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28 FREE Ivy League Computer Science Courses

While Ivy League schools offer some of the best technology courses, they are highly selective and extremely hard to get into. On top of that they can …

Trash talking at an Ivy League level

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Ivy League

A former Ivy League admissions officer explains how students can stand out in a sea of excellent grades and test scores

I often tell the story of an applicant to the atmospheric sciences program at Cornell whose application I remember reading.<p>This particular student wrote his essay about his passion for understanding weather patterns. That is certainly a trait expected in an earth and atmospheric sciences student, …

College & University
Employment

Every piece of art you've ever wanted to see -- up close and searchable

What does a cultural Big Bang look like? For Amit Sood, director of Google's Cultural Institute and Art Project, it's an online platform where anyone …

Museums

Should we engineer animals to be smart like humans?

What if it were possible to engineer animals to be as intelligent as us? As Tim Maughan discovers, we may have already started.<p>Human beings have long believed that it is our unique level of intelligence that separates us from other animals. Our ability for higher learning, creative thought, and – …

Artificial Intelligence

Students' Broken Moral Compasses

The pressures of national academic standards have pushed character education out of the classroom.<p>A few months ago, I presented the following scenario to my junior English students: Your boyfriend or girlfriend has committed a felony, during which other people were badly harmed. Should you or …

Education

Rape Culture Is Everywhere Our Children Can See — Watch Your Favorite Movies Prove It

Rape culture is everywhere, but most of the time we don't even notice it. As Senior Editor Liz Plank wrote here back in January, rape culture and …

Whose Lives Should Be Saved? Researchers Ask the Public

BALTIMORE — In a church basement in a poor East Baltimore neighborhood, a Johns Hopkins doctor enlisted residents to help answer one of the most fraught questions in public health: When a surge of patients — from a disaster, disease outbreak or terrorist attack — overwhelms hospitals, how should …

From sideboob to … bones – fashion’s new toxic obsession?

A recent fashion article advises women to wear low-cut dresses to flaunt their clavicles. What next? Miniskirts to show show off your femurs? Plus, more on the Trump dynasty fashion debate<p><b>So the past winter has been all about showing off a sliver of the stomach. What body part will be fashionable</b> …

Every single model walking in the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, happening in Paris this year, is the most-watched runway show in the world -- and the stunning women walking the runway are a huge part of that. Every fall the Victoria's Secret team holds a casting call and over 500 high fashion and lingerie models apply for …

The Book That Changed Me – Must Read Literature From Your Favourite Musicians

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is image <i>1</i> of 28<p>Lee Newell, Brother: <i>Morrissey in Conversation</i>.<p><b>Lee Newell, Brother: Morrissey in …

Literature

How Karlie Kloss Wears Fall's Least Likely Trend

Florals for spring? Not so groundbreaking. But what about florals in the fall? Most of us would think twice, but Karlie Kloss is proving the spring …

Karlie Kloss

Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke's Daughter, Maya Thurman-Hawke, Becomes a Model

Following in the footsteps of Rose Gilroy, the Gerber siblings, and Selah Marley, Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke's daughter, Maya Thurman-Hawke is the latest Hollywood scion to get into modeling. This September, it was revealed that the 18-year-old is the new face of the British brand All Saints, and …

15 So-Called 'Healthy' Eating Habits That Are Anything But

Few things feel as good as the high that comes with finding the perfect balance between eating well, working out, and treating yourself. Even as …

Nutrition

How Pokémon GO Improves Our Experience of the Real World

<b>Virginia Heffernan:</b> Pokémon GO has suffused my life. I'm the mother of two fairly young children, 11 and seven almost and they both took to it so …

Pokémon Go

“Take This Perception Test to See How Visually Intelligent You Are”

This new Big Think video could be useful in Theory of Knowledge classes when studying Perception:<p><i>Related</i><p>Author: Larry Ferlazzo<p>I'm a high school …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

The Top 10 Moments From Paris Fashion Week

When it comes to Fashion Month, Paris is the dessert you look forward to savoring during the rest of the meal: You know you’re about to indulge, so …

Dries van Noten

Inside the World of 'Vegansexualism'—the Vegans Who Only Date Other Vegans

The term emerged nearly a decade ago, before disappearing almost immediately, so I wanted to find out what had happened to the sexual subculture.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>There are more vegans now than ever before. That's not a statement based off scare stories by the Big Meat lobby, …

Green Living

Confessions of a Former British It Girl

Alexa Chung is often asked, “And what do you <i>do</i>?”<p>A perennial British It girl going on now a little over a decade, Chung has tried her hand at so many gigs that it’s hard to keep track of what exactly she’s doing at any given moment.<p>In the beginning, in the United Kingdom, she was mainly known as a …

Silicon Valley: Is It The Location Or A Mindset?

Northern California’s Silicon Valley has become synonymous with technology, innovation, and startups. The dot-com boom in the late 1990s, followed by a bust of the same, first drew attention to this geographical area as a hub of technology that many of the greatest high-tech companies chose to call …

Silicon Valley

Why Democrats and Republicans Literally Speak Different Languages

The Republican National Convention proved yet again that the GOP talks about America and U.S. policy with an entire unique vocabulary. It hasn’t always been this way.<p>On Thursday night, Donald Trump and other speakers at the Republican National Convention talked about “radical Islamic terrorism,” …

Political Science

Can Creativity Be Learned?

Prevailing theories on creativity focus on methodology, or amount of practice. But new studies suggest artistic talent may be more hard-wired than we thought.<p>At 2 a.m. on June 16, 1816, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin awoke with a fright.<p>Mary was 18 years old and spending her summer at the Villa Diodati …

Hedi Slimane Launches Tirade on Twitter On All Things Saint Laurent

The former Saint Laurent designer speaks out.<p>Amid news reports of a lawsuit with Yves Saint Laurent parent company, Kering, the French house’s former …

The ten models who walked the most this Fashion Week

Appearing in forty-something shows on the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris, these models had a marathon Fashion Week month. Meet the ten …

Global Views on Morality

The Pew Research Center’s 2013 Global Attitudes survey asked 40,117 respondents in 40 countries what they thought about eight topics often discussed …

Religion

The Global Divide on Homosexuality

Greater Acceptance in More Secular and Affluent Countries<p>Overview<p>As the United States and other countries grapple with the issue of same-sex …

LGBTQ

The Economic Cost of LGBT Exclusion | General Assembly of the United Nations

in Statements<p>©UN Photo/Cia Pak<p><b>Opening remarks by H.E. Mr Mogens Lykketoft,</b> <b>President of the 70th session of the General Assembly, at t</b><b>he Economic Cost</b> …

LGBTQ

How To Read 100 Books A Year

Does your reading list keep growing? Did you buy books that you’ve never read? It might be time to cross more books from your list this year than …

Books