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Thousands of prisoners to get grants to pay for college behind bars

Up to 12,000 incarcerated individuals will have access to government grants to take classes behind bars, starting as early as this summer, the Obama …

College & University

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

I never thought about saving for retirement until I saw this chart and freaked out

At 22 years old and having graduated from college just last year, saving for retirement wasn't a priority for me.<p>Or so I thought.<p>I recently stumbled upon a page from Beth Kobliner's upcoming fourth edition of "Get a Financial Life," and one piece of advice she gave really made me realize the need …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Elon Musk About Business and Investing

Elon Musk is a classic missionary founder who is more interested in changing the world and creating enduring businesses than just the financial …

Financial Services

10 Questions Your LinkedIn Profile Must Answer In 10 Seconds

When a recruiter or hiring manager conducts a search on the vast LinkedIn user database, they’re not browsing LinkedIn for fun. They’ve got a position they’re trying to fill, or more than one. They’re all business!<p>When they come across your LinkedIn profile in their searching, there are certain …

Employment

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2016 – So Far

Time for another mid-year ”The Best…” list.<p>As usual, In order to make it on this list, games had to:<p>* be accessible to English Language Learners.<p>* …

The Week Ahead: Is This The Stock Market's Secret Weapon?

The bumpy ride for the stock market has continued in February as the upside reversal on Wednesday failed to stimulate much new buying. Still it was supportive that the major averages were able to recover substantially from the Wednesday lows as after Tuesday’s drop the bearish sentiment had spiked …

Department of Health to cut 650 jobs to reduce costs

<b>The Department of Health is to cut about 650 jobs to reduce running costs.</b><p>Non-senior staff numbers will fall from 1,800 to 1,200-1,300 by April 2017 and staff at three London offices will move to a single site in Westminster.<p>Most Whitehall budgets were cut in last November's spending review and the …

Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey producers toast more strong sales

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Producers of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey are toasting another year of strong sales and revenue growth, led by …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

How to Choose the Right Crowdfunding Model for Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What kind of crowdfunding model is right for you? It depends on the life cycle of your business, according to Sally Outlaw, founder of crowdfunding consulting company Peerbackers.com.<p>“If your idea is on a napkin, you’re probably not going …

Why You Should Learn JavaScript in 2016 · Ken Powers

Recently I saw this question come up in my Facebook news feed:<p>Why should I learn Node.js? Anyone want to give me some good reasons?<p>Well, my anonymous …

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Career Path

If you’re a college senior cramming for your <i>final</i> final exams, stealing longing glances at your cap and gown hung teasingly on a hook in the corner …

Startups

Travel dreams: how to make a new life abroad

Want to know what it’s like to give everything up and escape to more exotic climes? These inspiring travellers have made it work in all sorts of ways<p><b>Emma Robson, 35, from London is an adventure tour leader</b> <br>I was a cardiac physiologist working at St Thomas’s hospital in London and had spent seven …

Puerto Rico

Big Wave Surfer Free-Falls in Jaw Dropping Wipeout

A monster wave knocked surfer Tom Dosland off his board off the coast of Maui, swallowing him whole.

Makeshift memorial springs up on Oregon highway for rancher

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — About a dozen people paid their respects Sunday afternoon at a makeshift memorial that has sprung up where rancher Robert "LaVoy" …

Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin sets NHL’s fastest skater record

Dylan Larkin is very, very fast. That helped the only rookie at this NHL All-Star weekend make quite the debut.<p>The Detroit Red Wings forward won not only the title of fastest skater at this event but set the record for the fastest lap around a full rink. He topped Mike Gartner's time of 13.386 …

Key events in the escape and hunt for 3 California inmates

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Here are some key dates and events in the escape and hunt for three California inmates who broke out of a maximum security …

Cross-border sting nets arrest of Sinaloa Cartel members

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The highly secretive, daylong law enforcement operation around the Arizona border with Mexico resulted in the arrest of two …

Canada ex-mafia boss Rocco Zito shot dead in Toronto

<b>A former Mafia boss has been shot dead at his home in the Canadian city of Toronto.</b><p>Rocco Zito, 87, had been a senior member of the notorious 'Ndrangheta, or Calabrian mafia, based in southern Italy, according to Canadian media.<p>He was once one of Toronto's most powerful mafia leaders, the Toronto …

24 Sinaloa cartel members arrested in U.S.-Mexico border raid

<b>(CNN) —</b> A cross-border raid by U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials resulted in the arrest of 24 Sinaloa cartel members, authorities said.<p>The sting occurred Friday around the Arizona border with Mexico, local media reported.<p>It also netted "assault-type weapons" and hundreds of pounds of …

U.S.-Mexico border

The Federal Response To Oregon Occupation May Have Roots In Ruby Ridge

The armed standoff between anti-government militants and law enforcement in Oregon has lasted more than four weeks. After the arrest of 11 people last week, it was expected that the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge would come to an end, but the killing of the group's spokesman in …

Three Minnesota Brothers Created the Most Epic Snow Sculpture

It's a wonder to behold — and all for a good cause.<p>Every winter since 2012, three brothers from New Brighton, Minnesota, take to their snow-laden front yard and transform it into a massive thing of beauty. Collecting their material from all over the neighborhood, Austin, 21, Trevor, 20, and Connor, …