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Compare, then sigh: Trump's note for the Holocaust Memorial vs. Obama's

President Donald Trump paid a visit to Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust memorial on Tuesday, where he composed an upbeat and strangely …

How to Talk to Your Children to Discourage Stereotypes

How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start elementary …

New York University

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Robotics Team from Jusidman Science Center for Youth Wins Prestigious Award

Recently a team from the Jusidman Science Center for Youth took part in a national competition organized by FIRST, a global robotics competition for …

Robotics

Amazing Benefits Of Pineapple (+5 Refreshing Recipes)

Pineapples are a delicious tropical fruit. They can be consumed fresh, cooked, juiced, or preserved. Apart from being a popular ingredient for a wide …

26 Facts About the Science of Friendship You May Not Know

You know that friends will be there for you when the rain starts to pour, and because you’re there for them too. But there are plenty of interesting …

Science

These 6 Amazing Things Will Happen If You Read Before Bed

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” – Confucius<p>Let me ask you …

10 crazy concepts for homes of the future

1/<p>We're already starting to see many options for tiny homes, like the Ecocapsule that is meant to support you living entirely off the grid.<p>It is …

How to make coffee when you have no coffee maker

Whether you've broken your Chemex or just don't own a coffee maker, this is a great way to make a drinkable cup of Joe in a pinch.<p>So you broke your coffee maker. It happens. After all, they're usually made of fragile glass or ceramic. They're bound to break sooner or later.<p>So how do you continue to …

Coffee

The Best And Worst States To Get Solar Panels For Your Rooftop

Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York aren’t the sunniest states, but they are the best at welcoming solar power.<p>How much you pay to power your home with solar panels varies widely across the U.S. Some states provide incentives, like exemptions on property taxes; others don’t. Some allow …

Solar Power

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Time Management

These Stick-Figure Cartoons About The Anxiety Of Procrastination Are The Best

<i>Wait But Why</i> author and co-owner Tim Urban was asked to do a TED talk. It all went downhill from there, thanks to his fear of public speaking and extreme procrastination. Luckily, he chose to document the experience in great, self-punishing, hilarious detail with stick-figure cartoons that will …

Procrastination

25 Signs Your Cat Is Actually In Pain, According To Science

All cat owners know that cats only have three modes: 1) doesn't care you exist, 2) purring cat cuddle time and 3) devil incarnate.<p>But animal experts know that the royal fur balls put up a really good poker face and, contrary to their apparent apathy toward life, our feline friends actually do <i>feel</i> …

Pets

Scott Kelly snaps photos of Earth and the galaxy from space – in pictures

Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly is the only American to have spent 340 days in space. In addition to his research and experimentation, he captured his unique view of the Earth<p>Scott Kelly returns to Earth with a bump and a thumbs-up after record ISS stint

Space Science

The truth about whether 'plus-size' women are actually unhealthy

Ashley Graham, the first plus-size model to grace the cover of <i>Sports Illustrated</i>'s swimsuit issue, looks absolutely gaw-geous in the mag this month.<p>But last week, Cheryl Teigs, a 68-year-old former <i>SI</i> swimsuit edition cover model, made some pretty loaded comments in an interview with <i>E!</i> about …

7 Things to Do Each Day If You Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids | Inc.com

I'm like, a <i>dozen</i> years away from being dad to a teenager, but I was drawn to Christie Halverson's piece about raising teenagers--published a couple of years ago on her blog and more recently on Upworthy. (Plus, I work for what's probably the most influential parenting brand on digital media, and I …

Parenting

This Photo of Adele Upside Down Will Freak You Out

Freaky.<p>This picture of upside-down Adele above looks pretty normal apart from its upside-down-ness, right? Well, it's not. There's a majorly creepy change that you're probably not noticing.<p>OK, look at it one more time. Can you spot the change? No? Still looks normal? Well, flip your phone upside …

29 Dining Etiquette Tips You Need To Know Before Your Next Vacation

Here's how not to be a rude tourist.<p>If you've clicked on this article, chances are you're a savvy world traveler. But unless you're a savvy world traveler <i>and</i> an etiquette expert, you likely don't know, say, where it's appropriate to add a tip to your bill in Europe or that it's rude to bring your …

Food & Dining

The art that shows what goes on deep in the human brain

<b>From scary sleep paralysis, to recalling memories that never happened, a new exhibition is exploring the art inspired by human consciousness. Here, we see how artists have interpreted moments from the mind.</b><p>Do you dream sweet dreams each night - drifting gently in and out of sleep? Or is the …

Neurophilosophy

A Brilliant Physicist Explains Gravitational Waves to Colbert

We all understand that the discovery of gravitational waves was a really big deal, but do you really understand what they are, why they’re important, …

What does a scientist think of "right brain/left brain" tests?

<b>Maybe you've noticed the recent spate of "brain tests" making the rounds online.</b><p>There are different versions - several have been shared hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook - but most of them take the form of a quiz which purports to show how "left-brained" or "right-brained" you are. The …

The Brain

7 Habits Of The Best Public Speakers

Want to nail that next presentation? Use these seven tips.<p>Whether it’s a keynote speech for thousands or a sales meeting for a dozen, we’ve all seen speakers who keep the audience hanging on every word—and those who have their audiences counting the minutes until they can leave the room. Some folks …

Public Speaking

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

20 easy ways to keep your fridge clean and organized

Tired of your fridge being a messy den of unidentifiable leftovers, condiment containers and spills that someone forgot to clean up? These tips will keep the fridge organized and food fresher, longer.<p>Caption by Alina Bradford /<p>1<p>of 21<p>​Use baskets<p>Hit up your local dollar store for inexpensive, …

Bradford

In 5 years of studying rich people, I found they use a daily tool that never occurs to most of us

The best to-do lists incorporate daily activities that help move you forward in life towards accomplishing your goals.<p>But to-do lists alone will not make you a success. While it's important to get things done, it's equally important to avoid doing things that wash out all of the benefits of a to-do …

Study Skills

Photonic Propulsion Could Send a Spacecraft to Mars in As Little As 3 Days

If the technology can actually be scaled enough to use on space probes, it might be the key to visiting worlds outside our solar system.<p>There's no argument in the astronomical community—rocket-propelled spacecraft can take us only so far. The SLS will likely take us to Mars, and future rockets …

Earth could be unique among 700 quintillion planets in the Universe

But what if - statistically speaking - the odds are stacked against us finding another planet even remotely like Earth?<p>That's the thinking behind a new study by an international team of researchers, which has taken what we know about the exoplanets that lie outside our Solar System and fed the data …

Universe

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Genetics