Chelsea Hein

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How to Thwart "Mansplaining" According to a Former Facebook Executive

"Mansplaining" has not been in our lexicon long, but the word has forced us to examine the behavior of men condescending to women more closely -- especially in the workplace -- in the few years it has roared onto the scene.<p>There was a time not so long ago when the word "mansplaining" would have …

Leadership

Training Your Brain So That You Don’t Need Reading Glasses

By middle age, the lenses in your eyes harden, becoming less flexible. Your eye muscles increasingly struggle to bend them to focus on this print.<p>But a new form of training — brain retraining, really — may delay the inevitable age-related loss of close-range visual focus so that you won’t need …

Optometry

A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens

As a child, Dana Narvaiša hated school. Her teachers thought she asked too many questions and her English instructor used to gleefully skip over her when it was time to read aloud to the class.<p>Narvaiša now runs Cesis New Primary School in a town of 40,000 people, about an hour and a half from Riga, …

Success: NASA’s Juno probe enters orbit around Jupiter

By Rachel Feltman<p>, Freelancer, Editor at Popular Science Magazine<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p>NASA scientists on Monday night confirmed that Juno, a basketball-court-sized spacecraft designed to unlock some of the secrets of our solar system, successfully entered an orbit around Jupiter, the system's …

Astronomy

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

National Geographic's kids photography competition 2015: winner's gallery

National Geographic’s photography competition for kids has been won by a shot of a grasshopper eating a sunflower leaf by 13-year-old Senne Mensink from the Netherlands. The international and US competitions attracted nearly 18,000 entries, displaying a child’s perspective of the world

Photography

Philosophy saved me from poverty and drugs: that’s why I teach it to kids | Andy West

Can you be a good person if you do bad things? Who should have power? These are questions of direct relevance to young people from troubled backgrounds<p>When I tell people I teach philosophy, to children their reaction is almost always: “Gosh, you mean in a private school?” When I tell them that I …

East London

Flowers bloom in the Atacama desert – in pictures

The Atacama desert is experiencing a rare springtime bloom of flowers after El Niño brought the heaviest rainfall in two decades earlier this year. The desert is usually one of the driest places on Earth. Flowers normally bloom every five to seven years but this year’s showing has been one of the …

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called "The War of the Ghosts" to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up …

More than 400 towns and cities in America will be lost to the sea, study finds

Climate changes awareness has come too late for hundreds of towns and cities in the United States, environmental scientists have found<p>For millions of Americans, climate change has already passed the point of no return: no matter what action the world tries to take, their cities will be submerged by …

Climate Change

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Here are 5 things you may regret at the end of your life, from a nurse who works with the dying.

You might think watching people die would depress a person. It actually taught her how to live.<p>Bronnie Ware spent years as a palliative care nurse, …

Positive Thinking

This Has To Be The Most Dangerous Camping Style Ever

This international group of adventurous hammockers come to Monte Piana in Italy every year in a demonstration of peace and friendship. They …

Demonstration

How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain

Acoustic biologists who have learned to tune their ears to the sounds of life know there's a lot more to animal communication than just, "Hey, here I am!" or "I need a mate."<p>From insects to elephants to people, we animals all use sound to function and converse in social groups — especially when the …

Central Africa