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  • New computer-only format of GED exam spurs competing tests

    New computer-only format of GED exam spurs competing tests
    The creator of the General Educational Development test, long the measure of high school equivalency for dropouts, has unveiled a revamped computer-only exam that has spurred competition from two other test providers letting students decide which format...
  • State of Schools address sponsored by school system contractors

    State of Schools address sponsored by school system contractors
    The Baltimore County Education Foundation put on the superintendent's annual "State of the Schools" address this month, a luncheon for hundreds at Martin's West in Windsor Mill during which Superintendent Dallas Dance highlighted successes and his plans...
  • Shadow banking not so dark [Commentary]

    The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland gave us an excellent window into the concerns that world leaders have about the global economy — particularly China's shadow banking system. But while the concerns may be legitimate, the expressed...
  • When friends date jerks

    When friends date jerks
    For two years, Landis Wiedner watched a girlfriend settle for what she thought was an "awful" relationship. "It always seemed like she was mothering him," Wiedner, 29, recalls. "And he would ditch her, or not show up to things." Her friend, who had...
  • Ingram buys CourseSmart, consolidating e-book textbook companies

    Ingram buys CourseSmart, consolidating e-book textbook companies
    Ingram's VitalSource Technologies has acquired CourseSmart, consolidating two of the largest companies providing textbooks as e-books, Publishers Weekly reports. VitalSource's Bookself platform has more than 4 million users on 6,000 campuses worldwide...
  • Risks uncertain for elevated testosterone

    Q: What does it mean when you have a high level of testosterone? A: To answer your question, I'd need to ask you two questions. But first, I need to explain a few things about testosterone. There are two kinds of blood testosterone levels: total...
  • How to have a tough conversation

    How to have a tough conversation
    When the stakes of a conversation are high, many of us clam up or blow up. A recent survey by Al Switzler, Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny and Ron McMillan, co-authors of "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High" (McGraw-Hill),...
  • What to do when you've been dissed

    What to do when you've been dissed
    My favorite zinger was directed against me by the mother of a college boyfriend. "I've seen many photographs of you," she informed me when we first met, her eyes slowly — and with obvious disapproval — taking in my frizzy hair, fussy dress...
  • How to turn down a request

    How to turn down a request
    Rejecting a request generally isn't fun, whether the advance is romantic ("Want to go out Saturday?"), professional ("Can you have the report done by 1 p.m.?") or social ("Come on, just one more drink!"). "A lot of times people say yes when they don't...
  • Lin-sanity shows that Americans love a winner

    Lin-sanity shows that Americans love a winner
    I give all this Jeremy Lin hoopla another month or so. No, I don't think Jeremy will be finished by then. I think he's got another 20 years of great play in him. What I mean is that this incessant bad punning using his last name will finally be exhausted....
  • Bilingual skill says a lot on resume

    Bilingual skill says a lot on resume
    With the increasing diversity of the U.S. population and an ever-expanding global economy, demand for employees with foreign-language skills is as strong as ever. The American economic system relies heavily on people of different nations and cultures...