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Is College Still Worth the Money It Costs? — Survey of the Day

It used to be a given that a college education was worth the money. But the price of a four-year education has skyrocketed over the last couple decades, and — due to the bad economy –a college degree has become less of a surefire job guarantee.

So have these factors changed opinions on college’s worthiness?

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Penn State Slammed with NCAA Sanctions in Wake of Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Sanctions were levied against the Penn State football team on Monday by the NCAA for its role in the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal and while the school avoided the 'death penalty,' it was still hit hard.

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dun_deagh, Flickr/Scott Barbour, Getty Images
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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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Pete Lounsbury, Flickr
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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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