Melissa Greene

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'Nobody Likes' Pulling Migrant Families Apart, Trump Adviser Says

(WASHINGTON) — A top White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for a jump in the number of migrant children …

Donald Trump

2 names that explain why Republican politicians are afraid of criticizing Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> While President Donald Trump was busy rhetorically destroying America's neighbor to the north and disrupting the broader G7 conference over the weekend, you could have heard a pin drop among congressional Republicans.<p>And while the President was in Singapore meeting with North Korean leader …

Republicans

Here’s Why Meghan Markle Will Always Have To Curtsy To Kate Middleton

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding took place last weekend, with the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex tying the knot at St George’s Chapel, …

Prince Harry

First Lady Melania Trump Just Did What No Other FLOTUS Has Dared To Do At The White House(VIDEO)!!!

All the Crazy Stuff That Happened When I Tested the Casper Wave Mattress

30 days pretending to be a professional mattress tester<p>On an otherwise average Tuesday, an email popped up in my inbox from Casper, asking if I'd like to test their new Wave mattress. <i>Duh</i>, I wanted to try its "groundbreaking mattress" with a "patent-pending support system [that] actively mirrors the …

Casa Marron

Our latest dream retreat is this luxury camp style refuge built for entertaining on the Uruguayan coast. Casa Marron was designed by Martin Gomez …

Architecture

Locals Reveal the 'Most Cringe-worthy' Things Tourists Do While on Vacation

In some of the world’s most iconic vacation destinations, it may prove difficult to remember that people actually live there. But locals in Cabo, …

Maeve Thinks BMI Is Total Bullsh*t — and We Can't Help but Agree

Maeve Madden recently went to the doctor, and after stepping on the scale, she discovered her BMI (body mass index) ID number was 26. BMI is a measure of your body fat based on your weight in relation to your height. A healthy BMI is considered 18.5 to 24.9, so technically Maeve was considered …

Body Fat

Yes, You Can Lose Fat and Gain Muscle Simultaneously — Here's How It's Done

At first, losing fat while gaining muscle appears to be an impossible task, like baking a homemade kale chip that isn't soggy. After all, the two goals are seemingly contradictory: fat loss is decreasing your body mass, while gaining muscle is doing the opposite. But, as it turns out, it is …

Exercise

Trump signs executive order pushing work requirements for the poor

President Donald Trump is now setting his sights on overhauling the nation's safety net programs.<p>Trump signed an executive order Monday directing federal agencies to promote employment for those on public assistance.<p>The president called for enforcing work requirements that are already in the law …

Income Inequality

These are the seven questions every parent should ask before choosing a school for their child

Few things will have as much impact on a child as where they end up going to school.<p>And while most of us will have a fairly limited selection of …

Homework

Education secretary Betsy DeVos owns a fleet of 12 private jets and 4 helicopters

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is currently the richest member of President Trump's cabinet.<p>Her husband, Richard DeVos Jr., is part-heir to his father's $5.1 billion fortune, which he earned as cofounder of marketing giant Amway. The company does $8.8 billion in sales annually.<p>DeVos was …

Classroom design should follow evidence, not architectural fads

The past decade has seen a boom in the construction of trendy buildings with visually appealing interiors in schools and universities. Proponents …

School districts struggle when hiring new teachers. A new study suggests L.A. has found a better way

Every spring and summer, America’s school districts face a critical challenge: hiring a batch of new teachers.<p>For some districts, the first problem …

School Districts

Do Students Really Need Grades? Teachers Are Divided

When a no-grades advocate wrote that gradeless classrooms can improve student learning, teachers responded with some excitement and some skepticism.

What Living with Dermatillomania is Like

"I do this act subconsciously."<p><i>This story was published on The Mighty by Laurie Hynes, and it has been given edits before re-posting.</i><p>If you ever want a glimpse into what is going on in my head, take a <i>look</i> at my hands.<p>No — I don’t mean trembling, shaking, sweaty hands. I get those on occasion, too. …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

Map: State Grades on K-12 Education (Quality Counts 2018)

Every year, Education Week grades school systems in states and the U.S. on key indicators. Dig into those scores with this interactive map, table, …

Celebrity Chefs Reveal the Kitchen Tools They Can't Live Without

13 places around the world that are being ruined by tourists

It's no surprise that locals often get frustrated with tourists who visit their home city.<p>Some t ourists have behaved very badly while traveling, from knocking over art displays while taking selfies to throwing items at the Queen's Guard in London.<p>Some cities have encountered so many problems with …

Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

<b>Updated at 11:02 p.m. ET</b><p>When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim — that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law.<p>The …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

This video of jubilant students at a small-town Louisiana school inspired millions. Here's why.

Breaux Bridge is a small Louisiana town about an hour outside Baton Rouge. The average income among its 8,300 residents is less than $30,000 a year. Most graduating high school seniors don’t go to college. Many don’t even graduate from high school.<p>But the graduation rate is 100 percent at TM Landry …

College & University

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray paint and the rungs of an old wooden chair where Matt Peters used to sit. A stereo plays country music, left on by the renter who now uses the shop.<p>“It smells so …

Farming

Trump Sets Secret Trap To Catch Obama 24hrs After Rogue UN Official Exposes Active Coup At WH

YouTube

A Commentary by Betsy DeVos: 'Tolerating Low Expectations for Children With Disabilities Must End'

When it comes to educating students with special needs, "the minimum" is not an option, writes U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Trump expected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, angering Arab allies

With President Trump poised to do what no other president has been willing to do — move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem — leaders and analysts in the region warned Tuesday that it could spur insecurity and instability in a part of the world already beset by both.<p>Fulfilling an oft-repeataed …

Justices Sharply Divided in Gay Rights Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court entered the latest battleground in the culture wars on Tuesday, hearing arguments in a hard-fought clash between gay rights and claims of religious freedom that was a sort of sequel to the court’s 2015 decision establishing a constitutional right to same-sex …

LGBTQI

Officials: Trump might declare Jerusalem the Israeli capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, officials say, a highly charged declaration that …

This site lets you take Harvard’s most popular computer science class and more courses from top universities for free

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Online learning has made education more accessible than ever, but few platforms make getting a quality education easier or more affordable …

Black Friday posts new single day record for gun checks at more than 200,000

WASHINGTON — The FBI was flooded Friday with more than 200,000 background check requests for gun purchases, setting a new single day record, the bureau reported Saturday.<p>In all, the FBI fielded 203,086 requests on Black Friday, up from the previous single-day highs of 185,713 last year and 185,345 …

Military