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Make a Savings Plan for the Rest of the Year

It's time to talk money #goals.<p>This is the Day 29 challenge in the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp for personal finance novices. You can read more …

14. Mega Man 8

Mega Man 8 was far from the best entry in the blue-armoured icon's history, despite having all the potential to have brought the series roaring into …

5 takeaways from CNN's GOP town hall

<b>(CNN) —</b> Marco Rubio showed why he spooks Democrats, while Ted Cruz tried to put a scare into Donald Trump during CNN's town hall Wednesday night.<p>The first three candidates to participate in the two-night event moderated by Anderson Cooper showcased their different styles of conservatism.<p>Ben Carson …

The educational strategy that’s turning students into unimaginative robots

Science and math dominate the contemporary educational landscape in the United States. Almost everyone agrees that the country needs to shape workers with the skills to combat global problems like climate change, cancer and ailing infrastructures. There’s just one problem: a single-minded emphasis …

The Most Common Budgeting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

It’s not too hard to build a basic budget, and a few tips and tricks can help you make it really solid. But even a good budget can go awry. There are …

Christie: Russia is 'stealing our lunch money'

Chris Christie would shoot down a Russian plane if it violated a no-fly zone, and he doesn’t see Russia as a true ally in the fight against the Islamic State.<p>The New Jersey governor said on "CBS This Morning” Wednesday that under a President Christie the rules of engagement “would be very clear… if …

The real reason U.S. students lag behind in computer science

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the city is investing $81 million to establish computer science instruction in every …

Hey, New Teachers, It's OK To Cry In Your Car

Like many first-year teachers, Luisana Regidor has a lot on her mind. There are lesson plans to write and papers to grade as well as a dozen other things: evaluations, observations, fundraisers, class trips. It's overwhelming.<p>"Last Wednesday, I left here and I got in my car and I just cried," says …

Teaching

Samsung rejects concern over 'Orwellian' privacy policy

Smart TV voice recognition software could transmit ‘personal or other sensitive information’ to a third party, Samsung’s policy warns<p>Users of Samsung’s Smart TV devices have raised concerns over the device’s privacy policy, which seems to suggest that they should not discuss any sensitive topics in …

Living Rooms

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Education Trust

August 22, 2018 by Letisha Marrero<p>This summer, Ohio legislators passed a bill that bans expulsions and out-of-school suspensions for students in …

Education

The Power of 'Confessional' Writing

Leslie Jamison, author of <i>The Empathy Exams</i>, a book of essays, writes in the Guardian about the power of confessional writing:<p>Confession doesn’t just …

Scientists Invent a Laser That Fires Electrical Charge, Not Light

Researchers at the University of Michigan have just stumbled upon the most important development in laser research since the invention of the …

University of Michigan

Handwriting Matters, After All

Handwriting is largely viewed as an outdated skill: typing offers more efficient ease to teachers and students alike. The new Common Core standards, …

Education

The Morbid Fascination With the Death of the Humanities

Why professors, librarians, and politicians are shunning liberal arts in the name of STEM<p>I have been going to academic conferences since I was about 12 years old. Not that I am any sort of prodigy—both of my parents are, or were at one point, academics, so I was casually brought along for the ride. …

The Case for Writing a Story Before Knowing How It Ends

Andre Dubus III, author of Dirty Love and The House of Sand and Fog, explains why the best work happens when you "back the fuck off."<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p><b>Andre Dubus III:</b> Years ago, I read a book called <i>Letters to a</i> …

Dani Shapiro on Vulnerability, the Creative Impulse, the Writing Life, and How to Live with Presence

<b>Dani Shapiro</b> is the author of the magnificent memoirs <i>Devotion</i>, <i>Slow Motion: A Memoir of a Life Rescued by Tragedy</i> and, most recently, <b>Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life</b> (<i>public library</i>) — one of 2013’s best books on writing and creativity. She is also one of the most …

Writing Tips: How to Come Up With 50 Topic Ideas in 30 Minutes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The core issue for many content marketers is this: How do I come up with article topics? Without topics, you have no articles, no content, and therefore no content marketing. It’s obvious that we need to figure out how to come up with …

Five Essential Tips for Anyone Trying to Write A Book

It’s now incredibly easy to become a published author, but that doesn’t mean anyone is going to buy your book.<p>Here are ten tips that should help anyone hoping to put pen to paper.<p><b>1. Know Your Reader First.</b><p>If you want to sell your book, you should work out before you start whom it’s for. Who is …

Word Count for Novels and Children's Books: The Definitive Post

<b>Word count for novels and books</b> is something I don’t think about too often until I travel to a writers’ conference, and then someone asks a simple, …

Writing

University students shunning books in favour of Wikipedia

Prof Orlando Figes, of Birkbeck, University of London, says students no longer read books as they get information from websites such as Wikipedia and SparkNotes<p>Students are completing university degrees without reading a single book because of the availability of information on the internet, a …

Vintage K-Rod ties MLB record for saves before May 1

Francisco Rodriguez looks like his old self and now has tied the MLB record with 13 saves before May 1.<p><b>More MLB: Power Rankings | Expert Picks |</b> …

Rumor: Curved Edges for iPhone 6

on Wednesday, a report on <i>AppleInsider</i> citing a Japanese blog said that the iPhone 6 will have curved edges.: That is, both a curved casing and curved glass. The blog is known to have generally reliable sources, so this rumor may have credence. And to help visualize what the iPhone 6 would look like …

Apple gives trio of apps iOS 7 makeovers, Podcasts nabs background downloads

iOS 7 has a slew of new features, but perhaps its most convenient is that it allows applications to pull data from the cloud in the background -- and now one of Apple's most derided apps is getting some of that love. In its latest incarnation, the Podcasts app can grab new episodes of your favorite …

How good is the iPhone 5s camera? Enough to impress a National Geographic photographer!

Richardson said that what surprised him the most was that the iPhone 5s iSight photos didn't look like compromises - they just looked good.<p>Check out …

iPhone