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NPR News: Judge Approves $25 Million Settlement Of Trump University Lawsuit

Judge Approves $25 Million Settlement Of Trump University Lawsuit
The deal was reached in November but needed the approval of U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel. One student had objected to the settlement, which prevented her from suing Trump on her own.

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How Colleges Rip Off Students

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A trigger warning: this presentation is not going to be warm and cheerful, designed to improve your self-esteem. Second trigger warning: I am an economist, and we have an awful record of prediction.

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Getting Into College: There Is A College For You

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It is not impossible to get into college; there are only a few very highly competitive colleges which accept few of their applicants. More than 45% of the four-year colleges in the U.S. accept 75% or more of the students who apply. There are many colleges for you or your student.

from Forbes Education

Leaders Take Control of their Health Information

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Take control of your health with a few simple and powerful steps.

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How To Present Data To Win Arguments, Change Minds, And Save Lives

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If you have important data or statistics to share, you’ll want to make sure your numbers stand out. Put data into context that’s relevant to the lives of your audience.

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If The MBA Admissions Office Applied To Business School - University of Toronto Rotman

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What if a business school itself had to write essays about what defines the MBA program, and makes it stand out? We've turned the tables and asked the Admissions Director at the Rotman School of Management to answer three questions drawn from the essays that they and other top schools ask.

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"Nobodies" Can Be "Somebodies" In College Admission

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You don't need to have a mass of leadership positions to be a good candidate for college. Depth, commitment and thoughtful concern can be just as important.

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How To Create More Innovation In Your Team? Fewer Meetings And More Slack Time

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How do we encourage our staff to be more innovative? It’s an old problem that has challenged managers for decades. But an unexpected solution may come from a study of Indian farmers’ adoption of new crops. The answer for farmers, as well as Western managers, may lie in creating more ‘slack time’.

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Why Cartographers Are Annoyed With Boston Public Schools

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Why Cartographers Are Annoyed With Boston Public Schools
The district just dumped the Mercator Projection, to much fanfare. But is its replacement really better?

March 30, 2017 at 06:30PM
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Jerk Teacher Pranks His Students With A Spelling Test Full Of Gibberish

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Jerk Teacher Pranks His Students With A Spelling Test Full Of Gibberish
Sure, this is funny. But someone needs to teach this teacher how to use a calendar, because "close enough" does not a holiday make.

March 30, 2017 at 04:12PM
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Citing Privacy Concerns, IRS & FSA Announce Financial Aid Tool Will Remain Offline

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Federal Student Aid (FSA) have announced that the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov will remain unavailable until extra security protections can be added.

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New Home For Northwestern's Kellogg School Aims To Spark Creativity, Collaboration

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Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management unveiled it's new headquarters, a building that hopes to spark collaboration and creativity among both students and faculty. The 410,000-square foot building features flexible space, and many places to gather.

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NPR News: #ThanksForTyping Spotlights Unnamed Women In Literary Acknowledgements

#ThanksForTyping Spotlights Unnamed Women In Literary Acknowledgements
A professor shared book acknowledgement pages, where men thanked their wives for typing their manuscripts. #ThanksForTyping soon sparked a conversation on women and their uncredited roles in academia.

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Betsy DeVos Compares School Choice To Picking Between Uber, Lyft, And Taxis

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Betsy DeVos Compares School Choice To Picking Between Uber, Lyft, And Taxis
At a presentation on Brookings' annual school choice rankings, Betsy DeVos gave this keynote speech. Yes — public schools should be disrupted by one company run by an alleged sexist party boy and another that wants to be your "woke boyfriend" alternative.

March 30, 2017 at 09:39AM
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NPR News: A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science

A Surprising Explanation For Why Some Immigrants Excel In Science
It has to do with language learning, according to a new study from Duke University.

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Thanks for talking with our team, and thanks for your support! https://t.co/c3mxz4xfsD — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) March 29, 2017

Forget Brexit, School Funding Is May's Achilles Heel

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Today the U.K. triggered its withdrawal from the E.U., but there’s a cloud lurking on the horizon that could prove just as troublesome.

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10 'Dream' Colleges (And The Worries That Go With Them)

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To find out more about how students – and their parents – approach the college search, we looked to a recent survey by The Princeton Review. The survey shows which schools are most respected by students and what worries students - and parents - most about admissions.

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10 'Dream' Colleges, As Chosen By Students

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Uber's Diversity Report Shows White And Asian Men Rule The Company

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Uber Diversity report is proof of how few women succeed at the company.

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NPR News: Muslim Schoolchildren Bullied By Fellow Students And Teachers

Muslim Schoolchildren Bullied By Fellow Students And Teachers
One study revealed that teachers and school officials have participated in one in four bullying incidents involving Muslim students.

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Bid Brain Can Change the Way Students Apply to College

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Colleges have devised formulas and pricing matrices that determine how much discounting from the full price to give to each student, with the discount related in some cases to academic achievement, in other cases to diversity concerns, or to the student’s financial situation.

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Matthew Rodriguez Makes The Tough Job Of Teaching Writing Easier

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The process of writing can be agonizing. There's grammar. There are ideas. There's the need for clear expression of those ideas. Matthew Ramirez, CEO and one of the founders of WriteLab, has created software that gives automated feedback to scribes, and it's easing the pain.

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Be Affirmative, Not Modest, In The College Application Process

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Look to the medieval world for examples of how and how not to be a college applicant. You're a knight in shining armor, not a serf.

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NPR News: A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools

A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools
It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.

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Story artists from Pixar explain how they create characters in our newest storytelling lesson from Pixar in a Box.https://t.co/hZhgkoqkgrhttp://pic.twitter.com/000wx9p6Sc — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) March 28, 2017

What Lessons Can We Take Away from the Current Credit Card Wars?

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A quick look at the current credit card competition.

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Should You Invest In Prep School? Q&A With "American Prep" Author Ronald Mangravite

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The season of thin and fat envelopes (now emails) is upon us. With the epistles coming in svelte and short this year, parents are kicking themselves for not having done more to catapult their gene pool over the hedge into the Ivy League. Is Prep School the answer to your Tweenager's Dreams?

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U.K. And Article 50: No Clarity On What the Future Holds For a Fractured Society

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Sir Tim Barrow, the UK’s permanent representative to the EU, will deliver a letter triggering Article 50 talks at 12.30pm tomorrow and two years of talks will begin on the terms of the UK exit. But the nine months it has taken for this Brexit baby have revealed neither clarity nor leadership.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley
Howard, the historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

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Follow These 3 Women To Get The Lowdown On Data Analytics

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Want to know what’s going on in analytics? Here are three writers who will clue you in. They can tell you what the numbers mean and what they don’t, what’s new in industry and what’s what in the analytics market.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'

College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'
A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.

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NPR News: How For-Profit Colleges Sell 'Risky Education' To The Most Vulnerable

How For-Profit Colleges Sell 'Risky Education' To The Most Vulnerable
Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.

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5 Tips for Achieving A Career You Love

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It's time for you to love your career.

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Workers Harmed By Global Trade Need Help, Not Talk

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People talk a lot about helping workers left behind by trade. It's time to stop talking and start doing.

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The College Admission Process Is A Crisis, But A Good One

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The college admission process may be a crisis, but it can be constructively approached by using these five steps.

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NPR News: 'Open Schools' Made Noise In The 70s, Now They're Just Noisy

'Open Schools' Made Noise In The 70s, Now They're Just Noisy
'Open Education' was a big idea half a century ago. Kids were supposed to move around, learning in groups or exploring on their own. But, within a few years, the movement faded. So, what happened?

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NPR News: Concerns After Texas School Opens 'Prayer Room' That's Attracting Muslim Students

Concerns After Texas School Opens 'Prayer Room' That's Attracting Muslim Students
The state attorney general has raised constitutional questions about a public school's move to establish a room to accommodate all students and their religions. The debate has embroiled the community.

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More Children In The West Are Being Taught Math Using China’s Fabled, Slightly Brutal 'Mastery' Method

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More Children In The West Are Being Taught Math Using China’s Fabled, Slightly Brutal 'Mastery' Method
Skeptics of the program point to cultural differences between British and Chinese schools. Some say that students in the UK are unused to the rigor and long classroom hours experienced by Chinese students.

March 26, 2017 at 09:38AM
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Two Lost Mr. Rogers Episodes Mysteriously ResurfaceAnd Might Be a Message to Trump

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Two Lost Mr. Rogers Episodes Mysteriously ResurfaceAnd Might Be a Message to Trump
After Trump's budget called for ending public arts funding and hiking military spending, Cold War-era episodes about stripping public arts funding went live on YouTube.

March 26, 2017 at 08:36AM
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NPR News: Howard University's Aims To Build Silicon Valley Pipeline Of Black Software Engineers

Howard University's Aims To Build Silicon Valley Pipeline Of Black Software Engineers
The historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

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8 Online Courses Teaching Skills To Boost Your Resume

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Online courses can help you level up your career, stay competitive, and even help your snag a brand new opportunity. Unsure which to take? Here are eight courses you can take from the comfort of your sofa, all teaching resume-worthy skills.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook

Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook
Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.

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NPR News: A High School's Lesson For Helping English Language Learners Get To College

A High School's Lesson For Helping English Language Learners Get To College
Fort Wayne, Ind., is home to one of the largest Burmese refugee populations in the U.S. One public high school there is helping them meet high expectations.

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NPR News: This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers
Plus a bill for 'Dreamers' and a former for-profit college lobbyist leaves the Education Department.

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After An Immigration Raid, A City’s Students Vanish

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After An Immigration Raid, A City’s Students Vanish
In Las Cruces, New Mexico, fear of Donald Trump’s immigration policies is creating alarming absences at schools.

March 25, 2017 at 12:57AM
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Measuring College (Un)affordability

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Measuring College (Un)affordability
As many as 95 percent of colleges are out of reach for low-income students even before they've taken the SAT.

March 24, 2017 at 09:51PM
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A Former Student Says UC Berkeley’s Star Philosophy Professor Groped Her And Watched Porn At Work

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A Former Student Says UC Berkeley’s Star Philosophy Professor Groped Her And Watched Porn At Work
A lawsuit alleges UC Berkeley professor John R. Searle sexually harassed, assaulted, and retaliated against a former student and employee — and that the university did nothing to stop him.

March 24, 2017 at 01:09PM
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Studypool's Microtutoring Is Flipping Education Upside Down: Here's How The Young Visionaries Did It

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The future of education.

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March Madness' Cinderella Story Doesn't Believe They're An Underdog And That's A Good Thing

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By all measures Xavier is the underdog story of the NCAA Tournament. The Musketeers don't see it as a David-versus-Goliath run and it's probably why they keep winning.

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10-Minute Mindfulness Meditation to Reduce Stress

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It's easy to feel stressed out. There are so many demands such as meetings to attend, to-do lists to be completed, and phone calls to be made. There is a way out. If you meditate for even ten minutes, you'll feel better. Learn ways to do a simple but powerful meditation.

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The Best European Countries For Studying Abroad

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There are a number of reasons to consider studying abroad - among them quality, lifestyle, career options and cost.

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Two Factors Explain Why So Many Immigrants Work In Tech

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Age and language are key factors in immigrant career paths, according to a new study.

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Navigating The Growing Pains Of Advertising To The Education Market

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As education advertising grows into the sophisticated, interconnected vehicle that advertisers are clamoring for, the immediate beneficiaries will be the school districts and universities as they increase their acquisition pipelines. The uptick of quality education materials will be a boon to kids.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.

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Why Are Martian Volcanoes So Different From Earth's?

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The youngest volcano yet was discovered on Mars just this month, but it still died out tens of millions of years ago. What happened to Mars' volcanoes?

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Urban Sprawl Affects School Start Times for Sleepy Teens

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Urban Sprawl Affects School Start Times for Sleepy Teens
Why does school start so early? Blame 1970s planning.

March 23, 2017 at 11:49AM
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The Case for Modernizing Corporate Learning

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In their attempt to help new and tenured employees develop the skills they need to be successful, many companies offer corporate learning opportunities. However, the tools that some companies currently use for this purpose are inadequate.

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Who Wants To Be A Teacher? Not Enough Graduates, That's For Sure

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We are training fewer teachers at precisely the point that student numbers are rising - and the result could be serious disruption in our classrooms.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Machine

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A recent study suggests that a large number of people are stressed about their job being automated away, but how realistic are these fears? Using several hundred years of evidence, I explore what we can learn from history and how we can adapt in the present.

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What Universities Can Learn From La La Land

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Higher education is plenty good at talking to itself. But without a “demand-side” interlocutor to engage on crucial topics like how degrees and other credentials are interpreted and valued and actual hiring screens and processes faced by graduates, we won't materially improve outcomes for students.

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The Mediterranean Diet: The Answer To Rising Health Care Costs?

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One way to contain health care costs in the industrialized world could be to encourage healthy diet and lifestyle - before illness strikes.

from Forbes Education

NPR News: School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News

School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News
A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended.

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Applying To College? Do Something You Love

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“I wouldn’t want to give the reader the impression that I wrote TBHNS (This Book Has No Spine) as an acceptance ticket, because there is NO INSTITUTION on this planet that could inspire the amount of invested emotion and effort.”

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Porn Stars Detail Their Levels Of Educational Attainment

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Porn Stars Detail Their Levels Of Educational Attainment
Moral of the story: having sex for money has nothing to do with how "learned" someone is.

March 22, 2017 at 05:29PM
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