Back to school: 7 ways to win at online learning

“The point of having these conversations is to get people to start to talk about what they think is important to the family,” Kellerman said. “Once you’ve established that baseline, you can start asking if there’s additional work to do to shape the overall sense of purpose.”

Fact check: False Hitler quote on “World War 3”

The Holocaust Encyclopedia notes that though the Nazis did not have an explicit plan to eliminate African Germans, they were seen as a threat to the purity of the Germanic race. The entry highlights that in Hitler’s biography “Mein Kampf”, he wrote that “the Jews had brought the Negroes into the Rhineland with the clear aim of ruining the hated white race by the necessarily-resulting bastardization.”

Who do you get to finish George A Romero’s zombie novel? A lifelong fan

Romero had started his zombie story with Night of the Living Dead, then told it over six films over five decades, from which “a lot of his ideas got cut for budgetary reasons and other creative reasons”, says Kraus. He believes that the manuscript of The Living Dead was where Romero would go to “pour […]

Science explains why we’re so much more bold online, especially now

One ill-conceived social media post can trigger the downfall of a business or professional career, or at the very least a PR fiasco. From pageant queens to government officials, outspokenness and cancel culture are heightened at the moment, and this polarized landscape (along with the realization that saying nothing sometimes equates to being complicit) has […]

Raspberry Pis hide narrative in the city to complete offline book

Abba and Speakman are one of eight groups that were awarded a React Hub R&D grant to research and trial different ways of combining digital and physical storytelling. As such, Abba sees this very much as an experiment—we’re so early on in our understanding of how these two worlds can converge in a satisfying way […]

Where now for travel? Lonely Planet closures point to an uncertain future

I signed up in 1999 to research Ethiopia and – as with millions of other travellers – subsequent Lonely Planet trips provided foundational life experiences. I healed a broken heart researching the desert landscapes of Namibia. Years in Italy taught me to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. When my mother died, my grieving father joined me […]

The best cheap laptop deals in August 2020

How much are the best laptop deals? Shopping for laptop deals between $50 and $200 will usually have you looking at the excellent range of Chromebooks on sale right now. Running Chrome OS, these budget laptop deals will see you through everyday web browsing, emails, and some light streaming for eye wateringly low prices. You’ll be […]

I predicted I would die in labour but doctors wouldn’t believe me – but my heart stopped and my premonition saved me

Seven hours after being brought back to life, I had a hysterectomy, before doctors confirmed I’d developed placenta accreta. Astounded, but so grateful to be alive, I finally got to meet my son.

Away from school pressures, children who defy gender norms blossom at home

Changing the culture, whether of school or the world, can take a long time. In the meantime, parents can help their kids maintain their newfound self-esteem. Abrams suggested parents remind children that they deserve to feel loved and supported in every environment. They suggested role-playing the return to school with a new name or outfit, […]

Uncovering forgotten female artists: French archive aims to rewrite art history

Famous feminists and the struggle for equality Betty Friedan (1921-2006) In her work “The Feminine Mystique,” Betty Friedan criticized the reduction of women to mothers and housewives. It was published in 1963 and she became an activist in the American feminist movement. In 1966, she and 27 other women founded the National Organization for Women. […]