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St. Louis region prepares for dangerous ‘heat dome’

By Jenny Simeone, St. Louis Public Radio St. Louis health officials are asking area residents to prepare for more than five days in a row of extreme heat and humidity. Many are calling it the heat dome. The National Weather Service warns that temperatures could reach over 100 degrees for most of this week. Coupled... See More.

In the shadow of provisional accreditation, St. Louis magnet high schools have plenty of open seats

By CAMILLE PHILLIPS, St. Louis Public Radio Eligibility requirements and classes geared for special interests and abilities apparently are not enough of an attraction for some parents with other options at their disposal when faced with St. Louis Public Schools’ overall tarnished reputation. The district has more than 1,400 open slots for students to enroll... See More.

2016 Guide to Fireworks in St. Louis

Here are 20 places you can catch a fireworks show in St. Louis this year. Happy Fourth! Don’t forget to download our complete Summer Guide, here: http://bit.ly/1qBRUz3 1. Fair St. Louis The 2016 Fair St. Louis is once again in Forest Park, Saturday through Monday (July 2 to 4; www.fairsaintlouis.org). The only exception is... See More.

Department Of Education Staff Moves To Dump For-Profit College Accreditor

By: David Halperin, Attorney, advocate, writer at RepublicReport.org The staff of the U.S. Department of Education has just recommended that a controversial college accrediting body face what a Department official labeled “termination” — an end to recognition by the Department as an agency that accredits schools. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), founded in 1912,... See More.

This May Explain Why You Can’t Stop Hitting The Snooze

Night owls (like me) may get a bad rap for their late-night bedtimes, but science says genetics likely plays a big part in determining our sleep habits. This video from Vox explains that we all have a series of mini-internal body clocks in each cell of our bodies that condition us to want to go... See More.

9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing. Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits is critical, and not just for productivity’s sake.... See More.

New era of scientific discovery being launched at Washington University

By Susan Killenberg McGinn Driving Discovery, ambitious Arts & Sciences project, to transform teaching, research, faculty and facilities A new era of scientific discovery is being launched at Washington University in St. Louis that will transform teaching, research, faculty and facilities in Arts & Sciences. Driving Discovery is an ambitious multiphase project in Arts &... See More.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am