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Students in Detroit Are Suing the State Because They Weren’t Taught to Read

A federal judge has concluded that the Constitution doesn't require schools to promote students’ literacy.<p>What to do when a school is infested with vermin, when textbooks are outdated, when students can’t even read? Perhaps the answer is sue the government.<p>That’s what seven students in Detroit have …

You Can Now Download a Collection of Ancient Japanese Wave Illustrations for Free

Fans of traditional Japanese art, rejoice! There’s now an incredible online collection available featuring ancient wave and ripple designs from 1903. The black ink drawings were originally produced by the little-known Japanese artist Mori Yuzan. Despite his lack of fame, Yuzan’s artwork speaks for …

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How to write the perfect sentence

A sentence is much more than its literal meaning. It is a living line of words where logic and lyric meet<p>A good lesson for any writer: make each sentence worth reading, and something in it will lead the reader into the next one<p>Every writer, of school age and older, is in the sentences game. The …

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20 Must-Visit Attractions in Sicily

Sicily is a special Italian destination. The island is only a few miles off the western coastline of southern Italy and the largest in the …

A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism

In more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions form predictable …

25 National Park Adventures You Need to Have

1. Get a Classic Summit to Yourself<p>These iconic NPS peaks are no secret—but that doesn’t mean you have to share your alpine glory. Beat the crowds …

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"Finding Your Passion" Is an Ineffective Way to Live Your Life, Say Scientists

So much for eat, pray, love.<p>When Steve Jobs delivered his commencement speech to Stanford University’s class of 2005, he instructed them to find …

Saguaro Cactus

Saguaro Cactus - How Do You Pronounce It?<p>The saguaro cactus is a very unusual looking tree of the desert. It has been the subject of many …

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Best Day Hike in Every State

The Best Day Hike in Every State<p>We should preface this by saying that this should really be called “<b>one</b> of the best day hikes in every state”. In …

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North America's Five Best Road Trips

Sure, you can just load a bag in the car on a Friday afternoon, pick a scenic byway, and go. But what’s nice about charting your path ahead of time is scoring great deals, making sure you don’t miss iconic sights, and knowing exactly what gear you’ll need along the way, whether it’s boardshorts, a …

Photography legend Joel Meyerowitz: phones killed the sexiness of the street

One day 55 years ago, Joel Meyerowitz was roaming the streets of his native New York with a 35mm camera when he glimpsed something through an arcade window that stopped him in his tracks. A young woman was standing with her back to him, tenderly grooming her boyfriend’s pompadour with a comb, just …

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Toro y Moi - "Boo Boo" (album stream)

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Portugal confronts its slave trade past

LISBON — Over five centuries after it launched the Atlantic slave trade, Portugal is preparing to build a memorial to the millions of Africans its …

How Japanese bamboo art made it big in the West - CNN Style

The Best National Park in Every U.S. State, Mapped

In case you didn't know already, this year, America's National Park Service is 100 years old — and to celebrate, we're disclosing a few of the …

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Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

All Over the Map<p>The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were …

Incredible 1,000fps slow-motion 4K lightning footage

If you need something to get your week off to an 'epic' start, look no further than DP Dustin Farrell's incredible storm chasing video he just …

Review: Sharon Van Etten, '(it was) because i was in love'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>It's a common trajectory for musicians to start out sounding tentative and insecure, only to bloom into battle-tested, fully formed …

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

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A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and …

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Hunting for Hallucinogenic Honey in Nepal

Each year, an increasing number of Nepalis leave rural villages to work abroad, and honey hunting has become a way for the villagers to maintain a connection with their ancestors.<p><b>This story appeared in the September issue of VICE magazine. Click HERE to subscribe.</b><p>Every year, for centuries in Nepal, …

World's Leading Physicist Says Quantum Computers Are "Tools of Destruction, Not Creation"

by Patrick Caughill August 9, 2017 Robots & Machines 73075<p>Weapon of Mass Disruption<p>Quantum Computers are heralded as the next step in the evolution …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

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Todd Webb’s New York: 26 Intimate Photos Of The City And Its People After WWII

After the stock market crash of 1929, a young Todd Webb was left jobless and broke. He ventured out in search of gold and dabbled briefly in …

Inequality is not inevitable, it's a policy choice. For proof, look at Namibia

Inequality,Inequality and development,Income inequality,US income inequality,Global development,Society,World news,Namibia,Africa,Social exclusion<p>Don’t despair that the huge gaps between rich and poor cannot ever be bridged. As our new index shows, some countries are taking steps to reduce …