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The Marshall University campus in Huntington W. Va. has always enrolled a high percentage of adult students, according to Tammy Johnson, the school’s's director of admissions. But now the university is doing more targeted recruitment of those...
A widow(er) who has contributed to the Social Security system for years could lose his or her benefits if spousal benefits are higher than his or her own retirement benefit. Is that fair, readers ask Larry Kotlikoff? Photo by Flickr user Davicianci...
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep for middle school and high school students. They say that pushing back school start times is a way to ensure students get the proper rest. Photo by Flickr user D. Sharon Pruitt...
INDIANAPOLIS — Two years. That’s how long it takes William Lankin’s fast-growing electrical contracting company to teach new hires with four-year university degrees the tricks of the trade. These college grads “have learned the book stuff,...
President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia walk off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland Sunday upon their return from their annual summer vacation at Martha’s Vineyard. Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images...
President Obama sees himself amid many crises as he returns to Washington from a two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Photo by Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images WASHINGTON — While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively...