardrobe with its $89 monthly plan

By Abha Bhattarai<p>, Business Reporter<p>Rent the Runway began eight years ago as a rental service for formal gowns, cocktail dresses and bejeweled accessories.<p>Now the company is doubling down on its efforts to appeal to more women, more often.<p>Beginning Monday, the New York-based service is expanding …

Donna Karan

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

Textbooks

Student loans inquiry launched by Treasury Committee

<b>An influential committee of MPs has announced it will investigate the student loan system and the impact of tuition fees.</b><p>The Treasury Committee will scrutinise changes to the student loan system, including the repayment threshold and interest rates.<p>It will also examine the impact of higher …

Tuition

After 50, Women Struggle to Find a Foothold at Work

Time out for family can carry a stigma; study finds evidence of discrimination<p>Anne Zacharias was nearly 50 years old when she retired from her job as a regional vice president with a national marketing company. She stopped working to be with her children more after years of long hours and frequent …

Discrimination

How to set a budget and stick to it

Whether it's something you need or something you want, creating a budget can help you keep your spending in line so you can reach your financial …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

Exercise

Japanese woman 'dies from overwork' after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month

Fate of media worker Miwa Sado, 31, piles pressure on authorities to address large number of deaths linked to labour practices<p>Japan has again been forced to confront its work culture after labour inspectors ruled that the death of a 31-year-old journalist at the country’s public broadcaster, NHK, …

Japan

Here's How Many Calories You Burn Doing 39 Popular Exercises

What burns it best?<p>Everything we do burns calories. But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or …

Calories

Amazon Effect One Cause of Low U.S. Inflation, According to Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) economists partly blame e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) for low U.S. inflation.<p>Over the past six months, "many …

Credit card debt has reached an all-time high — here's how to get yours under control

Not only that, but as of late 2016, the average American household was carrying roughly $16,000 in credit card debt. Given that 57% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings, that number makes sense -- but it points to a worrisome trend nonetheless.<p>If you're drowning in credit card debt, or …

Personal Finance

10 unique ways to experience the Grand Canyon

Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is nothing short of a natural spectacle. Millennia have carved a geological masterpiece rising 7,000 feet above …

How to Work From Home: 6 Steps to Land the Perfect Remote Job

Want to find a great job that lets you work from home? Here's how to get hired for the perfect remote job -- and dream lifestyle for you.<p>Remote work is increasingly popular for employees and employers. (I know: "Thanks, Captain Obvious.") Working from home is quickly becoming an expectation: Nearly …

Employment

Why you should apply for or renew your U.S. passport before January

Americans should apply for or renew their passports before January because processing times are shortest between September and December.<p>That's the word from the U.S. State Department, which each year declares September to be Passport Month. Demand for passports typically heats up in the new year …

Flying

This app could be the key to speaking a second language

The world is getting smaller thanks to technology, media, more convenient travel, and — let's be honest — Netflix. It's becoming more valuable than …