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Understanding "Multicultural"

Defining "multicultural". Start by underlining the prefix "multi" and asking participants what this prefix means. Responses will include "many," …

How to Talk about Ethical Issues in the Classroom

“That’s not fair!” “She hit me on purpose.” “He’s not following the rules.”Issues of right and wrong come up in classrooms all the time, and it can …

Where Millennials Come From

And why we insist on blaming them for it.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Imagine, as I often do, that our world were to end tomorrow, and that alien researchers many years in the future were tasked with reconstructing the demise of …

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. <b>Paul Lewis</b> reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention<p>Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned …

Social Media

These Adults Have ADHD But Were Misdiagnosed For Decades

BuzzFeed News spoke to adults who learned that they have ADHD after being misdiagnosed for years with conditions including borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder, with life-changing results.<p>A noisy pub is not the ideal place to try out a new medication. But the first time Sonja (who …

Mental Health

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Selfie Factories: The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum

When the Museum of Ice Cream opened in New York in 2016, it was more a temporary curiosity than a rival to, say, the Whitney Museum of American Art, …

Alone Together: Photos That Show the Loneliness of Cities During Blue Hour

<i>Alone Together</i> is a photo project by Aristotle Roufanis that looks at the “loneliness of cities during the blue hour.”<p>Roufanis is based in London, …

The Speculative Dread of “Black Mirror”

Charlie Brooker’s prophetic TV show explores the unintended consequences of technological innovation.<p>In 1999, at the age of twenty-eight, Charlie Brooker, the British satirist who is now a television auteur, was at a low ebb. He’d spent most of his twenties freelancing for <i>PC Zone,</i> a little-read …

The Ugly Evolution of Cyberbullying

How we progressed from passive-aggressive Myspace bulletins to kids creating two Instagram profiles—one for their friends, another for their bullies.<p>Myspace bulletins were the original Facebook status: whiny letters that all your followers could read. When I was 14, I sent out a passive-aggressive …

A Sociology of the Smartphone

<i>Adam Greenfield</i> | Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life | <i>Verso | June 2017</i> | <i>27 minutes (7,433 words)</i> <i></i><p><i>Below is an excerpt from</i> Radical …

My Autism Allows Me to See the World in a Different Way

<i>Naoki Higashida is the Japanese author of</i> The Reason I Jump <i>and now</i> Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8. <i>Here,</i> <i>he describes what it’s like to be a person with</i> …

The Complete Story of the Millennial Generation

How gaming, the Internet, and mobile technology rewired an entire generation. This exhaustive timeline will help you better understand Millennials.<p>Maturity is the ability to see and act on the behalf of others. Immaturity is not seeing things from someone else's point of view.<p>It's natural for …

How Instagram is reshaping restaurant design

When it came time to design their first restaurant, Media Noche, San Francisco entrepreneurs Madelyn Markoe and Jessie Barker found themselves lacking inspiration. Their designer had asked them for ideas and they felt like “deer in headlights.” Ultimately, Markoe says, they came up with a single …

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

The Brain

What Is an Expository Essay?

Begin by reading the assignment carefully to make sure you understand it. Then find a topic that fits the assignment. It’s important that you narrow …

Creative Writing

7 books to make your teaching more memorable

Memory underpins learning. And yet, as a profession, we talk about it so rarely. What gives? Here are 7 books to kindle that conversation:<p>1. Make it …

Location Scouting for Wes Anderson

I have another part-time job that nobody knows about. It doesn’t pay very well because … well, technically my “boss” doesn’t actually know I hired …

Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways

MagazineFeature<p>Honesty may be the best policy, but scheming and dishonesty are part of what makes us human.<p>In the fall of 1989 Princeton University welcomed into its freshman class a young man named Alexi Santana, whose life story the admissions committee had found extraordinarily compelling.<p>He had …

University of Toronto

Horror in Translation: 8 Chilling Reads From Around the World

Readers can find plenty of horror fiction on bookstore shelves here in America, but what about horror fiction around the world? What kinds of stories …

My Family’s Slave

She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本 (Chinese) | Basahin ang artikulong ito sa Tagalog (Tagalog)<p>Alex Tizon passed away in March. He was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author …

The Eerie, Mundane Thrill of Being Watched on the Internet

The new teen thriller “Nerve,” which opened on Wednesday, establishes the outlines of its young protagonist’s life in roughly thirty seconds, all of which show her messing around on a laptop. We see her avatar (blond, cute, holding a camera); her name (Venus Delmonico); her choice of Spotify …

Small And Compact Kitchens – Just What Tiny Apartments Need

Few things can be more annoying than living in a small place that has a tiny kitchen. Actually, a small kitchen isn’t necessarily an issue as long as …

The myth of the ‘lone wolf’ terrorist

In recent years, references to such attacks have become inescapable. But this lazy term obscures the real nature of the threat against us<p>At around 8pm on Sunday 29 January, a young man walked into a mosque in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood of Quebec City and opened fire on worshippers with a 9mm …

Is Singapore’s “miracle” health care system the answer for America?

The Singapore model shows how liberal and conservative ideas can fuse.<p>When liberals talk about their health care utopia, they have scores of examples to choose from. Some name France’s high-performing multi-payer system (No. 1 on the World Health Organization’s rankings, in case you haven’t heard). …

How Humans Are Shaping Our Own Evolution

Magazine<p>Like other species, we are the products of millions of years of adaptation. Now we're taking matters into our own hands.<p><b>When I met the cyborg Neil Harbisson</b>, in Barcelona, he looked like any local hipster, except for the black antenna arching impressively from the back of his skull over his …

Books That Help Kids Know and Love Themselves

If you ask most parents, we’ll probably tell you that we want our kids to know who they are and to love themselves. Because it’s both, right? We want …

10 Underrated Audiobooks You Should Listen To

This post is sponsored by Playster.Playster is the world’s first all-in-one entertainment service. It takes care of everything — ebooks, audiobooks, …

11 self-care tips after a stressful day at work

“Powerful avalanches begin with small shifts.” — Pamela McFarland Walsh<p>Self-care is hardest in the moments when we need it the most. When we are …