Andreas Milano

Why Mariah Carey Went By ‘Debby’ Early In Her Career

Mariah Carey has a lot of different nicknames. Everyone knows her by her name, her fans call her “Mimi,” and her immense talent has led to people calling her “The Voice” and “Songbird.” You have to be a pretty big diva to live up to these names, and Carey has certainly done so, from her extravagant backstage demands to her memetic feud with Jennifer Lopez.

At the same time, she has the talent, and she’s put in the work, so her fans — dubbed Lambs — are willing to eat up whatever Mimi serves them. But Carey might not have

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College debt worsens the racial wealth gap

The Alexanders are not outliers: Higher education is supposedly the ticket to a better future, and it usually translates to a larger salary regardless of race, according to a 2011 study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. But college does not pay off for Black students the way it does for White students. At virtually every step — from taking out loans to facing a racist job market to dealing with repayment plans — Black students and their families have disadvantages. As a result, the Black-White wealth gap widens.

Black college graduates

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University Of Kentucky Mistakenly Sends 500,000 Acceptances

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky mistakenly sent acceptance emails to 500,000 high school seniors for a program that usually accepts about three dozen students a year.

The school followed up with another email less than 24 hours later and apologized for its mistake, citing a “technical issue,” WLEX-TV reported.

“Only a handful of those on the prospect list had been admitted to UK,” UK spokesman Jay Blanton said. “The vast majority had not, nor had the vast majority of these students expressed an interest in the program. Nevertheless, we regret the communication error and have sent

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Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists

Polje, nappe, vuggy, psammite. Some scientists who study caves might not bat an eye, but for the rest of us, these terms might as well be ancient Greek.

Specialized terminology isn’t unique to the ivory tower — just ask a baker about torting or an arborist about bracts, for example. But it’s pervasive in academia, and now a team of researchers has analyzed jargon in a set of over 21,000 scientific manuscripts. They found that papers containing higher proportions of jargon in their titles and abstracts were cited less frequently by other researchers. Science communication —

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Higher Ground Education Raises $30M Series D and Acquires Award-Winning FreshGrade Platform to Accelerate ‘Montessori Everywhere’ Mission

LAKE FOREST, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Higher Ground Education, Inc., the leading network of schools dedicated to Montessori education, today announced it has raised $30M USD in Series D funding and acquired the award-winning digital portfolio and assessment platform, FreshGrade. The new financing, led by Learn Capital, will fund the next phase of Higher Ground’s “Montessori Everywhere” strategy by enabling continued investments in curriculum development, training, technology, and global growth.

“With all the challenges this past year has brought, it has also created a window to do something dramatically different in education,” said Ray Girn, Founder and CEO of

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High school baseball: All-time career home run leaders

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa thrilled Major League Baseball fans in 1998 with their race to break Roger Maris’s home run record. High school baseball has its own version of the McGwire-Sosa battle when Jeff Clement of Marshalltown (Iowa) and James Peterson of Winterset (Iowa) competed in 2002 to become the nation’s all-time home run leader.

Clement entered his senior season with 59 career home runs, including 21 in both his freshman and sophomore season. Peterson, meanwhile, started his junior season 12 home runs behind Clement, but closed the gap to one, 59-58, after out homering Clement 28-17 during their

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