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Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Nearly every mass killer is a man. We should all be talking more about that

From the Oklahoma bombing to the massacre in Norway it is always the same. In the immediate aftermath of mass murder, the initial hypothesis is that it must be a Muslim. And so it was on Monday that, within minutes of a van mowing down pedestrians in Toronto, a far-right lynching party was …

Feminism

Saudi cleric says women need not wear abaya robe in public

Saudi women should not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe to shroud their bodies in public, a senior cleric said, in the latest sign of a far-reaching liberalisation drive.<p>“More than 90% of pious Muslim women in the Muslim world do not wear abayas,” said Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member …

Saudi Arabia

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Obama Administration

Coming Out in Lebanon

Throughout the Arab world, gay, lesbian and transgender people face formidable obstacles to living a life of openness and acceptance in conservative societies.<p>Although Jordan decriminalized same-sex behavior in 1951, the gay community remains marginalized. Qatar, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates and …

LGBTQI

Eight surprising spots to spritz your perfume so it actually lasts

You bought the most expensive bottle of perfume in the store and couldn’t wait to start attracting those around you to your new, sexy smell.<p>But on …

10 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

You’re anxious, worried, <i>freaked</i>. You’re upset about (pick one): money, health, work, family, love. Your heart is beating fast, your breathing is …

Bomb first, don't explain later: Trump's failure to justify his use of force

<b>(CNN) —</b> We're still less than 100 days into Donald Trump's presidency, but the candidate who promised to "bomb the s--- out of ISIS" has indeed shown a willingness, as President, to expand the use of American military force against a wide range of targets across the globe.<p>From an early commando …

Trump Administration

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

Teaching

The Middle East Correspondent Who Predicted the Rise of ISIS Tells Us About His 30-Year Career

In conversation with one of the most respected Middle East correspondents in the world.<p>Patrick Cockburn's new book, <i>Chaos & Caliphate</i> , begins with an epigraph from W.B. Yeats: "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world..." Despite being one of the most …

This illustrated guide tells you what to do when you see Islamophobia and it's great

The burkini ban in some French coastal towns continues to stoke controversy well beyond the country's borders.<p>Many people regard the bans, now …

Lady Evelyn, the first British Muslim Woman to go on Hajj

Lady Evelyn Cobbold (d. 1963) was the first British Muslim woman to make the pilgrimage to Mecca known as the Hajj, in 1933. Born in 1867 Lady Evelyn …

Stalagmite Rings Made by Neanderthals, Study Finds

Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of modern humans were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought, scientists say.<p>The structures were made from hundreds of …

Anthropology

'Kids could die in the cold': the race to rehouse Calais refugees

It began before dawn, as French police sealed off the main road into the Calais refugee camp. Shortly after first light, a group of around 40 police with riot shields and protective headgear arrived near the south west entrance to the shanty town, home to an estimated 5000 migrants, as a bulldozer …

Peppa Pig

Stephen Hawking talks technology, AI and more in his first Reddit AMA

Stephen Hawking, genius that he is, is just like us. He finds <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> hilarious, and his favorite song ever written is Rod Stewart's "Have …

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

Are you a fast eater, a slow eater or an "isolationist"?<p>You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are <i>how</i> you eat.<p>Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable listicle on LittleThings.com broke down different personality types based on eating …

Psychology

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard review: Ultra-thin, versatile keyboard for your Android tablet or smartphone

The Android tablet accessory market may not be as full of keyboards as the iPad market is, but even when you find one, chances are it’s terrible. The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard wants to be the one to change that trend. It’s small enough to carry around in your pocket when folded, and …

Gear & Gadgets

The 10 Most Scenic Pools of Summer

This summer, our Instagram feeds have turned into an endless series of envy-inducing dispatches from around the world. The main culprit of late? The jaw-dropping pools. <b>Kendall Jenner</b> took in a sunset view from St. Barth’s, while <b>Bella Hadid</b> proved that some people don’t need to look any further than …

Welcome to Maternity Hotel California

A full-service stay inside the Chinese birth tourism boom<p>Peter and Ellie Yang, by all outward appearances, are living the Beijing dream. They have a …

Air Purifiers

Why We Laugh—or Do We?

(LET’S GET THIS THING SETTLED, MR. EASTMAN)<p>In order to laugh at something, it is necessary (1) to know <i>what</i> you are laughing at, (2) to know <i>why</i> you are laughing, (3) to ask some people why <i>they</i> think you are laughing, (4) to jot down a few notes, (5) to laugh. Even then, the thing may not be cleared …

Europe is getting ready to throw the book at Google — it could end up with a $6 billion fine

The EU has been investigating Google for several years, but now the region's top antitrust authority, the European Commission, has been asking companies who filed confidential complaints against Google for permission to publish those complaints.<p>The Commission could end up fining Google up to 10% of …

Palestinians Join International Criminal Court, Risking Loss Of U.S. Aid

WASHINGTON -- The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday became the newest member of the International Criminal Court, meaning the group is now allowed to pursue war crimes charges against Israeli nationals.<p>The news may rekindle an ongoing debate in the U.S. about the appropriate response to the …

How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

Computer Science

When fans turn vile we all lose

<b>(CNN) —</b> They didn't come forward, because they were afraid. Afraid of the fans.<p>Afraid of the harassment. Afraid of the online trolling. Afraid of the bullies.<p>Two women reportedly confided during separate campus retreats at Duke University that they were victims of sexual assault at the hands of a …

Penn State

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Genetics

Apple planning iPad in education improvements, removing Apple ID requirement for apps & books

<b>Update</b>: Here’s the full letter, which we received following the original report and confirmed is legit. It appears to be an email sent out to Apple’s education partners:<p><i>In iPad one-to-one environments, schools are seeing more engaged students, better attendance, and higher test results. You can see</i> …