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Universities admit students who are 'almost illiterate', lecturers warn

Universities are admitting students who are “almost illiterate”, lecturers warn as they complain that dropping entry requirements has led to a generation of undergraduates who cannot read, write or speak proper English.<p>Almost half of academics (48 per cent) do not think that students are adequately …

Here's what to expect from Apple's September 7 iPhone keynote

The fall is here and that means two things, colder weather is on the way and Apple is preparing to release new products.<p>This year, speculation …

MacBook Air

Samsung will exchange US Galaxy Note 7 devices as early as next week

Customers can swap for a replacement Note 7 or a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge<p>Following today's announcement of a worldwide recall of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, Samsung has issued an official statement on how it will exchange devices for customers in the US. The US carriers have already halted sales and …

Electronics Industry

Google officially ends its Project Ara modular phone initiative

Google has shut down its modular smartphone initiative, Project Ara, a spokesperson confirmed to <i>VentureBeat</i> today. This follows an earlier report from <i>Reuters</i> that claimed Google was finished with Project Ara. We've reached out to Google for confirmation and will update this article as the company …

Google's Nexus phone successors may be called Pixel and Pixel XL

A couple of days after <i>Android Central</i> reported that Google would be dropping the Nexus brand from its upcoming flagship smartphones, <i>Android Police</i> claims to have the replacement names. The two HTC-built phones will reportedly be called the Pixel and Pixel XL, reusing a brand that Google has also …

Mobile Technology

Office sexism reaches an absurd new level

When my friend told me that her male colleagues were keeping track of her period, my initial reaction was, “Wait? What!”<p>When I asked her why, I …

The iPhone 7 might not be the iPhone you’re waiting for

The iPhone 7 is obviously one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of the year, with multiple reports detailing its rumored design and features. …

Debunking the Fort McMurray rumours: No, the fire wasn’t started by ISIL, eco-terrorists or Rachel Notley

With the dramatic opening stages of the Fort McMurray response now coming to a close, select corners of Alberta are catching their breath — and …

New Study: Parental Love Is Merely Cognitive Dissonance

True or false: A person can never be truly satisfied in life without experiencing the joys of parenthood?<p>If you thought “true,” you might not want to …

Parenting

Ancient mummy unearthed in Mongolia

Ancient mummy unearthed in Mongolia: 6th century Turkic woman was buried in beautifully stitched clothes 1,500 years ago alongside her sacrificed …

Archaeology

Are There Really 69 Punctuation Rules? Yes!

Writing<p>Updated August 8, 2017 1070 Views 2 Comments<p>Share80<p>Tweet28<p>+15<p>Share21<p>Stumble43<p>Pin20<p>Shares 197<p>The power of punctuation rules! And how to use …

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Pedagogy

29 jobs to avoid if you hate stress

Do you crack under pressure? Crumble when you're stressed? If so, you'd be better off pursuing a career in science or education than you would in healthcare or law enforcement.<p>Using data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database full of detailed …

Employment

I am a white person against Trump: White people need to stop laughing and start taking responsibility

Trump provided me lots of entertainment. Only now do I realize his racism isn’t funny, and that I need to own it<p>I’ll admit it, when I found out Donald Trump was running for president, I laughed heartily and unconcernedly. For a solid two months, actually. I woke up laughing, I had my coffee …

Donald Trump

Here's How 10 People Visualize Their Depression

"Depression feels like a two-sided world."<p>For me depression used to feel like a two-sided world. A world with a light side full of sunlight, flowers, grass, and a bright blue sky. And a dark side with barren, cracked land, dark gloomy skies, thick air that was hard to breathe in, and nothingness. I …

Dear White People, You Suck At Diversity

When white people in tech open their mouths about diversity, I tend to brace myself. More often than not, it seems like they say something tone-deaf, outright offensive or lacking in an understanding of intersectionality.<p>Intersectionality is the concept that people face multi-faceted layers of …

Feminism

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

Online Education

Where's the outrage over mass rape in war-torn South Sudan?

In recent mouths, numerous reports have confirmed the staggering level of mass rape in South Sudan, Africa's newest nation.<p>The United Nations, for example, accuses the South Sudanese army of gang rape and torture, including burning girls alive.<p>The African Union report on South Sudan's war, which …

Africa

3 simple words can help America put a stop to sexism in government

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau broke the internet when he appointed a diverse cabinet reflective of his constituency<p>Meet the Internet’s newest social justice darling: Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.<p>The newly-elected leader’s continues receiving praise for his first political move, because of …

Canada

How to Migrate from Evernote to OneNote, and Why You Should

Heard good things about Microsoft OneNote, but feel like you’re in too deep with Evernote to make the switch? You can migrate your data relatively …

Group of maximum-security inmates beat Harvard’s championship debate team at competition

BOSTON — Months after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates.<p>The showdown took place at the …

The Dangerous Appeal of the Young Girl

As a woman who spent most of her teen years becoming expertly familiar with the streets of New York City, I am no stranger to the spell of attractive older men. As a teenager who considered herself "ahead of my time" (ignore my adolescent narcissism), older men were often my kryptonite. They …

Kylie Jenner

75 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb | Inc.com

Using the right word can matter. Using the wrong word can matter even more. I once lost a potential writing gig because I used "who" instead of "whom" in a proposal letter.<p>(And I still have trouble getting "who" and "whom" right.)<p>Even just one incorrectly used word--especially when you're trying to …

Etymology

Controversial literacy program SSP tried by Adelaide Hills primary school, amid dyslexia group concerns

A controversial reading and spelling program is being tried by a South Australian school that hopes to dramatically boost students' literacy.<p>Mylor …

Education

Violence In Pakistan's Slums Means These Girls Risk Everything To Go To School

“They stare at me as if they’re going to eat me.”<p>SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW<p>Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer …

Pakistan

5 Blog Topics You Need to Stop Writing About

You work hard to create blog content that people actually want to read. You know it’s an important part of your content marketing efforts that will bring in new customers over time.<p>But there are a few topics that online readers have seen time and time again—and at this point, they’re just becoming …

Marketing

Mental Illness is Not an Invisible Illness

Working as a speaker and writer in the mental health field, I hear a lot of things over and over. Stigma, for example, comes up a lot, as do various …

This Is What It Looks Like to Lose 110 Pounds

<i>Weight loss can be uphill battle in itself, but what about after weight loss? YourTango shares a story of one woman who realized the grass may not always be greener.</i><p><b>Weight loss doesn't equal happiness.</b><p>All your problems are magically solved when you lose a lot of weight: any emotional, …

10 of the smartest animals on Earth

Humans aren't the only intelligent creatures on the planet.<p>Humans aren't the only intelligent creatures on Earth. As National Geographic points out, …

Cows

This female author just exposed the sexist nature of the literary world

The punchline, however, is entirely predictable.<p>When author Catherine Nichols sent the opening pages of her novel to 50 agents, only two requested the full manuscript.<p>When she presented herself with a male pseudonym, "George," from a new email address, and sent the same cover letter and pages to 50 …

Writing