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Can Podcasts Save Remote Learning?

Podcasts in place of video lectures could help students and their faraway professors connect. Audio's intimate and conversational style, and its reliance on storytelling, could help rejuvenate a long-strained relationship. Audio story: 10:06 minutes

P.E. on Your Laptop

Plastic bags, rolled up socks and chalked lines on the floor are the new tools for online gym class. Video story: 1:54 minutes

Virtual Study: What We Love, and Hate

"There’s something about that lack of intimacy with your professor, and when you’re in an environment of people who are going through the same experience that you are going through, it kind of pushes you to do better." "With Zoom,...

Virus-Ravaged Broadway Tries to Find its Way

The abrupt closure of Broadway put nearly 100,000 people out of work, and robbed the New York theater world of $14.8 billion.   What will a post-pandemic Broadway world look like?”  In an early 2021 virtual conference presented by the Association of...

Ordinary Cakes Don’t Cut It Anymore

The art-you-can-eat phenomenon has taken the baking world by storm. Internet patrons gawk at videos of coffee cups, snack bags and toilet paper being sliced into neat, layered portions of dessert. This combination of culinary practice and optical-illusionary seems...

Why Sick Talk Leads To Eating Sickness

  “It’s at its worst point right around spring break, when everyone starts talking about eating nothing but lettuce until we go on vacation,” said Hannah, a student at Rutgers University. “All the people around me are obsessing over carbs...

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