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What’s Better in the Classroom—Teacher or Machine?

‘Edtech’ is attracting investors, but some parents prefer traditional teaching methods<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Last fall, the public school district here in Silicon Valley’s epicenter ditched its conventional sixth-grade math curriculum for a course that relied on software.<p>Behind the new program, …

Bill Gates

Donald Trump, the President of the United States, Deems Madonna “Disgusting”

Donald Trump used one of his favorite words to describe the pop star.<p><b>President Trump</b> took a break from watching Fox News to be on Fox News Thursday night. He sat down with <b>Sean Hannity</b> to talk waterboarding as a form of almost-torture, the necessity of multi-billion-dollar wall on the Mexican …

7 questions to ask before getting a pet bird

Birds make wonderful companion animals, but there's a lot to consider before making the commitment.<p>Our love of bird-watching often translates into …

Pets

Every executive action President Trump has taken (so far)

So far, President Trump has signed 20 executive actions with wide-ranging effects within and outside of U.S. borders. With his signature, Mr. Trump …

Immigration

When will soggy California drop water restrictions?

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Much of California has gone from withered to water-logged this winter, but the state's top water regulator is not ready to lift …

Snorkeling

Donald Trump Sticks to Voter-Fraud Claim

Independent experts say there is no evidence to support president’s assertion<p>By<p>Peter Nicholas,<p>Peter Nicholas<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@peterwsj<p>Peter.Nicholas@wsj.com<p>Carol E. Lee and<p>Carol E. Lee<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@CarolELee<p>carol.lee@wsj.com<p>Kristina Peterson<p>Kristina Peterson<p>The …

Donald Trump

Anti-immigration groups are pushing Trump to stick to campaign pledge to deport Dreamers

Immigration hawks are pressuring President Trump to stick by his pledge to end legal protections for some 750,000 immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children, while the immigrants themselves are cautiously relieved that he appears to be backing off.<p>Trump promised on the campaign trail to …

Immigration

What 2,000 Calories Looks Like At Every Major Fast-Food Chain

The Food and Drug Administration recommends an average daily intake of 2,000 calories.<p>Healthier, more transparent practices are making their way into …

Fast Food

Fitness for Women Over 40 - Useful Facts You May Not Know

Life begins at forty. While this may be a time when an individual reaches the peak of her career, it is also the time when your body begins to …

Experts decipher the disease behind one of the world's most famous paintings

After closely examining a range of evidence about her condition, Mayo Clinic child neurologist Marc Patterson has pinpointed a diagnosis. He thinks …

Armenian Illustrator Completes His Cut-Out Dresses With Everyday Objects

Armenian fashion illustrator Edgar Artis uses stylized paper cut outs and everyday objects to create beautiful dresses. His creative fashion sketches …

Value of gun manufacturers' stocks almost doubled in 2015

Stock markets around the world closed down on the last trading day of 2015, with the Dow suffering its first annual drop since 2008. But for the two largest stock market-listed gun manufacturers 2015 has been another great year – their value has doubled.<p>In a year marred with gun violence and …

Guns

10 Fashion Trends That Need to Die in 2017

2016 was the year of the lace-up bodysuit. It's time to move on. Please!<p>Dear Fashion,<p>You're tired. It's time to retire some of your old ways and do what you are supposed to do best: move forward. Here are 10 trends you should seriously consider saying good-bye to in 2017.<p>1. Mom Jeans<p>It seems like …

Fashion Trends

New fashion trend takes over K-Pop: Split skirt

The split skirt fashion has become the hottest and latest trend for female idols as many have been seen sporting this over the past few months.<p>This …

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

War

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

The Anti-Dress-For-Your-Body-Type Guide

The cues are far from subtle. Be it magazines, store windows, or, <i>ahem</i>, certain frequently visited women’s lifestyle sites, we’ve all gotten the memo …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

“Muji Is Not A Trend”: How Design Fuels Muji’s Growth

The pioneering “no brand” brand views design as a solution for problems we encounter daily.<p>With around 400 stores in Japan alone, and another 300 operating internationally, housewares brand Muji shows no signs of slowing its rapid clip of expansion. For the past 35 years, the company has …

Design

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

Success

Does owning a gun make you safer?

The United States has the most heavily armed civilian population in the First World; our homes contain enough firearms for every man, woman and child.<p>Why do so many Americans own guns? The main reason, according to surveys, is protection. Advocates argue that guns in the home both deter crime …

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>By Amy …

Rachel Dolezal

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …