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21 Books Every Woman Should Read In Her Lifetime

Some are hard-hitting, some are lighthearted, and all of them are definitely amazing.<p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

This NASA Video Shows What It Would Be Like To Land On Pluto

At around 3 billion miles from Earth, Pluto is currently inaccessible to humans, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be visited in the virtual world.<p>A new …

Adventures by Rail: The Most Scenic Train Vacations in North America

Train voyages and vacations have been part of European and U.S. culture as long as there have been tracks on the ground. Millionaires Jay Gould and …

Trains

Good News: Eating Chocolate Every Day Can Have Serious Health Benefits

Please excuse us, we have a lunch date with a chocolate bar.<p>Chocoholics have one more reason to justify their habit, thanks to new research reported by the American Heart Association.<p>Researchers have found a link between daily chocolate consumption and heart health, according to recent findings …

What Is A Paradigm Shift, Anyway?

Thomas Kuhn, the well-known physicist, philosopher and historian of science, was born 94 years ago today. He went on to become an important and broad-ranging thinker, and one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century.<p>Kuhn's 1962 book, <i>The Structure of Scientific Revolutions</i>, …

Hillary Clinton, the candidate we know so well _ and don't

When she was about 14, Hillary Clinton says, she wrote to NASA volunteering for astronaut training.<p>NASA's reply was simple and definitive: No girls.<p>"It was the first time I had hit an obstacle I couldn't overcome with hard work and determination, and I was outraged," she would write in her book, …

Something Is Rotten in the State of Minnesota

Behind the shooting death of Philando Castile lies the worst racial gap in the country.<p>Last October, PatchofEarth.com confirmed what Minnesotans had been saying for years: Minneapolis and St. Paul are the best cities in the nation to live in. The lifestyle website aggregated the results of seven …

What's wrong with single-sex schools? A lot.

In her first days on the job, L.A. Unified's new Superintendent Michelle King suggested that single-sex education might attract more families to the district and improve student achievement. She wouldn't be the first district leader to vest hope — not to mention public funds — in all-boys and …

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

Book Review – The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm....

Obama has vastly changed the face of the federal bureaucracy

By Juliet Eilperin<p>, Reporter<p>Friday afternoon announcements in Washington are usually aimed at attracting as little attention as possible, but last Friday was different. President Obama’s decision to nominate Eric Fanning — an openly gay man — to head a branch of the military which only four years …

African-American News

Controversial literacy program SSP tried by Adelaide Hills primary school, amid dyslexia group concerns

A controversial reading and spelling program is being tried by a South Australian school that hopes to dramatically boost students' literacy.<p>Mylor …

Five Things that Transform a School

<b>So, maybe you’re on Twitter, your colleagues are on Twitter, you’re excited about ideas around new learning and your Principal might mention these</b> …

Digital fitness: the best apps and websites so you can work out at home

This week, I am focusing on Instructor Live, a website that features 10,000 workouts in Pilates, yoga, strength, cardio, post-natal exercise and meditation, all led by experts.<p>I think of this beginner-friendly members’ website as the Netflix of fitness. It costs £5.99 a month.<p>Anyone nervous about …

The 25 best museums in the world, according to travelers

The list is based on millions of TripAdvisor reviews from travelers.<p>From Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem to the Louvre in Paris, here are the world's best museums.

Museums

Refugee crisis: Chaos as Hungary blocks most migrants at Serbian border

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hungary closed one of the main routes Tuesday that migrants are using to reach the European Union -- plugging the final hole in its border fence with Serbia, implementing harsh new rules for anyone attempting to enter illegally and leaving hundreds massed on its border.<p>A railway carriage …

Journalism

A startup that didn’t get any funding in its first 7 years just raised $108 million — and is now worth over $1 billion

They believed the longer they waited, they could raise more later without giving up too much control to investors.<p>For the next seven years, Apttus didn't need any venture funding — it generated enough cash while remaining largely profitable, all while doubling in size every year. Its software, …

Venture Capital

Why Rich People Think the Poor Aren't That Poor

And why they don't see much need for wealth distribution.<p>When Jacob Riis published his study of New York tenement life in 1890, he called it <i>How the</i> …

5 Clever Decorating Ideas for Small Apartments

Get some inspiration for your small space!<p>Meet Giselle Gyalzen, owner of one of San Francisco's most coveted shops, Rare Device. When it comes to decor, Gieselle has turned great style into a science. Both her Divisadero and Noe Street store locations -- known for their signature colorful and …

Small Spaces

The 4 Issues In Education That Every Presidential Candidate Should Be Talking About

<b>1. Inequality.</b><p>Educational resources in the United States remain unfairly stratified by socio-economic class. The lopsided distribution of classroom materials, technologies, libraries, counseling, support services and supplies is obvious. But there’s also the issue of professional development for …

The 10 books teachers want your child to read

When it comes to what teachers think schoolchildren should read, the classics continue to dominate the reading list for primary school children.<p>Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tops a list of must-read novels, selected by 500 teachers for the National Association for the Teaching of …

Sandra Bland’s American tragedy: How a country’s vicious history lives on in an all-too-modern outrage

<b>(Reuters)</b><p>Sandra Bland’s story is about race and migration, the ghosts that still haunt us and the violence that won’t end<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>July 25, 2015 1:29pm (UTC)<p>It is likely that almost every black American has a story—familial or personal—about being unjustly harassed or otherwise treated badly …

Women of Color

Something Amazing Happens When Schools Teach Meditation

Many of you have probably experienced meditation at some point or another in life. Today, people are burdened by the daily stresses of life, which …

Meditation