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Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

Brown University is doing away with student loans

Amid America’s colossal student debt problem, an Ivy League school is providing an example of how institutions can help.<p>Beginning next school year, Brown University will eliminate all student loans in its undergraduate financial aid packages, replacing them with scholarships. Following a $30 …

College & University

Nigeria's growing taste for haute cuisine

<b>As more chefs start serving Nigerian food in expensive restaurants, Ijeoma Ndukwe asks if Nigerians will ever consider paying a lot of money for traditional dishes.</b><p>Smoke rises from a grill as slabs of beef and liver sizzle at an umbrella covered stall - the traditional dish called "suya" is being …

Africa

Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness

As the proudly mixed-race country grapples with its legacy of slavery, affirmative-action race tribunals are measuring skull shape and nose width to …

Slavery

Here's Why You Can't Stay Focused

Regaining focus isn't about willpower. It's about deconstructing the modern life habits that obstruct your enjoying it again.<p>“<i>I just can’t seem to stay focused.</i>” This is the most popular phrase from my coaching clients and readers. They have dreams, and they’re inspired to be better. But when it …

Stop CisHet men 2k14, trishathebrown: Barkha Dutt, of NDTV, shuts down...

Barkha Dutt, of NDTV, shuts down white feminism at the Women in the World summit in New York City. [X]

Exploring The Twisted Politics Of Dreadlocks

It’s a long-winded road<p><i>In celebration of Black History Month, NYLON is running a spotlight series called</i> <i>UNAPOLOGETIC</i><i>. Every day, we’ll celebrate different aspects of black culture throughprofiles, interviews, roundtables, reviews, videos, and op-eds. #Blacklivesmatter and we hold that truth to be</i> …

Universities admit students who are 'almost illiterate', lecturers warn

Universities are admitting students who are “almost illiterate”, lecturers warn as they complain that dropping entry requirements has led to a generation of undergraduates who cannot read, write or speak proper English.<p>Almost half of academics (48 per cent) do not think that students are adequately …

Higher Education
Donald Trump

150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:<p>Take a look at EVERLEARNERS.COM<p>If you are anything like me, you have discovered …

Milo Yiannopoulos Tested Progressives—and They Failed

Conservative students have the right to bring obnoxious bigots to speak on campus and other students have a right to protest. But controversial speakers should be allowed to speak.<p>Among the many terrifying questions that Donald Trump’s presidency poses is this: How do you oppose an indecent leader …

Rights & Freedoms

WhatsApp Beta For iOS Reveals Live Location Tracking, Edit And Recall Of Sent Messages

WhatsApp beta for iOS has revealed a string of new features for the popular communication app. In December, some of these features were leaked by …

Four federal judges issue orders blocking parts of Trump’s executive order on immigration

President Trump issued an executive order late Friday afternoon that, as the New York Times summarizes, “suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly …

Immigration

Pizza Angels Feed Protesters At JFK Airport

Pies started appearing at the airport hours into the protest against Trump's immigration ban.<p>Protestors at JFK airport got an unexpected treat …

Airports

Protests against Trump's immigration ban: in pictures

Immigration

How MLK can get you out of your 'Trump Slump'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are you experiencing the following symptoms?<p>Insomnia: No sleep because you dread what happens over the next four years.<p>Hallucinations: You keep thinking that what you saw on TV last November must be a bad dream.<p>Fits of rage: You've unfriended half of your Facebook friends and you won't talk …

Black History

Teenage Photographer Captures Life In Hong Kong In The 1950s

Street photography is nothing like shooting in the studio, because you're capturing life in the moment and shooting from a bystander's perspective …

Photography
Donald Trump

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Clean Energy

I Went Through America’s Extreme Vetting

I’m a Syrian refugee. Trust me, it’s plenty tough.<p>I’m a Syrian refugee living in the United States. My family, which fled to Turkey in 2011 as protests against the government grew, is Muslim. And on Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that would have made it difficult, if not impossible …

Immigration

Remembering the Holocaust's forgotten victims

<b>For decades after she died, at just 24, no-one really spoke about Anna Lehnkering.</b><p>According to her death certificate, Lehnkering, who once dreamed of working in a nursery, died of peritonitis.<p>But she didn't really, she was gassed, one of tens of thousands of people killed by the Nazis during their …

World History

Why schools have stopped teaching American history

“Don’t know much about history . . .,” goes the famous song. It’s an apt motto for the Common Core’s elementary school curriculum.<p>And it’s becoming a …

Magna Carta

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

Scientific Research

Yahya Jammeh says he will step down in The Gambia

<b>The Gambia's long-term leader Yahya Jammeh says he will step down, after refusing to accept defeat in elections.</b><p>In an announcement on state TV, he said it was "not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed".<p>The statement followed hours of talks between Mr Jammeh and West African mediators. He …

Africa

Should all countries use the Shanghai maths method?

<b>When the Chinese city of Shanghai took part in the three-yearly Pisa test of 15-year-olds' academic ability in 2009 and 2012 it topped the table in maths, leaving countries such as Germany the UK and the US - and even Singapore and Japan - trailing in its wake. What is its secret?</b><p>The life of a …

Education

This unheralded woman actually organized the Montgomery bus boycott

Jo Ann Robinson is unfortunately overlooked by history<p>Earlier this week, the nation celebrated the birthday of civil rights activist Martin Luther …

Black History

Japan fortune teller 'ordered to pay' client forced into prostitution

<b>A fortune teller in Japan has been ordered to pay $850,000 (£691,000) in damages to a female client she had forced into prostitution, reports say.</b><p>The victim was reportedly made to believe that she was in debt to the clairvoyant and could repay that debt only by becoming a sex worker.<p>Tokyo's …

Japan

Trump inauguration: What the president's supporters want

<b>What do the millions of Trump supporters want from their new president? The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan catches up with some of the voters she met while travelling across America during the election campaign.</b><p><b>Sarah Jo Reynolds, 25</b><b>,</b> <b>Arkansas</b><p>Sarah Jo works for the Republican Party of Arkansas and I met …

Donald Trump

Gambia crisis: Senegal sends in troops to back elected leader

<b>Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia in support of Adama Barrow, who was sworn in as president on Thursday after winning last month's election.</b><p>Mr Barrow took the oath of office at the Gambian embassy in Senegal's capital, Dakar, and his legitimacy has been recognised internationally.<p>The West …

Africa