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Donald Trump

Text Your Way to College

Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors make bad choices about where — or whether — to go to college. Some who would excel at top-ranked institutions opt for second-tier institutions. And more than 200,000 students who have been accepted by colleges never enroll.<p>The good news is …

College & University

16 Awesome Festival Documentaries to Watch Tonight

Warm up by watching a few of the world’s best documentaries on various festivals from EDM events like <b>Electric Daisy Carnival</b> to religious pilgrimages …

Male actors suffering same sexism as female stars, claims Kit Harington

Male television and film-stars are now suffering a similar brand of “demeaning” sexism about their looks that their female counterparts have long endured, Kit Harington, the Game of Thrones actor, has claimed.<p>The 29-year-old British star, who plays the character Jon Snow on the fantasy epic, said …

TV Series

The insidious, subtle sexism of so-called liberal progressives

On Sunday night, I sat down to watch the seventh Democratic presidential debate with my roommate and her boyfriend. The boyfriend is a fervent Bernie Sanders supporter–complete with a bumper sticker on the back of his car. About midway through the debate, Hillary Clinton answered a question and the …

Feminism

A new app and tax calculate how much money white male privilege is worth.

Statistics on women in business leave little room for interpretation. Even though study upon study prove that companies with women in leadership …

Hackathons

Is binge-watching bad for your mental health?

Our research shows that binge-watchers are more likely to report higher stress, anxiety and depression. What we don’t know yet is whether the link is causal<p>With the release of the fourth season of House of Cards, all 13 episodes are available for Netflix subscribers. Some fans might space each …

Televisions

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• If you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments …

Books

Why women are smarter than men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn't typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that's worth opening this particular can of worms.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), but that …

Emotional Intelligence

The Teacher Curse No One Wants to Talk About

All of the resources describe the same phenomena -- that a strong base of content knowledge makes us blind to the lengthy process of acquiring it. …

Birmingham illegal schools: Prosecutions prepared against founders

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan tells Ofsted to prepare cases against unregistered schools to stop pupils being exposed to extremist ideology<p>The founders of three illegally-operating schools in Birmingham face being jailed after Nicky Morgan ordered inspectors to draw up a legal case against …

The story behind the funny, self-aware viral hit of the moment—Instagram Husband

The year is almost over, but there is still time for one (last?) viral trend: Instagram Husband.<p>Out of nowhere, a parody video about men being forced by their wives to constantly snap pictures of them and their lives in the quest for the perfect Instagram feed has become a sensation. Published on …

Social Media
Rights & Freedoms

The New Millennial 'Morality': Highly Sensitive and Easily Offended

The morality of one society can seem alien to outsiders. When we see Aristotle instructing Alexander the Great to treat non-Greeks as if they were …

Los Angeles

Georgia Freemasons outlaw gay members

The Grand Lodge of Georgia, the main masonic body in the state, was created in 1786 and has over 400 lodges and over 40,000 members across the state. …

Freemasonry

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

College & University

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

10 things you might not know about U.S. Special Operations forces

<b>(CNN) —</b> The troops that make up U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) include some of the most elite fighters in the U.S. military across all branches, including the Army Green Berets and Navy SEALS.<p>They're perhaps best known for going after high-value targets like Osama bin Laden and ISIS leader …

Military

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 …

Obama Administration

Blogger Kat Blaque tracked down her troll and got him fired

A blogger who received a torrent of racist and sexist insults online has got justice - after the man leading the campaign against her was fired from …

Feminism

The 4 Biggest Mistakes People Make About Being Happy at Work

Jeff Hayzlett is the former CMO at Kodak and now a bestselling author, TV show host and owner of more than 50 businesses.<p>In this new book, <i>Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless</i> Hayzlett writes about how to fix some of the biggest mistakes we make in our pursuit of happiness at</b> …

Positive Thinking

When Schools Overlook Introverts

As the focus on group work and collaboration increases, classrooms are neglecting the needs of students who work better in quiet settings.<p>When Susan Cain published <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking</i> nearly four years ago, it was immediately met with acclaim. The book …

High School

I Don't Shave Because I'm a Woman. I Shave Because I'm Brown.

Hair is an intrinsic part of being South Asian. As a second-generation North Indian, I have grown up with religious and cultural ceremonies centering around hair. For example, in parts of India the family gathers to celebrate when a baby has his or her first haircut. Hair is even given by some as …

Feminism

Why I Don't Wear My Engagement Ring

I've been married a little over two years, and a couple months ago <b>I stopped wearing my engagement ring.</b><p>Before I tell you <i>why</i> I don't wear my engagement ring, take a trip with me as I get a bit nostalgic about my own engagement.<p>My husband proposed to me at a random New Year's Eve party. I say random, …

Engagement Rings

Obama on liberal college students who want to be "coddled": "That’s not the way we learn"

DES MOINES, Iowa — People concerned about liberal political correctness on college campuses have a powerful ally: President Obama.<p>At a town hall here on college affordability on Monday afternoon, one student asked Obama to respond to Republican presidential contender Ben Carson's proposal to cut …

College & University

Is it now sexist to put your arm around your girlfriend's shoulder?

Dame Helen Mirren has declared that when a man puts an arm around his girlfriend, it's 'like ownership'. What's a man to do, asks Martin Daubney<p>Just when you thought the everyday etiquette of how men are expected to integrate with women couldn’t get any more confusing, Dame Helen Mirren has …

Feminism