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The global financial system stands on the brink of second credit crisis

The world financial system stands on the brink of a second credit crisis as interbank lending shows increasing risk<p>The world economy stands on the brink of a second credit crisis as the vital transmission systems for lending between banks begin to seize up and the debt markets fall over. The latest …

Baltic Exchange

NYC Schools Suspend Black Girls 10x More Often Than Whites

American schools need to talk about race and gender at the same time.<p>Last August, a 12-year-old Georgia student named Mikia Hutchings faced expulsion …

Malala Yousafzai

The white man who pretended to be black

With the release of the movie Selma, a lot of Americans are asking how far race relations have really come in the United States. On the one hand, the movie depicts the success of the Sixties civil rights crusade – its victory confirmed by <b></b>Barack Obama’s election in 2008.<p>On the other hand, the recent …

Civil Rights

“Timbuktu”: A timely African film on Islam — and a spectacular breakthrough

The wrenching, Oscar-nominated “Timbuktu” depicts Mali under jihadist rule — but it’s far more than an issue drama<p>Even when you get past the eerie-coincidence level of Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated “Timbuktu” -- a film about the causes, consequences and contradictions of Islamic extremism, …

Five stocks to own if Europe's economy recovers

The European Central Bank is pulling a page out of the United States' playbook and launching an aggressive bond buyback program that it hopes will spark an economic recovery similar to what America has enjoyed. Since the U.S. launched its quantitative easing program in 2008, the U.S. stock market …

Economy

3 Ways Businesses Are Addressing Inequality in Emerging Markets

Last year, the World Bank added a new mission to its original goal of reducing poverty: boosting shared prosperity. The change reflects the state of today’s world: the fraction of the global population in extreme poverty, defined as those earning less than $1.25 per day, has dropped to 12% from 36% …

Why Democrats Should Listen to What Republicans Are Saying About Inequality

The economy is growing, a presidential election is on the horizon, and Republicans are finally tackling income inequality as a national …

Entrepreneurship

Global Leaders, Over 1,000 Charities Declare 2015 The Year To Focus On Poverty Eradication

For the first time in history, eradicating extreme poverty around the world is on the horizon, according to one campaign for progress -- and 2015 is a pivotal year in achieving it.<p>Launched on Thursday, Action/2015 is garnering participation from more than 1,000 organizations in 125 countries. …

Malala Yousafzai

Brain Food: Diet's Impacts on Students Are Too Big to Ignore

As their children submit themselves to the ordeal of all-important end-of-year exams, parents of high school and university students may be wondering …

Awesome Visual Featuring The 6 Types of Technology Integrators

January 18, 2015<br>Here is an interesting visual that has been making rounds online.The Pencil Metaphor outlines 6 types of how people react to …

Jews recall MLK’s legacy, ‘from Ferguson to Palestine’

BOSTON – With racial tensions simmering nationwide, American Jews recalled Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy this weekend through civil rights …

In 'I Have A Dream' Video, Homeless Kids Share Their Hopes For The Future

As the country celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, a group of homeless kids have come together to give their personal take on the civil rights leader’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.<p>The Coalition for the Homeless, a New York City-based advocacy group, filmed a number of …

Poverty

The Secret to Smart Groups: It's Women

A fleet of MIT studies finds that women are much better at knowing what their colleagues are really thinking. It's another reason to expect the gender wage gap to eventually flip.<p>The concept of "general intelligence"—the idea that people who are good at one mental task tend to be good at many …

Psychology

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool in the Classroom « Educational Technology

<b>By Edudemic</b><p>Social media is an ingrained part of today’s society. Our students are constantly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and likely many sites …

Sharp slump in oil prices pumping up U.S. economy

Slumping oil prices may be denting Canada's economy, but south of the border, the dramatic fall is being heralded as a positive force that's adding momentum to the business environment.<p>As the fourth-quarter earnings-reporting season gets under way, the bosses at some of the biggest financial and …

Income Inequality

How to talk to kids about racism

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was one of a thousand little conversations that fill each day in a third-grade classroom.<p>As teacher Kimmie Fink read a book featuring a Japanese character, a student brought her fingers to her eyes and tugged on the edges, stretching them into narrow slits.<p>Fink stopped. "I'm Asian," she …

CNN

“Just Mercy”: Bryan Stevenson on Ferguson, Prison Reform & Why the Opposite of Poverty is Justice

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> Protests are continuing in Ferguson, Missouri, ahead of the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the …

Easy Crafts That Illustrate The Fascinating Power Of Washi Tape

There are tons of ways in which you can add color to your home with DIY washi tape projects. They range from very simple to very complex, from cute …

U.S.-Brokered Bailout Of For-Profit Colleges Treats Students 'Like Financial Assets'

Some 39,000 college students will soon stop making tuition payments to a company that state and federal regulators allege advertised bogus job prospects to lure low-income Americans and instead will pay a federal contractor accused of abusing bankruptcy proceedings fighting troubled …

Your 2014 taxes: Here's how to get ahead

Despite the fact that it feels like mid-February, from a financial perspective we’ve got another month to go until we turn the page into 2015. That’s …

What Guys Really Think About Condoms

And how they feel when they spot them in your nightstand.<p>When it comes to safe sex, is it the man or the woman's responsibility to have a condom handy? Obviously it's better to be safe than sorry, so it's certainly not unreasonable for you to stash your own rubbers in your nightstand or purse—just …

Ferguson Police Arrest Demonstrators In Confrontation

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Police officers arrested at least three demonstrators Thursday evening after a protest temporarily blocked traffic.<p>After warning protesters to clear the road, officers with shields, batons and helmets advanced on the crowd and arrested two women and one man. It wasn't clear why the …

Foxconn investing $2.6B into new display factory that will exclusively supply Apple

Foxconn's Innolux will build a new $2.6 billion sixth-generation plant in Southern Taiwan to supply displays exclusively to Apple, after the iPhone …

Google Says It Can Now Launch Up To 20 Project Loon Balloons Per Day

Google’s Project Loon, the company’s effort to deliver Internet access from balloons that travel around the world in the stratosphere, continues to make strides toward a commercial launch. A few days ago we heard that Google will launch a test with Australia’s largest telco provider Telstra next …