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Education

You don't need a bachelor's degree to land a high-paying job

On average, a worker with a bachelor's degree will earn more than a worker who doesn't have one. But new research shows there are a lot of exceptions.

Snake Eyes Trouble
Embuscade Phoenix

The percussion ensemble Recap has released its striking debut album, Count to Five. Jacob Blickenstaff hide caption

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A young, all-women ensemble upends the percussion paradigm

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Think About Things Daði Freyr
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi Radiohead
Empire Line The National
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Soul Vibration J-Walk

"I am very conscious of the fact that these things that I've internalized are these kind of middle, upper middle-class white American milestones," says author Doree Shafrir about the societal pressures of the perfect job, marriage, and homeownership, "but that didn't make them any less real to me." Diana Ragland /Courtesy of the author hide caption

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A late bloomer makes the case for rejecting life's typical timeline

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Beloved children's author and wilderness enthusiast Gary Paulsen has died at 82

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Donuts Mogwai
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Eternal Love Trevor Something
Bimini Bay Tennis
Them Is Us Rival Consoles
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Inside Out Spoon
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