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Everything you need to know about swimming on your period

Is it as much as a no-go as we've always assumed it is?<p>This time of year, your period can feel like even more of a hassle than it usually does. Mainly because you're going on holiday and want to be free to swim without fear of leaving a trail of blood wherever you go or noticing <i>way too late</i> that …

Cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey begins across Syria

A cease-fire announced by the Syrian government went into ­effect across the country early Friday as part of a broader deal that includes a return to peace talks to end more than five years of war.<p>Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reestablished control over the northern city of …

5 Easy Formulas That Will Immediately Improve Your Writing

These fast, effective writing formulas will help knock out your major writing objectives.<p>Ever been tasked with writing to accomplish a specific objective? It sounds like an easy job, but when you sit down to actually start writing, you think, "Isn't there some sort of road map I should be following …

Creative Writing

7 Traits of Effective Teachers

What do you believe are the traits of an effective teacher? Working with over 1,000 teachers over the past 20+ years,

The 4 Issues In Education That Every Presidential Candidate Should Be Talking About

<b>1. Inequality.</b><p>Educational resources in the United States remain unfairly stratified by socio-economic class. The lopsided distribution of classroom materials, technologies, libraries, counseling, support services and supplies is obvious. But there’s also the issue of professional development for …

World Leaders

Geddit- A Powerful Tool for Collecting Students Feedback

May 20, 2015<br>Update: We just learned from Jonathan Wylie that Geddit will shut down this summer. Check out alternatives at the end of the post.<p>Geddit …

Education Technology

Robot flies to Germany as airline passenger from Los Angeles | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A humanoid robot with a head, hands and feet and wearing stylish red sneakers boarded a flight for Germany at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, becoming what was billed as the first robot traveling as a paid passenger on an airline.<p>Alexander Herzog, a doctoral …

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Hawking's black hole 'blunder' shows how little we know about gravity - Quirks and Quarks

<b>By Bob McDonald, Quirks & Quarks</b><p>Gravity isn't just a pain when you're climbing up a long flight of stairs or careening out of control down a hill on …

How did Isaac Asimov eerily predict life in 2014 way back in 1964?

Amidst the torrent of astrological forecasts that typically mark the start of a new year, it's worth looking back to a set of predictions that Isaac Asimov made 50 years ago in The New York Times.<p>Yesterday, the web site BusinessInsider.com posted an article in its technology section that notes the …

You think you know who’s a genius? Smarten up

Geniuses have been around forever, but they haven't always been geniuses. Socrates was revered as a wise man in his time, but, as author Darrin McMahon argues in <i>Divine Fury</i>, his new history of exceptional minds, the great men and women of Western culture were not thought of as "geniuses," as we now …

An incredible image of an ancient black hole chowing down on a massive snack was captured by a powerful radio telescope in Chile. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/evi7 This detailed view shows the central parts of the nearby active galaxy NGC 1433. The dim blue background image, showing the central dust lanes of this galaxy, comes from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Every man made satellite in orbiting Earth

Rhodium - Periodic Table of Videos

Apparently this Trojan Dog inn exists. Would you stay here? PHOTOS: 15 of the world's craziest hotels: http://huff.to/15Sjf4y Photo: Dog Bark Park Inn

Are men oppressed? Male rights activists maligned as 'sexists' fight to have movement recognized on campus http://natpo.st/1ceXBtd

The seven skills you need to land your dream job

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> Sex and Your Job Search: A Guide to Scoring Your Dream Job <i>by talent acquisition specialist Dominic Bokich. Reprinted by arrangement with Smith Publicity Inc. Copyright © Dominic Bokich, 2013.</i><p>Before an interview it is a good idea to take a personal inventory of your …

#Weightlifting for two? A pregnant #California woman is being praised by some and criticized by others for her intense exercise regime while being more than 7 months pregnant. Watch the video here: http://ow.ly/p5q0J Read the article here: http://ow.ly/p5q13

The Quebec charter: Maman, qu’est-ce qu’un turban?

Quebec's proposed charter of values, which among other things would bar provincial government employees from wearing turbans, <i>hijabs</i>, <i>kippas</i> and large visible crucifixes or other "ostentatious" religious symbols in the workplace, is now on the table. It is offered as a ray of hope that what the Parti …

Religion

Ixil Woman, Guatemala

TEACH (Promoted)

The Road To TEACH<p>Learn about the cross country journey made by three roadtrippers to interview influential educators who are making a difference. …

Who’s failing math? The system

Here's some bad news from the world of education: Math scores are in decline across Canada. Just as kids in Poland and Portugal and other formerly disadvantaged countries are taking great leaps forward, ours are going backward. Our high schools are graduating kids who have failed to grasp the …

Education

Woman seemed ‘shut down,’ human-trafficking trial hears

A young woman who was allegedly kept in domestic servitude at a lavish West Vancouver home appeared "shut down" and submissive upon leaving the residence, even insisting on helping carry the purse of a responding police officer, according to Crown witnesses at a human trafficking trial in Vancouver.<p>…

Danielle Trofe's LED Hourglass Lamps Are Powered by Falling Sand

After the debut of her Live Screen hydroponic garden during NY Design Week 2012, Brooklyn-based designer Danielle Trofe is returning this year with a …

Sculptural Lamp Designs of Great Aesthetic Value by John Procario

Designer John Procario creates striking lighting objects by bending strips of ash or white oak to the point of breaking. This results into creative …

LivingLight: Hanging Garden OLED Pendant Lights Are Powered by the Soil They Contain

Michael Oechsle’s gorgeous LivingLights are hanging gardens that illuminate interiors while freshening the air with living plants. Each ambient OLED …

It's true: the more social networks you use, the more productive an employee you are. http://on.mash.to/Xc3JKp

Editorially is the collaborative writing tool we've been waiting for

Testing a new writing app is often just a form of high-level procrastination, an excuse to fiddle with an unbroken workflow to avoid committing words …