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News
Study Finds Women in Academia Do More Unpaid "Service" Work
This phenomenon is not unique to academia, but can be seen across many major career fields, from finance to medicine.... READ ON
Live Smarter
5 Courses That Will Help You Become a Better Adult
The Adulting School in Portland, Maine, is just the tip of the iceberg.... READ ON
Language
Cursive Is Regaining Popularity in U.S. Schools
Traditional script isn't disappearing anytime soon.... READ ON
Fun
Fifth Grader Contacts the Police for Help—With Her Math Homework
While the officers' hearts were in the right place, their numbers weren't.... READ ON
Fun
This High Schooler’s Locker Has a Vending Machine Inside
But he has to stock it himself.... READ ON
Big Question
Why Is There No "E" Grade?
Spoiler alert: there used to be.... READ ON
Books
15 Studious Facts About CliffsNotes
A real bookworm named Clifton started the popular (and oft-banned) study guides nearly 60 years ago.... READ ON
Science
Test Your Knowledge of 8th Grade Science With This Quiz
Could you pass 8th grade science as an adult? Maybe not.... READ ON
Technology
You Can Now Buy Your Own Origami Microscope
The cheap, functioning paper microscope is designed to make scientific education available to the masses for cheap.... READ ON
Books
Father Pens Spot-On Response to Son's Permission Slip to Read Fahrenheit 451
You should expect a bit of sarcasm when your student's father is a 'Daily Show' writer.... READ ON
This Just In
Happier Schools Produce Better Grades, Research Finds
Positive school climates are better for students in more ways than one.... READ ON
Food
What School Lunch Looked Like Each Decade for the Past Century
Here's a look at how, since 1900, school lunches have evolved from midday meals at home into a $10 billion-a-year business.... READ ON
Science
Learning to Write in Cursive Might Not Be as Important as Your Teachers Told You
The research on how cursive handwriting benefits educational development is spotty.... READ ON
News
Irish Elementary School Displays Forgotten Roald Dahl Poem
The author wrote the verses for the Primate Dixon Primary School in 1988.... READ ON
Weird
9 of the Most Exclusive College Secret Societies
Some of these societies meet to debate issues, while others focus on philanthropy, fine dining, or hell-raising.... READ ON
Fun
The History of the Trapper Keeper
Until now, the full story of the Trapper Keeper had only been told in a marketing textbook. Here's how your favorite school supply became an icon.... READ ON

When Canada's Northwest Territories considered renaming itself in the 1990s, one possibility was "Bob."

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