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50 places to travel to in 2017

While it may be hard to believe, 2016 is coming to a close, meaning that it's time to look ahead to 2017.<p>Whether you consider yourself a tourist, a traveler, or a weekend warrior, one thing is universal: you travel to see and experience new things.<p>To help you do this, we've put together the …

Each GPA point dropped in high school cuts a student’s chances of graduating from college by 50%

Exactly how much does a student’s performance in high school affect his or her later chances of success?<p>According to a new report this week from GradNation, a collaboration between hundreds of educational organizations seeking to boost the US’s high school graduation rate, the answer is: …

High School

58 Oprah Quotes To Empower, Delight, And Inspire

Everybody can use a little wisdom from Lady O.<p>1. “You aren't your past, you are probability of your future.”<p>2. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”<p>3. “I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”<p>4. "The …

Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.<p><i>All photos courtesy of Getty Publication</i><p>When it comes to 1960s civil rights …

8 lies you're telling yourself while trying to find your purpose in life

In a highly capitalistic society, it makes sense that our sense of self would be derived from how we earn money.<p>We've been taught that there's who we are, what we love to do, and how we earn money, and somehow those all need to be one thing.<p>I think this is why there's so much pressure to find a job …

This Fan's Extensive Rework of Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' Is a Must-Listen

It's been a little over nine months since the release of Kanye West's newest album <i>The Life of Pablo</i>, and while the original is still resonating, a …

24 Things That Only The Parents Of Small Children Know

Soooo tired.

Pimp my bike: Detroit's custom cycles – in pictures

‘We take rusty old junk and we put love into it.’ The old Motor City has a unique style in bicycles these days: from fat wheels and fake fuel tanks to stretched cycles with powerful sound systems – and even a family-sized BBQ

Detroit

The 20 grad school programs where students go on to earn the most money

Whether you're pursuing a master's or doctoral degree (or anything more than a bachelor's) because you want to or because you <i>have</i> to, it doesn't hurt to know which programs can offer the biggest return on your investment.<p>To find the the schools where grad students go on to earn the most money in …

Announcing the winners of USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016

USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 Winners<p><i>Sunrise light illuminates Mount Rainier as it rises above low clouds, seen from high above Tipsoo</i> …

5 Money-Saving Tricks Airlines Don't Want You to Know | Inc.com

We all love to complain about airlines and their never-ending efforts to find new, clever, and incredibly annoying ways to squeeze every penny out of travelers. But when it comes to soothing your travel rage, revenge is sweeter than anger.<p>You know they're using every tool out there to maximize …

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Google's former HR boss says this is the key to a perfect résumé

And yet you're <i>still</i> not hearing back from the dozens of job postings to which you've applied.<p>The likely problem: Your accomplishments fail to stand out because you haven't provided a concrete measure of your previous work, Laszlo Bock, former senior vice president of People Operations at Google, …

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert

"All the world's a stage." — Shakespeare AP/John Lent<p>Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage, but the sociologist Erving Goffman added that most of the interesting stuff lies behind the scenes, in what he called the “backstage” areas of everyday life.<p>Having spent the past eight years doing …

38 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes...Ever

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p><b>Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:</b><p>1. "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples." -Mother Teresa<p>2. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, …

23 Mind-Blowing Facts That Almost Sound Like Lies

::immediately questions everything::<p>And yes, I fact-checked them all!<p>"If you grow up using one sign language and then learn a different sign language, you’ll sign with an accent."<p>—jenicajessen<p>"All the water on Earth today is all the water there’s ever been. We’re basically drinking dinosaur …

Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans

Last March, my 71-year-old grandmother, Betty, waited in line for three hours to caucus for Bernie Sanders. The wait to be able to cast her first-ever vote in a primary election was punishing, but nothing could have deterred her. Betty – a white woman who left school after ninth grade, had her …

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The Photograph That Helped Misty Copeland Realize Her Responsibility as a Black Woman in Ballet

Ahead of her new book, the first African-American female principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre reveals the power of seeing a portrait of Raven Wilkinson, who broke color barriers in ballet more than 50 years ago.<p>“I saw this image of dancer Raven Wilkinson for the first time in <i>Ballets</i> …

19 Geniuses You Need To Learn About Immediately

Because too often female geniuses go unacknowledged.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Here is a map highlighting the wi-fi passwords of 130 airports across the world

Everyone's traveling life just got much easier and we have computer security engineer and travel blogger Anil Polat to thank for that.<p>In a strike of …

America’s obsession with multiracial beauty reveals our ongoing bias against blackness

Last month, rapper Kanye West posted a controversial casting call for his clothing line, Yeezy, mandating “multiracial women only.” Many objected, arguing that West had insulted darker-skinned black women.<p>But Kanye was only adhering to something fairly common in a society that still operates under …

How to Get 10X More Done (and Still Leave Work on Time!)

Picture your perfect day. You wake up early. The sun is shining. Everything goes your way during your morning routine as you get off to work, where you arrive a few minutes before everyone else. You avoid the temptation of checking email immediately and settle into a major project.<p>Time passes …

The 21 Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Every year, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meets to discuss sites that have been proposed as new members of its list. In order to qualify as a UNESCO World Heritage site, a place or structure must have great cultural, historical, and/or natural significance—examples include Angkor Wat in …

The 100 coolest works of architecture in the world

For those who want to brush up on their architecture knowledge, we've compiled a ranking of the 100 coolest buildings and structures on the planet.<p>These include old and new pieces of architecture all over the world, including museums, wineries, religious spaces, skyscrapers, transportation hubs, …

Here’s what you’re entitled to if you get bumped off a flight

Chances are pretty high that you have, as overbooking has become standard practice thanks to airlines scrambling to post revenue, and no-shows being a common occurrence.<p>Luckily, the US Department of Transportation has been tightening requirements on what airlines need to do when overbooking a …

24 Ridiculous Things That Only Teachers Have To Deal With

*exhausted sigh*

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Students are not hard-wired to learn in different ways – we need to stop using unproven, harmful methods

<i>In our series, Better Teachers, we’ll explore how to improve teacher education in Australia. We’ll look at what the evidence says on a range of</i> …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime