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Farmers Fight Environmental Regulations

The way environmentalist Craig Cox sees it, streams and rivers across much of the country are suffering from the side effects of growing our food. Yet the people responsible for that pollution, America's farmers, are fighting any hint of regulation to prevent it.<p>"The leading problems are driven by …

26 Tweets Prove #WhatFeministsWear Is ‘Anything They F*cking Want'

Gloria Steinem defended Emma Watson after critics called her Vanity Fair cover anti-feminist.<p>Emma Watson and her under-boobs had the internet up in arms last week, with critics suggesting a real feminist would never pose in a revealing outfit.<p>The actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador told …

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

10 Classroom Systems You Need to Be Using Right Now

When you think about classroom systems, you might easily think about writing lesson plans or your classroom management method. Those are both very …

What Is Hiding Behind Donald Trump’s Lies?

Bannon was right: The press is the ‘opposition party,’ the guarantor of the public interest. If democracy stands any chance, journalists must be …

Trump’s trade agenda is on a collision course with his rural voters’ economic interests

Trade wars will be a disaster for American farmers.<p>Rural America has backed Republicans for decades, but it gave unusually strong support to Donald Trump’s 2016 candidacy, with Iowa scoring the biggest D-to-R shift of any state in the union. It’s interesting, then, that one of the segments of the …

Here Is Why You Shouldn’t Pity Melania Trump

Feel scared instead<p>Here are the things we know about Melania Trump: She was born in Slovenia, though it was then part of Yugoslavia. She's a Taurus. She worked as a model, including starring in a Camel cigarette ad campaign. She admires Michelle Obama. She has an affinity for sea creatures. She …

28 books to read in 2017

We're only in the first month of the new year, but this much is already clear: There are a lot of good books coming our way. From nonfiction that …

Madonna on the Trump Inauguration: ‘I Do Believe That Trump Was Elected for a Reason’

The music icon sat down with artist Marilyn Minter at the Brooklyn Museum for a rousing discussion on the election, misogyny, Trump, and more.<p>On …

Here's the Full Transcript Of Gloria Steinem's Historic Women's March Speech

#peoplepower #nomoreaskingdaddy #putyourbodieswhereyourbeliefsare<p>On January 21, 2017, an estimated 500,000 women in pink hats gathered at the Women's March in Washington D.C. for the largest public rally for women's right in recent history. The historic event kicked off at 10 a.m. on Independence …

Feminism

Should all countries use the Shanghai maths method?

<b>When the Chinese city of Shanghai took part in the three-yearly Pisa test of 15-year-olds' academic ability in 2009 and 2012 it topped the table in maths, leaving countries such as Germany the UK and the US - and even Singapore and Japan - trailing in its wake. What is its secret?</b><p>The life of a …

Woman Recycles Dog Hair into Beautiful Sweaters, Ponchos, Gloves and More

Chiengora – the art of spinning dog hair to make warm clothing items – has been around for thousands of years, and is still used today by people in …

This Farmer’s Viral Barn Dance Is Exactly What America Needs Right Now

We're all wishing we could dance like Jay Lavery.<p>It was the afternoon of Dec. 30 when Jay Lavery shared a side of himself that, to that point, had only been known to close friends. Two weeks later, the world is in on his “secret.”<p>On that day, the New York farmer uploaded a video to his personal …

Kindergarten Readiness: The 10 Traits Successful Kids Have In Common, From A Kindergarten Teacher

As a kindergarten teacher, I’d like to share a few observations of children who successfully transition to school.<p>Beginning kindergarten is a huge rite of passage that looms large for most children and their parents.<p>Children are excited to join the world of older students who attend elementary …

I finally stepped out of my progressive bubble—and now I understand why people hate “the liberal elite”

On Dec. 4, Italians went to the polls to decide on a reform referendum that would redefine the power of local governments and reduce the power of the senate. With a high turnout, my countrymen rejected the reform. In the press, the voters’ decision was described as an Italian Brexit, and a triumph …

Used shipping container turned into tiny home for two

The recently completed Intellectual Tiny Home is based on a 40 ft (12 m)-long recycled shipping container and has a total floorspace of 320 sq ft …

Six Reasons Why Your College Major Doesn't Matter

"So, what's it going to be?"<p>My advisor looked at me expectantly, as if I was simply at a McDonald's needing to make the simple choice between a BigMac or a Quarter Pounder.<p>"Let's run through the options," she continued. "Government is a solid choice if you're thinking about law school. English …

Cropland losses will have consequences especially for Asia and Africa, which will experience growing food insecurity as cities expand<p>Our future crops will face threats not only from climate change, but also from the massive expansion of cities, a new study warns. By 2030, it’s estimated that urban …

Geography

Five Tips for Navigating the Difficulties of Life on the Road

More than six months have passed since Jen and I purchased our Airstream, which we call Artemis, and hit the road full time. At this point, we're amazed at how easy trailer life has become. But it wasn't always that way. The learning curve at the beginning was steep. Here's what we wish someone had …

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

3 Science-Backed Lessons From Albert Einstein on How to Become a Better Student of the World | Inc.com

There's no doubt that Albert Einstein was a pretty smart cookie -- he changed the world forever with his theory of relativity. But Einstein didn't just figure things out for his own benefit. He was a teacher who honestly believed wisdom and knowledge shouldn't be hoarded. As you try to get the most …

Albert Einstein

How Emerging Technology in Education Is Enhancing the Classroom Experience

In the 2016 K-12 Horizon Report, the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) explore short- and long-term trends …

His education secretary pick, Betsy DeVos, is a fierce supporter of private schools and the voucher movement. She could end education as we know it<p>Related: My dad's Reagan protests inspire me to stand up to Donald Trump | Steven W Thrasher<p>Donald Trump, a self-described billionaire, wants …

Education

Harassment in schools skyrockets after election, teachers report

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the days following Donald Trump's presidential victory, students in Kansas chanted, "Trump won, you're going back to Mexico," to students from other countries, according to a high school teacher in a suburban community within the state.<p>In Oregon, a high school teacher photographed …

To keep the cranberry industry in its birthplace, a farm turns to drones, data, and automation

Cranberries in crisis<p>Keith Mann faces the same problem each year: frost.<p>The icy condensation is detrimental to his crop in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, the birthplace of the modern American cranberry industry. As the temperatures drop into the fall months, the owner of 150 acres of cranberry bogs …

Like the journalist Lucy Kellaway, I made a new career for myself in the classroom. I have no regrets – despite the challenges<p>When I left the newsroom for the classroom, my farewell present, in keeping with journalistic tradition, was a personalised spoof front page. The gaggle of foreign …

Teaching

Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Their Brains Work Harder, According To Science

Science has confirmed that women have more complex brains, which suggests that they need more sleep. Professor Jim Horne, director of the Sleep …

How the Election Revealed the Divide Between City and Country

The 2016 election exposed a chasm between urban and non-urban America that will likely widen under a Trump administration.<p>The earthquake that elected Donald Trump has left the United States approaching 2020 with a political landscape reminiscent of 1920.<p>Not since then has the cultural chasm between …

Hillary Clinton

35 books that will change how you see the world

<b>Reading lists, book clubs, recommendations, end-of-the-decade 'Best Of' reviews... it can be exhausting trying to winnow down and prioritise the</b> …

What Is Personalised Education And How Will It Change The Classroom?

24 October 2016<p>Everything from what we wear and what we drive, to how we workout and the medical care we receive is becoming personalised, so why not …