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First female Asian-American director hired for Harley Quinn film

Cathy Yan will direct the Harley Quinn spinoff film for Warner Bros starring Margot Robbie, with Batgirl screenwriter Christina Hodson attached to write.<p>Anti-hero comic book character Harley Quinn -- and popular Suicide Squad film character played by Margot Robbie -- will finally get her own movie …

Comic Books

How I Went From a Newbie To Making Over $1,000/mo Freelance Writing

Plus lessons I learned….I’m a Freelance Web Content Writer, who writes unique and engaging content for various websites and businesses.With a cup of …

Writing

I Don't Trust White People in 'Black' Spaces. I Don't Call The Cops On Them But Perhaps I Should

Back when I was a high school English teacher, I had a white female colleague (“Katie”) who not only dated black men but was one of those white women …

Trader Joe's

The Difference Between Soul Food and Southern Cuisine, Explained

I was recently alerted to a troubling trend in the food industry by someone who contacted me to voice their outrage. The concerned citizen explained …

Spices

Now That I'm 50, Here's What I've Learned About Achieving Success That Escaped Me at 25

Hitting the big fifty requires reflection almost as a duty. So I focused mine on what I've learned about success since being half my current age.<p>I like writing about timeless lessons for success or key behaviors that lead to success. I've even written about famous failures that will inspire you to …

Motivation

The dying art of storytelling in the classroom

Storytelling may be as old as the hills but it remains one of the most effective tools for teaching and learning. A good story can make a child (or …

Teaching

What “Capitalism” Is and How It Affects People

Capitalism is defined as an economic system in which a country’s trade, industry, and profits are controlled by private companies, instead of by the people whose time and labor powers those companies. The United States and many other nations around the world are capitalist countries, but capitalism …

Globalization

Words like “slutty” mean something different in the US and the UK

Janus words are the worst. Named after the two-faced Roman god, these words look in two directions, meaning opposite things: <i>temper,</i> meaning ‘to harden’ (metal) and ‘to soften’ (a criticism); or <i>dust,</i> meaning ‘remove dust from’ or ‘apply dust to.’<p>Those Janus words give little trouble because we know …

Penguin Random House

Standards of Critical Thinking

What is critical thinking? According to my favorite critical thinking text, it is <i>disciplined thinking that is governed by clear intellectual</i> …

Critical Thinking

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

Elizabeth Willard Thames abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful life. It enabled her to retire at 32 with her family to a homestead in the Vermont woods<p>As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of the rural Vermont homestead I share with my …

Minimalism

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

Work-life Balance

Want To Be a Better Listener? Avoid Doing These 3 Embarrassing Things

Effective listening is a practice (and an art).<p>Listening is a lost art and an underappreciated practice. Most people prefer to talk. And living in a world full of mindless chatter makes everyone feel unheard.<p>The reason most people don't feel appreciated is due to poor communication. More …

Self-help

3 Ways to Study Smart and Absorb More Information.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Odds are you’ve heard that it is better to ‘study smart’ than ‘study hard’ – and that much is certainly true. The idea is that by …

Kids Don’t Have Parents Anymore—They Have ‘Sharents’

Your kid could be your ticket to likes, fame, and money. Or your kid could be your kid.<p>Who and what is a “sharent” exactly? If you have both a child …

Parenting

Something is wrong on the internet

<i>I’m</i> <i>James Bridle</i><i>. I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m</i> …

Internet

Teaching Topic Sentences Using Models

Crafting Good Topic Sentences that Focus the Reader<p>Topic sentences can be likened to miniature thesis statements for individual paragraphs. The topic …

Creative Writing

This Third-Grader's Feminist Poem Is A Must-Read

A beautiful poem about women's oppression and liberation has gone viral on Twitter, and if you read it it, you'll see why. What you wouldn't guess …

Feminism

I'm a black woman. He's a white guy with a pickup truck. Here's what happened

"That guy over <i>there</i>."<p>I was talking to my friend, Kim, as we sipped cocktails at a bar in Hollywood. She followed my gaze. "The … bald … white guy?" she asked, her face scrunched up in disbelief. I nodded. She raised an eyebrow and slurped on her vodka cranberry.<p>Some background might be helpful …

How to Analyze a Story Like a Master Writer

As writers, there is no replacement for reading as a practice to become a better writer, but studying film or television can be just as instructive. …

Writing

How Emotionally Intelligent People Give Negative Feedback | Inc.com

It's a moment you always dread. Someone--your employee, your partner, your child, or even a vendor--has failed to fulfill a commitment to you, or delivered a poor performance. Now you have to give that person negative feedback. Your goal is to avoid a repeat of whatever went wrong. Your fear is …

Self-help

Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools. That’s a Mistake.

The current debate over public education underestimates its value—and forgets its purpose.<p>Public schools have always occupied prime space in the excitable American imagination. For decades, if not centuries, politicians have made hay of their supposed failures and extortions. In 2004, Rod Paige, …

Education

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Social Media

Paul Ryan Debated a Nun and the Nun Won

John NicholsChallenged by a former educator, the Speaker of the House got everything wrong—factually, and morally.The post Paul Ryan Debated a Nun …

Income Inequality

High School Teachers Can Stay Neutral on Current Events

As high school teachers prepare for the first day of class, they should be ready to address current events with students – but are generally advised …

Teaching

Nobody Knows Where Brainwaves Come From

Electric waves at the heart of neuroscience have no identifiable source.<p>W<i>ub-wub-wub-wub.</i> Brainwaves are electromagnetic proof that we are alive. …

The Brain

Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

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The Post

Trump’s Phony Populism Rests on One Big Lie

The confusion of corporate liberty with individual liberty is the missing explanation for the president’s appeal to the white working class.<p>Most …

Middle-class

Grammatical Differences Between Spanish and English

Knowing These Can Help You Avoid Making Common Mistakes<p>Because Spanish and English are Indo-European languages — the two have a common origin from …

Language