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19 Teachers Whose Failures Are A Hilarious Lesson

Being a teacher is very difficult today. And being a <i>good</i> teacher is even harder. Teachers get a lot of flak from people based on the amount of …

How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

Can a kid succeed in school with only a mobile device for Internet access at home?<p>Lorena Uribe doesn't have to think about that one:<p>"Absolutely not," she says.<p>When her old computer broke down several years ago, she and her teenage daughter found themselves in a bind for about five months: homework …

Net Neutrality

A Stanford professor says eliminating 2 phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful

The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape your behavior.<p>Swapping one word for another could make all the difference in how you approach your goals.<p>That's according to Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering at Stanford and the academic director …

25 Times Spongebob Perfectly Captured College Life

Spongebob is all of us.

College & University

Ariana Grande Turns Down Justin Bieber’s Advances By Calling Him ‘Satan’

Justin Bieber has made a lot of new fans, thanks to an album that’s been dominating spin classes for more than two months now, but he may have lost an old one. Teens everywhere were freaking out Wednesday night when Bieber “liked” a weird bubble video Ariana Grande uploaded to Instagram. The …

Here's how likely you are to become a millionaire based on your education and race

How likely are you to become a millionaire?<p>At Bloomberg, Victoria Stilwell reports on the results of an analysis conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Bloomberg News, calculating how three factors might influence an individual's chances of becoming a millionaire in the US: age, …

The 9 Things That Are Wrong With The College Application Process

Can we just slay the monster that we created?<p>I have watched my oldest child navigate the college application vortex for the past 18 months now. As she has inched her way closer to the pearly gates of higher education, I repeatedly have asked myself, "Is this crazy or is it just me?" You decide, …

College & University

Should You Go to College in Canada?

Both familiar and foreign, Canada has fine schools at bargain prices. But you'd better bundle up.<p>It’s a foreign country but just a 90-minute flight …

Car parked by lake gets completely encased in ice

It'll take more than a squirt of antifreeze to sort that out<p>The next time a hard frost leaves you battling away with an ice scraper on your car windscreen, spare a thought for the owner of this car, turned into a large, car-shaped block of ice by winter weather in Buffalo, New York.<p>"This is a …

Think Twice Before Using This Wildly Popular Facebook App

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California public school textbooks mislead students on climate, study says

Textbooks in California public schools are misleading students on climate change, with material that expresses doubt over whether it is real and promotes the view that increasing temperatures may be beneficial, according to a Stanford University study.<p>An analysis of four key science texts given to …

Climate Change

A Girl Just Shut Down Her Complicated Math Homework With This Hilarious Response

Maddy knows what's up.<p>"I asked her to skip it because I wanted to talk to her teacher about the appropriateness about it," Douglas said. "She did a little thinking of her own and showed me what she wrote. To me, her answer was too cute not to share online."<p>She added that Maddy wasn't marked wrong …

Mathematics

Tips for Creating Great Abstract Photography

Abstract photography can create very impressive photos. However, people tend to perceive abstract images differently than other images. This is …

Landscape Photography

Why Your Doctor Wants You To Cook With Cast Iron

Because this mineral supplement comes in a pan instead of a pill.<p>by Marygrace Taylor, for Rodale's Organic Life<p>PHOTOGRAPH BY MITCH MANDEL<p>Your trusty cast-iron skillet doesn’t just deliver mouthwatering caramelized crusts and a perfectly rustic presentation. Turns out, it really can boost the iron …

Barack Obama sings 'Thriller' in new Barack Dub

Barack Dubs is back in time for Halloween with a new video in which POTUS appears to sing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”<p>Comprised of clips from …

Halloween...Let the Spirits Take Pictures

The Halloween season is upon us once again. Scary movies with blood curdling screams are just about on every movie channel. Chocolates and other …

Decorations

How to Make Realistic Fake Blood in 60 Seconds for a Halloween Shoot

Want to make some realistic fake blood for a creepy Halloween photo shoot? Here’s a short video tutorial by HouseholdHacker on how you can do so with …

You Really Do Become Better Looking After a Couple Drinks, Study Says

When people are drunk, they tend to overrate others' attractiveness (the "beer goggles" effect). Now research has uncovered a related phenomenon: People temporarily appear better-looking after they consume alcohol. But it depends on the amount.<p>For a study in England, 40 college students viewed …

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19 Ridiculously Funny Church Signs

"Stop drop and roll won't work in hell."

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