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College Students Would Give Up Sex for Digital Textbooks

They also say they'll eat mac-and-cheese for a whole month if they can go digital. (Yes, we're skeptical.)

Would you give up sex for an entire year in exchange for electronic textbooks? According to a new survey by education software company Kno, Inc., 70 percent of students say they'd prefer to have electronic books, and 25 percent say they're so tired of dragging around backpacks full of books that they'd willingly become celibate. For an entire year.

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Chicago Schools and Groupon Team Up to Help Needy Students

Have $12? Starting Tuesday, Chicago residents will be able to buy a Groupon daily deal that purchases school supplies for low income students.


Last month Chicago-based Groupon partnered with several local schools to teach students how to write copy for their daily deals. Now they're proving that their involvement in public education wasn't just a one-time thing. From Tuesday through Thursday, Chicago residents can use the site to buy a $12 daily deal that's actually a donation to cover the cost of school supply kits for the city's low-income students.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Kitz for Kids program will provide "glue, erasers, markers, storybooks, notebooks, rulers and pencils" for students. The need is certainly there—85 percent of the district's 409,000 students come from low income families, and over 15,000 students are homeless. Chicago Public Schools had already planned to purchase 6,000 kits for the city's neediest students, so the Groupon deal will certainly expand the effort.

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Recently, a woman named Nancy Smallwood passed by the storefront of Paperchase, a London stationer, and happened upon what she perceived to be a window display overrun with gender stereotypes. On the theme of back to school, girls wore aprons and used baking-themed stationary, while the boys were given "dangerous, exciting (and blue) shark themed stationary," wrote Smallwood, in a later complaint to the store's marketing director.

His response:

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