Luke Schmitt

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Put your kids to bed early to make them smarter, happier, and fitter.

Summer is right around the corner, which means I’ll soon undergo my annual metamorphosis into the monster of a parent who drags her kids away from …

Our God is Too White? Diversifying our Theology.

A friend of mine recently posted this NY Times article about the lack of diversity in philosophy on his Facebook wall, and speculated that its …

The One-Stop Digital Shop for Digestible Data on Your City

MIT and Deloitte’s DataUSA website wants to make information about jobs, housing, demographics, and education easy to access and use.<p>Rich treasure troves of public data exist about our cities, but for the ordinary person, these can be hard to dig up and decipher. That’s why citizens, nonprofits, …

A 10-Minute, Face-to-Face Conversation Can Reduce Bigotry

A new study finds that even brief empathetic encounters can combat stereotypes.<p>The prejudices we carry against people we perceive as different have been so ingrained in us since childhood that we often don’t even know they exist. Such negative views can lead to explicit or subtle discriminationon …

Immigrant Families with Kids Are at Greater Risk of Financial Instability

A family’s financial well-being makes a difference. For instance: Financial security reduces the likelihood that kids will live in poverty with …

A Black and White City: How Race Defines Real Estate in Chicago

In 1955, Albert and Sallie Bolton, an African American couple living in Chicago’s “Black Belt” on the South Side, purchased their first home for …

The 5 C's of Emotionally Healthy Hiring

Hiring is, perhaps, the most challenging tasks of leaders. Why? Poor discernment in this area results in stalled momentum, lots of extra meetings, …

Kids’ allowances: You’re doing it completely wrong.

When it comes to kids and money, there are few topics that cause more confusion for parents than allowances. When should you start? Should it depend …

These are just 4 of the many books we'll be reading in my overcriminalization/mass incarceration course this semester. (PS no need to suggest more books)

How Catfish and Algae Are Cleaning Up the Chicago River

The two are something like an odd couple in the fight to restore the river to health.<p>A decade ago, Frisbie, who began working with the advocacy group in 2000, dreamed up and had built a<p>In the world of angling, voracious channel catfish are considered an easy catch.<p>Thanks to the catfish’s ability to …

5 Chicago-based street artists you should know

With a plethora of museums and galleries in Chicago, feeling cultured for a few hours is as simple as paying an admission fee. But some of the most …

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The Case for Diversity On Your Conference Stage

Recently there was a brouhaha on social media about the most recent Christian conference to feature an all-white speaker lineup. Laura Turner …

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Part of Nike´s upcoming Autumn/Winter Collection, is this new style of their Lunarestoa 2 SE sneaker, in a "Cool Grey” colorway. The sleek runner …

The best sushi in Chicago

When it comes to sushi restaurants, Chicago has more great options than you'd expect in a city so far from the ocean. From seafood restaurants with …

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When Neighborhoods Gentrify, Why Don't Their Public Schools Improve?

“Gentrification, it turns out, usually stops at the schoolhouse door,” the reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones has argued.<p>The ups and downs of gentrification have been chronicled thoroughly, but one of its consequences hasn’t been widely addressed: the effect on neighborhood schools when a critical mass …

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Why You Should Treat Your Child Like an Adult

<i>This article by Brian Davis appeared on Fatherly.</i><p>What are some unique, effective ways to discipline a child?<p>Stop treating your kid like a child.<p>No, really. I'm serious.<p>Our son started talking early and one of his first tricks was to parrot what we said and how we said it. I know that it sounds cute …

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Study: Asians expected to become largest US immigrant group

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group …

The Level

The Level is a motion platform that aims to reduce health issues derived from sedentary occupations. It´s true that our body was designed to move, it …

Making Connections Between the World's Newest and Oldest Maps

An interview with John Hessler, a cartography expert at the Library of Congress and one of the people behind the new book, Map: Exploring The World.<p>Few people in the world know their way around a map like John Hessler does. The Library of Congress’s “Specialist in Modern Cartography and Geographic …

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he …

Architecture of Segregation

Over the past year, scenes of civil unrest have played out in the deteriorating inner-ring suburb of Ferguson and the traditional urban ghetto of …

There Are No Urban Design Courses on Race and Justice, So We Made Our Own Syllabus

Black students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design say there are no design courses that consider race and justice. Here’s an outline for one.<p>On May 12, Al-Jazeera America ran a story about a social justice-focused urban design conference hosted by the African American Student Union (AASU) of …

White People Aren't Driving Growth in the Suburbs

The decline of white suburbia has already begun.<p>Twilight has reached white suburbia.<p>The next two decades will see a profound shift in the racial makeup of America’s suburbs. Or rather, an even more profound shift. It’s all happening now, according to Bill Frey, the author of <i>Diversity Explosion</i>.<p>For …

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How School Districts Seal Their Students Into Poverty

A striking new map shows how districts’ property-tax funding system enforces divides between rich and poor.<p>The upholding of the Fair Housing Act’s “disparate impact” standard was one of many major victories for social justice dispatched by the Supreme Court this June. But the road to equal rights …