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11 Not-So-Famous People We Lost in 2012

It’s been a solemn year for the deaths of famous and significant people – and as always, many died who were less famous, but should be saluted nonetheless for their contributions to the world. Here are 11 of the lesser-known greats who passed this year. 1. Murray Lender: Bagel Tycoon Lender’s Bagels Historical Images Murray Lender, son of [...]

11 Offbeat College Essay Topics

As high school seniors across the country are hard at work on their college applications, let’s take a look at some of the stranger questions those wacky admissions officers have asked. 1. How do you feel about Wednesday? (University of Chicago, 2002) This topic was inspired by a student. However, it was optional. Students did not have [...]