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SafeUT app used to help kids in crisis can now be used to report acts of kindness

Winston Armani, KSL TV<p>By | Posted Apr 15th, 2018 @ 9:37pm<p> 4 photos<p>0<p>GRANTSVILLE — The SafeUT app was designed to help kids deal with crises in their …

Salt Lake City

A Professional Ballet Dancer's Advice Changed How I Motivate Myself to Work Out

Motivation has peaks and valleys. There are times we feel invincible, strong, and proud of our fitness accomplishments. During my "peaks" in the …

Motivation

How to use a semicolon properly

Of all the punctuation marks, the semicolon is far from the most popular. It's fallen in usage since it's heyday in the 1800s. Why was it so big then, and what changed? It might be that folks today aren't as familiar with how to use it. Mary Norris, former copy editor for The New Yorker and author …

Language

11 YA Books That Could Definitely Be "The Great American Novel"

We talk a lot about The Great American Novel — the novels that are considered "the voice of a generation." Basically, these books are not only …

Books

Dana Milbank: How Trump is transforming himself into the greatest president ever

<b>Washington</b> • Outgoing national security adviser H.R. McMaster, in a parting shot at President Trump, said this week that “we have failed to impose …

Donald Trump

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

Language

21 Classic Books That You Can Read For Free Online

The classics. They're the bane of many a high schooler's existence. And yet, we all have one or two (or 20) classic books that we've been meaning to …

Literature

The Story of an Afghan Baby Named Donald Trump

KABUL, Afghanistan — Even in his mother’s womb, Donald Trump was unusually sensitive. On nights when his mother was distressed, he would become restless, turning and kicking.<p>Then, on a rainy autumn afternoon in a dusty village of about 200 adobe homes, it was time for his birth. There were no …

Donald Trump

LetsKeepItCivil.org

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Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies

Co-authored by Gabriel Weinberg who is the CEO of DuckDuckGo and an advisor to The School of Thought.<p>You can see a brilliant Medium post he wrote on …

Gene Weingarten: What if we were all measured by an awesomely low bar?

This from a recent story in the New York Times:<p>"After days in which his very fitness for office was debated, Mr. Trump appeared intent on demonstrating that he could handle the presidency. He was in command of the meeting while inviting input. He did not berate anyone. He did not call anyone …

Donald Trump

NPR’s Tiny Desk Is Actually Not Tiny at All

One of America's most respected media institutions is hiding a secret that's anything but tiny.<p><i>“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” —Albert Einstein</i><p>In the age of supposed Fake News, we as citizens have a duty to hold our press accountable. …

Fake News

Redefining annotation: Ditch That PDF and hyper-annotate

Learning how to read and annotate text is an important skill all our students need to truly understand stories, articles, and *GULP* textbooks. This …

Education Technology

The Real Face of War? It May Be This Boy in a Pink Sweater

The picture, a little dark and not quite in focus, shows a cherubic boy in a pink sweater, perched on the edge of a sofa, reaching toward a bright pink flower. It’s the sort of snapshot that loving parents all over the world take every day.<p>They pull out the phone, maybe fumble around with the …

Middle East

3 Excellent Google Drive Screen Recorders for Teachers

Here are 3 excellent tools you can use to record your screen and share your screencasts with others. The great thing about these tools is that they …

Education Technology

A Better Way to Look at Most Every Political Issue

Americans would be less alienated from one another and solve problems more easily if they recognized one little-noticed distinction in policy debates.<p>We sometimes think of political issues in binary terms. Is someone pro-life or pro-choice? But most individuals hold views that are more complicated …

Political Science

Welcome to the Post-Text Future

The internet was born in text. Now, video and audio are ascendant, writing is being left behind, and everything will be different.

Internet

I’m the Wife of a Former N.F.L. Player. Football Destroyed His Mind.

My husband, Rob Kelly, is a retired N.F.L. player. After five seasons as a safety beginning in the late 1990s, four with the New Orleans Saints and one with the New England Patriots, he sustained an injury to a nerve between his neck and shoulder during training camp that ended his career. By the …

New Orleans Saints

Should Eye Surgeons Fulfill A Dying Man's Wish To See His Family?

Vincent Thomas had battled multiple myeloma for quite some time and gone through countless treatments and drug regimens, which weren't stopping his cancer. He and his family made the decision to go on hospice care.<p>The thing was, his eyesight had failed him. He had significant cataracts, or clouding …

Medicine

Misnomers

President Obama's Handwritten Essay Marking the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

One hundred and fifty years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most memorable speeches in U.S. history from Gettysburg, PA. In …

How Well Do You Know the Gettysburg Address?

<b>Instructions:</b> Click the Start button, then click the phrases in the correct order to reassemble the Gettysburg Address.<p>00:00

Literature

50 Shades Of Gaslighting: Disturbing Signs An Abuser Is Twisting Your Reality

How do you convince someone that something they <i>know</i> to be true isn’t? In psychology, what is known as the “illusory truth effect” is a phenomenon in …

The World's Food Waste Problem

Monday, we're talking about our massive food waste problem. A full forty percent of food in America ends up in the trash. Activist Tristram Stuart …

Sustainability

NPO ANT-Hiroshima

About Us<p>ANT-Hiroshima is an NGO dedicated to building peace in the world by promoting Hiroshima's message of peace and reconciliation.<p>Working …

Hiroshima

I—A Noiseless Flash<p>At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning, on August 6, 1945, Japanese time, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above Hiroshima, Miss Toshiko Sasaki, a clerk in the personnel department of the East Asia Tin Works, had just sat down at her place in the plant …

Empathy