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Holy Smokes! Some People Spend 25% of Their Income on What?!

As far as bad habits go, smoking is a popular example of one to give up. Now there's a new report that makes a dramatic financial case for quitting: In New York State, low-income smokers are spending roughly one-quarter of their income on cigarettes.

Where Do the Most Spoiled Children in the U.S. Live?

Raising children is expensive, and depending on where you live, it can be much more so. We've examined the seven most costly child-rearing cities, and cross-checked them with a livability study to see if parents are really getting what they're paying for.

Why Public Universities Are a Bad Deal for Your Kids

Here's a higher education shocker: Thanks to tuition hikes at California's state universities on one hand, and Ivy League financial aid policies on the other, attending Harvard is actually the better deal for the Golden State's middle class students. And that's not just a West Coast phenomenon.

As Facebook Files for Its IPO, a Look Back

On Thursday, Facebook finally filed for its IPO. As the site that made it possible for you to reconnect with your third-grade girlfriend moves into the next phase of its life, we decided to look back at some of the high points in Facebook's brief but captivating history.

They Studied What?! 10 Stars' Surprising Graduate Degrees

Whether you're a famous singer, comedian or movie star, it never hurts to have a backup plan. Little surprise, then, that many entertainers have also pursued graduate degrees. But while some went for the obvious educational path, these 10 performers chose far more surprising options.

How to Get a Free College Education (With No Strings)

When future Apple CEO Steve Jobs dropped out of college, he didn't stop going to classes -- he just stopped paying for them. But when he audited a class, he had to be there. Today, an amazing array of educational opportunity can be found online.

Summers to Step Down as Obama's Economic Adviser

Lawrence Summers will step down from his role as President Obama's National Economic Council director and return to Harvard University after the midterm elections in November, according to reports.

Harvard No Longer in Talks to Sell Real Estate to China Fund

Harvard University is no longer in talks to sell real estate stakes to China%u2019s sovereign wealth fund, Bloomberg News reported. The school had been in talks with China Investment Corp. regarding the sale of real estate stakes worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Bloomberg News reported without naming its sources.