Toni Morrison’s 1,200 Volume Personal Library is Going on Sale: Get a Glimpse of the Books on Her Tribeca Condo Shelves

Images by Brown Harris Stevens I will tell you how I began to be a writer. I was a reader. —Toni Morrison Those of us who might have grown up harboring literary ambitions may have been humbled and inspired when we first read Toni Morrison. She proves over and again, in novels, essays, and otherwise, the courage and dedication that serious writing requires. She has also shown us the courage it takes to be a serious reader. “Delving into literature is not escape,” she said in a 2002 interview. It...
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PUSH Play P.E. helps teachers during COVID-19 pandemic — and maybe forever

Elementary school physical education is experiencing an unprecedented change amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the change could be permanent, even when things return to normal. PUSH Play P.E. is providing a virtual service for classroom teachers that are responsible for instructing physical education. More privileged schools — usually with wealthy PTAs — can afford on-site P.E. teachers, but most elementary schools rely on traditional teachers to lead the course themselves. Converting from general...
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The Great Courses Offers Every Course for $40 Until Midnight Tonight

Here’s a holiday season deal worth mentioning. The Great Courses (formerly The Teaching Company) is offering every course for $40 in digital format (or $60 in DVD format). The deal lasts through midnight on Black Friday. If you’re not familiar with it, the Great Courses provides a very nice service. They travel across the U.S., recording great professors lecturing on great topics that will appeal to any lifelong learner. They then make the courses available to customers in different formats (DV...
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Masterclass Is Running a “Buy One, Give One Free” Deal (Until November 30)

FYI: Masterclass is running  until November 30. Here’s the gist: If you buy  , you will receive another All-Access Pass to give to someone else at no additional charge. An  costs $180 (or $15 per month), and lasts one year. For that fee, you–and a family member or friend–can watch courses created by Annie Leibovitz, Neil Gaiman, Malcolm Gladwell, Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese, David Mamet, Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, Helen Mirren, Herbie Hancock, Alice Waters, Billy Collins and so many mo...
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With 9,036 Pieces, the Roman Colosseum Is the Largest Lego Set Ever “For a normal person back in the day,” says LEGO designer/architect Rok Kobe about the Colosseum in Rome, “You had never seen a building that was over a story high. And to be confronted with such an amazing piece of engineering that’s almost 200-meters wide and 50 meters tall, it was unprecedented.” Similarly, any LEGO fan might feel this awe while greeting this month’s debut of the LEGO Colosseum. At 9036 pieces it has broken the record as the...
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We must keep Covid-19’s gains in education

COMMENT: The disaster regulations mandated zero-rating for some websites. Now it is time to expand this access The post We must keep Covid-19’s gains in education appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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The best Black Friday deals on online courses include a 2-for-1 discount on Masterclass and up to 90% off Udemy classes

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky As part of their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, many e-learning platforms and products like Coursera, edX, Udemy, MasterClass, CreativeLive, Babbel, Rosetta Stone, Kindle, and Audible are offering online courses and subscriptions for free or at a discounted price.Below, we break down the deals for each platform, our recs for t...
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College applicants go the extra mile – to other states – to take entrance exams amid pandemic

Catherine Iveson, 17, a senior at Mater Dei, with her horse Waldo at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 put her love of riding horses on hold to study for the ACTC. Cat, as her family and friends call her, finally had to travel to New Mexico and Nevada to take the ACT test after the pandemic canceled her plans to take the test locally. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Mater Dei High senior Catherine Iveson appro...
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'None of us is' or 'none of us are'? When Nicole Kidman's character in HBO's 'The Undoing' got grammar-checked by her British mother-in-law

Nicole Kidman and Noah Jupe in HBO's "The Undoing." Gotham/GC Images/Getty Images Viewers like me might've cringed last Sunday watching HBO's "The Undoing" and hearing Nicole Kidman's character be corrected by her British mother-in-law for saying "none of us are" instead of "none of us is."Toward the end of the series' fifth episode, "Trial by Fury," I sat up, not because of anything gruesome, like the bludgeoning of Elena Alves (played by Matilda De Angelis) in episode one, but because...
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24 Ways to Decorate Your Dorm or Apartment for the Holidays | Christmas Dorm Decor Ideas We Love

Deck your room out with these extra cute (and affordable!) Christmas dorm decor ideas.
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Different age groups may get different Covid vaccines, experts say

Oxford/AstraZeneca planning new trial of lower-dose jab to see how well it works in older peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageConcerns around the efficacy of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus jab in older people could lead to different age groups being given different vaccines, experts have said.The partners announced last week that the vaccine had a 70% efficacy overall. For most trial participants – given two full doses, spaced a month apart – the effi...
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Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children – study

Survey of 600 people finds some parents regret having offspring for same reasonPeople worried about the climate crisis are deciding not to have children because of fears that their offspring would have to struggle through a climate apocalypse, according to the first academic study of the issue.The researchers surveyed 600 people aged 27 to 45 who were already factoring climate concerns into their reproductive choices and found 96% were very or extremely concerned about the wellbeing of their pot...
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A Free 700-Page Chess Manual Explains 1,000 Chess Tactics in Straightforward English

Image by Michael Maggs, via Wikimedia Commons FYI: In 2011, Ward Farnsworth published a two-volume collection called Predator at The Chessboard: A Field Guide To Chess Tactics (Volume 1 – Volume 2) where he explains countless chess tactics in plain English. In this 700-page collection, “there are 20 chapters, about 200 topics within them, and over 1,000 [chess] positions discussed.” Now for the even better part: Farnsworth has also made these volumes available free online. Just visit chesstact...
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Overseas aid budget for education cut by a quarter this year, data shows

Reduction came before this week’s move to slash UK spending on poorer nations to 0.5% of national income, with girls worst affectedThe overseas aid budget for education was slashed by more than a quarter by the government this year, even before this week’s further axing of a third of aid spending, according to analysis seen by the Guardian.As anger met the government’s announcement this week, it was revealed that it has already reneged on the Tory manifesto pledge by cutting primary and secondar...
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Famed New Orleans Music Producer Mark Bingham Discusses His Songs and Collaborations: A Nakedly Examined Music Conversation (#136) You’re most likely to know Mark’s work from the string introduction to REM’s “Shiny Happy People,” but he’s been a staple of the New Orleans recording scene since he moved there in 1982, producing groups like Flat Duo Jets, Glenn Branca, John Scofield, Marianne Faithful, and the Rebirth Brass Band. He and his studio were also featured on the HBO show Treme. He had a whole lifetime of musical development before then, though, first getting signed...
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First-year EU students face £800 Brexit bill if not in UK before 2021

Visa and health fees likely to be levied on those who started UK courses overseas due to CovidFirst-year EU students who enrolled in UK universities this autumn but have been unable to move to the country due to the pandemic face an £800 Brexit bill shock if they don’t set foot on British soil before 31 December, campaigners have warned.The Home Office said they will not qualify for EU pre-settled status if they arrive after the end of the transition period, even though they have been unable to ...
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RPSC Lecturer Technical Education Recruitment 2020

Lecturer Technical Education Vacancy Recruitment by RPSC 2020 Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) invites Online application on prescribed format for the recruitment for the following Faculty Sarkari Naukri vacancy of Lecturer Technical Education for Rajasthan Technical Education Department of Rajasthan Government (Advt. No. 05/EP-I/2020-21). Rajasthan PSC recruitment examination requires hard work, dedication, and extensive study. The details of RPSC Lecturer Technical... Please Click o...
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