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Unexpected back-to-school expenses can easily add up this fall

Unexpected back-to-school expenses can easily add up this fall

Finance
Watch out, parents: Back-to-school season can easily put a four-figure dent in your budget.Parents of high school students can expect to pay an average $ 1,489 per child for school supplies and activity fees, according to the annual Huntington Bank Backpack Index. That's a drop of $ 9, or less than 1 percent, from 2016. Parents of elementary-school students can expect to pay an average $ 662 per child, up 1 percent from last year. Middle-school students' parents will fork over $ 1,001, a 4.6 percent increase. Some parents expect to shell out even more. One in 5 parents said they plan to spend more than $ 2,000 per child in back-to-school shopping, according to a new Capital One survey. Teen boys and girls said the most important items to have when returning to school are new clothes and ne...
Konta beats world number one Kerber despite nasty fall – report & video

Konta beats world number one Kerber despite nasty fall – report & video

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Eastbourne 2017Venue: Devonshire Park, Eastbourne Date: 26 June-1 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TVs and online.Johanna Konta showed her Wimbledon credentials with a dramatic win over world number one Angelique Kerber after recovering from a heavy fall on match point in the Eastbourne quarter-final.The British number one, 26, won 6-3 6-4 against Germany's Kerber to reach the Aegon International semi-finals.Konta took her fourth match point after a stoppage of almost 10 minutes as she needed treatment following the fall.Compatriot Heather Watson is also through after beating Barbora Strycova.Both Konta and British number three Watson reached the semi-finals by winnin...
Why suitcases rock and fall over – puzzle solved

Why suitcases rock and fall over – puzzle solved

Science
It's a common experience when dashing for a train or plane while lugging a two-wheeled suitcase. The bag rocks alarmingly from side-to-side and threatens to overturn. Now, scientists have investigated this conundrum of everyday physics. Speeding up rather than slowing down can solve the problem, they say. Alternatively, you can pivot the handle of the suitcase as close to the ground as possible. French scientists studied a model suitcase on a treadmill to see what goes wrong when a suitcase rocks out of control at high speed. They developed equations to explain why two-wheeled trolleys have a tendency to rock from one wheel to the other. In cases of unstable bags - after having gone over a bump, for example - they found luggage rocks from side-to-side until it falls over, or it reach...