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A Map Showing the Varied Origins of Predominant Accents Used In Specific Parts of the United States

In a lexical episode of Science Insider, narrator David Anderson maps out the rather varied origins of some of the most predominant accents that are …

United States

I asked 12 authors to share the book that changed their life, and their responses are deeply moving

Everybody has that one book. The one that came along at the exact right moment and made you feel comforted, heard, inspired, or less alone. It’s not …

Books

'Am I in the bad part of town?' Tourists shocked by what they see on San Francisco streets

It's something many San Franciscans see on a daily basis, outside their homes or offices and during their commutes. For better or for worse, locals are used to walking by crime scenes, have seen open injection drug use, and have witnessed mental health episodes firsthand.<p>But when a tourist lands at …

San Francisco

He wanted to help kids learn. Now, his startup serves 90% of classrooms

When Matthew Gross saw his second-grade son struggling to read, he knew he wanted to do something to make learning more engaging and fun.<p>At the time, the former teacher was working for Regents Research Fund, which was helping to develop the Common Core education program for New York State and he …

Education

Feds reassemble shredded docs, access encrypted messages from Michael Cohen raids

Federal prosecutors in New York revealed on Friday that they had pieced back together shredded documents found during search-warrant raids in April targeting Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney.<p>Lawyers from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan also said they’d …

Donald Trump

Trump's Unhinged Fox News Interview on the White House Lawn Was Frightening

Donald Trump has exhibited authoritarian impulses since the early days of his campaign. But the president's recent meeting with Kim Jong-un seems to …

Donald Trump

Judge in Emoluments Case Questions Defense of Trump’s Hotel Profits

GREENBELT, Md. — A federal judge on Monday sharply criticized the Justice Department’s argument that President Trump’s financial interest in his company’s hotel in downtown Washington is constitutional, a fresh sign that the judge may soon rule against the president in a historic case that could …

U.S. Department of Justice

Trump, Welcoming a ‘Terrific Relationship,’ Opens Talks With North Korea’s Leader

SINGAPORE — President Trump shook hands with Kim Jong-un of North Korea on Tuesday and offered a major concession during the first summit meeting between their nations, a momentous step in an improbable courtship between the world’s largest nuclear power and the most reclusive one.<p>Brash, impulsive …

North Korea

Here’s How to Write a Book in 100 Days: 10 Steps

“Have you ever had a great book idea, tried to write it, and then failed?” I’ve asked this question to thousands of writers, and over eighty percent …

Writing

Trump Can’t Be Indicted. Can He Be Subpoenaed?

Can President Trump be compelled to testify in response to a criminal subpoena and, even more consequentially, can a sitting president be criminally indicted? In a confidential letter for the special counsel, Robert Mueller, Mr. Trump’s lawyers lay out an aggressive defense against the special …

Donald Trump

Democrats are the last hope against Trump-era chaos and lies: Republican strategist

The press is overwhelmed by Trump's chaos and lies, making Democrats the last line of defense. I'm a Republican begging them to step up. Nothing else matters if they don't.<p>If you weren't paying close attention the week before last, you might have concluded that Jared Kushner had just met with …

Donald Trump

Buying Property in Portugal as a Non-Resident

From taxes to average prices and down payments., here’s what you need to know<p>By Ariel Ramchandani<p>Recently, the sun has been shining brightly on …

Real Estate

Trump's 'cruel' measures pushing US inequality to dangerous level, UN warns

The policies pursued over the past year seem deliberately designed to remove basic protections from the poorest Philip Alston<p>Donald Trump is deliberately forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin, cruelly depriving them of food and other basic protections while lavishing vast riches on the …

Economics

How A California Farming Community Is Leading The Global Shift To Competency

An hour drive through farm country southeast of Fresno is the small town of Lindsay. It’s the unlikely home to one of the most innovative school districts in America.<p>Lindsay Unified School District (<b>@</b>Lindsay_USD) has a student population of 4,100. Nearly half of the learners are new to English and …

Pedagogy

Woman Invites 6th Grade Teacher to Her Harvard Graduation, as Requested on a 1997 Report Card

In 1997, Christin Gilmer received her end-of-the-year report card from her sixth grade teacher, Judith Toensing, which read: "It has been a joy to have you in class. Keep up the good work! Invite me to your Harvard graduation!" Christin kept that fourth-quarter report card for the last 21 years and …

Public Health

50 Must-Read Books with Gorgeous Writing

We book lovers read so much, and so widely, that we’ve seen it all. The good, the bad, the so-bad-it’s-good, the meh, the life changing. And we’ve …

Books

Dutch education system

The Netherlands has a strong, well-balanced education system. <b>Day care</b> is available for very young children, typically from 0 to 4 years old. Some may …

Education

Sir Ken Robinson: ‘The education system is a dangerous myth’

I’m often asked the same questions: what’s going wrong in education? Why? If you could reinvent education, what would it look like? Would you have …

Education

Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips

Our favorite Bay Area day trips<p>Sometimes a day trip can be just as rejuvenating as a bigger vacation. Fortunately for us, the Bay Area has seemingly endless mini getaway options within a 1-to-3 hour drive.<p>One of the many things we love about living in the Bay Area is how quickly we can find a …

Santa Cruz

This 12-Week Workout Plan From a Trainer Is Designed to Help You Lose Weight

When you're starting off on a weight-loss journey, it can feel overwhelming to know how to proceed. But we've got you! Ridge Davis, a personal trainer in West Hollywood, CA, put together an exclusive weight-loss plan for POPSUGAR, and there's no way you <i>won't</i> get fit AF if you follow his …

Workouts

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

The 50 most commonly assigned works of literature at top US colleges

US students are starting their summer vacation, which means a brief respite from stacks of required reading. For college kids, that’s three months without any Sophocles, Milton, or Woolf.<p>The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is an online database with 1 million university curricula collected by scraping …

Literature

Goldfish on Vacation Leads Children on an Unexpected Journey Connecting Generations

Some books are the type that you read, put down, and forget all about. Other books have characters who stick with you long after you turn the last …

Siblings

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

The Brain

Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them

Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and documents. This is currently only available …

App Store

Most institutions say they value teaching but how they assess it tells a different story

Research is reviewed in a rigorous manner, by expert peers. Yet teaching is often reviewed only or mostly by pedagogical non-experts: students. …

Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Most Wonderful, Whimsical Children’s Books

It’s hard not to use up all the adjectives when trying to describe what makes Amy Krause Rosenthal’s books so special. Whimsical, touching, witty, …

Bill Gates Says Every Manager Should Read This Book

The Bill Gates book club has a new addition.<p>The co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Gates Foundation has written a testimonial for John …

'Eleanor Oliphant's is Completely Fine' crowned Book of the Year

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, the debut novel that became a publishing sensation, has been named Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.<p>The word-of-mouth hit is a study of loneliness, with a central character who struggles to interact with colleagues and spends each weekend alone in her …

Books

24 Splurge-Worthy Beauty Products You'll Never Regret Spending The Money On

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