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Girl Scouts launches computer science program to encourage STEM careers

Back in 2012, the Girl Scouts Research Institute conducted a survey, called the <i>Generation STEM</i> report, in which they discovered that 74 percent of teen girls are interested in STEM. However, that fades through middle and high school, in large part because their exposure to STEM isn't in a way that …

The simple tips for sleeping well on economy-class flights

Anyone who’s ever tried getting some quality shut-eye on an economy-class flight knows it’s easier said than done. Between having barely any personal …

5 Chrome extensions for improving your focus at work

The internet is a rich, diverse and utterly distracting experience. If you work on a computer, which an increasing number of people do, you know it’s not hard for some shiny digital object to catch your attention and draw you away from what you’re doing.<p>We’ve shown you extensions that can help …

Now on Oracle’s Campus, a $43 Million Public High School

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. — Tech companies ship all kinds of products to public schools: laptops, online writing programs, learn-to-code lessons and more.<p>Now Oracle, the business software services giant, is trying the opposite tack: bringing a public charter school to the company.<p>At its lush campus …

Redwood City

Watch a GoPro Get Swallowed by Lava (and Live)

Being consumed by lava and subsequently exploded into flames is an experience most human beings haven’t encountered or survived. Getting covered in a …

Videography

6 Tips to Evoke an Attitude of Gratitude

An overstuffed refrigerator, a house full of people, and stir-crazy kids—yep, it’s the holidays! It’s easy for a child’s gratitude to get lost somewhere between the three kinds of pie on the table and the eight sleeping bags filled with visiting cousins. Check out Nat Geo Kids’ ideas for teaching …

Kids

There's a Biological Reason Why Some People Get Chills When They Listen to Music

Really feeling it.<p>Some of us react more intensely to music than others. For some, listening to a certain track can send shivers down their spine, and …

Flute

Google's AI guru predicts humans and machines will merge within 20 years

Public perception of artificial intelligence technology, in 2017, seems to lie somewhere at the intersection of existential fear and cautious optimism. Yet there’s a growing movement of people who believe AI is crucial to the evolution of our species. These people aren’t outsiders or outliers — …

Singularity

Google X's chief business officer thinks the UK has prioritised the illusions of the modern world over happiness

Mo Gawdat, the chief business officer of Google X, thinks people in the UK have prioritised the illusions of the modern world over their happiness.<p>Gawdat, who is currently on a sabbatical from Google's moonshot factory, said the UK is one of the many developed nations where people have forgotten …

Happiness

Bill Gates will invest more than $1 billion in public schools — but he'll have to learn from Mark Zuckerberg's mistake

Bill Gates will fund a massive investment in education, pledging more than $1.7 billion into public schools, The Washington Post reported.<p>Gates has long been a thought leader on improving school outcomes through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he's invested more than $3.4 billion in …

Mark Zuckerberg

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Alcohol, Drugs, Neuroscience & Sex<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your …

This New Tool Helps Social Entrepreneurs Pick The Right Accelerator For Them

Want a boost for your business for good? It can be hard finding the right one. Now you can narrow down your options quickly and easily.<p>It’s a good time to be a social entrepreneur. There are now hundreds of accelerators focused on social impact, offering cash and advice to help get your company off …

10 of the Coolest Neighborhoods in America Right Now

Avoid tourist traps and consider planning your next city break in one of these hotspots.<p>Tourist traps are a dime a dozen in big cities, but many …

11 Reasons Singapore Needs to Be Next on Your Bucket List

I may be a little biased, as some of my fondest childhood memories are of living in Singapore, but it really is a country with so much to offer. It's …

Giving Up Hope Won't Save the Planet. Ending Poverty Might.

We haven't inherited this planet from our parents; we've borrowed it from our children.<p>Oct.24.2017 / 9:56 PM ET<p>We are destroying the world at a very rapid rate, and an awful lot of people are just giving up hope and thinking, "Well, there's nothing I can do." The rain forests are disappearing …

Jane Goodall

Unreasonable Group CEO on Solving Global Problems

Daniel Epstein, chief executive officer at Unreasonable Group, discusses his programs that help entrepreneurs create new jobs, solve problems and …

Tech Industry

How to Raise Children to Be Just as Entrepreneurial as You Are

Try these six ways to help your kids understand and get excited about entrepreneurship.<p>At some point, every child has to answer the question: "What does your mom/dad do?" This is where the children whose parents have readily identifiable jobs have it easy. Saying: "My mom is a doctor" or "My dad is …

Entrepreneurship

Malls become models of reinvention to cope with closing stores

At Opry Mills in Nashville, shoppers can sift through sheets at Bed, Bath & Beyond, pick up a doll at Toys R Us — or snap a picture with a wax sculpture of country star Keith Urban.<p>The mall has become the first in the U.S. to have a Madame Tussauds wax museum.<p>“I think the museum just adds to the …

The solar eclipse that rocked the world of science

This coming Monday’s total solar eclipse will give us a rare look at the sun’s outer atmosphere, known as the corona. Its violent, unpredictable seizures – “coronal mass ejections” – have the potential of bombarding our planet with deadly radiation, a scenario I work into the plot of my new …

Albert Einstein

Don't Be Scammed By Fake, Harmful Eclipse-Viewing Sunglasses. Here's a List of Legit Brands & Sources

…including where you can get some for free!<p>On August 21st the U.S. will experience a rare phenomenon, a nationwide solar eclipse. Because this …

How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.<p>We think more clearly, feel better overall, and protect ourselves against some of the …

Harvard Medical School

Why You Need To Eat Fat In Order To Lose Weight - Guyology

Our quality of life is determined by the quality of our thoughts, how we choose to fuel our bodies, and how well we move. Yet we are a society filled …

Netflix's CEO backs a math education program that works like the streaming service

But Hastings' interest in personalization also extends into a lesser-known realm: education.<p>In 2011, Hastings teamed up with venture capitalist John Doerr to invest $11 million in the growth of math education startup DreamBox Learning. Created in 2006, the program supplements kids' elementary and …

Education

3 Strength Moves You Probably Aren't Doing—But Should Be

You're probably already incorporating strength moves such as squats, planks, and burpees, into your workout routine. But there are a few additional …

Livestream Mevo cam gets YouTube Live, Android support and 4K capture

App and software updates for the palm-sized live-streaming video camera are available now with final apps arriving this summer.<p>Last year, video live-streaming platform Livestream released a first-of-its-kind camera, Mevo, that uses a 4K-resolution image sensor and some very smart software to let …

YouTube to educate its young stars through the power of workshops

The Google-owned video portal wants to teach its young content creators to deal with the net's challenges<p>YouTube, the video streaming site best known …

Internet

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges can seem insurmountable, but what separates the successful, or …

Your Energy Is Low Because You're Probably Forgetting to Eat This Ingredient

Have your energy levels been a little low lately? Do you hear yourself saying "I'm so tired" almost daily? We feel you. With work demanding attention …

Joshua Tree National Park Backpacking Gear List - REI Co-op Journal

The following list is designed for a non-guided backpacking trip in Joshua Tree National Park. (For information about visiting the park, see our …

Backpacking

The Only 5 Fast-Food Meals Nutritionists Actually Order

Even dietitians and nutritionists aren't immune to situations in which the only dining options are Chipotle and McDonald's. This is an especially …