Posts Tagged 'news'

For Many College Students, Hunger ‘Makes It Hard To Focus’

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With financial aid declining, many college students can’t afford to eat, studies show, even though about 40 percent are also working. Nearly 1 in 4 college students are parents, which can add to their financial stress.

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Shark-In-A-Stroller Heist Ends With Animal’s Safe Return To San Antonio Aquarium

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A horn shark named Ms. Helen was taken from her pool exhibit and smuggled out of a Texas aquarium in a baby stroller.

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Gulf Of Alaska Cod Are Disappearing. Blame ‘The Blob’

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Fisherman Darius Kasprzak searches for cod in the Gulf of Alaska. The cod population there is at its lowest level on record.

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Crafts Get The Competitive Treatment In NBC’s ‘Making It’

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Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman host NBC’s new craft competition, Making It.

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Turning The Tables 2018 Shows The ‘Change Within Tradition’

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Beyoncé performs on stage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Inglewood, Calif.

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Meet The Restaurateurs Fighting To Save The Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument

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Hell’s Backbone Grill is located in Boulder, Utah, about 250 miles south of Salt Lake City. The restaurant’s owners are fighting Trump’s plans to slash the size of nearby Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by more than half.

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When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame?

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A woman uses a portable fan to cool herself in Tokyo on Tuesday as Japan suffers from a heat wave. Scientists say extreme weather events will likely happen more often as the planet gets warmer.

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Opinion: The EU Looks To Offshore Its Migrant Crisis. That’s A Horrifying Prospect

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Isabella Alexander (@isabella_writes) is an anthropologist, writer and documentary filmmaker. She lives between the U.S., where she is a professor at Emory University, and North Africa, where her ongoing research is centered on Africa’s expanding migrant and refugee crisis and the externalization of Europe’s borders. Her latest documentary is The Burning.

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Zimbabwe’s Rickety Trains Get A Boost From Expat Investors Next Door

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Passengers disembark from a train in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

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Mugabe’s Gone, But Zimbabwe Still Has A Serious Cash Shortage

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A money trader holds wads of cash on the street in Harare.

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Scooters: Sidewalk Nuisances, Or The Future Of Local Transportation?

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Electric scooters for rent are popping up in San Diego and other cities. Investors see a key role for them in getting from here to there. But many people find them downright annoying.

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To Focus On Students’ Emotional Well-Being, India Tries ‘Happiness Classes’

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At Senior Secondary School in New Delhi, India, this month, students engage in creative activities as a part of newly launched program by the Delhi government to shift emphasis onto mental health well-being.

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