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Tips for Saving Money on College Textbooks

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College textbooks can cost as much as $100–$400 each. That means a college student can spend more than $2,000 a year just on textbooks. According to the census bureau, since 1978, books have increased in cost by a whopping 812% for college books. However, books for some courses are remarkably higher, like an average of $317 for economics-related college books, $268 for languages, $262 for chemistry books, and $246 for physics books. Based on one school, the University of Virginia, the most expensive new books are in biochemistry ($406) and physics ($378). However, these same books by the same authors...
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Olympics Spotlight: Team Refugees

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Team Refugees is, without a doubt, the most unusual group of Olympic athletes to compete since the Jamaicans fielded a bobsled team at the Calgary Winter Games in 1988. This team, however, is not made up of athletes from a single country, but instead represents competitors displaced from their native lands as a result of violence or civil war. The team is sponsored by the International Olympic Committee. In an interview with NBC News, IOC President Thomas Bach stated, "This will be a symbol of hope for all the refugees in our world, and will make the world better aware...
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Make Back to School a Success!

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Back to School: the phrase elicits groans from students and cheers from their parents. It can be very stress-inducing for kids to leave behind the carefree days of summer for the more structured routine of school.  So what can parents do to help children prepare for the transition? We queried an experienced teacher, and her answers may surprise you. “The best thing parents can do to prepare children for school is to demonstrate a positive attitude. If the parent conveys optimism and excitement about the new school year, the child is likely to share those feelings,” states Karen Barker, a...
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