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Who's More Likely to Get Married?

Past studies have shown "college is the great equalizer" in the labor market, dampening social class differences. But the same can't be said for the marriage market: Social and cultural factors, not just income, are central to marriage decisions.
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Don't Like Your History? Change It!

At the same time our soldiers keep on fighting in Afghanistan, that country is rewriting its history books to LEAVE OUT its many wars.
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Good News About Gum

Until we have instant learning, we'll still have to study for tests. Have an important final exam coming up? You'll do better if you chew gum! Psychologists conducted a study that showed that students who chewed gum for five minutes before taking a test did better on the...
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Why You Need to Get Smart

Besides being elected President, what's the REAL "Fountain of Youth"--the secret to a long life? Get educated! Researchers have concluded that this is why...
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Should Kids Go to School All the Time?

Researchers are trying to figure out why low-income children lag behind their more privileged classmates in high school graduation rates and college attendance. Some of them think that the difference in children's future academic success can be explained, in part, by their experiences during their summer vacations.

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Why Testing Works

Remember those kids who wanted to study only what was on the test? They may have cheated themselves. When it comes to schools, there is a lot of controversy about homework and testing. Homework is popular with parents, but many teachers think that it is unnecessary "busy work" that keep kids from enjoying their free time. But researchers now...

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