5 obstacles that stop many students from taking an internship

Internships send an important signal to employers about how ready a college graduate is for the world of work. But for many students, taking an unpaid or poorly paid internship is not practical.

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African Americans take on more debt for grad school – but the payoff is also bigger

African American students are taking on significantly more debt than white students to earn advanced degrees. Is it worth it?

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Silicon Valley’s latest fad is dopamine fasting – and that may not be as crazy as it sounds

Dopamine fasting has fast become a fad in the Silicon Valley, as a way to reset the brain’s feel-good chemical. Many religions have advocated fasting for some of the same reasons.

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Can capitalism solve capitalism’s problems?

As capitalism’s image crumbles, many of the world’s biggest companies are trying to give it new life by showing it can mean more than just making money.

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Is secondhand screen time the new secondhand smoking?

Parents who use screens excessively in front of their kids may unwittingly sow the seeds of screen addiction and its consequences.

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Where are the Hispanic executives?

Hispanic Americans make up just 4.3% of executive positions. They are 17% of the labor force, the largest of any racial minority group.

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Giving is changing as philanthropy faces more scrutiny

The dean of the only school of philanthropy sees some good in the attention charity-related scandals are generating.

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Is it ethical to show Holocaust images?

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, a scholar of mass atrocities explains the power of Holocaust images and why these images, despite critiques, ‘humanize suffering’ rather than ‘dehumanize victims.’

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There’s more than one good way to teach kids how to read

Two literacy scholars share their concerns about growing pressure on educators to emphasize phonics to teach reading. In their view, critiques of other methods often rest on a false premise.

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How a heritage of black preaching shaped MLK’s voice in calling for justice

A long heritage of black preachers who played an important role for enslaved people shaped Martin Luther King Jr.’s moral and ethical vision.

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