Top affordable destinations you can choose to study abroad

Access to education is one of the basic rights of people across the world, and many are extremely lucky to have had the chance to complete at least high school. However, when it comes to pursuing higher education from reputed institutions, especially those that are based in an international destination, there are only few who can afford to study abroad in the destination of their choice. Although there are several student loans and scholarships made available for young scholars who demonstrate academic excellence, there are external factors like cost and…

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act would endanger Americans’ health

Last month, President Barack Obama signed into law a bipartisan measure revolutionizing biomedicine in the United States that I co-authored: the 21st Century Cures Act. While writing that bill with Republican Fred Upton of Michigan, I learned what this country’s researchers, heath care providers, patients and private-sector stakeholders needed to modernize the federal approach to biomedicine — changes that will lead to better, faster treatment and cures. When the bill was signed into law, it was praised — including by this paper— for demonstrating that Congress can get big, important…

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Ladies of country music bring affordable fashion to fans

A new generation of country musicians — mostly young and female — is changing the look of fashion in Music City with clothing lines designed with fans in mind. Fashion has tended to be exaggerated and designed for the screen or the stage. Consider Dolly Parton’s body-hugging denim and rhinestones, Loretta Lynn’s sparkly ball gowns, or Shania Twain’s midriff-bearing leopard outfit. “I think country artists, mainly women, have always really dressed well,” said Karen Fairchild of the Grammy-winning vocal group Little Big Town. “It’s been over-the-top and full of fabulous…

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Top 10 Free and Affordable Mental Health and Counseling Resources

This week’s roundup isn’t so much a top 10, since this isn’t ranked, and there’s way more than we can cover, but here are ten of our favorite mental health resources to keep handy for you or someone you love who may need someone to talk to, whatever the reason. 10. Dial 211 Not enough people know that most municipal areas have a 211 service you can dial to find out about mental health, counseling, or other resources available in your community and beyond. We mentioned them in our guide…

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