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The future of higher education could be less humanities classes, and how to avoid rising flight fees

The future of higher education could be less humanities classes, and how to avoid rising flight fees
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Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! We made it through another week. Check out today’s top personal finance stories before heading out to the weekend.

The depressing reason women out-earn men in these 7 places in the U.S.

Men are paid more than women in nearly all of these 2,700 counties, with just a handful of exceptions.

This public college wants to cut English, history — and 11 other liberal arts majors

Could this be the future of higher education?

One side effect of being young, female and sick: People won’t believe you

The author of a new book about being young, female and sick would know: She had thyroid cancer, two hip surgeries, a severe allergic reaction that almost killed her and Lyme disease, all in her 20s.

What time is the $455 million Powerball drawing — and the $345 million one for Mega Millions?

Both lotteries last had jackpot winners in January.

Flight fees are on the rise — here’s how to avoid them

New tools have emerged to help navigate the confusing classes of tickets.

Weekend roundup: Warning sign from Home Depot | Bitcoin’s ride | Side effect of being young, female and sick

The market looks ahead and sees a worsening economy; a thoughtful piece on how men and women perceive others’ suffering.

My sister lent my father the down payment for his home and put her name on the mortgage — then he refinanced

She’s concerned her sister will end up carrying the can for the down payment.

From 53 matches to 4 dates: What a month on Tinder is really like

A dating app user quantified his experience looking for love.

These are the happiest countries in the world

A global ranking of the best locations for your well-being.

The world’s best bar bottles its own Irish whiskey

New York’s Dead Rabbit capitalizes on popularity of Irish category.

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