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5 creative ways to keep in touch after graduation, besides Skype

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Trying to ace finals while keeping track of your cap and gown is stressful enough. Losing touch with your closest friends is worse

As your lives go in different directions and places, it can be scary to think about staying in touch and keeping those friendships as tight as they were in the dining hall and dorm room

But long-distance friendships aren’t restricted to missed Skype dates anymore — there are so many other creative ways to…

How to Use Social Media to Humanize Your Brand

You have designed a killer website and created profiles and pages on countless social media sites. Now it’s time to build a following, and one of the best ways to accomplish this is by humanizing your brand. This refers to the process of allowing customers to understand more than just the basic details of the products and services offered by a business, inviting them to participate in a cultured community of the people behind the brand. Here are some effective suggestions for cultivating…

Richard Sherman’s inspiring speech at his old high school is a lesson on dealing with haters

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman wants to change the perception of his hometown of Compton, “one kid at a time, one school at a time.”

The NFL star’s rise to fame has been swift; you may know him for his tendency to go on brash rants. But in April, he returned to his alma mater, Dominguez High School in Compton, California, to tell his story and remind students that nothing but hard work got him to where he is now.

Teacher naively agrees to let students watch ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in class

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Apparently there are still people in the United States who are unfamiliar with the premise of Fifty Shades of Grey — namely, one high school teacher in West Virginia.

A group of students in Hampton County convinced their teacher that, as a reward for good work, they should be allowed to watch the movie, and the teacher apparently did not think anything was amiss in such a request

The bizarre and racy…

Why free will is the best approach to sex education

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Did you hear the one about the high school with the abstinence sex ed program? As a result of telling the kids to just say no to a real sex ed curriculum, one west Texan school just went viral (if you will) after experiencing a Terry Gilliam-style outbreak of chlamydia and fear.

Except there may not have been an “epidemic” at all, according to a report late Thursday. The number of kids with chlamydia at Crane High School (which has a population of 300) was originally disseminated as one in…

7 unconventional food classes that scream college

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Who’s hungry? For some learning, that is.

Food isn’t new to the educational scene, but it goes well beyond culinary school. These days, schools are getting more creative with their use of grub — from physics to hospitality, food is making its way into the academic classroom. Finally, we can eat in class without getting scolded.

Check out some of the most unique courses that have integrated food and drink into their syllabus:

1“Gastrodiplomacy”

Notes from underprivileged third graders are a heartbreaking reality check

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In an effort to better understand her students, a teacher in Denver encourages the third grade class she teaches to write about what they wish she knew.

Kyle Schwartz, a third grade teacher at Doull Elementary in Denver, Colorado, then shares the notes on Twitter using the hashtag #iwishmyteacherknew.

Had my students write “I wish my teacher knew___” It’s a reality check#edchat #fellowschat pic.twitter.com/8vFUZqQnu0

— Kyle…

ESPN suspends reporter who acted like a terrible person in leaked video

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ESPN reporter Britt McHenry is sorry — and suspended — after a leaked video showed her unleashing an abhorrent verbal attack on a woman who works at a towing company

The video, embedded below, began to circulate Thursday and is reportedly from earlier this month after the reporter’s car was towed from a restaurant parking lot.

In the video, McHenry, who is based in a Washington, D.C., is seen angrily exchanging words with an employee of Advanced Towing, a company that has recently been…

103-year-old woman finally got around to graduating from high school

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Going back to school is a great idea, even if it takes you nearly a century to get around to it

Marie Hunt from Spring Green, Wisconsin earned her high school diploma 87 years after she was originally supposed to graduate at the tender age of 103. Hunt received an honorary degree from River Valley High School while living in an assisted living home, WKOW reports.

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5 illuminating things I learned at an all-women’s college

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More than a century ago, women’s colleges defied the notion that a rigorous education should only be available to men

Today, young women are actually more likely to graduate from college than men, and the state of gender equality is discussed without hesitation — from campaigns like Lean In and HeforShe to pop culture expressions of feminism (think Beyonce). In fact, some young women choosing colleges don’t see a reason for single-sex higher…