David Harpin

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Opinion: This is the big blunder that many average investors are committing now

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Avoiding "Learned Helplessness"

We all have students that just want to "get it right." We all have students that constantly seek the attention of the teacher. "Did I get this …

How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

My patient and I both knew he was dying.<p>Not the long kind of dying that stretches on for months or years. He would die today. Maybe tomorrow. And if not tomorrow, the next day. Was there someone I should call? Someone he wanted to see?<p>Not a one, he told me. No immediate family. No close friends. He …

Coming Out in Lebanon

Throughout the Middle East, gay, lesbian and transgender people face formidable obstacles to living a life of openness and acceptance in conservative societies.<p>Although Jordan decriminalized same-sex behavior in 1951, the gay community remains marginalized. Qatar, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates …

America, Can We Talk About Your Drinking?

After a season of indulgence, many Americans resolve to drink less in the new year. It’s a common pledge — many of us can recall cringe-worthy texts sent after a raucous night out or a regrettable comment uttered after that third glass of wine.<p>These intentions are rooted in a stark reality. For all …

Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p><b>You’ve reached the end of a unit or year,</b> and you want students to demonstrate their learning in a way that requires …

16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

<b>As you probably know, Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online.</b> It also includes a suite of versatile creation tools, many of …

Google Docs

How Running May or May Not Help the Heart

If 50 men run 3,510 marathons over the course of three decades, will their heart health suffer or improve?<p>A new study delving into precisely that question concludes that the answer is simultaneously reassuring and complicated, with long years of endurance training seeming not to harm runners’ …

Better Formative Feedback: Work Worth Doing in a Place Worth Being

While everything about a learning environment may provide formative feedback to students, not everything qualifies as formative assessment. Here is …

Pedagogy

Indonesia’s Crackdown on Gay Men: ‘It Doesn’t Get Better, Does It’

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Steven Handoko admits it wasn’t his most dignified moment. Naked as the day he was born, the bookish 25-year-old had been invited on stage by one of the strippers hired for a party at the Atlantis Gym.<p>That hardly qualified as outrageous behavior in the red-light district of …

How to Combat Your Anxiety, One Step at a Time

Earlier this year, I suffered my first major panic attack. For days afterward, my heart would race and my mind would fill with doomsday visions as I worried about everything around me, including whether I’d have more panic attacks and if I’d ever be able to stop them.<p>Knowing that it wasn’t just me, …

Gratitude: In Sickness and Health

I remember staring up at the ceiling from the dentist’s chair as a child and wondering with genuine perplexity, “How am I here again?” It seemed as if I had awakened there, wholly present to the undeniable reality of a cavity filling or tooth pulling. The days that had passed between dental visits …

How Idaho Is Moving Towards Mastery-Based Education

<i>B</i><i>y Kelly Brady</i><p>In December 2012, after two years of contentious education reform debates and an expensive initiative campaign in which voters …

Bernard Law, Powerful Cardinal Disgraced by Priest Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86

Cardinal Bernard F. Law, whose stature as archbishop of Boston and America’s senior Roman Catholic prelate was shattered in a maelstrom of scandal, acrimony and resignation in 2002 after revelations that he had protected abusive priests for years, has died. He was 86 and lived in Rome.<p>The death was …

Pope Francis Suggests Changing The Words To The 'Lord's Prayer'

Pope Francis isn't pleased with the words to the Lord's Prayer — specifically, the part about temptation.<p>In an interview with an Italian TV network, the pontiff said that the current language of the Our Father prayer "is not a good translation."<p>In English and similarly in Italian, the prayer asks …

How to Choose the Best Apps for Your Kids

Remember when you taught your parents how to use email? These days, it may be your second grader teaching you the latest mobile app — while you wonder if it’s one they should even use.<p>Today’s parents are savvier with mobile technology than those a generation ago, but even so-called “digital native” …

Lost in Translation? Pope Ponders an Update to Lord’s Prayer

ROME — It has been a question of theological debate and liturgical interpretation for years, and now Pope Francis has joined the discussion: Does the Lord’s Prayer, Christendom’s resonant petition to the Almighty, need an update?<p>In a new television interview, Pope Francis said the common rendering …

Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old

Soon after my 50th birthday, 10 years ago, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do when I get old.”<p>It was a highly judgmental, and super secret, accounting of all the things I thought my parents were doing wrong. My dad lied chronically about taking his meds. He refused to …

Why Net Neutrality Was Repealed and How It Affects You

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, which required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content without charging consumers for higher-quality delivery or giving preferential treatment to certain websites.<p>The vote …

U.S. Put 92 Somalis on a Deportation Flight, Then Brought Them Back

Ninety-two Somali citizens were flown out of the United States under orders of deportation on Thursday, but their plane never made it to Somalia. The flight landed in the West African country of Senegal and, facing logistical problems, was rerouted back to the United States.<p>It was an unexpected, …

Is Your Cocktail Making You Sick?

Heading home from an office party in Stillwater, Okla., Angie Mendez became the main character in a frightening medical mystery. Suddenly, she felt so sick that she wasn’t sure she could drive the last few blocks to her house. Chills, nausea and stomach cramps hit with little warning, “like a …

Many in China outraged by shocking sexual abuse allegations at a kindergarten in Beijing

Several parents have accused a Beijing kindergarten of drugging and sexually abusing their children, causing an upswell of anger on Chinese social media and prompting an investigation into abuse at kindergartens nationwide.<p>Children at a school run by the Beijing-based, New York-listed RYB Education …

China

David Cassidy, Heartthrob and ‘Partridge Family’ Star, Dies at 67

David Cassidy, the actor, singer and teen heartthrob best known as the band member with the green eyes and the feathered haircut on “The Partridge Family,” the 1970s television show about a family band, died on Tuesday in a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 67.<p>His publicist, Jo-Ann Geffen, …

What to Expect on a Flight from the U.S. to China

Shares 211<p>Hello from China, all the way across the world from where I was last week!<p>In the five days since I arrived here, I’ve already hiked the …

The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English

Late in August, as a shadow 70 miles wide was traveling across the United States, turning day briefly to night and millions of Americans into watchers of the skies, the British classicist Emily Wilson, a woman of 45 prone to energetic explanations and un-self-conscious laughter, was leading me …