Archive | January, 2011

Unemployment rate drops to 19-month low

Job seekers may have gotten a vote of confidence with this past month’s jobs report, as the unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 9.4 percent, the lowest it has been in the past 19 months. The Department of Labor announced that there were more than 103,000 jobs created during the month of December, which […]

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House passes COMPETES bill to be signed

The House of Representatives agreed to a stripped-down version of the America COMPETES Act from the Senate, which is designed to strengthen research, education and other federal agencies. Through the bill, there will be new programs that are focused on boosting math and science education. However, COMPETES does not provide any money toward agencies, and […]

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Study finds sleep helps lead to creative thinking through memory reorganization

Students who need to boost their creative thinking may want to consider getting more sleep, as a new study is suggesting that rest will not only make someone’s memory stronger, but may also help with creativity. According to research published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, sleep helps reorganize memories to help produce new and […]

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