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The Surprising Reason Schools Should Teach Philosophy

A study in the UK finds that philosophy classes improve academic performance in elementary school students.<p>Wouldn't it be great if just talking about topics like truth, fairness, and knowledge could make your kids smarter?<p>Turns out, it probably can.<p>A recent study of 9- and 10-year-olds in England …

Education

Jennifer Lawrence is certain she would never date Justin Bieber

Jennifer Lawrence isn't so keen on the idea of hooking up with Justin Bieber.<p>Bieber told Capital FM back in November that he found Lawrence "sexy," but the outspoken Oscar winner did not return the compliment when she spoke with Andy Cohen on Monday's "Watch What Happens Live." When asked if she'd …

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JK Rowling explains refusal to join cultural boycott of Israel

Following a letter calling for dialogue with Israel, the Harry Potter author responds to readers’ questions to explain why she is not supporting the cultural boycott<p>JK Rowling has spoken out further about her decision not to join a cultural boycott of Israel, saying that while she has “deplored” …

Historic British Swimming Baths: Pictures

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Lawsuit Filed Against Estate of Woman Killed in Caitlyn Jenner Car Crash

A new lawsuit seeks $18.5 million from the estate of Kim Howe.<p>TMZ reports a new lawsuit was filed against the estate of Kim Howe, the woman who was killed in February after her car was struck by Caitlyn Jenner on a Malibu highway.<p>Howe, 69, was driving a Lexus on the Pacific Coast Highway when she …

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All praise the pound shop: a guide to classroom decoration on a budget

Get your classroom in order this autumn with our money-saving ideas – including transforming a foil baking tray into a snazzy homework in-tray<p>Along with every other aspect of education, how to decorate your classroom is a matter of debate. Some say learning spaces should be kept bare so that …

Why are private schools so touchy about state schools’ success?

The success of school reform in Britain seem to be worrying the private schools’ spokesmen. They’ve taken the unusual step of releasing a statement in response to my Daily Telegraph column yesterday, where I show that the top state schools outperform top private schools in A-Level league tables. …

How The Queen Tried To Hold Off Her 'Cross' Resting Face

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Real Life<p>by Contributor | 21 08 2015<p>The Queen On Her 'Cross' Resting Face<p>A new biography on The Queen has revealed the lengths she once …

Queen Elizabeth II

Primary school student achieves A* in GCSE maths

At the tender age of 10, Bhunit Santhiramoulesan has already earned himself an A* in GCSE maths<p>Maths prodigy Bhunit Santhiramoulesan, a student at Bournehall Primary School, Bushey, has only just turned 10 but today secured an A* in maths after sitting the GCSE exam in summer.<p>Bhunit initially …

Video games are tackling mental health with mixed results

Mental illness occupies a strange place in video games. After centuries of misdiagnosis and misinterpretation, we've begun to comprehend the reasons behind disorders and their prevalence in modern society. Recent research shows that roughly one in five American adults suffers from some form of …

Mental Health

Lily Allen’s shock Glastonbury collapse

<i>The Sun</i> ran shocking pictures of the stricken 30-year-old lying unconscious in a field as medics ran to her aid last Saturday.<p>“She was out of it, she …

People of color only get six minutes of dialogue in all the Harry Potter films

The wizarding world of <i>Harry Potter</i> is a pretty white-washed affair, according to a new study by Dylan Marron. Marron has been looking at various …

Everyone should watch this eye-opening supercut of all the 'Harry Potter' films

There’s no denying that the <i>Harry Potter</i> series had—and continues to have—a tremendous effect on an entire generation of people of all ages. What is …

J.K. Rowling drops hints about the identity of the 'Cursed Child' in upcoming Harry Potter play

LONDON – J.K. Rowling is something of a magician when it comes to cleverly crafting titles and character names that are designed to keep people …

Benedict Cumberbatch Funniest Moments

Broadchurch Review

Broadchurch bounces back for finale<p>Blimey, the <i>Broadchurch</i> backlash has been vicious. In many ways, it’s also been a little unfair. So how did this week's climactic episode measure up and will it silence the naysayers?<p>The Scandi-scented crime thriller’s first series was a sleeper hit, gathering …

Meet the new breed of celebrity: inside the YouTube convention

In London last week, 10,000 teenagers turned out to take selfies with the most popular faces on the internet. Harry Wallop went in search of their appeal<p>Rarely have I felt so out of my depth. Hundreds of teenagers, mostly girls, some of them crying, are queuing to meet Dan and Phil. I have not …

Special 'Late Late Show' gives YouTube royalty a mainstream stage

LOS ANGELES — James Corden and Tyler Oakley are blindfolded and nuzzling a tortoise.<p>They don't know that they're doing it, but the audience of a …

The Late Late Show

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 in Ontario, Canada to Jeremy Bieber and Pattie Mallette, who was 18 at the time. The couple never married, …

Tyler Oakley Is Officially the Prom King of VidCon

Tyler Oakley is kind of a big deal.<p>The upbeat, quirky YouTuber is essentially the world’s BFF – and, as could be expected, he’s taking VidCon (a.k.a. …

Emma Watson Shows Support For First Openly Gay British Rugby League Player

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Opinion<p>by Emma Spedding | 19 08 2015<p>Emma Watson Supports For First Openly Gay Rugby League Player<p>Emma Watson has taken to Twitter to praise …