Erin Karl

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Will a For-Profit Degree Help You Get a Job?

Education Department data show associate- and certificate-program graduates face low salaries and high debt.<p>Philosophy majors at liberal-arts colleges used to have the best claim to unemployable—or at least underemployable—futures. But students at for-profit colleges and universities are also …

From Entitled to Empowered: Eight Steps to Combat Entitlement in the Classroom

In part one of this series, I provided evidence for an increased sense of entitlement in students today - from K-12 education to college. Students have received praise just for making their bed and awards for just being on the soccer team. In the classroom, students feel they deserve a good grade …

A Transformational Tanzanian Safari (Photos)

There are many reasons why safaris are such an amazing experience. I just completed a safari in Northern Tanzania and met couples on their honeymoon, families exploring scenes only accessible previously on the Discovery Channel and friends on a mission to create unforgettable memories together. All …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them Less

Toys can help children learn to be thankful for what they have.<p>Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant …

How to give your kids everything but a sense of entitlement

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant families who arrived to the US in the 1970s. Both of us grew up …

88, Or How Telegraphers Coded 'Love and Kisses'

Behold, the emoji heart of 1879.<p>What humans will do to save themselves from typing a few characters: LOL. ROTFL. TTYL. <3. BRB. Universal sentiments and actions become encoded.<p>Well, imagine that each character had to be tapped down the line in Morse code. Telegraph operators had even more incentive …

Burnout is the consequence of a broken way of work

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>It’s the time of the year where we can start to feel overly stressed by the demands of work, family, and community. But for …

27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

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Can Starbucks Do For Tea What It Has Done For Coffee?

Starbucks, which revolutionized the coffee industry, is now taking on tea. It has opened its first tea bar, and it's creating mixed tea beverages, some even more complex and customized than the coffee beverages we all know.<p>This first store, on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, has minimalist decor: gray …

Bring Back Social Studies

The amount of time public-school kids spend learning about government and civics is shrinking.<p>The most obvious and well-reported casualties of the last decade in program-slashing educational policy include traditional elective courses like art, music, and physical education. But these are not the …

The News vs. The Newsroom: Can One Report Bring a Network 'to Its Knees'?

Comparing the HBO series' depictions of the investigative reports on "Operation Genoa" and the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi to what really happened<p>How does <i>The Newsroom</i>'s version of news events from last year fit in with the way those events really unfolded in the media? Not always …

Two-Day Diets: How Mini Fasts Can Help Maximize Weight Loss

This is not a detox diet. Nor is it an extreme version of calorie restriction.<p>Nope, the strategy of so-called 5-2 diets is to endure two days a week of mini-fasting.<p>This doesn't mean starving yourself. Rather, it entails reducing your calorie intake during two days of the week down to somewhere in …

Texas Bill Would Block Anti-Abortion Laws Until Death Penalty Is Abolished

A Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill that would block anti-abortion laws from going into effect until the state ends its use of capital punishment.<p>State Rep. Harold Dutton Jr. (D) introduced the measure to counter a slew of abortion restrictions proposed by Republican legislators in the Texas …

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9 Best U.S. Campsites

<b>Hit the great outdoors this summer with the best family-friendly campgrounds in the U.S.</b><p><b>Happy National Camping Week!</b><p>Grandparents.com is celebrating National Camping Week by giving you the best U.S. campsites to spend time with the family. Whether you love waterparks, hiking, fishing, boating, or …

Escape tunnel discovered at Nazi death camp Sobibor

A team of Polish and Israeli archaeologists believe they have discovered traces of an escape tunnel at the infamous Nazi death camp at Sobibor.<p>Lying five feet below the surface, the tunnel stretched for 32 feet from one of the barracks and under the barbwire fences surrounding the camp.<p>Its …

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Here's The New Smart TV Box Everyone Is Talking About This Afternoon

But Fan TV has a slightly different approach. It wants to integrate directly with your cable provider, effectively replacing your regular cable box. Fan TV also has a really nifty remote control that's pretty much just a touchpad.<p>The interface is really nice too.<p>As AllThingsD's Peter Kafka tweeted …

This week in the world of progressive state blogs: Race-baiting in Arizona, 'science' in Oklahoma

Senator Hollis French, and Rep. Les Gara will be gathering signatures on the “Repeal the Oil Wealth Giveaway” referendum Friday, May 10th from 12-1pm …