Seattle’s $600 million-plus education levy approved by wide margin

Sixty-eight percent of voters marked their approval for the heftiest education levy in city history, but thousands of ballots still need to be counted.
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News

The ultimate guide to gifting STEM toys: tons of ideas for little builders

The holiday season is here again, touting all sorts of kids’ toys that pledge to pack ‘STEM smarts’ in the box, not just the usual battery-based fun. Educational playthings are nothing new, of course. But, in recent years, long time toymakers and a flurry of new market entrants have piggybacked on the popularity of smartphones and apps, building connected toys for even very young kids that seek to tap into a wider ‘learn to code’ movement which itself feeds off worries about the future employabi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Python, Learn To Code, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Asia, Europe, Hardware, Bluetooth, Education, Microsoft, Raspberry Pi, Electronics, Disney

The College of Extraordinary Experiences transforms you in the most mind-blowing way

The world is full of places of wonder. Some of them are physical places; others are places of the imagination. The College Of Extraordinary Experiences is both. Once a year, the Czocha Castle in Poland (a real 13th century castle), becomes a most unusual and peculiar college, much like Harry Potter’s Hogwarts. Only this one is real — and it’s not for kids. In order to try to convey the nature and the spirit of such a one-of-a-kind place, allow me to provide a bit of framing and context. Welcom...
Tags: Feature, Post, News, College, Poland, Copenhagen, Disneyland, Harvard Business Review, Hogwarts, Escher, Gilmore, Philipp, Joseph Pine, Nathan Shedroff, Experience Economies, Unusual And Peculiar Colleges

8 Ways to Make Olympic Stadiums Useful After the Games End

For many cities that host the Olympic Games, the central stadium is nothing more than a white elephant after the competitions end. Stephen A. Greyser and Isao Okada pinpoint eight actions cities can do to retrofit them. [Author: by Julia Hanna]
Tags: College, by Julia Hanna, Julia Hanna, Isao Okada, Stephen A Greyser

How to Wear a Sweater Dress

It's getting chilly and dark, but that doesn't mean you have to turn to oversized hoodies and fuzzy socks - meet your new best fashion friend, the sweater dress! Tis the season for falling leaves and dropping temperatures, and as tempting as it is to roll out of bed, crank up the heater, and go to class in your slippers and sweatpants, it’s scientifically proven that you have a better day when you feel like you look better:“A woman applying makeup is sort of like a man donning armor to prepare ...
Tags: Fall, Winter, College, Dresses, Sweaters, Fashion Tips, Sweater Dress, Kendra ScottSweater

When Harry Fired Sally: The Double Standard in Punishing Misconduct

Despite committing misconduct less often and less severely than men, female advisers in the financial adviser industry face more severe punishment in the labor market, a finding strongly correlated with the gender composition of the managerial team. A similar punishment gap and mitigating factors affect ethnic minority men. [Author: by Mark Egan, Gregor Matvos, and Amit Seru]
Tags: College, Sally, Mark Egan Gregor Matvos, Amit Seru, Gregor Matvos, by Mark Egan, and Amit Seru

October 2018 Favorites: The 5 Things I Loved Last Month

A little moodiness from the spookiest month of the year. I love the month of October. Everything is so festive, and while I’m not a scary movie watcher, I am a cartoon and spooky movie watcher. (Who else loves The Addams Family and Halloween Town?!) For me all the fall months, but especially October, are just so moody. I love how dramatic things are when the leaves are falling, and it puts me in such an excited mood for Halloween, and then Thanksgiving and Christmas following right behind. I li...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Music, Shopping, College, Banksy, American Eagle, Anthropologie, Monthly Favorites, Jeremy Zucker, Pixi beauty, Petra Beauty Glow Tonic This

Sphero BOLT

A programmable, weighted ball, the Sphero BOLT robot is the perfect toy for any STEM-enthusiast. Featuring three new sensors—a compass, infrared and light—and an 8×8 front-facing and changing matrix (that’s also programmable to scroll text or do animations), the BOLT also boasts infrared communication, allowing it to “talk” with other robots. Of course, it works in harmony with the Sphero Edu app, meaning it’s appropriate for …
Tags: Toys, Design, Kids, Education, Children, Stem, Tech, Robots, Coding, Sphero, Sphero Edu

The Exhilarating Filmmaking of Robert Bresson Explored in Eight Video Essays

"Who's afraid of Robert Bresson?" New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane once asked. "Me, for a start." But he didn't mean that he dreaded screenings of Au hasard Balthazar, Diary of a Country Priest, A Man Escaped, The Devil, Probably, or any other acclaimed work in the auteur's filmography. "It's not that I don't look forward to a Bresson picture," Lane clarified. "It's just that as I shuffle into the theatre I feel like a pupil approaching the principal's door, wondering what crimes I ma...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Film, College, Seoul, David Lynch, Facebook Twitter, Anthony Lane, Lane, Jean Luc Godard, Hitchcock, David Bordwell, Andrei Tarkovsky, Colin Marshall, Bresson, Quandt

The Best Political Action Tips From the Podcast 'Rebel Steps'

You voted. Great! That’s pretty much the base level of participation in a democracy! Which might be why you still feel anxious and relatively powerless. What do you do next? How do you get more politically involved, especially if you don’t have a lot of time or money? Read more...
Tags: Politics, Activism, Podcasts, Education, Lifehacks

The Top 100 Foreign-Language Films of All-Time, According to 209 Critics from 43 Countries

What qualifies as a “foreign-language film” is in the ear of the beholder, even if the global dominance of Hollywood effectively makes the category refer to any film in a language other than English. The sheer cultural and linguistic diversity in world cinema can seem to render the term too all-encompassing to be of much critical use. From the point of view of cinema’s purest, earliest aspirations—to be an international visual language that transcends linguistic barriers—emphasizing spok...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Japan, England, Hollywood, Film, College, France, Germany, Bbc, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, John Carpenter, East Asia, Kurosawa

Listener questions, answered It’s time for another mailbag episode where Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson answer your questions! In this one, they discuss how to apply calm company principles to client work and classrooms, and talk about healthy ways for business partners to disagree. Listener questions, answered was originally published in Signal v. Noise on Medium, where people are continui...
Tags: Podcast, Education, Workplace, Startup, Blogging, Signal, Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson, Work-life-balance

New Research and Ideas, November 6, 2018

Startup creates beauty products just for black women ... How gender diversity affects a firm's performance ... Bank lending shifts to smaller firms. [Author: Dina Gerdeman]
Tags: College, Bank, Dina Gerdeman

The 6 Preppy Handbags Every Preppy Girl Needs in Her Wardrobe

Because the bag on your arm speaks volumes. For today's preppy style post, we're talking bags of all kinds, and I couldn't be more excited. I'm obsessed with handbags and I can't wait to share some of my favorite styles with you. Whether you're going to class or out on a date, I have you covered.Below, I've included quite a few different styles of bags, themed around different occasions. I'll also be sure to add some of my favorite preppy handbag brands so you know where to look if you're seeki...
Tags: Shopping, College, Kate Spade, Chanel, Handbags, Don, Kohl, Liz Claiborne, Coco Chanel, DSW, Betsey Johnson, Classy, Preppy, Kelly Katie, Henri BendelA, Michael KorsA

Edward Gorey Talks About His Love Cats & More in the Animated Series, “Goreytelling”

My childhood discovery of Edward Gorey proved revelatory. I recognized my own bewilderment in the blank expressions of his obsessively-rendered Edwardian children. His characters, imprisoned in starched collars and stays, stared at the world through hollow eyes, struck dumb by alternating currents of absurdity and horror. Every youngster with budding goth and New Romantic sensibilities found themselves drawn into Gorey’s weird worlds. Confessed Goreyphiles like Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman...
Tags: Google, Books, England, New York, College, Scotland, Neil Gaiman, Tim Burton, Chicago, Animation, Literature, Santa, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Zappa, Vanity Fair, Cape Cod

She Has the Best Tools to Build Her Bright Future

In Lucerito’s community, professions like carpentry and making furniture were often considered to be only for men. Then, she grabbed a hammer and impressed everyone. Read the full article: She Has the Best Tools to Build Her Bright Future
Tags: School, Education, Religion, Girls, Guatemala, What We Do, What You Can Do, Lucerito

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