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Ending Extracurricular Privilege

One man’s mission to make college admissions sane (and fair) again<p>One day in the summer of 2015, I sat in a small conference room in Tribeca, watching the reality show <i>Dance Moms</i> with Richard Weissbourd, a renowned Harvard psychologist. Weissbourd and I picked the show on the recommendation of a …

‘He Was Surprised as Anyone'

The most powerful office in the world is about to be handed to the relentless, instinctive Donald Trump. How will he handle it? Politico Magazine reconvened his biographers to assess a man who continues to surprise them.<p>There’s a tiny handful of people who know the story of Donald J. Trump better …

Why It’s So Hard for a Woman to Become President of the United States

A survey of female leaders around the world indicates how steep Hillary Clinton’s climb was.<p>There is no one reason—no finite number of reasons—why Hillary Clinton lost the U.S. presidential election. No amount of poring over polls will tell us the precise degree to which bias against women …

Hillary Clinton

Cuba’s medical breakthroughs have caught U.S. attention

As relations with Cuba improve, many people in Tampa are hoping for easier access to one export item the island nation has made famous — premium …

Cuba

The reason you wake up in the middle of the night isn’t insomnia (and how to fix it)

Nobody questions the importance of getting enough sleep. At the minimum, it’s essential for rejuvenating the mind and revitalizing the body. But, …

Sleep Disorders

Do Parents Nurture Narcissists By Pouring On The Praise?

When a kid does something amazing, you want to tell her so. You might tell her that she's very smart. You might tell her that she's a very special kid. Or you might say that she must have worked really hard.<p>On the surface, they all sound like the same compliments. But according to Brad Bushman, a …

You’ve Been Cutting Cake The Wrong Way Your Whole Life

Good-bye, stale cake.

Meet the Flat White, the Coffee Drink Taking the U.S. by Storm

The Australian coffee craze is about to make it big in America<p>The latest Aussie invasion has nothing to do with beers, bands, or crocodiles. But it does have a strong connection to an Australian breakfast.<p>It's the <b>flat white</b>, the Australian answer to the latte, and it's a name you should know the …

Caofeidian, the Chinese eco-city that became a ghost town - in pictures

‘As precious as gold ...’ That was how then-president Hu Jintao described Caofeidian during his visit in 2006. It was pledged to be ‘the world’s first fully realised eco-city’ – yet 10 years and almost $100bn later, only a few thousand inhabitants have moved to this land reclaimed from the sea ...

This Way Up: Mobility in America

Economic mobility is alive and well for Americans who pursue technical or practical training<p>Dakota Blazier had made a big decision. Friendly and fresh-faced, from a small town north of Indianapolis, he'd made up his mind: He wasn't going to college.<p>"I discovered a long time ago," he explained, "I'm …

Top 10 World Heritage Sites for Kids

There are nearly a thousand UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Check out this list for the best trips to please travelers both young and old.

Travel Photography

Should kids get summer homework? | Parenting

Jill Notte’s daughter Sara is a straight-A student, and she’s taking five advanced-placement courses this fall. It’ll be her senior year.<p>This …

Lifestyle | College Admissions: 5 Reasons to Attend College in Canada

College Admissions: 5 Reasons to Attend College in Canada<p>With many U.S. universities exceeding $50,000 per year (and some $60,000+), families are …

Starbucks offers workers 2 years of free college

Starbucks baristas working through college are about to get an extra boost from their employer.<p>The company announced it will offer both full- and part-time employees a generous tuition reimbursement benefit that covers two full years of classes.<p>The benefit is through a partnership with Arizona …

Ronald Reagan stuck it to millennials: A college debt history lesson no one tells

<b>Ronald Reagan (AP/Doug Mills/Jessica Hill/Salon)</b><p>Dramatic, awful changes occurred on my generation’s watch — and it amounts to a fiendishly successful conspiracy<p>Peter Lunenfeld<p>July 5, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>That nostalgic time of year for newly minted college grads and their professors has now concluded. …

When Does a Cut Need Stitches?

A doctor's advice on when to head to the emergency department<p>Burning Question: When does a cut need stitches?<p>Stitches are meant to control bleeding and reduce the chance of infection. They also leave the patient with a smaller scar. But when will a simple pharmacy bandage work just as well? Seth …

How to Deal With Other People's Rude Behavior

Experts call annoying habits 'social allergens' and advise you to ask: Was it intentional? Was it directed at me personally?<p>I have been staying with my parents recently, while my house is being renovated. I have also been breaking out in hives.<p>They appear in the evening, soon after my dad starts …

World’s most beautiful Metro stations

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The Mind Does Not Belong in a Cubicle

Our brains evolved to work most efficiently in natural environments.<p>A group of 16 people sits in front of large Mac desktops in clusters of three and four at a start-up in Brooklyn. Aside from the steady tapping away at keyboards, there is little noise. It’s six o’clock, and people just want to go …

Canada’s Ukrainian Capital

The homemade pierogi are spot-on and the borscht is rich with dill, just like in Ukraine. But the old country is thousands of miles away; I’m on a patch of Canadian prairie in <b>Alberta</b>, site of the biggest Ukrainian settlement outside of eastern Europe.<p>Specifically, I’m at the <b>Ukrainian Cultural</b> …