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'Schools should decide how best to teach, not politicians'

The English education system is a good one – and we can and should be proud of this – but it is not yet great, says Leora Cruddas<p>When did we decide as a nation that we would allow successive governments to tell us how to teach or what to teach? When did we accept that Ofsted has a mandate to …

Sex education 'should be made compulsory in primary schools'

Education Select Committee calls for sex education to be compulsory in primary and secondary schools amid fears over the sexualisation of children by the internet<p>Children as young as five should be given compulsory sex education amid concerns schools are failing to keep pace with the sexualisation …

Education

Cowboys And The Cap: A Global Look

At first glance, it might appear that the Dallas Cowboys are facing a lot of salary cap-driven issues this offseason. We all know about the need to …

Fancy learning a thing or two about love? 19 reasons to date a teacher

They are walking stationery dispensers and will dominate in a pub quiz – need any more reasons to take a teacher on a date for Valentine’s Day?<p><i>Ahead of Valentine’s Day we took to Twitter to ask our community why dating a teacher is the way forward. Here’s what you told us:</i><p>1. Teachers get a week off …

Teaching

3 Great Business Lessons I Learned From Super Bowl XLIX

• <b>By Brian Bakstran</b><i>, NetApp VP of marketing for the Americas region</i>: <i><br>Full disclosure: I’m a New England Patriots Fan. I go to at least one game every year—I went to both playoffs this season. But I’ve done my best to be objective about the Seattle Seahawks.</i><p>I believe most people—excluding Seattle fans …

Ex-TSMC employee sued for spilling chip secrets to Samsung

Knowing how much is at stake, things can get pretty vicious when you’re a manufacturer with a shot at providing Apple with vital components for its next generation iPhone.<p>We’ve known for some time that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung have been battling it out over who gets picked …

College education gap between rich and poor continues to grow

Most high school students have gotten the message: College should be a part of your future plans.<p>And Americans are getting their diplomas in record …

College & University

Rest in Pod: Apple no longer reporting iPod sales

Although the iMac generated a whole lot of buzz for Apple upon Steve Jobs’ return in the late 1990s, it was the debut of the iPod in October 2001 that truly dispatched Apple on its path to astronomical levels of success: a path it hasn’t strayed from in the near decade-and-a-half since then.<p>Which …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

Tim Cook's Total Pay For 2014 Was Over $100 Million

Apple filed its proxy statement with the SEC this week, which included compensation figures for its top executives.<p>According to the proxy statement, Apple's CEO Tim Cook made $9.2 million in salary and bonuses last year.<p>For just about anyone in the world, that's a great pay package.<p>But, Cook is CEO …

Tim Cook

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

Sexy new renders show the iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook Air side-by-side

The Apple Watch might be Cupertino’s most hotly anticipated product, but for my money, the two releases I’m most excited about this year are the 12-inch MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad Pro. Outside of a few leaked images, though, we still have not seen either of these rumored devices in the …

MacBook Air

Interactive 3D Photos from NFC Championship Game Shot with the Lytro Illum

When the Green Back Packers played the Seattle Seahawks this past weekend in the NFC Championship Game, Seattle-based photographer Mike Sternoff was …

Why Don't You Buy Vanilla Extract in a Liquor Store?

Vanilla extract's the same proof as vodka or rum, yet we buy it at the supermarket. Here's why.<p>The bizarre story involving an upstate New York woman who buzzed in at three times the legal blood-alcohol limit after allegedly downing a bottle of vanilla extract led us to ask the question: If it's …

Alcohol

What to Eat for an Upset Stomach

Got an upset stomach? Quit your bellyaching and eat one of these healing foods, like fennel and peppermint.<p>We've all been guilty—at least once or a dozen times—of overindulging. Whether it was one too many saucy Buffalo wings, a slice of chocolate cake that was a <i>little</i> too big, or we overdid it …

Food

Beautiful Photos of the Stealthy Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern screech owls are some of the most fascinating creatures. Reputed for being experts of camouflage, these nocturnal birds are generally found …

Martha Stewart's Genius Guide To Making Every Type Of Chocolate Chip Cookie

Martha Stewart has been full of surprises lately. She dares to say what everyone else is thinking about Gwyneth Paltrow, she's admitted that she knows how to roll her own joints and the woman even owns and operates her own personal drone. Also, shockingly, the domestic goddess is seemingly …

9 Household Items You Need To Replace Sooner Than You Think

Nothing lasts forever — and we bet you haven't thought about tossing these items in a while. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p><b>1. Toothbrushes</b>The bristles become frayed and worn over time, so they won't clean your teeth as well. Get a new one every three months.<p><b>2. Walking …

Lil Wayne Drops Sorry 4 the Wait 2

Lil Wayne's 2011 mixtape <i>Sorry 4 the Wait</i> was released as a sort of apology for <i>Tha Carter IV</i>'s delay. Now, since <i>Tha Carter V</i> has been similarly pushed back thanks to an ongoing battle between Wayne and Birdman, he's delivered <i>Sorry 4 the Wait 2</i>. Download it here.<p>It features 2 Chainz, Drake (on a …

There's A Bitter Debate Forming Around 'American Sniper'

Despite earning six Academy Award nominations, including best picture and best actor, the film has politically divided audiences.<p>Filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted to his 1.8 million followers that snipers are "cowards," though he later said Cooper's performance was "awesome" in a Facebook post.<p>Former …

7 Creative Photography Tricks to Achieve Amazing Results

Whether you’re a beginner in photography or pursue it as a hobby, we're pretty sure you’re always eager to learn some interesting tricks that will …

How-To: Multipurpose Cardboard Stand

Need a little something to prop up those tablets, smart phones, books, and magazines? It’s time to raid the recycling bin, my friends! Make yourself a simple, useful multipurpose cardboard stand with this handy tutorial from lindarose92 on Instructables.<p>It’s neat, it’s useful, and it probably won’t …

5 Ways to Make Your Mac and iPhone Play Nice

Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Yosemite, is all about making Macs link up with iPhones and iPads in new and exciting ways. And with tricks …

Ford GT, Raptor, and GT350R From the Men Who Made Them a Reality

“No one else has this kind of lineup in the world.”<p>Just after Ford’s stunning lineup of high-performance vehicles was revealed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, we had time for quick chats with the two Ford engineers directly responsible for their existence; Raj Nair, Group Vice …

33 Braised Meat Recipes to Turn a House Into a Home

Nothing beats a tender braise on a cold day<p>When the temperatures drop and snow starts to fall, we're in full-on braise mode. We'll braise anything, …

Apple Macs to Adopt CPU Chip from iOS Devices?

Every year, Apple updates their "A" series of chips that power the iPhone and iPad, prompting speculation that such a chip might find its way into the Mac product line. There are a lot of compelling reasons why that could happen, but there are usually more compelling reasons against it. Which is …

iSpy: Snowden leak shows how the UK tracked iPhone users

Apple has long been outspoken about the measures it goes to to keep your iPhone secure, but new documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden demonstrate how the British spy agency GCHQ was able to carry out “realtime tracking of target iPhones” — by compromising users’ computers.<p>Rather than …

Muscle-sensing Myo gesture armband will be on Amazon this quarter

About a year after getting our first taste of the Myo, Thalmic Labs has announced that it's reaching out to the masses by way of Amazon this quarter. As with its pre-order on the company's website, this muscle-sensing gesture control armband will be available for $199. But even before that, Thalmic …