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School named after war hero forces child to shave off military-style haircut

Adam Stinnett looks up to his older stepbrother – a soldier in the U.S. Army. So when it came time to get a haircut, the seven-year-old told his mother he wanted a basic military-style cut. And that’s exactly what he got – high and tight – just like his stepbrother.<p>Adam got his haircut on March 8. …

Military

Secret Apple TV remote controls: Fifteen button combos to power up your viewing!

The 3rd-generation Apple TV is no longer available from Apple, but you can still find it at third-party sellers, and it's still a solid set-top for …

Best Touch ID apps for iPhone

Keep your apps conveniently protected with these awesome Touch ID compatible apps for iPhone!Touch ID lets you unlock your iPhone or iPad and buy App …

Inequality and American protest history: Why are no movements rising up against the country’s inequities?

These days, everyone from Jeb Bush to Barack Obama to Naomi Klein frets about economic inequality. Yet wages continue to stagnate, unions scuffle to …

Obama Makes This Declaration To The American People: “We are not at war with Islam”

By onFebruary 19, 2015 in Featured, General<p><b>By Theodore Shoebat</b><p>Obama just made this declaration to the American people:<p>We are not at war with Islam… …

Kids with one parent achieve less — Joanne Jacobs

Students from single-parent families do worse in math than students living with two parents in nearly all countries, but the single-parent …

Education

Why teachers don’t stand up for the profession — Joanne Jacobs

“If teachers are ever going to establish themselves as fully professional, they will need to develop an authentic, very public voice and vehicles to …

Teaching

Unite, teachers, to get rid of ‘stinkers’ — Joanne Jacobs

Teachers should unite to get rid of the “stinkers,” writes Larry Sand of the California Teacher Empowerment Network in the <i>San Diego …

San Diego

No police accountability in shooting of WWII vet, 95

If you've ever heard the sound of a broom on a shop floor, sweeping up right before closing time, you would have heard it in the raspy voice of Cook County Associate Judge Luciano Panici reading his decision in the Wrana case.<p>It wasn't crumbs or dust bits or sawdust from under the chopping block. …

The Prophet Versus Some Myth Named Jesus

Not a day goes by that I don’t see an attack on Jesus, or His followers – Christians, for those of you in Rio Linda – on twitter, a liberal blog, a …

Newly-Found Document Holds Eyewitness Account of Jesus Performing Miracle

Rome | An Italian expert studying a first-century document written by the Roman historian Marcus Velleius Paterculus that was recently discovered in …

Theology

A Step-by-Step Guide to Hosting or Joining a Twitter Chat

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>A few months ago we started up a new Twitter chat series, #Bufferchat.<p>So far, we’ve talked about everything from productivity to social media monitoring and lots of other topics in between. These days, we have up to 185 participants each week, …

Mobee Debuts Discreet 'Magic Hub' for iMac/Apple Display With 4 USB 3.0 Ports

Mobee, a company that makes a range of chargers for Apple's peripherals, today unveiled its new Magic Hub at Berlin's IFA trade show. The Magic Hub is designed to attach to the back of an iMac or Apple Thunderbolt Display, housing four separate USB 3.0 hubs.<p>The Magic Hub, which matches the finish …

Why teachers quit

Half a million teachers switch schools or leave the profession every year, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education. The churn is worst at …

Move education faculty to urban schools — Joanne Jacobs

Teacher-training programs should move to the schools, writes Andre Perry, founding dean of urban education at Davenport University, on the Hechinger …

No more teachers, no more books

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Exactly How Do Macs and PCs Differ?

Mac or PC? Over the past decade, that's become an increasingly divisive question, with camps on either side insisting they know best. But, …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

10 Best-Ever Burgers for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s time to start grilling. Here are 10 juicy, delicious burger recipes to celebrate the unofficial start of …

Sudan woman faces death penalty for apostasy

A Sudanese court has given a 27-year-old woman until Thursday to abandon her Christian faith or face a death sentence, judicial sources have said.<p>Mariam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, who was born to a Muslim father, was charged with apostasy, as well as adultery, for marrying a Christian man, something …

The World Is Full of Holocaust Deniers

A new survey suggests that many Asians, Africans, Middle Easterners, young people, Muslims, and Hindus believe that facts about the genocide have been distorted.<p>Only 54 percent of the world's population has heard of the Holocaust.<p><i>54 percent</i>.<p>This is the most staggering statistic in a new survey by …

Teachers, Get Ready To Pay More

Hey, liberal teachers. You like Obamacare, right? Of course you do. In theory you just did your taxes; did you notice that new 5-digit number on your …

What Can Be Done If One Of Your Flagship Universities Flouts State Law?

Seemingly, the answer is you ignore the problem and attack the man who brought it to light:<p>Public universities in California are barred from using …

Value-Added

In principle I'm in favor of evaluating teachers based on "value-added" parameters, but not if the American Statistical Assn is correct:<p>Last month, …

The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennium ago, it was …

Ancient History

Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

Divorce

Why Asian (Jewish, Cuban, etc.) kids excel — Joanne Jacobs

A cultural superiority complex, insecurity and impulse control help people from some cultures excel in school and business, write “Tiger Mom” Amy …

Terrible tenure — Joanne Jacobs

Palo Alto High principal Phil Winston was being investigated for sexual harassing students and teachers when he stepped down nine months ago, parents …