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To Motivate STEM Students, Ask Them Better Questions

What do these four questions have in common?<p>1. Can all the children of Lake Wobegon be above average?<p>2. On average, do your friends on Facebook have …

Mathematics

Eight things great teachers do differently

Teaching is one of the most important professions in society and touches every aspect, of every community in the world in some way. … Read the rest

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.<p>Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Creative Writing

The crisis in modern masculinity

Luridly retro ideas of what it means to be a man have caused a dangerous rush of testosterone around the world – from Modi’s Hindu supremacism to Trump’s nuclear brinkmanship<p>On the evening of 30 January 1948, five months after the independence and partition of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was …

Osama Bin Laden

Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting tens of millions of people in the United States. But getting help for children who have it in public school can be a nightmare.<p>"They wouldn't acknowledge that he had a problem," says Christine Beattie about her son Neil. "They wouldn't say …

Teaching

Pretend You're Good at It

A while back, I met up with my pal Jenny Lawson, who was in town recording the audiobook version of her memoir, <i>Let’s Pretend This Never Happened</i>. I …

16 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this October

Demons, space pirates, and more to add to your to-read pile<p>It seems like yesterday that I put together the September book list. Where did the month go?<p>I’ve been trying to read more non-fiction and specifically non-genre books recently. My background is in military history, so when I first saw Josh …

Books

6 New Ways to Turn On Muscle Growth

Effective Lifting Methods You've Never Tried<p>Exercises vs. Methods<p>Newbies only think about exercises. Advanced lifters think more about methods, …

Muscle

I Tried Carrie Underwood's Leg Workout And My Thighs Will Never Be The Same

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5 Best Loading Schemes for Size & Strength

Set/Rep Methods for Maximal Gains<p>Want Size, Strength, or Both?<p>Here are five of the most effective loading schemes (sets, reps, and weight used) for …

Hypertrophy

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Critical Thinking

8 Plateau-Busting Intensifiers

<b>For weeks, you seemed to be in the zone.</b> Everything was clicking, the weight felt effortless, and you were the master of your destiny. You rode the …

UPS drivers don’t turn left—and it saves them 10 million gallons of gas a year

It might seem strange, but UPS delivery vans don’t always take the shortest route between stops. The company gives each driver a specific route to follow and that includes a policy that drivers should never turn through oncoming traffic (that’s left in countries where they drive on the right and …

Transportation

Twitter accounts really are echo chambers, study finds

As in ancient human cultures, users of the social media site interact most with those who share their political views, Demos report reveals<p>When it comes to politics and the internet, birds of a feather really do flock together, according to research confirming the existence of online echo chambers …

Twitter

Renowned sci-fi author Ursula K. Le Guin explains that facts have no alternative

On Feb. 2, Kellyanne Conway fabricated a historical event she calls the “Bowling Green Massacre.” Conway, a close counselor to US president Donald Trump, also claimed that former president Barack Obama banned Iraqi refugees for six months as a result. Neither of these are true.<p>But they’re no …

Donald Trump

The 5-day garage gym workout program

For most of us, just <i>cleaning</i> out the garage would be a great workout. Between pulling everything down from shelves, hauling it outside, and sweeping …

Move over Asimov: 23 principles to make AI safe and ethical

Poised to seriously disrupt the world, will the impacts of artificial intelligence be for the good of humanity, or destroy it? The question sounds …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists May Have Solved the Biggest Mystery of the Big Bang

The Unanswered Question<p>The European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) works to help us better understand what comprises the fabric of our universe. …

Particles

Improve Your Strength Endurance With the Double Kettlebell Snatch

<b>The kettlebell snatch is one of my favorite exercises for a variety of reasons.</b> I’ve written about the movement in the past, and I’ve done it with …

More Reps, Bigger Legs

Here's how you build bigger legs: <br>Squats. Whole milk.<br>The end.<p>Well okay, maybe that's how they used to do it. Besides, we already wrote about …

Exercise

Benching Made Simple: 5 Tweaks That Work Every Time

A good bench session is like going out with your boys on Friday night.<p>You claim you’re only going out for the “company”, but then all of a sudden you …

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

The author of the million-selling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics rails against Richard Dawkins and the science-arts split<p>Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical …

Shades of Grey

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

Genetics

6 life lessons that should be taught in school, according to expert

Have you ever encountered a problematic situation and thought, ‘I wish I had been taught to deal with this at school?’<p>Whether it’s managing your …

The American Novel Since 1945: A Free Yale Course on Novels by Nabokov, Kerouac, Morrison, Pynchon & More

Taught by professor Amy Hungerford, <i>The American Novel Since 1945</i> offers an introduction to the fertile literary period that followed World War II. …

College & University

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89 of the Best Watches Made Today, at Every Price

The biggest mistake one can make when buying a watch is judging it by its price tag. Some $80 Seikos are as loved and respected by watch enthusiasts …

A. Lange & Söhne

The 6X6 Brutality Workout

Do you think you're tough? Do you think you're invincible and have faced your greatest workout challenge? If those are true, congratulations - you're …