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What Is a Good SAT Score?

Last Friday's release of SAT scores marked the end of the 2012-13 test prep season. For thousands of students and families, however, it marks the advent of some worry.<p>Will the SAT or ACT score cut it? Will it translate into college acceptance letter or rejection? The answer is as frustrating as it …

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Why Justice League Could (Still) Be DC's Next Big Movie

DC and Warner Bros. have finally broken ground on their shared movie universe with the release of <b>Man of Steel</b>, and though critics and fans may be …

UC Berkeley Summer Reading List

What Can We Change in a Single Generation?<p>Hello, new students of Berkeley! We have a welcoming gift for you from faculty, staff, and your fellow …

Advice for College Grads From Two Sociologists

This post is co-written with Gwen Sharp.<p>-<p>Happy Graduation, Seniors! Congratulations! What's next? Below is some sociologically-inspired, out-of-the-box advice on work, love, family, friendship, and the meaning of life. For new grads from the two of us!<p>1. Don't Worry About Making Your Dreams Come …

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Language Arts Lesson Library<p>Social Studies Lesson Library<p>Science & Engineering Lesson Library<p>Technology Lesson Library<p>Technology: Cyber …

20 Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us At Graduation

So we decided to ask our editorial and senior staff here at Business Insider, "What do you wish someone had told you at graduation?"<p>Our colleagues had a lot to say, from how important it is to take care of your finances to not worrying about the first five years after graduation (you read that …

Infographic: An Amazing Map Of Every College Mascot

Michigan is my hometown school (yeah, I don’t want to talk about it), and I always thought we had the wolverine all to ourselves. Apparently not so! The 30,000 undergrads at Utah Valley University, I’ve learned, proudly call themselves Wolverines, too, as do the 2,000-some students at Wesley …

The Graduation Advice We Wish We’d Been Given

<i>In this time of hope and decorative mortarboards, we reached out to some of our favorite writers, asking them: What do graduates really need to know about the world of work? Their answers are below.</i><p><b>Heidi Grant Halvorson</b> <br>Associate director for the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University …

FAFSA: Divorced Parents And Step Parents

<b>Q:</b> <i>How does having divorced parents and/or step parents affect a student applying for FAFSA? More specifically, do we have to report the income of a</i> …

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The FAFSA EFC, PIN, And SAR Explained

<b>What Is The FAFSA EFC?</b><br>The FAFSA EFC stands for Expected Family Contribution, and is basically what you or your family is expected to contribute …

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89 Awesome College Financial Aid Tips

Saving and Reducing College Costs:<p>1. Save as much money as you can for your college education. The more money you have saved, the less you will need …

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5 Steps To Successful Scholarship Applications

College scholarships can be very competitive. Typically, the higher the scholarship award, the more competitive the scholarship will be. One way to …

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A Month-by-Month Summer Guide To Prepping For College

<b>By Kelsey Mulvey</b><p>Your college debut is so close, you can almost taste the dining hall food. After a year of senioritis and Common App-induced stress, you’re finally on your way to the big, bad world of your alma mater . But before you ditch your pre-collegiette title for good, there are a couple …

Summer Fun, Some are Not

<b>Dear High School Juniors:</b><p><b>What are you planning to do this summer?</b><p>If you ever wanted to strengthen your college applications by volunteering for …

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Exotic Chemistry: World's Oldest Water and The Rarest Element

Profound and hilarious poetry written by arranging book spines

Nina Katchadourian borrows the words she uses for her unusual poetry from the spines of books. She arranges those spines, book upon book, so that …

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'Rebound' is a maddeningly simple physics game

Sometimes the simplest games are the most difficult. That's certainly the case in <i>Rebound</i>, a game in which the only goal is to get a pole as far to the right as possible, but where actually getting very far is incredibly challenging. The trick is that the pole's only means of propulsion is bouncing …

Best science and technology pictures of the week

The most amazing pictures from the past seven days – featuring flu scares, robot surgery and parts of the planet untouched by modern life.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Cars in flight, active volcanoes and an enormous tarantula<p>Giant eggs, natural born killers and a musical use for gun parts<p>The …

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

37 Things You Don’t Need To Be Sorry About

1. Eating the last piece of bacon.<p>2. Telling someone how you feel.<p>3. Ordering something better than a well drink.<p>4. Watching the Olympics in hopes a …

An Unforbidden Love

When J.J. Abrams took over the Star Trek franchise in 2009, he boldly went where the series hadn’t gone before — romantically — pairing Uhura with …

Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G being discontinued?

Amazon confirmed as early as last September that the Kindle Keyboard would be sticking around, but much like your favorite dessert, nothing is forever. The Kindle Keyboard 3G is now showing as unavailable or out of stock at Amazon's site, as well as at Best Buy and Target. Of course, the last of …

10 College Application Tips from Admission Officers

Patch asked 10 admission officers at the Lyons Township High School College Night to give their No. 1 piece of advice for applying to …