Paul Lamothe

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‘Americans are Being Held Hostage and Terrorized by the Fringes’

An exit interview with the American Enterprise Institute’s Arthur Brooks.<p>Arthur Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, the center-right Washington think tank that has, amid a decade of turmoil inside the Republican Party, remained a sober, respected voice on matters of …

Bernie Sanders

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

Millions of Students Are Quietly Being Taught the Koch Brothers’ Whitewashed Version of Black History

Cash-strapped social studies teachers across America have discovered an exciting new resource that provides lesson plans, study materials and even …

Sask. prof discusses ‘whiteness’ with Trent University students in Peterborough

A professor at the University of Regina says backlash leading up to his presentation “It’s Okay to be (Against) White(ness)” at Trent University was …

Trent University

He fell and smashed his head. She stopped when no one would. Now their story’s gone global

One B.C. woman is hoping to make the world a kinder place by telling the story of how she met a man named Sid.<p>Mariam Roya was leaving the Superstore …

Medicine

Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

A relatively small number of fossil fuel producers and their investors could hold the key to tackling climate change<p>Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report.<p>The Carbon Majors Report (pdf) “pinpoints how a …

Fossil Fuels

Trench Art of the Great War

August 2009 | During World War I the popular French magazine <i>Le Pays de France</i> sponsored a series of competitions for the best art pieces created by …

Land Battles - The Somme | Canada and the First World War

The four-month Battle of the Somme was fought from 1 July to 18 November 1916. Allied commanders sought to relieve pressure on the French defenders …

World War I

Here's Einstein's Advice to His Son on How to Accelerate Learning

The genius offered simple, enjoyable advice to his young son on how to learn more quickly.<p>Geniuses might be distinguished by their ability to grasp incredible complexity, but that doesn't mean if you somehow managed to corner one the greatest minds in history for a chat you'd be perplexed by what …

Albert Einstein

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

A domino can knock over another domino about 1.5x larger than itself. A chain of dominoes of increasing size makes a kind of mechanical chain …

A Roman Empire Subway Map of their 250,000 Mile Road Network

Map Created by Sasha Trubetskoy Self-proclaimed geography and data nerd Sasha Trubetskoy recently created a subway-style map of the major Roman …

Surviving Winter in the Middle Ages

Pavel Sapozhnikov and his goat, Glasha, surviving a harsh Russian winter living as people did in the ninth century. Photo courtesy of Alone in the …

What if jobs are not the solution but the problem? – James Livingston

Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries – since, say, 1650 – we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, …

CIA Releases Declassified Maps from 75 Years of Intelligence Cartography

The Cartography Center of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) started in October of 1941 with hand-drawn maps that plotted the geographic data of …

What the Tech? 12 Tech Terms to Know Right Now

<b>Unlock the mysteries of the “cloud” and “IOT,” learn the difference between augmented and virtual realities and find out what “Merged Reality” means.</b> …

How to Talk to Someone You Hate

If more people learned the art, we'd have a lot less sound and fury in this country.<p>It was hate on first sight. This dude was sitting in an airport restaurant, eating huevos rancheros (he later called it "wetback food") when my friend Heather and I walked in. Turns out the guy was Heather's …

3D embryo atlas reveals human development in unprecedented detail

Digital model will aid vital research, offering chance chance to explore intricate changes occurring in the first weeks of life<p>The beautiful and otherworldly development of the human embryo has been revealed in unprecedented detail in an interactive three-dimensional atlas.<p>The digital models, built …

Prenatal Development

The Shirk Report – Volume 396

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. …

Virtual reality to aid Auschwitz war trials of concentration camp guards

<b>On 20 November, 1945 the Nuremberg trials began - the military tribunals called to prosecute Nazi war criminals closely involved in the Holocaust.</b><p>Now, 71 years later, that work continues through the Bavarian State criminal office (LKA) in Munich, that has created a virtual reality version of the …

How to Use Evernote with Google Calendar for Maximum Benefits

Having a digital calendar is practically a necessity when dealing with modern life. Whether you use it as a makeshift to-do list, or whether you …

How Breathing Changes Your Brain And Other Tips For Getting Mindful In The Madness

“Take a deep breath.” It’s what your mom told you when you were hyperventilating about some disastrous situation as a kid—maybe a fall off a bike or …

10 Ideas for Using Comics In Your Classroom

Over the last couple of months I've shared a handful of tools that students can use to create comics. I even conducted a webinar on the topic last …

These Photos of Vintage Beauty Products Are Absolutely Fascinating

With technology changing at an ever-increasing rate, it's easy to forget how far we've come in such a short period of time. According to a theory …

Inventions

5 Ways To Help Students Ask Better Questions

<b>5 Ways To Help Students Ask Better Questions</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>There’s nothing I care more about than students, and there are few things I think can serve …

Unlock The Library - History Extra

My account<p>The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine<p>Menu<p>We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. …

If you want to be a better person, find something to do outside of work

As a child, I watched birds. While other boys threw themselves into communal sports or sealed lifelong friendships at sleepovers, I spent my weekends alone on the quaggy, wind-barracked reaches of South Coast estuaries, or dragging my long-suffering family around the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in …

Why Are Babies So Dumb If Humans Are So Smart?

As a species, humans are incredibly smart. We tell stories, create magnificent art and astounding technology, build cities, and explore space. We haven’t been around nearly as long as many other species, but in many respects we’ve accomplished more than any have before us. We eat them and they …