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Your Kind Is Not Welcome Here

Some of the most familiar and weirdest of the dress code signs, ranging from coyly prejudiced to just plain bizarre

About a week ago, in an effort to curb shoplifting and robbery, a number of stores in Harlem began displaying signs prohibiting anyone in a hoodie or ski mask from entering. The postings dubiously claimed that anyone dressed in such a manner would be “trespassing.” But critics claim the signs are discriminatory, bumbling attempts to profile a particular class of young men in a city where, frankly, it’s pretty cold this time of year—unless you work on Wall Street, hoodies are practically de rigueur.

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Can Harvard's New Innovation Lab Crank Out Entrepreneurs?

The lab of fresh ideas and collaboration is set to open this fall.

It looks like Harvard is taking its goal of producing the next Mark Zuckerberg pretty seriously. The university is moving full-steam ahead with plans for the Harvard Innovation Lab, a school-wide incubator of fresh thinking and entrepreneurship that's set to launch later this year. The goal is to "foster team-based and entrepreneurial activities and deepen interactions among students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members" of the greater Boston community.

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Why We Should Make It Easier for High School Grads to Take a "Gap Year"

When students take a year off before college to gain real-world experience, everyone wins.

Should more American students take a year off between high school and college to gain real-world experience, tangible skills, and some maturity? That's the thinking behind "gap years," a purposefully planned year of volunteer work and internships. Although they're growing in popularity in the States, they're still not as common here as they are in some other parts of the developed world. But after 12 years of studying, maybe encouraging graduates to take a year off and apply that book learning isn't a bad idea.

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