Anne Jenks

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Exercise for Seniors: How to Improve Strength and Balance (And Stay Fit)

Seniors are living longer than ever. But longer isn’t always better. If you want your parents (and yourself) to live healthier, happier and more …

Basic Buttermilk Pancakes and Variations

These wonderful buttermilk pancakes and light and fluffy, and absolutely delicious with lots of butter and maple syrup. Make these pancakes for your …

Breakfast

Is Google teaching us anything?

In his book <i>The Shallows</i>, Nicholas Carr suggests that the internet is making us dumber. Carr finds that the vast amount of hyperlinked information …

High School

High-Protein, High-Fiber Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Sometimes you don't want a spinach-kale-flaxseed-avocado smoothie. You want something that tastes super unhealthy, but you actually want it to be healthy. It's a tough predicament, but this smoothie is stepping up to the challenge.<p>Sweet and creamy and such a gorgeous vibrant color, this breakfast …

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

<b>(KatarinaGondova via iStock)</b><p>Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one<p>Heather Shumaker<p>March 5, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.”<p>This statement, by homework research guru Harris …

Google Wants You to Read Books with Augmented Reality

There are still a lot of people who always prefer physical books over the e-books, even in this 21st century. And Google has something for them too. …

Here's How To Instantly Upgrade Pancakes

Fact: Pancakes make ~everything~ better.<p><b>Pancake Batter</b><p><i>Makes 4 to 6 servings</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 cups pancake mix<p>1½ cups water<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p>In a large bowl, combine the pancake mix and water, stirring until smooth with no lumps.<p>____<p><b>1. Blueberry Pancakes</b><p><i>Makes 4 to 6 servings</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>Pancake Batter (see …

A Vegetarian Foodie's Guide to the USA

If you are a vegetarian and you like to travel like me, then you know how difficult it can be sometimes. Also I am not the kind of person who will go to another country and then eat only Indian food. If I wanted to eat Indian food, then I would prefer to have it in India. I would love to try new …

The 50 most elite boarding schools in America

Attending an elite boarding school sets students up for lifelong success. It can open doors to prominent colleges, place students in a powerful alumni network, provide a top-notch education, and create lifelong friends.<p>Prestige is derived from more than just strong academics, though, so to …

High School

This Chocolate Dessert Is Completely Mesmerizing

Mind = blown.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Makes 1<p><i>You'll need one of these clear, fillable plastic ornaments for this recipe.</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>½ cup white chocolate chips<p>2 small brownies (homemade or store-bought)<p>1 scoop vanilla ice cream<p>½ cup raspberries<p>½ cup blueberries<p>1 cup chocolate chips<p>¾ cup heavy</b> …

Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago. Here’s what it took to prove him right.

The “chirp” is bright and bird-like, its pitch rising at the end as though it’s asking a question. To an untrained ear, it resembles a sound effect from a video game more than the faint, billion-year-old echo of the collision of two black holes.<p>But to the trained ear of experimental physicist, it …

Physics

The Pancake Recipes You Want And Need

Yum.<p>There are a few foods that make us swoon, and pancakes are definitely one of them. We know they're a simple dish, made with nothing more than common items we have stored in our pantry. But they taste like a treat. Like chocolatey brownies and grilled cheese sandwiches, they're simple and …

Breakfast

10 Zingy, Citrusy Recipes to Make from Our Latest #f52contest

This just in from our latest #f52contest: Recipes as sunny and zingy as the winter citrus fruits they highlight.<p><b>A big congratulations to the winner, who made a creamy yuzu panna cotta:</b><p><b>Candy a mess of citrus and arrange the slices over a ricotta cake:</b><p><b>Juice limes and grapefruits, combine with a basil</b> …

Notes App: The Ultimate Guide

Notes lets you collect all your words, images, videos, links, lists, locations, and more, all in one place, and sync them across all your Apple …

'Message in a Cake' paste extruder 3D prints hidden images right into your dessert

Feb 9, 2016 | By Kira<p>3D food printing is one of the most fun and accessible consumer applications of 3D printing technology—whether for creating …

The 50 Most Delicious Brownie Recipes

Obama Is Putting $4 Billion into Computer Science Education

President Obama wants all students to have access to a computer science curriculum.<p>The White House announced Obama’s new Computer Science for All …

Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie

<i>Naturally packed full of protein, this Raspberry Quinoa Smoothie makes a really delicious and healthy snack for the whole family!</i>Hi, it’s Ciara here …

3 Superfood-Packed Smoothie Recipes to Elevate Your Morning

The only thing easier than an on-the-go breakfast smoothie is one that’s already made for you. Don’t have time to hit your local juicery every …

The Test-Centered School

While politicians and policy-makers have made mouth noises about the amount of time spent on the Big Standardized Test and the prep therefor, those elements only scratch the surface of how test-and-punish policy has messed with American schools.<p>At various times in ed history we have talked about …

Students Can Grade Themselves When We Make It About Learning

Grading is the most arduous part of teaching, most teachers would agree. It's subjective and onerous and often diminishes the great learning that …

Exploding The Myth Of 'Unengaged' Students

Jordan Shapiro drew a lot of attention this year with his four misconceptions about the future of education. As with much of his work, he tries to take a cattle prod to the conventional education narrative.<p>In an era of highly polarized ed debates, Shapiro doesn't fit neatly into any of the …

Teaching

The Science of Learning (and technology’s impact on how we learn)

This is the third article in a four-part series answering the question: “Does education really need to change?” You can read the first, second, and …

Learning

VIDEOS: A year of stunning images and insights from outer space

The unexplored and unexplained phenomenon beyond the Earth’s atmosphere continued to fascinate us in 2015. Research, technology and imagery shed new light on some the greatest mysteries in space, like the presence of water on Mars and the surface of Pluto. Space adventure also captured the …

Fix Repeated "Verify iCloud Password" Popup in iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

A considerable amount of users on Reddit have a strange issue of iCloud asking to verify password once or twice in a day. Digging a little deep in …

SpaceX landing hailed as giant leap for space travel

When<p>Elon Musk'sSpaceXrocket nailed its historic landing at Florida's Cape Canaveral on Monday night and the enormous dust cloud settled, it was more than an engineering feat hailed around the world.<p>The Falcon 9's landing made deep space travel seem attainable again — not just to aerospace engineers …

Space Travel