25 Ways to Reduce the Cost of College.
Most Americans are aware that college is a big ticket expense whose cost continues to grow year after year at rates far above the rate of inflation. They also have come to understand that it is becoming harder and harder to get a job without at least some formal postsecondary education or training. As the cost of college continues to skyrocket, many are asking how do we reign in the cost? Read Part 1 and Part 2 over on Forbes.
The Declining Demand for Men -- The Great Recession has sometimes been dubbed the Mancession because it drove unemployment among men higher than unemployment among women. Because men tend to work in more cyclical industries than women, they have historically lost more jobs on the downturn and gained more on the upturn.
Waste not want not.
Using Waste, Swedish City Cuts Its Fossil Fuel Use -- Kristianstad has already crossed a crucial threshold: the city and surrounding county, with a population of 80,000, essentially use no oil, natural gas or coal to heat homes and businesses, even during the long frigid winters. It is a complete reversal from 20 years ago, when all of their heat came from fossil fuels.
It is pretty good soup weather...
Chinese archaeologists unearth 2,400-year-old 'soup' -- Chinese archaeologists have unearthed what they believe is a 2,400-year-old pot of soup, state media report. The liquid and bones were in a sealed bronze cooking vessel dug up near the ancient capital of Xian - home to the country's famed terracotta warriors.