Ann Ewel

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How to Free Up Storage on Your Phone

We’ve all been there. When you buy your phone you think it has plenty of storage space. Then one day you get that dreaded pop-up warning saying …

Apps

Denaturalization, explained: how Trump can strip immigrants of their citizenship

A new “denaturalization task force” raises questions about who really counts as American.<p>Norma Borgono is a 63-year-old grandmother in Miami, scrambling to make ends meet while living with a rare kidney disease. The 28 years she’s spent in the US since arriving from Peru haven’t been easy or …

Immigration

My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

My parents’ home, in Umujieze, Nigeria, stands on a hilly plot that has been in our family for more than a hundred years. Traditionally, the Igbo people bury their dead among the living, and the ideal resting place for a man and his wives is on the premises of their home. My grandfather Erasmus, …

Siblings

My partner didn't want children. I did. Then I got pregnant...

When our daughter was four months old, Brian flew west to meet her. During that visit, we knit together again<p>Our daughter kicked down the door and all my love for you came flooding through<p>Last week, while driving along a country lane, I listened to the writer Michael Chabon, father of four, …

approached

Property

• <b>Author:</b> Valerie Martin<p>Valerie Martin’s <b>Property</b> delivers an eerily mesmerizing inquiry into slavery’s venomous effects on the owner and the owned. The year is 1828, the setting a Louisiana sugar plantation where Manon Gaudet, pretty, bitterly intelligent, and monstrously self-absorbed, seethes under …

Who needs Paris? 10 smaller cities with just as much culture and style

Forget Paris, Rome and Vienna; these smaller cities are just as big on culture and style.<p>1. Vintage Seville<p>Andalucia’s lively capital may lack size, but it offers an atmospheric old town, 12th-century architecture, the Moorish Alcázar palace and the grand square of Plaza de España, combined with …

European Travel

‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice

A major new study questions the common wisdom about how we should choose our careers.<p>Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University, remembers asking an undergraduate seminar recently, “How many of you are waiting to find your passion?”<p>“Almost all of them raised their hand and got …

Psychology

How to draw a dog

Today I am going to show you how to draw a dog. Even though the skeletons of dogs and cats are quite similar, especially in the simplified version …

Graphics

If You Are Feeling Too Old to Travel, Say Hello to Slow Travel

I hadn’t been to Europe in many years, so I spontaneously decided to ‘dash’ across the pond with my carry-on and explore some new cities and …

Travel

6 Midwestern Tiny Home Companies to Help You Downsize

If you're based in the Midwest and looking to move into a tiny home, these regional companies are your answer.<p>Whether you're looking to downsize or are interested in affordable, ecologically friendly housing, purchasing a tiny home just might be the right choice for you. Here, we've gathered some …

Great Lakes

10 Books That Will Make You More Interesting

We’re firm believers in the power of a good book to change lives, and it’s for this reason we set aside time every single day to knock down a few …

Books

Madeleine Albright: ‘The things that are happening are genuinely, seriously bad’

Trump is actually really smart – evil smart, is what I think<p>Madeleine Albright has both made and lived a lot of history. When she talks about a resurgence of fascism, she says it as someone who was born into the age of dictators. She was a small girl when her family fled Czechoslovakia after the …

Political Science

The Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix Will Make You Worldlier

Unfortunately, in Los Angeles, there aren't a lot of green spaces that aren't luxury golf courses, so as odd as this might sound, I often turn to …

Nature

A quiet change in US policy threatens immigrants who apply for a change in status

It went largely unremarked, just another bland procedural decision from a government agency. But a quiet policy change at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services last month is the next step toward a nationwide purge of non-citizens.<p>On June 28, USCIS announced that non-citizens who …

Immigration

Best summer books 2018, as picked by writers – part one

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie<p>Meg Wolitzer’s <i>The Female Persuasion</i> (Chatto) is wonderfully dense and wise, a page-turner that succeeds both at character and ideas. It felt true to life.<p><i>Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A</i> (Bodley Head) by Danielle Allen, a memoir about the loss of a beloved cousin, is …

Books

Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.<p>In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. …

Military

Attention, Please: Anne Tyler Has Something to Say

The novelist Anne Tyler, whose 22nd novel, “Clock Dance,” comes out July 10, has been around for so long, reliably turning out books of such consistently high quality, that it’s easy to take her a little for granted. Oddballs, misfits, sad sacks, melancholy, messed-up families — by now we know, or …

Books

Well Read: The 5 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down This July

Reading is undeniably a key wellness practice—and one that many of us have ignored for far too long. It’s proven to build empathy, reduce stress, and …

Books

A Seattle-Area Family Breaks Free From Suburbia and Ventures Deep Into Nature

A decade-plus journey took this Washington State family from a planned subdivision to a sylvan valley.<p>The story of Kim and Lou Maxon’s house starts with a book. More specifically, an architecture monograph about Seattle–based firm Olson Kundig that Kim gave Lou for Christmas, <i>Tom Kundig: Houses.</i> …

Architecture

These Are the Idyllic Greek Islands American Tourists Don’t Know About

You probably think you know what the Greek islands look like, and to a certain extent you do. The rocky terraces and blinding-white houses with blue …

European Travel

A Frightening New Reason to Worry About Air Pollution

A massive study solidifies the link between particulates from cars and diabetes.<p>It’s fairly well known that a bad diet, a lack of exercise, and genetics can all contribute to type 2 diabetes. But a new global study points to an additional, surprising culprit: the air pollution emitted by cars and …

Pollution

Future Ready Librarians Update Framework; ISTE Creates Crosswalk

New framework connects to ISTE standards and a guide helps librarians work in a collaborative, practical way.

Education Technology

9 Cult French Pharmacy Products Available on Amazon

It was my mother, who lived in France as a twenty-something, who first introduced me to French pharmacy skin care. When I started my own skin-care …

Skin Care

It's time to commit to digital citizenship!

All she wanted was a new dress for senior prom.<p>But when 18-year-old Kristen Lane posted a picture of herself wearing her old prom dress on social …

Education Technology

'What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?' Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech still resonates in 2018

“Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day?” Frederick Douglass asked a packed hall of fellow Americans in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1852, a full 10 years before Lincoln would sign an executive order freeing enslaved persons in southern and bordering states. Douglass, who …

Black History

Higher Ground: Getting College Ready in the Library

From essay support to portfolio help, school librarians can support students with the application process—and help them thrive once they get to …

College & University

The Declaration of Independence Was More Radical Than Any of the Men Who Signed It

For most of human history, the strong ruled over the weak. Enter the United States.<p>This week the United States of America will celebrate the 242nd …

African-American News

The Supreme Court Looks Away

At the close of his opinion upholding President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from five predominantly Muslim countries, Chief Justice John Roberts …

Donald Trump

Democrats have run from ‘socialism’ — while embracing socialist policies

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory was announced late Tuesday night, much of the political left celebrated with glee. The former bartender not only beat incumbent Joseph Crowley in the race for New York’s 14th Congressional District seat by a 15-point margin; she also ran as a …

Middle-class

USCIS Changed Website To Block Foreign Student Jobs

Businesses thrive on certainty but erratic government policies can cause companies to stumble. On trade and immigration, the Trump administration has not been friendly towards business: Uncertainty on the impact of new tariffs has inhibited investment, while immigration actions have encouraged …

Immigration