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To My Children: I Should Have Told You This Sooner

As I wait for the phone to ring, I need to tell you something.<p>I should have done it sooner. Not because a regular scan and then a specialized scan …

Parenting

Mom Confiscates Kids' Phones and iPads Overnight — Their Payback Move Was Genius

Michelle Giggler certainly had good intentions when she began confiscating her kids' phones, tablets, and other devices at bedtime. The mom, who has four kids between the ages of 8 and 13, has likely been doing it to help them sleep better, with fewer distractions.<p>"I teach high school, and I see …

Kids

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the American War of Independence

The American Revolutionary War (1775-83) began when representatives from 13 North American colonies of the kingdom of Great Britain sought more …

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A Century Ago, the Romanovs Met a Gruesome End

On the night of July 16, 1918, seven prisoners, and their four attendants, were led into a basement by roughly the same number of guards. There, they …

Response: Ways to Use Tech to Differentiate Instruction

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>The new question-of-the-week is:<p><i>What are ways technology can assist teachers apply differentiated</i> …

Kids Whose Parents Limit Screen Time Do Worse in College, New Study Shows

You think strict tech rules are helping your kids do better in school but you may be wrong.<p>Pediatricians tell parents young kids shouldn't have more than an hour a day of screen time. Meanwhile tech titans like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were even stricter with their own kids' tech use. Both sets of …

How our colonial past altered the ecobalance of an entire planet

It brought riches to Britain and many other European nations; played a major role in enslaving more than 10 million Africans; and created the first global markets in cotton, tobacco and sugar. But now colonialism has been accused of having an even greater influence. It is claimed that it changed …

Anthropocene

Stalin’s Handy and Ruthless Henchman

The commissar’s body lay in the corridor of the government building, bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Facing false charges …

When Someone Tells You The Palestinian Protesters Were Peaceful And Unarmed, Show Them This

11:45 PM 05/15/2018Benny Johnson<p>There is a popular talking point that claims the Palestinian protesters who rushed the Israeli border were unarmed …

My six pack Dadbod challenge: how I got a washboard stomach in 12 weeks

Until recently, the idea of having a six pack was simply pie in the sky. Not only had I never been in possession of such a thing, I was also 36 years old with two kids and a busy job. Hopes of making my stomach resemble a washboard had long since passed. Easier (and a lot more fun) to sit back and …

Trump’s embassy move has triggered deadly protests. These maps explain why.

Israel is bracing for a tense week after the U.S. Embassy officially opened in Jerusalem on Monday — a move that triggered vehement opposition from Palestinians. Protests turned violent in Gaza, where more than 50 Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers in clashes along the border fence …

If These Totally Real Tweets About Parenthood Don't Make You Laugh, You're Probably Not A Parent

"Sorry for what I said while I was raising children."

Salt-mining in Uganda: ‘We use superglue to cover our wounds’

In south-western Uganda people use a centuries-old technique to mine salt.<p>The work is mainly done by women.<p>It is arduous and often painful, but helps provide for their families.<p><i>Produced by Patience Atuhaire and Allan Atulinda.</i>

Five Prolific Explorers Who Aren’t the Men You Thought They Were

Some were intricate liars and brutal murderers while others battled complex mental demons.<p>These stories are a little messier than the versions you …

This NFL Star With a $12 Million Contract Just Gave the Best Career Advice You'll Ever Read

His life is radically different. But his advice is universal.<p>Maybe you're into the NFL. Maybe you're not. That's cool; the league is facing some challenges for sure.<p>But I've come across some career advice from a pretty successful NFL star that rings as true as anything I've ever read, and I'd like …

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

For your entertainment, a long list of the funniest yearbook quotes

It's that time of year again, time for seniors to dust off their thesauruses and come up with the most clever yearbook quotes they can.<p>Seniors from …

High School

Here Are 17 Reasons Teachers Are Paid Too Much $$$

They get off at 3 every day.

The American President Doesn't Have to Be Born American

Conservative law professor Kevin Walsh, in an intriguing new article, makes the case for repealing the “natural born” citizenship requirement for the presidency. Next month it will be 150 years since such a proposal for a constitutional amendment was first put before Congress. Today it really makes …

George Washington

19 Students Who Deserve Either An "A" Or An "F" — I Can't Decide

These teachers didn't know whether to laugh or quit their jobs.

8 Photos of How People Poop Around the World

Everyone poops. It’s one of the things that ties all humans together, the need to urinate and defecate. While we might not often talk about it, maybe …

Jordan Peele Made a Fake Obama Video to Prove How Easily Conned We Are

We’re all doomed.<p>If you, like me, believe yourself to be a scrupulous consumer of news, full of healthy skepticism and too smart for that fake-news bullshit, Jordan Peele has got a big, stiff-ass cup of wake-the-hell-up for you. Yesterday, Peele released a video with BuzzFeed News titled "You Won't …

KFC is by far the most popular fast food chain in China and it's nothing like the US brand — here's what it's like

With more than 5,000 restaurants in 1,100 cities in China, KFC dominates the country's fast food landscape.<p>KFC was the first American fast food chain to launch in the country, opening its first China branch in 1987. It quickly became a symbol of the country's rapidly reforming economy and newfound …

Food & Dining

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

10 Weather Myths Everyone Gets Wrong

Let's get the difference clear between 'weather' and 'climate'.<p>Not everyone is a weather enthusiast. But ever since I was old enough to start forming …

Weather

The everyday phrases you have literally been getting wrong for years

The English language is a weird and wonderful thing.<p>Like the people who speak it, it is filled with quirks – its erratic spelling for example – that …

Language

People are struggling to guess how many triangles are actually in this viral photo — see if you can figure it out

If you're a fan of brain teasers, you'll love the latest one sweeping the Internet.<p>On Monday, journalist Jitesh Pillaai shared a black-and-white drawing of several triangles hidden within one triangle and asked social media users to identify just how many of them they could find.<p>The brain teaser …

Social Media

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy