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What’s the Perfect Student-Teacher Ratio?

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The Standards for the English Language Arts specifically describe what students must learn in language classes so they can be properly prepared for the future. The standards specifically address the obvious items, such as writing, reading, speaking, and listening. This enhanced definition of “literacy” comes at a time when employers are demanding well-trained employees with a specialized set of skills, …

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How To Cope with Moving Abroad

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Whether it’s for work, to be closer to family or simply for a change of scene to create a new chapter in your life, lots of people make the decision at some point in their lives to move to another country and start a brand new life away from everything they know. This can obviously be very intimidating and scary, …

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Cosmetic Surgeries: Top of the Charts and on the Horizon

The pursuit of perfection might be regarded as the American Dream of the 21st century. Our preoccupation with it is reflected in the popularity of shows like Nip / Tuck, Dr. 90210, and Extreme Makeover. For all the supposed vanity behind these procedures, the field of plastic surgery inarguably improves lives with reconstructive and elective surgeries alike. Even if fueled …

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Tim Sykes Emulates Ben Affleck

What does penny trader Timothy Sykes have in common with Ben Affleck? He relates to the actor — or his roles, at least. Sykes changed up Affleck’s “Boiler Room” speech to help promote his training company. Most people remember Affleck’s speech as being a little edgy, peppered with profanity that draws blood, and offering the raw truth that money can …

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4 Ways Students Can Insure And Safeguard Their Dorm Rooms

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College students nowadays have quite the repertoire of expensive toys and gadgets that many stash away in their dorm rooms. And with this stash, comes the possibility of theft. Unfortunately whenever you have anything of value, you’re going to have unwanted attention. However there are things you can do to safeguard and keep your valuables safe from harm or theft. …

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What Your Jewelry Says About You

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Jewelry is often looked a symbol of elegance and beauty. When you purchase a necklace or bracelet, you are looking to find a piece that suits your personality. Many times, you will look to find a piece that goes with your personal fashion sense. Everyone has a different approach to how they purchase jewelry and its significance to them. This …

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Most Common Crimes Committed

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Criminal activity occurs in all parts of the world. One country might experience record-setting nonviolent crimes like unarmed burglary, while another suffers from high rates of violent crimes like murder. The United States has seen an overall decline in criminal activity, and patterns have emerged over time. Below are the most common crimes committed in the nation and the punishments …

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21st-Century Home Security for the Masses

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What is a person supposed to do when they reach the front door and the keys are MIA? In the past, you might have looked under a rock for backup or called someone. Today, the world is becoming more reliant on gadgets for everything. A small company has come up with a 21st-century solution to this dilemma — possibly making …

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Cities for New Graduates

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College is one of the best experiences someone can go through, but afterwards a graduate might not know which direction to go in life. There are so many choices for a graduate to make about his or her future, it can be hard to know what to do to find a job and start a career. To find a stable …

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Are You Aware of Your Driving Habits?

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In most places, we rely on driving as our number one form of transportation. I don’t live in a city that has sufficient public transportation that I can rely upon, and walking just isn’t plausible for me. So therefore, without my car, I am almost one hundred percent immobile. I drive several times every day for extended periods of time, so …

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What To Do Before Applying For A Job

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Losing your job or graduating into the big wide world with few career prospects can be daunting. So jobseekers would be forgiven for not taking to the job application process like a duck to water, especially if you’ve been out of the job game for a while. But rather than plunging in blindly and accumulating a mass of rejection letters, …

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The Ten Worst Cars For The Environment

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Take a look at America’s roads today and you’ll see plenty of green vehicles on the roads. However, the conventional gasoline-powered car is still king on the tarmac. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Early Release Overview of the 2013 Annual Energy Outlook Report, alternative fuel vehicles, including gasoline/electric hybrids, Flex Fuel and E85 vehicles, consumed less than 5.7 …

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Obamacare and the 2015 Postponement

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The continuation of the health reform package known as the Affordable Care Act has been partially delayed by the US Treasury due to concerns from the business sector over the mandate to provide full-time employees with medical coverage or face a fine of up to $3,000 per individual. This delay is another symptom of the conflict that exists between supporters …

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How To Save The Earth Without Killing Your Lawn

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Everyone is going green and but the problem is going green can sometimes cost your lawn a lack of water and other important nutrients to help prevent bugs and other problems. The great news is, there are ways you can save the earth without killing your lawn, by simply using the benefits of the environment to make your at home …

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Environmentally Friendly Methods of Cleaning Petroleum and Crude Oil Tanks

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Petroleum and crude oil tanks cleaning is a tough job, one that doesn’t typically conjure up images of eco-friendly choices (Source: Tank Cleaning by E&B Green Solutions). Fortunately, eco-friendly alternatives to harsh solvents do exist. Not only are new products available made from plant-based materials, these products are designed to encourage the natural degradation of oil and petroleum by microbes. …

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Factors that Affect Social Skills Development in Early Education

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Early development of social skills is very important as it can make or break a child’s perspective socially.  Thousands of documentation from research suggest that children with improper or inadequate social skills are more prone to issues such as peer pressure and rejection, bullying, and poor academic performance. Early education social skills are described as the ability of children to …

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Common Violations of Consumer Rights

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When we talk about common violations of consumer rights we are talking from the business’s point of view. Some organizations sell products or services that are contradictory to consumer interest and can cause physical harm or emotional distress. As much as the consumer needs to be vigilant and informed about his or her rights, it is also the duty of …

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Remembering the #Occupy Movement

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They call it OWS — Occupy Wall Street. While it began in Manhattan with a few individuals protesting financial institutions they believed responsible for the stock market crash of 2008, it grew, spread, and eventually became an international movement of interconnected protests that took the form of encampments and occupations. They appeared in cities across the globe. For the people …

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The Student Survival Guide

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All over the internet you can find student survival guides, but many of these deal with situations involving how many tins of beans you have left, or how to live on a budget. This guide, however, is a little different, and it will introduce you to situations you might have not considered applying for university. Millions of people head off …

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Can Drivers Expect Low Gas Prices This Summer?

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Each summer Americans head out in droves on family vacations, but high gas prices have curtailed this popular activity in the last several years. Steady drops in gas prices over the past several months have prompted talk about the future price of gas, and how it might impact driver habits during the summer. One of the key indicators regarding whether …

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What Young Adults Need to Know About Cuts to Social Security

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With the current U.S. budget a mess of incoherent tax laws and bail-out spending legislation after the government’s near fiscal collapse in 2009, President Obama is planning to change the federal budget. He seeks to increase deficit relief by cutting spending for a number of public welfare programs, the most obvious target being Social Security. Social Security: the problem and …

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How MMORPGs Have Affected Society

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Massively multiplayer online role-playing games, or MMORPGs for short, have forever changed the video gaming world since their creation in the 1990s. Instead of simply playing at home with one or two friends, gamers can now play MMORPGs with thousands of participants around the globe, using only a computer game and an Internet connection. But what’s even more interesting is …

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