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Mesmerizing Photos of People Lying in a Week’s Worth of Their Trash 

Mesmerizing Photos of People Lying in a Week’s Worth of Their Trash  | Connected English | Scoop.it
The United States has a trash problem. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces more than 4 pounds of garbage per day. That’s more than double the amount produced in 1960, and it’s 50 percent more than the amount produced by Western Europeans. In January, photographer Gregg Segal decided to put...
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There's A "Blue Moon" This Friday - But What Does That Mean?

There's A "Blue Moon" This Friday - But What Does That Mean? | Connected English | Scoop.it
This Friday, there will be a once in a blue moon occurrence. If you step outside, you might find yourself gazing out at a brimming, full moon. Disappointingly, it won't actually be blue; the term is a misnomer. In fact, a blue moon isn't any different to any other full moon. 
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Why do Americans not take their holiday time? - BBC News

Why do Americans not take their holiday time? - BBC News | Connected English | Scoop.it
This year four in 10 Americans do not intent to take all of their holiday time in fear of losing their job or because it isn't encouraged.
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Obama makes historic presidential visit to federal prison | Mashable - YouTube

President Obama's motorcade pulled past cow pastures and razor wire in central Oklahoma on Thursday morning, as he became the first sitting president to visi...
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▶ Maps That Prove You Don't Really Know Earth - YouTube

You’ll never trust a map again. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedBlue videos! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedblue1 MUSIC “Phat Hair Day” Licensed via Warner Chappell ...
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Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time

Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time | Connected English | Scoop.it
Over five trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans says most comprehensive study to date on plastic pollution around the world
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Obama creates three new national monuments

Obama creates three new national monuments | Connected English | Scoop.it
President Obama will designate three new national monuments on Friday. As part of the Administration's commitment to protect our country's significant outdoor spaces for the benefit of future generations,
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The day the Confederate flag came down at the South Carolina statehouse

The day the Confederate flag came down at the South Carolina statehouse | Connected English | Scoop.it
The controversial Confederate battle flag, which has flown at South Carolina's Statehouse for more than a half-century, was removed just after 10 a.m.
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Homeless boy doing his homework by McDonald's light inspires thousands online

Homeless boy doing his homework by McDonald's light inspires thousands online | Connected English | Scoop.it
This photo of a young homeless boy doing his homework using the light from a McDonald's is inspiring people all over the world.
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BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / Dealing with boredom

BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English / Dealing with boredom | Connected English | Scoop.it
Are you bored? Rob and Finn discuss how to deal with boredom http://t.co/sMaKxPmNLJ #learnenglish #vocabulary #elt http://t.co/MtHqBQt4Sd

Via David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog, Juergen Wagner
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▶ Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Online Harassment (HBO) - YouTube

Online harassment is a major problem, but it’s rarely prosecuted. If only we’d been warned about this in the early days of the internet.
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BBC Trending - YouTube

BBC Trending - YouTube | Connected English | Scoop.it
The BBC bureau on the internet. Reporting on what's being shared and why it matters. We need your help, is there something you think needs to be covered and/...
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▶ Key & Peele - TeachingCenter - YouTube

Boyd Maxwell and Perry Schmidt report on the latest developments in the exciting world of pro teaching. Watch more Key & Peele: http://on.cc.com/1RUEbiW
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Colour photos show everyday life in London during the Blitz

Colour photos show everyday life in London during the Blitz | Connected English | Scoop.it
Imperial War Museum shared colour photos of London in the Blitz.
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The Damaging Effects Of The ‘Model Minority’ Myth

The Damaging Effects Of The ‘Model Minority’ Myth | Connected English | Scoop.it
Immigrants from China now outnumber immigrants from Latin America -- and they face their own challenges here.
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'Michael McIntyre' picture taken by Met Police helicopter team is posted on Twitter to outrage

'Michael McIntyre' picture taken by Met Police helicopter team is posted on Twitter to outrage | Connected English | Scoop.it
Information Commissioner's Office is investigating picture which appears to show comedian outside Leicester Square radio studios
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Qu'un sang impur abreuve nos sillons - LeMonde.fr

Qu'un sang impur abreuve nos sillons - LeMonde.fr | Connected English | Scoop.it
Le Monde.fr - En ces temps politiques ou les débats prennent une hauteur rarement atteinte, il est parfois utile de prendre un léger recul.Si on peut faire un reproche à tous les candidats c'est bien celui de ne pas expliquer ce que représente la France comme symbole dans le monde.Ce pays est loin de tout reproche, il a une histoire tourmentée et violente, il fut grand. L'hymne français reste une valeur refuge pour tous les révolutionnaires du monde. Pourtant dans son propre pays il fait l'objet de débats malsains.En effet, notre époque qui a la chance d'avoir un accès quasi illimité à la connaissance est peuplée de gens refusant désormais de réfléchir. Nous préférons avoir une information continue à la pensée. Notre époque est surtout marquée par une défiance vis-à-vis de l'histoire.L'exemple que nous prendrons est le lien entre tous les citoyens de ce pays. Un vieux chant guerrier datant de 1792 écrit pour l'Armée du Rhin. Cette armée se devait de tenir le front Est face à la coalition conservatrice...
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"American" and Other Demonyms

"American" and Other Demonyms | Connected English | Scoop.it
People in South America and Central America sometimes complain when I refer to people who live in the U.S. as “Americans.” Is It Offensive to Call Ourselves Americans?
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Les Latinos sont désormais plus nombreux que les Blancs en Californie

Les Latinos sont désormais plus nombreux que les Blancs en Californie | Connected English | Scoop.it
Selon une étude démographique récente, la population latino est désormais plus nombreuse que la population blanche en Californie. Le basculement a eu lieu à l’été 2014, et le phénomène devrait se poursuivre.
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CrashCourse - YouTube

CrashCourse - YouTube | Connected English | Scoop.it
Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel: John Green teaches you World History 2; Hank Green teaches you Anatomy & Physiology; Phil Plait teaches you A...
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▶ Create Your Own Biggest Bangs - Biggest Bangs - BBC Brit - YouTube

Welcome to BBC Brit’s Biggest Bangs. This is a interactive experience where you get to mix dangerous chemicals with EXPLOSIVE results behind the safety of yo...
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