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Understanding Algorithms

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I’m interested in technology, but it’s not really what I’m good at (and it’s also not what I’m studying – probably a good thing for my grades!). So while I read about the latest technology and high-tech businesses in the news, I don’t always understand what th... More »

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Support for Anxiety

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I thought I would like college more than I do. I worked really hard in high school to get into a good school, but now that I’m here, I only feel more pressure. I want to get good grades so that I can get a good job, so I worry a lot about that. And I knew ever... More »

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Flying Blind

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The last semester of my senior year is finally here. Only a few months and some tough exams stand between graduation and me. I’m both excited and nervous about this chapter ending end and a new one beginning. My parents had cautioned me about time passing quic... More »

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Advanced Investing

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I have a few investments that I’ve inherited, and I plan to invest more when I graduate and get a job. I know that individual investors are generally advised to just stick to simple stuff and invest safely, but I also know that there are some famous investors ... More »

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Dressing Up a Dorm Room

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I live with my best friend in a dorm room here on campus. We love living together, but we wish there was more we could do about the space. It’s not a terrible spot (I’m not complaining about the accommodations!) but we’d both like to make it a bit more “our ow... More »

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Automate AML?

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I could use some advice settling a little debate with my roommate. We’re both college seniors getting ready to graduate this coming May. His degree is in accounting and mine is in computer science. He wants to become a licensed CPA, and I want to go to grad sc... More »

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Building a Stable Future

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I’m very worried about my financial future. My friends and family tell me that I have no reason to be – that I’m getting a great education and will have no trouble saving money and keeping myself in good financial shape. Still, I worry about it a lot. Maybe I... More »

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The Realities of Addiction

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I live a very clean life, but in my extended family, we have a lot of problems with drugs and alcohol. I feel very lucky to have been raised the way I was and to be free of those sorts of problems. But this also makes it difficult for me to understand why peop... More »

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How Does Bitcoin Work?

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Okay, I have a really basic question: what is Bitcoin, and how does it actually work? I understand that Bitcoin is supposed to be a currency, and that a lot of people are investing in it and making (and losing) lots of money. But I don’t really understand wha... More »

Delay Decay, Forever

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I recently went home to Edmonton, Canada, to visit family for the holidays. My older sister and brother-in-law had their toddler with them, which really enlivened the mood. Still being in college myself means I’m nowhere near ready to have kids or even conside... More »

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Hiking How-Tos

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In an effort to get healthy, I’ve decided to take up hiking next summer. I did a little hiking when I was a kid, but I haven’t really done much since. I’m a little nervous – I don’t think that I’m going to get lost, or anything, but I also don’t know how well ... More »

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Recreation on the Road

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My friends here at school and I have decided to take a trip together this summer. The consensus seems to be that we’re going to head on a road trip. I’m pretty excited, but I have to admit that I have some misgivings, too. Going on a road trip puts us in awful... More »