Chris Rinehart

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Millennials are struggling. Is it the fault of the baby boomers?

The postwar generation, now retiring in luxury, stands accused of a wilful failure to safeguard young people’s interests<p>T he late 1940s were about bombsites, rationing, loss and mourning, but amid the gloom a new generation was emerging. In the grim, grey aftermath of war, children were born on an …

Housing

3 Google Drive Tools to Create Professionally Looking Diagrams and Flowcharts

Google Docs built-in features allow you to create a wide vareity of simple digrams to visually communicate your ideas. However, if you are looking to …

Education Technology

10 Things I Believed About Teachers Before I Became One

Everyone has assumptions about what a job will be like before they begin. For teachers, it’s easy to imagine Pinterest-worthy classrooms, students …

How prayer beads can enhance your meditative lifestyle

Walk into many a meditation or yoga studio here in Los Angeles and beyond and you'll see a treasure-trove of <i>malas</i>, made from all variety of gemstones and crystals.<p>At heart, these prayer beads are a mechanical device for counting off a set number of prayers, said John Kieschnick, religious studies …

How More Meetings Might Be The Secret To Fixing High School

The week before winter break, snow is piled up around St. Louis Park High School, a low-slung, rambling brick complex in suburban Minneapolis. And more snow is falling.<p>This is a big, diverse school with proud roots. Alumni include Joel and Ethan Coen, who shot their semiautobiographical 2009 drama,</i> …

Education

How the World Celebrates Easter in 15 Spectacular Photos

From eggs to bunnies, there are almost as many ways to observe Easter as there are countries.<p>April 1 marks the Christian holiday of Easter this year, which summons thoughts of dyed eggs, elaborate parades, religious theater, and chocolate bunnies. The holiday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus …

12 Ideas That Explain What’s So Wrong With American Schooling Today

Click here for reuse options! Schools are failing to meet children's personal and societal needs.George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan was …

Education

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Time Management

UN chief calls for independent investigation after 16 Palestinians killed near Gaza's border with Israel

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation into deadly clashes in Gaza between Palestinians and Israeli troops, while Security Council members urged restraint on both sides.<p>The council didn't decide on any action or joint message after an emergency …

This City Is on Track to Have a World Record-breaking 100 Million Residents (Video)

It's going to overtake Tokyo's population.<p>Everyone knows cities can be crowded, but some of them are growing quicker than we might think.<p>One such …

World's largest solar energy project will be 100 times bigger than any other on the planet

200 gigawatts of solar power. $200 billion. 100,000 jobs. Those are the numbers attached to the SoftBank Solar Project, which is set to become the …

Renewable Energy

Response: Teachers Must Encourage Students to 'Make Meaning Together'

<b>(This is the last post in a three-part series. You can see Part One here and Part Two here.)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>What are the keys to</i> …

21 Time Management Hacks Successful People Do Daily

Learn these secrets to managing your time effectively.<p>Content Provider<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>No matter what your industry, passion or trade is, your success largely will be determined by how well you stay on top of your to-do list. Time management always has been an …

Time Management

Walmart reveals why it has robots roaming the aisles in 50 of its stores

Walmart's new robot fleet is having an impact on stores.<p>The retailer has expanded its initial test of its shelf-scanning robots to 50 stores across four states, including Arkansas and California. They're shaped like six-foot-tall roving towers on wheels and are equipped with cameras that can spot …

Robotics

The Scariest Chart For Business In The Coming Decade: Workers Not Available

The scariest chart I’ve ever developed shows that the pool of available workers will grow at the slowest pace since the Civil War. If your business plans include expansion, either figure out a way to do it without more workers, or get better than other companies at employee retention and recruiting.<p>…

War

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

Eastern Europe offers some of the cheapest holiday destinations on the continent, according to the 10th annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money— and they're also pretty stunning.<p>Using price estimates from National and Regional Tourist Offices and average accommodation costs from …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

<i>This piece originally appeared on</i> <i>Barking Up the Wrong Tree and Motto</i><p>Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re …

AND THERE THEY GO: Californians Leaving For Greener Pastures In Droves

Based on the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics from July 2016 to July 2017, Californians are leaving the state in droves. As Jed Kolko, chief …

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

The decades-long quest to end drought (and feed millions) by taking the salt out of seawater

In October 2017, Charlie Paton was driving across the parched plains of northwestern Somaliland when he passed a seemingly endless queue of rumbling …

Plight of Phoenix: how long can the world’s 'least sustainable' city survive?

Set deep in the Valley of the Sun, the lush and sprawling ‘megapolis’ has a problem – the rivers<p>Jennifer Afshar and her husband, John, pushed their bikes across the grass and paused to savour the sunshine, while their two boys went to look at the duck pond. Other kids were playing soccer or doing …

Water

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

These Are the World's 10 Most Expensive Cities to Live In

Analysis of costliest cities offers some surprises. Among them: Neither New York nor Tokyo made the list.<p>If you're picking a place to start a company--or live--you probably care a lot about whether you and your prospective employees will actually be able to afford living there, or whether they'll …

Sri Lanka Struggles to Contain Its Violent Buddhist Extremists

Attacks on minority Muslims in Sri Lanka by Buddhist nationalists, which began earlier this week and have continued in the ensuing days, have …

Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English

The speech pathologist believes that helping kids switch seamlessly between dialects is a key to their success.<p>Studying African-American Vernacular English wasn’t Julie Washington’s plan. But one day in the fall of 1990, her speech-pathology doctorate fresh in hand, she found herself sitting with a …

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain<p>The 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small western-style coastal city surrounded by a few semi-rural African villages. Paved roads quickly turn to …

Geography

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Where Robots Roam

SAN FRANCISCO — Arizona officials saw opportunity when Uber and other companies began testing driverless cars a few years ago. Promising to keep oversight light, they invited the companies to test their robotic vehicles on the state’s roads.<p>Then on Sunday night, an autonomous car operated by Uber — …

Autonomous Vehicle

Here's which generation you're part of based on your birth year — and why those distinctions exist

The only generation officially designated by the US Census Bureau is the baby-boomer generation.<p>Yet that hasn't stopped demographers from classifying other cohorts into ranges of birth years. Often this is done to better understand how formative experiences such as world events or technological …

Demographics

Why Does Scandinavia Want To Ban Circumcision And Kosher Slaughter?

Scandinavia is the darling of liberals the world over. Yet for Jews living in there, life isn’t all free health care and minimalist design.<p>In …

Can grade grubbers handle the rise of mastery education?

When I was in school, I coveted good grades. I was quick to smile at teachers and eager for extra credit projects. A school improvement movement gathering force these days will require adjustments by people like me.<p>You can call it performance-based, competency-based or mastery education, whatever. …

Pedagogy