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Student Loan Debt Crisis in America

Student loan debt is one of the largest crises facing our nation today. Last year, 71 percent of our college graduates had student loans to pay off, with the average falling a whopping $33,000 in debt for their education. Americans now have more collective student loan debt ($1.2 trillion) than …

Personal Finance

Meet Greenrail, The Startup That Will Make Train Travel Even More Sustainable

There’s a lot of talk about sustainable mobility nowadays, often in relation to a more environmentally friendly use of cars, or to its reduction in favor of other means of transportation. Trains, for instance. As conventional wisdom has it, travelling by train is a “green” option. Not everyone …

Barber Cuts Kids' Hair Like Old Men To Stop Them From Misbehaving

An Atlanta-area barbershop is offering a controversial haircut free as a means of punishment for misbehaving children.<p>Russell Frederick of A-1 Kutz in Snellville, Ga. says the "Benjamin Button Special" is meant to be a creative, last-ditch effort at discipline.<p>Not everyone has been receptive to a …

Parenting