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Nobel Laureate: Replace Student Evaluations With Compliance With Best Practices

Chronicle of Higher Education, Amid Criticism of Student Evaluations, Nobel Laureate Offers Alternative: The list of complaints about how colleges conduct course evaluations is long and seems to keep getting longer. A survey released last week of thousands of professors by the American Association of University Professors found that student...

My Road Back From Chemobrain

Photo credit: Tomacco via iStock It was finally time to celebrate. I had just received an honorary certificate for completing a long course of chemotherapy. This was the last big hurdle in my cancer treatment. I had already been through...Show More Summary

Beyond the Greek Impasse

By George Friedman The Greek situation -- having perhaps outlived the term "crisis," now that it has taken so long to unfold -- appears to have finally reached its terminal point. This is, of course, an illusion: It has been at its terminal point for a long time. The terminal point is the [...]

Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Summertime ’06

If the cover art of Summertime ’06, the first proper album from the Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, looks familiar to you, that’s not an accident. That Summertime ’06 cover is, of course, the cover of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, tweaked just slightly in that it now recalls ocean waves rather than wavforms or mountains. […]

Robert Zemeckis Is Saving Us All From Back to the Future Remakes as Long as He’s Alive - When he's gone, we're gonna see some serious shit.

yesterdayHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Why would you remake one of the greatest movie franchises of all time? For the giant mountain of money of course, but Robert Zemeckis won't be tempted by such riches; he's happy with Back to the Future, and he'd like to stay that way, so he's putting his foot down on remakes as long as he's alive—and maybe even after if it's within his (flux) capacity. This is heavy.

Secrets and Wives Blesses Us With This Awkward Drag Show Walk Off

Do you want to see a bunch of moms from Long Island have a walk off in a gay bar, hosted by a drag queen? Of course you do. The ladies of Secrets and Wives head to Fire Island in the Tuesday, June...

Hollywood Is Pouncing On That Horrifying Story Of The Watcher, Of Course

Well, that didn't take long did it? It's only been a few days since the world learned of the chilling and traumatic ordeal that a New Jersey family went through because of a miscreant named The Watcher. But that hasn't stopped Hollywood...Show More Summary

'Sandman' Film Moving Over To New Line, 'Justice League' Titles Still At Warner Bros.

The adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic book series “Sandman” is a long time coming. Since Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s involvement with the property a couple years back, it’s been a slow crawl to the finish line. Of course, as we mentionedShow More Summary

True Random Number Generator for a True Hacker

How can you generate random bits? Some people think it’s not easy, others will tell you that it’s pretty damn hard, and then there are those who wonder if it is possible at all. Of course, it is easy to create a very long pseudorandom...Show More Summary

Beyond the Grand Canyon: 5 Must-Visit Places in Arizona

Outdoor adventurers have long been drawn to Arizona, and a big reason for that is, of course, the Grand Canyon. This natural wonder is (understandably) on every traveler's bucket list, and yes, finally seeing just how vast and beautiful it is will take your breath away. Show More Summary

Franklin Graham: God's gonna get ya

5 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

It didn't take long for the bigots to get up on their soapboxes. In the lead, of course, was Franklin Graham: North Carolina-based evangelist Franklin Graham was among the first conservative Christian leaders to react to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. It's no surprise that Graham blasted the Supreme Court, and warned about what they've wrought.

Kate Middleton Is More 'Normal' Than We Thought, According to Prince George's Clothing Designer

Post by Lisa Fogarty. The best-dressed toddler boy in the world -- Prince George, of course, who makes us long for our own navy blue cardigans -- has a little help from a London-based clothing designer named Amaia Arrieta, who has experienced a surge in sales at her shop Amaia Kids since the cutie pie has been photographed wearing her threads. Show More Summary

The Manspreading Epidemic Has Finally Been Explained By Doctors

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

It’s an exposé that you’ve long waited for, particularly if you live in a city with mass public transit where it’s become a problem of epidemic proportions. We’re referring to man-spreading, of course, or in laymen terms: a guy who takes up too much room on the subway or bus by spreading his legs wide in […]

The college coach who recruited Jordan Spieth once went up to Donald Trump and told him 15-year-old Spieth would win the event at his course

Texas, Oklahoma State, Stanford, USC, and UCLA all had their sights on Jordan Spieth long before he became the winner of the 2015 US Open. John Fields, the Texas coach, first saw Spieth when he was 11 years old at a junior event in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and he became enthralled. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Gaze longingly at early test photos of Boba Fett’s costume

What is it about Boba Fett, precisely? Fans love the bounty hunter who made his debut in The Empire Strikes Back, only to be unceremoniously tossed into the Sarlacc Pit a few years later in Return Of The Jedi. Of course, the expanded universe rescued the Mandalorian-helmeted rogue, because you can’t let Boba go out like a punk. Show More Summary

Become a Linux Expert With These 5 Courses for 90% Off

Have you often looked longingly at the world of Linux and all the cool stuff you can do with it and thought “I’d really like to learn how to make the most of Linux myself”? Well, you don’t need to look from the outside in anymore, because we have an awesome bundle of Linux courses that will teach you everything you need to know about the OS. Show More Summary

Jordan Spieth's caddie worked at the US Open course for $100 a bag when he was a 6th-grade teacher — this week he made $180,000

All week long Michael Greller insisted that he had no inside information on Chambers Bay, despite working there in the summer of 2007, caddying for Justin Thomas there at the US Amateur in 2010, and getting married there in 2013. But after Jordan Spieth won the US Open at Chambers Bay, he admitted that Greller played a key role. Show More Summary

Fat-shaming teacher gives out handy "How Not to Look Fat" pamphlet.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

What happens to teenage angst when you mix it with fat-shaming homework? Let's find out. (News 12 via HelloGiggles) A Long Island high school teacher gave students in a fashion design class a series of course materials entitled "How Not to Look Fat." The reference pages include important high school curriculum points like: "Busty? Good. Show More Summary

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Toothpaste? All-One for Healthy Teeth

You love your Dr. Bronner’s. Who doesn’t? Now there is more to love! The family-owned company has come out with a brand new toothpaste, safe and fair trade, of course. Dr. Bronner’s has long been known and loved for its castile soaps. Big bottles of ultra-gentle cleanser in a wide […] The post Dr. Bronner’s Magic Toothpaste? All-One for Healthy Teeth appeared first on EcoSalon.

The 6 Biggest Financial Decisions in Your 20s

Back in my early 20s, I didn't have a strong interest in personal finance; as long as I had enough money for the bar, I was good to go. Of course I knew the importance of paying my bills on time (and I did), but planning for the future and learning about credit management were the last things on my...

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