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Everything's Negotiable -- Including Real Estate Commissions

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.01.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Real estate is a business, and selling your home is a business transaction. You shouldn't have any hesitation in negotiating the cost of marketing and selling your home.

For Young Syrians, School's Always Out and Not Just for Summer

Maysa Jalbout | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Maysa Jalbout

As the school year wraps up, most children are already focused on their summer plans. But today, for more than five million Syrian children inside and outside the country, summer is not a joyous break from routine.

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I Found Myself at UC Berkeley

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.03.2014 | College
Andrew Lam

Pelaud had always been an outsider. Born in 1965 to a French father and a Vietnamese mother who didn't speak much French, she grew up in rural France feeling isolated, both geographically and culturally. She had trouble making friends and didn't do well in school. No one believed that she would amount to much.

What Is A Teacher?

Natasha Walizer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Natasha Walizer

A teacher believes there are no bad students, just challenging ones. A teacher will question and teach her students how to question. A teacher's day does not end when the buses pull out.

Nasty Neural Habits: Take 2 Positive Thoughts and Call Me in the Morning

Marc Gopin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc Gopin

The first step in healing the destruction in our world is healing the destruction in our own thoughts. Moving on from that to positive thinking we have discovered an infinite world of possibility that creates real change in human relations that emerges from inside the resilient human brain.

5 Amazing Libraries You Must Visit

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

To safeguard libraries from analog death, modern book houses are spruced up with crazy cool architectural cues and new forms of media to keep you people comfortable and entertained while being informed.

Future of Learning: Educational Reforms in India via Technology

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

While the four year college education would help students who aspire to go abroad for higher studies, the same would mean a disaster for students from a lower middle class section of the society, who want to quickly graduate and join the workforce.

If Public Education is Outsourced to Private Businesses: A Cautionary Tale

Alan Singer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Alan Singer

In some quarters in the United States, the supposed superiority of unregulated capitalist enterprise over government programs for the delivery of social services is a virtual religious mantra. But should it be?

12 Ways Teaching Is Like Baseball

Rick Ayers | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Rick Ayers

Often teachers work behind closed doors, alone. But the colleagues are important to hold you up, back you up, and make that awesome diving catch.

Who Pays for Our Kids' Education?

Marc Joseph | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Marc Joseph

We are a well-educated society, so how did we get ourselves into this cycle of putting this financial burden and stress on the teachers who we entrust with our kids every day?

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are hogging the floor when men are actually dominating.

What I Learned From Turning Down My Dream College

The Prospect | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
The Prospect

Fed up with my moping, my mom told me, "you deserve to go to a place that wants you." She was absolutely right, there's no good that comes from pining after someone or something that doesn't reciprocate.

How Heavy Are the Biggest Waves in the Ocean?

The Surf Channel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports
The Surf Channel

One thing they are deeply informed about are the waves themselves. It's difficult to deny how absolutely breathtaking a big wave can be, but what kind of power does it pack?

Positively Deviant School Reform?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 06.27.2014 | Education
Sam Chaltain

If you had six months, little to no resources, and a clear mandate to solve a chronic country-wide problem -- what would you do? As someone who cares deeply about American public education, I believe a certain approach could yield great returns.

We, the People

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Fifty years later it's time for another movement to demand a fairer and more just Mississippi and America and end the violence of poverty and illiteracy. Repeat after me: We, the people.

Poll: California Voters Losing Faith in Common Core

Emily Richmond | Posted 06.27.2014 | Education
Emily Richmond

The annual PACE/USC Rossier School of Education poll queried more than 1,000 Californians to gauge their views on a number of key issues, including the recent Vergara vs. California teacher tenure ruling and the job performance of state and national policymakers.

America: How We Look Now

Jessie Tromberg | Posted 06.27.2014 | Fifty
Jessie Tromberg

The Fourth of July, the day we celebrate American independence, always makes me remember the old Saturday Evening Post magazine with its cover paintings of idyllic American life. Last month -- on June 3, to be precise -- I believe I actually lived one of those covers.

A Few Cups of Java: Setting Up the Environment

Ahsan Zahid | Posted 06.27.2014 | Huffpost Code
Ahsan Zahid

Before we can jump straight into writing code and seeing what it does, we need a place to write code, and a way to run it.

Enough Is Enough: Pennsylvania Must Contribute Its Fair Share to Fund Our Schools

Brian Sims | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Sims

For the last several years, we have found ourselves facing an unacceptable lack of state funding for schools. This year we are once again facing the Commonwealth's dereliction of duty in properly funding our public schools.

Stemming the Leaks and Backflow in the STEM Diversity Pipeline

Andrew G. Campbell | Posted 06.27.2014 | Science
Andrew G. Campbell

Built into this pipeline metaphor is the assumption that the pipeline lays flat and that the momentum of every individual going through is unchanged. The data tell a different story.

The Pursuit of a Dream

Damali Elliott | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Damali Elliott

In 2009, I had what I like to call a "crisis of purpose" and began a search to find my unique talent and life passion. Although the decision was ard...

School's Out, But Learning Doesn't Have to End

David R. Mosena | Posted 06.27.2014 | Education
David R. Mosena

To those of us in the science education business, summer is an exciting season, but one that makes our youth's minds vulnerable. It's known as the "summer brain drain" -- and it's real.

Could You Have Handled an 8-5 Schedule When You Were in High School?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.27.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Over the past four years, students in the first graduating class of Southland College Prep Charter High School spent five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. preparing for the next phase of their lives.

In Praise of 'Small Data': How Targeted Analytics -- Not 'Big Data' -- Are Transforming Education Today

Brian Kibby | Posted 06.27.2014 | Technology
Brian Kibby

One of the more useful trends in education today is analytic-driven instruction, the strategic application of analytics based on targeted sets of learning data -- things like assignment scores, time spent on the material, progress in an adaptive learning environment.

Is Teacher Attrition Actually Increasing?

Matthew Di Carlo | Posted 06.26.2014 | Education
Matthew Di Carlo

Over the past few years, one can find a regular flow of writing attempting to explain the increase in teacher attrition. Usually, these explanations come in the form of advocacy -- that is, people who don't like a given policy or policies assert that they are the reasons for the rise in teachers leaving.