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Universities think I’m disposable, but my non-tenured status makes me a better teacher

<b>(Gloda via iStock)</b><p>As an adjunct, I’m in the institution but not of it, an often-invisible loose end; I wouldn’t have it any other way<p>Elisabeth Fairfield Stokes<p>April 2, 2016 11:29pm (UTC)<p>For the past fifteen years, I’ve taught first-year writing at a small liberal arts college, and though I teach …

Higher Education

MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms

Christine Ortiz is the dean for graduate education and a professor of materials science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. …

20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

National Parks

These Comics Nail What It’s Like To Live With Social Anxiety

Not fun.<p>Social anxiety -- a form of generalized anxiety disorder -- has a way of making even the most fun gatherings seem like torturous interactions.<p>The condition, which affects approximately 15 million American adults, is classified as an intense discomfort that occurs during social interactions. …

20+ Strange Animals You Didn’t Know Existed

The world we live in is filled with exotic wildlife, and that means more than just lions and giraffes. There are a multitude of species that are lesser known to the general public and fascinating to learn more about. Redditor preggit decided to introduce a whole batch of these real animals that …

Mindfulness isn't preparing children for the real world, headmaster warns

Private schools have rushed to embrace the meditation technique, but David Lambon of Ampleforth College says it isn't the right answer to help children cope with the challenges of life<p>Mindfulness – a mediation technique that teaches people to focus on the present moment - is not preparing children …

Adam Knibb builds timber house extension above a driveway

British architect Adam Knibb has extended a house in a converted school in Winchester, England, by building a timber box above a seldom-used entryway.<p>…

Why dead pets matter

When their cat Sox got ill had to be put down, Olivia Lichtenstein and her family were not prepared for how deeply they would mourn<p>The house feels quiet and empty, pulsing with that deafening silence specific to death. We are a family in mourning. Last Friday morning, five of us got into the car …

How Successful People Beat Stress

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their own hands, and they wouldn't have it any other way.<p>The second …

Self-help

Ancient 'hobbit' humans evolved into new species on isolated island, teeth analysis suggests - Science News - ABC News

Ancient tiny people whose remains were discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores evolved from large-bodied <i>Homo erectus</i> individuals from Asia, …

16 otherworldly images of a Parisian community you probably didn't know existed

If you ever find yourself traveling outside of Paris, you may be surprised to encounter a series of high-rise buildings looming in the distance.<p>These large housing projects, known as the "Grand Ensembles," were constructed by the French government from the 1950s through the 1980s to help ease the …

Urbanism

Iceland provides an adventure in introspection

<i>Dispatch is a series of first-person stories from the road. Readers can share their experiences, from the sublime to the strange.</i><p><b>Day 1</b><p>On board the plane to Iceland with my travel companion. Our plans are set: a road trip along the highway which circumnavigates the island. Sigur Ros will be our …

About A Girl: Christina Hicks

<b>Who is Christina Hicks?</b><p>I’m a 29-year-old art director and photographer living in Seattle, Washington, but I’m originally from Virginia. I’ve been …

The world's 16 best cities for delicious street food

Sometimes the finest dining a country has to offer isn't in a Michelin-starred restaurant -- it's within a few feet of spinning Michelin tires.<p>Street food is the true fuel of the people, and there's no better way to get to know a country's cuisine than by hitting up a food stall and digging into a …

Ho Chi Minh City

Florida's Pristine Parks: Biscayne National Park

Travel<p>Get more out of your Biscayne National Park visit by exploring must-see parks, preserves, and refuges nearby.<p>Biscayne National Park is the largest marine park in the National Park System. Since most of Biscayne’s 173,000 acres are in Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, traveling by boat is …

Road Trip: Forgotten Florida

Travel<p>Stroll along through the "real Florida" and glimpse an older, simpler Sunshine State.<p>An easygoing cruise down the long underbelly of the Florida peninsula hearkens back to an older, simpler Sunshine State. This quieter coast with a slower pace preserves tourism 1950s style and what Floridians …

The Truth Of A Lovely Holiday Picture

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A Food Lover’s Guide to Maine

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I straddle two worlds as an organic blueberry farmer and a travel editor, but these two realities pleasantly meet in the realm of farm-to-fork adventures—and there is no better place to be than <b>Maine</b> during harvest season.<p>There are more than 400 organic farms and roughly 130 …

National Parks

The One Chart The Military-Industrial Complex Is Hoping Mean Reverts

While most of the world will be hoping the following chart never (ever) mean-reverts to its previous historically devastating highs, there is one …

The dangerous red-headed league

Jacky Colliss Harvey’s colourful history of the redhead includes sinners, temptresses, villains and feisty rebels from Boudicca to Thelma and Louise<p>‘Gentlemen prefer blondes,’ Anita Loos pronounced, ‘but gentlemen marry brunettes.’ Quite what they do with redheads she never revealed (and I’ve often …

17 Essential Study Hacks Every Student Should Know

Everyone hates exams, but these tips will help make them a little more bearable.

10 Effective Ways To Make You A Faster Learner

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

Success

Shazam for birds - how twitchers are going digital

A new smartphone app claims to have revolutionised bird watching by identifying bursts of bird song at the press of a button. Joe Shute puts it to the test during the dawn chorus<p>London’s Hampstead Heath with a storm brewing is not where most right-thinking people wish to find themselves at 5am – …

Where to Enjoy One Final Adventure before Summer Ends

AFAR Hotels Editor Jen Murphy lays out five new luxury hotels to hit if you want a final outdoor adventure before summer ends.<p><b>Summer’s not over yet</b>. …

Standup Paddleboarding

Here's the Best Way to Explore Europe's Secret Villages

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Reader Recs: World’s Best Hiking Trails

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Eager to spend some time in the great outdoors?<p>We asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their favorite trails, and their responses will have you lacing up your hiking boots before you know it.<p>Don’t believe us? Read on:<p>We kick things off in Badlands National Park …

Articles about 5 grid vacation homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

On New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, two architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water,...<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of …

Vacation Homes

Residents grapple with the deaths of five snowmobilers in B.C. avalanche

The arrow on the avalanche warning sign outside this small B.C. village pointed to orange on Friday afternoon, a sign of considerable risk, but many locals took to the surrounding hills in their snowmobiles. Riding the machines around McBride is a way of life.<p>On Saturday, residents of the village …