Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Brooke Lea Foster April 09, 2015 WHEN ANA BARROS first stepped into Harvard Yard as a freshman, she felt so out of place she might as well have had the words “low income” written on her forehead. A girl from Newark doesn’t belong in a place like Harvard, she thought, as she marveled at how green the elms were, how quaint the cobblestone streets. Back home, where her family lives in a modest house bought from Habitat for Humanity, there wasn’t always money for groceries, and the world seemed gray, sirens blaring at all hours. Her parents, who immigrated to the New York area from Colombia before she was born, spoke Spanish at home. It was at school that Barros learned English. A petite 5-foot-2 with high cheekbones and a head of model-worthy hair, Barros found out in an e-mail that she’d been accepted to Harvard — a full … [Read more...] about What is it like to be poor at an Ivy League school?
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Never has there been so much interest in information around exchanging a British driving licence for a French one. That's down to the UK government issuing a warning notice to Brits in France and around Europe about the possibility that their British driving licences will no longer be valid in France, if there is no Brexit agreement between London and the EU. One way around this of course is to simply take the step of exchanging a British licence for a French one, which shouldn't in theory be too much of a problem, although for some there are snags. (Scroll down to read about the problems The Local France's editor had exchanging his licence) The government's warning notice also alerted Brits to the fact that if they want to change their licence then they should really do it right now because after March 2019 they may no longer be able to and may have to undergo a driving test in France in order to get a new licence. All this is if there is no deal of course. But exchanging your … [Read more...] about What you need to know if you exchange your British driving licence for a French one
Car insurance can be a source of stress for many motorists - and that's before you find yourself relying on it. Picture: Getty Images/Stockbyte Platinum Archant Car insurance can stress many of us out - yet few complain. James Walker of Resolver.co.uk explains five of the most common gripes from motorists. James Walker, from Resolver. Picture: SuppliedAccording to recent reports, the cost of insuring a car dropped this year. But before you put out the bunting and start celebrating, motor insurance is still at almost record levels. I’m always being asked about motor insurance problems – from scooters to caravans as well as cars. Yet, weirdly, people are often really reluctant to make a complaint about a claim that hasn’t been resolved to their satisfaction. So just for the record: your insurer can’t punish you for complaining about a claim.Don’t be disheartened. It’s dead easy and loads of complaints get upheld – and there’s the free … [Read more...] about James Walker of Resolver.co.uk: The five biggest complaints about car insurance
1. Get a three-month headstart (at least) Competition is fierce when it comes to renting an apartment in Paris, so get planning early. For the short-term stays we recommend that you book your apartment at least three months before, or six months for the long-term stays. If you do it too late, you might miss an opportunity - not to mention that some owners might think that you're going to change your mind seeing as you'd be operating at the last minute. Photo: AFP 2. Learn the prices per square metre across Paris The price for your surface area changes in different parts of the city, and this is good to know when you're figuring out your budget. The price per sqm is highest in the 1st arrondissement of Paris (at €30.70 per sqm), for example, while it's lowest in the 19th arrondissement at €22.80. Most people think that they need to break the bank to live in a big Paris apartment, … [Read more...] about Renting in Paris: Ten things you need to know about apartment hunting
By Emily Flitter and Alan Rappeport, New York Times Updated 4:48 pm, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Photo: Carolyn Kaster /Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell looks to his notes as he speaks during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Federal bank regulators on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping plan to soften the Volcker Rule, opening the door for banks to resume some trading activities restricted as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. less In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell looks to his notes as he speaks during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Federal ... more Photo: Carolyn Kaster /Associated Press Big banks to get … [Read more...] about Big banks to get reprieve from Volcker rule