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Research Finds Effects Of Homework On Elementary Students

After over 25 years of studying and analyzing homework, Harris Coopers’ research demonstrates a clear conclusion: homework wrecks elementary school …

Teaching

11 Foods That Shouldn't Ever Need An Expiration Date

You might be throwing out perfectly good food.<p>The expiration date food system is confusing. Not only is there more than one date to try to understand ― best-by, sell-by, etc. ― but a lot of times those dates can be totally off. And consumers aren’t sure how to read them, so a lot of good food gets …

Pancakes

A Public-School Paradox

Why do so many presidents send their kids to private school?<p>When President Jimmy Carter assumed office in 1977, he did something remarkable: He enrolled his 9-year-old daughter, Amy, in a predominantly black Washington, D.C., public school. The move was symbolic, a commitment the Democrat from …

Why This Population Is Addicted to Smartphones

For many of us, it’s the last thing we see before we go to sleep, the alarm that wakes us up, our connection to the world, our relentlessly thumbed …

The Olympics bring North and South Korea together—at least in one iconic selfie

Their nations have technically remained at war with each other since 1953, and tensions have been inflamed further by North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile testing this year. But two young Olympic athletes, North Korea’s Hong Un-jong and South Korea’s Lee Eun-ju, put national differences …

North Korea

Reading Makes You Carsick Because Your Brain Thinks It's Being Poisoned

<i>(Photo: Toni Barth/EyeEm)</i><p>By Melissa Dahl<p>There are those who can happily while away a long road trip with the companionship of a good book, their minds flying away with the plot even as their bodies remain motionless in the passenger seat of a car plowing along a freeway. And then there are those -- …

Is China Banning Lee Young-ae and Song Seung-hun Over THAAD Deployment?

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, <i>AsiaToday</i> - It seems South Korean stars are getting blacklisted in China over THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) deployment. Although it's not official, China is seemingly banning South Korean actors and entertainers from the mainland as a reprisal …

Why Jet Lag Can Feel Worse When You Travel From West to East

Jet lag may be the worst part of traveling. And it hits many people harder traveling east than west. Why they feel this way is unclear. But scientists recently developed a model that mimics special time-keeping cells in the body and offers a mathematical explanation for why traveling from west to …

Jet Lag

Thumb Suckers and Nail Biters May Develop Fewer Allergies

Babies have been seen sucking on their fingers in utero weeks before birth. But the sight of an older child with his fingers constantly in his mouth, sucking her thumb, biting his nails, can drive parents crazy, bringing up fears about everything from social stigma to germs.<p>A new study suggests …

How to Turn Anxiety Into Excitement

Trying to calm down during a bout of anxiety is likely futile. Instead, try saying: “I am excited.” Because anxiety and excitement are both arousal emotions and have similar symptoms, it’s easier to get from one to the other than to completely shift gears into calmness. In this short video, staff …

Harvard Business School

Aged 35 He Speaks 11 Languages – Luca Lampariello’s 11 Tricks To Learn Any Language

When people meet someone who speaks many languages fluently, the first reaction is often one of slight bewilderment. Multilingualism is generally …

Language Learning

Astoria Characters: The Composer Who Came Out of a Coma

It happened a little more than two years ago, but <b>Allen Schulz</b> says it seems more like a lifetime.<p>In March 2014, he was in Pittsburgh to see a performance of his latest composition, <i>3 Phantasies</i>, a 15-minute work for cello and piano.<p><i>Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling</i><p><b>Allen's a composer.</b><p>It was doubly exciting …

Jeb Bush tweets Trump-Clinton conspiracy theory. Here’s a look at the ‘evidence.’

<i>Newlyweds Donald Trump Sr. and Melania Trump with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton on Jan. 22, 2005, in Palm Beach, Fla.</i><p>It sounds like something from “House of Cards”: Politician A enters into a secret alliance with Politician B — a loose-tongued rival from another party with the chutzpah, …

Government

Japanese man accidentally switched at birth grew up in poverty while other baby lived life of privilege

TOKYO — A Japanese man born to wealthy parents grew up in poverty after being given to another couple in a hospital six decades ago, while the infant …

Queen of isolation: Park Geun-hye’s ‘Frozen’ image

President Park Geun-hye (right) and Elsa, the mysterious heroine in “Frozen,” keep inspiring Korean viewers who notice some similarities between the …

How Japanese and Chinese Tourists in Korea Differ

The tourism industry is showing signs of growth for the first time after a nine-year deficit, with the number of visitors increasing while outbound …

Foreigners and Koreans Differ Widely on Food, Survey Shows

Foreigners who live in Korea say that the biggest cultural differences here as compared to home are Korean food and the way Koreans invite guests to …

iOS 8 vs. Android Lollipop: Same features, yet more distinct than ever

In the mobile war between Android and iOS, something interesting has happened over the last six months.<p>In the past, the two operating systems were …

Not all robot maids created equal: Roomba vs. Scooba

For the past 12 years, iRobot's done its best to help us forget that the flying cars and jetpacks we were all promised in our youth have failed to materialize. How? By filling our homes with robots, of course.<p>I recently spent a week with iRobot's Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot and Scooba 390 …

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

What Is Subject-Complement Agreement?

How to use it, and how not to use it.<p>Grammar Girl here.<p>In today’s episode we’re going to answer some bizarre and puzzling questions: Can two people …

Bright and Sunny Amsterdam Apartment Renovation

• 1 |<p>The kitchen and bathroom are located around the center tower element and utilize the home’s pipe box that already ran through this space.<p>2 |<p>White …

This is What a $93 Million NYC Skyscraper Penthouse Looks Like

Master Bath<p>One of my favorite places to visit is Manhattan. I'd live there if I could afford to live in a place in which I'd be comfortable. It's …

Kid's Room Style Collage: A Room Fit for Your Knight in Shining Armor

(Image credit: Elisabeth Wilborn)<p>Is your child obsessed with fairy tales? Do you have a young knight-in-training under your roof? Here is how you …

Wall Art

Why You Should Use The Golden Ratio In Your Decor

We’ve all heard of the golden ratio. Most likely, it’s filed away with all the rest of your memories from your college art class or you read about in …

Celadon Incense Burner with Girin-Shaped Lid

This is a celadon incense burner with a height of 20 centimeters (7.9 inches), which was made in the 12th-century Goryeo Period. It consists of a pot …

Verbs

Verbs in English have four basic parts:<p><b>Base form</b><p><b>-ing form</b><p><b>Past tense</b><p><b>Past …

Shades Of Emotion – Creating Characters

The best writing comes from choosing precise words that say exactly what you mean. When you want to describe your character’s emotional state, there …

Creative Writing

Tripping in Santiago: A drink with a seismic jolt

We were in downtown Santiago, following a self-guided walking tour of Chile's capital from the <i>Lonely Planet</i>. It was the second stop, at La Piojera, a legendary hole-in-the-wall, where we dutifully followed the guidebook's instructions and ordered a <i>terremoto</i> (translation: an earthquake), a heady mix …