Programs that get junior high school students drumming together cut down on bullying in Utah and Australia.
Working with the 'Hobbit' production team, the airline produced a new safety video that features Peter Jackson and Gollum.
US unemployment fell to 7.8 percent (a possible boon to President Obama, whose economic leadership Mitt Romney criticizes). But job growth remains slow. Fed Chair Bernanke's quantitative easing policies aim to boost the economy, but they will more likely spur inflation and capital flight.
A new OECD report on education in the world's top economies highlights the importance of higher education, which includes vocational schooling, during an economic downturn.