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Want To Get Girls And Minorities Into Coding? Stop Making Computer Science An Elective

White males are most likely to take computer science classes in high school because they have mostly white male role models to look up to. Maybe it’s time to start giving incentives for everyone to take the subject.<p>With this week’s star-studded “Hour of Code” and Computer Science Education Week, …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

iPads Improve Classroom Learning, Study Finds

Tablets can help students with tough concepts like space and time.<p><b>Just how big is the universe, how small is an atom, and how long have we humans lived on Earth, compared with dinosaurs? Such answers are better learned with an iPad, according to a new study that shows just how tablets tap</b> …

7 Facebook Statistics You Should Know For An Engaging Facebook Page

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the things we focus on most at Buffer is the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook. This is because we want to help you get more engagement with your audience, which is beneficial for everyone.<p>While the best time to post is definitely …

Netflix may have 20,000 or more customers in Australia—where it hasn’t even launched

Netflix counts more than 9 million customers as paying international subscribers, but there could be many more of them buried in its measure of US subscribers, which are approaching 30 million.<p>The internet streaming service has been available outside the US since 2010—first in Canada, the UK and …

Study Says Rich, White Parents Are Less Concerned About Online Safety

How concerned are you about your kids’ safety when it comes to the Internet? According to a collaborative study between Northwestern University and …

Line App Proves Instant Messaging Is Hot Stuff With Huge User Growth

Line is one of many instant messaging apps with skyrocketing popularity. But it seems to be growing especially fast. It now has over 300 million registered accounts, up from 200 million accounts on July 21st.<p>While we don’t know how many of the people who registered for new accounts are actually …

Census Aims To Bring Statistics Home With A New Mobile App

The U.S. Census Bureau keeps a vast and valuable store of anonymous statistics about Americans — their demographics, their neighborhoods, their professions, their households, and more.<p>Now the agency's putting that information in the palm of your hand.<p>The bureau on Tuesday announced the release of</i> …

Yes, Your Toddler Really Is Smarter Than A 5-Year-Old

Parents, does your 18-month-old seem wise beyond her years? Science says you're not fooling yourself.<p>Very small children can reason abstractly, researchers say, and are able to infer the relationships between objects that elude older children who get caught up on the concreteness of things.<p>In …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Improving Access to Education for Ethiopian Girls

Yerusan, 7, attends a school constructed<br>and supported by ChildFund in Metahara, Ethiopia.<br>Photo by Jake Lyell.<p>Although ensuring food security and …

Girl Up on Twitter: "51M children per year (mostly girls) under 5 not registered at birth. Advocate for them: http://t.co/ApgdiszrjD http://t.co/ncj8jt7wSr"

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School clubs help conflict-affected Syrian children access remedial education

DAMASCUS, Syria/AMMAN, Jordan, 21 November 2013 – Despite the extraordinary challenges of operating in the midst of conflict, UNICEF-supported school …

Dallas' Five Best Movie Theaters

The Angelika<p>dallasvideofest.wordpress.com<p><b>2.</b> <b>The Angelika</b> (5321 East Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75206) Tucked into Mockingbird Station (or into the …

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Judge's order lets same-sex couple marry early

A same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry this week, seven months before the state's new law goes into effect, after a federal court ordered that the Cook County clerk immediately issue them a license, officials said.<p>Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert will be issued their license early …

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Go to the content Go to the footer<p>News<p>54 exciting openings in Chicago in May<p>Get ready for the first (full) month of warm weather with our guide to …

Chicago Sun-Times may re-hire some photography staff

The Chicago Sun-Times looks like it may be partly reversing its actions from earlier this year, re-hiring some photographers. But it'll only be four …

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Articles about 7 bedrooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes …

Articles about 5 nyc home renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

When you are involved in building renovations, whether a small scale domestic renovation project or a large scale industrial job...<p>Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes root in a backyard corner, an aptly...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal …

Scenes from the Philippines: Post-earthquake, Post-typhoon

Wildlife<p>People wait patiently to receive emergency relief packs containing clean water, food, hygiene products, and essential medicine. Photo: Chai Apale/Project Seahorse.<i>Guest blog by Dr. Amanda Vincent, Director and Co-founder of Project Seahorse</i><p>It’s been an incredibly difficult few weeks for the …

Could Mockingjays From “The Hunger Games” Exist One Day?

Wildlife<p><b>Besides fire, the overwhelming symbol of this weekend’s blockbuster movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is of a steel-colored, mohawked bird with a pointed, hummingbird-like bill who trills melodiously.</b><p>Mockingjays are described as a cross between mockingbirds and “jabberjays,” a species …

Having Fun At Work? It Could Be Bad For Your Productivity

It might keep employees from quitting, though.<p>How much is too much fun on the job? Keeping employee morale up helps people stay productive, but there comes a point when having fun at work gets in the way of, you know, actually doing work. A new study from the <i>Cornell Hospitality Quarterly</i> attempts …

Articles about 8 modern apartment buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

When you live in an apartment, the surrounding city becomes an extension of your home. The nearby parks act as your backyard.<p>These modern gems are slated for demolition, in need of repair, or the subject of fundraising campaigns.<p>Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, …