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Three states get a pass

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Kentucky, Tennessee, and...Indiana. Indiana? Honorable mentions go to North Carolina's Blue Ridge and South Carolina's High Wire. From Esquire.
THE BEST WHISKEYS IN EVERY STATE RIGHT NOW
A whole lot of people think bourbon can only legally be made in Kentucky. That's not true. But the oft-repeated myth shows how indelible the relationship between Kentucky and bourbon is, a relationship that dates back to Alexander Hamilton and a despised whiskey tax that drove distillers from the mid-Atlantic region to the friendlier Southern state.  The absolute best whiskey in America still comes out of Kentucky, whether you believe it is Pappy Van Winkle, George T. Stagg, or perhaps a more offbeat selection. Likewise, Jack Daniels is, if not the best, the most famous whiskey in America, and the best-selling too. Jack has stamped Kentucky's neighbor to the south, Tennessee, as another state uniquely linked with the good stuff.  But what about whiskeys from other states? Are any worth …

Happy National Rum Day!

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From Visually.

The top cities for college grads

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Include Houston (#1) and Dallas (#5) in Texas. I might have thought Nashville or Charlotte might have made the list. From CBS Money Watch.
5 U.S. cities where college grads can thrive Ah, spring -- the weather warms, the future brightens and an army of freshly minted college graduates fans out across America to apply their dreams and degrees to the working world. Whether those dreams take flight or crash to the ground depends, of course, on the individual. But the location where that person chooses to live can play a significant role.  To that end, Bankrate analyzed the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. to see how conducive they are to launching young careers. "It's important to remember your job isn't your life. You want to be happy where you are, and you want to be able to afford where you're living," said Sarah Berger, who writes about finance and budgeting for Bankrate under the moniker The Cashlorette.

The Dark Triad?

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Sounds like a run-down bar from Harry Potter. Still, is it any wonder psychopaths are drawn to study business? Marketing seems a natural fit. But, it's another study from outside the U.S. From MSN.Com.
Psychopaths Are Most Likely To Study This In College
Psychopathy is a real mental health condition that often goes undetected in people, which means you could be living next to, or with, a psychopath and not even know it. So how do you tell a psychopath from your average Joe? Well, according to a new study, it may help to see what they studied in college; psychopaths are more likely to be into business courses.   The study, published online in Personality and Individual Differences, found that individuals with the Dark Triad traits (narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism) are more likely to have studied business and economics. These results show that your personality, particularly having a “dark” personality, may influence your educational choices.  The findings are based on a…

Happy National Left Hander's Day!

Infographic Friday

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Win early

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Lose late. The grain of salt taken with this study is that it looks at outcomes in Europe, not the U.S. Still, this is what we liberal arts graduates always preach. From The Atlantic.
The Downside to Career and Technical Education Yet new international research points to a significant downside of such programs: Students may benefit early in their careers, but are harmed later in life as the economy changes and they lack the general skills necessary to adapt.  The study raises concerns about the trade-offs that could come with significantly expanding career and technical training in the United States—at least any version that substitutes for broad knowledge and skills transferable across jobs.  “Individuals with general education initially face worse employment outcomes but experience improved employment probability as they become older relative to individuals with vocational education,” write four researchers in the study, which appeared in the winter 2017 issue of the peer-reviewed Jo…

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Those zany Millennials

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Maybe all they really want is job security. Who doesn't? From CBSNews.com.
What millennials really want in the workplace
Different surveys have widely varying opinions on the millennial generation -- those between the ages of 18 and 30 who are entering or already in the workforce. Some imply this is a group of slackers living in their parents' basements. Others show them as ambitious, hardworking and struggling to pay off college debt with several part-time jobs.  How do they see themselves? A new report from the blog Squared Away shows a lot of "youthful optimism" among this generation. But is it justified?  "The changing job market is making it increasingly difficult for young adults to get their careers off to the right start," said Kim Blanton, writer and editor for Squared Away at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.  That's because the employment landscape is changing. Millennials are often accused of changing jobs just to earn mor…

Save the date!

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Happy National Lighthouse Day!

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From Visually.

Infographic Friday

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16 Ways to Stay Cool When Sleeping [Infographic] by the team at NeoMam

Cheap eats?

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Where's the funnel cake? From Travel + Leisure.

The Best Cheap Eats in Every State Tennessee  Ribs are a dish you want to be sure to try in Memphis, but getting them on the cheap can be tough.   That's why Khan recommends going for the rib sandwich at Payne's BBQ, where you'll get slow-cooked ribs sliced and topped with barbeque sauce and stuffed into a bun at $7.

It's my party

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And I'll raise tuition if I want to....Could the optics be any worse for the UC Board of Regents? From The Daily Beast.

University of California’s Board of Regents Partied Hard, Billed the State, Then Raised Tuition
On the night of Jan. 25, members of the University of California’s Board of Regents piled into San Francisco’s lavish Intercontinental Hotel for a dinner party. By the end of the night, the 65-person party had racked up a $17,600 bill, or roughly $271 per diner—which they charged to the university. The next day, the same Regents voted to raise tuition by 2.5 percent or $336 for each in-state student.  From 2012 until May 17, 2017, the UC Board of Regents expensed luxury banquets totalling over $225,000, the San Francisco Chronicle first reported Sunday. University President Janet Napolitano’s office reimbursed the dinners in full, using UC funding. The news comes in the wake of a damning state audit that revealed $175 million in undisclosed funds belonging to Napolitano…

Some good news

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For Memphis. You're safer there than you might believe. However, Detroit and New Orleans offer more danger. From MSN.com.

The American Cities That Are Not as Dangerous as You Think
SAFER: MEMPHIS If you're a country-music fan or you grew up listening to Elvis on repeat, then venturing to this Tennessee town is probably on your bucket list. Even though Graceland is definitely a place you'll want to snap a selfie to show your grandma, SmarterTravel doesn't recommend you linger in the area after dark. They advise being mindful of your belongings and locking your car up when you visit the mansion during the day, too, just to be extra safe.  Another note from Smarter Travel: 'When you want to check out the attractions downtown, you'll find that many of them are in close enough proximity to each other to make it practical to walk. However, there are cabs and trolleys that will get you safely to your destination, as well. It's safer to use a cab or trolley at night,…