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Genius Hour: What 20% of the Time Really Means in Education

The 20% Time (or “Genius Hour” as some teachers call it), has started to take hold in many schools across the world. While many agree that Daniel …

The Latest: California county to close most offices for week

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>11:44 p.m.<p>The Southern California county where a pair of shooters killed 14 people and wounded 17 others will close most of its offices the rest of the …

California

Secret Document Shows CIA Reaction to Finding No WMD in Iraq | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The U.S. government invaded Iraq, devastated a society, killed upwards of a million people, wounded, traumatized, and displaced millions more.</i><p>The …

Inked: Why I Love Tattoos - Photographs by Ralf Mitsch | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Portrait Awards 2015. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>Have you ever noticed a tattoo peeking out from under …

Body Art

U.N. urges new look at 1961 plane crash that killed secretary-general

<b>United Nations (CNN) —</b> The dry, tedious world of the United Nations system might have a major mystery on its hands.<p>The question is this: Was acclaimed former U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold murdered, instead of being a victim of a plane crash accident in 1961?<p>The case is back in the …

United Nations

Flipping The Wall Street Journal and Factiva

For 125 years, it has been read by the leading business influencers in the world. It’s won 35 Pulitzer prizes, for topics including the September 11, …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Watch what happens if the world economy goes wrong this year

The IMF just released its latest attempt to forecast the health of the global economy, which it thinks will expand by 3.6% this year. The forecast also comes with a warning about what will happen if things go wrong, with growth instead falling to 2.4%, just above the 2% cut-off point that the IMF …

Emerging Markets

ISIL releases new propaganda video of British hostage

The Islamic State released a video featuring hostage and British journalist John Cantlie delivering a report in which he says the militant group has taken control of the contested Syrian city of Kobani.<p>Cantlie, 43, was filmed standing in Kobani saying the insurgents "are mopping up now, street to …

How to Harness the Positive Power of Negative Thinking

It’s sixty years this year since Norman Vincent Peale published <i>The Power of Positive Thinking</i>—and though his message may have been radical back then, …

Police add texting to crisis negotiation arsenal

The suspect in a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase kept pointing his handgun to his head, and police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep the man from committing suicide. But he kept cutting Wells' phone calls short.<p>Then, about 10 minutes after the last hang up, Wells' …

Test-driving Acompli: Could an email app be reason enough to go back to the iPhone?

Is a particular email experience reason enough to switch smartphones, or even platforms? For me, the answer was yes. I recently retired my iPhone 4s and began using the native Android Gmail app on an HTC One. Why? Here are just two reasons: I can archive or respond to emails from the lock screen …

The 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Habits Of My Heart

Yoga, butt naked

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Zoo Miami's Lion Cub Makes His First Public Appearance

For the first time in Zoo Miami history, a Lioness and her cub went on public exhibit together. First-time mother Asha and her three month old male …

Love Animals & Nature ღ

Love Animals & Nature ღ, Rabat (Rabat, Morocco). 6.2K likes. ღ A page created for those who love animals and nature ღ

Field of Dreams

Israel 'uncovers longest Gaza tunnel'

<b>The Israeli military says it has uncovered a tunnel dug by militants from the Gaza Strip which runs hundreds of metres under Israel.</b><p>A spokesman said it was the longest tunnel found to date and was meant for use in attacks on Israeli civilians.<p>The military wing of Hamas, which governs the Gaza …

Israel

Iran Is Building a Fake U.S. Aircraft Carrier

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In an Iranian shipyard on the Persian Gulf, a non-working mock-up of an American aircraft carrier is …