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College Textbooks Cost WHAT?

864%. That’s how much the cost of college textbooks has increased since 1978. According to the College Board, the average student spends $1,200 per year on textbooks. Note the word “average,” suggesting that about half of students…
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Turkey Day Quiz: Thanksgiving Fun Facts

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and while we’ll all be off eating unhealthy quantities of turkey, we wanted to leave you with some Thanksgiving knowledge. Before we get into our Turkey Day Quiz, there’s one question we’re dying to answer:…
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College Football, Academics, and Affordability

Did you know that the anniversary of the first official intercollegiate football game was this week? On November 6, 1869, Rutgers beat Princeton in the first of a two-game matchup. Princeton beat Rutgers a week later. This was the birth of college…
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What to Do With Your Leftover Jack-O-Lanterns

Halloween is now behind us, and the country is littered with soon-to-be-rotting pumpkins. Before you toss your soggy jack-o-lantern in the trash, check out these alternatives: If your pumpkin has been carved and sat out for more than 24 hours,…
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A Sanitized Childhood: Do Millennials Fear Failure?

At C2 Education, we provide our SAT students with routine practice tests in order to gauge improvement and address weaknesses. One of these practice SATs includes an essay prompt which asks, “Is it necessary to make mistakes in order to learn?” In…
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Why A Messy Bedroom Might Do Lasting Harm

You walk into your teen’s room and wonder if perhaps a dirty laundry bomb has gone off. The floor is practically invisible beneath piles of laundry, books, papers, and dishes. The bed is unmade and the desk is covered in clutter. The closet…
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Read This Not That: Why Boys Don’t Read

It’s true: Most boys don’t read. Study after study supports the claim that boys are far less likely to read for pleasure than girls. In fact, the 2010 Scholastic Kid and Family Reading Report found that, regardless of race, geography,…
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So You Think You Know: The Star Spangled Banner

Many people have forgotten the story of our national anthem – a true shame because it is a uniquely interesting tale. Common Misconceptions About “The Star Spangled Banner”: The song was written during the Revolutionary War. …
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Tax Season

It’s tax season. Accountants are losing sleep and the IRS is gearing up. Tax season isn’t exactly a joyful time for most people, but as the saying goes, there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Taxation is not merely…