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Coaches, Take Note: Praise Works

Not so shocking study shows people like to be told they’re doing a good job.

Social Security’s COLA At Stake In ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks? 

Monday the republicans plan for the ‘fiscal cliff’ was rejected. Part of the plan proposed the cost of living adjustment (COLA) is overstated and people are receiving more than they should. It’s unclear yet if a reduction will be part of the fiscal negotiations.

‘Everyone in US under virtual surveillance’ – NSA whistleblower

According to this article, the government has access to emails. Not just a few emails, but almost everyone’s.

About the author  ⁄ Amy Merrill

Amy Merrill

Amy is a senior at Boise State and the current news editor for The Arbiter. She crammed everything she possibly could into a single degree; a dual major in communication and English, a journalism emphasis and a political science minor. She is eager to earn what she calls, "that expensive piece of paper" on May 18, but in the meantime is focused on bringing campus as much news as humanly possible.