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How to learn Spanish: Master the language in eight days on a total immersion course

A box of matches. Flares. A liferaft. I am trying to work out what I would need to survive on the moon from a list of 15 items, all written in …

Language

These Breakup Stories Will Make You Cringe

We'll never know for sure, but we're willing to bet that whoever coined the phrase "misery loves company" came up with it while swapping breakup …

Relationships

8 Murder Mystery Books That Will Keep You Up All Night

There’s something satisfying about the best murder mystery books. The crime of murder is inherently terrifying, which makes these stories part horror …

Books

America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission

"The federal government must take bold action to address inequitable funding in our nation's public schools."<p>So begins a list of recommendations released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent, bipartisan agency created by Congress in 1957 to investigate civil rights …

Education

The 33 Most Exciting New Books Of 2018

Here are the books we can't wait to read in 2018! (Ranked in no particular order.)

Books

What Everyone Is Getting Totally Wrong About Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

The more I read about EQ (or Emotional Intelligence) the more I wonder if people are defining it properly. For years, I've heard that EQ is about an ability to read people--to pick up on body language, to assess a situation and read feelings, to display a warmth and emotional connection that sets …

Emotional Intelligence

The Best Way To Win An Argument, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

Sometimes, trying to convince another person to see things from your point of view is an exercise in frustration, especially if neither of you …

7 Struggles Only the Rarest Myers-Briggs Personality Type Will Understand

Of all the personalities in the Myers-Briggs typology, INFJ is the rarest, making up only one percent of the entire population. And just like anything else in nature, being hard to come by makes this personality type extra special. INFJs are highly intuitive, introverted feelers with strong value …

Psychology

Beaten with hammers and forced to eat pictures of dead relatives - the victim of 'one of worst ever domestic abuse cases' tells her story

“That is when I knew that I was f***ed. I thought I was going to die. That night I remember telling him to just kill me.<p>“He said ‘I will either give …

Is the Bar Too Low for Special Education?

The Supreme Court is poised to decide the quality of instruction public schools must provide students with disabilities—a question that could get even thornier under the Trump administration.<p>In fourth grade, Drew’s behavioral problems in school grew worse. Gripped by extreme fears of flies, spills, …

Education

If You Love Your Idea, Here's Why You Need to Kill It | Inc.com

<i>This series of articles explores the connections between entrepreneurship and the history of philosophy and literature. Each article traces the influence of a specific thinker or school of thought upon the development of both my business philosophy and practice--in particular, my experience</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Women the world over have shown the US how to deal with sexism and racism

From Liberia to Colombia and beyond, women have compiled a vast archive of methods to combat threats to their rights. The US need only follow their lead<p>Many in the US are emerging from their initial shock at the outcome of the presidential election to confront its likely impacts: a legitimation of …

Rights & Freedoms

Bottle flipping is being used to teach kids probability in school now

Ever since that infamous bottle flipping video earlier this year, it seems flipping bottles around is all the kids are doing now.<p>Year 5 teacher …

3 Personality Traits That Reveal Whether You're a Leader or a Tyrant | Inc.com

Being an effective leader is not inherent in every person. Sure, some people are born with "leadership tendencies," but leadership is a skill as much as anything else--and to be an effective leader, you need to put in the time and practice to effectively inspire and guide those around you.<p>What most …

Leadership

Eddie Izzard reveals years of transgender abuse to court

Comedian Eddie Izzard defended himself against a man who shouted homophobic abuse at him as a stand against “thousands of years of transgender people being aggressively attacked”, a court has heard.<p>Jamie Penny threatened to “do” the 54-year-old’s house after an altercation in Pimlico, central …

Eddie Izzard

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology | Inc.com

The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of Millennials, who point out that it's their parents who tanked the economy and their …

Psychology

Want to Heal Yourself from 'Toxic Whiteness'? This Class Can Help

The people behind the self-help/intersectional feminism publication Everyday Feminism are offering a course that aims to educate people of privilege so "individual people of color don't have to."<p>It can be painful observing white people attempt to recognize or work against their privilege—especially …

Feminism

Gwyneth Paltrow's Come-to-Jesus Moment Started With Her Dad Calling Her an "Asshole"

"I was like, 'What the hell?' I was totally devastated…"<p>Once, Gwyneth Paltrow—at the height of her late '90s fame—was called an asshole by her father, the late director Bruce Paltrow. It shattered her view of herself, sent her into an existential crisis, and well, saved her, she tells Samantha Bee …

10 Super Weird Emotions You've Felt But Could Never Describe

How often have you been in the situation where you feel something but it doesn’t fall under the typical emotional categories like ‘happy,’ ‘sad,’ …

Meet Mojo, the monster Stanford and Harvard are using to teach your kids “growth mindset” and empathy

Mojo is a monster with a problem. He used to like school, but then math got hard, and Mojo decided he was not smart enough. School became less fun, and Mojo wanted to make a run for it.<p>But he didn’t, because Mojo was designed by ClassDojo, a Silicon Valley edtech start up, and a team of researchers …

Education

The Hyde Amendment Has Been Hurting Women for 40 Years, But Its Days Are Numbered

Hillary Clinton is the first major-party candidate to make it a campaign issue.<p>I sat in that relatively nondescript hotel ballroom, shuffling my notes, and it suddenly struck me: I was about to make history. I was about to testify before the Democratic National Committee Campaign Committee, to urge …

Toronto schools are starting each day with a First Nations lesson

Students at Canada's largest school board are starting their day by learning about their province's indigenous history.<p>Along with playing the national anthem, the Toronto District School Board requires all of its schools to read four sentences, as part of the morning announcements, that …

How to Get Up to 5% Interest on Savings Even Though the Fed Didn’t Raise Rates

<i>This story was originally published on Money.com.</i><p>The Federal Reserve’s decision to delay an interest-rate rise yet again means savers will continue …

Personal Finance

Scanning software deciphers ancient biblical scroll

JERUSALEM (AP) — The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist's storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form.<p>The passages from the Book …

Archaeology

Why Our Education System Needs to Nurture Entrepreneurs

Why schools needs to adapt to the shifting employment landscape and help build better entrepreneurs.<p>It wasn't too long ago that new graduates would join a company straight out of school and spend the next several decades there. There was an implicit contract between employer and employee that …

Education

2-year-old Buddhist monk melts a million hearts as he struggles to keep awake during meditation

While the media has been focused on the antics of the Shaolin Abbot, another monk has been slowly stealing the limelight. Pictures and footage of a …

5 Signs You're a Lot Smarter Than You Think

These surprising qualities and habits might indicate a higher intelligence.<p>Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Dean, founder and author of the popular website PsyBlog, caught my attention recently with an article about some really odd signs that suggest your IQ may be above average.<p>I went around the internet …

Psychology

No grammar schools, lots of play: the secrets of Europe’s top education system

In Finland children don’t start school until they are seven, but what happens before that is even more important<p>It’s a warm September afternoon in the Kallio district of Helsinki. Out in the Franzenia daycare centre playground, groups of four- and five-year-olds roam contentedly. “Would you like an …

Education