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What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

Canadian Literature

Millions of U.S. citizens don't speak English to each other, continuing decades-long rise

Last Wednesday, a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Montana stopped and questioned two U.S. citizens for over 30 minutes after he overheard them speaking Spanish at a gas station.<p>The day before, a lawyer in New York City went viral after he was videotaped making xenophobic comments and threatening to …

The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …

How Professional Video Gamers Train for a World Championship

Competitive videogaming is a $1.5 billion industry—with resources to match. A team of top female gamers used the tricks and trainers of an NBA franchise to win the biggest competition of their careers<p>The Philadelphia 76ers’ practice facility is one of the largest and most expensive in the NBA—an …

Miami Heat

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

Curious Questions: Why is a day divided into twenty-four hours?

We've been counting things in convenient chunks of ten for thousands of years, so why on earth is a day divided into 24 hours? Martin Fone, author of …

Here's the most disproportionately popular job in every state

The United States is as diverse as it is large.<p>Colloquialisms, cuisines, and dialects are all regionally dependent. Values, religions, and even occupations are clustered according to geography.<p>For geographical reasons, certain jobs are concentrated in different pockets of the United States. The …

Annihilation: stranger than fiction

We speak to Adam Rutherford, science consultant for the new Netflix movie Annihilation, to find out how it’s stranger, scarier and smarter than other …

Instagram stars: From influencers to entrepreneurs

<b>When Bradley Simmonds' career as a professional football player at Queens Park Rangers came to an abrupt end at 19, he had to find another way to earn a living.</b><p>A fan of health and fitness, he decided to become a personal trainer.<p>Bradley first used Instagram to post pictures of himself and his …

Operation Gunnerside: The Norwegian Attack on Heavy Water That Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic Bomb

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>After handing them their …

Video brilliantly explains why ‘The Simpsons’ isn’t funny anymore

Back in the day, I used to fancy myself something of a <i>Simpsons</i> snob. Sure, lots of people loved and continue to love the show, but I was downright …

Before Hajj, Saudi imam decries inter-Muslim conflict | Saudi Arabia News

The imam of Mecca's Grand Mosque denounced those who "cause conflict among Muslims" in his final Friday sermon before the annual Hajj pilgrimage, as rifts widen among Gulf neighbours and wars continue across the Middle East.<p>Saudi Arabia, which hosts and supervises the Hajj, has with other Arab …

US schools have undergone massive changes since the 1950s — here's what school was like the decade you were born

American children and teens spend around 7.5 hours a week more at school than kids did 20 years ago.<p>That's only one way in which schools and education have changed over the years. Fashions come and go, but historical events and political changes impact education in many ways.<p>From speed-reading to …

10 maps that explain Russia's strategy

In fact, they are the first place to start thinking about a country's strategy, which can reveal factors that are otherwise not obvious.<p>The 10 maps below show Russia's difficult position since the Soviet Union collapsed and explain Putin's long-term intentions in Europe.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

Chinese conglomerate Wanda sells theme park business

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group, owner of Hollywood's Legendary Entertainment, is selling most of its theme parks, retreating from a …

New Study May Explain Why A Simpler Lifestyle Creates A Feeling Of Well-Being

Minimalism, downsizing, tiny houses. Experiences above objects. Decluttering and simplifying your lifestyle. Over the past few years the idea that the road to happiness may actually be paved with less, not more, has become a first-world obsession for millions of people around the globe.<p>Anyone who’s …

Minimalism

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of this kind of worrying at least some of the …

Research

It’s Rick triumphant on an unexpected Rick And Morty

Well, that was unexpected!<p><i>Rick And Morty</i> is a show that encourages—no, demands—smart viewers. It’s a show that routinely breaks the fourth wall, that …

Watch Samuel L. Jackson Answer All the Fucking Questions The Internet Has About Him

"My life's an open fucking book."<p>Samuel L. Jackson may have little patience for questions in many of his classic roles, but he was happy to sit down and answer the Internet's many questions about him.<p>In <i>Wired</i>'s "The Web's Most Searched Questions" segment, Jackson answered dozens of Google …

Study: Being a better gamer requires practice — but not too much

Want to get better at your game? According to science, you need to moderate your practice and train<p>A new study led by a Brown University researcher followed players of <i>Halo: Reach</i> over a period of about 7 months, as well as the matches of high-level players of <i>StarCraft II</i> to learn how they acquired …

Starcraft

50 Game of Thrones secrets only true fans know

Almost everyone watches the HBO series Game of Thrones, but only true fans will know the deepest secrets of the show.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> is a complex …

Low Back Pain: A Guide for Coaches and Athletes on Anatomy, Types, and Treatment

When I practiced massage therapy, clients frequently came to me seeking treatment for lower back pain. Now, as a coach, I see that coaches will …

The 25 Best Movies of 2016, and Where to Watch Them

It’s been a tough year for some of us, but its been a <i>fantastic</i> year for film. These incredible dramas, musicals, documentaries, and sci-fi thrillers …

The top 10 most interesting-imperfect movies of 2016

This time of year brings a barrage of lists -- critics and journalists telling you the 10 best movies you need to see, or need to feel bad for not seeing.<p>Admittedly, many of us in media-land tend to lockstep to the same films, or throw in a requisite foreign outlier. We're also very willing to …

Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique

With the Feynman Technique, you learn by teaching someone else a topic in simple terms so you can quickly pinpoint the holes in your knowledge. After …

Learning

The Story Of Vijay Amritaj, India’s Original Tennis Superstar Who ‘Almost’ Won It All

When was the last time you remember an Indian tennis player basking in the glory of a singles victory? A triumph that we aren't really used to, are …

This science bundle is even better than watching Bill Nye

If you’ve ever wondered how to build a computer, how the brain functions, or any number of other things about how the world works, this bundle of …