Meredith McGinnis

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12 signals our body sends to tell us we are too stressed

Our body is an incredibly complex machine that reacts not only to external changes but to internal ones too. Dr. Susan Babel, a psychologist who …

A Graphic Novelist Captures the Paradoxes of Living in the “New India”

There’s been talk of a “New India” ever since the country’s economic liberalization took place more than two decades ago. But the term has always meant different things to different people: an India with potentially the world’s largest middle class, a global India with an exploding youth …

India

DANNY LIU | FIFTY SHADES OF INK

Last month, Hong Kong-based visual artist Danny Liu held Part II of his solo exhibition, ‘<i>Fifty Shades of INK</i>‘ at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre. …

Art

Talking About Text Structure in the PBL Classroom

1. Project-Related Texts<p>Select a text that one or more students are using in a project. Early on, consider using shorter texts, such as articles, …

Part 2: Mental Shifts That Allowed Me To Become a Millionaire at 22

Managing Director, Hughes Marino<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year I wrote one of the most popular articles on Entrepreneur.com. It detailed the seven mental shifts that I implemented to accelerate my career success and become a millionaire at the age of 22. …

Will Power

This Photographer Captures Striking Photos of Environmental Disasters

We talked to 'Manufactured Landscapes' photographer Edward Burtynsky about Kenya's ivory burn, Fort McMurray wildfires, and the impact of 3D printing.<p>Edward Burtynsky is one of the better-known contemporary Canadian photographers. People in and outside the industry have marveled at his still and …

Oil Sands

7 Ways to Lead People Who Don’t Want to Be Led

Leadership used to be a top-down, pyramid-style structure. The journey to the top was clearly marked. A student graduates college, finds an …

To Create a Better To-Do List, Try This Technique

Stay focused and zoned in on the tasks at hand.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I don’t necessarily consider myself a great multitasker. In fact, I find it pretty difficult to do more than one thing at one time. Let’s …

Time Management

The Pigeon Boy and Other Forgotten Fugitives from ISIS

Mohammed Hussein, a six-year-old Iraqi boy, was born with a condition known as glanular hypospadias, in which the opening for the urethra is not in its usual place at the tip of the penis. When his father, Saad Hussein, pulled the child’s trousers down to show me, his mother and five sisters seemed …

United Nations

The Swimmer Who Fled Syria

In early March, the International Olympic Committee announced that there would be a team of refugees at the Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer—five to ten athletes whose refugee status has been verified by the United Nations and who will compete under the Olympic flag. When Sven Spannekrebs, a …

Rio De Janeiro

Expresso app will show you everything wrong with your writing

If you want to see how well you’re writing, the free text-analyzer Expresso will give you a detailed breakdown of whatever you give it.<p>The web-based …

The Life Expectancy Gap Between the Rich and the Poor Is Growing, With a Major Exception

The life expectancy gap between the rich and the poor is growing. But depending on where they live, the poor may be seeing their longevity plummeting …

New York Times

America's explosion of income inequality, in one amazing animated chart

<b>By: Michael Hiltzik</b><p>Defenders of the economic status quo in America continue to assert that economic inequality (1) doesn't exist, (2) isn't as bad as …

‘Why aren’t we earning enough to live?’ – how The Divide lays bare global inequality

The documentary film reveals the toxic social divisions caused by low pay for US and UK workers<p>Janet, a Walmart shop assistant in Louisiana, is so visibly stressed by working in a very understaffed store that a customer tells her she looks as if she’s going have a heart attack. Rochelle, a care …

Income Inequality

Be Careless With Your Wishes: A. Igoni Barrett On The Writing Life In Nigeria

<i>We’ve asked some of our favorite international authors to write about literary communities and cultures around the globe. We’re bringing you their</i> …

Literature

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

Sean O'Connor Contributor<p>Sean O'Connor is the head of product at Mentored.<p>I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, “education is the most powerful weapon which …

Education Technology

What I've Learned About the State of Women's Rights in Afghanistan Today

VICE's Isobel Yeung tells us what she's seen.<p>"Maybe I should give you to an Afghan man to take your nose off."<p>This is how Isobel Yeung's interview with Afghan parliament member Nazir Ahmad Hamafi went down. The 29-year-old reporter and host for HBO's <i>VICE</i> was on assignment in Afghanistan to look at …

One of the world's most innovative architects just released these free designs for affordable homes

In January, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won a Pritzker Prize, architecture's equivalent to the Nobel Prize, for his commitment to designing …

Meet the Artist Using Superheroes to Highlight Racism

We caught up with artist Markus Prime, a graphic illustrator who is using his talents to explore issues of race, class, and representation in his new book, “B.R.U.H.”<p>Graphics illustrator Markus Prime's B.R.U.H.: Black Renditions of Universal Heroes comes out today. In <i>B.R.U.H.,</i> Prime reimagines some …

Feminism

How Schools Are Failing Their Quietest Students

In 2013, educator and writer Jessica Lahey wrote a convincing piece for <i>The Atlantic</i> in which she argued that her introverted students needed to learn …

The High School English Teacher Who Changed My Life

Flannery O’Connor once mocked how literature was taught in high schools: “When I went to school I observed a number of ways in which the industrious …

What is Student-Centred Learning?

A recent job vacancy for a leading position in a New Zealand school asked for a focus on <b>genuine student-centred learning.</b> What fascinated me was …

Teaching

Bankrupt 50 Cent Has to Explain These Stacks-of-Cash Instagrams to a Judge

Was it worth it for the likes?<p>Contrary to the hip-hop culture of yore, the thing for rappers to do these days is to boast about how broke they are. Last week, Kanye West offered up the information that he's $52 million in debt. This was unexpected. And he's pretty chill about it, basically inviting …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Meryl Streep, if we're 'all African' why aren't we celebrating African cinema?

Actor’s clumsy comment underlines lack of diversity at international festivals, but it’s a bigger issue than black leads in Hollywood<p>“We are all Africans really” said Meryl Streep when she was questioned why the Berlin Film Festival had appointed an all-white jury.<p>In the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite …

Video on Demand

President Obama Had The Perfect Response To A Woman Shouting ‘Hey Michelle!’ At The White House

You know it's February when black folks start cutting up in the White House.<p>View this post on Facebook

Parents complain at Illinois high school choir singing Glory from the film Selma

The Oscar and Grammy-winning song by Common and John Legend has aroused the ire of parents who claim it is one-sided against US police<p>Parents in Illinois are outraged after students in Chatham-Glenwood high school’s choir decided to perform the theme song from the film Selma at its upcoming concert.<p>…

Golden Globes

America Is Obsessed With Identity. Thanks, Obama?

When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, there was a lot of talk about "The Obama Effect": how the nation's first black president signaled a new era of racial harmony and understanding.<p>That didn't happen. But what did? The Obama family's tenure in the White House has overlapped a revolution in …

Social Media

10 tips for administrators to help new teachers avoid burnout

I remember what it was like to be a new teacher. Not knowing what to focus on, not being sure how to balance being formal and friendly, wondering if …

Teaching

Education in America is on the cusp of a dramatic change. Will the country let it happen?

Kids these days: Are they ready for the next generation of jobs? Whether there’s truly a shortage of engineers and scientists in the global workforce, either now or in the near future, is actually still a matter of debate.<p>In the US, that speculation is certainly being treated seriously.<p>Pressure has …

Education