Emily Tomkins

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A photographer’s tender rebuke of 1960s homophobia

Anthony Friedkin showed us gay America when few others would<p>In 1969, it was illegal to “engage in homosexual acts” in every state except Illinois. …

LGBTQI

16 Best Products on Amazon for Clean Freaks

There’s no shame in being a “Monica” (the beloved character from <i>Friends</i> who loved cooking, competition, and always, <i>always</i> keeping her home sparkling clean). Sure, you may be an obsessive “clean freak,” but you probably know you also are less susceptible to getting colds and generally finding gross …

Shopping

9 books that American presidents think everyone should read

For many former presidents, literature has played a huge role in shaping their worldview, and how they approach decision-making.<p>The elder George Bush said he learned everything about life from reading Leo Tolstoy's multi-generational epic 'War and Peace.' Ronald Reagan used to read Tom Clancy …

Books

White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities

Around 1100 or 1200 A.D., the largest city north of Mexico was Cahokia, sitting in what is now southern Illinois, across the Mississippi River from …

Archaeology

Gifts ideas for that person who's literally obsessed with space

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Apollo Missions

These Antidepressants Are Most Effective, Study Says

Millions of people take antidepressants for depression. But there’s long been debate over just how effective the medications actually are. On …

Depression

Everything We Learned in One Year About Thousands of Years of Human Evolution

Seven breakthroughs rewrote our history.<p>By on<p>1. Ancient Spit Reveals Mysterious Human ‘Ghost’ Ancestor<p>In July, Gokumen and a team of scientists …

Prehistory

Hard Science Fiction: A Beginner’s Guide to the Genre

There exists a common misconception that all science fiction is fantastical. That all sci-fi takes place in a universe where ships can travel faster …

Literacy, Multiple Intelligences, and the Brain

By now, you will have probably recognized that this story is a thinly disguised attempt to describe the history of literacy acquisition and the …

Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

'The fruit of war': Pope Francis prints photo of Nagasaki victims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis is having cards printed and distributed showing a 1945 photo of victims of the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki along with the words "the fruit of war."<p>The photo captures a boy carrying his dead brother on his shoulders while he waits for his turn at the crematory. It was taken by …

World War II

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

'Five books I think no teacher should be without'

Asking an English teacher which books no teacher should be without is akin to asking a mother which of her children she shouldn’t be without. I’ve …

5 books about the future Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk has become one of the world's most ambitious and successful leaders by building tools of the future. He made his first fortune founding, and then selling, the company that would become PayPal; his current endeavors include electric car company Tesla as well as SpaceX, which he hopes will …

Singularity

Want to break into the AR or VR industry? Here’s how

Everyone gets excited when a new technological frontier takes off. However, with rapid growth comes uncertainty. When the landscape is shifting dramatically, it can be difficult to identify a reliable plan for building a career in the emerging industry. I’ve interviewed four industry experts who …

Augmented Reality

7 ways teachers can push past imposter syndrome

Have you ever had the following thoughts? • <i>I have no idea what I’m doing as a teacher.</i> • <i><br>My principal was crazy to hire me for this position — I’m clearly</i> …

Teaching

16 Books You Read As A Kid That Were Actual Emotional Torture

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

5 teacher-approved apps to boost kindergarten skills

Prepare your kindergartener for school with apps that strengthen everything from counting to concentration<p>If your child is entering kindergarten this year, you may be wondering — or worrying about — school readiness. Many parents of kindergartners-to-be spend the weeks leading up to the first day …

How to Get Into the Best Shape of Your Life, According to Science

Maybe your goal pace feels just out of reach. Or you're frustrated by a lack of progress at the gym. The answer may not involve exercising more, but …

15 Tasks Landscapers Say You Should Do in Your Yard Every Fall

Tackle these chores once the warm weather season come to a close.<p>When warm summer nights turn cool, it only means one thing: the time has come to get your yard ready for the new season. We went straight to the professionals to find out what they do to the exterior of their own homes to ensure come …

Landscaping

25 Time Management Hacks That Actually Work

After you've have worked four 25 minute periods your body needs a 15-30 minute break.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people are uber-productive? You know the people who always respond to emails and finish projects on time. It's not because they work 80 hours a week.<p>They're so productive because …

Time Management

Unexpected memory retrieval mechanism found in landmark study

A landmark study exploring a little-researched area of the hippocampus made an unexpected discovery about how memory is retrieved. The scientists …

The Top 12 Blogs of 2017

What are the most-read blogs throughout the past 12 months? We’ve been digging through the archives behind the scenes at

Teaching

The Republicans Trying to Fight Climate Denial in Their Own Party

A few groups are trying to break through the anti-science consensus.<p>In liberal and scientific circles, the debate over climate change—whether it's occurring and whether humans are principally responsible for it—is settled. But those remain divisive questions for conservatives, and making it through …

Climate

Neuroscience of Fasting: It Boosts Your Health and Brain Power

Below is a TEDx talk given by Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. He is also a …

Neuroscience

How to Slam Dunk Creationists When It Comes to The Theory of Evolution

Because this argument is barely worth having.<p>The 2001 discovery of the seven million-year-old Sahelanthropus, the first known upright ape-like …

Mike Pence

How To Respond When Students Say ‘I Can’t Do This’

...The post How To Respond When Students Say ‘I Can’t Do This’ appeared first on TeachThought.

14 CEOs on the Most Valuable Job Skill Right Now

Advice for standing out at your current gig or getting a new one<p>There’s no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self …

Leadership

The Scientist Who Studied Einstein's Brain Learned That These 5 Factors Make You Smarter

In 1985, we thought Einstein's brain wasn't much different from anyone else's. We were wrong.<p>We still don't completely understand how the brain works and yet we're building machines to replicate it. Our quest to create artificial intelligence has grown into a near-frenzy as we surge ahead with …

The Brain

10 top-paying jobs you can do part time — or from home

If your company eliminated its telecommuting or flextime program, would you look elsewhere or brave the daily commute? Some workers, especially …