Patience Douglas

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Double Victory: The African American Military Experience

The military gallery conveys a sense of appreciation and respect for the military service of African Americans from the American Revolution to the …

African-American News

READ: Black Homeowners in the Gullah-Geechee Islands Could Lose Land After Florence

As Tropical Depression Florence continues to bear down on the Carolinas, the residents of the coastal Gullah/Geechee Nation are doubly …

South Carolina

Standards in education can turn political as with evolution.

When the Texas State Board of Education voted to boot Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from its social studies standards a week ago, critics around …

Hillary Clinton

Brazil seizes US$15 million in luxury wristwatches from Equatorial Guinea’s playboy Vice-President Obiang

The vice-president of Equatorial Guinea has certainly earned his reputation for a love of all things luxe. In 2014, Teodorin Nguema Obiang had to …

Watches

Schools test personalized learning for students

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — In an age plagued with addiction, economic disparity and mental illness, where technology is advancing faster every day, professionals say aging educational systems aren't meeting the needs of Vermont's growing minds.<p>"We have to re-think everything we do when it comes to …

Personalized Learning

The Purpose of Content

When I think back to my days as a learner, the content seemed to be at the forefront of every class. Whether it was disseminated during a lecture in …

Mobile Devices

How to Meal Prep for the Week in Less Than an Hour

<i>Nicole Loher is a triathlete, Adidas ambassador, and all-around fitness guru all while balancing a badass day job in the fashion industry (and</i> …

Fitness

Teacher Exposes The Worst Parenting Traits Of Each Generation In Brutally Honest Post

The fall school semester is upon us and as sad as students are for Summer to be over, their teachers may not be prepared either. To kick off the new …

Parenting

American history myths: 7 things people get wrong

From the Salem witches who were burnt at the stake to the Declaration of Independence signed on the ‘Fourth of July’, American history is full of …

John Quincy Adams

A kindergarten in China got a pole dancer to perform for kids on their first day back at school

Michael Standaert/Twitter<p><b>Kindergarteners in Shenzhen, China, were given a pole dancing performance on their first day back to school on Monday.</b>• <b><br>A</b> …

Social Media

These Tools Help Students See Classroom Noise

There is nothing quite like the sound of a classroom full of kids talking and working together. But there are times when students need to be aware of …

Education Technology

After his plight went public, Texas teacher's medical bill was slashed from $108K to $300

A Texas hospital that charged a teacher $108,951 for care after a heart attack slashed the bill to $332.29 Thursday — but not before the huge charge …

Health Care

6 Things You Should Do Now to Prepare for Your Own Funeral

Every mortician I know has a bevy of similar horror stories—but they’re probably not the stories you’re imagining. They are not stories about …

The $4 Trick to Outsmarting Yellow Armpit Stains Forever

“Here we go again,” I thought to myself as I was walking into the nearest department store. I was in the market for a white t-shirt for what felt …

Clothing

Lovestruck lover Malan paid price for eloping with neighbour’s slave | Cape Argus

One night in August 1788 David Malan, 37, a well-to-do farmer, fishing-boat owner and militia officer, secretly left his fine estate Vergelegen (near …

Genealogy

7 free online cognitive tests for mental competency

Out of everybody on the planet, you spend the most time with yourself. That’s why the fact that we don’t really know that much about ourselves is so …

Psychology

15 Helpful Things You Might Want To Have If You're Getting Surgery

They won't take away your pain, but they'll make things a little easier.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of</b> …

Shopping

Steve James on Observing the Racial Inequities at a Progressive School

During the 2015-16 school year, Steve James, the documentarian behind “Hoop Dreams” and “Life Itself,” and his team of filmmakers observed students, families and staff members at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. The community has a rich history when it …

Real talk on how to make differentiation less time-consuming

<i>This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Real teachers talk about differentiated teaching strategies that worked — and didn’t work — in their</i> …

Teaching

A French illustrator’s images of black women are controversial in Paris, but adored on Instagram

A meet-and-greet with illustrator Nicholle Kobi is titled A Parisian Instant, yet at home the French illustrator is overlooked. This, even as her work spreads from Instagram to communities of black women around the world, this week in Johannesburg.<p>Kobi’s work has become something of a cultural …

Pro-Tip: Want People to Read Your Posts? Use Imperative “Power Words”

“Power Words” and Why They MatterWhat Are They:I’m sure you’ve already heard of “power words.”Maybe you know what they are already and just don’t …

9 Year Love: The Pain of Ending a Long-Term Relationship

Everyone has their own love story to tell; in a way, perhaps all love stories are the same. Below are 6 reasons that leaving may be the best …

How to Trim Your Pubic Hair: 10 Techniques to Try

We’ve all got a triangle of tresses on our private parts. Yes, we’re talking about pubic hair, folks. Consider this your go-to guide on how to safely …

Interesting Study On Percentage Of Time Students Are “Off-Task”

The Hechinger Report recently highlighted a 2016 study analyzing “off-task” behavior in elementary school students.<p>The study itself can be found …

How to Tell Whether Expired Food Is Safe to Eat

Every day the average American throws out nearly a pound of food, according to a recent study from the Department of Agriculture. There are plenty of …

I'm A Grown Woman, And I'm Not Here For Your Bullsh*t

I’m not here for the parent shaming and mom judging. I’m a “lazy” parent who believes my kids are better off when I’m a bit more hands off. Am I …

9 traps you fall into that limit your happiness

Almost every action we take in life is aimed at achieving or maintaining “happiness” — that elusive state where we feel contentment, satisfaction, …

How a doctor inspired a new way to train teachers — and how that is leading to a new kind of school

After decades of training teachers in largely the same way, professors at the University of Michigan are making a radical change.<p>They’re moving to …

Student walks 20 miles to new job — so CEO gifts him a car

An Alabama college student walked 20 miles in the dark to get to his new job — an act of dedication that inspired the company’s CEO to gift him a new …

Google Launches New Feedback Tool ‘Course Kit’ to Eliminate Assignment Uploads

Do your school’s students submit their school assignments by uploading PDFs or other files within a learning management system? If so, a new tool …