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The irresolvable moral dilemma at the heart of Avengers: Infinity War

Say a prayer for those who will write the sequel.<p>Superhero movies are often dismissed as teen adventure flicks writ large. But for my money, Marvel Studios has been downright daring in raising difficult, and very adult, moral dilemmas.<p>The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest entry, <i>Avengers: Infinity</i> …

Marvel Universe

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years - The Atlantic

Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, the data reflect the results of reading and math tests administered to a sample of …

Education

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

Your Abs Will Be Sore For Days (Maybe Weeks, TBH) After This Wall Workout Challenge

Newsflash: sculpting your midsection doesn't have to entail repetitive crunches and mind-numbing planks. It can actually be a — dare I say it? — <i>fun</i> process. Case in point: Jeanette Jenkins's latest ab workout challenge.<p>The celebrity trainer, who works with stars like Pink and Alicia Keys, just …

Grammar schools have virtually no effect as genetics determines academic success, study finds

Grammar schools have virtually no effect because genetics determine academic success, a King’s College London (KCL) study has found.<p>Researchers examined the genetic differences between students who attend selective and non-selective schools, then analysed their GCSE results.<p>They found that children …

50 Of The Best Horror Novels

I love a good scare, but the best horror novels don’t just provide frights, they also comment on society or maybe riff on tried-and-true tropes. With …

Horror

This American town actually requires its citizens to OWN a gun and now the crime rate there is extremely low!

There’s one town in America where the law actually requires its citizens to “maintain a firearm”. And guess what? The crime rate is extremely low, at …

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

The Only Way to Argue That Actually Works

Want the best idea to win -- and to build a better team in the process? Start by learning to argue the right way.<p>I walked into the meeting with seven other supervisors feeling sure it would turn ugly.<p>We had completed performance evaluations for our employees, and now our job was to decide -- as a …

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

9 Writing Skills You Need to Have To Be Successful | Times Square Chronicles

9 Writing Skills You Need to Have To Be Successful<p>Which writing skills lead to success? How to develop them?<p>Read about writing skills; how to …

Creative Writing

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 20 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …

Improve Your Writing: 6 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer | Tim Knox

Perfect your craft in Advanced Novel Writing with Terri Valentine, an online course from Writer’s Digest University. Over the past couple of years, …

Writing

This Is Exactly How a Nutritionist Uses Turmeric For Health, So You Can Do the Same

Ever since kale was revealed to be the most super of all leafy greens, health-savvy eaters have been keeping an eye out for the next big thing in nutritious eating. Avocados were the leader in the category for some time, but there's a new hero in the superfood sect that's been around for centuries …

Food

I tried the ketogenic diet for 30 days. Here's what happened

As a dietitian, my patients ask about a wide variety of diets. One plan has dominated the inquiries lately: the ketogenic diet. Since I've never put …

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>

Entertainment

The 17 Best Movies No One Saw In 2017

The greatest movies you've barely heard of<p>2017 has been a corker for cinema, with the likes of <i>Dunkirk</i>, <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, <i>Wonder Woman</i>, <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> and <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> knocking it out of the park. But there were also plenty of absolute gems that fell under the radar.<p>Here's our pick of …

Construction

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

Psychology

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

You Won't Be Asking For Another Ab Workout After You Do This One

There's no equipment needed for this eight-exercise circuit<p>"Whenever someone asks me for an ab workout, I give them one called Don't Ever Ask Me About Abs Again," says Bobby Maximus, author of <i>Men's Health</i> book <i>Maximus Body,</i> which includes high-intensity workouts to get you ripped fast. Like the name …

Workouts

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

Watch Jordan Peele Respond to Some Great Get Out Fan Theories

“I love this theory,” Jordan Peele says. “It is completely false.”<p>In a great video via Vanity Fair, Jordan Peele, director behind the fantastic <i>Get …

Angela Lansbury Thinks Women Should ‘Sometimes Take Blame’ For Being Sexually Harassed By Men

Between getting kicked out of the Directors Guild of America and facing a lawsuit stemming from a sex trafficking law in Cannes, France, Harvey Weinstein’s troubles are far from over. Meanwhile, other powerful male figures like Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota) continue to face public scrutiny for …

The Post-Credits Sequence Of ‘Justice League,’ Explained

A lot unfolds in <i>Justice League</i>, out today, including the big-screen debuts of a few heroes. And the movie closes with a hint about where the DCEU might be headed that’s fairly compelling. There will be spoilers beyond this point.<p>If you’re spoiler-averse, <i>au revoir</i> and have a Batman GIF:<p>Still here? …

The Prewriting Stage of the Writing Process

Ideas and Strategies to Help With Prewriting<p>The writing process consists of a number of important stages: prewriting, drafting, revising, and …

9 surprising facts about the classic 'Scream' movies

It's that time of year, when we turn our attentions to <i>Things</i> about blood, guts and gore. This is our super-sized, 100th episode spectacular of <i>Things</i> …

The top 10 most underrated horror films

<b>(Warner Bros. Pictures/IFC Midnight/IFC Films/Lions Gate Entertainment)</b><p>From “Trick r’ Treat” to “Jason Goes To Hell,” here are 10 underrated horror films that should get their due<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>October 16, 2017 10:45pm (UTC)<p>This list of underrated horror films is not necessarily determined by Rotten …

Horror

Dove ad that shows a black woman turning herself white sparks consumer backlash

The Dove brand sheepishly admitted that it had "missed the mark" with a not-so-vaguely racist advertisement that has made it the latest target of consumer rage.<p>But many angry and befuddled Dove lovers spent the weekend wondering what mark Dove was trying to hit in the first place.<p>The ire-inducing …

Third Grader Pens Epic Poem On Feminism And Twitter Is Dying Over It

From the mouths of babes, we get epic poems about feminism<p>You’re never too young to express your feelings about modern feminism, that’s for sure. An …

Recapturing the Magic of Stories – Practical Ideas for Better Creative Writing

“Do we have to write?” He looks at me and awaits my answer. I know he wants me to say no, but instead, I nod. Every day. Just try. It’ll get better. …

Creative Writing