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Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

A moral crusade to rescue oppressed Muslim women from their cultures and their religion has swept the public sphere, dissolving distinctions between...

Top 10 Bad Teachers

As "Bad Teacher", a new film starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel hits the big screen, TIME takes a look at other fictional instructors who...

Over-Practicing Makes Perfect

“Why do I have to keep practicing? I know it already!” That’s the familiar wail of a child seated at the piano or in front of the multiplication table (or, for...

A Continuing Call to Service

At the end of the book If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home, Tim O’Brien’s searing memoir of life as an infantry grunt in the Vietnam War, he...

Top 10 Back-to-School iPhone Applications

Back to school doesn't have to mean a return to the low-tech world of notebooks, textbooks and ballpoint pens. Here are our top 10 picks for iPhone applications...

Top 10 Worst Team Names

North Dakota's Board of Higher Education voted May 14 to retire the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo after a lengthy dispute over...

The Biggest Pranks in Geek History

The eggheads at MIT and Caltech have an illustrious history of upstaging rival schools — and government officials