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This digital archive of slave voyages details the largest forced migration in history

Between 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels. Before 1820, four enslaved Africans crossed the …

Black History

A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

Political Science

Election rigging 101: Donald Trump’s crash course in hijacking democracy

President Trump was right: The election was rigged. But it was rigged in his favor<p>Donald Trump was right: The election was rigged. What Trump got wrong (and, boy, does he get things wrong) is that the rigging worked in his favor. The manipulations took three monumental forms: Russian …

Government

Poll: Trump will take office as most unpopular president in at least 4 decades

After a tumultuous campaign and transition, President-elect Donald Trump will take the oath of office Friday as the least-popular incoming president in at least four decades, but a majority of Americans nevertheless express optimism that he will be able to fulfill campaign pledges to boost the …

Donald Trump

The Trump story media dare not utter: They sacrificed democracy for ratings

Democracy can’t survive when media have a sole commitment to profit with little consideration for the public good<p>The media are engaged in an orgy of navel-gazing about the Donald Trump presidency, but they're totally, utterly, absolutely, no-way-in-hell willing to gaze at their own navel.<br>Did …

Ronald Reagan

Donald Trump slams CIA Director Brennan over plea for 'appreciation' of intel community

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Sunday night slammed outgoing CIA Director John Brennan for imploring the President-elect to put his confidence in the intelligence community and develop an "appreciation" for the effect his words could have on national security.<p>The CIA chief defended his agency …

Donald Trump

Want To Have The Best Year Of Your Life? Here Is The Answer | Inc.com

As 2016 came to a close, you might have noticed that your social media feeds were filled with people posting almost exclusively about the negative aspects of the year.<p>When you see negative messages like that, it's easy to start seeing everything through that lens. In fact, it's not just easy--it's …

Self-improvement

Reality Check: Did the Clintons corrupt an FBI investigation?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It was the kind of story that, at first blush, might seem like there was something fishy going on.<p>On Sunday night, the Wall Street Journal reported that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton, had helped raise more than $675,000 for the campaign …

Government

Boeing takes on peers, partners in bid for replacement parts business | Reuters

PHOENIX (Reuters) - In search of higher profits margins, Boeing Co (BA.N) is aiming to win more of the lucrative market for replacement parts and repair services, pitting the plane maker against major suppliers who view that growing $62 billion a year market as their turf.<p>Mechanic Andrew Newingham …

Aviation

Super Dad Transforms His Daughter Into Wonder Woman With The Power Of Photography

With Halloween fast approaching, people are either revealing the costumes they've been prepping for the past year since the last Halloween, or …

3 Ways to Cut $1,000 or More Off Your College Bill

You may have less costly options than the school first offers you.<p>When you read the financial aid letters from colleges that have accepted your …

College & University

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. …

Former Mexican president blasts Trump, says he will not pay for wall

Vicente Fox’s comments come after Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to make Mexico pay for a wall to seal off the United States’ border with Mexico<p>Former Mexican president Vicente Fox has given an uncompromising response to Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s plans to make Mexico pay for a wall …

Donald Trump

Apple to argue First Amendment in iPhone encryption fight

To prevent the unlocking of an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino terrorist shootings, Apple's attorneys will assert that computer code should be protected as free speech.<p>Apple will apparently turn to the First Amendment in its fight against a court order demanding that it write code to skirt an …

Privacy

Keeping Anxious Thoughts at Bay

Anxiety can feel like a swarm of flies, buzzing inside your head.<p>You’re stuck in traffic. You’re going to miss your flight, and the game-changing meeting at the other end of it. Your presentation is poorly executed; you’re not going to win the new client. There goes the promotion, and maybe worse. …

Depression

CDC Revises Lumber Liquidators Flooring Cancer Risk

People exposed to certain types of laminate flooring made by Lumber Liquidators are three times more likely to get cancer than previous estimates had suggested, U.S. health officials say.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said last week that the flooring, which was tested for …

Public Health

The Best National Park for Every Type of Traveler

Grand Teton has some of the most rugged peaks and terrain in the country. Located only a few miles south of overly crowded Yellowstone, this park is …

Hiking

How To Improve Mental and Emotional Stability with Simple Writing

Can writing improve mental and emotional stability? Does it help people to deal with traumatic situations? The answer to both of these questions is a …

Mental Health

Democrats move left, Republicans move right, middle ground disappears

Hillary Clinton usurped much of Sen. Bernie Sanders' message and benefited hugely from the power of women and minorities in the Democratic Party as she reasserted command of the presidential nomination race with her victory in Nevada.<p>But trying to hold onto those groups and handle the party's …

Airline secrets: Ex-employee spills the beans on what operators don't want you to know

Not everything is as it seems in the aviation industry, at least according to one ex-employee, who has written a damning article about some of the …

People are ‘too afraid to go to hospitals’ in Syria — and it signals Russia’s gruesome endgame in the war

Even hospitals have become fair game for airstrikes and bombings. Trying to get treated for wounds sustained elsewhere could turn into a death sentence.<p>The hospital attacks have been described as brutal. Secondary strikes often follow the initial hit. Bombers will lay in wait for rescuers to …

Middle East

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Guided Reading: How to Organize the Chaos

Opinion | Technology in School<p>Guided Reading: How to Organize the Chaos<p>By Irma De La Guardia     Feb 13, 2016<p>Image Credit: Franzi / …

Three Critical Shifts in Thinking for the Evolving Leader, 1st Edition

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.<p>With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited …

eLearning

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog

Supporting Independent Readers and Independent Reading by Jennifer Serravallo

Remember when independent reading was called DEAR? Or SSR? Or SQUIRT? (Or maybe I am the only one with that last one? It stands for <i>Sustained Quiet</i> …

Teaching

Making Independent Reading Work

<i>"What are your recommendations for independent reading?"</i><p>Every child needs a chance to read independently in school. In the frenzy to prepare students …

Teaching

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