Surge in foreign students may be crowding Americans out of elite colleges. Yale University, in New Haven, Conn., is building two new residential colleges as it prepares to increase the size of its freshman classes, in part to accommodate growing international demand.
The number of incoming foreign students at the elite school rose 46 percent from 2004 to 2014. (Stan Godlewski/For The Washington Post) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A major increase in international enrollment in recent years has intensified the competition for entry to America’s top private colleges and universities, as ever-growing numbers of applicants angle for the limited supply of seats.
That tension is particularly evident in the eight prestigious Ivy League schools: Federal data shows that their freshman classes grew slightly from 2004 to 2014 — 5 percent — while the number of incoming foreign students rose 46 percent. At the same time, applications to the schools shot up 88 percent. Japanese Wood Joinery without Nails. Survive an apocalypse? Sounds pretty sweet to me! From clay to hand. SSRI Withdrawal Effects Are Brutal and Long Lasting – Citizens Commission on Human Rights, CCHR. Psychiatrists are being forced to face the evidence that SSRI withdrawal symptoms are indeed long lasting and damaging to physical and mental health.
The descriptions written by patients who stopped taking these drugs tell the true story. SSRIs are a class of compounds typically used as antidepressants in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and some personality disorders. A team of professionals set out to study websites where former SSRI patients had posted their personal withdrawal stories. The team then tabulated the types of withdrawal effects reported by those living through them. In Sept of 2012 “Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics” published the results in a paper contributed by these researchers from the Department of Psychology at the Univ. of Bologna, Italy, the Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA and the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine at McGill Univ., Montreal, Canada.
Antidepressant Withdrawal: A Prozac Story. Editorial Note: Over two years ago we posted Antidepressant Withdrawal: V’s story.
The UK is about to wield unprecedented surveillance powers — here’s what it means - The Verge. The UK is about to become one of the world’s foremost surveillance states, allowing its police and intelligence agencies to spy on its own people to a degree that is unprecedented for a democracy.
The UN’s privacy chief has called the situation "worse than scary. " Edward Snowden says it’s simply "the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy. " legalizing the bulk collection of data while adding new powers The legislation in question is called the Investigatory Powers Bill. A little getaway... Rewire Anxiety Into Confidence By Changing Your Outlook of Your Future. Four Ways to Handle Interview Questions You Don't Know How to Answer.
An optimistic view of bot driven automation on the future of jobs. Are bots and other technologies taking over the world and relegating us humans to third-rate status?
Before you get your knickers in a knot, remember this is typically the result of automation. Automation does eliminate some jobs but maybe that’s not a bad thing. As we contemplate what to do with the greater freedom the digital disruption will provide, let’s also consider lessons from earlier automation eras. If you believe Elon Musk and his ilk, then it’s just a matter of time before a bot or other automation replaces you. Musk and many others suggest that some form of universal basic income or UBI, is just around the corner. What It's Like Teaching '1984' After Trump's Election. My classroom becomes a totalitarian state every school year toward the end of October.
In preparation for teaching 1984 to seniors, I announce the launch of a new program aimed at combating senioritis, a real disease with symptoms that include frequent unexplained absences, indifferent reading, and shoddy work. I tell each class that another class is largely to blame for the problem and require, for a substantial participation grade, that students file daily reports on another student’s work habits and conduct; most are assigned to another student in the same class.
We blanket the campus in posters featuring my face and simple slogans that warn against the dangers of senioritis and declare my program the only solution to the school’s woes. Last year, my program was OSIP (Organization for Senior Improvement Project); this year, it’s SAFE (Scholar Alliance For Excellence). When Public Goes Private, as Trump Wants: What Happens?
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The plane, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 people on board, had been under the control of pilots who were communicating poorly and not realizing one another’s mistakes. Our last line of defense against antibiotic-resistant bacteria is beginning to fail, says ECDC. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US, every year about two million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to anything we can throw at them and of those, at least 23,000 die.
Now the European equivalent to the CDC, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has just reported on how well the EU is doing in the battle to keep deadly bugs at bay. This Online Course Is a Good Introduction to Ethical Hacking. Interactive Photo: Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg. Read the full story of how Christopher Oakley identified Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg Take a look at the above interactive to see how Christopher Oakley, a former Disney animator, pored over photographs of the dedication ceremony at the Soldiers' National Battlefield, where President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
There are three images of note, two made by noted Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner and one by David Bacharach. The first screen details an identification of Lincoln made by John Richter, the director of the Center for Civil War Photography. The Stark Contrast Between GOP’s Self-Criticism in 2012 and Democrats’ Blame-Everyone-Else Posture Now. It is not an exaggeration to say that the Democratic Party is in shambles as a political force. Not only did it just lose the White House to a wildly unpopular farce of a candidate despite a virtually unified establishment behind it, and not only is it the minority party in both the Senate and House, but it is getting crushed at historical record rates on the state and local levels as well.
Surveying this wreckage last week, party stalwart Matthew Yglesias of Vox minced no words: “The Obama years have created a Democratic Party that’s essentially a smoking pile of rubble.” One would assume that the operatives and loyalists of such a weak, defeated, and wrecked political party would be eager to engage in some introspection and self-critique, and to produce a frank accounting of what they did wrong so as to alter their plight.
In the case of 2016 Democrats, one would be quite mistaken. Graphic: The New York Times At least thus far, there is virtually no evidence of any such intention. Good night. Well, that escalated quickly! Tesla’s solar roof to cost less than a regular roof – even before energy production, says Elon Musk. Elon Musk made quite the announcement today. Guitar strings filmed with rolling shutter. The future of genetic enhancement is in China and India — Quartz. It’s been a tough few days. But while we were distracted by Trumpocalypse 2016, Marvel’s latest cinematic opus, Dr. Strange, crossed the $150 million mark at the domestic box office—and is fast approaching half a billion in revenues internationally. Whatever its final total, Dr. Strange is clearly going to be another one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s biggest hits, possibly the biggest that doesn’t feature Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man or Chris Evans as Captain America.
New Way of Transforming CO2 Is More Efficient Than What Plants Do. By tinkering with the process that plants use to breathe in carbon dioxide, a team of German scientists has just discovered a far more efficient way to get rid of it. Biochemists led by Tobias Erb at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany, have developed a new, super-efficient method for living organisms to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere.
Plants, algae, and other organisms turn CO2 into fuel. Joel Mokyr: Progress Isn't Natural - The Atlantic. Uk.businessinsider. The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Shutterstock Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 11/11/2015. We're republishing it today in light of a recent sale. Marrakech climate talks: US accepts petition calling for fossil fuel lobbyists to be excluded. A petition calling for fossil fuel lobbyists to be excluded from the UN climate change negotiations has been forced into the hands of the US delegation in Morocco, where almost 200 nations are meeting to work out ways to implement the 2015 Paris agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Britain has passed the 'most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy' The Simple Economics of Machine Intelligence. Uk.businessinsider. Investigatory Powers Bill: what is it and how will it affect you? R Kikuo Johnson After more than 12 months of debate, jostling and a healthy dose of criticism, the United Kingdom's new surveillance regime is set to become law. Developing a Strong Grip Is One Secret to Getting Stronger Overall. THIS IS SO FREAKING HUGE. Do we have it backward on giving kids low fat milk instead of whole? - Health.
Children who drank whole milk tended to be leaner than those who drank low fat or skim milk, a study by Toronto researchers has found. The new findings, published in Wednesday's online issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggest a need to take a closer look at those guidelines, said study author Dr. You can now fly around Google Earth in virtual reality - The Verge.
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