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Seriously. What’s the Point of Marriage?

The point of marriage is not happiness. The point of marriage is growth.The post Seriously. What’s the Point of Marriage? appeared first on The …

Game of Thrones

This Map Shows the Best-Paying Company In Every State

You don't have to be a top executive to make six figures.<p>You may think earning a big salary means climbing the corporate ladder. Not necessarily.<p>Many …

New Jersey

Betsy DeVos immigration comments are a new low that could keep citizens out of school

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sees public education as an arm of Donald Trump’s deportation machine. That's not surprising.<p>Children have been fair game in this administration since Trump went after "DREAMers." DeVos aimed low enough to hit kindergarten kids — including those born in this …

Immigration

Twice a week, these Texas students circle up and talk about their feelings. It’s lowering suspensions and preventing violence.

These days, more students and teachers report being happy at Spring ISD's Bammel Middle School, and the number of three-day out-of-school suspensions …

Education

The 17 Best Music Documentaries On Netflix

Ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes Critic Scores!<p>Photos: Netflix ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><i>Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids</i> <b><br>Rotten Tomatoes</b> …

Music

We Just Got a Huge Step Closer to Finding The Mysterious Origins of The Inca Civilisation

When myths and genetics combine.<p>As the largest pre-Hispanic civilisation in the Americas, the Incas have fascinated historians for years, just as the …

Anthropology

I wrote a negative Yelp review — and it made my life a nightmare

Yelp reviewers, beware.<p>A Manhattan woman who gave one-star reviews on Yelp and ZocDoc to a Kips Bay gynecologist has spent nearly $20,000 defending …

Yelp

Parkland shooting fueled gun debate. Texas is different.

SANTA FE, Texas - After a week of quiet introspection after a mass shooting took the lives of 10 people in a high school here, some students are …

Guns

The reading brain (why your brain needs you to read every day)

Reading puts your brain to work.<p>Reading is to the mind what exercise is to your body.<p>It gives us freedom to roam the expanse of space, time, history, …

Emotional Intelligence

A Flash Fiction Roundtable: Short but Never Small

What’s the state of flash fiction today? Seems there’s no short answer. But I asked a handful of author/editors who write and review flash fiction …

Creative Writing

THE GRAYBAR HOTEL by Curtis Dawkins Read by Pete Simonelli | Audiobook Review

Curtis Dawkins's debut collection of prison-focused short stories makes for an ideal audiobook, allowing the listener to savor each work. Narrator …

Ligonier Valley Writers hunting Bigfoot for annual flash fiction contest

Halloween-themed stories are being sought for the Ligonier Valley Writers’ annual Flash Fiction Contest. “This year’s topic is Bigfoot, Littlefoot …

Creative Writing

Should You Tell People You're Writing A Novel? Reddit Users Offer Their Tips

Writer's block is arguably the worst thing that can happen to an aspiring author, but coming in at a close second is the frustration of dealing with …

Writing your first novel? Don't fall for these mistakes!

Ok, you've decided you've read enough about writing your first novel and you're finally going to undertake this monumental task: you'll finally <b>cross</b> …

Writing

This Is How I Moved out of Writer's Block

This Is How I Moved out of Writer’s BlockI recently dealt with a bout of writer’s block.What got me out of it?Eight simple words. <i>Seriously!</i>So, what …

Creativity

If You’re Reading, You’re Not Writing

Face it. Reading gets in the way of writing. You may choose to think of it as whetting your appetite or even “research”, but if you are reading, you …

Creative Writing

Three Creative Writing Strategies That Work Like Magic

#1 — Use Role Based Writing Approach (Madman, Architect, Carpenter & Judge)Doing research, compiling material, writing, organizing, spell-checking …

Creative Writing

Unleash the Writer Within - Adult Writing Class

"Unleash the Writer Within" is designed to help adult writers at various levels, from beginning to advanced. We put writing and generating new …

Creative Writing

Five Ways to Silence Your Inner Critic

<i>“Who am I to write anything that will be published by anyone?”</i><i>“My 8th-grade teacher said that I wasn’t creative enough to be a writer; not to mention</i> …

Creative Writing

Don’t Doubt Your Writing Ability

Tell your story no matter what…There are times in a writer’s life where we think our story is crap. It’s going to get rejected, people aren’t …

Writing

21 Writing Prompts To Help You Finish An Entire Novel This Summer

Summer is officially here, and it's the perfect time to start writing a novel. There's no school and plenty of sunshine — which means it's the …

Creative Writing

NRA supporters can’t debate the facts on assault weapons, so they use this dumb argument

But they might have finally met their match.<p>If you’re ever feeling particularly masochistic, here’s an experiment for you to try. Open up Twitter, …

Guns

Arizona professor tracking student ID cards to determine whether students will drop out

While many schools use grades to determine how to decrease dropout rates, one professor believes that when those grades are released, it’s too late.<p>Sudha Ram, a management information systems professor at the University of Arizona, found another way to predict whether a student is likely to drop …

Higher Education

Arne Duncan Is Serious: Americans Should Boycott School

The former education secretary thinks parents need to take radical action to change the country's gun laws.<p>The former education secretary says it’s time for American families to boycott school to fight for stricter gun laws.<p>Over the weekend, Arne Duncan, who served in the Obama administration, …

Education

Rewinding & Rewriting: The Alternate Universes in Our Heads

There's a moment from nearly a decade ago that's still on loop in Laura Ogden's mind. When Laura plays back this mental video, she imagines an alternate ending. A happier ending.<p>There's a technical name for this kind of thinking: A counterfactual.<p>A counterfactual is a mental simulation where you …

Parallel Universes

Deep Learning Teaching Strategies: Part 5c

In part 5b, I suggested a set of activities that teachers who want to pursue “deep learning” will find useful. They included ambiguous assignments …

Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

A new study has shown that lung cancer cells can be destroyed using nanoparticles derived from tea leaves. These tiny particles, called "quantum …

Cancer Cells

The recent mass shootings in the US all have one thing in common: misogyny

Women should not have to be afraid of rejecting a man lest he kills her and others<p>The massacre at Santa Fe high school last week that left 10 people dead – most of them students – seems to have something in common with so many other mass shootings that happen in the US: misogyny. The shooter, one …

Feminism

OPINION: 3 reasons that career and technical education doesn’t preclude college

Wes McEntee works on a manufacturing machine at Vermont Technical College. Photo: Oliver Parini for The Hechinger ReportA number of recent articles …

Georgia Southern president leaving job after 2 years

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The president of Georgia Southern University is leaving after two years in the job.<p>The University System of Georgia said in a news release Wednesday that President Jaimie Hebert will step down at the end of June to pursue other opportunities. Hebert has led Georgia Southern …