Is Going to College Worth It, Amidst Rising Costs?

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Is going to college still worth it? How has public confidence in the value of a college degree changed in recent years? What can be done to reduce the financial risk for students? A recent study shows most colleges significantly increase their graduates’ earnings, even as public confidence in the value of higher education is declining. The 2008 financial crisis, the pandemic, and swelling tuition and student loan debts are fueling Americans’ skepticism about the value of a college degree. Let’s take a look at the current value of a college degree.

The Importance of Sexual Health Education and Awareness

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What’s the importance of sexual health? How does your sexual health affect your overall well-being? Your physical health doesn’t just apply to your nutrition and illness prevention—it also includes your sexual health. Dr. Andrew Huberman and Dr. Michael Eisenberg emphasize why men need to take closer care of their sexual health and educate themselves about reproduction. Discover how the doctors believe sexual health should be discussed in education and public discourse, according to their conversation on the Huberman Lab. 

The Effects of Bullying: Rotten Mango Shares Survivor Stories

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What are the long-term effects of bullying? What does bullying look like among celebrities? The Netflix series The Glory has brought up interesting conversations about the effects of bullying. On the Rotten Mango podcast, Stephanie Soo talks about how bullying in South Korea has increased significantly over the years, hence why she’s calling attention to it. Discover how bad bullying has gotten in recent years and the consequences of it.

Future VR and AR Applications in Entertainment & Education

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What will virtual and augmented reality be used for in the future? How will entertainment and education improve with VR and AR? According to Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler, the ways we learn and entertain ourselves will transform dramatically due to exponential technologies. What’s more exciting is that this will be in the not-too-distant future. Continue reading for future VR and AR applications in entertainment and education.

Why Is In-Person Learning Better Than Online Learning? (Broski)

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Why is in-person learning better than online learning? What’s Brittany Broski’s take on higher education? On her podcast, The Broski Report, Brittany Broski broaches topics that reflect her intellectual curiosity and her desire for more authentic conversations beyond the digital space. She defends her argument for in-person learning and higher education, and demonstrates her educational background. Read more for Broski’s discussion on education from her podcast episode, “Let Me Talk to Aliens.”

Exploring Horror Genre Themes With The Broski Report

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What are common themes in the horror genre? How are Lovecraftian themes portrayed in modern media? In an episode of The Broski Report, Brittany Broski delves into the fascinating realms of fear and the unknown through various artistic lenses. She ties in her own philosophical explorations of these themes by examining H.P. Lovecraft’s influence and the iconic novel Dracula. Discover more about the complexities of horror genre themes.

Malala Yousafzai’s Activism: One Girl’s Fight for All Girls

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Why does Malala Yousafzai have such a strong value for education? How does she find the courage to speak out against people who want her dead? It’s a remarkable story: A child born into poverty in a society that valued boys over girls and religious tradition over secular education became a Nobel-winning activist for girls’ education. Malala Yousafzai’s activism started at an early age and continues to inspire people all over the world. Continue reading to learn how even a bullet couldn’t stop Malala’s brave fight against evil.

Why Did the Taliban Shoot Malala? How One Girl Provoked Evil

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Why did the Taliban shoot Malala Yousafzai? Why did they consider her such a threat? Surrounded by the Taliban’s increasing violence and attacks on women and girls in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai did what she believed was right. She continued going to school despite the Taliban’s ban, and—encouraged by her father—she spoke out in support of girls’ education. Read more to learn why the Taliban shot Malala.