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Zimbabwe Inflates... Again

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In consequence, Zimbabwe’s government has circumvented the hard budget constraint imposed by dollarization. It has done so by creating a new fake dollar, which is referred to as the “New Zim Dollar.” Not surprisingly, this new creation is rapidly becoming worthless.

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Love, Blood And The Ancient History Of The Color Red

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Colors mean different things to different people across time and space, but the color red has remained an integral way of representing hate, love and luxury for millennia.

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NPR News: Puerto Rican Students, New Student Debt Numbers, College Application Tips And Tools

Puerto Rican Students, New Student Debt Numbers, College Application Tips And Tools
Plus two new studies on school choice and kindergarten readiness in our weekly roundup of education news.

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NPR News: Teaching The Opioid Crisis

Teaching The Opioid Crisis
We visit South Webster High School in southern Ohio to see how teachers there are helping students understand the opioid crisis that has unfolded around them and their families.

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Struggling is part of the learning process! Shout out to anyone who persevered and learned something new this week. πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ🏿 http://pic.twitter.com/ie47bW6YMI — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) September 30, 2017

NPR News: How Schools Are Dealing With Students' Right To Protest

How Schools Are Dealing With Students' Right To Protest
Under federal and state law, teachers and students do not lose their First Amendment rights when they enter school property. But that hasn't stopped some schools from threatening to punish them.

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Girls In Aviation Day Shows Battle of the Sexes Still Played On Many Courts

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While it is difficult in 2017 to remember the day when a man would proudly suggest that "a woman's place is in the kitchen", the fact remains that the participation of girls in some fields is disproportionately low.

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From Her Dad's Killing During The Crack Epidemic To A Supreme Court Clerkship

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From Her Dad's Killing During The Crack Epidemic To A Supreme Court Clerkship
Tiffany Wright's family was devastated by violence and drug addiction. Yet she still earned a chance to work for Justice Sonia Sotomayor and change her life.

September 29, 2017 at 04:02PM
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How One Woman Worked Full-Time And Earned 2 Degrees While Raising 5 Kids

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Juggling three demanding responsibilities, here’s how an average day in the life of this households plays out.

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Ken Burns' 'Vietnam War': Echoes Of Journalists' Battle Against Fake News

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Ken Burns' The Vietnam War profoundly illuminates the struggle of fearless journalists who uncovered the truth of that war in the face of what we now would call “fake news” generated by their own U.S. government. For more on this battle for truth within a battle, read on.

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NPR News: 'You Should Be Outraged,' Air Force Academy Head Tells Cadets About Racism On Campus

'You Should Be Outraged,' Air Force Academy Head Tells Cadets About Racism On Campus
Treat people with dignity and respect — or get out: That's the message Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria told 4,000 cadets Thursday, after racist notes were left outside five cadets' doors.

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University Research: Remaking The Fortunes Of The Fortune 500

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Research from Fortune 500 companies is making its way from professional researchers to university researchers to a bevy of technology start-up companies – helping to propel the importance of research at universities.

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7 Things You Should Know Before Filing Your FAFSA

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Once again, you can start filing your FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, on October 1st. Here are a few last-minute pointers.

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NPR News: If Your Teacher Looks Likes You, You May Do Better In School

If Your Teacher Looks Likes You, You May Do Better In School
Having a teacher who's demographically similar to you can impact happiness in class, motivation, the quality of student-teacher communication, and college aspirations, according to a new paper.

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NPR News: Democrats Try To Force Dream Act Vote, As GOP Rolls Out Conservative DACA Fix

Democrats Try To Force Dream Act Vote, As GOP Rolls Out Conservative DACA Fix
Democrats this week introduced a rare procedural move to force a vote on the Dream Act, while Republicans rolled out a conservative–friendly option aimed at resolving the legal status of DREAMers.

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Nobody's born smart. You only have to know one thing: you can learn anything! https://t.co/f562t0VLa4#LearnStorm (with support from @ATT) http://pic.twitter.com/CaayhYxa3S — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) September 28, 2017

Meet The Proud, Stubborn Hero Inside A Stanford Dean's Brilliant Memoir

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In "Real American," former Stanford dean of freshmen Julie Lythcott-Haims writes beautifully about her coming of age in a biracial family. Her portrait of her proud, stubborn father is a tribute that will resonate with millions of families of all backgrounds.

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University Entry Hits Record High As Debt Proves No Deterrent

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More young people than ever before are entering higher education, but a worrying gender gap is now at its widest on record.

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NPR News: Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? Audit Of Online University Raises Questions

Who Is A College Teacher, Anyway? Audit Of Online University Raises Questions
The Department of Education's Inspector General wants Western Governors University to give back $713 million in federal student aid. But are the rules the school is accused of breaking outdated?

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Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

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Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income
A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.

September 27, 2017 at 06:25PM
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Dabbing Cannabis Oil May Expose You To Cancer-Causing Toxins

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A new study suggests that a popular method for consuming cannabis may be more hazardous for users than other methods, or previously thought.

from Forbes Education

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Great job @Willow_Dale_ES! #keepgoing#keepgrowinghttps://t.co/vZbhQ5zGbzhttps://t.co/GXsB2V31qr — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) September 27, 2017

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Ever wanted to learn how @DisneyPixar creates its stories? Check out our new film grammar lesson https://t.co/j9Ik13zjNj with @pixarinaboxhttp://pic.twitter.com/8rhT5S1JzD — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) September 27, 2017

NPR News: U.S. Schools Brace For An Influx Of Students From Puerto Rico

U.S. Schools Brace For An Influx Of Students From Puerto Rico
With schools in Puerto Rico shut down, school districts on the U.S. mainland are getting ready to help relocate students displaced by Hurricane Maria.

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"The Deuce" and New York's Other Underclass of the 1970s

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The HBO hit series "The Deuce" focuses on the underclass of drug addicts, prostitutes and mob enforcers in New York City in the early 1970s. Another larger and more pervasive underclass also existed at the time, and its story, then and now, is worth recalling.

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50 Best U.S. Colleges For International Students 2017

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The 50 U.S. colleges and universities that matter most to international students.

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Top Colleges for International Students

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For Truly Rigorous University Rankings, Try Shanghai Index

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The Academic Ranking of World Universities is a hard as nails survey of higher education institutions that makes the U.S. News rankings look like very weak tea. How many Nobel Prizes does your university have? How much have your professors published? The ARWU takes it all into account.

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How To Stop Boring Students When Teaching Personal Finance

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Is your personal finance lesson spongeworthy? In an era of shortened attention spans, creating personal finance sessions that are a combination of education and entertainment are essential to maintain student engagement .

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"Old age ain't no place for sissies" More than ever America's 50M seniors need to know their rights

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From brutal insurance industry shifts to a relentless focus on millennials, it’s tough for 50 million older Americans. One senior advocate, who just happens to be a senior himself, wants to arm older Americans with information to face the ever-changing Medicare, insurance and health care landscape.

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A Short Distance from Southie, but a World Away

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A Short Distance from Southie, but a World Away
Tara Wanda Merrigan recalls navigating between the very different realms of Harvard and home.

September 26, 2017 at 05:25PM
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NPR News: Betsy DeVos Launches Reform Effort On Campus Sexual Assault Policy

Betsy DeVos Launches Reform Effort On Campus Sexual Assault Policy
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has kicked off an effort to reform how the federal government advises colleges and universities about handling sexual misconduct. Critics are worried the process will roll back protections for victims of sexual assault, but feminist Harvard Law Professor Janet Halley says reform is necessary.

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NPR News: 4 College Basketball Coaches, Adidas Executive, Charged In Bribery Case

4 College Basketball Coaches, Adidas Executive, Charged In Bribery Case
The Department of Justice announced fraud and corruption charges for a scheme allegedly involving four college basketball coaches and the head of global sports marketing for Adidas, plus five other defendants. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Mike DeCourcy of Sporting News about the case.

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NPR News: Sessions Condemns 'Political Correctness' On College Campuses

Sessions Condemns 'Political Correctness' On College Campuses
Attorney General Jeff Sessions condemned what he derided as political correctness gone wild on university campuses across the U.S., but especially the University of California, Berkeley. Protestors have taken to shouting down speakers and even shutting down campuses, in some cases, over controversial topics.

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NPR News: Most States Plan To Use Student Absences To Measure School Success

Most States Plan To Use Student Absences To Measure School Success
Under the new federal education law, states get a say in how they measure "student success or school quality." Many states plan to use chronic absence.

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NPR News: Sessions Defends Campus Free Speech And Trump's Criticism Of NFL Player Protests

Sessions Defends Campus Free Speech And Trump's Criticism Of NFL Player Protests
Sessions said the government can't tell you what to think or say, but NFL players shouldn't denigrate national symbols.

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NPR News: 4 College Basketball Coaches Arrested In Bribery Case; Adidas Exec Also Named

4 College Basketball Coaches Arrested In Bribery Case; Adidas Exec Also Named
The case exposes the "dark underbelly of college basketball," Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim of the Southern District of New York said.

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@nytimes: Some People Learn to Code in Their 60s, 70s or 80s https://t.co/m6ya7hA7IO Check out our coding lessons: https://t.co/ioYgV9gwQ8http://pic.twitter.com/HRuQYmLr03 — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) September 26, 2017

Back To School: How Yoobi Recently Passed $100 Million In Retail Sales At Target Stores Nationwide

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Yoobi, an education retail company, and exclusive Target partner, recently passed $100 million in retail sales across the nation. In this interview, Co-Founder and CEO, Ido Leffler, shares what he believes is a critical component for growing a successful and social business today.

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Tracking Rome's Economy Through Its Lead Pipes

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A new study uses lead found in soil deposits to study the economy and urbanization of ancient Rome. Such studies give us insight into the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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Billie Jean King On The Best Things Sports Parents Can Do

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Billie Jean King had a lot to say, from the movie about her famous 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match, to the Broadway play she visited. When it came to sports parents, though, the American icon served up some wisdom.

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4 Resume Secrets That'll Take Your Job Hunt To The Next Level

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…These will help you land your next role

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Blue Ocean Shift - Steps To Inspire Confidence And Seize New Growth

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Why do some companies succeed in creating new market spaces while others fail? W. Kim Chan and RenΓ©e Mauborgne, authors of the bestselling book Blue Ocean Strategy talk about their latest title Blue Ocean Shift, and how to apply their strategy to your business

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Constructing the Bridge between College Majors and the Workforce

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Sales is a critical skill students need to develop throughout their entire academic journey towards graduation. In every field and industry, selling yourself is important to even get in the door for an interview and eventually on the job. The college major should not be the primary emphasis.

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LearnStorm 2017. Week#2 leaders. Congratulations on all your hard work! #oakpark97#upatlincoln#learnstorm2017#[email protected]://pic.twitter.com/NpW5E18Cly — Matthew Kuntz (@mkuntz63) September 25, 2017

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So proud of our Ss progress in LearnStorm 2017. Way to go Lincoln Lions!!!! #oakpark97#learnstorm2017#[email protected]#mathfunhttp://pic.twitter.com/TXcEaCkMWG — Matthew Kuntz (@mkuntz63) September 25, 2017

NPR News: Pulling The Plug On Free Speech Week

Pulling The Plug On Free Speech Week
Attitudes about free speech are changing on college campuses across America.

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3 Essential Questions For Choosing Your Graduate Business Degree

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Traditionally, prospective graduate students have looked to the MBA to get ahead in the business world, but the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data (BD) have expanded the options available to potential graduate students.

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The Best Business Schools 2017: Behind The Numbers

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The Wharton School tops FORBES ranking of the best business schools, while IMD (1-year MBA) and London Business School (2-year MBA) take the international crowns. Here is a look at the methodology behind our 10th biennial ranking of the best MBA programs.

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The Best One-Year International MBA Programs

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One-year MBA programs can offer turbocharged returns on investment thanks to only a single year of forgone salary. Swiss-based IMD offers the best return with a payback time period of just 2.3 years on students' opportunity cost. IMD salaries averaged $215,000 five years out of school.

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Wharton Tops 2017 List Of America's Best Business Schools

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An MBA is a huge investment and can top $300,000 in tuition and forgone salary at an elite business school, but a FORBES' survey of 17,500 graduates showed the degree pays off. Wharton is the head of the class with a "5-year MBA gain" of $97,100.

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Government Accountability Goes Unaccountable: Chilling WGU's Innovation Engine

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The Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General spilled cold water on Western Governor University's record of success with a faulty audit that found WGU ineligible to participate in federal student-aid programs. The report is not an innocent exercise in government oversight.

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Want A $200K Starting Salary? Study This In College

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Expertise in this field is in demand, especially in one city.

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The Sports Arena Has Always Been A Venue For Protest

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For thousands of years, theaters and sporting arenas have been a venue where the people could be heard and discontent with the status quo registered.

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The Best International 1-year MBA Programs 2017

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America's Best Business Schools 2017

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Who Will Train Tomorrow's Lawyers and How Will They Learn?

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There's a gap between what the marketplace expects lawyers to know and what they learn in law school. Lawyers in early and mid-career must mind the gap, too. How and why did this occur and what can be done about it?

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College Rankings Just Confirm What We Already Know

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College rankings from U.S. News and others tell us what we already know: The oldest, richest, most connected schools are at the top; all the others have to fight for their position on the ladder. For applicants, it can be as much about donning that status as about education.

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The Best International 2-year MBA Programs 2017

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NPR News: After Returning From Her 'Girl Power Trip,' Malala Continues Advocating For Education

After Returning From Her 'Girl Power Trip,' Malala Continues Advocating For Education
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient and activist for girls' education, shared the stories she heard from her recent trip visiting women around the world at the U.N. in New York.

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Today is Official #SATPractice Test Day! Get warmed up for the October SAT. https://t.co/Nl5l95xo9Hhttp://pic.twitter.com/piHMKYCRYK — The College Board (@CollegeBoard) September 23, 2017

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It's Official #SATPractice Test Day! Warm up for the October SAT with ⚾️ world champ @kylehendricks28: https://t.co/[email protected]://pic.twitter.com/nucX2hWmXt — Khan Academy (@khanacademy) September 23, 2017

NPR News: New Data About Student Loan Borrowers; DeVos Changes Obama-era Guidance

New Data About Student Loan Borrowers; DeVos Changes Obama-era Guidance
The week in education, from student aid rules to HBCUs.

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The Master's Degrees With The Highest Salary Potential 2017

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Salary site PayScale revealed the master’s degrees leading to jobs with high pay at early and mid-career stages. The analysis is based on 134,309 salary profiles collected over the past two years.

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NPR News: Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?

Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?
Democracy thrives off an informed and active community, researchers say. The way to secure that future is integrating civics classes in k-12 education.

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A Look Inside The Private Jets Of Trump Administration Insiders

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While charging taxpayers for chartering private jets by Secretary Tom Price is making news, other Trump Administration players are associated with companies that own jets while others own fractional shares in private jets.

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This Learning System Is Projected To Be Kickstarter's Most Successful App Campaign In History

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This Kickstarter campaign raised $250k in 18 hours, making it the most successful Kickstarter campaign for an app in history. It also became the second most funded app of all time within 7 hours of launching, passing $200k, and eventually raising $266k by the end of its first day.

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How to Pair Halloween Candy With Roman History This October

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How to pair candy with Roman history for a sweet, erudite, and sometimes deadly Halloween next month.

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