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The Ignorant Do Not Have a Right to an Audience

On June 17, the political commentator Ann Coulter, appearing as a guest on Fox News, asserted that crying migrant children separated from their parents are “child actors.” Does this groundless claim deserve as much airtime as, for example, a historically informed argument from Ta-Nehisi Coates that …

Critical Thinking

Infographic: 10 ways to immediately enhance your visual design

Content marketing is about creating value for your audience and sharing it in a useful way.<p>Visual content marketing serves the same function—and …

Infographics

Metaphors can change our opinions in ways we don’t even realize

What has the ability to influence your opinions, in some cases, even more than your own political party? A metaphor, as it turns out.<p>When we think about metaphor, we might think about how we typically learn about metaphor in school: as a poetic device or a rhetorical flourish. But, metaphors are …

Psychology

How Texas is undermining language arts education

Imagine your child in class surrounded by peers eagerly recommending books to each other. Across the room, the teacher is working with a small group …

Teaching

14 of the Best Butt Exercises You Can Do Without a Gym Membership

Trump's war on reality is truly baffling

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's early warmth towards President Putin is coming back to haunt him. Russia has fast become the ghost he can not exorcise.<p>This week, he is facing calls for his second cabinet pick to resign, after it emerged that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had failed to mention his meetings …

Background Knowledge: 12 Ways to Set the Stage

Activating prior knowledge and building background knowledge are crucial steps in preparing students for whole class novels and other assigned …

8 Tech Tools To Communicate Your Ideas More Effectively

Love it or hate it, presentation matters. To quote the poet William Carlos Williams, sometimes “It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it.” Here are eight tech tools to help you communicate your ideas more effectively (and, dare I say, beautifully).<p><b>1. Lucidchart</b><p>The tool …

Infographics

Ditch the Pavement: The Ultimate Trail Running Guide

We love trail running because it gives us a little peace and a chance to enjoy the beauty of the woods. Well, it turns out that trail running can …

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

Art of the one-liner: wit and grit for a deadly hit

And why the late, great Carrie Fisher deserves to join Oscar Wilde, Groucho Marx and Dorothy Parker as one of the genre’s most brilliant exponents<p>For a while, I had the perfect tagline on my dating profile, and it was all thanks to the wit of Carrie Fisher: “Instant gratification takes too long.”<p>It …

Carrie Fisher

4 Keys to Writing Content That Readers Will Love

Writing content that readers will love isn't only about what you write, but how you write it.<p>4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>If your content doesn’t provide readers with value, solve a problem, answer a question or entertain, then it doesn’t really …

Creative Writing

Why We Need to Teach Kids Philosophy & Safeguard Society from Authoritarian Control

Several friends and relatives of mine teach philosophy, writing, and critical thinking to undergraduate college students. And many of those people …

The Best Way to Stand Out on LinkedIn (According to LinkedIn)

Take a tip from LinkedIn's top bloggers and discover how to attract more clients and generate more sales leads with your content in 2017.<p>In today's online marketplace, content is currency. Love it or hate it, you <i>must</i> create useful, actionable free content if you want to "buy" the time and attention …

sales

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …

10 Tips for Keeping Up With Business Trends in the New Year - Small Business Trends

Keeping up with trends is essential for small business owners. If you want to move your business forward in the new year and beyond, you need to be …

Small Business

The Psychology That Leads People to Vote for Extremists & Autocrats: The Theory of Cognitive Closure

There's a political disconnect in the United States. We have two political parties, each now living in its own reality and working with its own set …

Researchers have figured out how to spot a self-loathing person by how they speak

We communicate in many ways, not just with our words. But nonverbal signals are often missed in conversation. Now, social scientists have found a way to train machines to spot the linguistic tics that show psychological distress.<p>John Pestian, a psychiatrist and expert in biomedical informatics at …

Mental Disorders

Trump Foundation admits to violating ban on ‘self-dealing,’ new filing to IRS shows

President-elect Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has admitted to the Internal Revenue Service that it violated a legal prohibition against “self-dealing,” which bars nonprofit leaders from using their charity’s money to help themselves, their businesses or their families.<p>The admission was …

Donald Trump

The normalization of Donald Trump began in “1984”: How George Orwell’s Newspeak has infected the news media

The mainstream media has been complicit in a dangerous rebranding of Trump, his associates and their views<p>The poet Maya Angelou wisely observed, “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”<p>In keeping with his fascist and authoritarian beliefs, during the 2016 presidential …

Obama in Athens: ‘The current path of globalization needs a course correction’

ATHENS — In an address aimed at a global audience as well as Americans at home, President Obama said Wednesday that “the current path of globalization needs a course correction,” even as he argued there was no turning back from an interconnected world.<p>"In the years and decades ahead, our countries …

Europe

Race, class and the election of Trump

<b>10 November 2016</b><p>Media pundits and Democratic Party operatives are presenting the electoral rout that gave Donald Trump the presidency as an …

Obama: Trump tapped into a 'troubling' strain

<b>Athens, Greece (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama issued a warning Tuesday against "crude nationalism" in the wake of Donald Trump's victory, saying during a news conference on his final overseas trip that the President-elect had tapped into a "troubling" strain of rhetoric playing on Americans' fears …

12 Time-Efficient and Effective Exercises You're Not Doing

What are the most important things you need in a workout? The two that will give you the most bang for your buck are time-efficient, effective …

10 Yoga Retreats to Prepare You for the Busy Holiday Season

The holidays are fast approaching, which means there are gifts to wrap, meals to cook, families to visit, trees to decorate and a whole mess of other …

When schools fail our children: America’s education system needs to put more focus on mental health

Students have normal back-to-school jitters, but for some these worries detract from the ability to learn<p>Deana Farmer • Ann DiGirolamo<p>October 16, 2016 2:30pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>Students across the country have stepped into their classrooms, filled with …

5 Secrets of Great Leadership

Here's what it takes.<p>Great leaders are not born into the role. They exhibit traits that have been learned, refined, honed, and improved over many years. There's no single trait that makes someone a great leader. It is a collection of refined attributes.<p>To find out more about the secret to …

Leadership

Study names the happiest - and most miserable - states in the country

According to WalletHub, money can buy you happiness — or at least help.<p>In a recent study to find America's happiest state, the personal finance site found that life contentment increases as your income approaches $75,000 a year. However, if your earnings exceed this amount there is no improvement …