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Why Was 5 x 3 = 5 + 5 + 5 Marked Wrong?

Many people have been asking about this viral math problem where a student is asked to use the repeated addition strategy on 5 x 3. The student is marked incorrect for responding 5 + 5 + 5 instead of 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3.<p><i>It seems a little absurd, doesn't it?</i><p>Math grading today...<p><b>Equals Versus</b> …

How to learn a new language, according to a guy who became fluent in 4 in just a few years

Unfortunately, that's not the situation most adults find themselves in. As a result, many people assume they've got no chance of ever mastering a foreign tongue.<p>But that's where they're wrong. Just ask opera singer Gabriel Wyner, who achieved fluency in <i>four</i> languages — Italian, German, French, and …

Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech

Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.<p>Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from …

Pope Francis

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

3 Easy Solutions For Hiding Your Public IP Address

Ever Thought About Hiding Your IP Address?<p>The internet can be a fantastic tool, but with an option as powerful as it has become comes some great …

Drinking vinegar and having sex can boost your health

From drinking vinegar to making time for sex... the 50 things you can do to boost your health right NOW<p><b>10 health experts reveal their top tips to</b> …

The Obama administration is worried that Putin is about to pull a fast one in New York

White House officials are reportedly trying to decide whether the two leaders should meet to "work out their differences before the tumult in the Middle East escalates even further," according to The New York Times.<p>Some in the administration, however, "worry that agreeing to meet would only play …

Middle East

What Is Happiness Anyway?

During long road trips when I was a kid, instead of switching on the radio my father sang, sometimes accompanied my mother. My brother had left home, …

Bitcoin's Shared Ledger Technology: Money's New Operating System

On July 31, 2014 Adam Ludwin, Devon Gundry and Ryan Smith–no-names in the world of finance–walked into a windowless conference room in a Los Angeles office building near LAX and sat down on black leather executive chairs at a mahogany table that could seat 12. A dual-screen teleconferencing unit …

Blockchain

Apple Unveils Cool, New Stuff

HP finally beat its arch rival Cisco in this one important market, researcher says

Cisco has led the field since 2013. HP caught up last quarter to tie with Cisco with 13% market share. But in Q2, HP held its 13% share, while Cisco declined a smidge, half a percent, leaving HP as the winner for the quarter.<p>That's a nice sign for the soon-to-be birthed HP Enterprise, which will …

The biology of crime: Low heart rate may predict criminal behavior, study says

What if a test could identify young men who were nearly 50% more likely than their peers to become violent criminals? Scientists say they have found such a test – and you can take it with two fingers and a clock.<p>The test measures your resting heart rate. If you count fewer than 60 beats per minute, …

The Latest: Merkel says no legal limit to refugee numbers

VIENNA (AP) — The latest developments as European governments rush to cope with the huge number of migrants moving across Europe. All times local …

Fat Doesn't Necessarily Make You Fat, But This Does

If you haven't heard by now, eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat. But too much sugar does.<p>The notion that fat makes you fat has dominated our culture and public policy for over five decades, but as nutrition science has evolved we finally now understand that dietary fat doesn't necessarily …

Trump's mentor: Military school is like the real thing

Donald Trump raised eyebrows—again—with his statement that he always felt he was in the military because of his teen years at a military-style boarding school, but his mentor from that time says he's not off base.<p>In a forthcoming biography of the real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential …

What San Franciscans love to hate

The great people of the Bay Area have plenty to be thankful for; We have great weather, beautiful landscapes, access to some of the best food and the list goes on and on.<p>But we, of course, have a few things we love to complain about. Who doesn't?<p>And as rent continues to reach new ridiculous highs …

After selling his company to Google, this man now wants to block ad-blockers

As founder of Admeld, an ad-optimization platform acquired by Google for a reported $400 million back in 2011, Ben Barokas knows a thing or two about the ad tech industry. Following a three-year stint at Google, Barokas jumped ship in early 2015 to launch his next venture — Sourcepoint, which is an …

Widely Cited Ad Blocking Study Finding $21.8 Billion Loss Is Incorrect

Supply and demand were purposefully overlooked, leading to larger number.<p>In recent weeks, multiple news outlets — including <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>Fortune</i>, and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> — published stories based on a study that claimed publishers will lose $21.8 billion dollars this year due to ad …

6 Things That Will Happen When You Start Drinking Coke Every Day

This article will explain the 6 main reasons why consuming Coke every day can be detrimental to your health! Scientific references enclosed!

Harvard law professor raises $1 million, says he'll run for president

Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig says his presidential exploratory committee has reached the $1-million benchmark he said would trigger a formal White House bid.<p>The Democrat announced his fundraising total in an interview on ABC's "This Week."<p>Lessig says he's running to address campaign …

Harvard Law School

5 Things You Should Never Search on Google

Even though it’s easy to search for just about anything, there are some things you should never Google | Source: Google.com<p>Protecting your privacy …

Artist Condenses Big Ideas into Intricate Mini Paintings

Artist Karen Libecap demonstrates that tiny paintings can house some pretty big ideas. In fact, artwork the size of a quarter can be just as beautiful as a giant mural that takes up the side of a building. Using a precise set of tools and a steady hand, the painter illustrates subjects that are …