Why Creative Types May Be More Likely to Cheat

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Creative people think “outside the box,” a gift of psychological flexibility that, it turns out, may also apply to their ethics, according to the latest research from the American Psychological Association. Creative types, in other words, may be more likely to cheat. The same enterprising mind that allows creative people to consider new possibilities, generate original ideas, and resolve conflicts innovatively may be what also helps them justify their own dishonest behavior… Read More

Infographic Resume For The Creatively Impaired


As a freelancer or job seeker, it is important to have a resume that stands out among the rest — one of the more visually pleasing options on the market today is the infographic resume. An infographic resume enables a job seeker to better visualize his or her career history, education and skills.  FACT! Unfortunately, not everyone is as talented as the Elliot Hasse (see below), and whipping up a professional-looking infographic… Read More

Student Review Of ‘The Descendants’


Hawaiian Sun Shines Hope Into George Clooney In The Descendants Alexander Payne (Sideways, About Schmidt) wrote and directed The Descendants, his first movie since 2004. He has won an Oscar, among other awards. However, I will admit that I have never seen one of his films. I went into this movie with a clean slate and an open opinion on this critically acclaimed writer/director. In hindsight, I’m glad I did. It is hard… Read More

Florida A&M Band Suspended After Hazing Related Death?


Florida A&M University says the death of a student in the university’s famous marching band was linked to hazing and suspended all performances amid an investigation, CNN reported Tuesday. The announcement came three days after Robert Champion, a 26-year-old drum major, died on Saturday night following a game. A spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement posted on the University’s website that “after the game, the band returned… Read More

The Other Student Loan Problem: Too Little Debt


LONG BEACH, Calif. — Jesse Yeh uses the University of California-Berkeley library instead of buying textbooks. He scrounges for free food at campus events and occasionally skips meals. He’s stopped exercising and sleeps five to six hours per night so he can take 21 credits – a course load so heavy he had to get special permission from a dean. The only thing he won’t do: take out a student loan. “I… Read More

Father Sues Cornell For $180 Million Over Son’s Death

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The father of Cornell student who committed suicide last year by jumping off a bridge near campus has filed a suit against the university asking for $180 million dollars in damages. Howard Ginsburg, father of late student Bradley Ginsburg, alleged in his filing last week that the school should have taken more proactive measures to ensure the safety of the bridges, as well as letting parents know about the severity of the… Read More

The Dwindling Power of a College Degree

J.R. Eyerman/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images  A drafter at work, 1952. By ADAM DAVIDSON Published: November 23, 2011      * Recommend     * Twitter     * Linkedin     * comments (235)     * Sign In to E-Mail     * Print     * Single Page     *       Reprints     * ShareClose           o Digg           o Reddit           o Tumblr           o Permalink o  The 2012 presidential election can be seen as offering a choice between two visions of how to return us to this country’s golden age — from roughly 1945 to around 1973 — when working life was most secure for many Americans, particularly white, middle-class men. President Obama said his jobs plan was for people who believed “if you worked hard and played by the rules, you would be rewarded.” Mitt Romney explained his goal was to restore hope for “folks who grew up believing that if they played by the rules . . . they would have the chance to build a good life.” But these days, many workers have lost a near guarantee on a decent wage and benefits — and their careers are likely to have much more volatility (great years; bad years; confusing, mediocre years) than their parents’ ever did. So when did the rules change?  Deep Thoughts This Week  1. The economic rules have been changing since the '70s.  2. The U.S. produces a large number of workers whose skills aren't needed.  3. Inequality is even more rampant than you think.  4. Time to consider getting a master's. Multimedia Graphic Inequality Between Professions Enlarge This Image Shout  It used to be that if you worked hard, you were guaranteed a certain kind of life. There are reasons success is no longer a straight shot. Readers’ Comments      Readers shared their thoughts on this article.      * Read All Comments (235) »  It has been hard to keep track. Over the past four decades, we have experienced the oil embargo, Carter-era malaise and a few recessions. Mixed in were the thrills of the late 1990s and mid-aughts, when it seemed as if you were a sap if you weren’t getting rich or at least trying. But these dramas prevented many of us from realizing that the economic logic was changing fundamentally. Starting in the 1970s, labor was upended by a lot more than just formal government work rules. Increased global trade devastated workers in many industries, especially textiles, apparel, toys, furniture and electronics assembly. Computers and other technological innovations had an arguably greater impact. While factories continue to make more stuff in the United States than ever before, employment in them has collapsed.  Computers have hurt workers outside factories too. Picture the advertising agency in “Mad Men,” and think about the abundance of people who were hired to do jobs that are now handled electronically by small machines. Countless secretaries were replaced by word processing, voice mail, e-mail and scheduling software; accounting staff by Excel; people in the art department by desktop design programs. This is also true of trades like plumbing and carpentry, in which new technologies replaced a bunch of people who most likely stood around helping measure things and making sure everything worked correctly.  As a result, the people whose jobs remained valuable in that “Mad Men” office were then freed up to do more valuable things. A talented art director could produce more work more quickly with InDesign. A bright accountant could spend more time thinking of new ways to make and save money, rather than spending endless hours punching numbers into an adding machine. Global trade works much the same way. It’s horrible news for a textile factory worker in North Carolina, but it may be great for a fashion designer in New York.  A general guideline these days is that people are rewarded when they can do things that take trained judgment and skill — things, in other words, that can’t be done by computers or lower-wage workers in other countries. Money now flows around the world so quickly, and technology changes so fast, that people who thought they were in high demand find themselves uprooted. Many newspaper reporters have learned that their work was subsidized, in part, by classified ads and now can’t survive the rise of Craigslist; computer programmers have found out that some smart young guys in India will do their jobs for much less. Meanwhile, China lends so much money to the United States that mortgage brokers and bond traders can become richer than they ever imagined for a few years and then, just as quickly, become broke and unemployed.  One of the greatest changes is that a college degree is no longer the guarantor of a middle-class existence. Until the early 1970s, less than 11 percent of the adult population graduated from college, and most of them could get a decent job. Today nearly a third have college degrees, and a higher percentage of them graduated from nonelite schools. A bachelor’s degree on its own no longer conveys intelligence and capability. To get a good job, you have to have some special skill — charm, by the way, counts — that employers value. 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The 2012 presidential election can be seen as offering a choice between two visions of how to return us to this country’s golden age — from roughly 1945 to around 1973 — when working life was most secure for many Americans, particularly white, middle-class men. President Obama said his jobs plan was for people who believed “if you worked hard and played by the rules, you would be rewarded.” Mitt Romney explained… Read More

How Not To Die: While Partying


No lie, it’s been a long time since I’ve been an undergraduate freshman, but now that I’m a graduate student freshman in a new school and a new state, I’m finding many parallels to then and now. To keep things interesting I will provide some sage-like advice from someone who has already graduated, in my series HOW NOT TO DIE IN COLLEGE (HOW NOT TO DIE INC): Please Abide By These Rules… Read More

Long-Distance Relationships: Do’s and Don’ts


Long distance relationships (LDRs) used to be rare, and only emanated when one of the couple was forced to relocate. However, when it comes to dating in college, LDRs  aren’t all that rare. But what LDRs lack in rarity they make up for in complexity. Between schoolwork, jobs, classes, clubs, and friends it is no suprise that distance makes relationships more difficult–especially without access to a car. Being at separate schools isn’t… Read More

How To Get More Out Of Google [Infographic]


The great minds at Hack College have created a simple break down of the best ways to use Google– perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s just this little search engine founded by two PhD. candidates while they were attending Stanford University.  It basically is able to locate anything ever created on the world-wide web. I encourage you to check it out, if you haven’t already used it. I also urge you to… Read More