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'Hypnosis gastric bypass' success

Health - 9 hours 12 min ago
A dream vacation to Hawaii sounded like a nightmare to Julie Evans because it involved wearing a bathing suit. So when she got home, she vowed to change.
Categories: Health

Branson, business leaders seek Ukraine solution

Business News - 9 hours 13 min ago
Billionaire Richard Branson and 15 major business leaders from around the world want an end to the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

Twitter removes images of James Foley's death

Business News - 9 hours 21 min ago
Twitter is taking down images and video of the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

Don't Get Blindsided by the Sticker Shock of College

Features - 9 hours 29 min ago
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - When it comes to paying for college education, careful planning and budgeting are musts.

Just take a look at this -- as of 2012, college tuition has increased 1,120 percent -- far outpacing the price of consumer goods, medical expenses and food since records began in 1978, according to Bloomberg. In fact, average charges (tuition, fees, and room and board) at a public four-year college were $18,391 in 2013-14, according to the College Board (Trends in College Pricing report).

"As tuition costs continue to rise, and the national student loan debt hits $1 trillion, students are left wondering how they are able to afford the college education that is so vital to their future," says Mary Johnson, director of financial literacy and student aid policy at Higher One. "Finding a tuition payment plan might be a good alternative for some students and families."

For some, using a tuition payment plan can help budget and plan for the added expense of higher education. Students at more than 400 college campuses across the U.S. use CASHNet payment plans offered by Higher One. Currently, tuition payment plans:

* Allow students and families to spread payments over a semester or whole year for a small fee;

* Help families manage their cash flow;

* Charge less than short-term, high-interest borrowing such as credit cards, personal loans, or student loans;

* Allow families to keep earning interest on their money, instead of giving it to the institution upfront;

* Allow independent students who are working, to manage their tuition payments as part of a monthly budget.

Whatever payment options you choose to use for your college education, be sure to do your homework first. Ask questions like: How much interest will I pay? How long will I be making payments? How much will I be required to pay upfront? Will my post-degree pay be enough to meet my monthly payments? When am I required to begin paying back the loan?

For more information, visit www.higherone.com/cashnet.

Menopause: Qs you're not asking

Health - 9 hours 33 min ago
Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels.
Categories: Health

Can Armstrong ever be forgiven?

CNN - 9 hours 36 min ago
Sometimes sorry is not enough, and Lance Armstrong's "apologies" have left some of his former close friends recoiling in anger -- but others believe the disgraced cycling champion deserves a second chance.
Categories: National News

29 rockets, 20 minutes: Israel-Gaza truce broken

CNN World - 9 hours 50 min ago
An Israeli delegation has been ordered home from talks in Cairo aimed at ending the conflict in Gaza, a senior Israeli official says, after the Israeli military blamed militants in Gaza for breaking the truce. Hamas denies firing rockets.
Categories: International News

The babysitter costs HOW much?

Business News - 9 hours 54 min ago
It seems like a parental dream: A college-educated babysitter shows up, leads your kids through homework, dinnertime and a masterpiece art project, cleans the house and then gives you a report card of how the evening went.

Healthy school lunches put to test

Health - 9 hours 55 min ago
The USDA says 1 million fewer students nationwide are eating federal school lunches since nutrition guidelines were enacted in 2012.
Categories: Health

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano rumbles, could threaten air travel

CNN World - 9 hours 59 min ago
In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.
Categories: International News

'Michael Jackson' croc kills man

CNN World - 10 hours 2 min ago
A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory.
Categories: International News

Visually impaired kids play kickball

Health - 10 hours 14 min ago
This kickball team uses its hearing instead of eyesight to play the game.
Categories: Health

Guard's role in quelling unrest

CNN - 10 hours 23 min ago
They've served in every U.S. war since 1637. When natural disasters strike, they're often among the first to head to the epicenter.
Categories: National News

U.K. bank hit with $300 million New York fine

Business News - 10 hours 28 min ago
Standard Chartered Bank will pay $300 million for not meeting the terms of a money laundering settlement with the state of New York.

Patient being treated in California for possible Ebola exposure

CNN - 10 hours 44 min ago
Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.
Categories: National News

Look at me! 20 selfies of the week

CNN - 11 hours 41 min ago
Categories: National News

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Business News - 12 hours 41 min ago
Markets are struggling to take another step forward ahead of some big announcements.

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Business News - 12 hours 41 min ago
Markets are struggling to take another step forward ahead of some big announcements.
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