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Why Finland has the best schools

The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, "Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States."<p>Following his recommendation, I enrolled my 7-year-old son in a primary school in …

Almost everyone who is single is single for the same reason

“Write about the search,” he said. “That’s what’s fucking killing everyone.”<p>“The search?” Did he mean finding a new rent-controlled apartment that wasn’t possessed by fruit flies? Or perhaps a new startup job that boasted an extra one-zillionth percent of equity? In San Francisco we were all …

North Korea

5 secrets of successful gardeners

Suddenly, the whole world has burst into bloom and started to turn green. The abrupt transition happens every year, even if the miracle of it always seems to take us by surprise.<p>Sometimes you just have to state the obvious: Spring is joyful. In a dynamic, temperate plant world such as ours, the …

Gardening

Google’s self-driving car AI can qualify as a driver, U.S. regulators say

<i>WASHINGTON/DETROIT (By Paul Lienert and David Shepardson, Reuters) —</i> U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous …

Government

Supreme Court blocks Obama climate change rules

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt President Barack Obama a blow by moving to temporarily block his administration's rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.<p>Reacting to a lawsuit from 29 states, as well as the energy industry, justices blocked the Environmental …

Clean Technology

THE SHOT: Hope For the Children of Darfur

The conflict that erupted in Sudan’s western Darfur region 12 years ago shows no sign of ending but it has not discouraged displaced youngsters who have lived their entire lives in refugee camps from dreaming big.<p>Among the children in the camps, twelve 12-year olds are optimistic, despite ongoing …

The world reacts to Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

NEW DELHI — Donald Trump’s call for a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the United States drew widespread condemnation around the world Tuesday, including from British and French leaders and the U.N. refu­gee agency.<p>Citizens, politicians and refu­gee officials alike slammed the …

Donald Trump

Here's What It's REALLY Like To Be An Emirates Flight Attendant

Expert travelers know Emirates as one of the most luxurious airlines in the world. With opulent aircraft boasting showers, cocktail bars and sprawling first-class seats, Emirates recently welcomed a 615-seat A380 jet to its fleet, setting a record for the most passengers on a regularly-scheduled …

Red Hat

How to make a matcha latte, the healthy new coffee alternative people are obsessed with

Thanks to its many health benefits, matcha tea is a trendy new coffee alternative.<p>Matcha is essentially a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves, and one serving of matcha tea has the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea, as well as 137 times more …

Tea

Abercrombie's newest model is a social media activist

Neelam Gill, 20, is already well known in the fashion industry because she was featured in a Burberry campaign as her first job ever — a pretty much unheard-of accomplishment.<p>She was the first Indian model ever featured in Burberry's ads, according to Elle. Now, she's repeating that milestone and …

Fashion Industry

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

University of Washington

A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

Aquaponics

18 Morning Beauty Hacks Every Lazy Girl Will Love

For non-morning people, waking up two hours early just to primp and prep for the day sounds like the stuff of nightmares. Heck, give us a nudge 15 minutes before we need to leave the house and we'll show you how magic is done. You just need to be in on the tricks.<p>Watch the 18 videos below to learn …

Hair

US policemen wrestle innocent black man, sparking Black Lives Matter protests

Shocking footage shows two Washington DC cops arrest Jason Goolsby, later released without charge, after a woman said he made her feel "uncomfortable" near an ATM<p>A Black Lives Matter protest was sparked in the US this week after shocking footage emerged of what appeared to be white police officers …

You can now get a flu vaccine via a 'jet injector,' which shoots it straight into your arm without a needle

A futuristic-looking jet injector can shoot this year's flu vaccine into your arm without a needle.<p>Though it may look like something from a sci-fi …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

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Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

A couple who ditched their 9-5 jobs years ago to travel the world explain how they afford it

"We felt like we got a taste of the tropics, living the dream," Swift remembers. "We did a day trip and took these ATVs out and went through the jungle and the local villages, and it was so different from home that it kind of triggered something."<p>That something came to a head about a month later. …

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The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

Mutations