Marty Skidmore

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17 Rules of the Coen Brothers' Cinematic Universe

Enter the world of the Brothers Coen, a place "steeped in a slightly embellished reality."<p>If you tried to describe the work of directors Joel and …

Coen Brothers

Why You're All Wrong And Blade Runner 2049 Was Brilliant, Dammit

Image: Blade Runner<p><b>Video:</b> How do you feel about sequels in general? At best, they can build pon a world you have already come to know and love. At …

Blade Runner 2049

“Socialism” vs. “capitalism” is a false dichotomy

We need go-go capitalism to afford a generous welfare state, and people won’t support go-go capitalism without a safety net. “Socialists” and Republicans forget different parts of this lesson.<p>Suddenly there’s a lively debate on both the left and the right about the specter of socialism in America. …

Middle-class

The 100 best science fiction movies of all time, according to critics

1/<p>100. "Movement and Location" (2015)<p>Brooklyn Film<p><b>Critic score:</b> 74/100<p><b>User score:</b> 8.6/10<p><b>What critics said:</b> "Despite its sci-fi hook, 'Movement and …

Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy.<p>Maybe they should.<p>Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year …

Education

Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider 3 questions before offering someone a job, and they're still spot-on 20 years later

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.<p>But before you can land a corporate role with the online retail behemoth, you have to tick three particular boxes in the minds of the hiring managers and executives vetting you.<p>At least, that's the process CEO Jeff Bezos recommended to his team 20 …

Jeff Bezos

Three zone attack

by Tony Carr in Attacking, Practice plans<p>This session improves your team’s attacking play through a series of small-sided games. These take place on …

Setup

Disney Has a Number You Can Call to Have Mickey and Friends Help Your Kids Go to Sleep

Disney has just released a new line of sleepwear and it has an interesting way to celebrate it. They have set up a special hotline that parents can …

How the Language You Speak Influences the Way You Think

<i>Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.</i> —Rumi<p>The ostensible purpose of language is to transmit thoughts from one mind to …

Language

The skill channel

Find your team’s Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo with this session. It will improve your players’ dribbling ability in order to attack and run past …

Soccer

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Critical Thinking

Recent Graduates Lack Soft Skills, New Study Reports

A recent study revealed that four in 10 corporations and almost half of academic institutions believe that recent graduates lack certain so-called …

Emotional Intelligence

Black Atheists Matter: How Women Freethinkers Take on Religion

Christianity has played a central role in African-American life from the late 18th century to the present. Black churches raised funds for fugitive …

Black History

Study: Allowing smartphones in class lowers grades–even for students who don’t use them

The study also showed that students who didn’t use electronic devices but attended lectures where their use was allowed also performed worse on …

Electronics

Turns out the best sex actually doesn’t come from hot-blooded passion

Spontaneous sex—clandestine encounters, afternoon delights, and one-night stands—is fantastic. But more often than not, the mind-boggling orgasms of this kind of sex are a myth you read about in magazines.<p>The alternative, planned sex, doesn’t sound particularly exciting. Sending a calendar invite …

Personality

Even Just The Presence of a Phone or Laptop in Class Can Push Down Grades, Study Finds

You don't have to use your phone to have it mess with your learning.<p>Today's students have access to all kinds of gadgets and apps to aid their …

Gear & Gadgets

Standardized Testing Is Not A Fair, Sensible System For Evaluating Teachers

Policy hounds have been searching for a tool to accurately and fairly evaluate K-12 teachers for years, and to date, they have been largely unsuccessful. That has left us stalled in versions of the following conversations:<p>Policy leaders: We are going to evaluate teachers by flipping this magical …

Teaching

11 Rules for Critical Thinking

• All beliefs in whatever realm are theories at some level. (Stephen Schneider)<br>• Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. …

Critical Thinking

Why Pre-Workout Static Stretching Is Actually Dangerous

Many of us grew up being told that we should warm up before we exercise by holding a pose to loosen us up, make us move better, and make us …

Exercise

The 'Overparenting' Crisis In School And At Home

<i>A version of this interview ran in 2015.</i><p>Have you ever paid your kid for good grades? Have you driven to school to drop off a forgotten assignment? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?<p>These examples are drawn from two bestselling books —</i> …

Parenting

A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism

In more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions form predictable …

Race & Ethnicity

Raising Brilliant Kids — With Research To Back You Up

<i>An earlier version of this piece ran in 2016.</i><p>"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to …

Pedagogy

The Summer of Coupon Carl, Permit Patty, and the Videos that Turn White Privilege into Mockable Memes

This season, a string of recordings documenting quotidian social aggressions has been accumulating in our social-media feeds, clip by clip, like some portentous summer garland. The videos are shakily produced—shot by the rightfully indignant, who, in a matter of minutes, have realized that they …

Eric Garner

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

White College Graduates Are Doing Great With Their Parents' Money

Higher education alone can't bridge the wealth gap that separates black Americans from their white peers.<p>The numbers are staggering: White Americans with a college degree are on average three times as wealthy as black Americans with the same credential, and in families whose head of the household …

College & University

9 Ways Atheist Moms Are Different From Religious Moms

July 18, 2018 by Courtney Heard<p>Almost daily, I get comments on my Instagram posts or replies to my tweets that I’m doing some sort of disservice to …

15 (Usually) White Pickup Basketball Players We Need to Start Calling the Cops on Too

I’m just saying. If they’re going to call the cops on us for setting hard screens, we can easily return the favor.<p>1. The hairy guy with no shirt …

Before You Crack Out The Pitchforks Over Something Your Husband Did, Read This

It was a mom’s night out, and I was late. My daughter, unsurprisingly, did not want to go to sleep, and it seemed that every time I approached the …

How to raise resilient kids—the Finnish way

Finnish children start school at the age of seven, whereas in the UK children start school at five, and in Canada at age five or six. The relatively …

Three Things Schools Need To Do If Democracy Is Going To Work

As the nation approaches its 242nd birthday, there are signs our schools are failing to equip citizens to play the vital role the founders anticipated. For democracy to continue working, teachers need to ensure students understand and can write analytically about key factual information, starting …