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Walkouts And Teacher Pay: How Did We Get Here?

Teachers in Arizona are staging what they're calling a walk-<i>in</i> today. They're asking lawmakers for a 20 percent pay raise and for school funding to return to pre-recession levels. This comes as teachers in Oklahoma continue their walk-<i>out.</i> After more than a week of protests and dozens of closed …

Education

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

As automation disrupts the labor market and good middle-class jobs disappear, schools are struggling to equip students with future-proof skills.<p><i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger</i> …

Education

Tech Companies Have No Reason to Care About Your Privacy

The dating app Grindr has reportedly been sharing the HIV status of its users with other companies.<p>In the latest horrifying revelation about the extent to which consumers have grown accustomed to sharing sensitive personal data with tech behemoths, unaware of the extent to which those entities are …

Cambridge Analytica

On Facebook, Zuckerberg gets privacy and you get nothing

Opinion: Facebook's way of showing how little it cares about its users' privacy is by doing something only when it gets caught.<p>Facebook just can't …

Privacy

How to Manage Your Google Privacy Settings

Dig into Google's account dashboard to see what the company knows about you.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Google

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Racism

Oprah Winfrey Nailed Every Public Speaking Lesson You Could Learn in Her Golden Globes Speech | Inc.com

Oprah Winfrey didn't just win the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. She stole the entire show.<p>The media mogul became the first African American woman to win the award, and she used her acceptance speech to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault. While that was …

Public Speaking

This Year's Best Workout Fits Will Show You How to Dress for the Gym in 2018

The right gym, a solid playlist, and some stylish gear can do a lot to keep you motivated to work out long after the New Year's resolution hype dies down. If your gym wardrobe looks 75% worse than your regular wardrobe, it might be time for a few upgrades. Here are the essentials we think every …

Men's Fashion

Steve Jobs: This Is the Mindset That Separates Those With Extraordinary Lives From Everyone Else | Inc.com

To leave your mark on the world and accomplish truly interesting things, do you need to be rich? Brilliant? Able to take a mental beating and keep on fighting?<p>Not according to Steve Jobs. None of those factors will probably hurt your efforts to be exceptional, but according to the former Apple boss …

Self-improvement

The best crime books and thrillers of 2017

Mark Lawson welcomes the return of George Smiley, drunken spooks and the recreation of a real-life murder trial<p>In literature, as in boxing, great champions have compromised their reputations by going on too long. But entering the ring for the 24th time, at the age of 86, John le Carré remained an …

Books

FDA clears AliveCor’s Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch

The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch.<p>Europe has been able to use a version of the Kardiaband for Apple Watch for some time now but, thanks to the new FDA approval, the device can now be used in …

Medical Technology

Pulling Off the Smart Casual Dress Code

7 Steps To Upgrading Your Style

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

The 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Inventions

Amazon launches smart lock and security cam system to take in-home deliveries for Prime members, with iPhone app alerts

Amazon has today announced its latest expansion into smart home ecosystem, with a new Alexa Cloud Cam security camera ($120) and a new Amazon Key service, which works with some smart locks to allow Amazon couriers to unlock your front door and deliver packages inside your house.<p>Amazon Key sends a …

Apple officially bans scammy antivirus apps from iOS App Store

Fake “virus scanning” apps have plagued the iOS App Store for a while, and Apple seems to finally be banning them once and for all in updated developer guidelines it published this week, via <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>The updated developer guidelines, compiled by Paul Hudson over at <i>Hacking With Swift</i>, now includes a …

Apps

How reading great writing teaches us – whether we realize it or not

The British writer Francis Spufford remarked in a recent essay that “A book is a great liberator from the tyranny of given circumstances.” Liberation …

We’ve Been Dragging and Dropping the Hell Out of iOS 11

The volume indicator doesn't cover the whole middle of your phone anymore! It's just a slider at the top of the display.<p>Enable the setting in …

How Adidas Made the Classic Stan Smith Even Better

It’s only been a few weeks since Adidas released its Boost-equipped take on the Stan Smith, but it looks like the brand has already found another way …

Shoes

One of the best-dressed guys at the Oscars broke all of the rules

Unless you know what you're doing — then you can do whatever you want.<p>Take as an example Mahershala Ali, who on Sunday won the best supporting actor Oscar for his role in the best picture-winning "Moonlight."<p>Ali wore an all-black Ermenegildo Zegna Couture tux, black shirt, and black bow tie, with …

Men's Fashion

10 Fall Fashion Must-Haves For Men

<i>Hot off the trade-show floor! These key items are curated from exclusive trend forecasts at the recent MAGIC fashion trade show in Las Vegas, August 16-19.</i><p>These fall/winter trends for men are inspired by rugged nostalgia, with an emphasis on craftsmanship, utilitarian details, and traditional …

Clothing
Writing

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Pedagogy

A simple method for making sure your clothes match

This is a fairly basic concept that we touched upon in other posts, but it makes sense to dedicate a whole article to this idea.<p>And so, here we are.<p>The Basic Idea<p>I'm keeping this as simple as possible. Three things to keep in mind.<p>A Few Things To Note<p><b>These are basic solids, and technically, all</b> …

Clothing

Why the Office Dress Code Is Slowly Dying

Companies competing to attract and retain the best talent are changing their expectations about what employees should wear on the job.<p>Have the great cargo shorts wars of 2016 made it to your office?<p>The passionate internet debate over '90s-era baggy shorts is just the latest example of why …

Clothing

How to Use Google’s New My Activity Privacy Tool

Search giant offers users a glimpse of the data it collects from web searches and other services<p>By<p>Nathan Olivarez-Giles<p>Nathan Olivarez-Giles<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@nateog<p>nateog<p>Google+<p>Have you ever wondered what data Google collects on you as you surf the web and use its apps and services? …

Google

How grown men can actually look good in shorts

There's an ongoing debate over whether grown men should actually wear shorts or not. If you do wear them, though, we won't judge. It's warm, and you …

Clothing

Creationism Whistleblower: ‘Academic Freedom’ Is Sneak Attack on Evolution

The ‘intelligent design’ push in public classrooms failed a decade ago, but since then Darwin’s haters have returned with a new strategy disguised as …