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170+ Courses Starting at Stanford Continuing Studies This Week: Explore the Catalogue of Campus and Online Courses

Quick fyi: I spend my days at Stanford Continuing Studies, where we've developed a rich lineup of online courses, many of which will get started this …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days while traveling at up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or sometimes weeks to receive the images, but the wait is worth it. The latest batch of photos features swirling, …

Astronomy

The Ultimate Smoked Prime Rib Roast Recipe | Hey Grill, Hey

Preheat your grill to 225 degrees F.<p>While the grill is warming up, prepare your roast. Trim any excess fat from the top of the roast down to 1/4 inch …

Trump is a ‘crony capitalist,’ says GOP Senator Flake

Republican senator Jeff Flake's new book, “Conscience of a Conservative,” bashes President Trump for just about everything, but some of the harshest criticism in the book's 160 scathing pages is reserved for Trump's economic “plan.”<p>In Flake's eyes, Trumponomics is huge mistake. It shows the GOP has …

Republicans

Beautiful churches around the world

Throughout the world, faith inspires beauty. Here, we taking a look at 45 of the world's most beautiful churches and cathedrals. Getty Images/iStockphoto<p>The neo-Gothic Las Laras Sanctuary sits perched on a bridge spanning a deep river gorge in southern Colombia -- one of South America's most …

The Straight Talker

Leszek Kolakowski died a couple of weeks ago. He was a philosopher, a man of letters, historian of ideas. He lived the 20th-century life. It sucked. …

Bertrand Russell on Power-Knowledge vs. Love-Knowledge, the Two Faces of Science, and What Makes Life Satisfying

“In all forms of love we wish to have knowledge of what is loved, not for purposes of power but for the ecstasy of contemplation… This may indeed be made the touchstone of any love that is valuable.”<p><i>“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge, nor</i> …

Three key lessons from the Pope's surprise TED talk

<b>(CNN) —</b> For all the talk about Pope Francis' techno-savvy -- and 10 million Twitter followers ain't bad for a 80-year-old churchman -- he doesn't seem sold on Silicon Valley's endless promises.<p>As he wrote in his 2016 encyclical, Laudato Si, all those tweets and selfies can add up to a big pile of …

CNN

The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

K-5 iPad Apps to Evaluate Creating: Part Six of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy is a series of useful posts at Edutopia.<p>Bloom’s Taxonomy and iPad Apps is a …

Celebrate Poetry Month: 28 Breathtaking Poetry Books to Read Now

When Itzhak Rabin, Yasser Arafat, and Shimon Peres were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994, as part of his acceptance lecture, Rabin read from Amichai’s poem, “God Takes Pity on Kindergarten Children.” In addition to the effects of war on children, Amichai’s poetry also explored …

Literature

I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

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Inside Oliver Sacks’s Creative Process: The Beloved Writer’s Never-Before-Seen Manuscripts, Brainstorm Sheets, and Notes on Writing, Creativity, and the Brain

Inside the “buzzing, blooming chaos” of a brilliant mind at work.<p><i>“The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing… a special, indispensable form of talking to myself,”</i> Oliver Sacks wrote as he reflected on storytelling and the curious …

Literature

Conservative forces clash in Trump's early days

NEW YORK (AP) — Milo Yiannopoulos represented the conservative movement's struggle with powerful and conflicting forces in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency, even before he lost his job and speaking slot in this week's Conservative Political Action Conference.<p>The 33-year-old British …

Donald Trump

In a new letter, Pope Francis tells activists to stand up to populists

Pope Francis isn't taking the Trump party line.<p>Just days before the election, he cautioned against “social walls” and “false prophets” fueling fear and intolerance in politics. “No tyranny finds support without tapping into our fears,” Francis said. “This is key. Hence, all tyranny is terrorist.”<p>On …

Rights & Freedoms

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes, oil, apples, syrup, lemon zest and juice, chopped thyme, 1 1/2 tsp. …

30 Minute Cajun Salmon with Salted Lime Butter.

I’ve got a super simple, healthy and ridiculously flavorful dinner for you!Riiiight here. Cue all the exclamation points.I often wonder if literary …

Seafood

You can now take a course at the world’s best universities for free. Here’s how that happened

Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content<p>The University of Oxford has unveiled its first massive open online course (Mooc), becoming the latest prestigious …

Quarter of inmates could have been spared prison without risk, study says

Study of 1.5 million prisoners finds that drug treatment, community service, probation or fines would have served as more effective sentences for many<p>A quarter of the US prison population, about 364,000 inmates, could have been spared imprisonment without meaningfully threatening public safety or …

Maysville's Historic Transparent Pie

<i>This recipe was updated on 10/14/17.</i><p>Okay friends….stop right where you are….no this isn’t a picture of a piece of “Pecan Pie” without the nuts…nor is …

Baking

Down

This Southern side dish fits in perfectly with your beautiful Thanksgiving dinner. Replace canned creamed corn with this tasty casserole of fresh …

Carl Sagan on Moving Beyond Us vs. Them, Bridging Conviction with Compassion, and Meeting Ignorance with Kindness

“In the course of looking deeply within ourselves, we may challenge notions that give comfort before the terrors of the world.”<p><i>“Unless we are very, very careful,”</i> wrote psychologist-turned-artist Anne Truitt in contemplating compassion and the cure for our chronic self-righteousness, <i>“we doom each</i> …

Critical Thinking

What It Looks Like to Have Mercy for Prisoners

Why we have to pay attention to the prison systemWe cage things we don’t understand. We take away names, replace them for numbers and call the locked …

Compassion
CNN

Moral Courage at Knifepoint: One Man’s Remarkable Response to His Mugger Reminds Us of What Is Best in Us

An extraordinary true story that amplifies love over hate and empathy over fear.<p><i>“You’ve got to tell the world how to treat you,”</i> James Baldwin proclaimed in his timely 1970 conversation with Margaret Mead about identity. <i>“If the world tells you how you are going to be treated, you are in trouble.”</i> …

James Baldwin

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken Piccata (WITH VIDEO)

In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and parmesan cheese. Season the chicken with salt and pepper; dredge in the flour mixture; shake off excess and …

Recipes

Potatoes Aren’t The Only Thing You Can Hasselback...This Pork Dish Is Amazing!

Slow Cooker Hasselback Apple Pork Loin<p>Save<p>It sometimes feels like chicken or beef are the only way to go, but every time we cook pork we’re reminded …