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The Genius of Obama's Two-Year College Proposal

The plan's potential to promote socioeconomic and racial integration is critical to advancing higher education.<p>On Friday, President Obama traveled to Tennessee to propose that community college be free for all Americans willing to work hard—just as elementary and secondary schooling has long been …

Higher Education

Get the Deep Dive on Origins the Movie

Buying the Origins "Best Deal" bundle gives you . . .<p>Better-Than-Money-Back Guarantee<p>If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with your …

Prostate cancer could be 'switched off' with injection

Scientists have worked out how to stop tumours growing in a breakthrough which could switch off many cancers and even prevent blindness<p>Prostate cancer could be ‘switched off’ after scientists discovered a way to prevent deadly tumours from spreading.<p>Bristol and Nottingham universities found that a …

Where to Find NYC's Best Thanksgiving Pies

7 Apps That Can Do Your Homework Much Faster Than You

In the field of educational technology, some apps might be getting <i>too</i> smart.<p>More and more apps are delivering on-demand homework help to students, …

Apps

Charter School Power Broker Turns Public Education Into Private Profits — ProPublica

<i>Versions of this story were co-published with The Daily Beast and the Raleigh News & Observer.</i><p>In late February, the North Carolina chapter of the …

Education

7 Insanely Productive Habits of Successful People

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurship isn’t for the faint at heart. Founders must forge their own path, gather …

Productivity

Miss Nebraska Accidentally Flashes Viewers During Miss America Pageant

Viewers of the 2014 Miss America pageant got more than they bargained for Sunday night when cameras caught Miss Nebraska <b>Megan Swanson</b> opening her …

Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

Brain 'can be trained to prefer healthy food'

<b>The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people hungry, suggests a study from the US.</b><p>Scientists from Tufts University say food addictions can be changed in this way even if they are well-established.<p>They scanned the …

5 Tips for Surviving Alzheimer's

Late one evening I was deeply immersed in writing a short story when I was startled by the phone ringing. <i>Must be Ed</i> I thought. But it wasn't. It was a sweet female voice I didn't recognize.<p>"Hi, Marie. My name is Lila Greenwich, and I'm here at the Edgecliff with Dr. Theodoru. He was driving down …

The Rise of Suburban Poverty in America

Colorado Springs is often included on lists of the best places to live in America thanks to its 250 days of sun a year, world-class ski resorts and …

Income Inequality

Japanese Schoolgirl Ninja Jumping Off Buildings

It's summer in Japan. Students are starting to get out for vacation. Maybe they can spend their free time chasing each other around and jumping off …

Japan

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

FDA says Genetically Engineered Food is the Same. EPA says Different. 6 Reasons for Labels.

By Robyn O’Brien (Prevention)<p>Fourteen years ago, I was in NYC at a conference hosted by one of the big banks, as a financial analyst covering the …

Prenatal Development

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

High School to College Transition, Part Two: Academic Expectations

In Part One of this series, (I encourage you to read it first), I examined the freshman myth, which refers to the overly optimistic and confident mindset that many high school seniors hold about their ability to manage the challenges they will encounter at college. This article is part two of this …

TOMS Shoes rethinks its 'buy one, give one' model of helping the needy

The "buy one, give one" business model of TOMS Shoes - buy a pair and the California-based company will give a pair to a child in need - has spawned many copy-cats.<p>These days, you can buy an array of products - from solar panels, to baby goods, to soccer balls - and the manufacturer will give a …

10-Year Old Zuriel Oduwole Makes History On Forbes Magazine

A Nigerian girl, 10-year old Zuriel Oduwole has made history as the youngest person ever to be interviewed on popular magazine Forbes.<p>The interview …

Student Creates Electromagnetic Harvester That Gathers Free Electricity From Thin Air

A German student has built an electromagnetic harvester that recharges an AA battery by soaking up ambient, environmental radiation. These harvesters …

How the N.S.A. Cracked the Web

It’s been nearly three months since Edward Snowden started telling the world about the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance of global communications. But the latest disclosures, by the <i>Guardian</i>, New York <i>Times</i>, and ProPublica are perhaps the most profound yet: the N.S.A. and its partner …

Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles

This embed is invalid<p>There are plenty of online resources aimed at teaching kids coding but here’s an offline take that uses old school gamification to get kids engaged and learning programming principles while they’re having some good old-fashioned family fun (as board game makers used to put it, …

Radioactive Water Leak At Fukushima Worse Than First Thought

Radiation surrounding Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has increased 18-fold following a report last month that radioactive water had leaked into the ground around the plant, which was badly damaged in a 2011 earthquake and tsunami.<p>Tokyo Electric Power Co., which owns the Fukushima Dai-ichi …

The Hipster Heat Map Of Brooklyn

Across the East River and below the L.I.E is a land of legend. Its residents practice strange mating rituals involving darts and barter with canned …

Farm-to-table

Wells Are Running Dry In Parts Of Kansas

Imagine enough water to fill a couple of Great Lakes, but spread under some of the driest parts of eight Western states. That was the High Plains Aquifer 60 years ago.<p>But now, Nate Pike, whose been riding the dry rolling ranch lands south of Dodge City, Kan., for most of his 80 years, can't even go …