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Could this ‘Mars Base Camp’ really send astronauts to the Red Planet in 2028?

By Joel Achenbach<p>, Reporter<p>When are we going to Mars? The aerospace giant Lockheed Martin’s answer is 2028 — but that date comes with an asterisk.<p>The company last week unveiled its vision of a “Mars Base Camp.” This is a 256-foot segmented spacecraft that would carry astronauts to Mars just 12 …

Space Exploration

17 Cheap Ways to Make Your Garden Look Great

From DIY planters to tuna can lanterns.<p>It’s spring, and you’ve had enough of being cooped up indoors. Outdoor living is experiencing a boom, with …

5 Characteristics Of Exceptional Employees

The first one alone makes you both rare and outstanding.<p>A recent study of over 500 business leaders addressed what makes an employee stand out. The number one thing leaders said? It wasn't how late someone stayed at the office. It wasn't their skill set. It wasn't their ability to liaise with …

Here Is A Great Tool to Help Students with Their Reading and Writing Process

October 17, 2015<br>Notetaker is an excellent tool from ReadWriteThink that students can use in their writing and reading activities. This is basically a …

Here's what it takes to be an astronaut

Chris Hadfield had wanted to be an astronaut for as long as he can remember - a dream that seemed out of reach for a young boy growing up on a corn farm in a country with no astronaut program. But he stuck to it. Hadfield spent his time learning mechanics on tractors and old cars, and later trained …

Chris Hadfield

Alex Salmond barred from BA flight after booking as Star Trek captain

Former Scottish first minister caused confusion at Heathrow after using sci-fi alias to book seat but was eventually allowed to boldly go aboard<p>Alex Salmond found himself in a bizarre situation with airline staff after booking on to a flight under the name James Kirk – the captain of Star Trek’s …

Star Trek

The First Aerodrome in Paris -- Where Hot-Air Balloons Came to Land -- Is Now a Hotel

<i>Montgolfières</i> -- that is how the hot-air balloons are called in French -- a noticeable more romantic name than the English one that can only remind a person that they are really standing on air when traveling in such a time-warped machine!<p>When Paris had an airfield where such flying apparatus were …

France

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Meal Planning Tips for a Healthy Family<p>Feeding an active family a nutritious menu is never easy, especially when time is short and picky eaters …

Healthy Eating

Burn It Down, Start From Scratch And Build a Social Media Strategy That Works

There are times you simply need to destroy what exists in order to replace it with something better. Such is the case for social media. The past …

Public Relations

15 Stealth Science-Lovers Hiding in Plain Sight

One Direction aren’t the only physics-loving celebrities hiding in plain sight. From PhD astrophysicist and rock star Brian May to mathematics book …

Adults with Hidden Disorder Known as Dyscalculia

Recent studies are helping to diagnose people with dyscalculia. People with dyscalculia may be afraid to admit to other people that they have trouble …

What we're learning about the teenage brain

Adolescence is full of emotional roller coasters, non-stop drama, self-hating, self-loathing, and a hearty dose of self-aggrandizement.<p>But adolescents can do things that change the world — if we arm them with the right tools.<p>Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook before he was even 20. Taylor Swift left …

Buzz Aldrin's Surprise Paperwork From Moon Mission

Even after a trip to the moon, Buzz Aldrin still had to clear customs.<p>The American astronaut has been sharing some of his travel documents from his …

Here's how Eminem used exercise to overcome a drug addiction

It was 2007 and the legendary rapper was 230 pounds.<p>He was addicted to painkillers that caused him so much stomach trouble, he had to eat tons of food — often unhealthy — to soothe it. In a recent interview with Men's Journal, the artist opened up about his struggle.<p>"The coating on the Vicodin and …

Eminem

10 things you shouldn’t do in Paris (and what to do instead)

Inviting sidewalk cafes, gleaming boutiques, world-class museums, and a fabled restaurant scene make Paris the runway model of cities—beautiful, fashionable, confident, and inspiring envy at every turn.<p>But with expectations running so high, Paris can—yes, it's true—occasionally disappoint.<p>When you …

France

Parenting Teens: 5 Tips for Raising Teenagers

Parenting teens is often portrayed as an ordeal of sorts. Here are 5 tips for better parenting that dismiss misconceptions about raising teenagers, …

10 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing is the Next Big Thing

As the world has shifted to social media, consumers look at fellow consumers to inform their purchasing decisions. Instead of looking at companies, …

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 …

When parenting twice-exceptional kids, not everything needs to be fixed

By Robin Finn<p>My 12-year-old son looked me in the eye and said, “I’m sorry, Mom.” He told me how badly he felt for overreacting—monopolizing the office staff, smacking his Rubik’s Cube against the floor, making the school counselor call me to pick him up because of a headache. It wasn’t the first …