Your odds of getting into some of the nation's most prestigious colleges are shrinking.
One day last year, Amanda Coleman decided to quit Facebook.
In November 2010, I watched "HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" and saw a piece on the hazing antics at several historically black colleges and fraternities. I took to Twitter to share my thoughts on the issue.
As the economy continues to struggle, more people are betting on a dollar and a dream -- and thanks to Friday's lucky date, Nov. 11, 2011, or 11/11/11, ticket sales are booming.
One of the sweeter gigs in the corporate world got a little sweeter last year.
Despite the Solyndra collapse that has tarnished solar energy, the industry has grown into "a major economic force" with a job base that expanded 6.8% the past year, nearly 10 times faster than the overall economy, industry representatives said Tuesday.
I remember sitting down in front of my rich dad to show him the financials for my nylon and Velcro wallet business. I was 32 years old and the business had taken off quicker than I'd ever imagined. I had more than 380 independent sales reps. Sales were soaring, and our product was in demand.
Studies find that being nice in the workplace could lead to a smaller paycheck. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
Leo Durocher was right: Nice guys finish last.
Business traveler Bob Logan always tips hotel housekeepers, but he still has questions about the best way to do it.
Making computers behave like humans has taken another step forward.
We're nearing the peak of the 11-year solar cycle, so double-check your GPS and watch where you're going.
A pair of flaming trousers (or a growing nose, à la Pinocchio) isn't the only sign that a person is spewing falsehoods. Here, five experts teach you how to smoke out a fibber.
The mother of a college student who died of alcohol poisoning at Cornell University is suing Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for $25 million in a lawsuit that alleges fraternity pledges bound her son's wrists and ankles and forced him to drink alcohol in a hazing ritual on the night of his death.
The brutal job market brought on by the recession has been hard on everyone, but especially devastating on the youngest members of the labor force.
Do you ever wonder who decided potato chips should come in such a loud, crinkly package? And why a bag of chips? Why not a box? Or a can? Someone had to decide. Luckily, you can take comfort in knowing that the "bag of chips" decision was made by an expert.
Anyone who thought that social media was going to usher in a utopian era of communication without borders is going to have their faith badly shaken by a new study from Cornell University.
The length of a mother's employment is associated with an increase in her child's body mass index, according to a study in the journal Child Development.
A 3D food printer sounds like something out of Star Trek, but it's not out of this world. It's up and running at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan -- and in five years, it could be in your home.
To ensure a happy hotel guest, offer excellent service, provide a comfortable bed and never, ever underestimate the power of a free bagel: After a good night's sleep, many travelers these days are expecting -- and receiving -- a good breakfast.
Just like the right diet can prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, or cancer, health experts are finding that certain foods may boost your mind.
Stop me if you've heard this before. The housing market is still in shambles.
A clue to why Jesse James cheated on Sandra Bullock may be found in a new study that says men are more likely to cheat on women who earn more money than them.
A series of suicides at Cornell University raises troubling issues nationwide. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
Two suspected cases of suicide on the Cornell University campus have officially been confirmed by the Tompkins County chief medical examiner, bringing the total number of suicides for the academic year to six.
When college students take their lives, as apparently happened recently at Cornell University, the instinctual reaction, to mourn publicly and officially, may be the wrong thing to do, psychologists say.
A wave of suicides at Cornell University in the past two semesters is a "public health crisis," the school's mental health initiatives director said.
We know each other, right? You're on Facebook. No? Maybe we tweeted about Iraq? Or were we job-nobbing on LinkedIn?
The temptation to eat a lot during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, is great, but Saiful Khandker makes a conscious effort to not overdo it.
From sensors in workout gear that monitor sweating while you run at the gym, to underwear that aims to detect cancer cells, the contents of our wardrobes have been quietly undergoing a revolution.
As a writer and an economics professor at Cornell University, Robert Frank has been trying for years to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world. Though he has proved his command of the essentials of his profession - he wrote a textbook with Federal Reserve Board chief Ben Bernanke back in 2000 - his vision of economics is broader and more thought-provoking than most.
Bird populations native to several areas of the globe are in decline, with some teetering on the brink of extinction, according to a multi-agency report, the first of its kind, released Thursday.
A new study investigating the amount of carbon in Australian soil has cast doubt over the accuracy of current climate models in predicting future levels of global warming.
Rattlesnakes aren't to be trifled with, but if you're trying to collect the sound of every creature in the West that slithers, hops, flies or flops, distance isn't a luxury you can afford
An infamous non-believer, the talk show host, comedian and political agitator regularly skewers religion on his HBO show
Can a plague of beetles change the weather? That's one question researchers hope to answer in a four-year research program in Western forests that are being infested by pine mountain beetles, leading to the deaths of great swathes of trees
It's been another one of those days: places to go, deadlines to meet, meals to cook. You find yourself daydreaming about crisp, salty potato chips. Pretty soon it's an insistent, must-have-it-now craving, and before you know it, your hand is deep in the bag.
From making an omelet to getting some sleep, a little change in the mercury can make a big difference
While the quintessential pairing of ripe tomatoes and lettuce is certainly enjoyable, a good salad can be so much more. Adding fruits, nuts, and other well-chosen ingredients offers a welcome change. More importantly, incorporating a few more nutritious ingredients is an easy way to serve a more healthful dish.
Dear FSB: In a marketplace that increasingly views our business as nothing but a commodity, how can a small commercial construction business attract new clients and make a real profit?
According to business school tradition, the route to the top involves a mid-career hiatus to take an MBA before forging ahead into the boardroom. But there is another way -- the undergraduate path.
How to deal with sticky money scenarios involving friends, waitstaff, acquaintances, and nannies
The approach of flu season sends many people scurrying for vaccinations and vitamins. But what if you could avoid the flu and other viruses simply by getting dressed? That's the idea behind two garments that are part of the "Glitterati" clothing line designed by Olivia Ong, a senior design major at Cornell University.
Like most incoming college freshman, 18-year-old Aleksandr Kazachkov cannot wait for the freedom and new friends, as well as the chance to prove that he can responsibly live on his own. But before he can officially call Cornell University in Ithaca, New York his home, he must complete an hour-long online alcohol prevention course.
If the food hasn't been grown within 100 miles of where we live -- we won't buy it. That is the pledge concerned foodies across the country are taking for the entire month of September.
A machine for the home that can make anything, even itself sounds like the dream of a science fiction fan, but a device using open source software developed at Cornell University has been designed to do just that. Could it represent the dawn of the arts and crafts movement for the digital age or open the gateway to the destruction of intellectual property rights and copyright?
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The Chinese company accused by a U.S. government agency of supplying hazardous materials found in recalled pet food shot back Tuesday, calling claims by U.S. officials "rumors" and reporting that samples of the substance had been sent to labs for testing.
The wet pet food recall that has killed at least 14 animals and sickened hundreds extended into the dry pet food market Friday.
A chemical used in rat poison was found in recalled pet food that has killed several animals and sickened hundreds of others, the food laboratory of New York state and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University said in a news conference Friday.
The configuration of an office can have a dramatic impact on how employees do their jobs. No secret there.
Something amazing happened on Oct. 24. For the first time in modern history, a stock closed above $100,000, as Berkshire Hathaway's A shares ended the trading day at $100,600. For the price of a si...
Three years ago, game design executive American McGee felt a tingling sensation in his hands during a usual 12-hour workday at his computer.
The configuration of an office can have a dramatic impact on how employees do their jobs. No secret there.
Spectacular new images of Mars could reveal clues about tens of millions of years of the red planet's history.
Ankur Moitra has hit the internship jackpot.
Micromanaging will do more than annoy employees; it will slow your growth. A recent study by Cornell University, sponsored by the Gevity Institute, a human resources outsourcing firm in Bradenton, ...
The next time you have a big financial decision to make, have someone tell you a joke first. Cornell University psychology professor Alice M. Isen has found that positive affect--that is, being in ...
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - You don't need to be a statistician to realize that economic growth in the past 20 years hasn't lifted everyone's boat equally.
Dear Annie: I am a 35-year-old woman CPA with extensive experience in finance and accounting. Now that the job market in my field seems to have picked up, I've been looking around for a better job, and I'm noticing something that keeps happening over and over again.
New research suggests that women managers who have kids are less likely to be hired, and if they are hired, they're likely to be paid less than those who don't have children.
While pending motherhood itself can be a stressful time, working women have the added pressure of breaking the news to employers while trying to decipher just what benefits they are entitled to receive.
Extra-quick service is great when you're starving and can't wait another minute to bite into the filet mignon. Other than that, a new study says restaurants risk losing customers if they rush them through their casual dining experience.
As summer temperatures rise and air conditioners get turned on, chilly office temperatures can lead to tiffs in the workplace, according to a report published Wednesday.
An ivory-billed woodpecker -- widely believed to be extinct and whose last confirmed sighting was 60 years ago -- is alive in Arkansas, according to a research paper released Thursday.
Mars scientists and engineers are elated about a dust-busting blast that has struck the Spirit rover at its Gusev crater exploration site.
Cornell University chemists are looking for ways to take the petroleum out of plastics. And nature has provided one green alternative, in the form of oranges.
Make love, not money. That was the most unusual message of a research note this summer from stock strategist James Montier at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, urging his well-heeled clients to set a...
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Sometimes you know when you're being charmed. But it's not always so apparent.
The Mars rover Opportunity is perched above a crater that researchers said could open up a window into the mysterious -- and possibly wet -- history of the Red Planet.
American workers should stop trying to be heroes and just stay home when they're sick-- it could be cheaper for their employers, according to a study.
Nobody on the Mars rover science teams expected quick answers. But now the reality of the task is clear. Pinning down whether there was ever standing or running water at the landing sites of the twin Mars rovers is going to take some time. And the eager public will just have to wait, mission scientists made clear yesterday.
The Mars rover Opportunity is sending fresh data, including new photographs taken on the vehicle's parachute trip to the planet's surface, to mission control.
Remember when we last had it so good? Maybe you don't. That's because the U.S. unemployment rate hasn't been this low--4.1% in February--in 30 years, and it's been under 5% for almost three years. ...
Picking up where we left off last time (June 21) with astute comments from readers, let's start with an irksome irony: According to many of you human resources managers and consultants out there, c...
With $1,000 watches selling briskly and luxury SUVs crowding the better suburbs, it's getting tougher to keep up with the Joneses. Cornell University economist Robert Frank warns that Luxury Fever,...
Running Hotel Ezra Cornell is like nothing you ever did in college unless you happen to be a hotelie--a graduate of Cornell University's hotel-management school. For one weekend each year students ...
Summer's almost here, and you're afraid your high school or college kid is going to waste it playing Nintendo 64 and munching on stale potato chips? Not to worry. Employment counselors say there's ...
The average U.S. household spends untold hours and $710 a year in search of the suburbanite's Holy Grail: a lawn as green as the neighbors' envy. Problem is, much of that time and money is wasted, ...
Okay, so maybe most of them aren't as vicious as the Uberbitch played by TV actress Heather Locklear on Melrose Place. But the latest crop of MBAs does seem a trifle...aggressive. When Cornell Univ...
Scientists don't feel sympathy for the middle managers of the 1990s; they feel empathy. While the number of Ph.D.s awarded in all sciences increased to nearly 19,500 in 1993, up 25% from 1983, the ...
You may have heard the contrarian investing idea that when a stock stops paying a dividend, it's likely to be a terrific buy. The theory: As conservative shareholders sell in disgust, the stock plu...
The greatest wealth transfer in history is supposedly under way as middle-aged baby-boomers inherit the assets amassed by their parents. How big will the booty be? Huge, to be sure, but not nearly ...
IT HAPPENED, AMAZINGLY, just three years ago: The Industrial Age gave way to the Information Age. In 1991 companies for the first time spent more on computing and communications gear -- the capital...
The armies of insect pests that destroy crops are winning. This despite the fact that, according to researchers at Cornell University, the U.S. uses 33 times as much pesticide as in the 1940s and t...
Staying cool in the face of catcalling fans and big-hitting opponents is part of the basic job description for anyone hoping to pitch in the big leagues. By that measure, H. Laurance Fuller, 52, a ...
If you have time off coming, and the prospect of pina coladas on the beach fills you with dread, you might want to consider an educational vacation. Your options include anything from a seal-watchi...
A West German advertisement for Lufthansa airlines pictures a middle-aged mechanic and four young apprentices examining an airplane engine below the tag line ''Whoever wants to fly high needs a sol...
SOMETIME in the mid-1990s Americans will have just two gargantuan emporiums in which to shop. One will be east of the Mississippi River and one west, each extending over hundreds of miles and numer...
While blue-chip stocks have more than doubled since the bull market began in 1982, so-called shadow stocks -- issues ignored by most analysts -- have done even better. In fact, these comparatively ...
HOLY SUPERCOW! Within a couple of years, daily injections may induce a cow to churn out 10% to 40% more milk almost overnight. Monsanto, American Cyanamid, Eli Lilly, and Upjohn are among those wor...
ITHACA, New York -- Every fall, one in six undergraduate students at Cornell University takes Psychology 101. The introductory psychology class, taught by Professor James Maas, fills the university...
ITHACA--For the last 35 years, one course in Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration has had the reputation of being one of the easier A's in the Ivy League . . . Hotel Administration 1...
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