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Four Magazines You Should Start Reading in 2K15. We Need to Make It Easier (and Safer) to Talk About Suicide. What happens when an elite American university kills grade inflation - Quartz. Grade inflation is endemic at American colleges and universities.

What happens when an elite American university kills grade inflation - Quartz

The most common grade at Harvard, for example, is a straight A, according to its student newspaper. The distortion has the potential to make high marks mean less, give bad information to degree programs and employers on student performance, and distort how people choose their majors. Those concerns prompted three professors at Wellesley College, a private women’s college near Boston, to study the effects of capping grade inflation for most classes at the school in a paper recently published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

The policy led to a significant reduction in the typical gap in grades between science and math majors and those in the humanities and social sciences. My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor - Joseph Williams. After veteran reporter Joseph Williams lost his job, he found employment in a sporting-goods store.

My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor - Joseph Williams

In a personal essay, he recalls his struggles with challenges millions of Americans return to day after day. Reuters My plunge into poverty happened in an instant. The complete guide to working out before work. Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date.

The complete guide to working out before work

That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, Psychology of Health and Fitness, told Quartz. How to Trick Your Kids Into Reading All Summer Long - Daniel Willingham. Don't bother taking away the iPad or setting minimum page counts.

How to Trick Your Kids Into Reading All Summer Long - Daniel Willingham

Instead, find sneaky ways to leave your children alone with books—and then see what happens. As the school year ends, students’ thoughts turn to summer vacation staples like swimming, camp, and popsicles. Teachers—and most parents—would like them to think about reading, too. School and district officials offer summer reading lists, hoping that specific recommendations will move students away from video games and toward books. Punching Gloria Steinem: inside the bizarre world of anti-feminist women.

Every so often, one woman engages with me on Twitter who is against women's suffrage.

Punching Gloria Steinem: inside the bizarre world of anti-feminist women

That's right - she believes women shouldn't have the right to vote. I always hoped it was a fake account, but no - this anti-suffrage enthusiast runs a blog where she writes about religion alongside recipes. It seems the only thing we have in common is a love of beets. When men are against feminism, it's frustrating, if ultimately predictable - groups with power have always been loathe to give it up. But when women come out against gender justice, it feels worse: no matter how fringe, the rise of the anti-feminist woman is not just baffling but a betrayal. Obviously "women" aren't a monolith, and neither are the issues that they care about or believe in. Last week, for example, the US supreme court's Hobby Lobby decision left most women's groups livid. Así era el Miguel Noguera francés del siglo pasado. Tropezar y empezar de nuevo.

Así era el Miguel Noguera francés del siglo pasado

Dar dos pasos, caer en la misma huella, y volver a empezar de nuevo. Muchos episodios de la vida son eso: una repetición de errores, un volver a beber de las mismas aguas que nos envenenaron. Moda masculina española: Ficción o realidad. La moda masculina es el único segmento dentro de la industria de la confección que crece de manera imparable en volumen de ventas, y la creatividad no le va a la zaga.

Moda masculina española: Ficción o realidad

Shelving to Save a Book's Life - Susan Coll. So many worthy titles never get a chance to find an audience.

Shelving to Save a Book's Life - Susan Coll

What's a conscientious reader to do? I read books. Does that make me a nerd? This morning, I had one of the most extraordinary and exciting moments of my life.

I read books. Does that make me a nerd?

I interviewed Michael Morpurgo. And now, I'm sitting here and typing away in the Guardian offices, where I have been allowed to spend the day. For any young reader or writer, this is the absolute dream. So why have I told none of my friends, none of my teachers about what I'm doing today? Why have I kept potentially one of the most inspiring days of my life a secret? Yes, cleaners do a dirty job. But we don't deserve rubbish wages. This week, Tony Abbott talked about my job in parliament – he talked about cleaners.

Yes, cleaners do a dirty job. But we don't deserve rubbish wages

Nobody's Son. I lost my father this past year, and the word feels right because I keep looking for him. Masters of Love - Emily Esfahani Smith. Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth. Except, of course, it doesn’t work out that way for most people.

The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness and dysfunction. Of all the people who get married, only three in ten remain in healthy, happy marriages, as psychologist Ty Tashiro points out in his book The Science of Happily Ever After, which was published earlier this year. Social scientists first started studying marriages by observing them in action in the 1970s in response to a crisis: Married couples were divorcing at unprecedented rates. Psychologist John Gottman was one of those researchers. The Creative Class. NEW YORK, United States — “Everyone has that one friend who knows everyone and knows the coolest places to go or the best eyebrow waxer. I want that to be Lucky,” Eva Chen, the recently installed editor-in-chief, says of her vision for the publication.

“I want it to be the approachable, cool fashion magazine.” Chen’s appointment, announced in mid-June, marks the quick ascension of a newcomer to the editor-in-chief ranks. Indeed, Chen, 33, is the youngest editor-in-chief at a major American fashion magazine by more than a decade and the first digital native to rise to the position.

Chen has upwards of 50,000 Twitter followers, 59,000 Instagram followers, and Tumblr posts that regularly receive hundreds of notes. We are losing the art of reading. ‘Although we love to argue about books, acquire them, express strong opinions about them, etc, etc, more than ever we seem to be losing the knack of reading them.’ How I Became an Unfair Teacher - Ben Orlin. It's easy to forget how tiny, arbitrary, everyday decisions can shape a kid's school experience. Warner Bros. In third grade, I got back a spelling quiz with red ink next to the word kitchen. Why You Hate Work. 'Empathetically Correct' Is the New Politically Correct - Karen Swallow Prior.

When I was attending graduate school in the late 1980s and early 1990s, political correctness reigned supreme. Lassoing the powers of language, literature, and the law, the movement dubbed “PC” initially worked toward the good goal of greater inclusiveness for marginalized communities. Eventually, however, bloated by the riches of the ivory tower of academia and provoked by the excesses and exclusivity of the good-ol’-boy culture of Wall Street, political correctness morphed into a tyranny of speech codes, sensitivity training, and book banning.

How Supportive Parenting Protects the Brain - Olga Khazan. Pediatricians are trying to gently shape child-rearing styles so that kids living in poverty have a chance to succeed. Taking Paternity Leave Makes Other Dads More Likely to Do the Same - Joe Pinsker. Why Some People Get Enraged When Women Have Sex. The idea of women having sex outside of marriage drives some people crazy, to the point that in certain parts of the world women are regularly murdered as a result of accusations of promiscuity. What accounts for this profound discomfort, and the (usually) more restrained version we see in the United States? A Chic French Beauty Editor Shares Her Secrets. Although the Cut's French-themed pop-up blog, Paris in 30 Days, is over, French beauty traditions and practices continue to fascinate us. Everyone Was an Artist in Kindergarten - James Hamblin. Letter from the Archive: Nora Ephron’s Apartment - The New Yorker. Locked (The Alpha Group Trilogy #1) eBook: Maya Cross: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store.

How cultures around the world think about parenting. Living With Less - Rebecca J. Rosen. Headteacher's tender note to her pupils goes viral. Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful, unhealthy design. Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful, unhealthy design. This Widow's 4 Kids Were Taken After She Left Them Home Alone - Conor Friedersdorf. El día que me colé en una peli porno ARTICULOS MUSICA.

Thandie Newton: 'I needed to play someone who doesn't fit a stereotype' Més de 70.000 persones ja han completat el test dialectal de l'ARA. Women like sex. Stop making 'health' excuses for why we use birth control. The Mortality of Paper - ​Elizabeth Yale. The French Do Buy Books. Real Books. Facebook Has All the Power - Julie Posetti. Study: Coping Poorly With Stress Means Worse Sleep - Julie Beck. ¿Son fáciles las humanidades? Why Every City Needs a Labyrinth. Hair Salon Etiquette - Haircolor Tips. UK needs four-day week to combat stress, says top doctor. La homofobia en la industria de los modelos. How Emily Gould Published a Novel, Lost Her Job, and Provoked Lena Dunham. In 1 Week. Vencer la ansiedad. 'Economicism,' n.: The Intrusion of Economics Into Everything Else - Megan Garber. What Jobs Do People Find Most Meaningful? - Rebecca J. Rosen.

The Romantic Power of Music - ​Cody C. Delistraty. Study: An Intellectual Life Could Protect Against Dementia - Julie Beck. Dafoe and Baryshnikov on Acting Together at BAM. Lone Wolf » Why Being Beautiful is Totally Overrated » Lone Wolf. Want a Good Night’s Sleep? Make a Plan. Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Think Paid Family Leave Is Possible—Yet - Tanya Basu.