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List of Top Conspiracy Theorists

List of Top Conspiracy Theorists<p>The following is a list of some of the most popular and influential individuals in the field of conspiracy research …

How to Motivate Students to Work Harder

In an era of rising academic standards, more kids than ever will struggle and fail. But research suggests new ways to help them thrive in the face of adversity.<p>Over the past five years, more than $200 million has gone toward launching the new Common Core standards, with the goal of closing …

The lost art of passwords: What we lost when hackers conquered the Internet

These days we’re adopting increasingly complex passwords to protect our information. Here’s what we’re giving up<p>News this week that Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion passwords makes me want to throw up my hands in resignation and change all my passwords back to “password.”<p>A security expert …

Miley Cyrus murdered “twerk”: When does slang finally die?

Hint: When richer, whiter, older people appropriate the language of the disenfrachised<p>When does slang die? Is it when your mom sends you a link to a TIME.com definition of “bae”? When “shade” becomes a <i>Jeopardy</i> question? When “selfie” beats “twerk” for word of the year? These words have become so …

How to tame a Trojan horse

PETER CLARKE, who used to spot terrorist plots for London’s Metropolitan Police, has confirmed that something ugly has been happening in Birmingham, …

Economics

11 chilling facts about America’s militarized police force

The war on terror has come home — and it’s wreaking havoc on innocent American lives<p>The “war on terror” has come home--and it’s wreaking havoc on innocent American lives. The culprit is the militarization of the police.<p>The weapons used in the “war on terror” that destroyed Afghanistan and Iraq have …

Policing

Why Do Rich People Refuse to Vaccinate Their Kids?

Why is anti-vaccination sentiment associated with the economic elite? Alex Seitz-Wald examines the question in <i>Salon</i>, in light of an uptick in parents …

Is the Name Kaffir Lime Racist? Why You May Want to Think Twice About Using That Term.

If you’re an American, you might not flinch when you hear a certain bumpy green citrus fruit referred to as a <i>kaffir lime</i>. But in many parts of the …

Cornel West