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Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

<i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …

When Jeb met Jeb: The tragic true story of a governor and a manatee.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/03/jeb-bush-florida-manatees/<p>article<p>Jeb …

A Win for Savannah by Acting and Thinking Locally | Inc.com

Unfortunately, Khalidi's restorative skills have not translated into strong profits. Business dropped precipitously with the housing bust and remains depressed. Yet the old laundry is more vibrant than ever. In 2006, Southern Pine, which employs 25 people, started leasing space at deep discounts to …

“Blurred Lines” verdict is wrong: Williams and Thicke did not infringe on Marvin Gaye copyright.

“Blurred Lines” was the most talked-about single of 2013. Partly because it was an insidiously catchy pop confection that sat atop the <i>Billboard</i> Hot …

6 little-known Excel shortcuts that will impress your boss

Every Excel expert knows how to navigate without a mouse and how to format data using keyboard shortcuts. But do you know how to insert a sum without typing the formula? Have you struggled to start a new line of text within a cell? Well, you need to learn these less popular but extremely useful …

We must hook donors in but I feel downright sick at the picture charities paint

Stories have been a running theme in my fundraising career. It was the story of a Bangladeshi gentleman whose home was washed out 1km to sea that drove me into the charity sector. And the story of two women living in Tanzania under the shadow of Aids which held me in it. However, after working in a …

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Salvaging Lebanon's disappearing architectural heritage

Salvaging Lebanon's architectural heritage is Benedicte and Raja Moubarak's mission.<p>Operating between Beirut and the United States, their company 2b Design turns neglected and discarded relics into design pieces.<p>By choosing to hire people with disabilities as well as those marginalised from …

12 Ways You Might Be Making Gender Bias Worse | Inc.com

Did you think the glass ceiling was a relic of the past? Not so much. Even if there weren't plenty of statistics to demonstrate continued gender bias in the workplace, the marketplace, and in financing for start-ups, a depressing stories out of Silicon Valley makes it brutally clear just how far we …

Why And How You Should Run Your Nonprofit Like A For-profit Organization

Having a business with a noble goal is good, but does that mean you should run it like a charity?<p>The nonprofit model isn’t broken. But the system is evolving and we can be better.<p>“For profit” is a mindset and approach that you’ll find in high performing organizations of all shapes and sizes, …

3 Confidence-Boosting Money Moves For Your 20s, 30s, 40s, And 50s

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>The older you get, the more confident you’ll feel about your money, right?<p>Actually, no. According to new research from LearnVest, it turns out that age doesn’t necessarily correlate with financial confidence in the way you might expect.<p>The study, which …

Spain Arrests Three Alleged Art Forgers

Three suspected members of an art forgery ring were arrested in the Spanish cities of Zaragoza and Tarragona, <i>El Pais</i> reported. Accused of peddling …

6 Buddhist Principles That Will Help You Be A Better Boss

Get ready to om your way to more meaningful work.<p>Think of your top inspirations for building a company and leading your team: Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Richard Branson are sure to make the cut. Probably not Buddha.<p>But Shambhala Buddhist teacher and author Lodro Rinzler makes a case for infusing …

Pain Really Does Make Us Gain

Last year, Dimitris Xygalatas, the head of the experimental anthropology lab at the University of Connecticut, decided to conduct a curious experiment in Mauritius, during the annual Thaipusam festival, a celebration of the Hindu god Murugan. For the ten days prior to the festival, devotees abstain …

10 Art Terms That Don't Mean What You Think They Mean

When talking about art, there are more than a few vocabulary words that -- let's face it -- we use to sound smart. Call them highfalutin and grandiloquent (see what we did there?), terms like "postmodernism" and "assemblage" are tossed about like badges of honor or passwords to an exclusive club. …

Salon’s What to Read Awards: Top critics choose the best books of 2014

To help sort through the year-end flood, we reached out to critics and tallied the totals for this definitive list<p>We know you’re inundated with year-end best books of the year lists--hence our annual tradition in which we reach out to top critics to try to come to some kind of consensus on the best …

'Art for Spooks' Makes Paranoid Augmented Realities for NSA Spies

When people share their images on social media from the augmented reality “Art for Spooks” app and book, NSA spies will be able to see the metadata. Art for spooks indeed.<p>We know the NSA ​scanning and collecting data about our electronic communications in bulk. So, what if we all embedded a little …

After Fire, a Rush to Preserve History

Meticulous Cleanup Under Way at American Museum of Natural History<p>The first floor of the American Museum of Natural History still reeked of smoke when the museum’s emergency team swept in to assess the damage from a fire that forced the evacuation of some 4,000 people.<p>The Dec. 12 fire, sparked when …

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Census: Florida surpasses New York in population

Florida added an average of 803 new residents every day over the last year to become the nation’s third-most populous state, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday. At almost 19.9 million residents, Florida has supplanted New York, which clocked in at 19.7 million residents.<p>New York’s growth has been …

The Best Books Fast Company Read This Year

As the year wraps up, the <i>Fast Company</i> staff remembers our year in reading with our favorite books of the year. The list above is by no means comprehensive, or even the best <i>new</i> titles, but just some of the works we spent the last 12 months consuming and loving. Enjoy!RG

André 3000 Explains His Art

Last night at the Mana Wynwood compound on the furthermost outskirts of the Design District, André 3000 revealed that this was his first time at …

Rifle Paper Was Thinking Big From the Start | Inc.com

When Anna and Nathan Bond got married in 2008, Anna, a graphic designer, illustrated the wedding invitations with her quirky drawings. They were such a hit that she and her husband launched Rifle Paper a year later. What started as an online store with a few dozen stationery products now sells …

How Practicing Gratitude Can Transform Your Finances

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you’re probably acutely aware of all the reasons you should boost your personal gratitude quotient.<p>Hint: Because it can help you get happier, healthier, less stressed-out—and more optimistic overall.<p>Another …

Why Is This Warhol Hanging At MoMA? Because Elaine Sturtevant Painted It (And Quite A Few Lichtensteins Too)

<i>Ask Elaine.</i> That was Andy Warhol’s stock answer when scholars inquired how his silkscreens were made.He was referring to Elaine Sturtevant, an artist who started copying the work of Pop artists including Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein in the early ’60s, concurrent with when those artists started …

André 3000’s Jumpsuits Get the Museum Treatment

“Everything is temporary.” “God. or god?” “Life is short. Take more baths.” These are just some of the koans that have adorned André 3000’s custom …

Remarkably Pristine Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Turkish City of Zeugma

A team of archeologists led by Professor Kutalmis Grkay of Ankara University recently unearthed three ancient Greek mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma near the border of Syria. The excavation project, which began in 2007, was spurred on by flooding in the area due to the construction of a dam. …

A Swiss musem accepts a 'Nazi art' collection — and vows to return stolen works

Cornelius Gurlitt's art collection had it all: Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Gauguin, Degas — more than 1,200 paintings, sculptures and drawings.<p>But it also comes with the label of "Nazi art." Gurlitt was the son of Hitler's art dealer, and hid the works in his apartment for decades. Now an art museum …