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Free Tuition

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Heading off to college but can't afford the price tag? Turns out all you really need is a plane ticket.

Recently lower Saxony became the final state in Germany to abolish tuition at a public university. That means that it is now free to get a higher education at any school that is not privately owned. And the unlikely price tag isn't just for students of the mother land. Anyone, even international students can attend school in Germany without paying a dime.

But before you consider shipping off your new high school graduate there are a few things to consider. According to business insider college life in Germany is different than what you find here.  read more »

Living Expenses

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When it comes to real estate, it’s all about location. And your zip code could cost you.

The most expensive city in the country might surprise you. While most people say its New York the city that never sleeps is actually resting comfortably in the number three spot. Experts say that’s because most people only take into account the cost of rent or a mortgage. But the bureau of labor statistics says there are a lot more factors that go into the cost of living, and it’s measuring all of them.

For example besides paying for the actual roof over your head, there’s also utilities, furnishing and equipment such as appliances and window coverings. And because of the added expenses another east coast city is taking the top spot for high cost living.  read more »

Bad Reviews

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A San Francisco restaurant is boosting business, with bad reviews.

The chef of Botto Bistro asked people to leave a one star rating for his restaurant on Yelp. He says it was his way of protesting what he considers an unfair business practice by the popular online reviewer. He says Yelp will remove positive reviews about a company if that company refused to advertise with them.

And while he isn’t the only one accusing Yelp of shady business the movement isn’t getting a lot of support. Last month the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out a lawsuit filed by several businesses that claimed yelp was extorting them for advertising money. The court said it found no evidence of manipulation and said it was ruling only on the question of extortion.  read more »

Bad Reviews

yelp.png

A San Francisco restaurant is boosting business, with bad reviews.

The chef of Botto Bistro asked people to leave a one star rating for his restaurant on Yelp. He says it was his way of protesting what he considers an unfair business practice by the popular online reviewer. He says Yelp will remove positive reviews about a company if that company refused to advertise with them.

And while he isn’t the only one accusing Yelp of shady business the movement isn’t getting a lot of support. Last month the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out a lawsuit filed by several businesses that claimed yelp was extorting them for advertising money. The court said it found no evidence of manipulation and said it was ruling only on the question of extortion.  read more »

State Facts

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You might be proud of where you're from; but one company is giving you a reason to hide your head in shame.

We might make up the 50 United States of America but if you go by our internet search histories each state is very independent. To highlight the differences the real estate company Estately ran hundreds of search questions through Google trends to see which words and terms each state searches more than any other. And the results might surprise and possibly disturb you.

For example people in Alabama are most curious about fox news, god and impeaching president Obama. On the other side of the country people in California are looking up Google glass, Paris Hilton, Rogaine and what does Siri look like?  read more »

Current Podcast

Podcast: Bad Reviews

  • Artist: Brian Banmiller
  • Title: Bad Reviews
  • Length: 1:03 minutes (1012.31 KB)
  • Format: Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)