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31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

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43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

Meet Britain’s Banksy of Punctuation

For years an anonymous Englishman has gone around erasing misplaced apostrophes in the signs on shops and offices and inserting them where they’re …

Education at a Crossroads: Part II

One of the painful realities of our time is that most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that …

Education at a Crossroads

In just a matter of days -- perhaps next Monday -- a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children in low-income …

Classical Education for Modern Times

<b>By Dr. Terrence Moore</b><p>“Yet learning increases inborn worth, and righteous ways make strong the heart.” — Horace<p>An increasing number of independent …

Philosophy Of Education

Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'

<b>The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.</b><p>More mothers now need surgery to deliver a baby due to their narrow pelvis size, according to a study.<p>Researchers estimate cases where the baby cannot fit down the birth canal have increased from 30 in …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

University of California

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster

We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills?<p>When a sleepy Marc Dubois walked into the cockpit of his own aeroplane, he was confronted with a scene of confusion. The plane was …

Carnegie Mellon University

How to Think Like Shakespeare

Twenty-first-century students would benefit from 16th-century habits of mind.

The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

John Irving, the author of The Cider House Rules, begins with his last sentence:<p>I write the last line, and then I write the line before that. I find …

Read Ted Cruz's Speech on Dropping Out of the Presidential Race

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race after losing the crucial Indiana primary.<p>Here is a transcript of the speeches he and running …

There's a standing desk and balance board for kids now

Given the increasing anxiety of what sitting is doing to our bodies, it was only a matter of time before someone began worrying about our nation's children. After seeing his son's classroom, FluidStance chief Joel Heath decided to build the UpGrade, a standing desk and balance board combo for …

Gun control is not the answer: Opposing view

There will always be people who fall through the cracks.<p>Even before the bodies were cold in the San Bernardino mass shooting, President Obama called for more gun control. He urged Congress to pass a law banning firearms purchases for people on the Transportation Security Administration’s …

The climate war is over: Column

Republicans and Democrats alike can support policy that makes clean energy cheaper.<p>Monday’s announcement by Bill Gates, the Obama administration and dozens of billionaires and governments that they'd double the amount they invest in developing clean energy technologies was heralded as a positive …

The Epic BYOD Toolbox

• PowerSchool Learning: (Previously Haiku Learning.) This is a full learning management system (LMS) that I’m trying to get our school to adopt. It’s …

Study finds drop in percentage of low-income students enrolling in college

Since 2008, student aid from federal and institutional sources has increased. Political and foundation leaders have also focused on the importance of …

The moral stupidity of the refugee debate

Morality is a tricky thing.<p>Pretty much everyone presumes that morality is a good thing. But few face up to just how multifaceted and even downright …

Voices: My beloved Paris, being transformed by terrorism

PARIS – Had I been a Shaolin kung fu master at Bataclan concert hall, I would have taken direct action. I would have stood tall, immune to the screams of victims or the hissing of the bullets, and skillfully knocked the gunmen to the ground.<p>But this is not an episode of <i>Kung Fu, a</i>nd we are not in …

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Education Policy

Solar Powered Umbrellas Arrive at Emory

Featured<p>By Oct 06, 2015<p>New umbrellas on campus are not just simple protectors from the rain and sun — they can also charge your phone.<p>Three Powersols …

Student Journalism