It may not come as much of a shock to hear that young adults go on social media the most. According to Pew Research Center's , 87% of Facebook users are between 18 and 29. As social media has become more popular, educators have jumped on board as well. A 2013 study done by Pearson … Continue reading What Do Students Think of Social Media in the Classroom?
RateMyProfessor.com is an invaluable tool used by many college students when registering for classes. In just a few clicks, one can receive information on the helpfulness, clarity, easiness and even "hotness" of a professor. Unfortunately for academics looking to hire a colleague, things aren't quite as easy. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, this … Continue reading Michael Pratt on Best Practices for Hiring Colleagues
It can be discouraging for instructors who, after taking the time to prepare a lesson plan, find their students texting rather than taking notes in class. Educators across all disciplines and state lines are faced with the dilemma of how to respond. Is it a sign of disrespect or simply the burgeoning of a new … Continue reading No texting, plz! 🙂
If your New Year's resolution was to eat healthier or lose weight, you mostly likely came across advice to eat more fish. The American Heart Association, for example, recommends 3.5 oz servings of fatty fish two times a week. But things can get a little confusing at the grocery store when you're faced with the … Continue reading Muhammed Saidul Islam on Why Farmed Fish Costs More Than You Think
Kaley Cuoco recently learned the hard way to be careful what you say in an interview after her comments on feminism in the February issue of Redbook magazine provoked some harsh criticism from the media and fans alike. When asked if she considered herself a feminist, the 29-year old actress was quoted as saying "Is … Continue reading A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Hollywood’s Gender-Wage Gap
Welcome to 2015! You may have already noticed that the hover boards and flying cars we were promised in "Back to the Future Part II" have failed to appear. There also seems to be a severe lack in the teleportation and time machine department. That summer home on Venus? Better use that money on something … Continue reading What Does the Future Hold?
Celebrated in the British Commonwealth, Boxing Day - also known as St. Stephen's Day - has become a day of sales and shopping comparable to America's Black Friday in November. But according to TIME Magazine, the origins of Boxing Day remain something of a mystery. Theorists have considered both the older traditions of employers giving their … Continue reading Happy Boxing Day!