Poll finds no competitive edge for graduates from highly selective colleges


    This fall’s crop of college freshmen needn’t fret if they were turned down by a more prestigious institution of higher learning.

    We speak with Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll, to find out what students should know when they reach for the Ivy League.

    According to extensive new research done with Purdue University, the biggest correlate to well-being and engagement later in life for college graduates is not the type of college they attended, but what happened while they were there. In fact, there is no edge for highly selective schools.

    Employees who email for work and who spend more hours working remotely outside of normal working hours are more likely to experience a substantial amount of stress on any given day than workers who do not exhibit these behaviors. Nearly half of workers who “frequently” email for work outside of normal working hours report experiencing stress “a lot of the day yesterday,” compared with the 36 percent experiencing stress who never email for work.

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    And bad news for the Tea Party. Fewer than half of Republicans now support them, a figure down by one-third from 2010.

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