Schools urged to eliminate single-use plastics by 2022

Education secretary asks headteachers to consider using sustainable alternativesSchools are being encouraged to set themselves the target of eliminating their reliance on single-use plastics by 2022.The education secretary, Damian Hinds, has urged headteachers in England to consider using sustainable alternatives instead of non-recyclable plastic for items such as straws, bottles, bags and food packaging. Continue reading...
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6 Cute Winter Hats to Upgrade Any Cold Weather Ensemble

Top your outfit off with a fabulous hat.There are many ways to accessorize an outfit -- but HATS are the best accessory ever for the winter time. Not only do they keep your ears warm and fight against the wind, but they also make a great fashion statement! Plus, they guard against bad hair days and are affordable, so you can switch up your outfit without spending a lot. What more could you ask for?Shake up your routine with these trendy, out-of-the-box winter hats. I found six cute and budget-fr...
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Beware Silicon Valley Santas in the Schools

Beware Silicon Valley Santas in the Schools U.S.A. –-( When it comes to Silicon Valley Santas bearing gifts for our children, I am a big Scrooge. Every responsible parent should be, too.In 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook showered a rural Idaho school district with 500 iPads and Apple TVs for every classroom, along with free training as part of a 29-state $100 million personalized digital technology program. He visited the Idaho schools recently with Ivanka Trump, where she praised the “...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, Guns, Education, Microsoft, Obama, New York City, Apple TV, Missouri, Idaho, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley

Why It’s Okay to Put Yourself First

Being selfish is sometimes being selfless.I often feel the need to do everything I can for other people. If someone asks me to look over their essay before they turn it in, I will do it the second the ask. When someone says that they need someone to talk to, I’m the first to call. If I have a much-needed lazy day planned and someone asks me to do something, I will neglect my own needs to hang out with them.This is mainly because I am an empathetic person. I try my hardest to be there for others ...
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Napoleon’s English Lessons: How the Military Leader Studied English to Escape the Boredom of Life in Exile

When we talk about country club prison sentences, we tend to imagine a marginal amount of time spent on the inside, though the phrase sounds like an extended vacation. Napoleon Bonaparte—exiled to the island of St. Helena for his crimes against Europe—got the full treatment, what some might even call a sweetheart deal. As the Public Domain Review notes, “the British had agreed to provide Le Petit Caporal with plentiful wine, meat, and musical instruments.” He was given his own comfortable lodgi...
Tags: Google, Europe, College, France, History, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon, St Helena, English Language, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Saint Helena, Durham NC Follow, Public Domain Review, Public Domain Review Related Content, Le Petit Caporal

Independent study guide to logic for philosophers and mathematicians

Retired Cambridge professor Peter Smith has distilled his experience in teaching philosophers and mathematicians about formal logic into a free, frequently updated (last updated: 2017) study guide to logic, constructed to be easily accessible, with quick-start guides for different kinds of learners, written on the assumption of very little education in either maths or philosophy. It is perhaps worth pausing to ask whether you, as a budding philosopher, really do want or need to pursue yo...
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5 Best Korean Skincare Products Under $20

Korean skincare doesn't have to be expensive.Korean skincare products have a well-deserved cult following. The ingredients are unique and well packaged, plus many of the products simply work better than their American drugstore counterparts. Skincare is serious business in Korea, and the products reflect this. Unfortunately, the price tag also reflects this -- K beauty products can be expensive, so you have to shop smart to try them on a budget. I've talked about the best affordable Korean skinc...
Tags: College, Masks, Beauty, Korea, Skin Care, Skincare, Cleanser, Baobab, Innisfree, Beauty Products, Beauty & Hair, Etude House, Face Mask, Nature Republic, Skinfood Rice Wash Off Face Mask Leaves

"With support from Steve Bannon, a medieval monastery could become a populist training ground."

WaPo reports:[Benjamin Harnwell] a 43-year-old Briton who is one of Stephen K. Bannon’s closest associates in Europe...  hopes to transform [Trisulti] monastery into a “gladiator school for culture warriors.”... The halls with centuries-old oil paintings would serve as classrooms where students could learn “the facts” — the worldview espoused by Bannon...“Nothing we’re doing is just in the moment,” said Bannon, who has personally helped to fund the academy while also offering consulting to natio...
Tags: Europe, Education, Law, Rome, Italy, Brussels, Movement, Hypocrisy, WaPo, Stephen K Bannon, Bannon, Harnwell, Ann Althouse, Steve Bannon, Judeo Christian West, Benjamin Harnwell

Buckminster Fuller Documented His Life Every 15 Minutes, from 1920 Until 1983

If you've heard of Buckminster Fuller, you've almost certainly heard the word "Dymaxion." Despite its strong pre-Space Age redolence, the term has somehow remained compelling into the 21st century. But what does it mean? When Fuller, a self-described “comprehensive, anticipatory design scientist,” first invented a house meant practically to reinvent domestic living, Chicago's Marshall Field and Company department store put a model on display. The company "wanted a catchy label, so it hired a c...
Tags: Google, Design, College, History, Chicago, Architecture, Seoul, Stanford University, Facebook Twitter, Elizabeth Kolbert, Fuller, Buckminster Fuller, Colin Marshall, Ted Mills, Kolbert, Dymaxion Car House

Jazz Musician Plays Acoustic Guitar While Undergoing Brain Surgery, Helping Doctors Monitor Their Progress

Unlike many colorful expressions in English whose origins are lost to us, the comparison of majorly consequential tasks to brain surgery makes perfect sense. One false move or miscalculation can result in instant death. The chances of irreversible, life-altering damage are high, should a scalpel slip or a surgeon mistake healthy brain tissue for diseased. This can happen more readily than we might like to think. “It can be very difficult to tell the difference between the tumor and norma...
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Practice Makes Perfect

A year or so ago I was at a wedding, and a very successful doctor started talking to me. I was very impressed with this doctor and already knew of him through several people before our meeting. He was involved in some fascinating and cutting-edge research I found quite interesting. I love meeting people who are passionate about their careers because they give off so much energy. People who achieve amazing and significant success in any profession always have a lot of passion for what they do. If...
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