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Word + Quiz: chignon

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chignon ˈshēn-ˌyän , -ˌyȯn noun: a roll of hair worn at the nape of the neck_________The word chignon has appeared in three articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Jan. 23 in “In Paris, Champagne and a Butterfly” by Kathleen Beckett:They came Monday evening to see the latest addition to the…

Free Course of Introduction to Marketing

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The following course in Market Research is provided in its entirety by Atlantic International University's "Open Access Initiative" which strives to make knowledge and...

Distribution and Logistics Free Course

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The following course in Distribution and Logistics is provided in its entirety by Atlantic International University's "Open Access Initiative" which strives to make knowledge...

Word + Quiz: cummerbund

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cummerbund ˈkə-mər-ˌbənd , ˈkəm-bər- noun: a broad pleated sash worn as formal dress with a tuxedo_________The word cummerbund has appeared in two articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on June 12 in the theater review “In ‘Open,’ a Love Story Told by Sleight of Hand” by Elisabeth Vincentelli:Kristen, the narrator and…

What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 16, 2019

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Teachers: Register now to join our free webinar about teaching with photos — or watch it on demand. And if you love using “What’s Going On in This Picture?” with your students, please share your story. Email us at LNFeedback@nytimes.com. Students 1. After looking closely at the image above (or at the full-size image), think…

What Students Are Saying About Excessive Screen Time, Presidential Priorities and...

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Kids, like me, have become attached to their electronics, and it is hard to go a long time without them. There are many harmful effects due to screen time, as many kids are addicted now. Staring at the screen excessively can cause major eye problems, headaches, and a loss of concentration, and productivity. It could…

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Course spotlight: health after motherhood

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After giving birth, women can struggle to access reliable resources and trustworthy information regarding their own health. There can be confusion surrounding what is and what isn’t normal after childbirth and many mothers unnecessarily suffer in silence. Attempting to meet the needs of these women, Trinity College Dublin produced the course Women’s Health After Motherhood on…

Should Gifted and Talented Education Be Eliminated?

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The article “Should a Single Test Decide a 4-Year-Old’s Educational Future?” explains how students get admitted to the city’s gifted classes and schools: To get into a gifted and talented elementary school program in New York City, children must ace a single, high-stakes exam — when they are 4 years old. This admissions process is…

Have You Ever Read a Book You Weren’t Supposed to Read?

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It’s Banned Books Week in the United States, which, according to the American Library Association, is an annual event that celebrates “the freedom to read” and “spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.” Have your parents, teachers or school administrators ever forbidden you from reading a book because they thought…

Abdi Dika: “Since acquiring certificates from Alison, my employability has increased...

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“My name is Abdi Dika. I am a 30 year old journalist based in Kenya. I studied Mass Communication at the University of Nairobi. I currently work for Medical Administrators Kenya Limited as a Social Media Executive. My work involves fraud detection and auditing, as well as reporting. A number of hospitals are constantly involved…

“Life Got In the Way”: How this University of North Texas...

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Now an advisor at UNT herself, Dana Mordecai shares how earning her B.A.A.S. led to a career she loves Early in her undergraduate studies, Dana Mordecai discovered that she didn’t want to be a lawyer. That was the path her parents had set her on, and leaving it behind led to what she describes as…

Word + Quiz: triumvirate

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triumvirate trī-ˈəm-və-rət noun1. a group of three people responsible for public administration or civil authority2. a group that contains three people_________The word triumvirate has appeared in 18 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Nov. 16 in “Teams to Watch During the College Basketball Season” by Jon Rothstein:Nico Mannion, Josh Green…

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Ask a Software Engineer: Airbnb Edition 🏡

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A Day in the Life of a Software Engineer (via Life of Luba) With Airbnb came a revolution of sorts in the world of vacation travel and culture. We sat down with Luba Yudasina, a YouTuber, an opera singer, and a Software Engineer on the Airbnb’s Homes Platform team, to discuss software engineering and her…

Film Club: ‘Concert for One: I.C.U. Doctor Brings Classical Music to...

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In chaotic emergency rooms and intensive care units around New York City, coronavirus patients struggle to survive in isolation, with masked doctors and nurses keeping their distance and family visits barred. Alarms, monitors and overhead announcements blare incessantly.But at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital in Manhattan, the music of Bach, Brahms and even the Beatles has begun…

Solving the “Data Explosion” Problem with University of Illinois Data Mining...

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Jiawei Han, a professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was recently named a Michael Aiken Chair, one of the University’s highest awards. The endowed chair is the latest honor in Han’s distinguished and pioneering career, with notable accomplishments including creating core data mining algorithms and co-authoring the textbook that is…

Restaurant Food

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What restaurants have you missed the most during quarantine? What are your favorite dishes there?

Ask a Data Engineer: Warby Parker Edition 👓

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Codecademy’s very own Nick Duckwiler (left) and Ryan Tuck from Warby Parker (right) in our office. (📷: Mitch Boyer) Last month, Codecademy and Warby Parker came together to work on a special Learn SQL from Scratch Capstone Project. It was during this time when I met Ryan Tuck, a Data Engineer at Warby, who played…

What’s Going On in This Picture? | April 8, 2019

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Students 1. After looking closely at the image above (or at the full-size image), think about these three questions: • What is going on in this picture? • What do you see that makes you say that? • What more can you find? 2. Next, join the conversation by clicking on the comment button and…
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