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Indigenous Peruvians seek help from Pope Francis to regain access to Incan temple

The most sacred temple in the Incan Empire came under Catholic control in the 16th century. The groups are appealing to Pope Francis, seen by many as …

These Are The Differences Between a Resume And a CV

“Um, what is a CV?” is a question job seekers often find themselves asking. Approach 10 professionals, and odds are high only one or two can tell you …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2016

Job seekers, give yourself an edge with some modern touches.<p>“In today’s job market, your resume needs to immediately stand out,” says Dawn Bugni, a …

5 Books Bill Gates Wants You to Read This Summer

Looking for a smart summer read? Bill Gates released his annual summer reading list Tuesday.<p>In a blog post on his personal blog Gates Notes, Gates …

5 Things the People Reading Your Resume Wish You Knew

Resumes are very personal documents. In fact, whenever I’m reviewing a resume, I always ask permission before I mark it up. Who am I to edit your …

'One person, one vote': What Supreme Court ruling means for states

In a blow to conservative challengers of the current system for outlining legislative districts, the court ruled to keep the widely-used system …

New Jersey

Meet the undocumented students who got the Library of Congress to ditch ‘illegal aliens’

If you visit your local library today to research undocumented immigrants, you’ll probably find the books are housed in a section with the subject …

4 Easy Ways to Learn a New Language (Out of the Classroom)

Knowing a second language can make you more employable and a better traveler, not to mention provide you with a whole new set of creative (and …

A contested GOP convention? History offers some unusual clues

The prospect of a contested Republican convention has sparked speculation and controversy. But it's a not-uncommon part of the political process, and …

Government

British life of Founding Father still of interest

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p><b>BENJAMIN FRANKLIN IN LONDON: THE BRITISH LIFE OF AMERICA’S FOUNDING FATHER</b><p><b>By George Goodwin</b><p><b>Yale University Press, $32.50, 352 …

Eyewitness to Hope and Hell in South Sudan

A mother prepares food for her child at a United Nations camp, where more than 100,00 displaced people seek security and<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Dominic Nahr<p>1 of …

When Political Parties Splinter

As Republican Party leaders split between the #NeverTrumps and those who say they will support Donald Trump — or even offer him their endorsement — …

A Love Letter to Teachers

One might suggest that I'm too biased to write a love letter to teachers. True, I'm an educator myself. I taught English at a public high school for three years at the start of my career, but that was 15 years ago. Since then, I've been teaching college students. But this love letter is not for my …

How British businesses helped the Confederacy fight the American Civil War

The American Civil War devastated the US, but it also had serious consequences for the world beyond. Among them was the Lancashire cotton famine, …

War

What It's Like To Teach While Black

"Instilling black pride is not a threat. It is a necessity."<p>Pamela Lewis isn't like most of her fellow teachers. Lewis is black. She's from the North Bronx and grew up in housing projects. She attended schools in which it was not a given that students would go on to colleges and careers.<p>So, in a …

The Dialogue Surrounding Dyslexia: Five Important Takeaways

Last fall, over the course of five stories, we attempted to piece together where dyslexia, also known as a failure to read words and sentences that …

Editorial: The Nomination of an Asian American to the Supreme Court Would Be a Big Deal

The search for a Supreme Court justice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia is a historic one. Not because it involves filling a vacancy after the death of a sitting justice — that has happened many times before, including most recently in 2005 with the death of Chief Justice Rehnquist; nor is it …

The Democratic party decides its nominee in a massively undemocratic way – and is a ticking time bomb for the party and its voter base if Bernie keeps winning

Middle-class

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Erika Christakis' new book, <i>The Importance of Being Little</i>, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple …

Education

Arizona v. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Grand Canyon state wants a divorce from the largest of the federal appellate jurisdictions—but is that the right solution to its problems?<p>The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land. In theory, it acts as one unifying body of law for each and every corner of that land. But in practice, …

Jeff Flake

Countering ‘Citizens United’ With a Dose of Zephyr Teachout

The most important work in the struggle to address the damage wrought by the United States Supreme Court six years ago Thursday, when it issued the</i> …

Why I Ran For President

In the spring of 2015, before I decided to run for President, two things were clear to me. First, the need to focus America on the failure of its democracy was as urgent as ever. Second, no plausible candidate for President was going to do that.<p>That need for reform was summarized by Thomas Mann and …

American History Lives: A Story Of The People, By The People, For The People

<i>Gentle warning: This is a big story about a big nation. My beloved editor, Scott, suggests it can be read as a story and/or used as a living-history resource.</i><p>Americans are doers. In the United States today, history is an action word. This is, after all, a participatory democracy, and people are …

Natural-Born Presidents

Every U.S. Presidential election is a debate about the character of the American people. We elect the candidate who tells us, to our greatest satisfaction, what the American people stand for. We vote for a vision of ourselves. This election cycle, though, the debate has been less about who the …

Seinfeld And Obama, Driving A Stingray And Getting Coffee

They chat, they joke, they drive a classic 1963 Corvette. When President Obama appears on Jerry Seinfeld's online show <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i>, their conversation topics range from nothing to the sanity of world leaders and the merits of profanity.<p>Much of the talk also centers on what it's …

Mike Honda: What My Time in a Japanese Internment Camp Taught Me About Hate

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan—the president whom Donald Trump and most of the Republican presidential candidates have said they admire the …

An Incredibly Helpful List of 71 Free Online Courses and Tutorials

With the advancements in technology, we are now able to access a world of information right at our fingertips. EssayMama has sorted through the …

Senate rips up Obama's nomination wish list

With the end of the year approaching, 19 judges and other picks are still waiting for a vote.<p>The end of the year typically is a time for the Senate to come together and clear the decks of presidential nominees that have stacked up awaiting confirmation.<p>This is not a typical year.<p>After months of …

How to Clean Up Your Messy iPhone Photo Library

Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin …

7 Places You Can Learn to Speak Another Language for Free | Inc.com

Learning a new language is no easy task. Thankfully, there are an endless number of resources and technologies to help you quickly and effectively learn a different language. And while that's really awesome, it also presents a new challenge. Which platform works best for you?<p>After all, there isn't …

Language Learning