Dominic Ward

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The Moon: Myths and Facts

As the moon follows its elliptical orbit around our home planet, the angle between the earth, the moon, and the sun changes, causing different parts …

Sif - Norse Goddess of Earth and Wife of Thor

Fast Facts:<p>Pronunciation: SIFF<br>• Origin: Norse<br>• Role: Goddess<br>• Symbol: Golden Hair<br>• Children: Ullr<br>• Husband: Thor<p>Who Is Sif?<p>Sif was a Norse goddess and wife of …

Tengu: The Japanese Demon That's Basically a Mini-God

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Hillary Clinton Has A Major Racist Meltdown On Video

The 5 Best Starter Credit Cards

The five best cards for building credit and earning rewards.<p><i>Does money talk make your eyes glaze over? Or send you into a cold sweat? We get it. That’s why this week, we’re talking about personal finance, a skill that’s (weirdly) not mandatory in schools but is so key to our personal power and</i> …

John Rosemond: It isn’t smart for parents to argue with their teens

My advice to the Wall Street Journal: Stop trying to be all things to all people. Specifically, stop giving parenting advice.<p>The latest attempt by …

NSPCC slams 'Tinder for teens' app Yellow and warns it could be used by perverts to groom innocent kids

The NSPCC has warned that a new app, dubbed the "Tinder for teens", could be used by sexual predators to groom innocent young people .<p>Yellow is …

Donald Trump Won’t Investigate Hillary Clinton When He’s President

His senior transition adviser spilled the news this morning.<p>Donald Trump is not going to investigate Hillary Clinton once he takes office as president, his senior transition adviser and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told <i>Morning Joe</i> on Tuesday, as was reported by <i>The Daily Beast</i>.<p>“When the …

Five ways to help your child survive the social turmoil of middle school

I recently asked my middle school students to share their social concerns by writing thoughts on index cards that they dropped in a shoe box. Some …

Middle School

Obesity in teenagers has negative side effects on the density of their bones

Obese teenagers may suffer irreversible effects regarding the density of their bones, according to a new study to be presented at the annual congress …

The science of good parenting

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid's brain?</i><p>And if you don't understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Kids

Longevity and Health Benefits of Saunas

While sitting in a sauna might feel peaceful and relaxing, I've often wondered if that steamy or dry heat was really healthy. "Sweating out toxins" …

4 Fat-Burning Treadmill Workouts To Try When It’s Just Too Cold Outside

Running outside can be a great way to enjoy some chilly winter air, but there's a line between pleasantly crisp and <i>holy-hell-it's-cold-outside</i>. …

Treadmills

Vegan Thanksgiving dessert recipes that everyone — even carnivores — will love

Every part of your vegan Thanksgiving feast should be delicious — desserts included. And just because you're not using whipped cream to top off …

By drawing 50 'states' according to income, study reveals 'developing countries' within the U.S.

The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but it would look dramatically different if its 50 states were organized according to income instead of geography.<p>If that were the case, residents of the poorest state in the union would have a median household income that's just above …

Income Inequality

Trump's White House counsel faces unusual challenges

Donald McGahn, leading contender to be the administration's top lawyer, would be charged with unraveling Trump's business conflicts.<p>Donald Trump's White House counsel faces a tough job—and one whose profile is growing higher by the minute.<p>D.C. lawyers and sources close to the transition told …

Donald Trump outlines policy plan for first 100 days

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump unveiled plans Monday for his first 100 days in office, including proposals related to immigration, trade deals and defense policy, using a video published online to briefly outline his proposals.<p>Trump promised to withdraw from negotiations on the …

Donald Trump

Most Ohio and Pennsylvania counties that flipped from Obama to Trump are wracked by heroin

Another potential explanation for Trump’s surprising win.<p>The debate over how Donald Trump won the election has generally focused on two competing narratives: Either Trump’s rise was driven by economic anxiety — fears of jobs getting shipped overseas — or racial anxiety, against black people, …

The myths and folktales behind Harry Potter

Nicolas Flamel was a real person, and many of Rowling’s fantastic beasts she borrowed from elsewhere – including from the ancient world, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>If the trailers are anything to go by, we already know where to find fantastic beasts: Eddie Redmayne has a suitcase full of them in 1926 …

Books

7 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Sharpen Their Memory

Life is richer and school is easier with a strong memory. Here's how to help your child develop one.<p>Childhood is all about learning, and learning is a lot easier if you have a strong memory. Not only does the ability to capture and recall knowledge make it more likely that a child will excel at …

U.S. launches most advanced weather satellite ever built

The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11-billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives.<p>This new GOES-R spacecraft will bring new precision to tracking U.S. weather: hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, volcanic ash clouds, wildfires, …

13 Forecasts on Artificial Intelligence

Once upon a time, Artificial Intelligence (AI) was the future. But today, human wants to see even beyond this future. This article try to explain how …

British farmland bird bounces back from brink of extinction

Conservation programme sees numbers of the endangered cirl bunting reach 1,078 pairs – up from just 118 in 1989<p>One of Britain’s most threatened farmland birds has reached a major milestone in its recovery from the brink of extinction, figures show.<p>A nationwide survey by the RSPB shows the UK …

Distant star is roundest object ever observed in nature

Stars are not perfect spheres; several mechanisms can change their shape. One mechanism is rotation: the more quickly a star rotates, the more flat …

Universe

17 real life fantastic beasts with amazing talents and where to find them

<b>While the world flocks to the cinemas to gaze in wonder at the fictional creations of Harry potter author J.K. Rowling, there’s no denying that some</b> …

Photographer Catches Moment Leopard Drags Big Cat Carcass From Tree And Cannibalizes It

Russian wildlife photographer, Sergey Gorshkov, has captured the grisly moment a 60-kilogram (132 pounds) leopard drags another leopard’s carcass …

Newfound Spider Species Masquerades as a Dried-Up Leaf

The yet-to-be-named spider can make itself look like a dangling, dried-up leaf.<p>In the animal kingdom, sometimes the best survival strategy is to …

The best wildlife photography of the year

Landing the winning photograph took detective work, patience, technical planning—and some agility, too<p>When American biologist and photographer Tim …