Top Ten Oldest Universities Around the World

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The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars”. The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date…
Things You Didn't Know Had Names

48 Things You Didn't Know Had Names

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So that's what it's called!   1. Hi, I'm John Green. Welcome to my salon, this is mental_floss on YouTube. And this is my glabella - the area between my eyebrows. And that is just the first of many things that you may not have known…
Africa Roundup

Africa Roundup: eBay expands, Google CEO visits Lagos, Ghana enters space

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eBay opened up its U.S. platform to Africa through its partnership with MallforAfrica.com. Americans can now buy products on eBay from select vendors in six African countries, starting with merchandise categories of fashion, art, jewelry, and…
Married teacher

Married teacher arrested for having sex with teen student

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A married teacher was busted for allegedly raping a 16-year-old student as they carried on a romantic relationship, according to reports. Lindsey Jarvis, 27, allegedly had sex with the underage boy when she worked as a social studies teacher…

Oxford and Cambridge top world university rankings(Top World 20 Universities)

Two UK universities occupy the top spots in a global ranking for the first time. The University of Oxford is top of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with Cambridge University second, up from fourth place last year. A…
41 Things

41 Things You Should Never Say To Your Boss

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Your workplace may be casual, and you might be pretty tight with your boss, but that doesn’t mean there are no boundaries. Even if you feel like your boss has become a friend, you should always avoid saying these 41 things—unless you’re…
Being black

"I faked being black to get into med school"

'I faked being black to get into med school' Worried he couldn't compete against fellow Indian-Americans,…
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Married teacher jailed for sex with student on day of his 16th birthday

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A former Nebraska teacher has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for having sex with a student on his 16th birthday. Emily Lofing, 27, was charged with debauching a minor as the boy was 16 years old, the age of consent in Nebraska. Lofing did…
Meechy Monroe dead

Meechy Monroe dead: YouTube star famed for natural hair tutorials dies at 32

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A YouTuber who rose to fame for urging black women to embrace their natural hair has died at the age of just 32. Meechy Monroe died of brain cancer at a nursing home in Westmont in Illinois on 27 June. Monroe turned her…