Amanda Geronikos

Best Value Colleges of 2012

The average bill for in-state public college tuition totals at more than $17,000, according to a new report by the Associated Press. And at least two-thirds of graduates leave college with a load of debt that is quickly nearing the $1 trillion mark. That said, The Princeton Review has examined 650 colleges to determine which […]

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Can Your Name Affect a Job Promotion?

What’s in a name? That which we call a potential raise. In the first study of its kind, researchers have analyzed the impact of names on decision-making and the formation of feelings. The results reveal people with¬† easy-to-pronounce names are more likely to be favored for a promotion at the office, Live Science reports. “The […]

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Costco Named Best Retail Chain

Consumer Reports recently asked subscribers to rate their shopping experiences at big-box retailers, both in-store and online. Among the chains ranked, Costco completely surpassed its competitors. In fact, it was the only chain to earn an outstanding grade for the overall quality of its merchandise.¬† The warehouse-club chain also earned high marks for layout and […]

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Facebook IPO: Millionaires Emerge

When David Choe was asked to paint the walls of Facebook’s first headquarters, he considered the idea of Facebook “ridiculous and pointless, ” the New York Times reports. Nevertheless, when Sean Parker, then-president of the company, offered the graffiti artist cash or company stock, Choe opted for stock. Seven years later, he’s preparing for a […]

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Vassar College Accidentally Accepts Students

Vassar College hopefuls anticipated big news last Friday. Many logged on to a school site intended for early-decision applications just after 4:00pm on Friday. It wasn’t until 4:30, however, that the Poughkeepsie school fixed a heartbreaking error that befell 76 students: Vassar College had mistakenly informed dozens of prospects that they had been accepted. According […]

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McDonald’s Twitter Campaign Backfires

What was meant to be a timeless tale of happy meals has yielded a not-so-happy ending. Last week, McDonald’s encouraged people to share their most memorable Micky D’s experiences via Twitter. Instead, many customers saw the campaign as an opportunity to complain: “#McDStories watch the video of that mouse running through their bag of Big […]

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