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5 Reasons Paper Currency Should Be Eliminated



In 2015, the Apple Watch will likely prompt millions of consumers to stop digging into their pockets for their cell phone and possibly ditch their wallets. Many economists are arguing that governments should consider doing something similar

The movement for a cashless society has been gaining momentum over the past decade or so, but now it is technologically possible. Still, getting a country of 315 million people to throw away their pennies and dollars and instead embrace digital wallets…

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How Social Good Summit Is Unfolding on Social Media



Social Good Summit 2014 marks the fifth annual congregation of some of the world’s brightest minds in the social good space

While the event takes place in New York City, the conversations on social media extend the event to a global audience.

Thousands of people will join the #2030NOW discussions on Sept. 21 and 22 to contribute, connect and debate topics such as the proliferation of technology, global education opportunities, climate change and much more

Mashable will be curating some of…

Lazarus, the Cleft Palate Cat Who Went From Rescue to Vine Superstar



You don’t need to be classically beautiful to be a star

Rescue cat Lazarus was born with a cleft palate. The physical deformity leaves him without the appearance of a nose and overexposes his lower teeth, but he still manages to charm thousands of fans on Vine.

According to Lazarus’ official Facebook page, he was found at only 10 weeks old by a student at East Tennessee State University. Although the sickly…

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Malala Yousafzai’s Alleged Shooters Arrested in Pakistan



The militants who were allegedly involved in the shooting of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai have been arrested, according to Pakistani officials.

Pakistani Army spokesman Asim Bajwa said Friday during a news conference that authorities had arrested 10 members of the extremist group known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suspected of shooting Yousafzai in 2012, following her prominent activism in favor of girls’ education in Pakistan

10 Memorable Teachers That Taught Beyond the Lesson Plan



Would you be where you are today without a little creative push from a former teacher?

Some educators go above and beyond their job description — doing more than just teaching the standard material required to pass a test. They inspire students to overcome challenges, improve their lives and accomplish goals they never thought they could.

To celebrate the new school year and show gratitude for all of the hardworking teachers,…

Smarter Education: The Rise of Big Data in the Classroom



You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: The education system is failingAccording to the Associated Press, about 1,700 schools nationwide can be deemed “dropout factories,” which essentially means their senior class has 60% or less of the students who started there as freshmen. And every 26 seconds, a student in America drops out of high school, or in other words, 7,000 a day. Let that sink in

It’s important not only that we ask ourselves why these schools have lost 40% of their…

How to Succeed in Coding While You’re Still Young



In our latest Ask a Dev video, our first guest host — iOS developer Michael Sayman — discusses how to get started in coding when you’re young and lack resources

Sayman began making money off his first iOS app when he was just 13 years old. Now, at age 17, he has one of the most popular apps in the App Store, a photo-guessing game called 4 Snaps

Sayman says that you should first look around to get ideas of what you could build, then dive into the…

5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You



Robots are the new kids in school

The technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic technology, school administrators all over the world are plotting how to implement them in education, from elementary through high school

In South Korea, robots are replacing English teachers entirely, entrusted with leading and teaching entire classrooms. In Alaska, some robots are replacing the need for teachers to physically be present at…

21 DIY Ideas for Decorating Your Classroom



It’s that time of year again, teachers.

The close of summer means it’s time to swap the sunshine for fluorescent lights to teach our youths

Unfortunately, your classroom might be a small disaster zone right now, and that’s not a fun place to teach or learn. But there’s nothing a little bit of paint and a hot glue gun can’t fix

Try some of these fun DIY projects to bring a little more color and life into your dull classroom. Read…

9 Incredible Science Projects by Brilliant Kids



Science projects are no longer just about poster boards and papier-m