8 Things You Never Knew About the Fourth of July

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What you probably didn’t know

For some people, the Fourth of July evokes feelings of patriotism and pride in our country and armed forces – for others, picnics, barbecues and fireworks displays.  The holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which formally declared our Independence from Great Britain.  While that may seem like commonplace knowledge to many, here are some interesting facts that you probably don’t know about America’s favorite holiday: [Read more...]

The Science Behind Taste

Taste is basis of the culinary arts and is one of the senses we use to identify the food we eat. Taste benefitted early humans by indicating which foods were safe for consumption. Sweetness signaled foods with calories for energy, while sourness could indicate the presence of vitamin C; bitter foods were potentially poisonous, whereas salty foods contain important minerals and other nutrients.  For a long time, it was believed that there were only these four classifications of taste – until the recent discovery of a fifth, entirely different “taste” [Read more...]

Everything You Didn’t Know About Online Education


online-studentThe growth of online colleges represents a brave new world in the education system.
Whereas college once meant dorm life, campus culture, and wild parties, an increasing number of people see it as a series of digital lectures, projects, and tests. A recent graduation ceremony for the online American Public University System (APUS) highlighted another peculiarity of online education: most of the graduates were meeting each other for the first time. [Read more...]

6 Tips for Success After College

Success After College | ECPI UniversityIf you’re like most students, finishing college will be one of the most exciting experiences of your life, and also one of the scariest. Despite the best efforts of your career services counselor, odds are you’ll still have doubts about what you want to do with your life. If you’re in need of some career services advice, or life advice in general, don’t worry; the following tips were created for people just like you:

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10 Best Careers for Recent Grads

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Many people would agree that one of the hardest things you’re going to do in life is get that first job out of college.  There may be several jobs for you to choose from, but of course, you want to work for a company that’s a good fit in an industry that’s going to give you ample growth opportunity for many years to come.

If you’ve just graduated, (or even if you’re just about to embark on your higher educational career), there are some jobs that show the signs of faring well in the coming years. Here is a closer look: [Read more...]