Stacey Dixon

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10 Modern Home Decor Stores (That Aren't IKEA)

Don't get me wrong. I love IKEA. Many of the core pieces in my home came from the Swedish retailer, and of course, the prices are hard to beat. …

Living Rooms

10 prefabricated homes you'll die for

Prefabricated homes are a popular trend worldwide because of the short time with which they can be completed as well as the practicality of their …

A high school teacher is changing the way he grades essays — and it reflects a dramatic shift in the English language

If you're a grammar purist, that sentence may have made you cringe.<p>Standard English dictates the word "they," a plural pronoun, should never be used to refer to a single person. Since "student" is a singular noun, you'd need a singular pronoun like "he" or "she" to match it.<p>A high-school English …

Language

40 Pictures That Will Convince You To Explore The Eastern Sierras

The Eastern Sierras is a magical place. They are fundamental to what it is to be Californian, to be a Westerner. From abandoned remnants of a ghost …

220 years of census data proves race is a social construct

The census is a survey the United States conducts every decade to take stock of who lives in the country. But it's also more than that: The census is a time capsule of a place and era during which it is collected — the survey's race and ethnicity categories are a testimony of that.<p>You can see in …

Native Americans

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Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a study that would change our understanding of human behavior.<p>It all started when Langer asked her research assistants to cut in front of innocent people …

Psychology

25+ Amazing Treehouses You Need to See

Perched high above the ground, these dreamy cabins have views for days.<p>Perched high above the ground, these dreamy cabins have views for days (and often surprising amenities).

Why Parents Should Not Make Kids Do Homework

President Obama’s pick for Education Secretary, John King, Jr., is headed for confirmation Mar. 9. King’s track record shows he loves standardized …

Teaching

That Pricey Organic Label Might Be One Big Lie

A recent USDA survey reveals some shocking facts.<p>It's widely believed — and preached by environmental groups, activists, and healthy-eating advocates alike — that if you're looking to avoid pesticides in your food, you should buy local, organic produce whenever possible. And thus pay a premium for …

Agriculture