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China looks like it's getting ready to declare an anti-aircraft defense zone near Japan

Regular long range drills in the Western Pacific and patrols over the East China Sea air defense identification zone were for the Air Force to protect China's sovereignty and national security, China's air force spokesman Shen Jinke said, according to a statement posted on the Ministry of Defence …

Donald Trump's Plan For America's Schools

"I'm a tremendous believer in education."<p>So begins a campaign ad for Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump.<p>But what does that mean?<p>What does Trump believe about <i>how</i> we should fund and fix our schools, train and pay our teachers, and, most importantly, educate every child whether they're …

2020TECH: How To Download Premium or Paid Apps For Free into Your Android Device.

How To Download Premium or Paid Apps For Free into Your Android Device.<p><b>How To Download Premium Apps For Free into Your Android Device.</b><p>Here in this …

The Top 20 Anime Characters with the Most Charming Accents according to Charapedia

Sometimes, the Japanese language or dialect we are most familiar with is the one spoken in the Kanto region, which includes Tokyo where most anime …

Anime

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

How Old Is the Bible?

Some in the collection of texts that comprise the Bible are sacred to over <b>54</b>% of the world’s population who believe in <b>Abrahamic</b> religions. These …

Theology

What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society's Fears

For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. But the reasons for …

Growing up poor taught me that good opportunities aren’t enough to guarantee a better life

Last month, on my way to a friend’s new apartment in San Francisco, I listened to an episode of Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast called “Carlos Doesn’t Remember.” I quickly found myself in tears. The protagonist’s story was my story; it was my co-founder’s story; and it may be your …

Education

Scientists discover a large planet orbiting two stars

Astronomers have discovered a planet orbiting two stars 8,000 light years from Earth, NASA announced on Thursday.<p>While the system was first found in 2007, at that time experts were uncertain whether it contained one planet and two stars, or two planets and one star.<p>"The ground-based observations …

5 creative ways to trick people into eating healthy

It’s an age-old public health question — how to preserve people’s ability to make their own choices while encouraging them to make good ones.<p>In the realm of food, it’s something that school administrators, health insurers, and lawmakers have been thinking a lot about in recent years. Some …

5 Things You've Probably Done Today That Destroy Your Productivity

How to work smarter instead of working harder<p>There's a widespread and mistaken belief that lazy people don't get stuff done. In fact, many lazy people are highly productive, and even efficient. Turn and look around you... There may be a highly effective slacker lurking nearby.<p>If not all slackers …

China's most popular science fiction writer, Cixin Liu, brings his spectacular trilogy to an end

It's a good time to be an alien hunter. In August astronomers discovered Proxima b, a potentially life-supporting planet only 4.2 light-years away. Not long after, news surfaced of a possible signal coming from HD164595, a star in the Hercules constellation, first noticed by Russian scientists in …

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Elementary School Cafeteria Worker Quits Over 'Shameful' New Lunch Policy

A cafeteria worker in Pennsylvania quit her job last week after her school district instituted a new policy of denying hot lunches to students with a …

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How to banish plastic straws from your life forever

<b>You'll never need another plastic straw after you read this.</b><p>The anti-plastic straw movement grows stronger by the day. Campaigns are springing up …

Scientists Finally Understand This Enormous, Glowing Space Blob

This gaseous blob is the center of a galaxy cluster.<p>There's an enormous, glowing, colorful blob in space that has perplexed scientists for years. Until now.<p>The SSA22-Lyman-alpha blob 1, or LAB-1, is part of a class of cold hydrogen gas accumulations called Lyman-alpha blobs. LABs, as they're called …

Rare jellyfish-shaped sprite lightning flashes above storm clouds

An otherworldly flash of light appears in a thunderstorm, giving a glimpse at a strange and rare weather phenomenon.<p>One of our planet's most elusive weather happenings is the rare (and rarely photographed) sprite, a bright electrical discharge that can occur above clouds in stormy weather. Puerto …

Seriously Upgrade Your Morning Oats With This Super-Quick Trick

Why didn't we think of this before?<p>No one wakes up in the morning craving oatmeal. You <i>deal</i> with the pile of mush when you're trying to be healthy. But breakfast doesn't have to be this sad. One quick and easy step will seriously change the way you think about oats.<p>Toast the oats in butter! It's a …

Moon and Bá's Daytripper is a masterful novel by any metric

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p><i>Daytripper</i><br>by Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon<br>Vertigo<br>2011, 256 pages, 6.7 x 10.2 x 0.5 inches (softcover)<br>$12 Buy a …

This One Change to My Morning Routine Has Made My Life Better

<i>Nela Canovic, productivity hacker, writer and entrepreneur, answered the question “What single change in your daily routine has had the biggest</i> …

Do insects sleep?

Have you ever laid awake at night wondering if the crickets chirping outside ever sleep? You’re not the only one.<p>According to a <i>National Geographic</i> …

Honey Bees

7 Science-Backed Steps To Take Before Quitting A Job That’s Burning You Out

Here’s the latest research on the small tweaks you can make to fall back in love with a job that’s getting the better of you.<p>When you first moved your things into your office, you couldn’t wait to put your talents to use and impress your new colleagues with your dedication and drive.<p>But at some …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

The Psychological Origins of Procrastination and How to Stop Putting Things Off

We’ve all had the experience of wanting to get a project done but putting it off for later. Sometimes we wait because we just don’t care enough about …

Psychology

Yes, You Can Still Eat Carbs and Lose Weight (There's Just 1 Catch)

There's a common misconception that you have to eliminate carbohydrates to lose weight — that gets a resounding "not true" from registered dietitian and MPH Lisa Eberly. In fact, she told us that you can eat carbs <i>and</i> lose weight — just make sure they're the right kind of carbs.<p>So what are the best …

I had a 'sleep doctor' tell me how to structure my entire day — and I've never felt more energized

There's something weirdly satisfying about knowing what time someone else wakes up, what time they eat an apple, and how long they wait between eating the apple and working out — especially if that someone is famous and successful.<p>Forget working hard and displaying grit — I'm going to eat an apple …

Sleep

19 questions you should never ask your coworkers, even if you're friends

But according to Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, an etiquette and civility expert and the author of "Don't Burp in the Boardroom," your chummy coworker relationship can become problematic when you cross the line.<p>Aside from the obvious — like profanity and insults — here are some questions you should …