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Higher education is awash with hysteria. That might have helped elect Trump.

By George F. Will<p>George F. Will<p>Columnist covering politics and domestic and foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Many undergraduates, their fawn-like eyes wide with astonishment, are wondering: Why didn’t the dean of students prevent the election from disrupting the serenity to which my school has taught …

Higher Education

Inequality, healthcare and corruption: the issues that matter to you in 2016

Respondents to a Guardian US call-out reveal that after climate change, people said they felt an array of issues had not been properly discussed in this election<p>Frustrated voters have accused politicians in the 2016 presidential field of neglecting vital issues they feel are crucial to their own …

Articles about one familys backyard becomes their own tiny retreat on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>A 1908 Schoolhouse Becomes a Cool Family Home originally appeared on Hunker.<p>Nestled near Lake Michigan, a family finds peace and relaxation in the form of an off-grid …

Delusional, prudish, selfish, violent: This is how Americans compare to the rest of the world

Findings from the Pew Research Center shed new light on our national character, good, bad and hideously ugly<p>Kali Holloway<p>May 10, 2016 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Cultural differences exist across borders, and because monoliths are mostly fantasies, often within them, …

College prices are skyrocketing while the poorest students slip further behind

It symbolizes a fundamental challenge facing US families: Even as students from all income backgrounds agree they need it, higher education is getting harder and harder to afford.<p>In fact, one newly released study suggests the gap in college attainment between students at the top and bottom of the …

Where living poor means dying young

By Emily Badger and<p>Emily Badger<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>SAN FRANCISCO — This city is full of parks that invite exercise and bike lanes that make commuting a workout. It's home to social services that tend the poor, …

Public Health

This Is Why You Can’t Afford a House

There’s little argument that inequality, and the depressed prospects for the middle class, will be a dominant issue this year’s election. Yet the …

Housing

7 Things Every Facebook User Needs to Know, Backed by Research

• Your Facebook profile probably reveals your <i>true</i> personality. It’s especially indicative of how extroverted and open to new experience you are but it …

Name-brand colleges are hurting tech hiring

We have a problem in the United States. Over the last 30 years, college tuition has increased 1,120 percent. And American student debt is forecast to swell to $1.4 trillion by 2020 — it’s already impossibly upwards of $1.2 trillion. College is too expensive. <i>Ridiculously, shamefully</i> expensive in …

A former conservative activist has a fascinating explanation for the Republican Party's implosion

How has he managed to not only lead the Republican primary, but sustain his lead?<p>And what, exactly, about the Republican Party has allowed him to rise to the top?<p>We read an interesting theory on the state of the Republican Party written on Facebook by someone who asked to be characterized as a …

America’s dangerous “self-made” mythology: Why our ideas about upward mobility are seriously misinformed

<b>Bernie Sanders (Reuters/Jim Young)</b><p>Thanks to Bernie Sanders’ candidacy, the spotlight is on inequality. Here’s why even more attention is needed<p>Sean McElwee<p>January 24, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p><i>This essay is modified from an essay published in "What Do We Do About Inequality?" by the Wicked Problems</i> …

You might be among the richest people in the world and not realize it

Most people these days know that global wealth is unequal, and becoming more so. But the latest statistics that illustrate these trends are still mind boggling, no matter how you look at them.<p>There are lots of ways of comparing the inequality of wealth -- which is defined as people's assets, like …

Why time seems to speed up as we get older

Five or six times a day, every day, for 48 years, chronobiologist Robert Sothern has counted off 60 seconds in his head and then compared the results against a clock.<p>As part of a lifelong experiment on circadian rhythms, Sothern, now 69, is trying to confirm or reject a widely held belief: Many …

Science Says This Is What Jesus Really Looked Like

While Western culture is accustomed to depictions of Jesus as a lanky white guy with long, straight, perfectly-conditioned hair, or, much less often, …

We are addicted to war: The simple statistics that help explain how the world views America

Americans like to call themselves a “peace-loving nation.” The numbers show that’s not actually the case<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>December 12, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Some countries rarely, if ever, go to war (Switzerland, neutral for centuries, even stayed out of World War II); others go to war--or at least …

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Unlike traditional flower gardens full of plants and color, gravel, stone, sand and perhaps some moss are the determining elements in a Japanese Zen garden. Zen gardens were originally created to encourage meditation and a deeper understanding of the Buddhist religion; they are thought to induce …

Zen