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'Building A Better Teacher': Dissecting America's Education Culture
Author Elizabeth Green argues that effective teaching is a craft, not a skill teachers have naturally. She says teachers need more mentorship — not just more mandates.
Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss
A new study found that listening to music with heavy bass lines — think "We Will Rock You" and "In Da Club" — makes people feel more powerful.
Fear Of Tunnels, Not Rockets, Rattles Israeli Community
Residents of a town near the Gaza border say they know how to respond to rocket fire. They're less certain about how to protect themselves from potential attacks by militants using secret tunnels.
Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures
An architectural firm is designing a zoo that will forgo cages, working barriers into a natural landscape. "You won't have a lonely tiger walking around inside a cage," says architect Bjarke Ingels.
U.S. Planes Continue To Drop Food, Water For Trapped Yazidis
For the second day, U.S. forces dropped aid to a community trapped by Islamist forces. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mitchell Prothero, correspondent for McClatchy, about the latest from Irbil.
In Hip-Hop, Collaboration Can Lead To Greater Success
More and more hip-hop artists are rising to fame with the support and mentorship of hip-hop collectives. Ozy.com's Melissa Pandika explains that if you want to be a brand, it helps to have a team.
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