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Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta Joining Yahoo News

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.08.2014 | Media
Michael Calderone

Garance Frank-Ruta, a senior editor at The Atlantic, is joining Yahoo News.

Could Poetry Start an Educational Revolution?

Travis Nichols | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Dorothea Lasky is a force of nature. Not only has she published three full-length books and numerous chapbooks of magnificent poetry, she is also a fierce advocate for placing creativity at the core of childhood education.

Existential Journalism Revisited

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here we go again. What is journalism? Who is a journalist? How do you educate journalists? It's an existential question that's becoming more pertinen...

Kindea Labs Animates The Atlantic

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Jonathan Ezer

Richard Florida recently published an article in The Atlantic called "The Boom Towns and Ghost Towns of the New Economy." We liked it, so we animate...

Here's One Way to Wreck a Child's Education: Take Away Recess

Hayley Krischer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

I understand that teachers are trying to control their classroom. I know many of the classrooms give rewards as well as take-away reward systems. But taking away a crucial part of a child's learning -- play -- is unproductive when getting a kid to sit still.

To The Atlantic: Don't Let Conservation Finance Go The Way Of Obamacare And Climate Science

Forest Trends | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

The American Tea Party hates Obamacare. They hate it with a visceral passion because it's a government program that may - just may - succeed where the...

Who Does How Much Homework: A Response to The Atlantic

Anna Leahy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Anna Leahy

Too much homework is a problem, and the fast-approaching Common Core State Standards will probably make that situation worse. But there exist bigger problems in this world, too, and these overarching problems are not unrelated to who's doing how much homework.

The Case For High School Sports

Kai Sato | Posted 11.27.2013 | Sports
Kai Sato

The Atlantic article suggests that in place of high school sports, kids could play on club teams outside of school. But that misses the critical role that high school sports play in America's unparalleled sports infrastructure.

7 Quirky Ways to Find Inspiration on a Deadline

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Taylor Shute

One of the great struggles of any creative profession is coming up with an ingenious and original idea in a timely manner. Lightning strikes of inspiration are often few and far between, which makes it hard to convince people to give you money for your ideas.

Compassion Fatigue About Syria... Already?

Susan Moeller | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media
Susan Moeller

Today the news is moving beyond the photos from Syria. Other events and issues clamor for our attention, including stories and questions about possible humanitarian abuses on all sides of the Syrian conflict. But let us fight against compassion fatigue.

This Is Fascinating: Detailed Account of Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion | Posted 08.21.2013 | Black Voices

On this day in 1831, Nat Turner began what would turn out to be the deadliest slave rebellion in American history. Over the course of 48 hours, Turner...

The 7 Most Mind-Boggling Things About Bottled Water

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

In The Atlantic's new video series, "Economics in Plain English," business editor Derek Thompson addresses the question of why bottled water is so exp...

Post Readers to Bezos: Get It Right

Jim Moore | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Jim Moore

From my desk in a downtown office roughly equidistant from the Post and the White House, I felt a silence muffle the capital at 4:41, the very moment I was reading the breaking news of the Graham-to-Bezos handoff.

Post Readers to Bezos: Get It Right

Jim Moore | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media
Jim Moore

From my desk in a downtown office roughly equidistant from the Post and the White House, I felt a silence muffle the capital at 4:41, the very moment I was reading the breaking news of the Graham-to-Bezos handoff.

Washington Should Play Ball

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Peter A. Georgescu

Before we kill a program that passes every logical test, let's make sure that the program is executing the intended mission and that the measurements are properly designed to reflect the appropriate outcomes.

The Masculine Mystique: How Are We Going to Make This Happen?

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents
Allison O'Kelly

I wholeheartedly agree with Marche's view that the need for flexibility, balance and alignment isn't just a family or workplace issue, or a mothers versus fathers issue. It's all of the above.

Tropical Storm Dorian Gains Strength In Atlantic

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | World

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Dorian is weakening some as it moves across the open Atlantic, far from land. The storm's maximum sustained winds were n...

Mindfulness: An Adventure in Transformation

Patrick Groneman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrick Groneman

On the surface, mindfulness works in seemingly boring swaths of activity -- long lengths of time sitting in quiet spaces, sometimes thinking, sometimes feeling one's breath. How can something so simple be so transformative?

WATCH: Why President Obama Never Talks About Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact

In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin verdict, Ta-Nehisi Coates' interview with The Huffington Post at the Aspen Ideas festival last month is strange...

Bunk About Junk Food

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

While I agree that we can benefit from choosing a better chip, I think it's flaky at best to suggest that junk food will ever be beneficial. It is, in fact, oxymoronic -- give or take the oxy. If a food is good for us, it isn't junk.

Fast Food Could End Obesity

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter A. Georgescu

The trick is to get people to eat healthfully incrementally, slowly, in stealthy ways, in the places where they actually eat now. Don't try to get a McDonald's customer to shop at a farm market. Keep him coming to McDonalds, but improve his diet when he's there.

The Worm Is Turning on School Reform

John Thompson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

During the Obama administration, corporate reformers got everything on their wish list and billions of scarce dollars funded their pet hypotheses. But, now, teachers, parents, students, and many policy makers are in "open rebellion."

Designed for Democracy: When Public Goes Private a Park Loses Its Heart

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Nationally, in the wake of urban growth and renewal, there is considerable debate about whether public parks and open space should be given away or sold to for-profit enterprises. Are they valuable civic resources or just places to put stuff?

Why We Need a Little Oversharing

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 08.11.2013 | Women
Kimberly Couzens

Victorian-era tradition dictated that a lady's name should only appear in the newspaper three times: upon her birth, marriage and death. I can only assume that having a blog plus a Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest account would have been frowned upon.

Business Needs a Course in 'Momonomics'

John Gerzema | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
John Gerzema

The University of Virginia's mascot, The Cavalier, was stretched into new, unwelcome meaning recently by the comments of a major donor, hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones.