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These Are The Ten Best Teachers In The World (None Of Them Are From Finland)

The Global Teacher Prize aims to bring esteem to a profession that remains chronically underappreciated. Inadequate pay and clichés like “those who can’t: teach” reinforce the message that the world does not value the men and women who educate our children. Despite the lack of validation, many …

Education

The Best of Intelligent Travel

We publish new articles and stories all the time on Intelligent Travel, but there are a few that really got your attention last year.<p><b>In case you missed them, here are the 14 most popular posts of 2014:</b><p><b>1. The Last Best American Beach Towns</b><p>“A great beach town must have shores that are spacious, …

Travel Photography

Girls do better than boys at school, despite inequality

Even in countries where gender inequality is rampant, girls still outperform boys in the classroom, a new study shows<p>Girls do better than boys at school, even in countries where women’s liberties are severely restricted, a study has revealed.<p>New research shows that girls outperform boys in …

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Travel Photography

6 astounding facts about our super-rich Congress

Altogether, its members are worth billions. Not bad for one of the least productive Congresses in U.S. history<p>Despite a performance rating that’s nearly the lowest it’s ever been, members of Congress are richer than ever. In fact, a Center for Responsive Politics study finds that, on average, one …

Reader Recs: Bucket List 2015

A new year calls for new additions to travel to-do lists. To get inspired, we asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their picks for 2015’s must-visit destinations.<p>We kick things off with a nod to one of the world’s most beloved musicals. Coco V. suggests a trip to <b>Salzburg, Austria,</b> to …

National Parks

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Hiking

National Geographic Travel

Travel

21 page-turning books that captivated readers in 2014

2014 was a good year for first-time authors.<p>Relatively unknown writers turned out promising book debuts, and beloved entertainers and Internet …

Best Winter Trips 2015

There’s no reason to hibernate when new adventures await on every continent. From fat snow biking in the Tetons to rumbling across Aruba by Jeep, our editor’s list of 10 best winter trip destinations—plus a bonus “Reader’s Choice”—includes unexpected ideas for both snowbound and sun-splashed …

Study Shows Video Games' Impact On Face-to-face Teaching

In the past, I have covered many studies that look at the efficacy of game based learning. But a recent study from A-GAMES, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, is significant because it looks at the way games impact the learning experience and the …

Top 10 Happiest Cities

Colbert's greatest takedowns

For ambitious pols, going on the show was fraught with peril.<p>Thursday night brings the final episode of “The Colbert Report,” but as satirist Stephen Colbert heads out the door, it’s not without a few scalps in tow. More than a few of Washington’s political elites have been flummoxed by the …

5 Gorgeous Adventure Travel Scenic Drives in America

In the United States adventure travel scenic drives are found near just about every beautiful outdoor destinations. Many drive these roads for their …

National Parks

30 Inspiring Women Who Shaped Feminism

The women of the 20th and 21st century to celebrate in honor of International Women's Day.<p>In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating the women who've had huge impacts on the feminist movement. For all its misconceptions, feminism at its core is about fighting for women's equality. And …

Feminism

America's 10 most unequal cities

Miami, New York City, Los Angeles.<p>These are great American cities with rich cultural histories. Their iconic skylines are well known in movies and street signs, and they attract tourists and celebrities from around the world.<p>But they also have the unfortunate distinction of being three of the most …

Forget Frosting: Here's How to Make Gingerbread Lattice Cookies for Your Next Holiday Party

<i>Below is an excerpt from "Gingerbread Lattice Cookies"</i> <i>which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at purewow.com.</i><p>If frosting …

Inside The Koch-Backed History Lessons North Carolina Wants To Teach High School Students

Public high school students in North Carolina will be taught from a lesson plans and worksheets prepared by a organization closely tied to the …

The Secret Deal to Save the Planet

A week after Democrats took a drubbing in the midterm elections, as pundits were suggesting President Obama should start packing up the Oval Office, …

Climate

Income inequality hurts economic growth

The gap between rich and poor is at its highest level in 30 years and countries need to sit up and take notice if they don't want it to hurt their economies.<p>A new report from the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development, which represents 34 mostly developed nations, said the rise in …