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Lower GPAs and Higher Graduation rates when Parents help pay for College

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers found that students who got financial help from their parents when attending college were more likely to graduate, but with lower grade point averages (GPAs). The study results will be published in the February issue of the American Sociological Review.

Laura T. Hamilton, a sociology professor at the University of California, Merced, studied what impact financial assistance from parents had on students’ grades and graduation rates. The good news is that parents who supported their child financially in college were best at avoiding serious academic trouble. However, at the same time earning good grades also diminished.

CareerBuilder predicts where the Jobs will be in 2013

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(Best Syndication News) – As the economy continues to recover, more jobs will become available, according to research published by nation’s largest employment website. CareerBuilder released their 2013 U.S. annual hiring forecast and they detail where the jobs will be this year. They expect hiring manages to employ slightly more full-time permanent employees in 2013 – 26 percent of the total number employed compared to 23 percent in 2012.

CareerBuilder hired Harris Interactive to survey 2,600 hiring managers and 3,900 workers over several industries and company sizes. The survey was conducted between November 1 and November 30, 2012.

Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, explained that over 60 percent of the responding employers said that they were in a better financial position than they were last year; forty percent reported increased sales over the last six months.

Having too many Facebook Friends can be Stressful

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(Best Syndication News) - Having bundles of friends on Facebook may sound cool, but a new report suggests that the more social the person is online the more stressful social media becomes. The report from the University of Edinburgh Business School found that adding employers, parents, and more groups of people into their Facebook friends circle, the more likely a person will be stressed from the activity.

The stress factor comes out when the user is sharing their life on Facebook that might not be acceptable to some of their online social circles. Usually this behavior involved swearing, being reckless, drinking, or smoking.

Heart attack risk goes up when income goes down

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(Best Syndication News) - Being unemployed can increase the risk for having an acute myocardial infarction, which is commonly known as a heart attack. The risk is increased if the person is unemployed, suffered multiple job losses, and has short times without work. The study results were published in the JAMA Network publication, Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine.

The stress of losing a job is evident for many adults in the United States. The researchers wanted to see if there was a relationship between job loss and an increased risk for heart attacks.

Hostess Brands closing down Operations

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(Best Syndication News) - Hostess Brands Inc. announced that they would be seeking approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to close their business and liquidate their assets. The liquidation would involve selling off their iconic brands and facilities. The company announced that the bakery operations at the various plants will stop. However, the company will continue to operate Hostess Brand retail stores for several days after November 16, 2012 to sell products that have already been baked.

Only four days earlier, on November 12, Hostess Brands closed three plants because of a nationwide strike initiated by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). The company warned workers that if they did not return to normal production by 5 p.m. EST on November 15, that they would be forced to liquidate their business. On the night of November 15, the company decided that not enough of their employees returned to work.

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