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‘We respect Islam and gay people’ … The gay teacher transforming a Muslim school

Primary teacher Andrew Moffat left his job after a backlash over his sexuality. Now he’s bringing his message of equality to a 99% Muslim primary in Birmingham<p>It took one complaint from a parent “as a Christian” to undo all Andrew Moffat’s work teaching children respect for people of different …

LGBTQI

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

The best solo trips you can take in 2016

Now more than ever, solo travel is gaining popularity, as the travel industry has seen a steady increase in single travelers in recent years. According to a study by Visa, one in five travelers set out on their most recent vacation alone.<p>Not only do these types of trips enable travelers to meet new …

10 incredible rail journeys you've probably never heard of

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

The U.S. Is in a Nuclear Pissing Match With North Korea

After Pyongyang claimed that it had triggered a hydrogen bomb, the U.S. flew a B-52 equipped with nuclear weapons over the Korean Peninsula in a show …

Power to the states: Education law rewrite passes Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those federally mandated math and reading tests will continue, but a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law will now give …

'No Child Left Behind' Overhaul Passes Senate In Milestone Vote

American schools are about to turn over a new leaf.<p>The Senate voted on Wednesday to pass an overhaul of No Child Left Behind called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The move comes after the House of Representatives voted to pass the overhaul last week, and over eight years after the No Child Left …

Young people have been 'mis-sold' path to success, business leaders warn

Theo Paphitis, former Dragons' Den star, said teachers should be educated about vocational pathways as too many push young people towards university<p>Young people have been "mis-sold" the route to success, with record numbers heading to university expecting a career to fall into place on graduation, …

Steven Pinker: 'Many of the alleged rules of writing are actually superstitions'

Bad English has always been with us, but clarity and style are far more important than observing dusty usage diktats<p>People often ask me why I followed my 2011 book on the history of violence, The Better Angels of Our Nature, with a writing style manual. I like to say that after having written 800 …

Creative Writing

Kenya’s free education system is making inequality worse

There is a new brand of educational entrepreneur emerging in Nairobi’s slums: privately owned and run schools that promise particularly poor children a good education at little cost.<p>These schools position themselves as providing a public good. But the majority are not registered with Kenya’s …

Education

US warns Russia against striking non-IS groups in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the Russian airstrikes in Syria appear to have targeted areas that do not include …

7 Places You Can Learn to Speak Another Language for Free

Here are the best places I've found to learn a foreign language.<p>Learning a new language is no easy task. Thankfully, there are an endless number of resources and technologies to help you quickly and effectively learn a different language. And while that's really awesome, it also presents a new …

Language Learning

10 Things to Know About Money Before You're 30

Are you a financial 'adult'?<p>Among the countless stereotypes about young people is the belief that they manage money poorly.<p>Indeed, studies find that …

Retirement

America is for a-holes: Inside the secret to Donald Trump’s success

<b>(AP/LM Otero)</b><p>The rich and powerful have always followed a different set of rules. Now Donald Trump is taking it to the extreme<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>September 28, 2015 6:42pm (UTC)<p>Last month, the ice maker in my refrigerator broke, just days after the extended warranty lapsed. I called the repair line and was …

Donald Trump

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Self-improvement

7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

Self-help

Why is China's stock market falling and how might it affect the global economy?

Concerns about inflation, shares and interest rates are raised after ‘Black Monday’ chaos sees billions wiped off markets around the globe<p>China’s stock market has fallen sharply over recent weeks despite measures by officials in Beijing aimed at calming investors’ jitters and shoring up global …

Stock Markets

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad – a trip into inner space

Only 40,000 words long, this story of colonial brutality is a mesmerisingly ambiguous voyage into the darkest parts of the soul<p>Conrad’s famous novella is based on a real journey the author took up the Congo in 1890, during King Leopold II of Belgium’s horrific rule. It is a fantastic, imaginative …

Sustainable oil from algae: the technology is ready, but what about the politics?

Ultimately, all of the oil we use to power our modern lives comes from living creatures such as algae – albeit ones that lived 3.5 billion years ago, …

How Zappos Determines Salaries Under Its New Holacracy System

The online retailer is experimenting with a "badge-based compensation program" where employees' pay is determined by their skill set.<p>In 2013, Zappos began transitioning to "Holacracy," an alternative management system that replaces a pyramidal hierarchy with a network of circles dedicated to …

The Workplace

'The Look of Silence,' which revisits Suharto's brutality, is sure to shock

"The Look of Silence" is a shocking and significant film, a further illumination of one of recent history's great horrors, a documentary that will make a difference in the world. It is also an exceptionally difficult film to actually watch.<p>Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, "Silence" is a companion …

Find Cheap Flights For Students On These Top Sites

Travel can be tough to afford when you're a college student strapped for cash. But plenty of websites offer stellar student travel deals, if you know where to look. The best part? Many of them will continue after graduation, offering anyone in their "youth" age ranges a deal. So study up! There are …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world

• All of the mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking wine — and what to do instead<br>• The EU will reject Theresa May's single market for …

Cell Biology

Judy Blume: ‘I wish they wouldn’t jump straight into sex’

Judy Blume – who was banned for tackling pre-teen taboos – has written her first adult novel in 16 years. Will it be her last?<p>If one of us perched on the toilet cistern, you could fit four 12-year-old girls in one of our school lavatory cubicles. I know this because back in the summer of 1987, that …

10 Unexpected Uses for Laundry Detergent

Most of us buy laundry detergent to do one thing, and one thing only. But can it do more than clean your clothes? Should it be working harder for us? …

Lawmakers Ready Bill To Make Obama's Free Community College Plan A Reality

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) will introduce legislation Wednesday to make community college free for low-income students, fulfilling a promise made by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address this year.<p>In his February speech, Obama touted …

New energy cell can store up solar energy for release at night

A photoelectrochemical cell (PEC) is a special type of solar cell that gathers the Sun's energy and transforms it into either electricity or chemical …