James Norman

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The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

Workouts

Best Books About Manhood and Masculinity | The Art of Manliness

In every time period, and all across the world, men have been very interested in the question of what it means to be a man. Some of their answers …

8 Best Bodyweight Exercises to Hit Every Muscle

Making a list of the best exercises is quite difficult because it’s not so simple to pinpoint just a few that are better than others. The things is …

Workouts

The Best Workout Can be Done From Home or the Gym.

If you want to get rid of your lower belly pouch, then it's going to take a healthy dose of exercise and clean eating, but not just any ab exercises …

'Causes of growing mental health problems sit largely within schools'

While progress has been made, a few schools appear to care more about academic results than the well-being of pupils, writes former head, Peter Tait<p>The mental health epidemic among the young represents one of the greatest challenges facing our schools.<p>According to the leading charity, Young Minds, …

Mental Health

Spare us your French flag filter: The self-indulgent social media performance doesn’t help anyone

A filter on my Facebook photo wouldn’t do anything except make me feel like I’m a good person<p>My Facebook profile picture is a white cat. It’s not a real cat. It’s a cat-object created out of rabbit fur, a quirky birthday gift my niece received from one of her tween classmates. She insisted that I …

Social Media

State school pupils likely to do better than private pupils, study shows

More state schools pupils attending a Russell Group University with an A* at A level more likely to get first class degree than private school pupils<p>State school pupils are likely to do better at university than privately educated pupils who start with similar grades, the University of Cambridge …

Bernie Sanders Probably Isn't Running for President to Win

Have you heard of the Overton window? Basically, it represents the range of ideas that the public will accept as reasonable. The Overton window is frequently manipulated by powerful forces like wealthy media moguls (e.g. Rupert Murdoch), organized movements (e.g. Operation Rescue), or manufactured …

Middle-class

Today the US sets a record for not having a president die in office

The fact that Barack Obama woke up today marks a major historical milestone—yet it’s likely to go largely unnoticed. It’s now been 18,967 days since a US president died in office. That means the nation has now entered its longest period without losing a president to an assassin or illness.<p>This …

Political History

This Physicist Says Dark Matter May Have Killed Off The Dinosaurs

We can't see it or feel it. But as Lisa Randall says, dark matter may explain a lot about our universe--including the dinos' demise.<p>As every astronomy buff knows, dark matter is pretty elusive stuff.<p>We can't see it. We can't hear it or feel it, and we certainly can't smell or taste it. Even with …

VIRAL VIDEO: Chicago Woman Claims to be a Bicycle

ILLINOIS — A viral video shows a Chicago woman attaching herself to a bike rack on the front of a city bus and claiming to be a bicycle.<p>You can hear …

American Horror Story's Hotel: The Truth Is Scarier

American Horror Story's 5th season -- titled "Hotel" -- is based on a reality that is stranger than fiction. Tourists are lured into a downtown Los …

Horror

Students Can Learn From Their Mistakes If We Let Them

John Hattie says that teachers answer 40 to 50% of the questions they ask students in the classroom. Why do we do that? How can we change?

Pedagogy

Scientists witness death of solar system for 1st time

For the first time, scientists have witnessed the dying moments of a solar system that may once have been similar to our own.<p>Researchers have spotted …

The Strange Case Of The Woman Whose Skin Was Turned Into A Book

When a poor Irish widow died in 1869 at the age of 28, she probably never imagined what would happen to her flesh.<p>They're not the only books to be bound in human skin. We know of several notable examples: a French Bible, various anatomy texts bound with dissected cadavers, and a death-bed …

New Jersey

Is Claude Monet's ghost haunting the Cleveland Museum of Art? See the photo

With only days left until Halloween, many people are looking for that perfect haunted house to get into the spirit of the spooky holiday. Earlier this month, one museum unintentionally became a spine-tingling attraction after documenting a mysterious figure within its walls.<p>As staff for the …

9 Compelling Reasons Why Writing a Book Is the Best Personal Development Program | Inc.com

Over the past couple of years I have helped over 200 people write and publish their first book. Without exception every one of them found it challenging but hugely rewarding. A common statement is, "I learned so much about myself by writing my book." I'm the same. As an author, I know that with …

Writing

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

The Brain

How America Became the Most Imprisoned Nation in the World

Over the past 50 years, an era of mass incarceration took shape in the US as politicians raced to erect a sprawling detention system. Today, the country locks up more people than any other on the planet.<p><i>This article appears in VICE Magazine's October Prison Issue</i><p>The United States of America locks …

Infographic Maker Guide: 20 Cool Infographic Creator Tools That Will Turn You Into A Designer

Imagine you are an infographic maker god who can take 1,000 words and help people digest that information in only a few seconds.<p>An infographic, put …

Meritocracy is a massive lie: Race, inheritance and the the truth about the rigged American dream

Upward mobility has become a mirage: Rich have never had more wealth, the rest of us have never had so much debt<p>Once a process of economic polarization begins, it is very hard to turn it around. Attitudes harden, fear grows on fear; as people polarize geographically, they begin to know less and …

5 things we should teach in school but don't

I mean, almost all of the important history I learned between grades 5 and 12 I could probably find on Wikipedia and understand within a few weeks now.<p>And pretty much any scientific knowledge you could ever want to learn is explained with pretty videos on YouTube.<p>On top of that, you have the most …

Self-awareness

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

Self-esteem

4 ways to increase your productivity through better scheduling

We all want to get more done, but the same solution doesn’t work for everyone. Figuring out how to schedule your day to help you maximize your output …

Time Management

7 Buddhist Teachings That Will Help You Overcome Life’s Most Difficult Challenges and Find Peace

Buddhaimonia.Growing up in the U.S. (California), almost all of my friends were either Christian or Catholic. My family wasn’t. My parents were …

Meditation