Meaghan Odell

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Schools must equip students to navigate alt-right websites that push fake news

<b>(Getty/oatawa)</b><p>Middle and high school students turn to alt-right websites for their research papers<p>Jennifer Rich<p>June 23, 2018 8:30pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>More than 60 percent of America’s middle and high school students rely on alt-right internet sites as …

Teaching

Trumpism's Tipping Point

Sometimes, we forget where we are. Momentary amnesia is the most charitable explanation for Donald Trump saluting North Korea's uniformed defense …

Angela Merkel

Dad Shoots His Daughter Every Week For 18 Years, Shows How Subtle Changes Make A Big Difference At The End

Frans Hofmeester, a filmmaker and artist from the Netherlands, has just given his daughter Lotte the best birthday present. The loving dad has been …

Filmmaking

11 Funeral Poems For Readings, Eulogies, And Mourning

Death and grief are things that will affect everyone. It doesn’t matter what else the Universe throws your way, we all end up losing the people we …

Literature

Today’s Masculinity Is Stifling

As boys grow up, the process of becoming men encourages them to shed the sort of intimate connections and emotional intelligence that add meaning to life.<p>In hindsight, our son was gearing up to wear a dress to school for quite some time. For months, he wore dresses—or his purple-and-green mermaid …

Feminism

Anthony Bourdain loved Asia without fetishizing it. And Asia loved him back

Anthony Bourdain was, in many ways, the US’s top ambassador to Asia.<p>The celebrity chef and writer, who stunned the world with his passing yesterday (June 7) at the age of 61, circumnavigated the entire globe to film his TV shows. But he found his most secure footing as a host and a human in the …

Vietnam

A conservative Stanford professor plotted to dig up dirt on a liberal student

Niall Ferguson’s leaked emails show what’s really going on in the campus free speech fight.<p>The latest campus free speech controversy has a twist: It involves a conservative professor conspiring with students, in emails that sound like they were written by comic book villains, to dig up dirt on a …

Peter Thiel

Jet Set–Approved: These Are the 11 Best Places to Travel Alone in the U.S.

Given how many examples there are of women casting off their tired surroundings for the ready change of travel—ahem, <i>Wild</i> and <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> most …

Travel

15 Photos That Show What Being Asian-American Looks Like

"Where are you really from?"<p>I’ve heard that question from more strangers than I can count; it's a ritual I've grown accustomed to as a half-Korean, half-white woman. Growing up in Vancouver, WA (a predominantly white area), I remember feeling a discomfort toward my features. People would always say …

Civil Rights

This Chicken Piccata with Angel Hair and Asparagus Is a Weeknight Showstopper — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

For White People Who Pretend Not to Understand What Racism Is or How It Works: Here’s a Refresher Course

When Roseanne Barr was called out and subsequently fired for the racist tweet she made about Valerie Jarrett on Tuesday, two things happened at the …

Equality

Recipe: Salt and Vinegar Cucumbers — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're in need of something crisp and refreshing alongside whatever you're serving — be it grilled shrimp or a roast chicken — let this be your …

Recipes

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

Recipe: Baked Jalapeño Popper Dip — Recipes from The Kitchn

I have just one bit of advice for you when serving this warm, cheesy dip at your next potluck, and I learned this from experience: Think very …

Recipes

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

European Travel

Show What You Know: The Shift To Competency

“GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless,” said Laszlo Bock, former head of HR at Google. “Google famously used to ask everyone for a transcript and GPAs and test scores, but we don’t anymore, unless you’re just a few years out of school. We found that they don’t …

Pedagogy

The Defense That Failed White Nationalists

Marchers from last year’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville who attacked a black counter-protester made a claim that has often worked for police officers: They acted in self-defense.<p>The photographs of the beating show DeAndre Harris curled up in a ball on the floor of a parking lot trying to …

Justice

At first life without a smartphone was terrifying. Then it was beautiful

<i>In an attempt to try and battle an addiction to my smartphone (I’m sure most of us suffer from this addiction in some measure these days), I took a pretty radical step. I went out and bought a basic Nokia to use outside of work as much as I could. This “dumbphone,” as it’s called, would only allow</i> …

10 Spring Classics You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

Once spring rolls around, I'm happy to trade slow-cooking, ultra-hearty stews, chilis, and braises for lightened-up meals with fresher flavors and …

How I Read as a Literacy Leader

Schoool leaders cannot know literacy without being a reader. Therefore we have to read. Here, I share five suggestions for becoming a more …

The Green Card Marriage Interview: Can You Pass It?

Every marriage is tested at times, some more literally than others.<p>The marriages of immigrants to American citizens must stand up to the scrutiny of the United States government, which is always on the lookout for people gaming the system for a green card.<p>When did you meet? Does your spouse have a …

How to Meal-Prep a Week of Healthy Lunches for Less Than $20

If you've gone to a movie (in an actual movie theater) recently, then you know easy it is to spend $20. One ticket, a water and a small popcorn, …

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Some food for thought.<p><b>We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community for their go-to snacks to help them power through a study session. Here are some of their picks, along with several of our favorites! 🍫</b><p>1. Taco Popcorn<p>All you need to make good old popcorn much less boring is taco seasoning.<p>Get the …

Healthy Eating

You Need These 7 Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Dinners in Your Life

A trusty sheet pan is one of the best easy weeknight dinner solutions. Pile the whole meal onto it, toss it in the oven, and in next to no time you …

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Language

When the Revolution Was Televised

Martin Luther King Jr. was a master television producer, but the networks had a narrow view of what the black struggle for equality could look like.<p>Television loved Martin Luther King Jr.<p>“The civil-rights revolution in the South began when a man and the eye of the television film camera came …

Civil Rights

The Hold List: Gateway to poetry

Despite its recent resurgence in popularity, poetry retains a lingering reputation for being inscrutable. But as poetry readers know, its lyrical …

This is a fight between a young, diverse, feminist generation against an old, white, male minority desperate to hang on to power<p>Young activists raised on social media and memes were bound to come up with the best protest signs. At the March for Our Lives, and the national school walkout earlier …

National School Walkout

‘A grand illusion’: seven days that shattered Facebook’s facade

They may now regret it but they knowingly unleashed the forces that have led to this lack of trust and loss of privacy<p>Left unregulated, this market will continue to be prone to deception and lacking in transparency<p>“Dumb fucks.” That’s how Mark Zuckerberg described users of Facebook for trusting him …

Cambridge Analytica

The Heavy Burden of Teaching My Son About American Racism

If my black child has to learn that society will hate him, he should hear about it from someone who unconditionally loves him.<p><i>This article is part of Parenting in an Uncertain Age, a series about the experience of raising children in a time of great change.</i><p>When I saw the sign for the Emmett Till …

Civil Rights