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Tainted Electoral Victory—Hitler's Controversial Rise

<i>This article, and others about about one of history's most frightening figures and the rise of 21st century neo-Nazis, is featured in</i> Newsweek's …

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How Fidel Castro was at the heart of Middle East politics

Over the weekend, Algeria declared eight days of mourning to honor the passing of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died on Friday. In a statement, ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Castro’s death “is a great loss for the Algerian people.”<p>Though he ruled a small island nation thousands of …

10 Success lessons from Paulo Coelho – “The Alchemist” for entrepreneurs

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Share56<p>+16<p>Shares 99<p>Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist and songwriter and the best-selling Portuguese language author in history. He …

3 Brain Hacks To Boost Your Motivation When You Need It Most

Different kinds of work require different types of motivation. Here’s how and when to use these three psychological principles.<p>I tend to wake up early and do my best work while the sun is coming up. Whenever I try to work late at night, I find I’m less focused and I have trouble thinking creatively.<p>…

Top 10 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Photograph courtesy Getty Images<p>These titles will make you reflect, say yes and choose joy in the year ahead.<p>Our preview of 10 carefully selected …

34 Things You Should Know Before Becoming “Successful”

There's more to it.<p>109<p>SHARES<p>1.) It’s Never As Good As You Think It Will Be<p>“One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation,” says Dr. Thomas Gilovich, …

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8 Ways to Uplevel your Success By Rebooting Your Mindset

One of my favorite scenes from the movie <i>Dirty Dancing</i> is when Patrick Swayze says <i>"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."</i> It was a powerful reminder about how we need to stand up and shine. Yet so many of us put ourselves in a corner.<p>While we know intellectually that anything is possible if we set our minds …

Teachers vs Educators: Which Are You?

How often do we meet people who leave a lasting impression? How many of those people were educators who spent time helping to sculpt us into the …

How To Reprogram Your Mind For Success

Way too many people have already decided that a job is a way to pay the bills and nothing more. They reached that conclusion after beating their head against the wall trying to get more out of a job than just a paycheck, to no avail.<p>There’s no question that the world is full of dysfunctional …

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Wanting it both ways: how to reconcile feminism and domesticity

Feminism has radically expanded our choices, but what happens if what you want looks a lot like what you were liberated from? Two books look at …

Defining Teacher Leadership

Is the goal of teacher leadership to "improve teaching and learning practices?" Well--it's one possible goal. But isn't there a panoply of goals …

How 'Textual Chemistry' Is Changing Dating

My friend and I had just seen a play and, like everyone else in the theater, I took out my phone as the curtain came down. Waiting for me were five …

Facebook Is Making Us Polarized And Predictable

We only read and share things we agree with–with other people who are exactly like us.<p>In the early years, people hoped “the Net” would inform people as never before and lead to an improved democracy. These days, that dream looks quaint. We’re more polarized than ever, and the Internet isn’t making …

25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning

<b>25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Critical thinking apps aren’t the sweet spot of mobile app design.<p>Most of …

Reconstruct classrooms to develop critical thinking

​<b>The classroom needs to be demystified and reconstructed. The dynamic link between the world around and the classroom needs to be established</b><p>The …

Five Novels That Illustrate Rape Culture

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

Tribe Trump. How Fear Makes Us Bigots, and Puts Us At Risk

When we're worried, identifying with our in-groups feels safe. Demonizing others feels reassuring.<br>Read More

Aged 35 He Speaks 11 Languages - Luca Lampariello's 11 Tricks To Learn Any Language

When people meet someone who speaks many languages fluently, the first reaction is often one of slight bewilderment. Multilingualism is generally …

Comment on 5 classic studies of learning by Glen M. Sizemore

A: I don’t have a strong opinion on the debate of whether there are representations that allow for expectations and predictions or not, although …

Latino Out of Water (Journey from Superstitious to Atheist)

I was raised a non-practicing Catholic in a superstitious household. I wasn’t baptized in the faith, nor did we really ever attend church, but we …