Jason Salazar

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This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history<p>The soi-disant Land of the Free and Home of the Brave has a long and iniquitous history of overthrowing democratically elected leftist governments and propping up right-wing dictators in …

Political Science

All The DC Comics Villains That ‘Arrow’ Made Better

Month in and month out, superheroes need supervillains to fight. And not all of them, at first, are going to be winners. For every Joker, there’s a dozen Polka-Dot Men sitting on the back bench. <i>Arrow</i>, though, has been allowed to take some of DC Comics’ most historically underwhelming villains and …

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

College & University

Teaching the Power of Visual Storytelling - An interview with Reza | LensCulture

Sitting in the foyer of Webistan, you are surrounded by history. Meter-long <i>National Geographic</i> covers hang next to old exhibition catalogues and vibrant posters document events long since past.<p>The occasion for much of this history is one man—Reza. An award-winning photographer, a globally …

Gender

No, Native Americans aren't genetically more susceptible to alcoholism

Time to retire the 'firewater' fairytale<p>When Jessica Elm, a citizen of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, was studying for her master’s degree in social work, she frequently heard about how genes were responsible for the high risk of alcoholism among American Indians. But her own family’s …

Native Americans

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

Obama Administration

Here's how US classrooms compare to schools in 30 countries around the world

With the right teacher, any classroom - be it a boat in Brazil or a park in Pakistan - can change a child's life.<p>World Teachers' Day, a UNESCO initiative highlighting the work of educators teaching children amid intimidation and poverty, is coming up on October 5.<p>Thanks to international efforts, …

Photos Of Matriarchal Societies Show What Gender Equality Looks Like Across The Globe

In these Southeast Asian tribes, women share the power.<p>A girl poses confidently, hands on hips. She wears a delicate flower in her hair, and stands in the photo's background, but there's something commanding about her presence. For her age, she looks stern and self-assured -- where she lives, being …

Feminism

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

The Real History of Black Native Americans

<i>*Editor’s note: A prior title of this piece included a playful reference to African Americans erroneously claiming to have ‘Indian in their family’.</i> …

Black History

Why teachers are ditching report cards

Lane Merrifield vividly recalls the stress his young son felt when he got his first "C" on a report card.<p>What made it worse was learning later that the teacher had made a mistake.<p>"His teacher had accidentally switched his grade with another student's. My son had one of the highest grades in his …

Teaching

Hispanic protesters heckle Jeb Bush in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush pushed back against more than a dozen protesters who repeatedly heckled him Monday with …

Government

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain | Inc.com

Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and least understood organ in your whole body. But in these fascinating TED Talks, …

The Brain

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

'As experienced teachers, we should not have to plan lessons. Most of the best classes are improvised'

In a recent interview with the <i>Sunday Telegraph</i>, education secretary Nicky Morgan suggested that “teachers were spending too much time marking or …

12 Grim Realities Of Life

As told by BuzzFeed Comics.

Pets

El Nino set to be strongest ever

The developing El Nino is stronger than the last major event of its type in 1997.<p>According to the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the UK Met Office, this El Nino is shaping up to be the strongest since records began in 1950.<p>El Nino is a natural phenomenon which …

Weather

Is homophobia actually mental illness?

For decades people have attempted to link homosexuality and mental illness – but a new study suggests highlights a “remarkable” link between …

Psychology

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

Ditching the desk opens doors to new teaching methods | Toronto Star

“Traditional teachers might look at me sideways, but I don’t want it to be this sign of authority,” said Morris, who has brought in a small filing …

Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech: Ticket Info, Date, TV Schedule and Live Stream

Sometimes a rematch is the best way to help kick off a season, a notion the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes will subscribe to Monday at Lane Stadium in a season-opening showdown against the Virginia Tech Hokies.<p>It doesn't take an excellent memory to recall what happened last year. The Hokies, led by …

College Football

The Republicans Are Now Officially the Party of White Paranoia

The rise of Trump obliterates all other issues — campaign 2016 is now almost entirely about race<p>ABC News published an intriguing poll the other day, …

Republicans

New emails show Hillary assisting for-profit college that paid Bill $16M

New emails released from Hillary Clinton’s email server reveal that while she was secretary of state, Clinton did a favor for a for-profit education company that later paid her husband more than $16 million.<p>In 2009, just a few months after Hillary took over at the Department of State, she was …

U.S. Dept. of State

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

8-Year-Old Boy Writes Heartwarming Apology Note to Library After Accidentally Ripping a Page From a Comic Book

A handwritten letter by an 8-year-old Canadian boy apologizing to the Toronto Public Library for accidentally ripping a page in an Asterix comic book …

Comic Books

Man v Fat: The male weight loss regime that works

Man v Fat is a weightloss club specifically tailored to men. Alan Manley, who weighed 17st at the age of 30, tells his success story<p>It was when his wife Una, looking at last year’s holiday snaps, exclaimed in horror at the sight of his overweight body in swimming shorts that Alan Manley knew it was …

No school, no rules: would you sign up to the latest parenting trend?

Allowing children complete freedom – no limits, no enforced bedtimes, no eat-your-greens. Welcome to the world of 'radical unschooling'<p>With the new term starting, most children will be mourning the end of summer. But for a growing number of families, the school year never begins.<p>Take Kim Constable. …