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Financial education hasn't always been a priority in Washington schools. But under new standards adopted this year, students will learn about financial subjects like spending and saving - and why they'll need to know about wages, insurance premiums and Roth IRAs when they're adults.
By: dave
Thursday, Oct 6th 2016 (12:00am) | Thanks: swimfan
Usually, having a higher level of education is a good thing -- it often means a better job, salary and lifestyle. But a new study suggests a college education may also be linked to a higher risk for a serious health problem: brain cancer. Now, experts are struggling to understand why.
By: dave
Tuesday, Jun 28th 2016 (12:00am)
This phrase is used in a sketch about a badly translated English-Hungarian phrasebook from the British TV comedy show, Monty Python's Flying Circus. It's possibly the most useful phrase there is, and a handy one to have when you're asked to say something in a language you're learning.
By: dave
Monday, Apr 11th 2016 (12:02am)
The Oberlin College Black Student Union has released a list of 50 "Institutional Demands" for the school, including one that orders it to pay black students who organize protests $8.20 per hour for doing so. They also demand "segregated black-only 'safe spaces.'"
By: dave
Tuesday, Dec 22nd 2015 (12:02am)
A little lesson on ten-frame math and Common Core wrapped in a story about how one of this week's hotter memes is wholly baseless and stupid.
By: dave
Thursday, Sep 24th 2015 (12:02am) | Thanks: mefi
A parody of edjumacational TV programs. An oldie but a goodie, just like those who submit or watch this.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Aug 20th 2015 (3:34am)
Dr. Kit Parker is a professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard, where he teaches courses on the mechanics of nanotechnologies, systems fabrics, and barbecue.
By: dave
Monday, Jun 1st 2015 (12:01am) | Thanks: digg
Remedial edjujujumication. Have your copy books ready for these problems.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Jun 2nd 2014 (5:08am)
Brilliant artists, poets, and intellectuals established Black Mountain College's reputation as a bastion of innovative thinkers. The college's brief, obscure existence - and its avant-garde "Happening" - sealed its legend.
By: dave
Tuesday, Apr 8th 2014 (12:00am) | Thanks: rabbs
At the end of last year, the BuzzFeed team asked students and co-workers to label a map. Those in the UK were asked to label a map of the United States, while those in the US were tasked to label a map of Europe.
Yes there is a difference between labeling states of one particular country versus labeling countries in a continent. Sure some people were probably goofing around and not taking the request too seriously. And while many of the attempts will make you chuckle, some of the maps are quite commendable! Before you snicker too hard, maybe quiz yourself and see how you fare?
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Jan 9th 2014 (10:29am)
Senator Pastore starts out his hearings in an ambivalent and even angry manner. Mister Rogers ends up melting him during his testimony.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Jun 30th 2013 (11:28pm)
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Just like facts and flies, English words have life-spans. Some are thousands of years old, from before English officially existed, others change, or are replaced or get ditched entirely. Here are 18 uncommon or obsolete words that we think may have died early.
By: dave
Monday, Mar 11th 2013 (12:18am)
Not the easiest language to pick up. Fortunately, you can harness the power of softcore porn to teach you. Probably NSFW.
By: dave
Thursday, Jul 12th 2012 (12:01am)
Help bridge the gap between the deaf community and those of us blessed with hearing by learning these 10 essential phrases in American Sign Language.
By: dave
Friday, Jun 29th 2012 (5:52am) | Thanks: daily what
Ever wonder if a certain number is a prime number? Well wonder no more, because the
prime number shitting bear has your answer! It even lists stats for each prime number,
including prime count and prime density.
By: SackBlabbath
Wednesday, Jun 27th 2012 (9:56pm)
Enter the Garden Gnome Experiment.
By: ZiB
Wednesday, Mar 21st 2012 (7:54pm) | Thanks: /.
The English language is full of beautiful words. Like effervescent, and skullduggery, and defenestrate.

And then there are these. These blights. Affectations that are completely devoid of meaning. Crimes against the English language that, just by saying them, you can lower any IQ within earshot.

You may look at some of the words and say, "Those are portmanteaus and acronyms and memes! Onomatopoeias and slang terms! Surely they do not count as words!"

But, these are all things I have personally heard people say out loud. Not to mention their constant, unending appearances in every corner of the internet. These are things ingrained in our language so deeply that, no matter where you say them, no matter who you say them to, these things will be understood. That makes them words
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By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Feb 28th 2012 (12:03am) | Thanks: 3DeadTrolls
If you lack knot knowledge, animatedknots.com can walk you through all manner of rope fastenings without the need for neckerchiefs and intolerance.
By: dave
Tuesday, Nov 8th 2011 (12:00am) | Thanks: spittoon
School children have been banned from putting up their hands in class when answering a question and are instead being told to raise a thumb like The Fonz. Pupils at Burlington Junior School in Bridlington, East Yorks, have been asked to adopt the new hand signal to create a more relaxed classroom.
By: dave
Friday, Oct 7th 2011 (12:00am) | Thanks: arbroath
Fortunately, wikihow has this handy primer on how to train your dog to do it for you. Now I need a dog, I don't think my cats would be this cooperative.
By: dave
Friday, Jun 17th 2011 (5:46am)
After Japan, it's prolly not a bad idea to monitor the earth...in real time no less.
By: ZiB
Thursday, Apr 14th 2011 (5:25am)
Summer's here, which means carnivals and county/state fairs are popping up all over. Make the most of the midway with this handy primer on how to beat the carnival games and drive away with your car so jam-packed with stuffed animals that you could walk away from a triple-rollover.
By: dave
Thursday, Aug 5th 2010 (5:36am)
CRACKED magazine has evolved into quite a website, chock full of doctored photos and ha-ha lists, but every once and a while, they run something genuinely informative while still being sort of funny. This is one of those lists. Young adults take heed, old adults prepare for remorseful agreement.
By: dave
Tuesday, Jun 22nd 2010 (5:26am)
Apparently, rapid-firing your shotgun at them isn't the best approach. Who knew?
By: dave
Friday, Jun 11th 2010 (9:04am)
Here's 10,000 things you may not have known about the numbers from 0 to 9999. Get your math on!
By: dave
Monday, Jun 7th 2010 (12:06am) | Thanks: mr rory
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