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Analyzing Data

What does it take to know what people actually think? What I mean is: with all of the surveys and polls out there, what do we really know?   I understand that, in theory, polls and surveys tell us what ...

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SQL Success Stories

I could use some career guidance. I’m a recent college graduate with a degree in computer science. I’ve been searching for jobs for a few weeks now and even have a few offers, but I haven’t found anything that’s compelling ...

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No Soccer, More Weight!

My college years have not been kind to my waist size. When I was in high school, I was a jock, and played varsity soccer. However, I did not make the cut in college and my soccer career is over. ...

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Risks of Renting

There’s a house that my family owns that nobody lives in, and we’re not sure what to do with it. Right now, we all share a stake in it–even the younger generations, including my siblings and me. So whatever we ...

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Moving With My Maserati

I could use some advice. I just graduated from college, and I plan to move across the country to Los Angeles for my new job. Having my bachelor’s degree feels great. Better still was having my uncle give me his ...

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Parsing the Particulars of Producing a Podcast

I love crime. Let me try that again. I love true crime. I’m addicted to true crime podcasts, like ”Criminal,” “Sword and Scale,” “Serial” (the first season), “S-Town,” and “My Favorite Murder.” I listen to them in the shower, when ...

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Disabled and in Need of Assistance

While I was in my second semester of college, I was in a severe car accident and ended up being disabled. The injuries caused a lot of pain, and I was having trouble sleeping. Doctors prescribed medication to help manage ...

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Dorm Room Decor

I live in a dorm, and I love most things about it. I like my roommate, who is a great friend. I like how dorm life is so vibrant and puts me into contact with so many interesting people. A ...

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Could I Consider the Canadian Academy?

I’m a junior, and I’ve started researching grad programs. I have a friend who graduated a few years ago who is earning her master’s in Canada. I reached out to her, and she said I should look into it. I ...

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A Legal Play

I love sports. I love the excitement of the game, cheering for my team, and predicting what might happen. I love all kinds of contests, especially ones in which I’m involved. I love risk and surprises, and the joy of ...

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The Power of Nature

I’ve been studying history lately, and one thing that I’ve been struck by is the way in which humans harnessed the power of nature through things like farming and water power. Obviously, mankind has made a lot of mistakes in ...

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What Works for Weight Loss?

Well, it happened: I gained my “freshman fifteen.” Actually, I gained a little more than that. I’m pretty upset about it.   Somehow, this weight gain kind of snuck up on me. I didn’t notice until I was significantly heavier ...

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How Online Learning is Changing Education

I’m thinking about going to graduate school sometime after I graduate here. I’m not yet sure whether I want to go straight from undergrad to grad school, or if I’d rather wait a few years; I’m still working that out. ...

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Investing Pro Tips

Investing Pro Tips   I could use some quick tips on investing. I’m a college senior getting ready to graduate in May with a degree in history. I plan to work full-time for a few years to pay off my ...

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Equity Tips & Tricks

I could use some guidance. I’m a college senior graduating shortly with a degree in anthropology. I’ll be working with a county sheriff’s department in Illinois after graduation, which should be exciting. I’m already planning everything for the big move. ...

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Scarcity and Value

I have a question about economics. I never studied this sort of thing, but I think I need to understand the basics to survive out there in the real world, right? So, here’s my dilemma: I think I only sort ...

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Diamonds: Do Brands Matter?

My boyfriend and I are starting to get very serious. With graduation coming up, it’s beginning to look a lot like an engagement. We’re talking about it openly, and even discussing rings. I’m excited about all of it, including the ...

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Understanding Cremation

There was a death in my family recently. I’d rather not get into too many details, but this person was quite close to me, and it’s been kind of difficult.   One thing that I’m really struggling with is that ...

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