Jan. 24 called worst day of the year

The model is: [W + (D-d)] x TQ M x NA The equation is broken down into seven variables: (W) weather, (D) debt, (d) monthly salary, (T) time since Christmas, (Q) time since failed quit attempt, (M) low motivational levels and (NA) the need to take action. –Jan. 24 called worst day of the year (MSN) April may be the cruellest month, but British psychologist Cliff Arnall calculates that Jan 24…

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Google gears up for a free-phone challenge to BT

The company behind the US-based internet search engine looks set to launch a free telephone service that links users via a broadband internet connection using a headset and home computer. –Elizabeth Judge –Google gears up for a free-phone challenge to BT (Times Online) The acronym BT isn’t explained in the article… from the context, I’m assuming something like “British Telecom”? An interesting detail from midway through the article… Around the world,…

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Princeton Cracks Down on Grade Inflation

In a move students protested last year, Princeton became the first elite college to cap the number of A’s that can be awarded. Previously, there was no official limit to the number of A’s handed out, and nearly half the grades in an average Princeton class have been A-pluses, A’s or A-minuses. Now, each department can give A’s to no more than 35 percent of its students each semester. Princeton’s…