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Posted by bio_man   November 2, 2018   2189 views
What is the cost of going to college?

The obvious costs are the costs of tuition, fees, and textbooks. These costs do not include your typical living expenses, such as food costs or living space because these costs will be incurred no matter what you do – go to work or go to school. The biggest cost of going to college is forgone income. This is to say that going to college usually means sacrificing a full-time salary. In the case of a typical 18-year-old, the opportunity cost of going to college may be $15,000 to $20,000 per year. The cost to a pop country singer such as Taylor Swift would have been nearly $60 million this year. For Justin Bieber, it would have been $55 million. For the successful musician, actor, or model, the old saying " [ ... ]

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Posted by bio_man   October 28, 2018   3301 views

Want to better your vocabulary? Try pronouncing these words on your own, then attempt to use at least one in your next conversation!

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilic ovolcanoconiosis – 45 letters

  • A lung disease caused by breathing in volcanic dust.

Supercalifragilisticexpialido cious – 34 letters

  • Meaning "wonderful", from song of this title in the movie Mary Poppins. 

Floccinaucinihilipilification – 29 letters

  • Meaning "the action or habit of estimating as worthless".

Trinitrophenylmethylnitramine – 29 letters

  • A chemical compound used as a detonator in shells.

Antidisestablishmentarianism – 28 letters

  • Meaning "opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England".

Electroencephalographically – 27 letters

  • Relating to brain waves.

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I have hippopotomonstrosesquipedalio phobiaphobia (fear of the word hippopotomonstrosesquipedalio phobia) [ ... ]
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Posted by duddy   October 19, 2018   3283 views
A cognitive neuroscientist explains that the biological reason the image 'moves' is because the V5 (middle temporal visual area) part of your brain – devoted to motion processing – activates or fires due to the V4 part of your brain – devoted to colour and shape – becomes overstimulated.

In fact, V4 neurons are saturated so much that the resting firing frequency of middle temporal neurons is interpreted as an actual sensory signal. The effect of this illusion strictly depends on several factors, namely on the receptive field sizes (the illusion changes as a function of viewing distance), V4 preference for spirals and spheres, and the middle temporal involvement in 3D and stereopsis. It is a very complex interaction, that rarely lead to suc [ ... ]

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Posted by bio_man   October 14, 2018   2262 views

Most universities allow students to use university network printers in student labs when they are working on the university network as part of their tuition or computer use or technology fees charged to students when they register for classes. The average school spends several thousand dollars per month for this service. This service is expensive because students print personal jobs unrelated to academics, such as downloads from entertainment Web sites and photos of friends and family. 

Winthrop University in South Carolina decided to charge students a $10 printing fee that allows them to print 250 pages per semester on University network printers. After that, the students are charged $0.04 for each additional page that they print. As a resu [ ... ]

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Posted by bio_man   October 14, 2018   2275 views

Out-of-pocket tuition rates for any two college students can differ by considerable amounts even if the students happen to major in the same subjects and enroll in many of the same courses. The reason is called tuition discounting in the university world. Colleges and universities offer students diverse financial aid packages depending on their financial need.

To document their financial need, students must provide detailed information about family income and wealth. The information helps financial aid officers determine what different families are most likely to be willing and able to pay, so that the university can engage in price discrimination. Basically, lower income families are either unwilling or unable to pay a higher price and thus [ ... ]

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