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Hawaiian, Gaelic, Yiddish: so you want to learn an endangered language on Duolingo?

Languages do not become endangered peacefully. Duolingo’s efforts to teach such languages have entangled the company in often fraught historical contextsIn October last year, Meena Viswanath, a 31-year-old civil engineer from Berkeley, California, joined a small team of volunteers who were developing a Yiddish course on Duolingo, the free language learning app with over 300 million users. Having grown up in the only Yiddish-speaking family in a majority English-speaking New Jersey neighborhood, ...
Tags: Education, Life and style, Language, New Jersey, Duolingo, Language Resources, Berkeley California, Viswanath, Meena Viswanath


Tinder founder funds sex tips app Lover

Want to spice up the bedroom without paying for pills or awkward visits to a sex therapist? A new app called Lover lets you take a sexual personality quiz, explore carnal knowledge tutorials, and discretely figure out which turn-ons you share with your partner. Built by board certified sexual medicine clinical psychologist Dr. Britney Blair, Lover launches today on iOS with $5 million in seed funding from Tinder founder Sean Rad and other investors. “It is strange that there are such taboos aro...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Europe, UK, Education, Tinder, Sean Rad, Sex, Stanford, Tech, Sex Education, Sexual health


"The enthusiasm of Ms. Eilish’s devotees denotes a striking turnabout, a new generation’s rejection of the flirty babe aesthetic embodied by contemporary idols like Ariana Grande..."

"... in favor of something more crazily improvised and less strenuously sexual. At 18, [Billie] Eilish, who often goes without makeup, favors a pastiche of outsize 1980s and ’90s hip-hop and skater looks. That look speaks assertively to a Gen Z crowd chary of artifice and aggressive displays of sensuality. 'Her look is not about vanity,' said Lucie Greene, a trend forecaster and brand strategist. 'She is flipping the idea of beauty to something surreal, something influenced by gaming and the cyb...
Tags: Fashion, Education, Law, Ariana Grande, Millennials, Billie Eilish, Generation Z, Ann Althouse, Lucie Greene, These Kids Today, Eilish, Amanda Petrusich, Ruth La Ferla, Billie -RSB- Eilish


Itzhak Perlman Appears on Sesame Street and Poignantly Shows Kids How to Play the Violin and Push Through Life’s Limits (1981)

I always champion anything that will improve the lives of people with disabilities and put it on the front burner. - Itzhak Perlman At its best, the Internet expands our horizons, introducing us to new interests and perspectives, forging connections and creating empathy. The educational children's series Sesame Street was doing all that decades earlier. Witness this brief clip from 1981, starring violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and a six-year-old student from the Manhattan School of Music...
Tags: Health, Google, Music, Television, Education, Obama, College, Life, White House, K-12, Beethoven, Wall Street Journal, Facebook Twitter, Bach, Perlman, Itzhak Perlman


Malcolm Gladwell Rebuts the Terrible Advice Given to Students: Don’t Go to “the Best College You Can,” Go to Where You Can Have “Deeply Interesting Conversations with People” at Night

Malcolm Gladwell is a writer of many contrarian opinions. His readers love the way he illustrates his ideas with rhetorical ease, in story after interesting story. Maybe he has too many opinions, say his critics, “who’d prefer it if Gladwell made smaller, more cautious, less dazzling claims,” Oliver Burkeman writes at The Guardian. But we should take some of his arguments, like his defense of Lance Armstrong and doping in sports, less seriously than others, he says himself. “When you wri...
Tags: Google, Education, College, Life, US news, Malcolm Gladwell, Lance Armstrong, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Gladwell, Oliver Burkeman, Durham NC Follow, Burkeman


Giving Thanks: Bach in Nothing By Chance

Seeking refuge from the gloomy, overcast skies that are growing darker as a winter storm crawls across Wisconsin, I turned to my bookshelves in the hope that the title of a tome once read would catch my eye and lift my spirits. As my eyes slid across the books written by Richard Bach, they came to a full stop on Nothing By Chance, A Gypsy Pilot’s Adventures in Modern America. Reading those words instantly recalled his word pictures of barnstorming through the Midwest in his 1929 Detroit-Parks P...
Tags: Google, General, Education, Airports, Lifestyle, Wisconsin, Aviation, Illinois, Midwest, Bach, Earl Grey, Luscombe, Peoria, DAVENPORT Iowa, Modern America, Citabria


I thought I knew about feminism – then I started work in a women’s prison

I wanted to teach the inmates about female empowerment. Instead, they overturned my views on everything from sex work to marriageI thought I knew about feminism. I had the word “FEMINIST” written in black marker pen across the front of my homework diary aged 15, along with an anti-war sticker that incongruously involved a cupcake. I had graduated from the “girl power” of my primary school years to reading Germaine Greer on a beanbag in the college library. I felt sorry for the girls in sixth for...
Tags: Crime, Education, Drugs, Prostitution, Women, Life and style, Society, UK criminal justice, Feminism, Prisons and probation, Germaine Greer, Sex trade, Frida Kahlo


Davar’s College : Unassuming heroes

For more than a century, Davar’s College of Commerce and Secretarial Studies and Practices at Fort has been an affirmative force behind the empowerment of Mumbai’s women Passing through the Fort area is like taking a glimpse at the city’s rather pretty poignant past. As façade after façade of Victorian gorgeousness vies for attention, it is easy to miss out on a modest buffcoloured building with an unassuming sign that reads ‘Davar’s College of Commerce’. URMI CHANDA-VAZ | Mumbai Mirror Davar...
Tags: England, Education, Life, India, Mumbai, Bollywood, Bombay, Fort, Shiamak Davar, Raj, Parsi, Gandhiji, D'Souza, Flora Fountain, Kurush Dalal, Davar


Straight From the Source: Learning What’s Cool for Back-to-School with Goodwill

Despite being well into my 30s, I never forget that August means back-to-school shopping. In fact, I regularly and enthusiastically encourage grown adults to continue their back-to-school shopping patterns for as long as possible. Keeping yourself in clothes that make you feel good is a priority that frequently gets lost once we leave the expressive world of teen wardrobes, and that’s a real shame. In fact, I think that we should be encouraging ourselves to be *gasp*… more like teens when it com...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Japan, Featured, Education, Shopping, Washington, Back To School, Goodwill, Washington State, Thrift, Rainier, Recycled, Don, Olympia, Sánchez


Broadway Bound’s Jimmy Nixon had ‘an incredible gift to connect and inspire’ young actors

The arts educator, who died May 10, made every kid feel like a star.
Tags: News, Education, Life, Obituaries, Theater, Local News, Broadway Bound, Jimmy Nixon


Todd Rundgren’s Advice to Young Artists: Be Free and Fearless, Make Art That Expresses Your True Self, and Never Mind the Critics

The Internet has redeemed graduation season for those of us whose commencement speakers failed to inspire. One of the chief digital pleasures of the season is truffling up words of wisdom that seem ever so much wiser than the ones that were poured past the mortarboard into our own tender ears. Our most-recently found pearls come from the mouth of one of our favorite dark horses, musician, producer, and multimedia pioneer Todd Rundgren, one of Berklee College of Music’s 2017 commencement ...
Tags: Google, Music, Education, College, Life, New York City, Mtv, Patti Smith, Rolling Stone, David Byrne, Todd Rundgren, Berklee, Berklee College of Music, Facebook Twitter, DePauw University, Creem


Stop the summer slide: Here are free educational resources for kids in and around Seattle this summer

Learning should not have to stop when school is out for the summer. Not even if your family is operating on a budget. Here are some great resources to keep your kids engaged and challenged before they return to class in the fall.
Tags: Wellness, Outdoors, Books, News, Education, Entertainment, Life, Lifestyle, Events, Visual Arts, Seattle, Eastside


Mr. Rogers’ Nine Rules for Speaking to Children (1977)

The maxim “children need rules” does not necessarily describe either a right-wing position or a leftist one; either a political or a religious idea. Ideally, it points to observable facts about the biology of developing brains and psychology of developing personalities. It means creating structures that respect kids’ intellectual capacities and support their physical and emotional growth. Substituting "structure" for rules suggests even more strongly that the “rules” are mainly requirements for...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Television, Education, College, Life, David, Atlantic, K-12, Rogers, Facebook Twitter, Fred Rogers, Josh Jones, Susan Sontag, Sontag, Greenwald


A topless photo ruined this teacher's career. Now she's speaking out

Lauren Miranda says what should have been an innocuous photo spun out of control – and would have a different outcome for a man in her positionLauren Miranda’s nightmare began as a school day like any other. She was teaching math during first period at Bellport middle school on Long Island, New York, when she received a text from a friend in another building. There was a nude photo going around, and kids were saying it was her.“I just thought it was impossible,” Miranda told the Guardian. “I was...
Tags: Gender, New York, Education, Privacy, Women, Life and style, US news, Miranda, US education, Long Island New York, Bellport, Lauren Miranda


Being Your Best Means Taking Care of Yourself

In your never-ending endeavor to be everything to everyone in your family, don’t forget to take some time to focus on your own needs and make choices to start taking care of yourself. In the short term, that means making space in your day-to-day life for rest, entertainment and the things that keep you happy and content. It could be reading a novel, watching an episode of your favorite TV show, or getting together with your best friend for coffee and a catch-up. It’s whatever keeps you cen...
Tags: Work From Home, Fashion, Education, Motherhood, Self Care, Mom Life, Home Life, Relationships & Marriage, Stay At Home Moms


Are LGBTQ seniors dying of loneliness? It’s possible, research says

UW researcher Karen Fredriksen Goldsen has found that one-third of older LGBTQ people are single and acutely lonely — so much so that their lives might be in danger.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Life, Lifestyle, Local News, UW, Karen Fredriksen Goldsen


"[Griffin] Spikoski’s parents told filmmakers that they decided to remove their son from high school as his dedication to gaming deepened."

"With his notoriety increasing... Spikoski struggled to manage two worlds — and two personalities — that felt increasingly divergent. In person, Spikoski is shy and anxious. In the virtual world, he is confident, playful and mischievous. 'I think he made it through three days of high school and he had issues every day that he was there — either being distracted in class because people wanted his attention or feeling like he had to be Sceptic at school,' Connolly said. Spikoski’s parents said the...
Tags: Education, Video Games, Children, Law, Careers, Connolly, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Griffin -RSB- Spikoski, Spikoski, Griffin Spikoski


'It was our catwalk': the children who gave their town a fashion makeover

How one Welsh town became the backdrop for a remarkable fashion shoot. Words by Paula Cocozza. Photographs by Clémentine Schneidermann and Charlotte JamesAfter their costume workshop at the Gellideg youth centre in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, some of the girls who had taken part braved the wind and the rain to parade the streets in their finery. It was soon after Halloween, November 2016. They were dressed in black, in extravagant hats, faces pale as the moon. Ice-cold curls, frozen by gel and ...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Education, Children, Wales, Life and style, Society, Art and design, Charlotte James, Bristol Continue, Paula Cocozza, Fashion and textiles, Clémentine Schneidermann, Charlotte JamesAfter, Schneidermann James, Martin Parr Foundation


Lynn Enright Destroys Myths About the Female Body

In her new book Vagina: A Re-Education, Lynn Enright (journalist and “accidental vagina specialist”) is debunking the myths, theories and lies that many women grew up believing. From gender bias in sex education to pain, pleasure, pregnancy and beyond, Enright explores the female body and the experience of living inside one—with many personal anecdotes. Enright spoke with Kelly Pigram about the book, which is fascinating …
Tags: Health, Books, Gender, Science, Design, Education, Anatomy, Sex, Reading, Culture, Bodies, Linkaboutit, Enright, Kelly Pigram, Lynn Enright, Vagina: A Re-Education


"Going to another country is giving up control. And women are more comfortable than men at not being in control."

My son John quotes the orientation leader of his study-abroad program. He's reading that Atlantic article — "Why Are So Few Male Students Studying Abroad?" — that we were talking about a few days ago here. The quote in the post title pushes me to think of what Instapundit wrote when he linked to my post: "My hypothesis... People do study abroad in hopes of meeting new sexual partners. Men, heavily outnumbered on campus by women, don’t have to go abroad for that. Women, with a shortage of men on ...
Tags: Travel, Education, Law, Sex, Relationships, Atlantic, John, Instapundit, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference


Skin in the game: do we need to take down nudes – or look at them harder?

The Royal Academy’s major exhibition of nudes features equal numbers of naked men and women. Is this progress?Things look different after #MeToo. And not just after #MeToo, but after several years of a surging fourth wave of feminism. There has been fury against patriarchy – with the term itself, after decades of dormancy, surging back into use to explain everything from the rise of Donald Trump to sexual violence in India to pay inequality in western Europe.Everywhere, dams of silence and fear ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Education, India, Women, Painting, Life and style, Society, World news, Body Image, Culture, Feminism, Art and design, Drawing, Sexuality, Royal Academy of Arts


Bedtime social media use may be harming UK teenagers, study says

Exclusive: a fifth of 13- to 15-year-olds ‘spend five hours or more a day on social media’Teenagers in Britain may be putting their health and education at risk by spending too much time on social media at bedtime, according to a major study into adolescent sleep habits.More than a third of teenagers spent at least three hours a day on social media, with a fifth devoting at least five hours to the activity, researchers found. Those who were on social media for three hours or more daily were most...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Media, Education, Sleep, Children, Social Media, Life and style, Society, UK News, Britain, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing


You Are Never Too Good to Stop Learning

--> I once read an article in Wired magazine about a guy who had developed an airplane with foldable wings that you can tow behind a car. It was a long article, and I was very interested in this airplane because at one point in my life I was studying to be a pilot. As I read the article I realized that this particular guy was having a ton of fun. He was trying to develop something that would revolutionize aviation and was really trying to change the world with his airplane. It was an exciting ar...
Tags: New York, Featured, Education, Marketing, Careers, Sales, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Life Lessons, Aviation, Job Search, Career Advice, Boeing, Hopkins, Kauai, Maui


The class pay gap: why it pays to be privileged

Within Britain’s elite occupations, the advantages of class are still mistaken for talent. By Sam Friedman and Daniel LaurisonMark has one of the most coveted jobs in television. As a senior commissioner at one of Britain’s biggest broadcasters, he controls a budget extending to the millions. And every day, a steady stream of independent television producers arrive at his desk desperate to land a pitch. At just 39, Mark is young to wield such power. After making his name as a programmemaker, he ...
Tags: London, Money, Media, Students, Education, Careers, Society, Work & careers, Britain, Higher Education, Schools, Social Mobility, University of Oxford, Oxbridge and elitism, Access to university, University of Cambridge


How To Improve Your Teaching Skills

Every year teachers are encouraged to challenge themselves at finding ways to improve their abilities. Whether you teach in a school or you are a homeschooler, you likely think about this idea often and strive to come up with ways for how you can be more successful in your role. Review the following suggestions for how you can improve your teaching skills and run a better classroom. This can be a difficult task because it’s not always easy to self-evaluate and be honest with yourself ab...
Tags: Fashion, Students, Education, Teacher, Homeschooling, Social Media Group, Classroom, Homeschool, Elementary School, National Organization, Home Life, Home Education, Teaching Skills


How Can Modern Moms Prepare Teens For College?

We are about to delve into a topic that can be a real hot-button issue for parents: sending your kids to college. It can be a sensitive subject for parents dreading having to deal with the silence, the absence, and the empty nest syndrome that arises when a child (who is no longer a child) branches out on his or her own to experience the “real world.” College is the first experience many young people have with adult-level responsibility. How their parents prepare their kids ahead of ti...
Tags: Fashion, Teens, Education, Parenting, College, College Students, Student, Campus, Don, Home Life, College Degree, Back To College, College Course, College Classes, Modern Moms, Best School


Hijab Fixation: Deciding Our Heaven And Hell

            One day my 18-year-old son, messaged me: Then the next day, he sent me screen shots of a conversation that took place between him and his friends on Twitter. Before I share those tweets, I just want the readers to know that these young men’s ages range between 18-21. They are raised in practicing Muslim families by parents whose second home is the masjid. They are well-mannered, polite and the kind of boys you would want your son to be friends with. A few more c...
Tags: Education, Parenting, Life, Relationships, Religion, Women, Qatar, Hell, Spirituality, Middle East, Islam, Men, Manners, Heaven, Worship, Muslims


Orkney rated Britain's best place to live in terms of quality of life

Scotland and north of England dominate top five as measured by housing, crime and schoolsOrkney is the best place to live in the UK, with cheap houses, low crime, good schools and a population who are among the happiest and healthiest in the country, according to the annual Halifax quality of life survey.The survey found that all the top five best places to live in the UK were in Scotland or the north of England. Richmondshire in the north of the Yorkshire Dales came second, while the appropriat...
Tags: Business, UK, England, Crime, Money, Education, Housing, Scotland, Life and style, Communities, Society, UK News, Britain, Health & wellbeing, Schools, Halifax


Get ready for the “Super Blood Wolf Moon” … or not

There is, however, a legitimately interesting lunar event coming: a total eclipse.
Tags: Outdoors, Science, News, Education, Life, Lifestyle, Local News, Puget Sound


Revenues digest: Myntra revenue down by 80%, Byjus’ shoots up by 97% in FY18

Myntra Flipkart-owned Myntra’s revenues fell sharply by 80% to Rs 427 crore in FY2018 from Rs 2,000 crore last year, reports the Economic Times. Myntra told ET that the data points are partial and do not give the entire picture of Myntra. The company’s losses were down by 76% to Rs 151... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Ecommerce, Fashion, News, Education, Internet, Earnings, Revenues, Jabong, Economic Times, Myntra, Byju



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