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What We’ve Learned Works in Global Education After Educating 10 Million Children

<b>by Erin Ganju, Co-founder and CEO,</b> <b>Room to Read</b><p>We <b>founded Room to Read on the belief</b> that World Changes Starts with Educated Children. That if you can …

Dear White Professors: You Must Teach a Course on Race

Six years ago, I taught my first course focused on race at a small, northeast liberal arts college. The goal of the course was to explore how we talk about race in K-16 education, my academic field of study. I remember being really nervous before the semester started, questioning how my being white …

Education

College And University Accreditation Changes Imminent

College accreditation exists to ensure higher education institutions meet basic standards, helping protect both students and taxpayers.<p>Because institutions must be accredited for students to be eligible for federal student aid and loans, accrediting agencies are one of the first lines of defense …

It’s wrong to blame immigrants for lowering schools’ performance

Immigrant children do not negatively affect school performance in their host country, a new OECD (pdf) report finds. But higher concentrations of disadvantaged students in schools hinders the achievement of both immigrants and non-immigrants.<p>The OECD, which runs the global PISA tests, examined …

There are concerns that Anonymous' war on ISIS is doing more harm than good

But not everyone is thrilled about this.<p>There are growing concerns that, while well-intentioned, Anonymous' attempts to battle the militant Jihadist group are doing more harm than good.<p>"Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down."<p>After the Paris terror attacks on Friday — that left more …

Terrorism

An Iraq War veteran who works at KFC nails the minimum wage debate

Video of an Iraq War veteran's emotional testimony before the Atlanta Wage Board is going viral. The video of the former Marine has garnered nearly one million views on Facebook and more than 23,000 shares.<p>"I don't want my son to look at me like I'm something less because I have to work for $7.25. …

Sen. Graham pushes sweeping war authorization measure

Sen. Lindsey Graham will introduce an authorization of military force to declare war on the Islamic State on Wednesday, an open-ended proposal that contains no limitations on deploying ground troops or geographic scope.<p>The move from the South Carolina Republican, a longshot presidential candidate, …

Be the Light to the World

The beast system in Lithuania is in full swing. There’s a huge difference between the way that this country was thirteen years ago when I left it, …

Books

The Music of the Body

“Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.” – Sting<p>When the body is working as it should, it is like a great symphony. Master …

Daily Meditation: Honoring Nature

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features a gong performance by David Leclerc, dedicated to honoring the spirit of nature. …

10 Almost Effortless Ways To Bring Good Vibes Into Your Life

I used to view my spirituality as a quirky, weird secret that I had to hide. Today, with the rise of mainstream yoga, crystal jewelry, mass …

7 Secrets To Knowing Your Higher Self

bodymindsoulspirit | December 13, 2017 | 1 Comment<p>by Asoka Selvarajah, PhD.,<p>Each of us is connected with the Divine. The Higher Self within us far …

See India Through Steve McCurry's Lens

Father and daughter on Dal Lake. Srinagar, Kashmir, 1996<br>Steve McCurry<p>1 of 28<p>When Magnum photographer Steve McCurry left for India in 1978, he brought …

I Photograph Dewdrops That Look Like Miniature Multiverses

Look closely at the dewdrops on a spiderweb. It’s like looking at a miniature multiverse. Each drop contains its own universe and each universe is …

Greek Farmers Protest Tax Increase

Social Security

What students of color are fighting for on college campuses

When I was 19 years old, I was turned away from a party because I am black. I was standing at the door of a fraternity on the University of Southern California's Greek Row. I'd arranged to meet a friend there. I expected to walk through the door with ease, the way students do at student parties at …

College & University

Suspected architect of Paris attacks is dead, 2 senior European officials say

By Souad Mekhennet ,<p>Souad Mekhennet<p>Reporter covering national security, Middle East, North Africa, terrorism, Europe.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Anthony Faiola and<p>Anthony Faiola<p>Correspondent covering Latin America, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, human rights, poverty, globalization and economics<p>Email Bio …

France

Adventure Photo of the Week

Travel Photo of the Week

National Parks

Why dogs are a camper's best friend

Getting out into the countryside and letting your dog bound about freely (provided no sheep are nearby) is one of the best things about owning one.<p>You only need to look at the Instagram feed Camping with Dogs - packed with images of canines wrapped snugly in blankets, peering forlornly through tent …

The Myth of Authentic Travel

When I first stepped onto Khao San Road, the main backpacker drag in Bangkok, I was a little overwhelmed. I had arrived after weeks spent cycling alone in the Thai countryside, winding through rolling hills, beside acres of fields filled with rice and corn, passing by bustling towns and cities …

GOP Candidates Prep for Debate: Pictures

14 Years After 9/11 - Are We Safer?

Our nation commemorated the fourteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks by mourning the tragic loss of over 3000 people. Not only was that day a national tragedy; it was a personal tragedy for thousands of families of all races and religions.<p>But as we honor their memory, we should also ask …

10 stunning underwater vintage photos - CNN Style

Written by Zahra Jamshed, CNN<p>A pioneer for underwater photography from the 1940's, Bruce Mozert's work challenged conventions by creating uncanny visuals of the American dream -- entirely underwater.<p>Bruce Mozert is also recognized for his work as a set photographer on iconic film projects such as …

11 Things I Learned from 20 Years of Lifting

Here are some surprising training do’s and don’ts from a leading exercise physiologist and strength coach<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> DeanSomerset.com<i>, the website of</i> <i>Dean Somerset, a personal trainer and exercise physiologist from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. His clientele ranges from joint</i> …

5 Furniture Arrangement Ideas That'll Make Your Home Look Professionally Designed

It's important that your living areas feel warm and inviting to guests without being overcrowded. In spacious living areas, I like to use large area rugs and place the front legs of my sofas along the outer borders of the rug. This allows ample space for a beautiful coffee table and room for guests …

Reminders of Nazi Germany in Berlin

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>Berlin, the capital of Germany, holds a unique and sad chapter in the world history books. While the modern city is home to a plethora of cultural and educational institutions, Berlin during World War II was a significantly different place. When Hitler and the Nazi Party …

Bundestag

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Siblings