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The Best Documentaries On Netflix Streaming Right Now

<b>Last Updated: May 4th</b><p>Streaming video is the best thing that’s ever happened to documentaries. People who would never have paid for a ticket to a theatrical nonfiction film are now, thanks to Netflix’s robust selection, scarfing down the stuff by the barrel. But where to start among the masses? …

What Gender Pay-Gap Statistics Aren't Capturing

Women are in fact more likely to choose lower-paying jobs, but numbers do a poor job of highlighting the cultural biases that can shape their decisions.<p>In discussions of the gender-pay gap, there’s one counter-argument that comes up a lot: The gap isn’t real, because after adjusting for the …

Gender

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

The new tool colleges are using in admissions decisions: big data

Applicants for this year’s freshman class at Ithaca College didn’t have to send their standardized test scores. If they did, the scores were …

Why Binge Watching is to Blame for Kids Not Learning

Craig Blewett, <i>University of KwaZulu-Natal</i><p>The Collins English Dictionary unveiled a thoroughly modern concept as its word of the year for 2015: binge watching. It usually refers to consuming endless hours of movies or series on Netflix, one after the other. But binge watching is about the more …

The Psychology of Logo Color in How Consumers View Your Brand (Infographic) | Inc.com

Across the U.S. and around the world, billions are spent each year by companies trying to build a brand people can't resist.<p>One critical element in brand building (not the only one, of course but one of the most important) is design.<p>As noted by <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, the convergence of brand and …

Graphic Design

Cheating in Online Classes Is Now Big Business

The growth in courses available on the web has led to a growth in paid services that will impersonate students and do their work for them.<p>When I was in high school, I cheated pretty regularly. And I mean all the time. I remember writing chemistry formulas on small bits of paper that I then sealed …

Higher Education

Hit the snooze: Illinois high school starts later so students can sleep

A suburban Chicago school plans to institute a later start time, following hundreds of other schools in 43 states. Is this method effective in …

10 Things This Former College Teacher Wants Students to Know

I had the honor of teaching college students for eight years. I enjoyed my job for the most part (the passionate students, the quirky colleagues, the classroom debates, and the on-campus Starbucks), but there were also the nuances that come with being an educator. There was the student who couldn't …

Why History Is the Toughest Subject to Teach

Alia spotlighted that major screwup from publisher McGraw Hill (seen above) in her piece last week addressing how high-school textbooks “too often gloss over the American government’s oppression of racial minorities.” She continues:<p>If nothing else, the [McGraw Hill] incident may serve as yet …

Education

10 Tech Hacks for Struggling Readers

<b>By Belinda Luscombe</b><p>Kids who struggle with reading get an early lesson in one of life’s more sucky realities; the earlier a person falls behind, the …

Why naming the Oregon shooter matters: Editorial

With great ostentation, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin stood in front of reporters in the midst of a nationally calamitous moment and announced …

Is It Now Slutoween for 7-Year-Olds? Really?

Mother Lin Kramer has taken Party City to task for its sexualized, and gender-prescriptive Halloween outfits for girls. Is she right, or patrolling …

Science says people determine your competence, intelligence, and salary based on your weight

Their past performance? Personality?<p>These qualities might be meaningful, but a growing body of research suggests that we're swayed, too, by aspects of a person's physical appearance — namely, their weight. When it comes to judging professional potential, we're often biased to see overweight people …

Why Russia is boosting its military presence in Syria right now

The move, analysts say, capitalizes on a low-risk opportunity created by the United States' reticence to get more closely involved in the Syrian conflict, which has lasted for more than four years and claimed the lives of nearly a quarter million people.<p>The reports of a Russian military buildup in …

Scientists have discovered why running makes you happy

If you're a big runner like me you know what I'm talking about when I describe that euphoric feeling you get in the middle of your workout — when your feet feel like they are floating over the ground and you can almost hear the air dancing past you.<p>It turns out it's not all in your mind.<p>Scientists …

Research

Improve Your Time Management With These 3 Questions

Making better use of your time better starts with getting a good sense of what’s working now, and what isn’t.<p>If you want to spend your time better, you need to know how you’re spending it now. I’m a big fan of time logs; I use a spreadsheet, and there are plenty of time-tracking apps that can help …

An American family saved their son from joining the Islamic State. Now he might go to prison.

<b>CONFRONTING THE CALIPHATE</b> | This is part of an occasional series.<p>SPRING, Tex. — Asher Abid Khan sat in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport and considered his next move — forward to Syria and enlistment in the Islamic State, the militant group that had drawn him to the possibility of dying for Allah, or home …

Was it right to jail Kim Davis over same-sex marriage?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge was right to hold in contempt and jail Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.<p>Davis has no legal justification to break the law. She is not exercising civil disobedience. She is practicing official …

How Colleges Judge Your High School Courseload

A young man visiting Drew University wanted to know what courses he should take his Junior year of high school. In fact, he was so curious that I received an email delineating his likely selections just a few hours later. His questions and follow-up show admirable curiosity, and he is not alone in …

Malala finished high school, and her proud dad tweeted out her grades

We already knew that Malala Yousafzai — the women’s rights and education activist — was whip smart (after all, they don’t give Nobel Prizes to just …

Colorado Pastor, Defying a Court Order, is Still Leading Prayers Outside a Public High School

August 22, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>This past May, teacher <b>Robert Basevitz</b> filed a lawsuit against the Fremont RE-2 School District in Colorado — his own …

The Star Of "Girl Meets World" Just Got Real As Hell About White Feminism

"To only acknowledge feminism from a one sided view when the literal DEFINITION is the equality of the sexes is not feminism at all."<p>Hi! This is such an important thing to be discussing. I have made a very big point at making sure my personal feminism includes everyone- and educating myself and …

Feminism

Public Schools to Begin Randomly Drug Testing Students, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Crivitz, WI — Many government schools across the country are now considering mandatory drug tests for students. This fall, schools in the Crivitz …

New research: Companies plan to massively increase spend on marketing analytics

A new research report on marketing analytics shows that brands plan to increase their spending on the category by a whopping 73 percent over the next three years. For big market cap B2C companies, it’s closer to a 100 percent increase.<p>The category not only shows massive growth, but also a lot of …

Judge Rules U.S. Government Must Quickly Release Immigrant Children In Detention

Last year, more than 68,000 children traveling without a parent entered the country.<p>LOS ANGELES, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the government to swiftly release immigrant children held at detention centers, affirming a July ruling that said some minors who crossed the …

She's Changing the Way Our Kids Surf the Web

The Internet is a behemoth, and it's growing every day. So how is a child to make sense of it all? How can she find what she needs as she writes, say, a school report on the solar system?<p>Dr. Eleni Miltsakaki is trying to help.<p>Her company, Choosito, analyzes the "linguistic content of every website …