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How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Income Inequality

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Stranger Things

My Do-It-Yourself Language Immersion, Prison-Style

Filed 10:00 p.m.<p>12.14.2017<p>Life Inside<p>Where the culture was Hispanic, ‘Me llamo Morgan’ got me started.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration</i> …

7 facts about wealth inequality that will shock and infuriate you

Every year ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam International releases a report on wealth around the world, and it’s …

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Parenting

Never Mind the Students; Homework Divides Parents

Last spring, when Public School 11, a prekindergarten through fifth-grade school in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, banned mandatory traditional homework assignments for children up to fourth grade, you might have expected universal acclaim. Rather than filling out worksheets, students were …

Education

The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now

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Equal Pay Day: a wage gap fact check

How would someone go about finding the true wage gap numbers across gender and race groups in the US? Mona Chalabi investigates on Equal Pay Day<p>Hey there, hope your week is going well. I’m delivering this week’s fact check a bit early. Yesterday, I got an email from Daniel in Lancaster, California, …

Gender

Everyone Pays A Hefty Price For Segregation, Study Says

There's a compelling question at the heart of a report released this week by the Metropolitan Planning Council: If more people — especially educated professional white Americans — knew exactly how they are harmed by the country's pervasive racial segregation, would they be moved to try to decrease …

University of Chicago

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

As the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom.<p>Since a recent Stanford study showed that students at practically all grade levels can't determine fake news from the real stuff, the push to teach …

Teaching

5 most absurd, self-pitying gripes of the Christian right

No, they’re not oppressed<p>To hear activists on the Christian right tell the story, the conservative Christian American — especially the male conservative Christian American — is the most oppressed, victimized person in the country, and perhaps in the history of the world. It’s all utterly …

In 1996, and again in 2004, astronomers pointed the Hubble Telescope at what seemed to be completely empty patches of sky – no planets,…

In 1996, and again in 2004, astronomers pointed the Hubble Telescope at what seemed to be completely empty patches of sky – no planets, stars, or galaxies that we could see. What would we find when we looked farther into the universe than we ever had before?<p>From Deep Astronomy, The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D, via colchrishadfield:<p>The least-known parts of our universe, made compellingly visible through human ingenuity; 4 minutes well-spent.<p>Related viewing: Measuring the Universe and The Most …

Animals in South Dakota's 244,000 protected acres of Badlands National Park include 39 mammal species, 9 reptile species, 6 amphibian…

Animals in South Dakota's 244,000 protected acres of Badlands National Park include 39 mammal species, 9 reptile species, 6 amphibian species, 206 bird species, and 69 butterfly species.<p>Filmmaker Matt Brass documents some of them (including bison and bighorn sheep) in this landscape-filled film short, Badlands National Park, one in a series on nature and travel.

A quadcopter's view of Niagara Falls

A DJI Phantom quadcopter and a GoPro camera capture stunning overhead footage of the world's most famous waterfall.<p>On the border between Ontario, Canada, and New York, the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls combined have the highest flow rate of any waterfalls in the world -- more than …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

The Secret to Finland's Success With Schools, Moms, Kids—and Everything

The country has cheaper medical care, smarter children, happier moms, better working conditions, less-anxious unemployed people, and lower student loan rates than we do. And that probably will never change.<p>It's hard not to get jealous when I talk to my extended family.<p>My cousin's husband gets 36 …

How Power Corrupts the Mind

Pity the despot.<p>(Carolyn P Speranza / Flickr)<p>While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipulating his subjects into powerful or weak states (in the lab, psychologists are the most powerful ones of all), Yap asked them to guess the height and weight of others both …

Is Civic Virtue Universal?

3 Super-Easy Things Your Bike Mechanic Wishes You Would Do

Tips that will save you time and money—and prolong the life of your bike<p>So what if you’re not a virtuoso when it comes to repairing bicycles? You can still perform some routine maintenance that will not only save you money but also prolong the life of your bike—not to mention allow you to enjoy …

Portrait of Lincoln, A Hyper-Realistic Bust of Abraham Lincoln by Kazuhiro Tsuji

Hollywood special effects artist Kazuhiro Tsuji has made “Portrait of Lincoln,” a hyper-realistic bust of the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln. It …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

David Foster Wallace

This phenomenal little clip is from Kalahari, the first episode of BBC’s Africa series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough

This phenomenal little clip is from Kalahari, the first episode of BBC’s Africa series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. A golden wheel spider evades the attack of a pompilid wasp… I will leave you to watch <i>how</i> in the clip, but I will say this: up to 44 turns per second.<p><i>Updated video clip.</i><p>All six episodes are available in HD on Amazon Instant Video.

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It's Time for a Real Code of Ethics in Teaching

Yes, the Atlanta schools scandal happened because of high-stakes testing. But it also happened because teachers are treated like children, not professionals.<p>Earlier this week at The Atlantic, Emily Richmond asked whether high-stakes testing caused the Atlanta schools cheating scandal. The answer, I …