Amanda Ripley

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Last summer, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz made headlines with a big promise: he announced his company would team up with Arizona State University to  help Starbucks employees finish…

The Upwardly Mobile Barista

Last summer, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz made headlines with a big promise: he announced his company would team up with Arizona State University to help Starbucks employees finish…

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A public school in New Jersey fields 18 sports teams in a year, including golf and bowling. The campus has lush grass fields, six tennis courts and an athletic Hall of Fame.

Are America's Public Schools Too Much About Sports?

A public school in New Jersey fields 18 sports teams in a year, including golf and bowling. The campus has lush grass fields, six tennis courts and an athletic Hall of Fame.

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By early next week, the first batch of some 250 million  swine flu vaccine treatments  will be available free, paid for by the American government.

H1N1: What You Need to Know, What You Need to Do

By early next week, the first batch of some 250 million swine flu vaccine treatments will be available free, paid for by the American government.

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