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Should I do a PhD? You asked Google – here's the answer | Rachel Hall

There are lots of good reasons for deciding to do a PhD. Deepening your knowledge of a subject you love is an excellent one. Wondering what to do with the next three years of your life and finding out your university will pay you to stay isn’t so bad either. But seeing it as a fast track to a cushy …

College & University

Science Has Resolved the Question of Boxers vs. Briefs

In 1925, boxer shorts were unleashed on the world: loose-fitting underwear for men, featuring an elastic waistband inspired by the shorts worn by boxers. It was underwear for the inner pugilist. Just ten years later, briefs—jockey shorts, tighty-whities—entered the ring, offering a different vision …

Clothing

11 Impressive Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

Make sure you stand out when you're asked, "Do you have any questions?"<p>No matter how prepared you are, a job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. You have to answer a torrent of questions on the spot and sell yourself to a hiring manager — sometimes even a room full of strangers. And when it …

Employment

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking

China’s two-child policy is having unintended consequences

THE one-child-per-couple policy was horrific for women in China. Many were subjected to forced sterilisations or abortions. Newborn girls were …

China

Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

<i>A version of this piece ran in February 2018.</i><p>Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.<p>One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.<p>But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So …

Parenting

The good teeth guide: how to keep your whites pearly in midlife and beyond

Are you feeling a bit ‘long in the tooth’? While you're probably familiar with the phrase – used to describe, perhaps a little unkindly, someone who is old or of advancing years – you may not know its quirky etymology. We inherited the curious dental expression from horses, whose teeth, unlike …

Malaysians make record bust of crystal meth, shipped from Myanmar

NILAI, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysia has made its largest ever seizure of crystal methamphetamine, officials said on Monday, finding nearly 1.2 tonnes of the drug disguised as tea in a shipment from Myanmar, and arrested six suspected traffickers.<p>The bust comes as Southeast Asia reports a flood of …

Asia

50 Americanisms That Don't Make Sense To Foreigners

"Pocketbook! How on earth is a handbag called that? It’s not a book, nor does it fit into a pocket.”<p>The English language is a complicated beast. Often, it makes no sense at all to non-native speakers. And even those who grew up speaking English find it confusing when they hear the way Americans use …

Chai

People Always Ask ‘What Are You?’ A DNA Kit Gave Me The Unexpected Answer.

In 2016, I took a DNA test from 23andMe to answer one question: Who is my grandfather?<p>It’s a question that plagued my family for over 50 years because my mom is Amerasian — one of the thousands of Vietnamese children fathered by Americans during the Vietnam War.<p>The only thing she really knew about …

Hung Up

My Son Suddenly Stopped Talking And I Wasn't Sure If He'd Ever Speak Again

At the age of 3, my son suddenly stopped speaking ― for hours, then days, then weeks at a time. It was the winter of 2010, when record snowfalls blanketed Washington, D.C., hushing the normally bustling city streets. Inside our small duplex in the suburbs, things were hushed, too. My son, whose …

Virginia Tech

This Mom Might Make Parents Rethink Their Screen Time Guilt

What the creator of your kids' favorite shows has to say about media consumption.<p>If your kids have watched children’s TV in the last two decades, Angela Santomero has likely influenced them in some way.<p>Santomero is the creator of beloved children’s shows like “Blue’s Clues,” “Daniel Tiger’s …

Parenting

Myanmar's president grants amnesty to over 8,500 prisoners

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar President Win Myint has granted amnesty to more than 8,500 prisoners, reportedly including at least three dozen …

Aung San Suu Kyi

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

When Facebook becomes 'the beast': Myanmar activists say social media aids genocide

<b>(CNN) —</b> As tens of millions of Americans come to grips with revelations that data from Facebook may have been used to sway the 2016 presidential election, on the other side of the world, rights groups say hatemongers have taken advantage of the social network to widely disseminate inflammatory, …

Social Media

A Documentary Captures the Dreams and Anxieties of Affluent Chinese Teens at an American Boarding School

There is a moment at the beginning of “Maineland,” a quiet marvel of a documentary directed by Miao Wang, when a young high-school teacher in Shanghai holds forth on the concept of Chinese happiness. Her students, who have just completed their calisthenics exercises, are dressed in identical …

20 Cult-Favorite Asian Beauty Products You Need in Your Life

These will forever change your skincare and makeup game.<p>Sure, you're already acquainted with the drugstore basics—you know, the same beloved Burt’s Bees moisturizer and Wet n Wild blush you’ve used since college—but it’s time to break out of your comfort zone and step into the wide, wonderful world …

The world's most beautiful budget train journeys (prices from 42p)

Trains

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Italian Food

Sakura season: Your guide to cherry blossoms

<b>(CNN) —</b> For just a few weeks every spring, Japan celebrates an annual ritual known as hanami. In theory, it's a simple pleasure: stopping to view and appreciate the beautiful spring blossoms, most commonly cherry trees.<p>In reality, it's a hugely symbolic and much-loved source of national pride, a …

Racist landlords in Malaysia to Chinese privilege in Singapore, why is Asia so hung up on skin tone? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

When two burly, stern-looking police officers stopped him on the streets of Kuala Lumpur last November, Faisal Ibrahim could not stop the fear …

The Frustrating Inadequacy of Antidepressants

Why Prozac and its ilk so often fail, and why the future of psychiatry might be psychedelics<p>In 1897, the French sociologist Émile Durkheim decided to study and compare the suicide rates of different religions. He found that Protestants were most likely to commit suicide, and Jews least likely. …

Mental Health

Are lessons killing my child's love of music?

When I was pregnant, I imagined standing at the front door, waving a small boy off to school. He had scruffy hair, scuffed knees, grey shorts and - always - a violin case on his back.<p>Today, my seven-year-old has the very same hair and grubby knees. But he refuses to pick up the violin case. He had …

The real reason today's children are so unhappy

What is wrong with our children today? A recent report by the Children’s Commissioner found the number of young children seeing psychiatrists has risen by a third amid what was described as an “epidemic of anxiety”. This followed a study published in October in the BMJ that found self-harm among …

Mental Health

10 Genuine Alternatives To Cambodia's Tourist Traps

Every year, Cambodia welcomes more visitors to its shores, with the majority flocking straight to the tourist hubs. Those looking to escape the …

India has a new caste for native English speakers only

Sometime around 2012 or 2013, my daughters stopped speaking in Konkani, our mother tongue. It isn’t entirely clear what provoked it, perhaps it was a teacher at their Mumbai school encouraging students to speak more English at home. Or perhaps it was something else. It doesn’t matter.<p>What did …

India

The Intrusion of White Families Into Bilingual Schools

Will the growing demand for multilingual early-childhood programs push out the students these programs were designed to serve?<p>Stephanie Lugardo’s second-grade classroom at Academia Antonia Alonso in Wilmington, Delaware, is bubbling. Students chatter with one another as they work, smiling and …

4 Places to Visit in Japan Before Everyone Else Does

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across much of the world has given it the appeal of a safe haven, and before the 2020 …

Japan

On the Amazon’s lawless frontier, murder mystery divides the locals and loggers

The violent murder of Sairá Ka’apor, in a logging town in Brazil’s Maranhão state, is still unsolved. But the story is all too familiar for the indigenous people fighting to protect the forest<p>Sairá Ka’apor patrolled one of the most murderous frontiers in the world, a remote and largely lawless …

Amazon Rainforest

The BecDot is a toy that helps teach vision-impaired kids to read braille

Learning braille is a skill that, like most, is best learned at an early age by those who need it. But toddlers with vision impairment often have few or no options to do so, leaving them behind their peers academically and socially. The BecDot is a toy created by parents facing that challenge that …