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Get Certified In Alien Hunting With New Online College Course

There are some students graduating college with pretty nontraditional degrees, especially those from individualized study programs, but the latest online offering from The University of Edinburgh is a little bit out-of-this-world.

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Mom Busted for Hacking Into School Computers to Change Kids’ Grades

Helping your kids with their homework is one thing. Breaking into the school’s computer systems to change your kids’ grades is something else entirely — but that’s what a mom in Pennsylvania is accused of doing.

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Do Pets Make Kids Smarter?

If you have or are thinking of having kids, it might be a good idea to also add a pet to the equation. That’s because last month a study found that babies who grow up in households with pets are healthier than their pet-less counterparts. And now a survey of children suggests that having a furry friend is one of the keys to academic success.

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How Smart Are We in Lufkin and Nacogdoches?

Lumosity.com

Lumosity put together a list of the smartest cities in America, and we’re on it!

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Who’s Smarter — Men or Women? [POLL]

For the past century, women haven’t done as well as men on IQ tests, lagging behind by as much as five points. But it seems all that has changed — the fairer sex is now getting higher scores than guys are.

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via Facebook/Lon Morris College
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Lon Morris College Plans Fall Classes

With apologies to Mark Twain, it appears that reports of the "death" of the venerable Lon Morris College in Jacksonville may have been a little premature.  LMC is not, with apologies to the poet Dylan Thomas, going gentle into that good night.

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Penn State Blocked News About Sandusky Report from Student Center TVs

As news broke on Thursday about a report on the sex abuse scandal that’s rocked Penn State, those on the university campus who gathered around TVs in the student center to watch the announcement found they weren’t able to — because those televisions suddenly switched to a public access channel instead.

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Lon Morris College Files For Bankruptcy

Lon Morris College in Jacksonville is on life support financially, because it is so deep in debt it can't pay its bills or meet payrolls.  The situation is so critical that creditors were preparing to foreclose several buildings on the campus this week.

The Jacksonville Progress reports LMC officials have headed off the foreclosure by filing for federal Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.

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