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6 Things Rarely Discussed in College Education Courses That Will Be Keys to Your Teaching Career

It is hard to answer the question: "What advice would you give a new teacher?" The problem is that all teachers, even those of us who are most passionate about teaching, have a love-hate relationship with our jobs. We love the children and the look of pride on a child's face when they master a …

Review: Kamasi Washington, 'The Epic'

The word "epic" sits cheerily amid the most overused hyperbole of our age. Teenage bros proclaim their recent "pretty epic" mild successes; sports commentators call anything which ends dramatically an "epic game"; the Internet-literate are quick to point out an "epic FAIL." But what else do you …

Snoop Dogg

Kristen Wiig is fearless in reality TV-jabbing 'Welcome to Me'

"Welcome to Me," starring Kristen Wiig, is weirdly off center yet strangely in sync with the times.<p>With Shira Piven directing screenwriter Eliot Laurence's unconventional idea, the indie comedy-drama delves into our confessional times via the very meta experience of the making of a reality TV …

Reality TV

Tylenol Might Dull Emotional Pain, Too

A common pain medication might make you go from "so cute!" to "so what?" when you look at a photo of a kitten. And it might make you less sensitive to horrifying things, too. It's acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Researchers say the drug might be taking the edge off emotions — not …

Psychology

Iris Grace, 5-Year-Old with Autism Paints Breathtaking Works of Art

For many people diagnosed with autism, communicating through speech and social interaction can be challenging. As a way to express herself, 5-year-old Iris Grace began painting last year. She's already garnered praise across the globe for her incredibly beautiful works of art. The young artist, who …

Autism

13 Ways to Wear Color for Neutral-Loving Ladies

Some of us have a real thing with color, as in, we’re afraid of it and don’t know what the heck to do with it. And maybe color just isn’t your thing and you’re totally okay with it (more power to you!), but for anyone that wants to shift their wardrobe away from a color palette of pastels and …

Frances Bean Cobain Speaks Publicly About Kurt Cobain for First Time

The visual artist also admits “I don’t really like Nirvana that much.”<p>Ahead of <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i>’s theatrical premiere on April 10, Cobain’s 22-year-old daughter, <b>Frances Bean Cobain</b>, a visual artist who executive-produced the <b>Brett Morgen</b>–directed documentary, has spoken publicly about her …

Rock Music

New Study Links Facebook To Depression: But Now We Actually Understand Why.

The irony of Facebook is by now known to most. The “social” network has been linked to a surprising number of undesirable mental health consequences: Depression, low self-esteem, and bitter jealousy among them. Now, a new study in the <i>Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology</i> finds that not only do …

Social Media

11 easy, healthy smoothie recipes to freshen up your breakfast for spring

Healthy? Check. Easy? Check. Portable? Check? Yup: Smoothies are pretty much ideal if you’re looking for a speedy, nutritious breakfast on the go. And then there’s their versatility. Once you spend a little time with your blender, you start to realize that there are just about endless smoothie …

A Professor Forced Her Students to Take Notes by Hand

A communications professor at the University of Kansas, tired of teaching to a classroom of students whose faces were all bathed in the blue light of …

Teaching

The Buddhist Who Retreated-And Then Died

When Ian Thorson was discovered dead in a cave in 2012, an unflinching light was shone on the strange world of Tibertan Buddhists—especially its …

Meditation

Belle de Jour author Brooke Magnanti insists she was a call girl

Belle de Jour writer Dr Brooke Magnanti goes to court to defend her claims that she worked as prostitute, saying she will "present evidence that I was a sex worker" in unusual libel battle with her former boyfriend Owen Morris<p>The writer and commentator Brooke Magnanti – better known as the former …

Prostitution

Emma Watson Tackles Gender Inequality in Facebook Q&A

Actress and activist Emma Watson took to Facebook on Sunday, which marked International Women’s Day, to advocate for men and women joining together …

Here’s how much each artist earned from playing Woodstock

Woodstock is widely regarded as one of the most important events in music history. The festival, which took place in August 1969, drew about half a …

A novel way to think

According to Joanna Trollope, no one should hope to write a good novel before they have turned 35. Her reasoning, based on her own 71 years of life and considerable success as a novelist, is that only those who have experienced pain and been “knocked about a bit” can have the insight and …

Author Explores The Ripple Effects Of A Kidnapping In Mexico

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho's new book <i>Barefoot Dogs</i> is billed as a collection of short stories, but it could easily be called a novel. Each piece provides a perspective on one horrific event: the abduction of the patriarch of a wealthy Mexican family by a drug gang.<p>Throughout the book, readers see how …

Books

Emma Watson On How Being Threatened for Speaking About Feminism Enraged and Motivated Her

“I was just raging. It made me so angry that I was just like, ‘This is why I have to be doing. This. This is why I have to be doing this. If they were trying to put me off, it did the opposite.”<p>2014 was a huge year for <b>Emma Watson</b> and perhaps the biggest story surrounding the British actress was the …

Feminism

Sofia Boutella Is On Point

Three years ago, Sofia Boutella found herself at a turning point—in front of an audience of millions. A dancer in videos for Michael Jackson and Rihanna, Boutella performed during the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show onstage with Madonna. Immediately afterward, she retired. “I stopped dancing without …

Michael Jackson

On the Streets of Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015

Paris Fashion Week is the final—and arguably most fabulous—stretch of fashion month. And, the style set dressed accordingly. See their best looks here.

Reboot Your Resolutions

In 2011, after growing tired of failed juice cleanses and unrealistic get-thin-quick regimens, Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise started Sakara Life, an organic, vegan, New York City-based meal delivery service. The Sedona-bred best friends’ delicious offerings have made them a favorite with the …

Louise O'Neill: my journey to feminism

I was 15 when I first used the F-word. It’s difficult now, when the biggest female popstars in the world proudly call themselves feminists, to explain how alone that made me feel. I didn’t have an online community such as Rookie or Jezebel or xoJane to reassure me that there were other girls out …

Feminism

11 Libraries So Astounding You'll Leave Your E-Reader at Home

You'll need a passport.<p>To visit the incredible collections featured in the aptly-named new book, Libraries, you won't need a library card, but you will need a passport. This piece originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.

The Ship by Antonia Honeywell review – a dystopian dilemma

Survivors navigate the end of the world in an ambitious debut that will prompt debate<p>Sixteen-year-old Lalla “was born at the end of the world” in London, sometime in the not-too-distant future. Food is tinned or dried. Floods and fires have wreaked devastation; parks are now shanty towns and the …

Books