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4 Valuable Tax Breaks For College Students

There are a number of tax credits and deductions for students, as well as recent graduates and families with children in school. Take a look at these four tax credits and deductions to find out if you might qualify for a break on your education expenses.

The Career Pivot is the Ultimate Test of Self-Reinvention

Sometimes people don't realize their experience can be an asset, rather than a barrier to admission, said Janet Gilmore, a spokeswoman for the University of California at Berkeley. They may not need a new degree but instead could change gears with an additional course or certificate.

Why Science Will Never Know Everything About Our Universe

There’s a whole lot left to learn and a whole lot that science has yet to reveal, and many of the present unknowns will fall in the near future. But some things we will likely never know. The Universe may yet be infinite, but our knowledge of it never will be.

Five Killer Myths About Preparing for Grad School

By Paul Wannemacher
Forbes

Grad school is tough enough without the worry of a six figure debt. If you decide that grad school is your best option, don’t buy into these myths. By taking a few extra measures, you can make your post-graduate study worth the investment.

6 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Professional Vocabulary

By Lisa Quast
Forbes

Everyone wants to be seen as eloquent, intelligent and credible. Whether it’s through emails, phone calls, meetings or interviews, we have a daily opportunity to support this goal or detract from it. To ensure you’re being perceived in the way you want, begin eliminating these words from your professional vocabulary.

Bill and Melinda Gates Brilliantly Explain Complex Stuff in Simple Words

By Carmine Gallo
Forbes

“If you can’t explain something simply you don’t really understand it,” Bill Gates recently said. Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates are exceptional educators because they’re passionate about saving lives, solving complex problems, and explaining possible solutions in everyday language.

Turns Out Having a College Degree Was Worth Something After the Recession

By Lydia DePillis
The Washington Post

In the wake of the Great Recession, a meme took hold: That of the overeducated barista, unable to find a job in their field, working instead in a low or middle-skilled position just to get by. By 2011, more than half of college graduates under age 25 were jobless or underemployed. The effect lessened over the past few years, to the point where my colleague Ylan Mui declared the era was "coming to a close."

Stressed, Tired and Rushed: A Portrait of the U.S. Family

By Claire Cain Miller
International New York Times

Children are much more likely than not to grow up in a household in which both their parents work, and in nearly half of all two-parent American families, both parents work full time, a sharp increase from previous decades. What hasn't changed: the difficulty of balancing it all. Working parents say they feel stressed, tired, rushed and short on quality time with their children, friends, partners or hobbies, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.