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A Sean Parker-backed cancer trial that would use CRISPR in humans for the first time just got a critical approval

A Sean Parker-backed clinical trial just got one step closer to becoming the first time the revolutionary gene-editing technology CRISPR is used in humans.<p>An National Institutes of Health panel on Tuesday ruled unanimously, with one abstention, to let the trial run. The FDA will still need to give …

What Lebron James Can Teach Us About Personal Development

You don't have to be a basketball fan to appreciate the narrative from the NBA finals last Sunday. Lebron James, an Ohio native, made good on his promise to bring a championship home to city that he spurned in 2010, ending a 50+ year "curse" for Cleveland sports. It's a storyline plucked right out …

19 Impossibly Cool Crafts For Kids That Adults Will Want To Try

They might blow your mind, too.

Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer

Do you entertain your kids with chess camp, art school, cooking classes, or tennis lessons during the unstructured summer months? Or perhaps all of them?<p>There are activities and summer camps galore to fill children’s time and supply much needed childcare when kids are out of school. But …

INFOGRAPHIC: The Languages Spoken in China

China has a lot of languages and dialects — 298 to be exact, according to <i>Ethnologue</i>. The languages spoken by China's 56 recognized ethnic groups …

10 Tips to Get Your Guitar Chords Sound Clean and Clear

<i>Bigstock photo</i> <br>The biggest challenge for the beginner and sometimes even the intermediate guitar player is to make chords sound clean and clear.<p>I …

Guitar Anatomy: Four Fundamental Movements Every Guitarist Should Know

344<p>SHARES<p>If you've ever tried to describe your guitar technique to other players, you've no doubt experienced the challenge of capturing its …

Chicago Ruby on Rails. Web Apps. iPhone Apps. iPad Apps.

In the book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. How does …

6 Ways to Trick Your Kids into Learning This Summer

It’s almost summertime and the livin’ will be easy. Oh wait, you’re a parent. Never mind, the livin’ is about to get chaotic — but chaos can be fun, …

Top 10 Breakthrough Artists in 2014

The best of the best! It's that time of year again, time to look back and list the Top 10 Breakthrough Artists of the Year. What does that mean? These are the artists, designer and photographers that took the world by storm. They're the ones who decided to push their creative limit, introducing a …

Challenging Color Test Hides Letters in Plain Sight

How well can you see color? Perhaps you’re a pro with one hue, but differentiating between two is a whole other story. To challenge your abilities, Buzzfeed Blue has created a short video with a simple test: identify the letter that’s hiding within plain sight.<p>The video features four rounds of two …

25 Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier - DIY & Crafts

Fighting Oil With Oil<p>Believe it or not, you can actually remove greasy buildup on your stove hood and stovetop with oil. That sounds weird we know, …

A Harvard student’s incredibly poetic speech highlights the power and shortcomings of American education

‘Tis the season of commencement speeches. Barack Obama, Sheryl Sandberg, Lin-Manuel Miranda: The most important personalities topped one another’s performances, delivering inspiring talks about life, hardship, success, hope.<p>Yet there is something uniquely powerful in hearing the perspective of …

How These U.S. High School Students Hit the Big Time

<b>Teens awarded more than $1 million for scientific innovations at the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search, and for the first time in the event’s 75-year</b> …

The Simple Trick That Helped My Kids Become Amazing Writers

<i>How can I tell my 15-year-old daughter she is awful at writing? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Elliot S Maggin, father of two beautiful and spectacularly successful grown kids, on …

The Secret Ingredient Of Successful People And Organizations: Grit

Angela Duckworth was an outstanding student growing up, so much so that she was admitted to Harvard University. All the while, however, she was reminded often by her beloved father that she was “no genius.” Many years later, with degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Pennsylvania …

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John Williams has been a five-star artist for me since I heard him play the massive Bach D minor Chaconne on the guitar with total mastery, 40 years ago. The celebrations of Williams’s 75th birthday have had us nostalgically recalling the optimistic time when through his advocacy classical music …

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9 Free Apps/Websites To Teach Kids Difficult Subjects With Fun

The benefits of effectively engaging children with learning are lifelong. Learning a second language at a young age, for example, not only gives …

11 Traits Parents of Successful Kids Have in Common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn’t a set recipe …

6 Real DNA Mutations That Make Ordinary People X-Men

Evolution is a fickle mistress. A little tweak here and a bear becomes a DiCaprio-mauling badass; a little tweak there and it's a pile of blubbery …

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Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more

What’s the sign of a life well lived? If you were to judge by LinkedIn resumes alone, you might be impressed by prestigious job titles and accolades. But in person, the importance of these formal achievements quickly fades away. Regardless of career success, there can be something very dispiriting, …

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Three Ways That Handwriting With A Pen Positively Affects Your Brain

Stephen King purportedly wrote <i>Dreamcatcher</i> in longhand — using a Waterman cartridge pen. J. K. Rowling penned <i>The Tales of Beedle the Bard</i> — all 157 pages of it — in longhand, and the leather-bound tome sold for almost $4M at auction. F. Scott Fitzgerald did it, as did Hemingway, Kafka and countless …

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The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups (book review)

<b>A new book by Dr. Leonard Sax explains how American parents have forgotten to do the most important job in the world -- raising capable,</b> …

Why Kung Fu Masters Refuse to Teach

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by Oliver Dietze/EPA<p>In China, the traditional martial arts still have their cultural and social place at the table, but it’s a ceremonial seat, lacking in real power or influence. Outside of China, the kung fu wave that led to a thousand and one dojos is receding in the face of …

8 (Truly) Unexpected Storage Spots

If you think you have no space to spare, think again. Janet Lee, author of Living in a Nutshell, offers some practical—and decorative—suggestions for …

Master gardener Brian Minter's tips on choosing, caring for indoor plants

Indoor plants don't just look make a home look good, they can also benefit one's well being, says master gardener Brian Minter.<p>"Looking at all the …

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