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– The majority of new graduates are struggling to secure careers, as the unemployment rate among them is the highest ever recorded at 9.1 percent. It’s a fact that could not come at a more unfortunate time, considering they are also facing more student loan debt than any class before them/ According to a new study by the Project on Student Debt, two-thirds of students who graduated in 2010 are facing steep student loan debt. Read more here.

– The Occupy Colleges movement, comprised of students who express solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, called for young people across the country to join a national event this week. Find out here why students and professors participate in the National Student Solidarity Teach-In.

– Wake up — it might improve your G.P.A.! A recent study shows that students who drag themselves out of bed to get to an early class actually have better grades. Believe it or not, students with 8 a.m. classes tend to have more regular sleep patterns and stricter daily routines — which could account for their better grades. Learn why alcohol also plays a role here.

– President Barack Obama said Wednesday that help is on the way for college graduates who are drowning in student loans. The President said he will speed up a plan to cap student loan payments at 10 percent of income. It was slated to start in 2014, but it will now start in 2012. Student debt will also now be forgiven after 20 years, instead of 25 years under current law. Paying off more than one loan? Find out how you could bundle here.



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National

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U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Local

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A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.

National

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.

National

Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Movies

Review: Brett Ratner's big 'Hercules' movie is small…

The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

As a New Yorker, I’ve mastered the art of focusing my gaze straight ahead. Though it occasionally piques my interest, the absurdities that play out…

U.S. Soccer

Orlando City takes shot at NYCFC over Frank…

Orlando City reminded the world how big a signing Brazilian star Kaka earlier this month with a photo of Kaka mobbed by fans juxtaposed against Lampard.

NBA

Jeremy Lin says 'Linsanity' is over as he…

Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA two years ago with his play for the Knicks but he has no desire to recreate "Linsanity" in his new career with the Lakers.

NFL

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U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.