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Magic Math Tricks

Math. Ugh. Who’s with me? Okay, so about half of you raised your hands. That’s 70% of you.Kidding!!Seriously though, I didn’t love math until I was …

Mathematics

7 Easy Scientific Experiments You Should Do With Your Child

Simple ways to make your kid go "ooh" and learn something at the same time. With thanks to the Royal Institution.

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p><b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they …

Top 10 Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen

GIF<p>A well-organized kitchen will help you cook as efficiently as possible and waste less food. Here are our top 10 tips for organizing the heart of …

7 Kitchen Cleaning Tricks That Really Work

Some of our favorite tips in the kitchen are for getting it sparkling clean; these are their stories.<p><b>1. How to cut oily, dusty kitchen grime:</b><p>To easily clean "the layer of sticking cooking-oil infused dust that accumulates on high surfaces in the kitchen," as Kristen so aptly calls it, our Senior …

Research Finds Music Training Increases Brain Power And Language Skills

Ever wondered what impact music has on the brain?<p>Consider this: Albert Einstein was a master violinist. His mother, also a talented musician, made …

The Brain

How Google Aims To Dominate Artificial Intelligence

The search giant is making its AI open source so anyone can use it<p>How Google Aims To Dominate AI<p>How Google Aims To Dominate AI<p>By Dave Gershgorn<p>In November 2007, Google laid the groundwork to dominate the mobile market by releasing Android, an open ­source operating system for phones. Eight years …

Google Maps Adds Offline Support

Now on Android, iOS coming soon<p>For years, Google Maps has been known to lead the digital mapping arena in terms of quality of data and features, both on desktop and mobile. Features like accurate transit directions and schedules, inclusion of local business listings and names on the map, and the …

These Are Cabins? 9 Luxe Airbnb Rentals Around the World

Far, far from <i>Little House on the Prairie,</i> Airbnb has a host of luxe cabins that range from a chic glass house in Canada to a jaw-dropping tree house in Brazil.

French Alps

How to improve willpower? Feed it.

Bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be is often exhausting. To become fitter, we need to keep from blowing off the gym. And to do that, we need willpower.<p>Children who have the self-control to resist a marshmallow now in order to receive two later generally have better SAT scores …

Self Control

A Guide to the Groundbreaking Board Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Some of the cleverest, most exciting, and original ideas in gaming aren't on your PC or your console, but they could be on your kitchen table.<p>I was sitting in the middle of a crowded coffee shop, and my wife was holding a gun to my head.<p>It was a troubling situation, alleviated only slightly by the …

Gaming Conventions

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 …

This Clever Duvet Cover Trick is Going to Change Your Life

The "duvet burrito" makes changing your cover SO much easier.<p>Nothing says frustrating like trying to put on a duvet cover by yourself. In a world of iPhones, robo-vacuums, and all sorts of tech gadgets, you'd think we would have found a simpler solution to this cumbersome housekeeping task by now. …

The water on Earth is even older than the sun

Next time you reach for a “fresh” glass of water, think of this: some of the molecules in that water are billions of years old — older, in fact, than the solar system itself.<p>On the face of it, this seems impossible: how can water on Earth pre-date the solar system in which it exists? But a new …

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Mountaineering

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

6 Needs of the Millennial Traveler

Hospitality

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some …

Motivation

Electric Waste Orchestra

In the hubbub of Moogfest, we serendipitously ran into a guy wearing purple 3D-printed eyeglasses and holding something that looked like a keytar. Upon closer inspection, and with the house lights turned up, it turned out to be a musical instrument made from outdated computer parts. Colten Jackson …

Daniel Ellsberg

What I'm Reading: Todd Mundt of Audible.com

What I’m Reading: Todd Mundt of Audible.com<p>Inside Flipboard / July 2, 2014<p><i>Todd Mundt reads for a living. Formerly the editorial director for NPR</i> …

Silent, not deadly; how farts cure diseases

A recent study from the University of Exeter has been reported as showing that smelling farts can cure cancer, as well as many other diseases. Although the study itself doesn’t actually say this at any point, if farts do have healing powers it would have numerous wide-reaching implications<p>It seems …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

The Board Game of the Alpha Nerds

Before Risk, before Dungeons & Dragons, before Magic: The Gathering, there was Diplomacy. One writer enters international competition to play the …

Board Games

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Science Fiction

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …