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Margaret Atwood On How Tech Influences Creativity

The author behind your favorite thought-provoking, dystopian parables talks with Co.Create about mediums, messages, and more.<p>In the latest thought-provoking, dystopian parable from noted words-genius, Margaret Atwood, society is experimenting with becoming a prison. The entire population of the …

The Racial Inequality of Sleep

Black Americans aren’t sleeping as well as whites. Here’s why that’s a public-health problem—and what can be done to fix it.<p>In 2005, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, began an experiment that would last five years. One by one, they brought 164 study participants to a sleep lab …

Sleep

Obama Wants Students To Stop Taking Unnecessary Tests

Today, President Obama and the Department of Education released a Testing Action Plan, calling on states to cut back on "unnecessary testing" that consumes "too much instructional time" and creates "undue stress for educators and students."<p>In a video posted on Facebook, President Obama added, "I …

Education

The videogame that teaches business strategy better than professors

I’ve spent most of my career as a teacher. I think of education as a holy calling. Yet I now find myself in the uncomfortable position of championing computer games that will put teachers out of jobs.<p>Videogames have already been used successfully to teach elementary-school students basic math …

Education

200+ Healthy Recipes For Every Meal of the Day

• Popsugar<br>• Fitness<br>• Dinner<p>Best Healthy Recipes<p>by Jenny Sugar<p>View In Slideshow<p>Image Sources: POPSUGAR Photography / Jenny Sugar and POPSUGAR Photography / Lizzie Fuhr<p>Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Jenny Sugar<p>Made with a mixture of high-fiber rolled oats and chia seeds, this delectable dessert-like …

This Simple Survey Could Help Close The Achievement Gap

Teachers, do you want your students to perform better in school?<p>Then take the survey below, have your students take the survey and compare the answers you have in common.<p>(Full survey can be found here.)<p>A recent study from Harvard University researchers found that a simple survey could help students …

Education

Tour this DIY aquaponics system made from plywood and no pond liner (Video)

For many people, gardening is one way to become more self-sufficient and gain some food security. Many experiment with alternatives like home …

Teaching

Daredevil Season Two Teaser Leaks Online

The first trailer for the second season of Netflix's Marvel series <i>Daredevil</i> screened at New York Comic Con this weekend. The trailer leaked onto the Internet before being withdrawn earlier today, but now a lower quality version has appeared. [<b>Update:</b> You can now watch the official version …

Comics

6 Inspiring Middle Eastern Artists

<b>Though the Middle East has experienced sociopolitcal unrest in recent years, the persistence of original and moving art is a feat not to be dismissed. Here are 6 artists who remind us of the vitality of peace, and the vibrant, eternal culture of the Middle Eastern people:</b><p><b>1. Tammam Azzam</b><p>Following …

Middle East

Build an Aquaponic Garden with Arduino

Grow fish, fruits, and veggies together in this compact, automated system. You can even control it via the internet.<p>Lots of creative aquaponics systems are being developed for raising fish and vegetables together in small spaces. Unfortunately — for you and the fish — most of these systems fail to …

These Pot Pie Recipes Go Above And Beyond

We have great news for you: anything can be turned into a pot pie. Of course chicken is an obvious choice. Beef is classic. Even lentils get real cozy under a blanket of golden pastry. But, it gets even better. Like, lobster better.<p>Anything and everything is improved when turned into a pot pie. …

Cooking

Coding Class, Then Naptime: Computer Science For The Kindergarten Set

Back when Grant Hosford's older daughter was in first grade, she signed up for an extracurricular class, building robots with a programmable Lego toy called Mindstorms. Hosford, a dot-com entrepreneur, came to visit the class and was startled to see that Naomi, who loves science and math, was both …

Computer Science
Saudi Arabia

How to Make 20 of Your Favorite Candies at Home

Whether you’re spending this Halloween trick-or-treating or not, there’s one thing that’ll be on everyone’s mind come the night of October 31st: candy! While we might not be able to score a pillowcase full of it anymore (at least not for free), we can bust out our apron and make grown-up versions …

Dessert

Paper's new iPhone app can replace your Moleskine

Even without an official iPad stylus (until yesterday, that is), FiftyThree's Paper for the iPad was one of the best apps out there for showing just how good Apple's tablet was for creating beautiful artwork, either with your finger or the company's Pencil accessory. The app has changed over the …

Why so many teachers quit, and how to fix that

Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17% of them will leave the profession. Teacher attrition is especially high in poor, urban schools, where on average about a fifth of the entire …

12 Breakfast Slow Cooker Recipes That Make Mornings Easier

Mornings are hard, but breakfast makes them better. The only problem with this most important meal of the day is that we have to make it. Carving out time for breakfast is tough, with the rush of the a.m. and the allure of the snooze button. That's where the slow cooker comes in to save your …

Cooking

Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole is the perfect gluten-free breakfast recipe to feed a hungry crowd. Cheesy, hearty and so delicious!<p>Can you believe …

12 Recipes That Make Cabbage Delectable

If the thought of cabbage conjures up soggy coleslaw and icy salad bars, it’s time to give it another try. Crunchy and refreshing, cabbage makes a sturdy base for creamy dressings and hearty braises or a light garnish for a meat entree. It’s inexpensive and easy to find at any grocery store. Did we …

Cooking

This Robot Is like Roomba for Your Lawn

Whether it’s the last few weeks of a hot and muggy summer or the freezing temps of winter, yardwork is rarely makes our fave chores list. Sure, the benefits of a gorgeous yard are amazing (hello, backyard soirees!), but crazy temps and bugs galore can be enough to make us procrastinate on those …

Robotics

The Sussex farm that gardens by the light of the moon

At Tablehurst Farm, the lunar cycle dictates sowing, planting and harvesting times. Sarah Raven couldn’t fault the results<p>Tablehurst Farm and garden are on the edge of Forest Row in East Sussex, a village with a history of attracting people who are keen on a non-mainstream way of life.<p>There is a …

Gardening

These Beautiful Aerial Photos Of L.A. Show What Income Inequality Looks Like From Above

Richer neighborhoods are beautiful, curvy swaths of green and blue. Poverty means you live in a straight brown line.<p>California has more billionaires than any other state (and most countries). And there’s a giant and growing gap between the ultra-rich and most Californians; the state also has the …

How Hurricane Katrina Turned Pets Into People

After Katrina, animal rescuers saved thousands of New Orleans' cats and dogs — and in the process, elevated the status of pets in the eyes of the law.<p>It was late morning on Aug. 29, 2005, and William Morgan’s home was rapidly filling with water. Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in …

The Angry Black Woman Must Die

From Sandra Bland to Nicki Minaj, the racist archetype is used to silence women, and worse. But for how much longer?<p>As a black woman in public, I’m hyperconscious of my actions, tone, and words out of fear that I might seem too angry. Whether I’m making a suggestion to a customer service …

Freelance illustrator Tom Woolley on the importance of a thick skin and perseverance • Creative Digest

<i>The path that Tom Woolley took to becoming a full-time freelance illustrator was winding and somewhat unorthodox, but his distinctive visual style</i> …

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Middle-class

Healing the Inequality and Race Problem Split

A recent protest at a Bernie Sanders speech by #BlackLivesMatter activists showed that some people thought the presidential candidate and Vermont senator wasn’t putting enough attention on racial issues. Sanders handled the event badly, according to reports. It continues to keep him on the …

Middle-class