How Southern California teachers explain U.S. Capitol riot

Even as custodians and workers clean up damage left after rioters invaded the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday, Jan. 6, there’s another mess, as teachers and other adults try to figure out how to explain the events to the country’s children. “It was hard yesterday,” said Elizabeth Ramos, choking up. She’s taught government and history at Alta Loma High School in Rancho Cucamonga through the Obama and Trump presidencies. Online classes resumed Monday at the Chaffey Joint Union High School District...
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Coursera Offers $100 Off of Coursera Plus (Until January 20), Giving You Unlimited Access to Courses & Certificates

FYI: Between now and January 20, Coursera is offering a $100 discount on its annual subscription plan called “Coursera Plus.” Normally priced at $399, Coursera Plus (now available for $299) gives you access to 90% of Coursera’s courses, Guided Projects, Specializations, and Professional Certificates, all of which are taught by top instructors from leading universities and companies (e.g. Yale, Duke, Google, Facebook, and more). The $299 annual fee–which translates to 81 cents per day–could be a...
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What is the purpose of universities?

In a lecture at UCCS, NYU professor Jonathan Haidt considers the 'telos' or purpose of universities: To discover truth.Universities that prioritize the emotional comfort of students over the pursuit of truth fail to deliver on that purpose, at a great societal cost.To make that point, Haidt quotes CNN contributor Van Jones: "I don't want you to be safe ideologically. I don't want you to be safe emotionally. I want you to be strong—that's different." Imagine someone had a knife and told you, "Th...
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Hautelinks: Top Looks of 2020, Olivia Wilde & Harry Styles, Skincare for Winter, & More

Here's what we're reading on the internet right now.
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‘Understanding Reverse’ 2021 Update Aims to Ease Reverse Mortgage Education

The latest edition of reverse mortgage educational reference book Understanding Reverse has been published, marking the seventh consecutive version and featuring updates shaped by new and evolving realities of the reverse mortgage product category. The latest version of the book includes approximately 70 changes touching on topics including the updated Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) lending limit, an entirely new chapter related to income requirements and updated language reflecting a...
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Why Student Debt Is So Excessive – And How You Can Avoid It

Student Debt: It's Worse Than We Think We’ve all heard the headlines:  Americans have amassed huge piles of student debt. It’s relatively old news.A recent article by Kevin Carey published in the New York Times (“What About Tackling the Causes of Student Debt?”) digs into the data to demonstrate just how bad it really is.Mr. Carey, who directs the education policy program at New Ame...
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Thelonious Monk’s List of 25 Tips for Musicians

Let’s provide the context, just like host Adam Neely and guest Brian Krock do in this video: in 1960 Steve Lacy, a young, white soprano sax player, briefly joined Thelonious Monk’s band. Two years previous, Lacy had  been the first jazz musician to release an album of Monk’s compositions other than the man himself. Even so, Lacy was young, excited, and starstruck at playing alongside not just Monk but John Coltrane (who shared the bill on the 16 week tour), just absorbing everything. At some po...
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University College London apologises for role in promoting eugenics

Links to early eugenicists such as Francis Galton a source of ‘deep regret’ to institutionUniversity College London has expressed “deep regret” for its role in the propagation of eugenics, alongside a promise to improve conditions for disabled staff and students and a pledge to give “greater prominence” to teaching the malign legacy of the discredited movement.The formal apology for legitimising eugenics – the advocacy of selective breeding of the population often to further racist or discrimina...
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The tech-powered wave of smart, not slow, tutoring sessions

While starting a tutoring marketplace is easy, scaling is often where the troubles begin. Tutoring marketplaces require a base of tutors that have the bandwidth and empathy to work with students across different learning styles, goals and comprehension levels. The nuance means that fast scale isn’t foolproof and can lead edtech startups into a classic marketplace downfall: the inability to grow consistently while also providing definite outcomes. But, as 2020 showed edtech, the demand for quick ...
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How A Degree Could Help With Your New Business

New Post From The Franchise King® (Guest Post) The entrepreneurial field is an ever-evolving, competitive arena in the global marketplace. To define, entrepreneurship refers to the concept of creating and handling a business venture. Through smart techniques and calculated risks, both profit and people may be acquired by the business. Entrepreneurship brings a positive influence in the economy because of its relevant function in production. An entrepreneur is the individual who comm...
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I’ve Been Blonde, Brunette, and Redhead — and Here’s Every Hair Tip I’ve Learned in the Process

Should you go blonde, brunette, or redhead? Here's everything you need to know about hair color, from someone who has tried them all.
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An Animated Introduction to Baruch Spinoza: The “Philosopher’s Philosopher” The so-called Enlightenment period encompasses a surprisingly diverse collection of thinkers, if not always in ethnic or national origin, at least in intellectual disposition, including perhaps the age’s most influential philosopher, the “philosopher’s philosopher,” writes Assad Meymandi. Baruch Spinoza did not fit the image of the bewigged philosopher-gentleman of means we tend to popularly associate with Enlightenment thought. He was born to ...
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How to Draw the Buddha: Explore an Elegant Tibetan Manual from the 18th-Century

Some religions prohibit the depiction of their sacred personages. Tibetan Buddhism isn’t quite so strict, but it does ask that, if you’re going to depict the Buddha, you do it right. Hence aids like the Tibetan Book of Proportions, which provides “36 ink drawings showing precise iconometric guidelines for depicting the Buddha and Bodhisattva figures.” That description comes from the Public Domain Review, where you can behold many of those pages. Printed in the 18th century, “the book is likely ...
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Wonder Woman 1984 in Context – Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #76 The holiday film release season has now passed, having issued only one real blockbuster, which is the return of Wonder Woman. This week’s Pretty Much Pop likewise offers a returning hero:  Our college-going guest from ep. 33 on heroine journeys has now grown into a grad student in comics history, and she brings her deep WW knowledge to consider with your hosts Erica Spyres, Mark Linsenma...
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The joys of being an absolute beginner – for life

The phrase ‘adult beginner’ can sound patronising. It implies you are learning something you should have mastered as a child. But learning is not just for the youngOne day a number of years ago, I was deep into a game of draughts on holiday with my daughter, then almost four, in the small library of a beachfront town. Her eye drifted to a nearby table, where a black-and-white board bristled with far more interesting figures (many a future chess master has been innocently drawn in by “horses” and...
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