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3 Math Facts All Kids Need to Know (But Many Do Not)

With school back in session, I find myself reteaching and refreshing students on a very familiar (to me, anyway) list of math concepts. By now I …

Mathematics

How to Get Rich Slowly

<b>Do you want to be a Millionaire?</b><p><b>Sure you do, why not. $1,000,000 is a nice amount of money -- even at 5 percent interest in retirement, it's enough to drop $50,000 into your bank account each year to supplement whatever else you may have coming in. So let's agree that it's nice to have a Million</b> …

Make These 9 Health Moves Now or You'll Regret It in 20 Years

You've heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and nowhere is it more true than with your health. The health habits you form now …

Frugal Living

This great map lets you explore the history of migration for every single country

<b>Amid all the recent clamour, arguments and figures regarding the refugee crisis and the wider, separate topic of immigration, it sometimes can be</b> …

Work from Home Jobs - The Definitive Guide to 29 Legit Home-Based Careers

If you’re one of the many modern men or women who dream of working from home, you’re in luck! This huge list of work-from-home jobs gives you about a …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

How it works: Inside the BB-8 Star Wars drone that’s blowing everyone’s mind

The new Star Wars movie isn’t even out yet, and we already have a character that we totally love: the spinning BB-8 drone that’s even cuter than …

6 Amazing Body Changes When You Give Up Carbs

Simple carbs, such as those found in cookies, candy and chips, are <i>The Bachelorette</i> of the food world. They’ll give you a quick thrill — but you know …

The solar-panel market is ready to heat up

The solar market hasn’t been doing so hot. But the market for solar panels could start heating up soon.<p>Falling prices for industrial commodities used …

The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

Dark Matter

Why those working-age men who left the U.S. job market aren't coming back

Millions of workers who dropped out of the job market during the last economic slump were supposed to jump back in once things turned around. But more than six years after the Great Recession ended, the missing millions are increasingly looking like they're gone for good.<p>The nation's labor …

18 Things You Need To Know About Drinking Coffee

Bean there, done that.

Coffee

The race for the unbreakable password is almost over

This quantum key/password distribution hardware, called QkarD and engineered at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is theoretically unhackable by …

Quantum Computing

Does smoking pot change the way the brain develops?

The effects of marijuana on the brain may be more complicated than experts previously thought, and may depend on factors related to the person using …

A nutritionist explains when it's worth buying organic — and how much more it will cost you

The experience got me thinking about whether or not it's worth it to go the organic route, especially for items where there is a more significant price difference.<p>I decided to consult an expert, and turned to Rania Batayneh, MPH, nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet."<p>Batayneh told me …

Forestry

5 best gadgets I've purchased recently | ZDNet

Surface 3 with Type Cover<p>The best purchase I’ve made is the most recent. The Surface 3 and Type Cover are fantastic gadgets, and I count them as one …

5 Things Millionaires Do That Most People Don't

My lifelong dream is to create more millionaire students than any other stock trading teacher out there. I’m lucky enough to have reached the seven-figure mark myself, and now, I’m dedicated to sharing everything I’ve learned - including the stock trading patterns that work in any market - with the …

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

Why Laptop-Tablet Hybrids Aren't the Future of Computers

I’ve long used type of portable computer for work, starting with the early so-called “luggables” that weighed as much as 10 pounds. Portable …

The fastest spaceships from all different sci-fi universes stacked up against each other in one infographic

But what about compared to spaceships in other sci-fi universes?<p>This awesome Fat Wallet graphic has the answer. It ranks spaceships featured in popular sci-fi stories from slowest to fastest.<p>It's divided between ships that are slower than the speed of light and ships that are faster than the speed …

Science Fiction

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10 Ways to Invest That Don't Involve the Stock Market

Five years into a bull market in stocks that has brought predictable, double-digit returns to tens of millions of investors probably seems like a bad time to bring this topic up.<p>But now is actually the perfect time to explore ways to invest that don't involve the stock market. After all, sooner or …

6 Things You Can Make With a Coffee Maker Besides Coffee

<i>By: Jeremy Glass</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Supercompressor</i><p>In the age of fancy espresso makers, Keurigs, and smartphone-friendly coffee brewers, a classic coffee maker is a breath of fresh (well, coffee-scented) air in an overly-complicated world.<p>Along with the obvious benefit of simple, American-style …

Who Owns Your Steps?

Millions of people are logging fitness workouts with wearables. Now a growing number of them are trying to free their data from their devices.<p>Kendra Albert has painstakingly logged a few million steps on wearable fitness trackers over the last four years. But the only proof of her hard-won progress …

Novel drinks deliver nutrient overkill, create health concerns for consumers

When Dr. Valerie Tarasuk had minor house repairs done earlier this year, she couldn't help noticing what the two workers discarded at the end of the day.<p>"After they left, I found a six-pack of energy drinks in the garbage," recalls Tarasuk, a professor of nutrition science at the University of …

The month that killed the middle class: How October 1973 slammed America

From the Arab oil embargo to the auto workers strike, one month more than 40 years ago changed this nation forever<p>Early in 1974, Don Cooper, an autoworker at an Oldsmobile plant in Lansing, Michigan, was demoted from his coveted job in the crankshaft department to the final assembly line, where he …

Harvest Useful Parts From Old Electronics [Video]

One man's scrap heap is another man's hardware store<p>Everyone has junk sitting around. But you can turn those cathode-ray television sets, obsolete camcorders, and dusty rotary phones into brand-new projects. The first step is to take everything apart.<p>In the latest episode of the Rebuild video …

Why Slow Electronic Payments Can Cause Cash Flow Problems

Electronic messages can circle the globe in an instant these days. But electronic payments can still take days to complete, and that slow pace puts consumers at greater risk of getting hit with late payments, overdraft fees or other costs.<p>Now, regulators are pushing for faster electronic …