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Premiers succès et futures actions pour le Fonds à effet multiplicateur du GPE

Le Fonds à effet multiplicateur du GPE est un nouvel instrument financier innovant pour réunir « des ressources « accrues et mieux adaptées » pour …

Économie

Modern life too much for you? Maybe a tiny box in the woods is the cure.

To commune with ourselves, we must trek two hours to Stanardsville, a town on the edge of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains whose population has stairstepped down over the years to 384 people, a country store and this wooded plot, which, before 20 tiny houses arrived this fall, was an RV campground …

Bon Iver

9 Charts That Show What Education in America Is Like in 2017

Compelling visuals on the key issues of the past year<p>As trends in education ebb and flow, it gets hard to keep track of the current state of things. Visuals can clarify what’s changed over the past year and what has stayed the same. As 2017 comes to a close, we’ve compiled some graphs and charts …

Betsy DeVos

In 'The Nothing,' A Dirty Old Man Lusts For Life

Hanif Kureishi has written plays and movies — notably the screenplay for <i>My Beautiful Laundrette</i>, which was nominated for an Oscar. But he's also won awards for his short stories and novels.<p>The British author's new book is a slender volume called <i>The Nothing</i>. Considering that there is very little sex …

10 Dating Resolutions: The Most Important Habits to Break in 2018

If finding love is on your New Year’s resolutions list, you may want to examine your dating history and resolve to ditch some of your bad dating …

How One Woman Traveled to 91 Countries With Only a Carry-on

Photographer Jill Paider specializes in visual storytelling. By the end of this year, she will have published 15 books, including her latest, …

Academic freedom goes on trial

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court can soon right a flagrant wrong stemming from events set in motion in 2014 at Milwaukee’s Marquette University by Cheryl Abbate. Although just a graduate student, she already had a precocious aptitude for academic nastiness.<p>On Oct. 28, in an undergraduate course she was …

Higher Education

The Key to Seeing a New City Like a Local, According to Full-time Travelers

It's all in the timing.<p>For a lucky few, traveling isn’t just a passion or a hobby, but rather a full-time job that happens to come with a whole lot …

In search of a word that won’t offend ‘old’ people

<i>Laura L. Carstensen is professor of psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. professor in public policy at Stanford University.</i><p>We hear a lot about aging societies these days. At the same time, we hear relatively little about being old from older people themselves. In part, this is because most …

Lily Tomlin

It's Official: These are the 10 Best Places in the World to Travel Alone as a Woman

Ahhh resolutions. We set them every year, telling ourselves that this time we <i>will</i> change. That gym membership won't remain unused, the smoothie …

European Travel

The three things saving us from Trump

As this appalling year limps to a close, with President Trump consistently underperforming even the lowest of expectations, a note of holiday cheer: Our country’s institutions and values have, so far, proven remarkably resilient.<p>This outcome was not a given; complacency that it will continue would …

Donald Trump

The Brutal Story of How Europe Conquered the Pacific

Warning: It includes mutiny, murder, and mass rape.<p>The HMS <i>Bounty</i> has become the most notorious ship in the British navy, its captain, William Bligh, a byword for brutality. On April 28, 1789, after setting sail from Tahiti, a group of sailors led by the charismatic Fletcher Christian mutinied, …

Kent

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens up the Force, which makes business sense for Disney

The power is yours ... or anyone’s<p><i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> is a film about letting go of the past — about letting it die, and even killing it if you have to, as one character puts it. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the movie in many ways tears down and refutes the entrenched wisdom of the …

Our top 10 Secret Teacher blogs of 2017

After another year of uncovering the reality of school life – and stimulating some lively debate – we pick some of our favourite Secret Teacher blogs<p>Read more from the Secret Teacher<p>As another year of Secret Teacher blogs draws to a close, we celebrate some of our favourites from 2017. From …

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Positive Thinking

Beyond ramen and pho: A beginner’s guide to Asian noodle soups

Love is the family pack of instant ramen that didn’t fit in my luggage. After seeing me off at the airport, my mom drove to the post office to send …

Job hunting? Tech skills increasingly tied to higher wages and economic opportunity

Digital prowess has become one of the most powerful bargaining chips in the American job market over a relatively short period of time, according to …

'What If This Were Your Kid?'

Young offenders in juvenile detention don’t get the best education. But those held in solitary confinement can go weeks, even months, without any instruction at all.<p>At the Onondaga County Justice Center in Syracuse, New York, between 2015 and 2016 more than 80 teenage offenders were regularly …

Criminal Justice

6 Amazing Time Travel Video Games That Everyone Should Play At Least Once

Ghost Trick: Detective Fantasma is a great adventure game with a strong personality, an awsome look and pretty dialogs. The original gameplay is able …

Me and my pencil: famous creatives on their tools – in pictures

Tracey Emin draws with a classic black and yellow striped pencil, whereas James Dyson works with a sleek mechanical one. In their book The Secret Life of the Pencil (Laurence King, £12.99) Alex Hammond and Mike Tinney photographed the pencils of 70 artists, designers, musicians and architects, …

Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt explain how creativity works

‘Bend, blend, break’<p>What makes humans special? Some credit should go to the opposable thumb and the larynx, says neuroscientist David Eagleman, but a lot of it has to do with our ability to be creative and constantly think up new ideas.<p>Eagleman, a professor at Stanford University and writer, …

Creativity

Your Underdog Read of the Year

What many already know about <i>Elmet</i> is that it landed a coveted spot on the short list for this year’s Man Booker Prize, beating authors such as Zadie …

Books

Joseph Conrad, the first novelist of globalisation

<b>The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World.</b> By Maya Jasanoff. <i>Penguin Press; 400 pages; $30. William Collins; £25.</i><p>JOSEPH CONRAD was a phenomenon. …

Literature

15 Life-Changing Fiction Books to Read When You Need an Escape

The only thing I enjoy as much as reading is coming up with a reading list in preparation for an epic (recreational) readathon. Seriously. So as any …

Books

Photographer Jim Herrington captures the legends of climbing

<i>All photos by Jim Herrington</i><p>“I was lucky that at an early age I found three interests that have stayed with me for my entire life: music, photography …

Daylight Saving Time Is This Weekend. Here's What You Need to Know

As Nov. 5 approaches, it’s almost time for the United States to do its annual time warp again.<p>That’s right — Daylight Saving Time (often mistakenly …

Russell Brand has the most genius hack for handling anger

British comedian, actor, and author Russell Brand is one of the most self-aware people, famous or otherwise, you're likely to ever encounter. He turns a morning interview into a quick meditation session. Without a single om.<p>"Meditation is your negotiation with your feelings that you want to think …

What America Taught the Nazis

In the 1930s, the Germans were fascinated by the global leader in codified racism—the United States.<p>There was no more extravagant site for Third Reich political theater than the spectacular parade grounds, two large stadiums, and congress hall in Nuremberg, a project masterminded by Albert Speer. …

Political Science

Out Of The Gate, Tesla Stumbles On Its Mass-Market Car

Tesla gets more than its fair share of media hype, but it appears to be stumbling in the spotlight.<p>Citing "production bottlenecks," Tesla reported this week that it delivered only 220 Model 3 sedans and produced 260 in September. That's far below some pretty ambitious goals set out by its CEO, Elon …

Tesla