Technology has its own purposes.
There should be nothing surprising about what the Donald Trump has done in his first week-but he had underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.
When women aren’t present for senior-level decision-making, companies can fail to see the value of shows and products that appeal more directly to the female half of the population.
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For those of us who grew up behind the Iron Curtain with dreams of owning real jeans, the U.K.’s vote feels like a personal rejection.
Spotify’s long-time competitor-which was a better streaming service in most every way-will imminently file for bankruptcy. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now >
Technology If a Pulitzer-finalist 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > The web, as it appears at any one moment, is a phantasmagoria.
http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/404890/prison-inherited-trait/ In this animated interview, the sociologist Bruce Western explains the current inevitability of prison for certain demographics of young black men and how it’s become a normal life event. “We’ve chosen the response of the deprivation of liberty for a historically aggrieved group, whose liberty in the United States was never firmly established to begin with,” Western says.
A recent scholarly paper on “microaggressions” uses them to chart the ascendance of a new moral code in American life. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Last fall at Oberlin College, a talk held as part of Latino Heritage Month was scheduled on the same evening that intramural soccer games were held.
All over America, people have put small “give one, take one” book exchanges in front of their homes. Then they were told to tear them down. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Three years ago, The Los Angeles Times published a feel-good story on the Little Free Library movement.
The CDC weighs in: Early class times are taking a toll on adolescents’ health and academic performance. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > For the first time, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging education policymakers to start middle- and high-school classes later in the morning.
Technology The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees. “My dearest Ulmus,” the message began. “As I was leaving St. Mary’s College today I was struck, not by a branch, but by your radiant beauty.
Female athletes have historically received very little attention from activists and advocates for gender equality. Why? When I told my friends and family I’d be going to Brazil for the World Cup last year, they looked at me like I’d just won the lottery.
This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asserted that killer Dylann Roof had a “a sick and twisted view of the flag” which did not reflect “the people in our state who respect and in many ways revere it.”
The flag that Dylann Roof embraced, which many South Carolinians embrace, endorses the violence he committed . Last night, Dylann Roof walked into a Charleston church, sat for a moment, and then killed nine people. Roof’s crime can not be divorced from the ideology of white supremacy which long animated his state nor from its potent symbol-the Confederate flag.
Entertainment Along with the Nancy Drew series, almost all of the thrillers in the popular teenage franchise were produced by ghostwriters, thanks to a business model that proved to be prescient. In the opening pages of a recent installment of the children’s book series The Hardy Boys, black smoke drifts though the ruined suburb of Bayport.
It’s freezing and snowy. It’s a million degrees and humid. Your kids are sick. The repairman is coming. You have a doctor’s appointment. Whatever the reason, many workers are lucky enough to be able to take advantage of workplaces that offer a bit of flexibility as to when and where they work.
Forty-seven percent of the time, the average mind is wandering. It wanders about a third of the time while a person is reading, talking with other people, or taking care of children. It wanders 10 percent of the time, even, during sex. And that wandering, according to psychologist , is not good for well-being.