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Why so many teachers quit, and how to fix that

Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17% of them will leave the profession. Teacher attrition is especially high in poor, urban schools, where on average about a fifth of the entire …

Our Dream House Was a Money Pit

Here's how we dug ourselves out of a financial mess.<p>Once upon a time purchasing a home landed at the very top of my bucket list.<p>At 25 years old it …

Real Estate

Doctors Post Pics Where They Sleep At Work To Defend Med Resident Caught Asleep

After a Mexican blog posted a picture of a medical resident sleeping behind a desk at a hospital in Monterrey, Mexico, and attacked her for not doing …

Medicine

Sofía Vergara Wants To Have A Baby With Fiance Joe Manganiello ‘Like, Now'

Sofía Vergara says she’s open to having a child with fiance Joe Manganiello, as long as it happens “like, now.”<p>The “Modern Family” star spoke to Redbook recently about her relationship with Manganiello and the possibility of a child in the couple’s future.<p>"Joe is younger than me. He's 38. He's …

Out of Africa: e-learning makes further education a reality for tens of thousands | Mark Anderson

As the eLearning Africa conference gets underway in Addis Ababa, there is a growing recognition that online courses can boost further education access<p>Zuhur Yasin has never been to the US, but she holds a bachelor’s degree from an American university. Part of Yasin’s studies in Somaliland, a …

Africa

The Second Job You Don’t Know You Have

How self-checkouts, ATMs and airport check-ins are changing our economy.<p>Technology has knocked the bottom rung out of the employment ladder, which has sent youth unemployment around the globe skyrocketing and presented us with a serious economic dilemma. While many have focused on the poor state of …

Virginia Mom Thanks Cop Who Helped Her Young Son with Flat Tire

A Virginia mom took to Facebook to thank a police officer for helping her son after he got a flat tire – and for not assuming that he’d stolen the …

Should Your Kids’ School Have Standing Desks? These CrossFitters Think So

Crossfit’s Kelly Starrett, with help from DonorsChoose, is pioneering a new classroom style that’s improving students’ health and focus–starting in one California elementary school.<p>By the beginning of the school year next August, none of the classrooms at Vallecito Elementary in San Rafael, …

The Secrets To Getting More Done? Strategic Slacking Off

Finding your “minimum effective dose” for tasks can not only save you time but make you more productive, too.<p>We all know trying to be the best at everything is a strategy that often results in failure. While cutting certain tasks out of our lives completely may not be an option, Christine Carter, …

Plane Makes Emergency Landing After 3 Passengers Lose Consciousness

Three people aboard a SkyWest Airlines flight lost consciousness on Wednesday, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.<p>The 75-passenger …

SS 'accountant of Auschwitz' going on trial in Germany

LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — Hedy Bohm had just turned 16 when the Nazis packed her and her parents onto a cattle car in May 1944 and sent them from …

600 Indian students expelled for cheating on school exams

PATNA, India (AP) — About 600 high school students in eastern India have been expelled for cheating on pressure-packed 10th grade examinations this …

Ferguson shootings: Two officers shot amid protests following police chief resignation

One officer was shot in the face and another in the shoulder causing serious injuries as a protest rally was dispersing, police say<p>Two police officers in the <b>US</b> flashpoint town of Ferguson were <b>shot early on Thursday during the latest protest</b>over the treatment of black people by the mainly white …

Laser treatment claims to turn brown eyes blue

Ever been stymied in a desire to bat your baby blues by the fact that your eyes aren't actually blue? An experimental new procedure could see you permanently change your peepers' hue.<p>Strōma Medical Corporation, based out of Laguna Beach, California, claims to have invented a new laser eye surgery …

Ronald McDonald and Friends Sue Seattle to Stop Minimum Wage Hike

Last summer, the City of Seattle passed a law that will raise the city's minimum wage to $15 per hour. But in a bizarre twist, Ronald McDonald and friends are suing the city. On March 10, they'll be in a federal courtroom, complaining that the new minimum wage violates a constitutional provision …

Yale Will Offer Its First Online Degree

A lucrative partnership for the ed-tech company 2U Inc.<p>Yale University is offering its first-ever online degree through a partnership with the ed-tech company 2U Inc., the university announced today. The degree program, a master's for physician's assistants, is major step for the Ivy League school, …

5 Superior Alternatives To Apple's New MacBook

Apple describes their New MacBook as “the future of the notebook.” But I’m not buying that prophesy, and neither should you. From an engineering standpoint, Apple’s newest SKU is nothing short of brilliant; its elegant chassis a true evolution in a tech world that measures sexiness in millimeters. …

MacBook Air

Genius Makeup Artist Transforms Himself Into Kim Kardashian, Dakota Johnson, Other Female Celebs

Paolo Ballesteros, a 32-year-old Filipino actor, model and makeup artist, wowed the Internet last year with his jaw-dropping ability to transform himself into seemingly any female celebrity under the sun -- with little more than some deftly-applied makeup.<p>Ballesteros is making waves yet again this …

'Eco-terrorism' threat to poison infant formula in New Zealand

<b>(CNN) —</b> New Zealand police have revealed a threat to contaminate infant formula and other dairy formula with poison, in an apparent attempt to blackmail the government over its pest control policies.<p>Police appealed for public help to find the alleged blackmailer, at a press conference in Wellington …

Pest Control

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

Demonstration

Amtrak train hit tractor-trailer too big for I-95

HALIFAX, N.C. (AP) — The 127-ton tractor-trailer that derailed an Amtrak train at a railroad crossing in North Carolina was about three times the …

US teacher who screened sexually explicit horror film jailed

A US substitute teacher who screened a sexually explicit horror film to teenage students has been jailed for 30 days.<p>Sheila Kearns, of Columbus, Ohio, showed The ABCs of Death to children as young as 14 in five Spanish classes, despite its graphic content. The horror film is a collection of 26 …

The Top 10 Wealthiest Video Game Billionaires In The World

FORBES’ latest cover story, for the FORBES Billionaires issue, is on Markus Persson, aka “Notch,” the creator of <i>Minecraft</i>, which was sold to Microsoft for a whopping $2.5 billion last year.<p>This propelled Persson to the FORBES Billionaire list, where he’s valued at $1.3 billion.<p>(For some …

freetoplay

Kids learn to write by teaching robots

In pedagogical research, the concept of learning-by-teaching is a recognized and successful technique. The idea is that kids develop greater interest …

How I conquered my anxiety — with a vitamin

Mental Health

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Global Warming

Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Is a Worthy Heir to 30 Rock

The new Netflix series from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock is a loopy delight: sharp, funny, and big-hearted, but never mawkish.<p>If the end of <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, a bright and cheery series with an occasional edge, left a big hole in the television-comedy landscape, then <i>Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</i>, …

TV