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‘I Fit in Neither Place’ - The Chronicle of Higher Education. Charlie Mahoney for The Chronicle As students who are the first in their families to go to college have gained attention in higher education, many colleges are trying to support them with programs and resources.

‘I Fit in Neither Place’ - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Still, divisions between first-generation students and their peers prevail — and even for those who become faculty members, cultural challenges remain. M. Sonja Ardoin, through her research and her work, is tackling the issues that first-generation students face. As program director for higher-education administration and a clinical assistant professor at Boston University, Ms. Immigrants Explain What Shocked Them About American Culture. During one of my first Christmases in America, I remember watching intently as my sister-in-law pulled out a cylinder from the fridge, cracked it open, and scooped sections of white goop onto a baking tray.

Immigrants Explain What Shocked Them About American Culture

A few minutes later, steaming rolls emerged. "Is that canned bread? " I asked her. The Americans laughed—what I called canned bread, Americans called Pillsbury dough. I grew up in Australia—a country not unlike the United States—but I was completely floored the first time I visited an American grocery store. I asked other immigrants about their first moments of culture shock in the United States. Learning The Hard Way Why You Just Shouldn't GetTooClose : Goats and Soda. As a newcomer in the United States, I have made many cultural gaffes.

Learning The Hard Way Why You Just Shouldn't GetTooClose : Goats and Soda

The story of the U.S. measles outbreak, as the rest of the world might see it. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Interim Health Officer, Dr.

The story of the U.S. measles outbreak, as the rest of the world might see it

Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, speaks about the state's measles outbreak during a news conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. (Nick Ut/AP) If the foreign press covered the U.S. measles outbreak the way the American press covered the Ebola crisis . . . Does Facebook Cause Depression? Depends On How You Use It : All Tech Considered. A University of Missouri study shows that if your Facebook lurking triggers envy, then depression follows.

Does Facebook Cause Depression? Depends On How You Use It : All Tech Considered

Adam Hester/Blend Images/Corbis hide caption itoggle caption Adam Hester/Blend Images/Corbis A University of Missouri study shows that if your Facebook lurking triggers envy, then depression follows. Strange-driving-rules.jpg (JPEG Image, 500 × 1050 pixels) - Scaled (95%) 10 Questions About Why Ableist Language Matters, Answered. Source: EF Originally published on Disability and Representation and cross-posted here with their permission.

10 Questions About Why Ableist Language Matters, Answered

“The economy has been crippled by debt.” Julie Chen Explains Why She Underwent “Westernizing” Surgery. Eyelid surgery is the third most common cosmetic procedure in the world.

Julie Chen Explains Why She Underwent “Westernizing” Surgery

Some are necessary for drooping eyelids that interfere with vision, others are undertaken in order to enable people to look younger, but many people choose these surgeries to make their eyes look more Western or whiter, a characteristic often conflated with attractiveness. 3 young Germans critique Chicago. Michigan inmates to get black-and-white striped uniforms. Orange is now too cool, sheriff says.

Gender Neutral Bathrooms: Solving the Sign Problem. By Lisa Wade, PhD, 9 hours ago at 09:00 am.

Gender Neutral Bathrooms: Solving the Sign Problem

Muslim group protests ad symbol Chicago Tribune 6/30/14. The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before : Code Switch. Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has designed a map of Native American tribes showing their locations before first contact with Europeans.

The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before : Code Switch

Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Hansi Lo Wang/NPR Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has designed a map of Native American tribes showing their locations before first contact with Europeans. The Runner-Up Religions Of America : The Protojournalist. Glance at the map above, Second Largest Religious Tradition in Each State 2010, and you will see that Buddhism (orange), Judaism (pink) and Islam (blue) are the runner-up religions across the country.

The Runner-Up Religions Of America : The Protojournalist

No surprises there. But can you believe that Hindu (dark orange) is the No. 2 tradition in Arizona and Delaware, and that Baha'i (green) ranks second in South Carolina? The map — created by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies and published recently in The Washington Post — "looks very odd to me," says Hillary Kaell. She is a professor at Concordia University in Montreal who specializes in North American Christianity. Cultural Differences National Geographic. Oh, Pharrell Is Part Native American? Here's Why It Doesn't Matter. In The Last 33 Years, 70 Of The 71 Mass Murderers In The U.S. All Had 1 Thing In Common.

Laci Green: Hi, babes. Announcer: We interrupt your regularly scheduled sex education for an urgent episode of Sex Plus. Warning: disturbing content ahead. Laci Green: Here we are again. Oak Park bans e-cigarettes. By Wes Venteicher, Tribune reporter 5:17 p.m. CDT, May 21, 2014 The Oak Park Village Board this week decided to treat electronic cigarettes like regular cigarettes and voted to ban smoking them indoors. Rude Hand Gestures from Around the World. Insulting someone out of sheer boredom is never okay!