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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...
Unexpected life found at bottom of High Arctic lakes

Unexpected life found at bottom of High Arctic lakes

Science
Aug. 1 (UPI) -- In the shallow, frigid waters of Nunavut's Ward Hunt Lake, something mysterious lingers at the lake floor. It's fuzzy, it's bright orange - and it's alive.For more than 50 years, scientists from around the world have traveled to Ward Hunt Lake, the northernmost lake in the Canadian Arctic, to study the region or launch expeditions to the North Pole.Until recently, the prevailing notion was that come wintertime, when night casts a long shadow over the island, the waters would freeze up, and the microbial creatures of the deep that inhabit the lake bottom would all but disappear. But surprisingly, a recent study by researchers at Université Laval, Quebec City found just the opposite.Rather, Ward Hunt Lake is no longer freezing up entirely in the polar night, and as a result,