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How Colleges Are Ripping Off a Generation of Ill-Prepared Students

Earlier this month, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, aka the nation’s “report card,” was released. It’s not a pretty story.<p>Only …

College & University

What Are the Best Foods to Eat for Helping You Gain Weight?

We know that so much nutrition and diet advice is aimed at losing weight, but if you're too thin, you're probably looking for ways to gain weight. We …

Nutrition

Why the right answer should not be the primary aim in maths

Although the answer in maths is really important, it should not be the most important thing that we look for from our pupils.<p>That's not to say that …

Mathematics

Probing your DNA could trigger future privacy violations

Timothy Caulfield says he had "zero privacy concerns" when he spit in a test tube and mailed it off to 23andMe, a DNA genetic testing and analysis …

Personal Information

10 career tips that are also great to apply to your life

We get it, building a successful career is tough work. And not only that – how are you also supposed to have work-life balance if most of your waking …

Self-improvement

Even Melania Trump Misses Former President Barack 'T'Challa' Obama

On Saturday, while president Donald Von Lazy ThotFace Trump was chilling at his Florida plantation hideaway revamped to look like a lux golf course, …

Donald Trump

Protein Powder 101: A Beginner's Guide

If protein powder is completely foreign territory to you, you may be wondering about the very basics like when to use it and for what. Can it only be taken after workouts? Are smoothies the only way to go? To answer all your questions, we spoke with Jim White, RD, ACSM health fitness specialist, …

Nutrition

Are Smoothies the New Sandwiches? Here's the Truth About "Healthy" Shakes

We've seen it before — a hungry TV character at home, making themselves the classic sandwich: Two slices of white bread, ham, lettuce, tomato, mustard, and mayo. Our protagonist makes their way back to their couch, excited not only to munch on something that will hold them over until dinner, but …

Healthy Eating

Trump impeachment: even removing the president won’t fix democracy - Vox

It feels like this moment in history deserves a definitive ending. It won’t get one.<p>When the president’s lawyer is getting his office raided by the FBI, and his former national security adviser has pleaded guilty to felonies, and his former campaign chair faces up to 305 years in prison, and both a …

Political Science

50 Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of …

Los Angeles

No Way Out? Aliens on 'Super-Earth' Planets May Be Trapped by Gravity

"Super-Earth" planets are giant-size versions of Earth, and some research has suggested that they're more likely to be habitable than Earth-size …

Moon

Still reading something you started months ago? You’ve got ‘book-block’

Many voracious readers get bogged down trying to finish the same book for an interminable length of time. Maybe it’s time to give up?<p><b>Name:</b> Book-block.<p><b>Symptoms:</b> Tension headaches, chronic anxiety.<p><b>Treatment:</b> There is only one known cure: give up.<p><b>Is this another name for writer’s block?</b> Actually, it’s …

Writing

How to keep your cool when coworkers are annoying you

Here’s a fact you already know to be true: people are annoying.<p>Even people who you adore — like your best friends, family or your partner — will wear …

Self-help

These 6 inescapable facts help explain the Republican Party’s current death spiral

No good news for the Grand Old Party<p>Last week the Harvard Institute of Politics released their Spring 2018 poll of young voters revealing the younger members of the Millennial Generation are enthusiastic about the midterm elections. It isn’t the first time millennials are keyed into an election — …

Youth Vote

Pulitzer-winning reporter David Cay Johnston: “The evidence suggests Trump is a traitor”

<b>David Cay Johnston; Donald Trump (Simon & Schuster/Bonk Johnston/AP)</b><p>Investigative reporter who has covered Trump for 30 years dares to imagine impeachment — and President Nancy Pelosi<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 23, 2018 9:00am (UTC)<p>The saga of President Donald Trump consists of several parallel and …

Donald Trump

Jewish Americans and the Civil War

<b>Mark Jewish American Heritage Month with NMCWM volunteer Brad Stone as he examines the important roles that Jewish Americans played during the Civil</b> …

War

The privilege of whining about white male privilege

Did I say that Cohen has been getting a lot of deserved backlash? No, he’s being excoriated. He’s being put in his place, both politely and with …

Women of Color

Black Panther Portraits: New Looks at the Heroes and Villains of Wakanda

Black Panther

Marvel Universe

The Dark Side of Nice

2017 WAS PERHAPS an unfortunate year to publish a book about the cultural history of niceness in the United States. Certainly I had a tough time …

Native Americans

Want Students Focused on the Pursuit of Knowledge? Stop Making Them Chase Information.

Opinion | Postsecondary Learning<p>Want Students Focused on the Pursuit of Knowledge? Stop Making Them Chase Information.<p>By Mariana Cavalcanti     Apr …

Higher Education

Donald Trump Isn’t Going to Like This Photo Very Much

Thankfully, Donald Trump stayed far away from former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral services in Texas on Saturday, which were attended by four …

Donald Trump

Good Classroom Management Advice In The NY Times Today

What Hospitals Can Teach the Police is an excellent article in today’s New York Times.<p>It shares ideas on how many hospital staff have learned to …

Teaching

Melania Trump looks uncharacteristically happy at Barbara Bush’s funeral

First lady Melania Trump attended Barbara Bush’s funeral Saturday sans husband Donald—and the internet had a lot to say about her demeanor.<p>Melanie …

Michelle Obama

51 Pieces Of Advice That You Should Immediately Send To Someone Who's Going To College

Go 👏 to 👏 class!!!<p>Once in a while, check in on your mental health. It’s super easy to fall in a deep slump, and you won’t realize you’re there until it’s pretty bad. A lot of students struggle with mental health, so don’t be ashamed to get help.<p>—christinag46c5093fc<p>Finding a self-care routine is a …

College & University

NASA’s stunning video of the Lagoon Nebula will put your dumb life in perspective – Quartz

In case you thought your problems were of any significance whatsoever, a new NASA video of the Lagoon Nebula is here to remind you that they absolutely are not.<p>Oh, did you have a bad day at work? The Lagoon Nebula doesn’t care. Maybe you won a big prize and impressed everyone? Well, this nebula …

Nebulas

Dr. King's Bookshelf | American Experience

Roads to Memphis | Article<p>Dr. King's Bookshelf<p><i>To understand the people who've profoundly impacted history, we're exploring the books that profoundly</i> …

Black History

Giovanni Riccioli - a man of Encyclopedic Knowledge

Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598-1671)<p>On April 17, 1598, Italian astronomer and a Catholic priest in the Jesuit order Giovanni Battista Riccioli was …

Astronomy

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

Gardening

Very good dog Max stayed overnight with lost three-year-old girl and helped rescuers

This is one very good dog.<p>Max, a 17-year-old Blue Heeler, may be deaf, partially blind, and getting on in his years, but that didn't stop him from …

Pets

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

Humanity