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8 podcasts to teach kids about history, identity, and current events
September 20, 2021 at 6:05 pm 0
In our Back to School series, Mashable tackles the big issues students face, from mental health to representation to respectful communication. Because returning to the classroom is about more than buying school supplies. As your child heads back to school, you may be looking for appropriate ways to bolster the education they're getting in the classroom. But how do you determine what's suitable for their grade level but also inclusive and entertaining enough that they won't be bored to tears? Try podcasts.There are many child-friendly podcasts out there that explore topics that aren't often included in traditional curriculums. You can listen to them in the car on the way to school or sports practices, and they can spark questions around difficult topics like racism or identity — in an age-appropriate way. Christine Elgersma, senior editor of parent education at Common Sense, which provides media resources for families and schools, can attest
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Entertainment
Watch BTS dance down the aisles of the U.N. General Assembly Hall
September 20, 2021 at 6:05 pm 0
BTS are almost regulars at the U.N. now. The K-pop superstars made history with a moving speech by group leader RM in 2018, and now they've returned to not only draw attention to the progress of the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals but dance down the actual aisles of the hallowed (and notably empty) U.N. General Assembly Hall in New York. The performance of "Permission to Dance" was part of BTS' involvement in an annual event called the SDG Moment, which is meant "to showcase the bold plans, actions and solutions that are needed to end the COVID-19 pandemic and set the world on course towards achieving the SDGs."BTS were officially appointed by South Korean president Moon Jae-in as the Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture, and gave a presentation as such at the 76th U.N. General Assembly session.It's just a treat to see RM, Jimin, Jungkook, Suga, Jin,
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Science & Technology
Facebook promised Trump it wouldn't fact-check political speech, according to a new book
September 20, 2021 at 6:05 pm 0
Did Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg promise then-President Trump that it wouldn't fact-check political speech?According to a new book The Contrarian by reporter Max Chafkin on Trump supporter Peter Thiel, Zuckerberg did just that in order to avoid new regulations from the Trump administration.Remember 2019, that now-distant year before the COVID-19 pandemic and a heated presidential election? All the way back then, more than a year before the 2020 Presidential election, there was a report about a secret October dinner between Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and then-President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Mashable covered it at the time.Zuckerberg was in Washington, D.C. for a Congressional hearing on its seemingly now-cancelled digital currency, Libra. While in town, he accepted an invite from Trump for dinner at the White House.A Facebook statement at the time characterized the meal as completely "normal.""As is normal for a CEO of
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Science & Technology
5 features that will make you want to download iOS 15 now
September 20, 2021 at 6:05 pm 0
Apple officially made iOS 15 available to everyone on Monday. The latest software update was announced back in June at Apple's WWDC event, and was only available in beta until now. With the release of the iPhone 13, the fully formed iOS 15 can be downloaded by anyone with an iPhone 6S or newer. To download it, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Here are a few of our favorite iOS 15 features. 1. SharePlay on FaceTime The person you're FaceTiming with will go into a smaller, picture-in-picture frame while their shared screen will take center stage. Credit: Screenshot: apple Sharing your screen just got so much easier. SharePlay on FaceTime lets users, well, share whatever they're playing on their phones to others on the call. It works with Apple native apps, like Apple Music and Apple TV, and certain third-party partners, like TikTok, HBO
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Entertainment
Lil Nas X made a baby registry for 'Montero' that's raising lots of money for charities
September 19, 2021 at 5:56 pm 0
Congratulations, Lil Nas X: It's an album! But don't send baby strollers to this new bundle of joy, since the parent is accepting celebratory gifts only in the form of charitable donations.The day after the "Old Town Road" rapper brought Montero, his long-anticipated first full-length album into the world, he took to Twitter to encourage fans to donate to his "baby registry". The 16 charities listed are predominantly dedicated to helping LGBTQ folks and Black communities in the south (a nod to his career's county roots). Each cause corresponds with a specific track on the new album.Less than 24 hours after Lil Nas X promoted the charitable baby registry on Twitter, it already raised tens of thousands of dollars, according to TMZ. The Bros in Convo Initiative — a Florida-based charity dedicated to supporting local queer Black men that was paired with the track "That's What I Want" — reported
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Lifestyle
How to build the classroom of the future
September 19, 2021 at 5:56 pm 0
NOTE FOR 2021 READERS: This is the 18th in a series of award-winning open letters to the next century, now just one generation away. Kids born this year in the U.S., and nearly 50 other countries, are expected to live to 2100 and beyond. Dear 22nd Century examines likely scenarios for their future, and how we can make the best one happen. Dear 22nd century: So, how was school today? Of all the areas where we could measure progress between the 2020s and the 2100s, none seems more up in the air right now than education. The pandemic forced us into history’s largest experiment in remote learning, from kindergarten through college — and beyond, as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Udacity, Coursera and EdX exploded in popularity during the early months of lockdown. COVID struck a blow to standardized testing, with an incredible two thirds of colleges dropping their
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Lifestyle
A full list of 2021 Emmy winners
September 19, 2021 at 5:56 pm 0
Television's biggest night is back in person after COVID-19's virtual ceremony in 2020. The 73rd Annual Emmy Awards took place Sunday in Los Angeles, bringing together the brightest TV talent in Hollywood, and probably James Corden too. Awards aren't important, but it's still pretty cool to win. So who took home Emmys gold? Read on for the full list of winners.Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesAidy Bryant, Saturday Night LiveHannah Einbinder, HacksKate McKinnon, Saturday Night LiveRosie Perez, The Flight AttendantCecily Strong, Saturday Night LiveJuno Temple, Ted LassoHannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso - WINNERBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesCarl Clemons-Hopkins, HacksBrett Goldstein, Ted Lasso - WINNERBrendan Hunt, Ted LassoNick Mohammed, Ted LassoPaul Reiser, The Kominsky MethodJeremy Swift, Ted LassoKenan Thompson, Saturday Night LiveBowen Yang, Saturday Night LiveBest Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or MovieRenée Elise Goldsberry, HamiltonKathryn Hahn, WandaVisionMoses Ingram, The Queen's GambitJulianne Nicholson, Mare Of Easttown - WINNERJean
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Science & Technology
How to download and save Instagram videos
September 19, 2021 at 5:56 pm 0
Instagram is famously the place to go to look at photos, get distracted by reels, and watch videos. If you want to see videos about food, travel, manifestation, or anything in between, Instagram is quickly becoming the place to look. But if you want to share that video beyond an Instagram DM or sending the link to a friend, it can be difficult. You can save the video, but that won't actually save it to your phone or desktop — instead, it will add it to your saved post bookmarks, which makes it easier to find and watch it later on Instagram. Sometimes, though, you just want to have that video on your own device, and the app doesn't make it particularly easy to download and save videos. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can do this without the innate help of Instagram.Before you decide to download a video,
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Science & Technology
How to let someone bypass your iPhone Do Not Disturb settings
September 19, 2021 at 5:56 pm 0
Every night before I sleep, I set my phone to Do Not Disturb, one of the many steps I have to take to not stare at my phone late into the evening. It makes it so that I can still receive text messages and calls, but I'm not notified. My phone doesn't ring, or vibrate, or even light up. It's genuinely blissful to not have any notifications for a few hours each day, even if they are the hours before I go to bed and after I wake up. But some important calls still need to come through, like when my roommate is out on a first date, or when a family member is in labor. Thankfully, it's easy to enjoy the positive parts of Do Not Disturb while still ensuring those important calls come through.Set up Do Not DisturbThere are two ways to set up Do Not Disturb on
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Entertainment
How to download shows from Hulu
September 18, 2021 at 5:47 pm 0
A downloaded movie or show is the perfect way to stay entertained if you find yourself offline. Whether you're going camping or on a flight where you may not have any entertainment, you can download a movie or a couple episodes of your favorite shows on Hulu. Unfortunately to download a show on Hulu you need to be subscribed to Hulu (No Ads) or Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV. There is a 30 day free trial for Hulu (No Ads) though. Additionally, you can only download shows and movies from Hulu on supported mobile devices. Most iPhones, iPads, Androids, and Amazon Fire tablets are supported, but more information on which devices are supported can be found here. And not all movies and shows on Hulu are available for download. Shows and movies that are available for download will have a downwards facing arrow near the movie or episode title.
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