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Engage, little dogies! Hear Captain Picard croon cowboy songs

Yippee-ki-ay, there are four lights. Patrick Stewart may be British, but he tackles that most American of musical genres.<p>This Independence Day, British actor Patrick Stewart showed his all-American side by tweeting out a link to his cowboy crooner side. "Happy 4th 'merica, yer a mighty fine …

International Rescue Committee

Unhappy With Yourself? Here Are Five Ways To Win 'You' Back

Embed from Getty Images<p>Are you in a love/hate relationship with yourself?<p>Just as we can fall in or out of love with somebody else, our relationship with ourselves can also be erratic. On good days, loving ourselves can be easy; on challenging days, not so much.<p>So why is it that we can't …

Happiness

New Obamacare data shows how the struggles for economic justice and racial justice are connected

Rhetoric matters because it motivates people to act. Data is how we measure the effects of the actions taken. In recent months a number of studies …

Middle-class

The Best Teaching & Learning Resources About Harriet Tubman

As everybody knows by know, Harriet Tubman’s image is supposed to replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the U.S. twenty-dollar bill.<p>I thought …

Black History

Leaders Can Motivate Teachers and Students in Spite of Evaluations

Evaluations will be part of the educational process for children and the adults who learn and work in our schools for the foreseeable future. But, …

Teaching

11 incredible women in law promoting social justice for all

While activists and leaders of social movements create conversations and awareness, it's the work of politicians, lawyers and judges that reinforces …

Sexual Harassment

56 Spring Getaway Ideas Near Your Favorite Cities

When the season arrives, it’s time to get out of town. Check out our favorite destinations near these major cities.<p>Winter may have fluctuated from …

San Francisco
Yoga

Hate and racism in the South gave rise to 'social justice journalism'

This year marks the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes, a celebration in which the Poynter Institute is a key player. About a year ago, we were …

Ku Klux Klan

North Carolina's Congressional Primaries Are A Mess Because Of These Maps

North Carolina voters are likely to be confused when they arrive at their polling places on March 15. In addition to presidential candidates, voters will see congressional primary candidates on the ballot.<p>But thanks to a federal court decision, the districts those candidates represent no longer …

Government

Bloomberg: Apple will argue that the digital signature it uses to validate code is protected as free speech

Apple said yesterday that its legal battle with the FBI has such far-reaching consequences that it should be settled by Congress rather than by the courts – but if that tack is unsuccessful, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that the company will be putting forward a rather unusual argument in court. Apple will …

Resistance Is Futile To These STAR TREK Inspired Pick-Up Lines

. at<p>Friday, February 12, 2016 . No comments:<p><b>Jonathan Bird is here to help any Trek loving singles with the Kobayashi Maru of pick-up lines.</b><p>The …

Die Hard

University Creates Mobile Application for Students to Help Manage the Ups and Downs of College Life

The university is launching “Thrive at UT,” a mobile application geared toward enhancing the well-being and success of its students.

United Parcel Service

Cronyism Causes the Worst Kind of Inequality

Economic inequality has skyrocketed in the U.S. during the past few decades. That has prompted many calls for government policies to reverse that …

Economics

Dear Denver: Ten Conversations From 2015 About the Ever-Changing Mile High City

The now-developed gardens section of Country Club Gardens before it became a construction zone.<p>countryclubtowers.com<p><b>10) Can historic structures and</b> …

The Kochs' war on poverty

Free turkeys, holiday parties, classes in 'dinner on a dime,' with a side dish of conservative proselytizing.<p>The political operation created by the billionaire conservative mega-donors Charles and David Koch is quietly investing millions of dollars in programs to win over an unlikely demographic …

Middle-class
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Education Inequality Struggle

This has been a hard year for poor children and children of color in a gridlocked and cantankerous Congress. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replacing the No Child Left Behind Act was enacted after gutting a strong federal role in education policy designed to protect these children and …

Education

CourseBuffet Organizes Online Courses into a DIY Degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet not only highlights free courses from top universities, it groups some of them into degree paths, so you can get a college BA-equivalent …

SUPER DRUNK Is a Superhero Short Film Written and Acted by Drunk People

(Satire) Revised Version of Constitution Found In Cave Under State Dept: Includes Social Justice Provisions

(Dec. 2, 2015, Not True News Service)<p>Early this morning at a Washington D.C. news conference archeologists working for the Smithsonian Institution …

The NSA ended one of its contentious spying programs this weekend

It was first brought to public scrutiny after NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked documents to journalists about the scale of the US government's spying, provoking a global debate over privacy and security.<p>Though hailed as a hero by privacy activists, Snowden is viewed as a …

Surveillance

Is Bigger Always Better? The Case For Starting Small With New Learning Ideas

<i>Our Ideas series is exploring how innovation happens in education.</i><p>Anytime there's an innovation in education, often the first question anyone asks is, "Will it scale?"<p>Sure, you've managed to improve learning outcomes for one classroom, one school, one district. But if you can't reach 50,000 — or 5 …

Entrepreneurship

How Zoning Laws Exacerbate Inequality

Such laws aren’t just a headache for developers, economists believe. They’re bad for (nearly) everyone.<p>As urban cores become more populated, the need for more buildings—more housing, more offices, more everything—increases. In many cities, it’s not so easy to simply increase construction, thanks to …

What Are The Effects Of Bullying On Your Adult Years?

Share<p>As an adult who suffered from bullying during my formative years, it is easy for me to say that it can indeed effect your life continually, but …