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Here’s how to learn absolutely anything, according to a world expert

It’s easy to get discouraged when we’re trying to learn a difficult new subject. But according to the creator of one of the world’s most successful online courses, almost anyone can learn anything—with the right technique.<p>Barbara Oakley, an engineering professor at Oakland University in Rochester, …

Language Learning

Forget the Dumbbells! These Intense Workouts Use Just a Wall

Feel like you can't work out because you don't have a gym or equipment? That's no excuse, because these intense, effective moves use a wall. Burn calories and and build strength in ways you never imagined. Yes, one of these videos even shows how to do burpees using a wall! Find a wall, and give …

Workouts

11 places for thrifty bookworms to download free e-books

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further.<p>As the year rolls on, you may find yourself wanting to set aside time to …

Books

7 Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

A Novel<p>Gillian Flynn<p>When a thriller is as deliciously twisted and as intricately woven as <i>Gone Girl</i>, there’s nothing quite like the experience of reading it for the first time. While <i>Dark Places</i> and <i>Sharp Objects</i> (Flynn’s earlier efforts) certainly had their share of surprising twists, there’s just …

Mom shares a simple strategy for boosting her daughters' confidence

"You don't need to be good with words or crafty."<p>Since her daughters were young, Rachel Stafford has tried a "hands free" approach to parenting — putting down her cell phone and the pressures and distractions that come with it and attempting to be more present with her kids.<p>It's this mindful …

Parenting

Miles Franklin 2018 shortlist: your guide to this year's top Australian novels

The Miles Franklin award is famously for “a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases”. That’s a very broad palette, yet for most of the award’s existence – 1957 to the present – it has recognised a rather narrow field of “Australian life”.<p>The 60 …

Books

Psychologists have surprising advice for people who feel unmotivated

Per traditional self-help narratives, if you can’t accomplish your goal, you should ask for advice. Find someone who has successfully landed the job, gotten the promotion, made the grades, achieved the weight loss, or created the financial stability that you want. Tell this person you’re …

Self Control

What's The Best Workout To Help You Wake Up In The Morning? The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Can Give You A Surprising Boost

If mornings aren't your jam, and you hit snooze eleventy-million times before diving head first into a pot of dark roast, you probably don't have a …

20 Times Animals Were Rude As Hell To Each Other

It's a turtle-shoving, dolphin-bonking world, you guys.

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Critical Thinking

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

The Seven Deadly Sins To Avoid When You Interview

I wince when I watch most hiring managers interview their candidates.<p>As an executive recruiter, I’ve made every interviewing mistake in the book. Having finally learned the right way to interview job candidates, it’s painful to see others make the same mistakes that I made time and time again.<p>As I …

Employment

'The problem is the reader': Howard Jacobson says the novel is not dead

In the face of plummeting sales of literary fiction, the writer Howard Jacobson has declared that the novel is not dead: the problem is the modern reader, who apparently lacks the attention span to enjoy the intellectual challenge of reading.<p>In a speech, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s …

Books

7 Simple Ways to Tell a Compelling Story

You have meaningful, important stories to tell. Here's how to do so.<p>You tell stories all the time to friends, family and coworkers. Stories about your vacation. About how your daughter scored the winning goal. About how your brother drank way too much beer at the family reunion and then what …

The Importance of Reading Like a Writer

Learning how to read like a writer — to read receptively, parasitically, theftuously — is an important aptitude for a practitioner. I can’t think of many professional writers who don’t have this aptitude.<p>Writers won’t necessarily read to try to “understand” a story in the sense of figuring out …

Creative Writing

88 books to enjoy this summer: the TED reading list

<i>Maya Sariahmed</i><p>Whether your weeks ahead contain travel, vacations or just longer and lazier days than usual, our list of recommendations from TED …

Books

From cumulonimbus to arcus, these are the best cloud types

Clouds, Ranked<p>Clouds, Ranked<p>To many, clouds are merely part of the backdrop in a typical day. We take notice when the sky is devoid of clouds, or …

Weather

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

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 …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

10 reasons you should wake up earlier and how to do it

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” - Ben Franklin<p>“Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as …

The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms

Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.<p>In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His desktop computer, boosted with a graphics card, was …

7 young adults went undercover as high-school students and found that life as a teenager today is nothing like they remember

You couldn't pay most people to relive their high school experiences.<p>But that's exactly what seven young adults did for the new A&E documentary series "Undercover High," which premieres Tuesday.<p>The show follows the seven participants, ages 21 to 26, as they pose as students at Highland Park High …

What Foods Kids Eat Around the World in Photos

What Kids Eat Around the World<p>In the face of rising global obesity, photographer Gregg Segal traveled around the world to ask kids what they eat in …

Kuala Lumpur

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Linguistics

How to Find a Literary Agent for Your Book

by freeside510 / via Flickr<i>This post is one of the most popular at my site and is regularly updated.</i>In today’s market, probably 80 percent of books …

Ayòbámi Adébáyò: ‘Writing a sentence can transport me to another world’

The Nigerian author on the importance of counting words, watching cat videos on YouTube, and the creative moments in which magic takes place<p>I established my first writing routine when I was 13. The school year had just ended and I’d won a stack of books for being the best student in a number of …

The Top Writing Competitions for Debut Authors

Getting published can be a tricky business- especially if you’re a first-time author. After all, JK Rowling was rejected by fifteen publishers before …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Researchers warn of new botnet that could take down the internet

Security group Check Point Research claims to have discovered a rapidly growing and evolving botnet which they believe could eventually take down the …