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The Third Education Revolution

Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.<p>When the giant Indian technology-services firm Infosys announced last November that it would open a design and innovation hub in Providence, the company’s president said one of the key …

Higher Education

The moral foundations of fascism: Warring psychological theories struggle to make sense of Hitler, Mussolini and you-know-who

<b>(AP)</b><p>An abstruse but bitter debate in social psychology sheds crucial light on Donald Trump, and the history behind him<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>December 4, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>The week before the 2016 presidential election, Francis Wilkinson wrote a piece for Bloomberg View headlined "The Moral Foundations of …

14 bedtime habits of unsuccessful people

The more quality shut eye you get, the more refreshed you'll be in the morning. In turn, that'll set you up to effectively tackle the challenges of your day.<p>On the opposite end, as Arianna Huffington told Business Insider, there's a direct correlation between sleep deprivation and an increase in …

For the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, state TV aired a lesson in applying concealer to facial bruises. Why did anyone think this was a good idea?<p>Makeup tutorials have been big business for years. And with so many of them now out there, there’s a …

Domestic Violence

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

Do these 10 things to change your life forever and for the better. Achieve your dreams and never give up with these tips!

Wake Up America: the Real Threat Beside Iran's Nuclear Deal Is Saudi Arabia's Wahabism Ideology

If lawmakers returning to Washington this week are doing their homework, they'll realize Iran's nuclear deal isn't the only threat to international security at home and abroad. Our radical Islamic ally, Saudi Arabia, is also part of the problem, both in the Middle East and beyond.<p>It's rare that I …

Davos sets its sights on inequality

No country in the world is fully capitalizing on policies that simultaneously spur economic growth and reduce economic inequality, according to a new …

9 basic concepts Americans fail to grasp

A lack of worldliness is clouding our vision on everything from sex to economics, and the proof is in our policies<p>To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, universal healthcare doesn’t work, …

10 Rules to Live By for Those Who Want to Live a Positive Life

<b>1. Be comfortable in your own skin.</b><p>The first step to becoming happy is to feel comfortable in your own skin. Everyone was born with a flaw. No one is perfect. Accept yourself with what you're born with whether it be your background, your skin, your nose, your eyes, your hair, your freckles, your …

“His dream was for all poor and working people to live lives of decency and dignity”

Cornel West reminds us why the FBI called Martin Luther King Jr. “the most dangerous man in America”<p>The FBI transcript of a June 27, 1964, phone conversation reveals Malcolm X receiving a message from Martin Luther King, Jr. This message supported the idea of getting the human rights declaration of …

“I was illegally terminated”: A working mom’s Wal-Mart nightmare

An absurd policy allowed the mega-retailer to run roughshod over Tiffany Beroid. Here’s how bad it really got<p>Politicians love to talk about working moms managing their busy lives, particularly when those working moms managing their busy lives decide to go back to school. Add in a pregnancy, and you …

Slavery Made America

The case for reparations: a narrative bibliography<p>About five years ago, I began a deep dive into the Civil War, most of it chronicled here. That dive culminated in an essay in our commemorative Civil War issue, much like my deep dive on housing and "colorless" policy culminated in The Case for …

Cozy Sleeping Porches For A Perfectly Relaxing Summer

Back in the day when there was no air conditioning, sleeping porches were the coolest and most wonderful place where you could sleep on hot summer …

Top Pin of the Day: A Small Outdoor Dining Spot

Today's top pin is a tiny space that's a pocket paradise. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>If you have a small outdoor space, it can still be a gathering place. Designer Myra Hoefer was inspired by the way Parisians take balconies or pathways and turn them into "poetic …

Food & Dining

8 of the Coolest Bunk Beds We've Ever Seen

Designs kids and adults will love.<p>Who didn't want a bunk bed when they were growing up? Kids will love these designs — and maybe even adults, too!

How To Get Rid of Ants Naturally: Both House Ants AND Carpenter Ants

<b>Learn how to Get Rid of Ants Naturally!</b><p><b>I take pride in my advanced detective skills,</b> and I apply them to almost everything including: figuring out …

How To Grow Tomatoes and Troubleshoot Common Growing Problems

<b>It’s summer. Your garden is well underway</b> but you notice that something isn’t quite right with your tomatoes. Some are looking yellow on the leaves …

Tomatoes

This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition — and it could change everything

PARIS — École 42 might be one of the most ambitious experiments in engineering education.<p>It has no teachers. No books. No MOOCs. No dorms, gyms, labs, or student centers. No tuition.<p>And yet it plans to turn out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through an …

The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks' Most Devious Scam Yet

Call it the loophole that destroyed the world. It's 1999, the tail end of the Clinton years. While the rest of America obsesses over Monica Lewinsky, …

401(k)s are retirement robbery: How the Koch brothers, Wall Street and politicians conspire to drain Social Security

<b>David Koch (AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack)</b><p>The decades-long tale of how the Kochs, Reagan, Wall Street and even Democrats have tried to gut Social Security<p>James W. Russell<p>May 10, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis”<p>On the eve of the Reagan presidency in …

Capitalism’s war on Christianity: How a “makers vs. takers” culture poisons our ethics

<b>Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump (AP/Noah Berger/Reuters/Steve Marcus)</b><p>When every economic priority is reversed from what an ethical commitment would require, the results look like this<p>Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig<p>April 25, 2014 4:43pm (UTC)<p>It’s been a terrible legislative week for the homeless in the United …

Los Angeles aims to make Obamacare universal in more than just name

On a sunny weekday morning just east of downtown Los Angeles, a crowd of about 75 people rallied outside the LA County/USC Medical Center. They toted signs with slogans like “Healthcare is a Human Right” and “Salud Para Todos” (“Health for All”).<p>“How can we say we live in a just and humane …

Prison Reform is Bigger in Texas

The Lone Star State has led a surprisingly progressive overhaul of its incarceration system. The story behind the bipartisan push that GOP contenders …

Obama Offers a Blueprint for Democrats to Defend Health Law

<b>Obama offers a blueprint for Democrats to defend health law</b><p>President Obama’s remarks on Tuesday hailing the 7 million-plus Americans who enrolled in the health-care exchanges were more than a victory lap. They also served as his blueprint to the Democrats running for re-election -- from Mary …

How the GOP became the white supremacy party — and got away with it

Paul Ryan’s condemnation of “inner city” values just scratches the surface. The modern GOP is fueled by such claims<p>Paul Ryan has attempted to clarify his racist argument that “inner city” black people are lazy and do not want to work. He issued a statement that:<p>After reading the transcript of …

Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward – review

On the evening of 23 November 2013, Tyshon Anderson, aged 18, was fatally shot in the head in a stairwell on the southside of Chicago. When a reporter came to interview people in the building the next day one woman told him she "was happy that her 14-year-old son was locked up because it was safer …