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3 Outfits to Take on a Summer Vacation

Quick ways to look fabulous on your next trip!
Tags: Travel, College, Vacation, Dresses, Sandals, Swimwear, Travel Style, Fashion Tips, Ripped Jeans, Casual Outfits, One-piece Swimsuits


Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary

Eight Microsoft interns have developed a new language learning tool that uses the smartphone camera to help adults improve their English literacy by learning the words for the things around them. The app, Read My World, lets you take a picture with your phone to learn from a library of over 1,500 words. The photo can be of a real-world object or text found in a document, Microsoft says. The app is meant to either supplement formal classroom training or offer a way to learn some words for thos...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Apps, Education, Microsoft, Tech, Bbc, Taiwan, Language, Android Apps, Microsoft Garage, Language Learning, Microsoft Cognitive Services, Google Lens, Nicole Joyal


How a disability changed this medical student

As a college freshman in 2012, my life seemed perfect. I was attending Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, with the dream of becoming a pediatric oncologist. To that end, I was serving as a volunteer, researcher, and clinical intern at the world-renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I was thriving in my classes and building […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Neurology, St Jude Children 's Research Hospital, Memphis TN, Rhodes College, PA NP, CRNA


New Web Project Immortalizes the Overlooked Women Who Helped Create Rock and Roll in the 1950s

“For sixty years, conventional wisdom has told us that women generally did not perform rock and roll during the 1950s,” writes Leah Branstetter, Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Case Western Reserve University. Like so many cultural forms into which we are initiated, through education, personal interest, and general osmosis, this popular form of Western music—now a genre with seventy years under its belt—has functioned as an almost ideal example of the great man theory of history. It can seem l...
Tags: Google, Music, College, New York City, History, Richard, James Dean, WFMU, Omaha Nebraska, Facebook Twitter, Bryant, Moore, Joan Jett, Roll Hall of Fame, Rosetta Tharpe, Frankie Lymon


The Creative Life of Jim Henson Explored in a Six-Part Documentary Series

What is a Muppet? Homer Simpson once offered this explanation: "It's not quite a mop and it's not quite a puppet, but man..." — before cracking up with amusement. "So to answer your question, I don't know." That episode of The Simpsons aired in the mid-1990s, a somewhat fallow period for Jim Henson's puppet-like (though less so mop-like) creations,  but the decades between now and then have shown them to be at least as culturally influential as Matt Groening's family of Springfieldians. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Television, College, History, Muppets, Matt Groening, Seoul, Sam, David Lynch, Facebook Twitter, Homer Simpson, Jim, Jim Henson, Henson, Colin Marshall


New Web Project Immortalizes the Overlooked Women Who Helped Shape Rock and Roll in the 1950s

“For sixty years, conventional wisdom has told us that women generally did not perform rock and roll during the 1950s,” writes Leah Branstetter, Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Case Western Reserve University. Like so many cultural forms into which we are initiated, through education, personal interest, and general osmosis, this popular form of Western music—now a genre with seventy years under its belt—has functioned as an almost ideal example of the great man theory of history. It can seem l...
Tags: Google, Music, College, New York City, History, Richard, James Dean, WFMU, Omaha Nebraska, Facebook Twitter, Bryant, Moore, Joan Jett, Roll Hall of Fame, Rosetta Tharpe, Frankie Lymon


How Computers Ruined Rock Music

There are purists out there who think computers ruined electronic music, made it cold and alien, removed the human element: the warm, warbling sounds of analog oscillators, the unpredictability of analog drum machines, synthesizers that go out of tune and have minds of their own. Musicians played those instruments, plugged and patched them together, tried their best to control them. They did not program them. Then came digital samplers, MIDI, DAWs (digital audio workstations), pitch corr...
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Special education can be confusing. Here are terms and programs you should know.

This two-part Education Lab glossary of special education terms will hopefully make it easier for you to understand and navigate the world of special education.
Tags: Education, Education Lab, Local News


Soaring numbers of children are born in drug withdrawal. As they reach school age, here’s what one city is doing about it.

From Washington to West Virginia, the number of children born in withdrawal from opioids and other drugs has skyrocketed, and those babies — now elementary-school students — present challenges that teachers say they have never encountered at such a scale.
Tags: Education, Education Lab, Health, Local News, Northwest


Hautelinks: Tan France’s New Show, a Summer ’19 Bucket List, & More

Here's what we're reading on the internet right now.
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Johannes Kepler Theorized That Each Planet Sings a Song, Each in a Different Voice: Mars is a Tenor; Mercury, a Soprano; and Earth, an Alto

Johannes Kepler determined just how the planets of our solar system make their way around the sun. He published his innovative work on the subject from 1609 to 1619, and in the final year of that decade he also came up with a theory that each planet sings a song, and each in a different voice at that. Mars is a tenor, Mercury is a soprano, and Earth, as the BBC show QI (or Quite Interesting) recently tweeted, " is an alto that sings two notes Mi and Fa, which Kepler read as 'Miseriam & Famem', ...
Tags: Astronomy, Music, Science


Valencia middle-schooler is on her way to Scripps Spelling Bee

For a sixth-grader, Chloe Na is already pretty accomplished. She wrote a 120-page book with a friend about an Alaskan husky that overcame the challenges that faced him as leader of the pack with the help of his friends. She likes to bake macaroons and cinnamon rolls, make origami and art and read, read, read. Chloe started on the Harry Potter books in the second grade, her mom said. As for her future plans, she said she may want to be a surgeon, or work in architecture. The 12-year-old, of Valen...
Tags: Local News, Education, Top Stories LADN


3 Simple & Easy Graduation Party Outfits

It's time to party!
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Graduation 2019: Thrown off course by the Vietnam War, Huntington Beach veteran finishes college at 71

  Graduate Joe Taylor at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Taylor graduated with a bachelorÕs degree in business administration. The Huntington Beach resident had something to prove to himself, and a promise to fulfill to his twin 19-year-old granddaughters. A decorated Navy combat veteran, Taylor had been on the college track when he returned from the Vietnam War in 1972. However, the psychological effects of the war and the need to support his growing famil...
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Coupons & Sales: The Memorial Day 2019 Sales You Need to Know

Here's where to save on beauty and fashion this weekend.
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Class to Night Out: Camo Pants

Here are some easy ideas for how to style these '00s throwbacks.
Tags: Fashion Tips, 1990s, 2000s, Camouflage, Pants


Winnetka middle-schooler is on his way back to Scripps Spelling Bee

Eleven million. That’s the number of students who started out last fall in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Now, after months of contests and rounds of elimination, the 565 finalists are headed to Washington, D.C. for the final competition beginning on Monday. And 12-year-old Ayle Guevarra of Winnetka is ready. He’s been down this road before. The seventh-grader at Ernest Lawrence Middle School, is a bit of a veteran to the national competition. He competed last year in Washington, D.C., and p...
Tags: Local News, Education, LAUSD, Top Stories LADN


Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Electrolysis

Have you ever thought about getting permanent hair removal? Here are all of the things you should consider when making your decision to start electrolysis.
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Recognizing the secret identity of physicians

It was recently National Teacher Appreciation Week, and many were busy recognizing their superhero teachers.  Schools dedicate the week to their teachers, parents bustle about with flowers, handmade cards, and gift baskets.   For me, though last week was an interesting reflection on how I define a teacher.  During Teacher Appreciation Week I recalled my fourth-grade […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Education, Hospital-Based Medicine, Medical school


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: Education, Graduation Speech, Life, Music


USC gynecologist preyed on Asian students, says confidential report

LOS ANGELES — Former USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall showed signs of psychopathy and preyed on Asian students, according to a confidential report from a team of medical experts hired by the school to evaluate him. Despite the findings, the university did not fire Tyndall or report the findings to the Medical Board of California, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Lawyers for the school instead chose to arrange an undisclosed deal that allowed Tyndall to resign with a sizeable financial...
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These Entrepreneurs Take a Pragmatic Approach to Solving Social Problems

Using business to create social change has been at the center of many entrepreneurial efforts by Harvard Business School alumni. Howard Stevenson discusses their pragmatic approaches to overcoming long odds, featured in a new book. [Author: by Dina Gerdeman]
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Tencent’s latest education push is a nod to new collaborative structure

When Tencent announced it had formed a new education brand this week, the internet giant wasn’t just flexing the muscles to conquer China’s booming online education sector. The new initiative is also an early result of Tencent’s long plan to foster more internal collaboration at a time when its core businesses, the lucrative video gaming segment and the billion-user WeChat, are under attack. Called ‘Tencent Education’, the new brand consists of 20 products across all six of the firm’s busines...
Tags: Messenger, Asia, Education, China, Tech, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, Industrial Internet, Shenzhen, Taobao, Ma, Tong, Ma Huateng


Boy aged 9 dies after getting trapped under locker at Essex school

Child was at Great Baddow high school with family members for after-school club, say policeA nine-year-old boy has died at an Essex school after he became trapped under a locker, according to police.The child, who has yet to be named, was at Great Baddow high school in Chelmsford with members of his family when the incident occurred. He subsequently died in hospital. Continue reading...
Tags: Essex, UK news, Schools, Education


How to protect your family from sun exposure this summer

Global climate change has significant negative impacts on our environment and many living beings in the world around us. Higher levels of ultraviolet radiation from the sun reach our planet’s surface as the Earth’s ozone layer continues to deplete. Sun exposure is the primary risk factor for skin cancer: increased exposure due to ozone depletion is expected to lead to increases in the incidence of skin cancers, including melanoma. Sun exposure in childhood is predictive of skin cancer later in l...
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Boy dies after getting trapped under locker at Essex school

Tributes paid to boy who was attending swimming club Tributes have been paid to a nine-year-old boy who died at an Essex school after he became trapped under a locker.Leo Latifi had been with family members at an after-school swimming club at Great Baddow high school in Chelmsford. Continue reading...
Tags: Essex, Secondary schools, Schools, UK news, Education


UW rescinds job offer as incoming administrator is charged with domestic violence

As deputy Title IX director, Dennis Amoateng would have been in charge of overseeing the university office that investigates reports of relationship violence.
Tags: Crime, Education, Local News


Federal lawsuit calls college textbook/ebook packages a "scam"

The Virginia Pirate Corporation is a startup that brokers sales of used textbooks at colleges; they're suing North Charleston, SC's Trident Technical College over its inclusion of textbook fees in tuition, meaning that students will have already paid for new textbooks when they pay their tuition. Trident's preferred textbook vendor is Pearson; other Big Textbook vendors (like McGraw-Hill, which is merging with its major competitor, Cengage) do the same, and defend the practice, saying th...
Tags: Post, Publishing, Corruption, News, Education, Law, Pearson, Student Debt, Ripoffs, McGraw Hill, Late Stage Capitalism, Monopolism, Financialization, Virginia Pirate Corporation, North Charleston SC s Trident Technical College, Goegan


English test students may have been wrongly accused, says watchdog

Home Office ‘did not have the expertise’ to check data used to accuse students of cheatingThe student accused by UK of cheating at EnglishA government watchdog has criticised the Home Office for failing to protect students wrongly accused of cheating in an English language test that they were required to sit as part of a visa application process.About 2,500 students have been forcibly removed from the UK after being accused of cheating in the exam and a further 7,200 left the country after being...
Tags: Immigration and asylum, International students, Higher education, UK news, Students, Education


Gifted programs, the new secession, trust-fund taxes: What Education Lab is reading this week

The long weekend is almost upon us, and you’re still looking for some light reading. Whether you’re hopping on a flight or your couch for the next few days, we have you covered. We’re sharing the “What We’re Reading” section from our weekly Education Lab newsletter right here. Subscribe to the newsletter to see our favorite […]
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