Raquel Araujo

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America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Mental Health

10 startups to watch from the 2015 Cleantech Forum

The 2015 Cleantech Forum brought together investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts from all over the world. Here are 10 cleantech startups that …

Clean Technology

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Clocking in at an insane 1,284 slides, the presentation includes such gems as:<p>"Important people like opening FedEx packages."<p>And:<p>"Let your inner child come out daily and silly dance."<p>Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku posted and mocked the slidedeck Wednesday and we've spotted some problems with it, too, but …

Why The Good Wife Is the Most Underrated Show on Television

When someone asks me for a recommendation for a new TV show, I never go for the obvious—<i>House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black</i>—but instead suggest they immediately start watching <i>The Good Wife,</i> which returns for its sixth season this Sunday. Invariably I get a response along the lines of: “<i>The Good</i> …

TV

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower | Inc.com

Willpower is <i>not</i> something you either have or you don't.<p>Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But that's probably not because they were born with some certain special something inside them--instead, they've found ways to …

Colorado court: Some pot cases can be overturned

DENVER — Colorado's second-highest court says some people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana can ask for those convictions to be thrown out under the law that legalized recreational marijuana in the state.<p>The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that people whose cases were …

5 Non-Boring Ways To Braid Your Hair, Explained In GIFs

If you're looking to spruce up your hair routine, look no further. We've rounded up five unique braids that will leave your friends in awe of your styling skills... <i>after</i> a little practice, at least.<p>But don't worry, we walk you through with step-by-step tutorials below that will show you how to do a …

$7,500 A Month! Look At The Insane Salaries Interns Earn At Top Tech Companies

Competition for talented software programmers and computer hardware engineers is so intense, interns can expect land salaries of $4,000 to well over $6,000 a month at some top tech companies, according to InternMatch, a site that helps students find paid internships.<p>One company even pays as much as …

Leadership for the Common Core

<b>Leadership for the Common Core: Urban Principals Respond</b><p>NAESP received 1,100 responses to a survey of all public school principals in 14 states …

The Smarter You Are, The Stupider You Are

Education is necessary if democracy is to flourish. What good is the free flow of information if people can't make sense of it? How can you vote your own interests if you don't understand the consequences of policy choices? How can you know what's best for you or your community?<p>A recent study by …

Where to Work in Education

There are many jobs to choose from within education, and a deep need for excellent people in all types of roles and at all types of organizations. I work in education entrepreneurship because it matches my work style, which centers around putting order to chaos, ideating and creating. You could …

Q&A: Melinda Gates Talks Teacher Quality

—Emile Wamsteker for Education Week<p>Education Week <i>Assistant Editor Stephen Sawchuk sat down last week in New York City with Melinda Gates, the</i> …

Chadwick Elementary wins national award

Chadwick Elementary School in Woodlawn is one of only four public schools in the nation to be honored with an award by the Education Trust, an …

4 Ways to Draw Customers Into Your Restaurant

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot of factors divide successful restaurants from those that don't last. While there is no easy answers, there are several things owners can do to give their businesses a competitive edge. Here are four tips for restaurant owners to …

Co.Lab Accelerator Gives Its First Class a Lesson in Pitching Educational Games

At Zynga’s headquarters in San Francisco last night, the NewSchools Venture Fund and the games company’s charity spinoff, Zynga.org, showed off the …

Alleged Silk Road Creator's New Lawyer Defended Guantanamo Detainee, NSA Target

For an attorney who’s spent a career defending some of the most high-profile terrorism cases, a client accused of merely running a billion-dollar online narcotics market and money-laundering scheme may be a welcome change.<p>New-York-based lawyer Joshua Dratel has been hired to defend Ross Ulbricht, …

Latina moms pull together so they can get their college degrees

SAN FRANCISCO — Lourdes Alarcón is what higher-education experts call a “non-traditional student.”<p>In other words, she isn’t a young person who went straight to college after high school. Originally from Bolivia, she is a thirty-something mom raising two kids — a seven-year-old boy and a …

4 Fast Ways To Make Your Weeknights Better, More Productive

Turning off all those screens can help you enjoy your after-work evenings. It’s true.<p>I love writing about what successful people do before breakfast. But I also think that the real sign of a mindful life is how people answer a different question: What should I do after dinner?<p>From studying hundreds …

'Reboot' Your Brain and Refresh Your Focus in 15 Minutes or Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever wish you could hit the reset button on your brain the way you do when you reboot your computer? Marissa Vicario, a New York-based certified health and wellness coach, says it's not only possible; it should be a regular part of your …

How I Became Rich Before 30 and How You Can Too

If there is one universal truth, it’s that everyone is looking to get rich quick. This probably explains why so many people are willing to believe …

K-12 schools are missing out on this edtech trend

A study by market research organization Ambient Insight says that edtech games are by and large not making their way into K-12 schools. The lead …

The $6 Fix That's Helping Low-Income Kids Go to College

A decade and a half ago, the ACT started giving test-takers four free score reports instead of three--a small change that's increased the number of poor students at selective schools.<p>Fewer than 30 percent of students from low-income families enroll in college. There are plenty of theories about …

20 Things I Learned From Traveling Around the World

<i>Travel for long enough and one day you wake up to realize: This is no longer a vacation, it's your life.</i><p>Over one year ago I quit my job and decided to travel around the world. This was both a dream 10 years in the making and one of the best decisions I've ever made.<p><i>Night train from Belgrade to …

A Woman Virtually Nobody Has Heard Of Is On The Verge Of Becoming The Most Powerful Woman In The World

<i>UPDATE: The U.S. Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to become the 15th chair of the Federal Reserve on Monday, Dec. 6, 2014.</i><p>It's looking increasingly likely that Ben Bernanke will no longer be the Chairman of the Federal Reserve at this time next year.<p>In an interview Monday, President Obama said …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

France votes to ban child beauty pageants

Lawmakers say it’s an attempt to prevent the early sexualization of girls<p>That's right: The French senate voted last night to outright ban child beauty pageants. I feel like maybe they've been watching too much Honey Boo Boo? Or not enough, depending on your perspective.<p>But seriously, the aim is to …