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Why You Truly Never Leave High School | New York Magazine

Why You Truly Never Leave High School | New York Magazine | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
New science on its corrosive, traumatizing effects.

 

By Jennifer Senior

 

"In the past couple of decades, studies across the social sciences have been designed around this new orientation. It has long been known, for instance, that male earning potential correlates rather bluntly with height. But it was only in 2004 that a trio of economists thought to burrow a little deeper and discovered, based on a sample of thousands of white men in the U.S. and Britain, that it wasn’t adult height that seemed to affect their subjects’ wages; it was their height at 16. (In other words, two white men measuring five-foot-eleven can have very different earning potential in the same profession, all other demographic markers being equal, just because one of them was shorter at 16.) Eight years later, Deborah Carr, a sociologist at Rutgers, observed something similar about adults of a normal weight: They are far more likely to have higher self-esteem if they were a normal weight, rather than overweight or obese, in late adolescence (Carr was using sample data that tracked weight at age 21, but she notes that heavy 21-year-olds were also likely to be heavy in high school). Robert Crosnoe, a University of Texas sociologist, will be publishing a monograph with a colleague this year that shows attractiveness in high school has lingering effects, too, even fifteen years later. “It predicted a greater likelihood of marrying,” says Crosnoe, “better earning potential, better mental health.” This finding reminds me of something a friend was told years ago by Frances Lear, head of the eponymous, now defunct magazine for women: “The difference between you and me is that I knew in high school I was beautiful.”

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Quite an interesting and well-written article...and it certainly feels, from personal experience, to be quite accurate.

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8 Apps That Should Be On Your Mobile Device in 2017

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Check out these 8 great apps from Google in 2017 to speed up your day and save the batteries on your mobile device.

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50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016

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Parrot announces drone educational program to promote STEM learning, aerial teaching and research. - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Until recently, no one could have imagined that ‘Drones 101’ would be listed as a course students could register for. Now, drone educational programs are springing up in schools, community colleges, and universities across the globe offering students a whole new perspective on learning….an aerial one.

Parrot Drones, a global leader in drone technology, has announced Parrot Education in support of this academic revolution. The core objective of program is to encourage students and educators to learn, teach, and innovate using drones and to help prepare a new generation for what is expected to be a multi-billion dollar commercial UAV industry.

Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot states that they are seeing countless applications of Parrot drone technology that span a wide range of academic disciplines. “From coding, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to film, media, and journalism, the use cases are as diverse as they are astounding. And Parrot offers the most diverse lineup of products for the academic setting of any drone company in the world.”
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8 Great TED Talks to Teach Students about Climate Change

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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