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How to raise brilliant children, according to science

<i>; Credit: LA Johnson/NPR</i>"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can …

Critical Thinking

Their son was killed. They believe his parrot is telling people who pulled the trigger.

A possible murder witness is talking.<p>The question is whether anyone should listen.<p>His name is Bud, and he’s an African gray parrot in Ensley Township, Mich., with a filthy mouth, according to NBC affiliate WOOD-TV.<p>His latest phrase — the one he won’t stop shouting at the top of his lungs mimicking …

Mousse de maracujá e frutas vermelhas sem leite condensado nem creme de leite

Uma dica ótima para quem quer fazer comida fácil e 100% saudável é acessar a página Comida.org. As receitas são super faceis de fazer e não levam …

Why You Shouldn't Trust the New Study That Supports Putting Two Spaces After a Period

When you first learn the rules for English grammar in elementary school, you find there are a lot of don’ts: Don’t end a sentence with a preposition; …

Language

The 25 best school districts in America

Some families are so intent on sending their kids to the best schools that they relocate to join new school districts.<p>Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, just released its ranking of the 2016 best school districts in America. The ranking was based on the grade each …

Education

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English

English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee.<p>Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're using a word "correctly."<p>It's all a matter of taste and context. But there are opinions. And some count more than others.<p>Steven Pinker is probably as good an expert to …

Linguistics

10 documentários que você não pode morrer sem assistir

<b>1) Blackfish</b> (2013) <b><br>NOTA NO IMDB:</b> 8,1 <b><br>DISPONÍVEL EM:</b> Netflix, DVD, Blu-ray, YouTube (pago)O documentário norte-americano de 2013 debate um acalorado …

Half of 25-year-olds live with parents, 1 million college students ‘Sugar Babies’, 31% of adjunct profs in poverty: Demanding obvious economic solutions yet??? | Washington's Blog

American so-called “higher education” does exactly what it should: prepare college students for the real world. On 2015 Earth, students must learn …

It's time for English teachers to stop teaching that the earth is flat

By Dennis Baron<p>When I asked a class of prospective teachers to discuss the impact on students of prescriptive rules like “Don’t split infinitives,” …

Hey, New Teachers, It's OK To Cry In Your Car

Like many first-year teachers, Luisana Regidor has a lot on her mind. There are lesson plans to write and papers to grade as well as a dozen other things: evaluations, observations, fundraisers, class trips. It's overwhelming.<p>"Last Wednesday, I left here and I got in my car and I just cried," says …

Teaching

The Best Vegan Egg Replacement For Baking

When you just have to bake, and eggs aren't an option, what next?<p>Blueberry Lemon Muffins. (Photo: Sophie MacKenzie)<p>Substituting in cooking is typically fair game: Having all the exact ingredients on hand is a rarity, then there are those times when you omit something out of preference and taste--or …

Breakfast

9 American habits I lost when I moved to Germany

1. Idle chit chat<p>During my first days of work in Germany, I made sure to be super friendly to all of my coworkers. Whenever anyone passed me in the …

Introducing Albus Silente: Harry Potter in translation

After the revelation that we’ve been pronouncing Voldemort’s name wrong we ask, would you recognise JK Rowling’s well–loved characters after they fall under the translator’s spell?<p>We’ve all been getting Voldemort’s name wrong by not pronouncing it with a French accent (it’s a silent T, who knew?), …

Books

Dear Teachers: You're Not Fooling Me

Dear teachers,<p>As a mom to a gaggle of kids, I'm a little consumed this time of year. I've spent hours at the store going over different school supplies lists and checking off stuff as I throw it in my cart. The total adds up in my head as I travel down each aisle, and I get a little sick to my …

Parenting

10 popular grammar myths debunked by a Harvard linguist

It's why many teachers ingrain in their students a combination of white lies and formal habits that are meant to keep their writing focused but aren't actually based on rules of the English language.<p>As the students grow into adults, these habits result in plenty of incorrectly worded but …

Language

25 parques nacionais para relaxar e curtir a natureza no Brasil | Guia Viajar Melhor - Dicas de viagens e turismo

Áreas de preservação ambiental com a intenção de evitar uma degradação dos ecossistemas, os parques nacionais estão sempre recheados de atrações para …

29 Books That Will Enrich Your Inner Literati

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Teachers' Top Educational Chrome Apps in 2015

July 16, 2015<br>Over the last weekend, we spent sometime sifting through our Chrome extensions archive and curated for you the list below. We singled …

The Scottish accent is dying out

Scientists in Scotland have recently created a database of accents after exposing tongues to one ultrasound after the other—1,500 tongues in all from 16 countries—as part of the “Dynamic Dialects” project (which was done in coordination between the University of Glasgow, the University of …

Language

Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom

Minecraft in Education portal aims to get educators sharing tips on how Mojang’s popular game can be used to teach children<p>Millions of children are already playing Minecraft at home, whether on computers, consoles or mobile devices. Now the game’s parent company Microsoft wants to encourage more …

Mobile Devices

Como convencer alguém a viajar para a Índia

A Índia é o sonho de muitos e o pesadelo de outros tantos. A gente costuma dizer que existem dois tipos de pessoas no mundo: as que têm verdadeira …

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Como o FGTS te rouba

Foto: Marcos Santos/USP ImagensTem dois jeitos bons de fazer dinheiro sumir. Um é picar notas de R$ 50 para fazer confete. Outro é ter uma conta no …

Roteiro Geek - Guia Turístico para Nerds em São Paulo

Para os nerds que moram em São Paulo e região ou pretendem visitar a cidade, agora poderemos saber de todos os lugares legais com o novo Roteiro …

A Holocaust Survivor Has Written About Why She Shook A Former Nazi's Hand

"For the life of me I will never understand why anger is preferable to a goodwill gesture," Eva Mozes Kor said.<p>Kor, 81, had traveled from the U.S., where she lives, to Germany to witness Groening's trial for accessory to murder in the deaths of 300,000 people.<p>Groening was known as the "Accountant …

21 coisas que só quem usou o MSN Messenger consegue entender

14.04.2015 Postado por Tammy<p><i>Se você pegou a ~época de ouro~ da internet durante os anos 2000, então esse post é pra você!</i><p>Depois de falar sobre 10 …

EXAME

<b>1. Religiosos x Ateus</b> <i>zoom_out_map</i><p><b>1</b>/41 (santiphotois/Thinkstock)<p>São Paulo – 63% das pessoas do planeta se consideram religiosas e 11% se descrevem …