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Maryland Is the 2nd-Most Charitable State in the Nation

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Have you donated time, money, or other resources over the past year to help make the neighborhood/city/world a better place? If so, you’re in good company–Marylanders are some of the most charitable people in the country, according to Forbes.

Maryland Named One of the Country’s Most Fraudulent States

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Website 24/7 Wall St. has conducted an analysis of a recent report by the Federal Trade Commission on fraud complaints and has identified the top ten states for fraud.  Maryland comes in fourth.  Here’s what the website had to offer about the Old Line State:

Maryland had the third-greatest level of fraud reports excluding identity theft, with 547 complaints per 100,000 residents. The state ranks ninth for identity theft complaints, with 86.3 complaints per 100,000 population. Maryland has the fifth highest rate of fraud regarding debt collection at 56.2 complaints per 100,000 population. In the identity theft category, the most common complaint is employment-related fraud.

Read more: America’s Worst States for Fraud – 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2012/04/11/americas-worst-states-for-fraud/#ixzz1rpkAZ8k2

 

The Class of 2015: Different From You and Me

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You may want to sit down for this one:  the freshmen you see moving into dorms this week were for the most part born in 1993, have always had access to the internet, and — perhaps most disturbingly — Ferris Bueller is old enough to be their father (if he weren’t fictional, that is).

You can thank Beloit College for these factoids, which come from its annual Mindset List, a catalog of the disturbingly speedy way that references change, worldviews shift, and generation gaps gape. Some of the list’s most startling items below:

For the Class of 2015,

  • Andre the Giant, River Phoenix, Frank Zappa, Arthur Ashe and the Commodore 64 have always been dead.
  • The only significant labor disputes in their lifetimes have been in major league sports.
  • There have nearly always been at least two women on the Supreme Court, and women have always commanded U.S. Navy ships.
  • More Americans have always traveled to Latin America than to Europe.
  • The Communist Party has never been the official political party in Russia.
  • Women have always been kissing women on television.
  • Their older siblings have told them about the days when Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera were Mouseketeers.
  • Music has always been available via free downloads.
  • Public schools have always made space available for advertising.
  • They’ve always wanted to be like Shaq or Kobe: Michael Who?
  • Refugees and prisoners have always been housed by the U.S. government at Guantanamo.
  • The New York Times and the Boston Globe have never been rival newspapers.

Read the whole list here.

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