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Here Are Some Of The Most Useless Degrees And We’re Sorry If You Spent The Money And Time On It

Earlier this year, Forbes reported a $1.5 trillion dollar crisis of student loan debt in the United States. Currently, 44.2 million people are currently living with student loan debt. The culture of trading education for a seemingly lifelong commitment to debt has become such a burden to our society, that the topic has become a hot button issue in politics.

That said, there’s no guarantee that politicians will forgive student debt, or that the expensive degree you’re after will make it any easier to pay off that debt. Here’s our ranking of the top ten most useless degrees for 2019.

1. Photography

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For the record, the projected growth for all job positions in the next decade averages at 9.7 percent, according to Kiplinger. Photographers are expected to grow in demand by just 1.2 percent.

Instead of dropping money on a college major, consider assisting a professional photographer, or build your skills as a hobbyist while gaining business insights in college.

2. Fashion Design

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The projected job growth rate for fashion designers is expected to be 6.1 percent over the next decade. Those that make it to the nation’s top design schools often have to work for less than minimum wage for years until raking in fatter paychecks. You also have to be comfortable with living in either New York or Los Angeles for the rest of your career, if you stay in the U.S.

3. Paralegal Studies

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We all know Lady Justice isn’t quite color blind in the U.S., and applaud anyone seeking to even the playing field. Paralegals as a profession are expected to grow 13.3 percent in the next decade. That said, majoring in it won’t give you any real advantage and will just pigeonhole you into the profession.

All you need is an associate’s degree in paralegal studies and you can expect to make $40,400 as a starting salary. The salary growth isn’t nearly as good as for lawyers. If you’re just looking for a stepping stone to become a lawyer, becoming a paralegal isn’t it.

4. Philosophy

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As someone who majored in this field herself, I can tell you your undergraduate studies years will be very satisfying, but your satisfaction will decrease every year post-grad. That is unless you plan to work in the academic world. Then, the median starting salary for philosophy majors is $48,200 per year.

If not, then know you’re shelling out for a spiritual experience and not a career boost.

5. Culinary Arts

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Save your money and just work your way up the restaurant ladder if your dream is to become a chef. The industry is expected to grow by 13.4 percent, but it does fluctuate along with the economy. That means if we experience another depression, you’ll be more hard hit than other professions.

6. Art History

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Over 20 percent of degree holders in this field have dropped out of the workforce. If you want to become a conservator, you’ll need a master’s degree, and even then, you can expect to earn around $55,000 a year.

If you know your future is in art, study digital bookkeeping. Archivists around the globe are transitioning to digitize their records.

7. Advertisement

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If you’re looped into politics at all, you know that the advertising industry is shifting and morphing more quickly than policies can keep up with. Billboards are over.

Social media paid advertising is how products reach consumers these days. If you’re interested in the spirit of advertising, study Data Analytics. Advertising has become an algorithm of targeting consumers with a product they may have already searched, or, more controversially, that their demographic may be more attracted to.

8. Radio and Television

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If you want to be on radio or television, try not to. Radio and TV announcers are facing a 12.9% percent decline in positions over the next decade. Plus, employers prefer a degree in journalism or broadcasting instead. Keep more doors open if you’re really interested in this career path. It may not be viable for much longer, and you’ll be able to use a broader degree in our ever-advancing world.

9. Graphic Design

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If you love creating graphics, you might want to fine tune that talent on your own time and gain some web-focused skills. Graphic designers are projected to grow in demand by 6.4 percent in an already competitive field.

Try studying UX design while building your portfolio in UI design to make for a competitive candidate in a booming field.

10. Hospitality & Tourism

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If you want to work in the travel industry, invest in a business or hotel management major. Their pay starts out at $44,000, versus $23,000 for resort desk clerks. Expect to earn $89,000 by mid-career in a hotel management position.

What do you think about these degrees? Are you about to graduate with one of them? Let us know.

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‘Selena: The Series’ Finally Has Their Chris Perez And Los Dinos And Fans Are Getting So Excited

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‘Selena: The Series’ Finally Has Their Chris Perez And Los Dinos And Fans Are Getting So Excited

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‘Selena: The Series’ is coming together and fans are getting more and more good casting news. The Netflix series that dives into Selena Quintanilla’s childhood and early career is slowly but surely rounding out its cast. The show, which will debut at some point in 2020 is getting a dramatic overture, in the sense that every single bit of news related to the show has been drawn out. But we’re not mad. We just wish the series was out already. Here’s the latest development in the show

The cast that will portray Selena’s band, Los Dinos, has been named. Jesse Posey will play Chris Perez.

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Jesse Posey, not to be confused with his older brother, actor Tyler Posey, will be Selena’s love interest, Deadline reports. The Santa Clarita, California, native could previously be seen in “Stitchers,” the 2017 TV series. His brother, Tyler, is definitely the more famous of the two. You may have seen him in the series “Teen Wolf” and as J.Lo’s son in “Maid in Manhattan.” So we’re really excited to see what his younger brother will bring to the table as Chris Perez. Those are some big shoes to fill because the love between Chris and Selena was undeniable. Jesse is also a musician, which is perfect for this part. 

Julio Macias will play Pete Astudillo, the recognizable member of Los Dinos, who wrote some of Selena’s greatest hits.

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Macias can be seen on the T.V. show “On My Block” as well as “S.W.A.T.”

Daniela Estrada will portray Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla. From what we know of Selena’s family (from the Selena movie), Suzette wasn’t exactly thrilled to be the drummer of the band but definitely came through as her own becoming an established musician. Today, Suzette is Selena’s loudest advocate who continues to champion the legacy of her sister. 

Suzette is only one of those responsible for approving of the series. 

“Selena will always have a lasting place in music history, and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory. With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives,” Suzette Quintanilla said a year ago to the Hollywood reporter. “We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come.”

Other cast members include Hunter Reese Peña, seen in “Morning Ritual” Carlos Alfredo, Jr., from “Mutt and Chopps,” Juan Martinez from “Triple Frontier” and Paul Rodriguez, Jr.

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That last name should ring a bell. Paul Rodriguez, Jr. will play Roger Garcia another member of Los Dinos. He is also, in real life, the son of actor Paul Rodriguez and a pro-skater in his own right.

Peña, who will portray Ricky Vela, posted on his Instagram that he was beyond himself at the news that he would be in this new show. “Walked out of the shower this morning to a notification that I was on the news 😜 I’m going to be on @selenanetflix a new @Netflix series about my childhood hero Selena Quintanilla. I will be playing the role of Ricky Vela, her keyboard player, and songwriter for many of her hits. Dreams come true. P.S. This is kinda funny LOL they unknowingly cast my roommate @carlosalfredojr as a band member also 🤣🤣🤣 God has a sense of humor. Glad I didn’t give up.” So awesome! 

Just last month, the announcement of all announcements came through that Christian Serratos of “The Walking Dead” would be portraying Selena.

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While the news was speculation for weeks, the announcement finally became official when Netflix finally released a Selena: The Series teaser, which showed Serratos as Selena. We were thrilled to finally see the role fulfilled, especially because we knew this pivotal role could make or break the series. After seeing the teaser, including Serratos in Selena’s signature look, we feel she will do an amazing job as the queen of Tejano music. 

Other cast members include Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemi Gonzalez, Seidy Lopez, and Madison Taylor Baez.

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Chavira, from the ABC show “Desperate Housewives” will play Abraham senior, Selena’s dad, and Chavira, will play Abraham Jr., Selena’s brother. 

READ: Watch: ‘Walking Dead’ Actress Ditches Zombies For Red Lipstick In New Selena Series Trailer

This Hot Cheetos Thanksgiving Turkey From Reynold Is Causing A Lot Of Tension On Social Media

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This Hot Cheetos Thanksgiving Turkey From Reynold Is Causing A Lot Of Tension On Social Media

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Hot Cheetos have been the go-to snack for teenagers and young adults since they were released in 1992. These spicy corn-based snacks are worth every hot and painful mouthful. Have you ever eaten so many of these deliciously hot snacks that you questioned if you really even need a healthy stomach? If you’re a diehard fan of Hot Cheetos, this take on the classic Thanksgiving main course will make your mouth water. Reynolds Kitchens wants you to cover your turkey in a thick coating of ground-up Flamin’ Hot Cheetos this year, and we’re not sure how we feel about it.

Reynolds Kitchen wants you to spice up your Thanksgiving turkey… literally.

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“Kick up the flavor for your next Thanksgiving turkey with these popular chip flavored turkeys,” says Reynolds Kitchens at the top of their recipe, obscuring whether they mean that the chip-flavored turkeys are popular or whether they mean that the chips themselves are popular. How does somebody even come up with that? Who sits there eating their turkey dinner and thinks “You know what this really needs? A block of Cheddar and a family bag of hot Cheetos!”  But wait a sec, you have to admit it, it is an idea.

Would you try a Hot Cheetos turkey?

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On Friday ABC-7 shared a recipe from Reynolds Kitchens, which is the recipe website of the Reynolds brand: “Hot Turkey in an Oven Bag” (which is a turkey covered in a thick coating of ground-up Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, or as they put it, “hot puffed cheese sticks,” and cooked in an oven bag. Of course, Twitter discussed it. “When I was growing up a turkey was baked in the Oven then u had regular cornbread dressing……now they covering the mf in hot Cheetos no fucking thank you!!!” tweeted one user.

People are begging people not to follow the recipe.

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Nothing says ‘spice up the holidays’ quite like a cheese-stuffed, hot-cheetos-covered turkey. 

Few things defy Thanksgiving traditions like shoving a gigantic 2-pound block of cheese inside your turkey’s carcass and then coating all over it with crumbled Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Because why would you make a basic turkey when you can have a Flaming Hot Cheetos coated turkey, stuffed with cheese and potatoes?

The recipe video instructs us to start with a 15-pound turkey that gets brined in salty water and brown sugar. 

After more than a few generous dashes of tabasco, it marinates. Of course, after you cover the turkey with melted butter, the crushed Cheetos — the star — coat the turkey. Oh but before the Cheetos, of course, you stuff the turkey with an industrial sized block of cheese.

Another Flamin’ Hot Cheeto turkey recipe went viral in 2017 courtesy of Reynolds Kitchen, which also offered Cool Ranch and Funyuns variety. 

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But this highly shareable, highly doable recipe video went viral just this past weekend, why? People do not find it appetizing. But honestly, who knows? It could taste amazing. After  all, it has the key ingredient: Hot Cheetos. What’s not to feel thankful about?

From covering elotes to becoming works of art, Hot Cheetos are a trendy, viral snack.

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Flamin’ Hot Cheetos have become ubiquitous from memes to works of art. In fact, searches for the snack have become an increasingly popular search on Google over the last few years, so it was just a matter of time until this idea surfaced.

As with all things, fans and consumers of Hot Cheetos have given the snack new and unexpected life. 

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Sure, Many people eat them as they are quite delicious and really enjoyable on a basic level. However, so many others have taken the snack and it into a culinary treasure, and it’s getting a little out of hand if you ask us: Hot Cheetos Bagel anyone? Or how about a Hot Cheetos covered Corndog, or corn on the cob.

So what do you think, would you try it? Or would you sooner chew up broken glass? Because we’re torn.

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