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A Photographer Gives Cameras To Child Brides. Their Images Are Amazing

For 15 years, Stephanie Sinclair has taken photos of child brides around the world — from Tahani in Yemen, married at age 6, to 14-year-old Niruta in Nepal, and many more. In 2012, she started the nonprofit Too Young To Wed to raise awareness of their plight.<p>Now she's given some young women a …

A desert farm is growing tomatoes on seawater and solar power

Agriculturalists dream of making deserts bloom. Now the dream is coming true using sun, seawater, and little else.<p>On 20 hectares in the South Australian desert, Sundrop Farms—officially launched on Oct. 6—uses a field of 23,000 mirrors to produce energy for electricity and water conversion. …

Farming

12 Things Successful People NEVER Reveal About Themselves At Work

You can't build a strong professional network if you don't open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career.<p>Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like …

Emotional Intelligence

How to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done

A lot of people start their workday by making a to-do list. Depending on how realistic you are, there are probably anywhere from three to 15 items on your list. If it’s three, you probably end your workday feeling accomplished and energized. If you try to complete 15, you probably wrap up your day …

Time Management

Why scientists are losing the fight to communicate science to the public | Occam's corner

Scientists and science communicators are engaged in a constant battle with ignorance. But that’s an approach doomed to failure<p>A video did the rounds a couple of years ago, of some self-styled “skeptic” disagreeing – robustly, shall we say – with an anti-vaxxer. The speaker was roundly cheered by …

Organisms

£500,000 tree-planting project helped Yorkshire town miss winter floods

Slowing the Flow scheme, which saw 40,000 trees planted, reduced peak river flow by 20%, after 50mm of rain fell in 36 hours<p>Tree planting and other natural approaches have prevented flooding at Pickering in North Yorkshire over Christmas, at a time when heavy rainfall caused devastating flooding …

Entitled? Try Empowered: Why Millennials Work the Way They Do

What's the matter with "kids" today … at work? Across our great nation, grumpy middle managers, executives and owners alike are wondering who these …

Advertising Industry

The Ice Bucket Challenge has just funded an 'exciting' ALS breakthrough

Remember the summer of 2014 when everyone was pouring buckets of freezing water over their heads for the Ice Bucket Challenge?<p>You couldn’t scroll through your Facebook feed without seeing videos of family, friends and celebrities taking part in the challenge.<p>Well, all that water may have just made …

Microsoft will now force you to use its favorite Windows 10 feature, whether you like it or not

Not only does Cortana slot right into Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's ambitions around artificial intelligenceand the future of technology, she's also driving lots of folks towards Bing, Microsoft's own search engine.<p>So it's disappointing, but not surprising, that Microsoft is removing the ability to …

Apple & others may soon be barred from using SMS for two-factor authentication

One of the options available when using Apple’s two-factor authentication (2FA) is to have a code sent to you via SMS. The US National Institute for Standards and Technology, which sets the standards for authentication software, says that text messaging is not sufficiently secure, and that its use …

Authentication

The politics behind Michelle Obama's Christian Siriano dress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even the fashion choices of speakers have become political at the national party conventions.<p>First lady Michelle Obama opened the Democratic convention in Philadelphia Monday night with a rousing speech. On Tuesday morning, it was the politics of both what she wore and what she said that …

Michelle Obama

10 Powerful Habits of Mentally Strong People

Mentally strong people need to have some time on their own.<p><i>"What are the characteristics of a mentally strong person?" originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Gianni Cara, founder of SmartLab and VP</b> …

How the humble bicycle is making a comeback in US cities

<b>As part of a series on the State of America, the BBC is profiling small businesses that have stories to tell about the way they work, and which say something about a wider national trend.</b><p>Towards the end of the 19th Century America was in the grip of cycling craze. Women in particular embraced the …

Bike Lanes

Thousands Got Naked and Painted Their Bodies Blue for Climate Change

If you were taking a morning stroll through the British town of Hull over the weekend, you might have been shocked to find a surreal, Smurf-like …

Instant Ramen Is Cheap, But Probably Pretty Bad For Your Health

Instant ramen is a staple of many a kitchen cupboards. It’s easy to prepare, fills you up, and is, well, instant. A new study has linked obesity and metabolic syndrome in South Korea women with a diet heavy on high-processed junk foods (including instant ramen noodles). It’s important to remember …

A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation's borders.<p>They didn't have to hunt long before they found it.<p>On May 18, a team working at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research …

Microbiology

This Entrepreneur Created a Global Café Franchise as an 'F You' to Starbucks

Maria De La Croix has a fine arts degree and an advertising background, and she lives in Stockholm, Sweden -- unlikely characteristics for a Silicon Valley-backed founder. But she does embody the region's status-quo-disrupting ethos.<p>Two years ago, the 27 year old applied for a barista job at a …

Customers

Columbia OutDry Extreme Eco Rain Jacket

It seems these days Columbia just won’t quit when coming up with new and exciting products for their outerwear apparel line, and in an effort to …

More than half online users get news from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter: study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Social media has emerged as a leading source of news among online users who increasingly access it on their smartphones, a thinktank said on Wednesday, warning that the embrace of free news was becoming a challenge for publishers of quality news.<p>A logo of …

The Battle for “Personalized Learning”

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1071)So here we go again. Another terminology war. First there was the battle for open. Then the battle for MOOCs. …

Education Technology

Google Classrooms a high-tech hit at Amesbury Middle School

Amesbury Middle School has new classrooms, but they aren’t your usual bricks and mortar classrooms. These are Google Classrooms, and they are getting …

Brain drain no more: Why Topica CEO sees edtech as the answer to Vietnam's education woes

What’s ‘Radical’ About Pencils of Promise’s Commitment to Transparency

Edtech Business<p>What’s ‘Radical’ About Pencils of Promise’s Commitment to Transparency<p>By Tony Wan     May 31, 2016<p>Foreground: Jaclene Roshan, Pencil …

Bringing Arab Education Online

DUBAI – Education has long been a challenge in the Arab world, with inadequate access to high-quality schooling contributing to a widening skills gap …

Microsoft launches a free trial of Minecraft: Education Edition for teachers to test over the summer

Following up on its promises from January, Microsoft today released a free trial of Minecraft Education Edition – the version of Minecraft meant for use in the classroom – to educators worldwide. This “early access” version of the program includes new features and updated classroom content and …

Minecraft Education

Can the Government read your texts? How the Snooper's Charter will affect you

On Tuesday evening, 444 MPs voted in favour of the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which would ostensibly give the government bulk powers to collect citizens’ web records, as well remote hacking and monitoring of smartphones, and to potentially read unencrypted communications.<p>Just 69 members of …

Moroccans banned from sharing newspapers

It is a familiar sight in any pub, cafe or train carriage - newspapers being left on seats for others to read, passed from friend to friend, or even handed over to curious strangers.<p>But in Morocco, the practice has been banned after publishers complained they were losing millions in revenue because …

Café

CNN accused of media bias against Bernie Sanders after focusing too much on super delegates

Bernie Sanders and his supporters have warned the media from announcing that Hillary Clinton has clinched the democratic nomination due to her lead …

Snowden’s Impact Fades After Three Years

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