Here Are All the Ways, Legal and Illegal, College is Rigged for the Rich

No one ever said the college admissions system was fair. Just like many for profit industries, the wealthy have an easier time getting their children into elite universities. In light of the recent college admissions scandal, universities have faced increased scrutiny over their admissions processes, both legal and illegal. The cost of college tuition, which… Continue reading Here Are All the Ways, Legal and Illegal, College is Rigged for the Rich

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Love to Travel? These Are the Highest-Paying Careers That Let You See the World

Do you spend most of the year at your nine-to-five desk job waiting for your two weeks of vacation? Why not get paid to travel the world instead? While most careers that let you travel aren’t high-paying (think English teachers, au pairs, or tour guides), some careers offer six figures, plus the chance to see… Continue reading Love to Travel? These Are the Highest-Paying Careers That Let You See the World

The Strange History of Amsterdam Street Names (And Bicycles)

My old street in Amsterdam, Pierre Lallementstraat, can hardly be called a street. It’s more of an open alleyway that leads to a courtyard. My old apartment building, a modern, pearl-white student housing behemoth, is one of only two addresses there. In fact, my building is so large it needs two separate front entrances. Pierre… Continue reading The Strange History of Amsterdam Street Names (And Bicycles)