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18 photos reveal the extreme ways kids get to school around the world

But in other parts of the world, the trek to school looks much different.<p>Some kids in the Philippines step through knee-deep rocky waters to get to class, while students in Japan pass Geiger counters tracking local radiation levels.<p>Here's what early-morning commutes to school look like around the …

7 Steps to Becoming a Professional Copywriter

Those first few rejection emails will hit you like a sucker punch. If you can take 'em, you just might have a promising career in store.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I spend very little time writing copy myself these days because I’m too busy running an …

Writing

This Site Helps You Plan a Spontaneous Trip Around Your Budget

If you’re looking to use some vacation days, but you’re not sure where you want to go, travel booking site <b></b>Wander lets you search based on your …

Travel

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

Why Spending 20 Hours a Day Playing Competitive Video Games Gave Me a Better Education Than School

Everyone said all those hours in front of a screen was an immeasurable waste of time. Oh, how they were wrong.<p>I am going to preface what I am about to say with the fact that I know I'm not the majority. I know this isn't for the masses, and honestly it's not supposed to be. I grew up under the …

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Texas hunters could soon be allowed to shoot wild boar from hot air balloons - but it's no joke

Hunters in Texas could soon be allowed to shoot wild boar from the skies using hot air balloons in a bid to stop the rampant animals uprooting lawns and destroying grave stones.<p>Furious Texans say the beasts cause up to $50 million (£39m) in damages each year and have been at their wits' end since …

Boehner Says Apart From Foreign Policy, Trump Has Been 'A Complete Disaster'

Everything President Trump has done in office, apart from international affairs and foreign policy, has been a "complete disaster," says former House Speaker John Boehner.<p>Boehner was speaking at an energy conference Wednesday and praised the president's willingness to dedicate more resources to …

Note-taking app Bear is rapidly improving with new features

Bear is a note-taking app from Italian design firm Shiny Frog that’s seen a recent spate of popularity as a replacement for apps like the bloated Evernote, primarily due to its simple design and quick speed.<p>And Shiny Frog has been good about keeping Bear up to date, with today’s 1.2 update (as …

‘Smartphone addiction’ seems to only be getting stronger

When it comes to our smartphones, we seem to be more addicted than ever.<p>Even as the tech industry is trying to figure out what a post-smartphone world will look like, smartphone users are spending more and more time with their handsets. Indeed, in various countries around the world, smartphone …

What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

If you've traveled even a little bit, you’ve surely had the experience of sharing a public space with someone (or many someones) who wants to stand closer to you than you’d allow your partner most of the time. (I often had this experience at the ATMs in Baku, Azerbaijan, where crowding has replaced …

The salaries of your favorite TV and movie characters are not what you expect

The online marketplace for businesses Bizdaq researched the average salaries for the jobs of various TV, film, and other fictional characters.<p>Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) from "The Devil Wears Prada," tops the list with a salary of $2 million. Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) from "30 Rock," takes a close …

Google Earth Just Launched This Enthralling Virtual Travel Tool

Whether you’d rather dive into shark-filled waters off the coast of Fiji or hover above the frigid Mirny Airport in Siberia, Google Earth’s new …

Google Earth

This Is the Best Country in the World for a Vacation

The World Economic Forum ranked the best countries for tourism.<p>Every two years, the World Economic Forum releases a report on the world’s most …

Trump is being schooled by international events and sly adversaries

Donald Trump is learning about foreign affairs in the riskiest possible way: on-the-job training.<p>During the presidential campaign, Trump ranted about world issues with all the assurance and comprehension of a guy on his fourth beer shouting at a TV. NATO was obsolete, Vladimir Putin was a great …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Plan to End Europe

Why does the president want to undo the post–World War II order?<p><i>Updated on April 13 at 11:17 a.m. ET</i><p>On the day before this article for <i>The Atlantic’</i>s May issue launched online, President Trump walked back some of his anti-nato pronouncements at a White House press conference with nato …

Europe

To understand the genius of Elon Musk, Thomas Edison, and Mark Zuckerberg, just look at their desks

Desks have long been the home of the mind: an intimate space where you figure out what you think. Desk spaces have changed through the years to accommodate different styles and types of work, and the recent trend toward co-working also represents a change in the nature of the workplace. You can now …

Mark Zuckerberg

The Teacher's Guide To Badges In Education

What encourages students to do well in school? Often, it comes down to grades. Many students will work harder in order to earn a higher grade. …

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4 Insane Ways Video Games Changed During My 9-Year Hiatus

For Christmas of 1988, Santa Mom and Santa Dad took one look at my skinny body and awkward approach to everything and reacted the only way they …

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

As a new teacher I remember getting into my classroom for the first time. I set up the space like classrooms I had seen before and enjoyed; I got my …

5 Real Planets Way Weirder Than Anything in Science Fiction

Movies and TV often present us with strange, alien worlds, and those worlds are often "themed" -- like a planet that's just a giant forest, or a vast …

On Student Engagement: How To Be As Interesting As A Video Game

On Student Engagement: How To Be As Interesting As A Video Game How Video Games Have Mastered Learning Engagement Terry Heick Agreeing on how to best …

5 Myths That Sabotage Our Love of Teaching

While characterizing these ways of thinking as forms of "indirect self-hate" seems a bit extreme and arguable, there is no question that they are …

5 Surprising Ways Your Language Affects How You Think

Most linguists agree that, to some extent, the languages you speak play a role in shaping how you see the world. If you speak German, you might be a …