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How to Get Into a Good College Now [Field Guide]

Not long ago, getting into college involved nothing more than a fair-to-middling G.P.A., an essay about reading to the blind, and your parents' checkbook. Things are a bit more complicated now. College budgets are being slashed. Competition is intense. So intense that kids are starting the "college hunt" in ninth grade. Are you really prepared? You're about to be. More »
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Blind Item: Which Celeb Family Is Out of Control?

Entertainment / Pop Culture : The Inquisitr - Entertainment (6 years ago)

Well, I think you know who I think this blind bit is about, but I would love to hear some other guesses... Read on about a demanding set of offspring with high-profile parents, and how they manage to get their own way a good deal of... Read Post

Self-Reliance, Part Three

Business & Finance / Personal Finance : The Simple Dollar (2 days ago)

Six weeks ago, I shared with you the first third of my favorite essay of all time, Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and three weeks ago, I walked through the middle third of that essay. Self-Reliance has profoundly affected my ... Read Post

Have We Outgrown Growing Up? Ctd

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (16 hours ago)

A reader chuckles at the notion that high culture has ceased to exist: Responding to A.O. Scott’s essay, Freddie writes: There is no such thing as high culture. There probably never was but even if there was it died long, long ago. ... Read Post


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