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Fact Check Obama’s SOTU Speech with The New York Times

The State of the Union speech is traditionally a rah-rah moment for the current president; a chance to rally his supporters and give opponents plenty of opportunity to begrudgingly clap. Last night’s speech by President Obama didn’t disappoint. The Commander-in-Chief came out swinging, stating that Osama bin Laden was no longer a threat, that GM was the largest automotive manufacturer in the world and that everything was good, so just calm the hell down. But how much of what he said last night was factual?

To help us all figure out what was true and what was false, The New York Times has a fantastic interactive fact checking feature available today on its site. For example: GM is the largest automaker in the world, but only because Toyota’s production was hindered by the disaster in Japan.

The Times has done a great service by making this feature available. Hopefully it continues to do this for every major speech by a president. Oh, and regarding everyone needing calm down? That’s true.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.