Why College Freshmen May Feel Like Impostors On Campus
By: Steve Inskeep and Shankar Vedantam
October 16, 2013
Psychologist Greg Walton has found that a simple intervention can help many students get the most out of college. The trick is in helping students see that setbacks are temporary, and often don't have larger implications.
Sarah Ramirez left a high-prestige career to bring California's bounty of unsellable fruit to food banks in the state's Central Valley. Her grassroots organization is trying to address a regional conundrum: While many area farms end up with imperfect fruit that can't be sold to supermarkets, local farmworkers struggle to afford fresh produce.
After a decade of kicking the ball down the road, Congress appears ready to repeal its payment formula for Medicare and replace it with a whole new system. This time, doctors would be paid according to the quality of results they produce, rather than the number of services they provide.
Online communities are taking physical shape in the San Francisco Bay Area, where young professionals run modern-day communes. It makes economic sense. Census numbers show San Franciscans pay the highest rent in the country.
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