I have no idea about their health benefits, but elderberries are my eating secret. In Peru, they are known as sauco and are used for the most amazing jams and pies. I think the moral here is that pie cures all, right? See: http://dpurafruta.blogspot.com/2012/01/receta-de-cheese-pie-de-sauco.html
@Mari D McKinsey does reports like these, and their recommendations are often bleak for students: cutting financial aid and adding more $$$$ making grad programs (despite classroom space, professor/administrative availability, student experience, etc). I agree that there should be more investigations into why costs are rising, but I'm not convinced that McKinsey and other business consulting firms are the right people to do it. See: See (http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2012/04/13/mckinsey-report-summary-sheds-light-moody-adams-resignation) If you are interested in donations, you should check to see if your donation can be used to specific funds--for example, my alma mater has the option to donate to unpaid internship stipends. I'd like to think my tiny donation is helping someone buy a metropass or maybe even lunch.
This is so wonderful. I also have incredibly generous, loving parents, and it is hard for them to understand that when I don't ask them for money or ask them to buy me things, it's not a rejection of their love, but my way to thank them for helping me become an independent, responsible adult. They grew up in a country where children lived at home and were entirely dependent on parents (and the help) to do everything (laundry, cooking, home repairs, etc) until they got married. By letting me leave (to another city, with no marriage in the foreseeable future--eek!), they struggle between being proud of my independence and feeling like they have somehow failed me with their parental duties, when really, they are the best parents ever.
@thecoffeestain @KPeeps Oh man, more information about this would be awesome–so if I order a normal chai latte, do the coffee people hate me because I keep my change? Am I depriving someone of significant gas money/subway money/rent money??? I just want to keep my quarters for laundry, but not if it everyone is so angry about it! Having worked at The Cheesecake Factory for a summer (oh the horror stories!), I know how important tips are, but I understood that barristas make much more $$ per hour and the tips are extra, not a significant part of their income. Is this wrong???