Ryan Schroeder

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How Finland Starts the School Year

The global education pioneer eases students into the classroom.<p>Heading into my first year of teaching in Helsinki I felt pretty nervous. One of my graduate-school professors—an award-winning math teacher—had warned me that Finnish students were academically advanced, especially in math.* Indeed, …

In His Words: 19 Notable Thoughts From Donald Trump

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — One line or riff alone did not encapsulate Donald Trump’s campaign rally here late Saturday night. Thousands gathered in a stuffy, sweaty gym at Sacred Heart University to hear their candidate opine on a large list of diverse and meandering topics.<p>Here’s a list of the top 19 …

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Business (Canada)

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Books

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20 Authors’ First Books to Read in Your Twenties

Is there any better time to be a reader than in your twenties?<p>Freed from the assigned reading lists of the first two decades of your life, but with plenty of room left in your brain for new stories and ideas, you may never be more receptive to the book that will change your life than you are in …

Literature

The 20 best movies on Amazon Prime you've probably never heard of

Netflix isn't the only one in the streaming business.<p>With Amazon Prime, you can buy a discounted pair of sneakers and stream some great movies as well.<p>Amazon Prime contains a wide selection of new and old movies. To be honest, they are better than some of their competitors at getting new movies not …

10 Donald Trump Quotes That Should Horrify His Evangelical Supporters

This is how far Trump and his supporters have departed from the gospel.<p>After months of campaigning, flip-flopping on important issues, and generally wreaking havoc on the party that for decades has presented itself as defenders of Christian America, Donald Trump took to the stage at the Republican …

Largest ever map of the universe points to mysterious ‘dark energy’

The largest ever 3D map of the universe strengthens astronomers’ belief that three quarters of the cosmos is made of an unknown substance: ‘dark energy’<p>It is hard to know whether it’s a success or a failure but modern astronomy tells us that almost three quarters of the universe is in the form of …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Why I'm Going To Meditate Every Day For A Year

Some monks believe that meditation can change the global frequency of the world. By meditating and chanting for peace and compassion, the global …

Meditation