Brooke Wilson

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Homem contratado para fazer sexo com adolescentes e viúvas é considerado culpado no Malauí - Geledés

Um homem contratado para fazer sexo com adolescentes e viúvas, como parte de um ritual de “purificação sexual”, foi condenado nesta semana no Malauí …

Bad tests

A NEW REPORT on student testing is prefaced with the observation that testing in the nation’s schools is the most hotly debated issue in public education today, with some of the debate well-informed and some “self-serving and misleading.” The truth of the latter point was driven home with the …

Why What You Learned in Preschool Is Crucial at Work

For all the jobs that machines can now do — whether performing surgery, driving cars or serving food — they still lack one distinctly human trait. They have no social skills.<p>Yet skills like cooperation, empathy and flexibility have become increasingly vital in modern-day work. Occupations that …

Education

If sustainable living is seen as 'feminine', that's bad for the planet – and women

Vegetarianism, reusable tote bags and Prius cars are not ‘manly’ enough for some. The answer is not imprinting veggie burgers with grill marks<p>Gender plays an important role in who is most affected by climate change – and who is most likely to contribute to it. Women are 14 times more likely to be …

Sustainability

This Child Doesn’t Need a Solar Panel

Spending billions of dollars on climate-related aid in countries that need help with tuberculosis, malaria and malnutrition.<p>In the run-up to the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, rich countries and development organizations are scrambling to join the fashionable …

Free speech is flunking out on college campuses

Women, sexual assault victims, people of color, transgender students. College campuses have created “safe spaces” for all sorts of marginalized groups. But in the process, one member of the campus community has lost precious real estate.<p>Free speech.<p>There have of course been complaints about …

Palestinian and Israeli leaders fan the flames of violence

A RASH of attacks by Palestinians against Israelis has persuaded some on both sides that a third intifada, or uprising, is getting underway. If so, it looks very different from the two that preceded it. Those were planned and funded by the Palestinian leadership and driven by militant groups based …

Why I shouldn’t give up on gifted education

We have no idea how many gifted children are in the United States. We don’t know whether special handling of brilliant youths helps them. Spending a lot of tax dollars on such kids is not popular.<p>I learned this reading the best book on gifted education I have ever encountered, “Failing Our …

I'm a Republican, and I want Joe Biden to run

<b>(CNN) —</b> In my house, Ronald Reagan was a hero. Because of him, I became a Republican before I was old enough to vote, or even a citizen. At last count, I have three good friends running for the Republican nomination. I am supporting Jeb Bush for president. Unless Republicans end up nominating …

Joe Biden

The War of Amazon, Apple and Other Near-Monopolies

Regulators should resist stepping in as a few giant companies dominate streaming and other services.

Is Peeple, 'Yelp, but for humans,' a good idea?

<b>(CNN) —</b> What if your value to the world could be summarized in a single rating of one to five stars, generated by the opinions of the people around you — a simple score that reflects your reputation, goodwill and general likeability?<p>It's a compelling idea — and a singularly terrible one: While …

Xi Jinping's Low-Key, High-Stakes Visit

The visit to Washington last week of President Xi Jinping, the leader of the world's second-biggest power, illustrated Lyndon Johnson's saying that …

Surprise comments follow Emily Watson’s claim at the San Sebastián film festival that equal pay was not her ‘personal quest’<p>The Oscar-winning actor Marion Cotillard has said there is no place for feminism in Hollywood because the very term itself creates “separation” between the sexes.

Feminism

The Pope Shows Congress How to Do Politics

In listening to the pope's address to Congress, I was initially most interested to hear what he would say about capitalism. Would he remind the U.S. …

Christianity

Marco Rubio Earns His Place in the Republican Top Tier

At the second Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush were in the midst of a testy wrangle over whether it's appropriate for …

More Evidence of Football's Destructiveness

The latest findings from an ongoing study on football and brain injuries by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University show that 87 of …

The Brain

Anti-Muslim rhetoric has to stop

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is brewing up a toxic nativist sludge in what was once the American melting pot.<p>On Thursday, in New Hampshire, Trump failed to object when an unidentified man offered this: "We have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims. You know our current president is one. You know …