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The College Majors With The Biggest Lifetime Earnings

The report — called "Major Decisions: What Graduates Earn Over Their Lifetimes"— tracks data from the Census Bureau to determine which college majors yield the largest financial rewards over a graduate's lifetime. Unsurprisingly, engineering degrees topped the list, while education and arts majors …

College & University

The Thing Employers Look For When Hiring Recent Graduates

… isn't something that can be done on campus. It's an internship.<p>When I was 17, if you asked me how I planned on getting a job in the future, I think I would have said: <i>Get into the right college.</i> When I was 18, if you asked me the same question, I would have said: <i>Get into the right classes</i>. When I …

Ditch the laptop and pick up a pen, class. Researchers say it’s better for note taking.

Using technology in the classroom can produce fabulous results, but for note-taking, it may pay to keep it old-school and stick with pen and paper.<p>Students who take longhand notes appear to process information more deeply than those who take notes on a laptop, according to a study published this …

Flexibility, Training Help Physician Assistants Forge a Medical Path

College students with an interest in medicine and who excel in biochemistry often see one path open to them: medical school. But pursuing an M.D. or …

The Best Jobs, Industries, and Locations for College Grads

Salary, job growth, number of opportunities—these are all important considerations when you're deciding what career to go into H&R Block has compiled …

The Reason College Costs More Than You Think

When Alex Nichols started as a freshman at the University of Mississippi, he felt sure he’d earn his bachelor’s degree in four years. Five years …

College & University

Star Wars: Episode 7 Star Also Wishes George Lucas Had Left the Original Trilogy Alone

Oscar Isaac gets honest.<p>Episode VII actor Oscar Isaac believes the original Star Wars trilogy was fine just as it was, before George Lucas fiddled …

What $1 Million Won’t Buy You

What’s the value of talent today in Silicon Valley? This year, a startup with revenues of $10 million wanted to find a new chief executive following its Series B raise and offered $450,000 in compensation (5% of revenues). Another startup, quickly growing and approaching an IPO, did a search for a …

iOS 8 How-to: Customize and disable the contacts section in the multitasking interface

Multitasking dramatically got redesigned with iOS 7. With iOS 8, Multitasking added a shortcut to the people who are most important to you. In this how to, I will discuss customizing the people that appear at the top, using multitasking to contact your important people, as well as disabling it.<p>By …

Hong Kong says riot police have pulled back as protesters jam city streets

The Hong Kong government said Monday that riot police have pulled back from pro-democracy demonstrations around the city that have caused widespread disruption in one of Asia's financial hubs.<p>Defiant demonstrators remained on the streets of Hong Kong's financial center, blocking traffic on key …