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Here’s How to Say ‘Selfie,’ ‘Photobomb,’ and ‘Duckface’ in Sign Language

New Internet culture slang words such as “selfie,” “photobomb,” and “duckface” are being added to respected English dictionaries, so it makes sense …

Language

Pollution Chic: China's Smog Prompts Face Masks on Fashion Week Runways

There's a new fashion statement hitting Chinese runways: the beautiful smog mask.<p>Fashion designers incorporated the pollution-blocking masks into …

Climate Change

The Toaster Lets You Make Selfie Toasts

Want to make a special breakfast for your sweetie? Take a look at the selfie toaster, you may like to add her/ his portrait onto one side of …

Michael Jordan is now officially a billionaire, according to Forbes

Somebody prep LeBron James' Mirror of Somber Introspection — as it turns out, he won't accomplish his long-since-established goal of becoming the …

Basketball

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Retirement

Men twice as likely to post a selfie

When it comes to selfies, it looks like men are the vanity champs. A survey in Britain by smartphone maker HTC found that young guys are twice as likely to post a selfie—figure three times a week, on average, versus 1.6 for women, reports the <i>Irish Examiner</i>.<p>And the vast majority of those shots (76%) …

Soccer

Play

Yet iNK Think Tank’s efforts to increase children’s nonfiction diets are in sharp contrast to what kids are consuming: according to a 2010 study by …

KQED

Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through …

Drumming Up Excitement for Books: 10 Tips for Reading Teachers

Why don’t our students love to read? Well, use your imagination and pretend you’re a student. You’ve only been reading for seven to twelve years—and …

KQED

Getty<p>Getting enough sleep is an under-valued but crucial part of learning. Contrary to students’ belief that staying up all night to cram for an exam …

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Even though the books are classics, they are very uninteresting. Almost every one of my classmates admits to never reading the books because they are …

Teaching

House of Cards Season 3 pirated heavily in non-Netflix countries

Drawing more than double the illegal downloads of the Season 2 release of Netflix’s <i>House of Cards</i>, the first 24 hours of the Season 3 release of the …

Netflix Original

How Scientists Have Made Bullets Out Of Light

Light bullets are not the deadly things their names make them out to be. They are, however, decidedly weird. To make a light bullet, researchers have …

Fun facts about Dr. Seuss in honor of his 114th birthday

Theodor Seuss Geisel, known around the world as the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss, would have turned 114 years old Friday. His birthday is now …

Kids

Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills with These Socratic Questions

Critical thinking is crucial for making better decisions and effective communication. You can consistently think more critically about a topic or …

Why I'm a comic book convention geek and proud of it

<i>First the bad news: We just found out that San Diego Comic Con, the biggest comic convention in the country, just sold out of tickets in RECORD time.</i> …

Kelowna Students Turn the Tables on Cyberbullying

A shot from "Broken Circle", a film by Dr. Knox students on cyberbullying. (Photo Credit: Screen Grab)<p>Some students at Dr. Knox Middle School in …

10 Things Students Should Know About Tech by Fifth Grade

21st Century Learning<p>I wrote the following list for parents at my school to let them know what their kids need to know to be ready for upper school. …

A Dad Created An App So Kids Can Report Cyberbullies With The Push Of A Button

One school that tested it saw an 80% reduction in cyberbullying incidents.<p>For a seventh-grader armed with a smartphone, constant internet access can sometimes lead to cyberbullying. But now having a phone in hand can also fight that problem.<p>A new app called Stop!t is designed to make it as simple …

Pregnancy

Best Advice I Ever Got: Make Empathy Your Superpower

Empathy is a transformative skill that can unite your team, drive your vision and enable you to make a greater impact.<p><i>Mina Chang is CEO and president of Linking the World, an international humanitarian aid organization with a focus on children, global awareness, and breaking the cycle of poverty</i> …

Empathy

Obama: Minnie Minoso Had A 'Quintessentially American Story'

President Barack Obama on Sunday commemorated the life of Minnie Minoso, the first black major league baseball player in Chicago. Minoso's death was announced earlier in the day by the Cook County medical examiner.<p>In a statement, Obama praised Minoso for the role he played in integrating the major …

Black History

Different Solutions

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Let's show some appreciation for the handwritten note

<i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>I was raised in a fairly informal household, with little attention paid to white gloves and fork placement, but social acknowledgments were enforced with boot-camp …

Text Messaging

5 talented females in Christian hip-hop you've probably never heard of

Seeing a female in hip hop still comes as a shock to many individuals.<p>As few Christian hip-hop record labels as there are, even fewer exist with a …