How Do You Define Success?

There is no picture of success next to the definition in the dictionary. Coincidence? We think not.
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Blogger and novelist John Scalzi wrote a moving piece this past winter titled “How I Knew I’d Made It,” about … well, the moment he knew he was doing pretty well in his career. He says it was when he bought a tank of gas and didn’t worry about how much it cost. Just being able to fill up and know that whether he was spending on gas today didn’t really matter. He finally had the cash flow to not be constantly worried about overdrafts.…

Would Becoming Homeless Be A Good Strategy To Cut Costs?

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A couple weeks ago, Ken Ilgunas popped up on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (here’s the best clip from the interview, apparently). As you may recall, Ilgunas saved money during grad school by opting to live in a van.

So, is becoming homeless a good strategy to save money? Ilgunas might say so (though it’s not a good way to meet women); however, it depends on whom you ask. And, lucky for us, that’s kind of the point of a website like Quora.…

What Students Think of the Candidates’ Education Policies

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The presidential debates are underway, and many people (and some muppets) have made their opinions clear. But what do college students and recent alums think? SALT pulled together our community to share their opinions about President Obama and Governor Romney—especially when it comes to education costs. Here’s what their conversation sounded like.…

Why Students Chose Their College Majors

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Right now, many college freshmen are probably worrying about their first finals. However, a bigger test looms for some of them: declaring a major. You don’t have to be a freshman (or even in college) to wonder what you want to do with your life. SALT pulled together our community to share why they picked the specialties they did. Here’s what their conversation sounded like.…