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Why Should We Protect Sharks?

Sharks have a fierce reputation. There are actually about 400 species of sharks, and not all (not even most) attack humans. Movies like <i>Jaws,</i> shark …

Oceans

Why Buses Don't Have Seatbelts

It is now mandatory in all states to wear seatbelts while in a car as either a driver or passenger. In addition, it is also mandatory for infants and …

Transportation

The Secret to Writing Great Headlines for Your News Stories

You've edited a news story for grammar, AP Style, content and so on, and are laying it out on the page, or about to upload it to your website. Now …

Writing

Citizen Journalism

Citizen Journalism and the Power and Perils of Independent Reporting<p>Citizen journalism includes private individuals essentially performing the same …

Journalism

What Makes a Story Newsworthy

Factors Journalists Use to Gauge How Big a Story Is<p>Do you want to start covering stories as a reporter, maybe as a student working on a school paper …

Journalism

5 Types of Feature Stories for Journalists

From Profiles to Live-Ins<p>Just as there are different kinds of hard-news stories in the journalism world, there are lots of different kinds of …

Storytelling

How Much Do Journalists Make?

What You Can Expect to Earn In the News Business<p>What kind of salary can you expect to make as a journalist? If you've spent any time at all in the …

Journalism

The Difference Between Broadsheet and Tabloid Newspapers

In the world of print journalism, there are two main formats for newspapers - broadsheets and tabloids. Strictly speaking, those terms refer to the …

Journalism

How to Use Attribution Correctly as a Reporter

And Why It's Important<p>Attribution simply means telling your readers where the information in your story comes from, as well as who is being quoted. …

Analytics

What Is a News Lede -- and How to Write a Great One

Snappy Ledes Tell Who, What, When, Where, Why and How<p>The lede -- that’s how journalists spell it -- is the first paragraph of any news story. It’s …

Crime

The US Midterm Elections and Their Importance

Changing the Political Face of Congress<p>The U.S. midterm elections give Americans the opportunity to rearrange the political makeup of the U.S. …

Government

How to Alphabetize a List in Microsoft Word

This useful function is easy to learn<p>Microsoft Word includes a functionality to instantly alphabetize any list. You can alphabetize anything from a …

Microsoft Word

How to Overcome Math Anxiety

Overcoming the Fear of Math<p>Do you feel a little flushed when you think about doing math homework? Do you think you're no good at math? If you find …

Mathematics

Biology: The Study of Life

What is biology? Simply put, it is the study of life, in all of its grandeur. Biology concerns all life forms, from the very small algae to the very …

Biology

Government Shutdowns: Causes and Effects

When Congress Cannot Agree on the Budget<p>Why would much of the U.S. federal government shutdown and what happens when it does?<p>The Cause of Government …

Government

Comparing What Science Says Race Is to How Society Defines It

Debunking the Ideas Behind This Construct<p>It's a common belief that race can be broken down into three categories: Negroid, Mongoloid and Caucasoid. …

Racism

The Life and Art of John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 - April 14, 1925) was the leading portrait painter of his era, known for representing the elegance and …

Art History

Introduction to Found Poetry

Reading and Writing Blackouts, Erasures, and Other Literary Remixes<p>Poetry is everywhere, and it hides in plain view. Everyday writing like catalogs …

Poetry

Understanding Equivalent Equations in Algebra

Working With Equivalent Systems of Linear Equations<p>Equivalent equations are systems of equations that have the same solutions. Identifying and …

Mathematics

Biography of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Meet the Astronomer Who First Explained White Dwarfs and Black Holes<p>Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995) was one of the giants of modern astronomy …

Physics

Academic Writing

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>The term <i>academic writing</i> refers to the forms of expository and argumentative prose used by university …

Writing

Can Humans Have Sex in Space?

One of the more popular questions fielded by astronauts is about hooking up in low-grav. Lots of speculation exists, but so far as anyone knows, …

Exploration

The Orgasm Gap

What It Is, Why It Exists, and What to Do About It<p>Gender disparities abound in our society. The gender pay gap, for starters, shows that the labor of …

Gender

The Most Disturbing War Films You've Never Seen

Most war films play it safe. They tantalize with us a quick cutaway shot of someone taking a bullet, they allude to carnage in the background, but as …

Roger Ebert

8 Printout Activities for Martin Luther King Day

01<p>of 09<p>Who Was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?<p>Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and a civil rights activist. He was born on January 15, …

Black History

15 Benefits of the Holy Basil (Tulsi) Herb

Surprising Health Benefits of Tulsi (Basil)<p>In the Hindu religious tradition, the tulsi, or holy basil, plant serves both as an important symbol and …

Alternative Medicine

Haiti's Slave Rebellion Prompted the Louisiana Purchase

Uprising By Slaves In Haiti Provided Unexpected Benefit to United States<p>A slave rebellion in Haiti helped the United States double in size at the …

Slavery

Women's Trade Union League - WTUL

Key Institution in Reforming Women's Working Conditions<p>The Women's Trade Union League, nearly forgotten in much of the mainstream, feminist and labor …

Women's History

Sample Letter of Recommendation

For an MBA Applicant<p>MBA applicants need to present at least one recommendation letter to admissions committees, though most schools ask for two or …

Creating Your College Wish List

Figuring out where to apply to college can be a major challenge. After all, there are over 3,000 four-year colleges in the United States, and each …

Students