Hannah Schmidtfranz

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2 killed, 8 held after France raid, but suspected ringleader's status unknown

<b>Paris, France (CNN) —</b> French authorities took the offensive Wednesday, raiding a purported hideout of the suspected ringleader in last week's deadly Paris attacks in an operation that ended with eight detained, two dead and potentially more bloodshed thwarted.<p>But what about that suspected …

Special Forces

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature
Parenting

Education Gaps Pose Looming Crisis for U.S. Economy

This article is from the archive of our partner<p>Fewer working-age African-Americans than whites hold four-year college degrees in all but one of the …

Demographics

What Happened After One Family Went Organic For Just Two Weeks

What would happen if you switched from conventionally grown food to organic-only? One family of five found out after participating in an experiment run by Swedish grocery chain, Coop, and the Swedish Environmental Research Institute.<p>It's not news that organic farming beats conventional practices …

Agriculture

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Demographics

After Bomb Threats And Backlash, BBQ Restaurant Stands Firm On 'White Appreciation Day'

The Hispanic owner of a Colorado barbecue restaurant maintains that celebrating a "White Appreciation Day" isn't racist -- even after widespread criticism and bomb threats.<p>Edgar Antillon owns the Rubbin' Buttz BBQ restaurant in Milliken, Colorado. On Friday, KUSA TV reported that the restaurant …

United States

KQED

Ask an educator about what it’s like teaching a room full of students, and you’ll likely hear a similar refrain: No two kids learn the same way or …

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

Cooking

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Exercise 1 Cobra Pushup<p>Begin in a plank with your hands under your shoulders and your feet hip-distance apart. From there, take small little steps and walk your feet toward your hands, bending and raising your hips upward. When you have equal pressure on your hands and feet, stop <b>(A)</b>, then bend your …

Teaching High Schoolers After the Riots

While riot cops and National Guard Soldiers still patrol the city, a Baltimore high school teacher hears from his students on their first day back in …

Higher Education
Education

America’s real education scandal: Teachers go to jail while dysfunctional charter schools get a pass

Twelve Atlanta teachers face prison for racketeering, but they’re hardly the only ones gaming our education system<p>No one likes a cheater.<p>So you’d think plenty of people would be pleased to hear that educators in Atlanta, on trial for cheating on standardized tests, were found guilty of those …

Education

Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

1. Express gratitude to your difficult students.<p>At a seminar that I gave at a school in Houston, one of the teachers talked about the turn-around in …

Ted Cruz wants to close the Education Department. Here's what could actually happen.

During the Republican presidential primary debate Tuesday night, Sen. Ted Cruz became the second national politician from Texas to disdain the Education Department so much he couldn't even remember its name.<p>"I would eliminate, the IRS, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy... [pause] …

Education

Why Losing Weight Might Not Make You Happy (and What Will)

<b>“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits—anything that kept me small.</b> …

Happiness

Iraq, U.S. Are Divided on What’s Next in Battle Against Islamic State

After retaking Tikrit, Americans look to Mosul while Iraqis want to reclaim province of Salahudeen<p>Iraqi security forces and their U.S. partners are divided about where to next confront Islamic State after their victory over the extremist group in Tikrit last week.<p>Both hope to capitalize on the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education

Education

Obesity Linked To Lower Grades Among Teen Girls

Childhood obesity has made it to the forefront of public health issues, both in the United Kingdom and in the United States.<p>Now researchers at the Universities of Dundee, Strathclyde, Georgia and Bristol say that not only does obesity affect a child's overall health, but it may also lead to poorer …

Employment

New insight into how children learn maths

<b>Teaching maths using abstract gestures is a good way to help children learn, research suggests.</b><p>Eight-year-olds gained a deeper understanding of mathematical principles by using their hands as well as their brains, say US psychologists.<p>Children were taught to solve formulae such as: "4 + 2 + 6 = _ + …

Mathematics

Finland’s Formula for School Success (Education Everywhere Series)

Education Everywhere Video Series<p>This series takes a look at high-achieving education systems and model schools around the world to see what makes …

Education

At Least 33,000 Students Opted Out of State Tests in New York State

Preliminary figures indicate that at least 33,000 students opted out of state tests in New York.<p>This is a huge increase from last year, when only a …

Indiana pizzeria raises $500,000 after saying it wouldn't cater a gay wedding

Crowdfunding campaign launched after pizzeria's Yelp page was flooded with negative reviews<p>A crowdfunding page in support of Memories Pizza, the Indiana pizzeria that drew criticism this week for saying it wouldn't cater gay weddings, has raised nearly $500,000 in 24 hours. A GoFundMe page was set …

LGBTQI