Jason Pearce

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Trump’s millennial problem: The snowflakes are becoming a blizzard

<b>(Getty/David McNew)</b><p>Polls show the majority of millennials view Trump as an illegitimate president, and they don’t like Ivanka either<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>April 16, 2017 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Millennials, those born between 1981 and 1997, have become the generation the right loves to hate. Only days after the …

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees

No, the list doesn't include great pay and benefits. (Shouldn't those be a given?) Great bosses go much further.<p>Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other …

Leadership

Trump’s military nostalgia is influenced by the war movies of his youth

Rebuilding a last-century military to fight last-century wars<p>If you are an American male of a certain age -- Donald Trump’s age, to be exact -- you are likely to have vivid memories of "Victory at Sea", the Emmy award-winning NBC documentary series about the U.S. Navy in World War II that aired …

Americans are growing more secular all the time — which is one reason why Trump voters are so angry

<b>(Getty/Mark Wallheiser)</b><p>A new poll shows white evangelicals are out of step with the country, which may explain their resentful behavior<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>March 14, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>Despite all the posturing by conservatives about how their movement represents "real" America and liberal political …

Religion

I learned how to do math with the ancient abacus — and it changed my life

A few years ago, I stood in a small basement classroom just outside of New York City, watching a high schooler named Serena Stevenson answer math questions in rapid succession.<p>An instructor read out numbers —<p>74,470<p>70,809<p>98,402<p>— and Stevenson added them in her head. For each question, she closed her …

Mathematics

7 Time-Saving Strategies For Teachers That Put Students First

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How Steve Bannon Took Charge Of The Trump Administration

A weekend of chaos reveals who's in charge.<p>WASHINGTON — A weekend of chaos and conflict has produced one piece of clarity: Steve Bannon is the central force shaping Donald Trump's presidency.<p>Panic set in Friday evening into Saturday, with people taken off international flights, refugees and visa …

Scrap this half-baked immigration order and start over

President Trump's counterterrorism executive order keeping out many refugees, immigrants, visitors, and even residents demonstrated how shoddy …

FACT CHECK: Trump's Tweets On Christians, ISIS And Vetting Miss The Bigger Picture

Hundreds were detained at airports around the country Saturday in a chaotic and confusing day following President Trump's Friday night executive order temporarily banning Muslims from seven countries.<p>It spurred protests and backlash — even from some in Trump's own party, for either mismanagement of …

How To Use Moral Reframing To Persuade Conservatives To Support Immigration

To make a convincing argument, try give up your own ideas about why an issue is important and instead think about the values of the person you’re arguing with.<p>If you’ve ever tried to convince an opinionated relative to shift a political opinion, you were probably doing it wrong (and it probably …

America’s white working class is nothing like the stereotypes we’ve been told. Trust me, I’m part of it

The 2016 election saw the creation of many different narratives, including the idea that the white working class is some sort of mythical, salt-of-the-earth, oppressed group that hails mostly from the countryside and believes America has left it behind. Factually inaccurate and personally …

Demographics

Research Matters / Critical Thinking Won't Develop Through Osmosis

To hone students' critical-thinking skills, educators have to be intentional.

The psychology behind why the never-ending patterns in nature soothe your soul

When Richard Taylor was 10 years old in the early 1970s in England, he chanced upon a catalogue of Jackson Pollock paintings.<p>He was mesmerised, or perhaps a better word is Pollockised. Franz Mesmer, the crackpot 18th-century physician, posited the existence of animal magnetism between inanimate and …

Trump May Eliminating Funding for UN Organizations Saving Girls From Female Genital Mutilation

Things are getting worse<p>President Trump's anti-abortion executive order cut billions of dollars to both family planning organizations and health efforts across the globe. Health workers are preparing for the impact, calling the effects potentially decimating for numerous organizations, but now it …

Here's a List of All the U.S. Govt's Rogue Twitter Accounts Fighting Trump's Crackdown on Science

As Trump tries to muzzle the flow of information, NASA, the EPA and others fight back<p>Since taking office last week, President Trump has been ordering …

National Parks

Another Bogus Obamacare Argument From Donald Trump And Paul Ryan

It's not going to unravel -- unless Republicans do the unraveling.<p>If you’ve heard a Republican talk about the Affordable Care Act lately, then you’ve almost certainly heard that the law is imploding, collapsing, in a death spiral or a combination of the three.<p>Here, for example, was House Speaker …

The Quiet GOP Campaign Against Government Regulation

Why these rules exist, how they are issued, and what congressional Republicans want to do with them<p>Administrative law will never have the attention-grabbing power of the new president’s tweetstorms or international cyber intrigue. But congressional Republicans are poised to revolutionize federal …

Trump’s press secretary said taxpayer money funds abortion overseas. It doesn't.

The US already bans foreign aid from covering abortion using the Helms Amendment. The global gag rule goes a lot further.<p>President Trump reinstated the so-called global gag rule on Monday — an anti-abortion foreign aid restriction so extreme that it will likely cause thousands of maternal deaths …

Rights & Freedoms

How Many of His 'Day One' Promises Did Trump Fulfill?

The president laid out 18 promises in a “Contract With the American Voter,” but he only managed to check off a handful by Monday.<p>“On Day One.” The notion of immediately turning the page on policy is a staple of presidential transitions, from Franklin Roosevelt’s “first 100 days” on, but Donald …

10 Ways to Continue the Fight for Women’s Rights

The march is just the beginning.<p>With officials estimating that somewhere around 3 million people attended Women's Marches across the country and around the world on Saturday to affirm women's rights as human rights, thoughts are now turning to the future. What do you do <i>after</i> you've attended a …

Trump’s rhetoric only works when it’s dark and scary

Why phrases like “American carnage” sound so un-American.<p>President Donald Trump’s inaugural address managed an impressive rhetorical feat. It was both a less reassuring picture of America than Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural — delivered on the eve of the Civil War — and more optimistic than JFK’s …

Yes, America, you can resist the brutishness of the reign of Trump — when progressives truly unite

Grassroots populists have important work to do even as forces of oligarchy and repression are hoping for surrender<p>Buckle up, friends. Most Americans are about to be detoured onto a rough and rocky back road called "Trump Way." The autocratic tycoon was unabashed on the campaign trail in promising …

On his first day in office, Trump broke 34 promises

The new president made 36 promises about his first day, but kept only two of them.<p>Before being inaugurated president on Friday, Donald Trump promised …

How Rudeness Stops People from Working Together

Incivility can fracture a team, destroying collaboration, splintering members’ sense of psychological safety, and hampering team effectiveness. Belittling and demeaning comments, insults, backbiting, and other rude behavior can deflate confidence, sink trust, and erode helpfulness — even for those …

The Workplace

Russia Is Already Winning

If you understand what the Kremlin is up to, the news is grim. But it also gives us a clear path to fight back.<p>The whirlwind of Russian spy news over the past few weeks has forced Americans to confront questions that previously would only have seemed possible in fiction: Did a foreign power …

Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren’t You?

How an 89-year-old cold warrior became America’s nuclear conscience.<p>At this naked moment in the American experiment, when many people perceive civilization on the verge of blowing up in some metaphorical sense, there is an elderly man in California hoping to seize your attention about another …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

The world’s best Go player says he still has “one last move” to defeat Google’s AlphaGo AI

Robots 60, Humans 0.<p>Over the past few days, Google’s Deepmind machine-learning team secretively put its AlphaGo artificial intelligence system onto two Chinese online board-game platforms to test its skill in fast-paced games against several of the world’s best Go players. As of Jan. 4, when the …

Artificial Intelligence