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Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury

The Trump administration is considering moving responsibility for overseeing more than $1 trillion in student debt from the Education Department to the Treasury Department, a switch that would radically change the system that helps 43 million students finance higher education.<p>The potential change …

College & University

7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be More Productive in 2017

Now that 2016 is (finally) coming to an end, we want to make sure you start the new year on the right note. All of those ideas, projects, and new …

The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.<p>But it also gave us books that allow …

Trump's choice for education secretary raises fears in Detroit

Betsy DeVos, a billionaire conservative activist from Michigan, has fought hard for expanding charter schools as education in the state struggles<p>Two years ago, Jonathan Clark was sending his four school-age kids to four different schools in Detroit.<p>“We were driving 200 miles a week just to and from …

7 Must-Visit National Parks In Costa Rica

<i>This post is brought to you by Luxury Resorts.</i> One of the top reasons to visit Costa Rica …The post 7 Must-Visit National Parks In Costa Rica …

Central America

Trump Set to Shift Gears on Civil Rights, ESSA, Says a K-12 Transition-Team Leader

President-elect Donald Trump also will work to ensure "a new way of how to deliver public education," said Gerard Robinson, a former Florida and …

Education

An Amazing Speech to Text App (Works on Chromebooks Too)

August 14, 2015<br>If you are looking for a good free dictation app to use on your browser, VoiceNoteII should definitely make it into your list. This is …

Make $1 Million Fast: 8 Real-Life Strategies That Worked

Disclosure:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

Google Released A New Plugin Integrating Google Drive with Microsoft Office

July 22, 2015<br>Here is a quick post highlighting a new update in Google Drive. Google just released a new Drive plugin perfect for people using Office …

The big problems with Pearson’s new GED high school equivalency test

<i>(Update: Response from the GED Testing Service, and a further response from author of post)</i><p>For decades the GED exam has been widely known as providing a path to high school equivalency credentials for people who did not earn a traditional high school diploma and needed a second chance in order to …

Nonprofits

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

10 Backpacking Gear Myths

It’s amazing how some backpacking gear myths persist, even when there’s ample evidence to the contrary. Here are my favorites.<p>1. Two people can fit …

Backpacking

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Anthropology

Camino Primitivo - Blog del Camino

<b>CAMINO PRIMITIVO – EL CAMÍN</b><p>Cada día el <b>Camino Primitivo</b>, el camín en bable asturiano, renace con la fuerza que le imprimen los peregrinos al transitar …

Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released …

Religion