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“It’s the Story of a Person Who Was Mistreated by Her Father”: Inside Shari Redstone’s Twisted Plot to Breed CBS and Viacom

Does the fate of a potential $14 billion Wall Street merger all come down to Shari Redstone’s feud with her father?<p>The shotgun re-marriage of CBS and Viacom is proceeding apace. But while the respective companies’ boards of directors grapple with exchange ratios, fairness opinions, the amount and …

Media Industry

The Smart Girl’s Guide to Healthy, Well-Groomed Pubic Hair

You’ve got the hairy questions, we’ve got the answers<p>From the moment we sprout our first wiry hairs, we’re conditioned to think they should be …

Threading

How to record Apple TV on your Mac, wirelessly

Today we’re going to learn how to record a movie that’s playing on your Apple TV direct to your Mac, with no wires required, no weird hacks, and not even any third-party software. The tools are all built into every Mac that ships. To record a movie off the “screen” of your Apple TV, you’re going to …

Smart TV

The Walls That Hillary Clinton Created

<b>CHASING HILLARY</b> <b><br>Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling</b><br>By Amy Chozick<br>382 pp. Harper/HarperCollins Publishers. $27.99.<p>For many female journalists, covering the 2016 election meant facing a particular professional conundrum: Are you a reporter first, or a woman first? How …

Government

Ronan Farrow On #MeToo, Diplomacy, And The War On Peace - 1A

American Myths<p>The diplomat was not always an endangered species. Those who hold the profession in reverence point out that it once flourished, upheld …

Geopolitics

New Brunswick Liberal calls for federal study of Canada’s endangered whales

A New Brunswick member of Parliament is calling for a federal study to take a closer look at the state of Canada’s endangered whales.<p>Karen Ludwig, the Liberal member for New Brunswick Southwest, has tabled a private member’s bill that is expected to be debated in the House of Commons on …

Canada

New school curriculum engages Filipino-Canadian students with lessons on immigrant life and culture | The Star

The effort was prompted by research from York University geography professor Philip Kelly, who found children of Filipino immigrants often had lower …

Education

Neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt: ‘An interface between mind and machine will happen’

The US researcher – and sci-fi author – on how brain implants will drive the next turning point in human evolution<p><b>Dr Eric C Leuthardt, 45, is a neurosurgeon at Washington University in St Louis. He is also the co-founder of NeuroLutions, a research laboratory developing direct</b> <b>interfaces between</b> …

Singularity

One woman’s unusual method for defying incurable cancer

Not long ago, I returned from a weekend in Paris with seven amazingly supportive female friends wearing a vintage black wool hooded Chanel coat with white satin lining. Today, one of those wonderful friends, Casey, drives me, wrapped in that gorgeous coat, to a cancer center for the clinical trial …

Cancer

The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, who started Theranos when she was 19 and became the world's youngest female billionaire before it all came crashing down

These days, blood-testing startup Theranos is on its last legs.<p>But in 2014, the billion-dollar company and its CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, were on top of the world. Back then, Theranos was a revolutionary idea thought up by a woman hailed as a genius who styled herself as a female Steve Jobs. Holmes was …

Silicon Valley

MakerBot Rolls Out Certification Program to Train Teachers to Develop Their Own 3D Printing Curriculum

For the last two years, desktop 3D printer mainstay MakerBot has had a special focus on education, from helping current professionals further their …

3D Printing

Revealed: The 50 people, projects and products shaping the UK's ed tech

In 2017, we saw innovative, creative and exciting educational technology transform teaching and learning throughout the UK's schools.<p>From vlogging …

Education Technology

'Technology means teaching in 2018 is different – and we need to adapt'

I was 16 years old in 2002, studying at a sixth-form college, with no Facebook, no Twitter and no smartphones. Google was around, but it took a few …

Teaching

New Bird of Paradise Species Has Smooth Dance Moves

To woo a female, this bird flips up his cape, puffs out his chest, and shimmies his little feet.<p>It's hard to find a more superb bird than the superb bird of paradise.<p>Males have an elaborate courtship ritual, during which they spread out their black cape until only a bright blue breast plate and …

Birds

Daughter Freezes Up During Talent Show, Mom Rescues Her In The Sweetest Way

Viral video of a mom helping her daughter finish a talent show performance has us all in tears<p>Every now and then, a viral video comes through our …

Parenting

KQED

Instructional video is a key component of many flipped learning classrooms, but even if you aren’t flipping, adding video to your classroom …

Education Technology

AI has already started reshaping the Special Education

Educational technology is not a new concept, technology has been widely used in education for decades. However, like in every other area of our lives from shopping to the dating, AI has infiltrated in education and started to be taking it one step further.<p>Nowadays, there are plenty of AI based …

Artificial Intelligence

I guess the lesson here is: don’t get divorced.

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her</i> …

Divorce

‘I was a teacher for 17 years, but I couldn’t read or write’

<b>John Corcoran grew up in New Mexico in the US during the 1940s and 50s. One of six siblings, he graduated from high school, went on to university, and became a teacher in the 1960s - a job he held for 17 years. But, as he explains here, he hid an extraordinary secret.</b><p>When I was a child I was told …

Teaching

Every “Best Practice” in Education Was Once an Innovation

Adam Grant recently tweeted this article, focusing on the importance of theory and delving into the unknown for science. It is a fascinating read, …

Education

All the Charming Things Your Childhood Heroes Sent You

Heartwarming correspondence between Atlas Obscura readers and the famous people they admire.<p>Not so long ago, writing physical fan letters was just …

Ann Arbor

Watch a boy's heart-rending tribute to the Humboldt Broncos

As Humboldt, Saskatchewan grieves the loss of 16 people in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, the rest of Canada pays tribute.<p>Nearly a week after the …

Humboldt Broncos

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Incompetent People Think They Are Superior

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art

<i>Excerpt from You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education by Sir Ken Robinson, Ph. D and Lou Aronica, published on March 13,</i> …

Education

Evidence Shows Students Still Learn More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens

Print's not dead.<p>Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, …

Education Technology

Sunday Reading: The World of Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith published her first story in <i>The New Yorker</i> in December of 1999, when she was twenty-four. Her début novel, “White Teeth,” had recently been released in the U.K. and would soon come out in the United States. In the same issue, the magazine reprinted part of a column by James Thurber, …

Books

One Sister's Heartfelt Message About Her 3 Brothers With Autism Goes Viral for the Best Reason

Ali's viral Facebook post about her beloved Michael, Anthony, and Luke packs a powerful message about the ASD community.<p>Long Island native Ali Carbone attributes a lot of who she is to Michael, 24, Anthony, 18, and Luke, 16—her three little brothers who have autism. The now 26-year-old's deep …

Autism

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

Sexual Harassment

‘It made me feel indignant and angry’: Ontario Premier recalls discrimination because of her sexuality

It initially startled her, but just as the words began to set in, Kathleen Wynne realized she was stepping into a new world.<p>Wynne said she was 37 …

Canada

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Science Says Nag the Heck Out of Them

For tweens, eye-rolling and backtalk really means, 'Thank you for the helpful advice. I shall endeavor to act accordingly.'<p>Someday, my daughter is going to kill me for this one, but it's a story that will vindicate parents everywhere.<p>Researchers in the United Kingdom say parents' super-high …

Parenting