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What Happened at the Boston Tea Party? 

The Boston Tea Party is one of those historical events that most Americans know about, though for many the details are somewhat sketchy. (Spoiler alert: It wasn’t a party, and no tea was consumed, though it was the focus of the event.) The Boston Tea Party was actually a revolutionary statement to Parliament and the…

Criminal Justice
Best Degrees for Public Sector Careers

If you’re considering a career in the public sector, there are many directions you can take. The public sector is a broad term encompassing government, education, law enforcement, military, nonprofit, and other subsectors. Your choice will be governed primarily by a combination of your interests, credentials, and qualifications. Your interests are up to you. We’re…

Humanities
Exploring How Literature Intersects With Psychology 

Many of us enjoy a good book, and while we can usually identify what we like about it—interesting characters, an intriguing plot, the setting, etc.—we don’t always think more deeply about how those specific qualities connect with us. We certainly do feel them, however, and those evoked emotions are just one area in which psychology…

Business
What Is Energy Risk Management? 

Businesses face several dimensions of risk exposure and require proactive approaches to mitigate those risks. This business process is known as risk management (also referred to as Enterprise Risk Management – ERM), and it involves “identifying, assessing and controlling financial, legal, strategic and security risks to an organization’s capital and earnings.” In the energy industry,…

Business
8 Characteristics of an Effective Manager 

What makes a good manager? Whether you lead one or a hundred employees, the expertise and tone you bring to the workplace determines the success and happiness of your team.  In recent times, leadership roles have changed: The COVID pandemic and the rise of remote work have created unique situations requiring managers to possess more…

Business
By The Numbers: What Is an MBA Actually Worth? 

The MBA is the most popular graduate management degree in the world. According to a 2022 report by the Graduate Management Admission Council, 86% of graduates holding a Master of Business Administration were employed by the time of graduation.   Many students who pursue this degree do so because they seek to switch industries and catapult…

Business
A Brief History of Income Tax in the U.S. 

It’s the most dreaded day of the year for many Americans: April 15th. Tax Day. Their deadline to prove to the Internal Revenue Service that they paid the correct amount of taxes on their income during the previous year, show they overpaid and request a refund, or acknowledge they underpaid and submit the amount they…

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