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Generational Names in the United States

Gen X, Millennials, and Other Generation Names Throughout the Years<p>Generations in the United States are defined as social groups of people born …

Demographics

‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue

MAE SAI, Thailand — Improbably enough, most of the escapes went flawlessly.<p>But on trip No. 11, to save one of the last soccer teammates stuck for 18 days deep inside the cave, something went dangerously wrong.<p>Rescuers inside an underground chamber felt a tug on the rope — the sign that one of the …

Thai Navy

Trim the Fat: 6 Ways to Simplify Your Writing

Writing is hard. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you.<p>It’s also one of the most underappreciated professions out there. There are always …

Creative Writing

The Importance of Sentence Length in Writing

First published in 1985, <i>100 Ways to Improve Your Writing</i>, is a book by author Gary Provost that is loaded with constructive tips for writers of all …

Writing

The West Midlands Mayor Wants To Fill Ailing High Streets With Homes And Public Services

Andy Street On Reviving High Streets, Immigration, Brexit And Sexual Harassment<p>Andy Street<p>West Midlands Mayor Andy Street talks to HuffPost UK in …

Great Britain

A Mary Shelley biopic shows the young author through the lens of #MeToo

The lives of young Romantic artists continue to fascinate filmmakers, from Ken Russell’s <i>Gothic</i> (1986) about Lord Byron, to Jane Campion’s <i>Bright Star</i> (2009) about John Keats. With the 200th anniversary of <i>Frankenstein</i> upon us, a new film, <i>Mary Shelley,</i> focuses on its author.<p><i>Frankenstein</i> was conceived …

Literature

7 ways Gen Zs and millennials are drastically different

1/<p>Gen Zs don't know a world before mobile technology, while Millennials spent much of their childhoods without social media or smartphones<p>I remember …

Demographics

Unilateralism not the answer to migrant crisis, says Spain's PM

When a small boat arrives on the shores of Tarifa, or Malta, or Lesbos, it’s arriving in Europe Pedro Sánchez<p>Unilateralism and inflammatory rhetoric are not the answer to the migration crisis, Spain’s new prime minister has said, as he called instead for a “shared response to a shared challenge” as …

Europe

Innovation Does Not Happen in Isolation

In “The Innovator’s Mindset,” I share the following eight characteristics:What is important to understand regarding these characteristics is that …

The Lost Generation and the Writers Who Described Their World

The term “Lost Generation” refers to the generation of people who reached adulthood during or immediately following World War I. Demographers …

Literature

The simple way this Japanese town has become nearly zero-waste

At times, separating trash between paper and plastic can be time-consuming. But it's nothing compared to the recycling efforts of residents in …

Why Mathematics Is a Language

Mathematics is called the language of science. Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei is attributed with the quote, "<i>Mathematics is the</i> …

Mathematics

Frankenstein considered as a novel about climate catastrophe

1816 is famous for being the year that Mary Shelley began to write <i>Frankenstein</i>. But it's also infamous for being "The Year Without A Summer". One of …

Mary Shelley

Breath of the Wild’s fantastic life lessons for kids

Children can learn much from Nintendo’s masterpiece<p>One of the joys of <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is how it’s created a new connection between me and my seven-year-old son. He’s sunk himself into this game, and shares with me all his achievements and discoveries. When I finally pry the …

14 Netflix Series And Movies That Will Totally @#$%&! You Up

If Black Mirror wasn't enough for you, here are some picks with more nightmares, disturbing visions, and very weird plots.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

Write Stronger Sentences With the 2-3-1 Trick

In my six semesters as an English major, this is the best thing I learned: When in doubt, put the best bit of a sentence at the end, the next-best …

The 10 hardest English words to pronounce, according to Reddit

A Reddit user by the name of JustATreeNut posed a question to the Internet: what’s the hardest English word to pronounce? The post garnered over …

German parents can register babies as third gender, court rules

<b>Germany's top court has ruled that there must be the option of registering a gender that is neither male nor female on birth certificates.</b><p>It would make Germany the first European country to allow parents to designate their intersex offspring as a third gender.<p>The case was brought by a registered …

End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile

Photograph: Alamy<p>Pedestrian-friendly central Lyon, on the banks of the River Rhône.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/27/1430129976057/28363585-19a0-4f66-a0e6-0f6b72edb47a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Pedestrian-friendly central Lyon, on the banks of the River …

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Catalonia And The Staggering Failure Of Politics

Today was a dark day for Catalonia, Spain, and Europe.<p>In recent weeks I have seen things that you would not believe.<p>- I have seen a legitimate Catalan government commit harakiri and strike a mortal blow to Catalonia, condemning it to a shameful journey into the wilderness.<p>- I have seen 70 out of …

These Swedish “Bike Apartments” Are Designed For Life Without Cars

If you don’t spend money on a garage, there’s lots of extra cash to add bike-friendly amenities to a new building.<p>A new apartment building in Sweden doesn’t have any parking spaces. Instead, the developers invested the money that would have gone to a parking garage into creating an ideal place to …

Architecture

This Incredible Map Shows the World's Most Common Languages and Where Their Native Speakers Are Located

This elegant map beautifully shows how many people speak the world’s most common languages and the countries in which they are spoken.<p>The circular …

Catalan crisis: Two views about independence

<b>Tensions are running high in Spain in anticipation of a possible declaration of independence by the Catalan government. On 1 October, 43% of Catalans voted in a referendum, which the Spanish government declared illegal then tried to suppress by force.</b><p>The final results from the outlawed poll show …

The founder of Khan Academy built the ultimate school for kids to work and play together — take a look inside

But Khan is also leading the charge on another learning revolution: flexible learning spaces.<p>Originally founded as an all-ages school in 2014 in Mountain View, California, Khan debuted for the 2017-2018 school year the brand new Khan Lab School for high school students. Designed and built by the …

Malala Yousafzai: Youngest Winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Advocate of Education for Girls, Target of Taliban Shooting in 2012<p>Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani Muslim born in 1997, is the youngest winner of the …

Pakistan

16 Of The Most Beautiful Villages Across The World To Add To Your Travel List

Heading to the mountains to escape the city life? Wait till you see the breathtaking scenic beauty of these villages across the world. Unscathed from …

How to be a minimalist teacher

Using the principles of minimalism has helped me to have more impact in school – and a calmer professional life<p>The new school year arrives with a flurry of activity: resources to prepare, PowerPoints to write, new classroom displays to create. By the time students arrive we are slumped in the …

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'Reluctant Writers' May Have A Learning Disability Called Dysgraphia

Back-to-school week can be a hard for kids who struggle with writing.<p>For many years, my 10-year-old confounded me. She has tested at a ninth-grade reading level and has read classics like L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series since the first grade.<p>So, how could a child with such advanced …

Mark Zuckerberg tells new daughter to play outside

<b>Facebook's co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has urged his young daughter to play outside and enjoy the wonders of being a kid, in a heartfelt letter posted on his social media site.</b><p>The letter was published on Monday to announce the birth of his second child, August, with wife Priscilla Chan.<p>In the …

How to Practice Critical Thinking in 4 Steps

It can take time to practice critical thinking, and that it's never too late to start. It is also a skill that nobody practices 24/7. The Foundation …

Critical Thinking