Watch a clever teacher annoy the back row of class to teach all students an important lesson.

Announcer: I once saw a high school teacher lead a simple, powerful exercise to teach his class about privilege and social mobility. He started by giving each student a scrap piece of paper and asked them to crumple it up. Then he moved the recycling bin to the front of the room. via Pocket

A Good Dog


I’ve lost my share of pets over the years, from fish to rats to cats and dogs. I’ve loved them all, and I’ve been grateful for the time they spent with me. This is a beautifully written and heartbreaking tale about my friend’s dog, who passed today. Goodbye, Jack. You will be missed.

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I’m warning you, if you cry easily you may want to skip this one. I’ve been writing this post in my heart all week, putting it down in fits and starts. The screen keeps blurring, you see, and I have to stop typing to wipe my tears.

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This is Jack. Jack died today. Before we get to Jack, and we will, I would like to take a moment and talk about this dog.


This was Sophie.

Sophie was my family’s dog for a good chunk of my later childhood. We got her as a puppy from our neighbor down the street as soon as she was weaned. He had a female Shepherd and bred her, no idea really why, and my sister fell in love with the idea of having a dog when she saw the litter of squirming puppies and picked one who’d become ours.

My father? He wasn’t…

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One Tweet Shows What Silicon Valley Really Thinks of the People It’s Crushing

Silicon Valley has a tendency to believe that every disruption in society is necessary and just — especially when those disruptions benefit the wealthy tech employees who are driving out everyone else in San Francisco. via Pocket

Researchers Hack Air-Gapped Computer With Simple Cell Phone

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. The most sensitive work environments, like nuclear power plants, demand the strictest security. Usually this is achieved by air-gapping computers from the Internet and preventing workers from inserting USB sticks into computers. via Pocket

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