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12 Great Reasons to Study Abroad

Insights into the advantages of studying abroad from the College Tourist Spring Team<p>1. <b>Roslyn Kent</b> - University of Calgary<p>Studying abroad means that you can learn how to integrate yourself into a new city, environment and even culture. By living somewhere completely different than your home, you're …

SwiftKeyNote Now Helps you Take Faster Notes at SXSW

If you’re heading to SXSW and plan to take notes from talks, SwiftKey Note has a new feature that could save you time. As we reported recently, the iOS app has its own smart keyboard that learns from the way you use language. Now a SXSW-themed language model has been added that will auto-complete …

Journey to Shangri-La: The Magic of China's Secret Kingdom

January's great read selected by our editors<p><i>From the February/March 2014 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>"Might this be him?" asks Na Niu, a temple caretaker in Tong Dui, a hamlet in China’s rugged Yunnan Province. His gnarled hands unwrap a silk scarf to reveal a blurry black-and-white …

Why Your New iPad May Not Get Data When You Travel Overseas

<i>Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Syniverse is owned by Verizon. That is inaccurate. Syniverse is owned by The Carlyle Group.</i><p>International business travelers be warned: If you have upgraded your iPad recently to a model with a cellular connection, and transferred the phone …

How To Achieve Universal Health Coverage At Half The Cost

With each passing day the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has become increasingly imperiled. Calls for alternatives are wide spread. In an article published in <i>National Affairs</i>, we proposed a better way. In contrast to the ACA, our plan would provide insurance coverage for all, slow the growth in health …

Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Added Just 74K Jobs In December, Unemployment Down To 6.7%

The stretch of positive economic news that led to the Federal Reserve’s decision to begin trimming asset purchases last month has not continued into the new year.<p>Employers added just 74,000 jobs in December, well below the 197,000 economists expected. The unemployment rate, which is drawn from a …

How Silicon Valley Became The Man

Silicon Valley has been taking a lot of heat lately for its power and elitism. That’s only natural for a region that has rapidly gained enormous economic and cultural clout. But it seems especially ironic that this is happening in the San Francisco Bay area, that one-time headquarters of flower …

6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine

Social Good Apps That Fit Into Your Daily Routine<p>1. Instead<p>2. I Can Go Without<p>3. Charity Miles<p>4. One Today<p>5. Donate a Photo<p>6. Check-in for Good<p>A pen …