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The Disgrace of Unpaid Interns at For-Profit Companies

If you have been to college in the last 2o years, an internship was likely part of your valuable learning process.  Interns must be paid at for-profit companies — either by the company or the school — or else one risks abusing volunteer student work as slave labor.

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The End of the World is Nigh as the Facebook MBA Arrives

If you have $22,000.00USD burning a hole in your pants, you too, can incredibly buy an MBA on Facebook from the London School of Business and Finance.  You watch free videos on Facebook to tether you in, and then, when you’re ready, you get officially admitted into the program and take exams and pay up.

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How to Know a Good Man

If we were to have a mascot for this Scientific Aesthetic blog where the Arts and Science converge, it would undoubtedly be the visage of the medically trained essayist, poet philosopher and Harvard professor — and brother of Henry and Alice and son of Henry, Sr.William James.

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Velcro Parenting, Clinging Children and the Return of Helicopter Parents

I thought we were done with Helicopter Parents and Militia Mommies way back in August of 2006.  But nay!  Velcro Parenting still grabs!  They’re all still hovering and floating and attaching and waiting to get their hook and eye boots on the ground as they drive their kids — and colleges! — crazy!

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Why Universities Crush Charismatic Professors

We in academe like to think of the University as a universal stomping ground for the sharing of ideas and the formation of ideals.  We like to believe we’re all equal.  We hope we’re really all in this thing together.  The University likes us to believe we are all valuable and we all have the same substance, but the truth in the corridor is that professorial charisma is dangerous to the capitalistic core of any university.

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Tempering Teenage Angst

Teenagers easily get bored.  To fill that idle time they can study, play or work.  Sometimes that idle time turns into crime in the streets and the best way to use teen energy is to put it to work in the marketplace so they become vested and productive movers in the community.  There’s no better cure for teen angst than working for your daily bread.

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