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Learn to master Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and more for less than $5 per course

Symphony orchestras require about 100 members. NFL teams have 53-man rosters. Platoons generally need at least 30 soldiers. Even the Beatles needed four guys to play “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”<p>Creating for the web demands a team approach as well. Individual tools can do amazing things, but it …

I thought democracy in Chile was safe. Now I see America falling into the same trap | Ariel Dorfman

It can’t happen here. That’s an avowal I have been hearing from Americans ever since my family and I, fleeing a dictatorship in our native Chile, finally came to settle in the United States in 1980.<p>What happened to you in Chile can’t happen here. Democracy in the US is too stable, the institutions …

Duke University

How to install Linux applications on Chrome OS

Article Contents<p>This article is part of our series.<p>One of the most exciting new features in Chrome OS is the ability to run applications designed for …

The upside of quitting: Why quitters always win and losers never quit

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.”<p>These are the infamous words of legendary NFL coach, Vincent Lombardi, considered by many to be one the …

Motivation

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

Middle School

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names …

Boost Your Personal Computing Experience With Linux

When comes to personal computing most of us will prefer Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows is ruling the world of personal computing as it holds …

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

Google Classroom is an essential tool for any teacher using Chromebooks or Google Drive as a teaching tool. On the surface, classroom is a simple …

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘The idea of free information is extremely dangerous’

Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli historian who has written two bestsellers: <i>Sapiens</i>, which examined the course of early human history, and <i>Homo Deus</i>, which speculated on where we might be heading as a post-human species. His new book, <i>21 Lessons for the 21st Century</i>, is an exploration of the …

Fake News

Getting the most from OneNote, part I: A hidden Office gem

The more information you put into OneNote the more useful it is. You can tag, flag, recognize, record and search just about anything.<p>Microsoft's …

Almost 80% of US workers live from paycheck to paycheck. Here's why | Robert Reich

America doesn’t have a jobs crisis. It has a ‘good jobs’ crisis – where too much employment is insecure, and poorly paid<p>The official rate of unemployment in America has plunged to a remarkably low 3.8%. The Federal Reserve forecasts that the unemployment rate will reach 3.5% by the end of the …

Private Sector

Down syndrome didn’t stop this man and his dad from growing a $4M sock company

A father and son team have grown their year-and-a-half old sock business into a $4 million empire called John’s Crazy Socks – all based on a simple …

10 Beautiful, Quiet Places In Mexico City To Clear Your Head

As one of Latin America’s largest cities by both size and population, Mexico City doesn’t seem like the obvious place to go for a little bit of rest …

How to Add an AirDrop Shortcut to Your Mac's Dock

Apple's AirDrop feature lets you wirelessly send and receive files between nearby Macs as well as to and from local iOS devices. It's usually accessed from the sidebar of an open Finder Window (or using the <b>Command + Shift + R</b> keyboard shortcut within Finder), but here we're going to share with you …

Apple

Yellow Box Methodology

How can teachers reduce the day-to-day marking burden? One of the most useful strategies I’ve been championing for the pastThe post Yellow Box …

Workload

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

How To Tell if Your iPhone Was Originally Purchased New, Refurbished, Replacement, or (Fancy!) Personalized

- May 11, 2018<p>If you’re buying a used iPhone, or need to have your iPhone repaired, or maybe it’s just a particularly boring weekend, you may wonder …

Apple

Find and Remove the Most Troublesome Apps on Any Device

Bad apps are draining your battery life, sucking up your local storage, and causing your devices to crash more often than they should—and the worst …

Apps

Retrobatch for Mac means you can finally ditch Photoshop

Acorn is one of the two best1 Mac image editors for normal humans. Retrobatch, from the same developer, is a batch-processor for images, letting you build simple or fancy workflows that can do pretty much anything to your images, automatically. If you regularly resize photos, remove location data, …

Machine Learning

Should I be concerned that my kids' school uses Google Chromebooks?

There are millions of Chromebooks being used to educate our children and questions about student privacy in the Google ecosystem are natural. …

How to use symbolic links in macOS to load balance your data

Want to use your various disk drives more efficiently? You can by using symbolic links!Running out of disk space is bad. Having multiple disk drives …

How to Customize the Windows 10 Power User Menu

Don't like the commands in the Power User Menu? Here's how to modify them.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Windows 10

How Google Classroom Prepares Students for the Future of Work

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about a skills gap in the workforce. Every time there is a major shift in the economy there are always people who are …

How to Enable the Optimal Audio Codec for Your Bluetooth Headphones in macOS

How good your digital music sounds often comes down to which file format it's encoded in. Be that as it may, every Mac audio setup is only as strong as it's weakest link, and if your Bluetooth connection isn't up to scratch, even the best BT headphones will fail to deliver a decent wireless …

Headphones

The Third Education Revolution

Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.<p>When the giant Indian technology-services firm Infosys announced last November that it would open a design and innovation hub in Providence, the company’s president said one of the key …

High School

Where to Find Tons of Free Classical Music Downloads

Musopen is a wonderful website dedicated to providing free classical music downloads to anyone who wants them. These classical pieces are public …

Classical Music

Drowned in sound: how listening to music hinders learning

In his series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: listening to music while studying<p>Many students do their homework and revision while listening to music. Many of them will swear that …

Self Control

How to troubleshoot and fix common problems in Outlook

In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through some troubleshooting steps to fix common problems with the desktop version of Outlook 2016.<p>How to …

Windows 10

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

In Winston Churchill, Hollywood rewards a mass murderer

By Shashi Tharoor<p><i>Shashi Tharoor is author of “Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India.” He chairs the Indian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.</i><p>“History,” Winston Churchill said, “will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself.” He needn’t have bothered. He was one of the great …

Winston Churchill