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Back To School Beauty : Splurge Or Save?

Kendall Pope | Posted 09.16.2016 | College
Kendall Pope

College is a time to learn all about money management. There's books to buy, pizza to eat, beer to drink and at some point you have to learn which of those three to save your money on.

Homework Is For Rich Kids

Meagan McGovern | Posted 10.11.2016 | Parents
Meagan McGovern

Homework. Everyone hates it: Teachers hate grading it, parents hate supervising it, kids hate doing it. It’s been studied for more than 60 years, ...

Katrina Pain Index 2016: Race and Class Gap Widening

Bill Quigley | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Summary. Hurricane Katrina hit eleven years ago. Population of the City of New Orleans is down by over 95,000 people from 484,674 in 2000 to 389,617...

Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

Genocide In East Texas: A History Of The Slocum Massacre

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

One of our most read "This Day in History" posts is about the July 29, 1910, Slocum Massacre—the racially charged murders by whites on the Black pop...

5 Foolproof Hairstyles That Will Look Good With And Without Your Graduation Cap On

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.17.2016 | Style
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Sarah Wu. Photo: Courtesy of @arianagrande via Instagram So you've got your cap and gown, and now it's time to think detail...

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

The Fallacy of the Ostensible Race-Deficient Class-Based Analysis

Kirsten John Foy | Posted 03.03.2017 | Black Voices
Kirsten John Foy

How can we engage in robust debate about ending income inequality, wage theft and poverty without understanding and acknowledging our economic history and the seemingly immortal legacy that slavery has left for us to grapple with?

Will Reed Hastings' $100m Education Fund Help Poor People Get a Better Education?

James Baxley | Posted 01.22.2017 | Fifty
James Baxley

I do not think throwing money at a problem will make it go away. And this is especially true with education. Firstly, I think our education system is ...

Christmas Birthday... Blessing or Curse?

Carol A Miele | Posted 12.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carol A Miele

My mother went into labor on Christmas morning 1944. She gave birth to me a few hours later. I was her third and last child. They took me home, swaddl...

Hey Air Travelers, Here's How to Make Coach Feel Like First

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.15.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Air travel can be a humiliating, dehumanizing and even torturous experience -- at least according to my e-mail inbox. I hear often from readers like ...

A Matter of Northern Pride

Celia Buckman | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics
Celia Buckman

The momentum against the Confederate Flag and the surge in renaming of buildings of the South has yet to have reached the North, where white supremacy has historically taken, and continues to take, forms other than slavery.

Seeing Dark Matter As The Key To The Universe -- And Human Empathy

Lisa Randall | Posted 10.28.2016 | Science
Lisa Randall

Most people mistake their own perspective, shaped by their subjective and limited perception, for the absolute reality of the external world. Questioning this assumption is what advanced our research on dark matter. It is also the only thing that has ever advanced human empathy.

The Problem With Teach For America's 'Work Hard, Get Smart' Mantra

Sarah Matsui | Posted 10.28.2016 | Education
Sarah Matsui

The narrative of 'Work Hard, Get Smart' and 'No Excuses' demands individual hero sacrifice. This kind of oversimplified idealism encouraged dehumanizing behaviors among many TFA corps members and negatively impacted their well-being as people and as teachers.

The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood (Excerpt #1)

Kevin Powell | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
Kevin Powell

Fists pounded my face from every angle. I am so stupid for coming out into this hallway, I thought. I should've known they'd be out here waiting for me. I wanted to scream, but I resolved to take the beating as punishment for my life.

It's Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History?

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

As students compare the actual Constitution with their classroom-generated Constitution, they realize that the framers took sides. But why these particular sides? Inevitably, most students want to learn who wrote the Constitution and which social groups they represented.

Adorable Puppies Go to School And Have Classic First Day Jitters [VIDEO]

Posted 10.23.2015 | Good News

Can you smell the fresh pencil shavings and crisp apples? The leaves are changing, sweaters making a return to department store shelves and students a...

Who Dares to Talk About Class? Just in Time for Labor Day

Joerg Rieger | Posted 09.01.2016 | Religion
Joerg Rieger

Buffett is on to something and the rest of us might benefit from paying attention. Unless we give some thought as to how we are all related to each other and who wins and who loses, a small group will keep winning and the majority -- both people and the environment -- will keep losing.

Why We Should Talk to Our Kids About Class and Privilege

Lori Day | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Lori Day

I remember the very first, rather generic conversation I had with my daughter when she was in elementary school about how her life compared with the lives of other children on this planet.

9 College Courses That Will Have You Geeking Out And Rethinking Your Major

Posted 08.04.2015 | Technology

Colleges across the country are getting creative with their curriculum. Each year, universities are inspiring new generations of students to debate th...

A Radical Revolution: Our Nation Our World

Audrey Addison Williams | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
Audrey Addison Williams

The Shift is here! We The People have taken back our Power, found our voice, accepted that we are called and are "joining" together. We are brilliant, we are principled, we are fearless, we are visionaries AND we are unstoppable.

Rediscovering the Joys of Poetry

Betty Revah | Posted 06.28.2015 | Arts
Betty Revah

Nothing beats the feeling of finally understanding what the poet means, especially when you can think of it in the context of your own life.

Screw You, I Am Asian 'American'

Mason Hsieh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mason Hsieh

While it may not have been Tammy's intent, posing this seemingly innocuous question is a poorly disguised microaggression that perpetuates the belief that Asian-Americans are cultural and racial outsider within the American context. T

The Invisibility of Class, and the Hegemony of Conservative Ideas, in Contemporary America

David Coates | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
David Coates

The underlying centrality of class to the nature of our contemporary economic and social condition continues to go largely unacknowledged. It is an acknowledgment that is now long overdue.

5 Rules For Your First Boot Camp Class

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Comedy
Rebecca Smith Masterson

Here are five things you need to know before attending a boot camp class. You're welcome.