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Why We Need Lawsuits

I’m considering a career in law. I think that’s something that most parents would be excited to hear their kid say, but I’m not 100% sure yet how mine will react. My parents were never big fans of lawyers, and ...

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Study Abroad Advice

My roommate and I could use some advice. She’s graduating and returning home to London this summer. I’m enrolled in a five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program, meaning I have one more year ahead of me. That said, I ...

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Vaping’s Popularity

I’m not a smoker or a “vaper,” so I feel a little bit outside of this trend, but it seems to me like vaping has never been more popular. I never knew any adults who vaped growing up, but as ...

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Careers in Counseling

I have always wanted to go into a line of work that involves helping people. For a long time, though, I didn’t really know what I meant by that. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in high school, ...

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How Vaping Works

More and more lately, I see people “vaping.” I know this makes me extremely uncool, but I’m honestly not really clear on what vaping is or how it works. I know that it’s popular and that it is seen kind ...

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Crash Course On Online Casinos

I could use some guidance. I’m a sophomore majoring in justice studies and planning to go to law school. This semester, I’m taking an advanced course about regulated industries considered controversial and/or hazardous to public health. Last week, students were ...

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Wagering on the Web

I have some friends in my hometown who like to gamble. I personally don’t gamble at all, and maybe that’s why I didn’t realize how much gambling was going on online these days. My friends never go to casinos, and ...

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Renting and Rights

My friend graduated last year and recently started looking for an apartment. He’s having a stressful time, he says, because he’s encountering all kinds of weird stuff in the big city he’s looking in. Landlords want a lot of information ...

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What is Algorithmic Trading?

I’ve been reading a lot about the stock market lately (for obvious reasons–yikes!) and there’s something that keeps coming up that I find a little confusing: algorithmic trading. I understand basically that it’s a kind of automatic trading that uses ...

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When is a Dip a Depression?

When I read news about the stock market, I can’t help but be confused. Just a week or two ago the stock market was up, up, up–now it’s down, down, down (and maybe a little up, too?). I understand markets ...

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Understanding the Rise if Medical Marijuana

One of my friends has a relative who uses medical marijuana. I’ve never really paid attention to this kind of stuff, so I’m curious about it now that I’ve encountered someone who has been more directly affected. How does medical ...

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Alcoholic v Alcoholism

My roommate and I could use help understanding the difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Her older brother back in New Jersey is apparently struggling with drinking problems. This is according to her mom.   Nobody has confronted him yet ...

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Market Madness

I’m really confused by how the stock market works. I’m reading all over the news that the market is crashing, yet nobody seems to know why. Investors sent Bitcoin way up and then let it crash way down. Just a ...

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Support for a Store

When we graduate, my friend and I want to open up a store. We don’t have grand plans for a startup, or anything: it’s just going to be a little local shop that sells things we really value. Of course, ...

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Preserving Memories

Graduation is looming for me, and while I think I’m ready to face the real world, I never want to forget about my college years. Lately, I’ve been feeling gloomy about the things I have to remember this place by. ...

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Success Stories To Share

I could use some help settling an argument with my roommate. Earlier this week, we were discussing the different positions that we were applying for after graduation. He’s an accounting major, so he’s trying to become a CPA or financial ...

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Improving Energy Levels

I have a problem, but I don’t know what’s causing it. My problem is this: I feel fatigued almost all of the time. I mean that I feel physically tired, not just sleepy (though I’m sleepy a lot, too). I’ve ...

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How to Say Goodbye

A few years ago, I got a dog. I adopted a senior dog, because–as a college student–I didn’t know if I wanted to commit to having a dog for another decade or more. I’m starting to regret that now. I’ll ...

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