Emile Bern

202 Flips | 23 Magazines | 136 Likes | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @EmileBern | Keep up with Emile Bern on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Emile Bern”

18 Underrated TV Shows You Should Be Watching

You'll thank us later.<p>To find out where these shows are available in your region check out JustWatch.

TV

23 science fiction and fantasy novels to read this March

Stories of robots, revolutions, and space empires<p>It’s March, which means that there’s a whole new slate of books ready to crowd our bookshelves — books about robots, revolutions, and vast space empires to tear into.<p>Earlier this year, I mentioned that I’m trying to expand my reading horizons in …

Manafort faced blackmail attempt, hacks suggest

Stolen texts appear to show threats to expose relations among Russia-friendly forces, Trump and his former campaign chairman.<p>A purported cyberhack of the daughter of political consultant Paul Manafort suggests that he was the victim of a blackmail attempt while he was serving as Donald Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Russia Ties Are Becoming a Nightmare

New reports reveal that members of the Trump campaign frequently spoke with Russian intelligence officials during the presidential election.<p>Less than one month after he was sworn in, <b>Donald Trump’s</b> presidency appears to be mired in a continuing, seemingly unending cloud of scandal. It deepened on …

Donald Trump

What does Donald Trump’s handshake say about him?

When Donald Trump shakes hands he frequently pats the other person on the top of their hand. One couldn’t help noticing this when he met Shinzo Abe, because during the 19 seconds that they were shaking hands, Trump managed to pat the Japanese prime minister’s hand no less than six times. Patting …

Donald Trump

“We should not — and cannot — trust this man." A CIA vet on Trump's feud with US spies.

“We’re facing the gravest threat to our institutions and our government since 1861."<p>White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked during his afternoon press briefing yesterday if he could still confirm that “nobody on the Trump campaign, not even Gen. Flynn, had any contact with the Russians …

The Flynn scandal hits the foundation of our democracy. We must investigate

As the threads of the Michael Flynn scandal are pulled, each one reveals a deeper pit of Russian intrigue and raises more questions about the integrity of the 2016 election. Now, it is time to ask the central questions at the rotten core of the Flynn imbroglio: did Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin …

Donald Trump

The Resignation of Michael Flynn

President Trump’s national security adviser quit on Monday night after acknowledging he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.<p>Michael Flynn has resigned as national security adviser following reports that he misled senior Trump administration …

Virginia Judge Blocks Trump’s Travel Ban—Maybe Forever

It’s a major loss for the White House. A judge ruled that the travel ban can’t be enforced in Virginia, at least until it’s all argued out in court, …

Immigration

So far, the resistance hasn’t reached Trumpland — and that needs to change

Despite Trump’s dreadful beginning as president, his supporters still love him. Can their minds be changed?<p>Last week Public Policy Polling released a poll showing that 51 percent of voters who support President Donald Trump’s attempted Muslim ban believe that the Bowling Green massacre, a figment …

Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy

Have your passports ready, watch your language, and other advice from a Yale history professor.

Activism

Time is running out on American democracy, historian says

We may have a year or less, and it has happened to countries like us before, says a Yale professor<p>Timothy Snyder, a Yale scholar and an authority on European political history, has spent decades studying the rise of fascist movements. With the ascension of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, …

The Stars Are Legion is a bold science fiction novel about warring women at the edge of the universe

Not your typical space opera<p>Every now and again, you’ll pick up a science fiction or fantasy novel that will absolutely blow you away because of how boldly it imagines an invented world. N.K. Jemisin’s <i>The Fifth Season</i> did that for me. So did Ann Leckie’s <i>Ancillary Justice</i>, and Jeff VanderMeer’s</i> …

Science Fiction

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of …

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

This Week In Web 2.0

In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I post a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” …

Personal Professional Learning through Micro-Credentials | Rethinking Learning

Don’t you think that now is the time to change traditional “sit and get” professional development and move to personal professional learning …

Whodunit: A chilly Icelandic mystery with hints of Agatha Christie - Column

Yes, yes, another clever Scandinavian mystery novel. Can’t those folks ever sit down and write an awful book? If Ragnar Jonasson’s <b>Snowblind</b> is any …

Hypothes.is – a digital annotation tool for collaborative and active reading

To define annotation it is when you add notes, comments or opinions about a piece of writing, or a drawing, photo, or diagram. Often these are …

Education Technology

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

Adam Nevill’s riveting ninth novel, <b>Under</b> <b>a Watchful Eye</b> (Pan, £12.99), ventures into the heartland of British horror so successfully charted by the likes of MR James and Arthur Machen. Horror writer Seb Logan is struggling with his latest novel when he becomes reacquainted with his old university …

Books

Great Online Learning Platforms to Level Up Your Digital Skills

7 Online Learning Platforms to Level Up Your Digital Skills<p>Updated January 05, 2018<p>In today’s world, having up-to-date skills is crucial, whether …

Online Education

There are more new science fiction and fantasy novels than you can handle this February

Stories of revenge and revolution<p>One of the things that I like about the winter months here in Vermont is the cold. It’s a bit of a stereotypical thing, I realize, but every time I end up going to my parents, I find myself sitting in a comfortable chair, inching closer and closer to their cast iron …

'Star Wars: Battlefront 2' will have a proper story mode

When <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> launched, it was hard not to be disappointed. The promise of a shiny next-gen <i>Star Wars</i> game made by <i>Battlefront</i> developer DICE was a tantalizing proposition, but unfortunately the reality was a multiplayer-only game that felt frustratingly half-baked. It seems as though EA …

The Expanse is the most politically relevant sci-fi show on TV

Divided we fall<p>Tonight, <i>The Expanse</i> returns to the Syfy channel for its second season. Adapted from the novels by James S.A. Corey, it’s about our Solar System on the brink of a future war. This year, <i>The Expanse</i> not only kicks off with a bang, it’s quickly cemented itself as the most important …

'Six Wakes' Is A Nerve-Tingling Interstellar Murder Mystery

Imagine waking up on a malfunctioning spaceship: The artificial gravity is disabled. Blood floats through the air. And the corpse that blood is coming from is ... your own. Kind of. You're a clone — and your original self, along with most of your crewmates, are dead. As your ship plummets through …

Science Fiction

FREE Google Classroom Writing Prompt!

FREE Google Classroom winter writing prompt! Students can either scan the QR code, or enter the bitly link. They will be prompted to create their own …

Weekend Project: It's Time to Clean Your Computer, Inside and Out

It's a tedious task you've been putting off for what could be years. But this is finally the weekend you do it; you're going to clean your computer …

3 Great Board Games You Can Play With Three Players

Three can sometimes be an awkward number with board games. Sure, lots of titles accommodate three players, but sometimes they do so only with special …

Board Games

10 EdTech Tools for Encouraging Classroom Collaboration

By: Rachelle Dene Poth. Teaching students collaboration skills is important, and it can be made a lot easier with the help of EdTech. This list …

Education Technology

9 Journal Apps to Help You Slay Your 2017 Goals

To say we’re a *tad* obsessed with paper journals might be a little bit of an understatement. But as much as we love our precious diaries, carrying around our everyday journal, bullet journal, fitness journal and gratitude journal can sometimes leave our bag feeling more like a high-school backpack …