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Harvard's Impossible Personality Test

New revelations from a lawsuit against the university capture the difficulty of comparing thousands upon thousands of talented teenagers.<p>Every year, Harvard’s admissions officers are charged with whittling a batch of 40,000 applicants down to a bare-bones selection to fill the institution’s roughly …

College & University

In front of an international audience, Trump delivered the single most embarrassing moment thus far

Donald Trump has struggled to connect with world leaders, primarily because they prefer to discuss policy and the hard issues facing the world …

Want to be cool as a cucumber all summer long?

Items to keep the summer swelter to a minimum<p>Whether you're suffering the shivers of winter or the sweatiness of summer, it's human nature to complain about the temperature. And while modern climate control often protects us from extreme temps, the whole world isn't air conditioned—at least not …

Happy Ever After: 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances

As we get into the hottest, most languorous months of the year, it's the perfect moment for a hot read — and just in time, our big summer book list is here. It's the NPR Books Summer of Love, and we have 100 great romances for you, from historical to paranormal to LGBTQ to the subgenre that started …

Books

Why so many teachers quit, and how to fix that

Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17% of them will leave the profession. Teacher attrition is especially high in poor, urban schools, where on average about a fifth of the entire …

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

Sarah MacLean, the Romance Writer Who Will Surprise You Every Time

<i>This is a series called Sheroes & Zeroes, about the people who defined our year in culture in both terrific and terrible ways.</i><p>As usual, I read a lot …

BitTorrent Beginner's Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Technology isn't inherently good or bad; it depends on how it's used. Peer-to-peer file sharing is one technology that has potential good uses but is …

Restless Talent

In Brendan Gill’s 1972 Profile of the actress Tallulah Bankhead, “Making a Noise in the World,” he wrote that her restless talent seemed to catch the world off guard; she was different, and her performances marked her as something new. The same could be said of the actresses featured in this week’s …

This House of Cards/Game of Thrones Parody is Everything

It was only a matter of time before some enterprising soul decided to combine House of Cards and Game of Thrones into one parody. I'm just shocked …

Yoko Ono's Incredible New Video Reaffirms She Is The Queen Of Everything

How much do you love Yoko Ono? A lot, right? Well, get ready to love her even more. Yup, her new video is <i>that good.</i><p>The video for the bouncy "Bad Dancer" features Ms. Ono in a top hat and tiny shorts dancing with other awesome, but not quite as awesome, famous people like the Beastie Boys, …

Is Maryville, Missouri the Next Steubenville?

The worst and most frustrating story you'll read about rape in America this week took place in Maryville, Missouri. It involves two young teenage …

50 Things That Will Make You Say 'Wow!'

<i>Welcome to O's rousing roundup of awe-inspiring people, places and things that bowled us over, choked us up and lifted our spirits high.</i><p><b>1. Nothing But Net</b><p>In 1997 painter Janet Echelman moved to India on a Fulbright Lectureship -- but her paints, which she'd shipped separately, never arrived. One …

UK teen launches Thinkspace, seeks to bring software development to high schools around the world

Thinkspace, an organization created by sixteen-year-old James Anderson, seeks to “inspire the next generation of app developers” through dedicated coding zones in high schools across the globe. Anderson formally launched Thinkspace this month with campuses in Plymouth and Northern Ireland.<p>Anderson …