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Latin revival: cathedral courses find new fans of 'dead language'

St Albans among cathedrals offering increasingly popular Latin courses, with participants aged 12 to over 80<p>The introduction of Latin classes in some of England’s finest cathedrals has tapped into an unexpected enthusiasm for resuscitating a subject that many have considered to be “dead as dead can …

Language

8 handy items all outdoor adventurers should have

1/<p>A Scrubba Bag for washing clothes<p>A packable "washing machine," the Scrubba is a lightweight, compactable bag that claims to launder your clothes as …

Even as an adult, learning a second language changes your brain

Conventional wisdom suggests it may well be easier to learn a second language as a child than as an adult. But for adults who do take the linguistic leap, what sort of factors influence how well they acquire another tongue?<p>In a new study published this week by the Proceedings of the National …

Language Learning

Want Smart Kids? Make Sure They Learn to Do This | Inc.com

If you have kids in school, how much time do they spend learning cursive handwriting? Probably not much, especially if they're beyond first grade. The Common Core standards dominating education these days only call for teaching legible handwriting, and only in kindergarten and first grade. After …

University of Washington

Tips from the World's Top Dressage Grooms

1.3K<p>SHARES<p>For dressage enthusiasts, there may be no sight more breathtaking than a stunning Grand Prix horse and rider passaging effortlessly down …

How To Learn Twice As Much In Half The Time

At the age of 60, I decided to do something my friends thought was insane... take the Arizona bar exam. I graduated from law school way back in 1974, but my father developed emphysema, so I decided to help him manage his real estate firm instead of practicing law. I later went on to found several …

A teacher gave her 8-year-old students iPads and discovered one huge drawback

When Launa Hall, a teacher in northern Virginia, gave each of her third graders an iPad, they were psyched. Many of them had never had a tablet, and the appeal, was immediate and powerful, she writes in the Washington Post.<p>Hall didn’t choose to give her students iPads. Her school received …

Teaching

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting | Inc.com

Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be able to get my message across effectively to my [team/employees/potential investors]."<p>But here's the thing: …

Public Speaking

The Ultimate Boxing Workout Plan to Get Lean and Fit

Artiga Photo / Getty<p>Artiga Photo / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 7 days<p><b>Exercises</b> 22<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>In the real world, boxers are some of the leanest, most well-trained …

Exercise

Master The Pistol Squat

The pistol, or single-leg squat, combines lower body strength, flexibility and balance differently than many other movements. There are several …

5 Brutal Sprint Drills That Push the Lactic Threshold

When your muscles move, they produce lactate. Usually, your lactate levels stay pretty stable. But during intense activity you can surpass your …

The Strength and Speed Workout

If you’ve ever looked at the lineup of 100-meter sprinters during the Olympics or a high-level college meet, it looks as if any one of them could …

The 5 Foods to Avoid If You Want a Six Pack

<i>By Lisa Freedman for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: John Ashley/Flickr)</i><p>Carrying a spare tire around your belly? You're not alone: Fifty-four percent of U.S. adults now have abdominal obesity, up from 46 percent in 2000, according to a recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. If you fall …

5 Exercises That Give You a Great Muscle Pump

“There’s something inherently fun and awesome about going to the gym and doing a bunch of pump-inducing bodybuilding exercises,” says Harski. That’s why you see so many guys doing pec flys, curls, and triceps kickbacks.”<p>But, he adds, “the knock against those exercise is that many of them don’t …

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

Do we really use what we learn in school?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best way to answer a student who says, “Why are we learning this? We are never going to use geometry or Shakespeare in the real world”?</i> <i>Answer by Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, author of Energy for Future Presidents.</i><p>I was …

UC Berkeley

8 Apps To Help You Learn A Language In 10 Minutes A Day

So, you resolved to learn a new language in 2016, but are stumped on how to get started. Maybe you even find yourself panicking a tiny bit when …

Why are we trivialising the language of the Holocaust?

American slavery was an atrocity, but Quentin Tarantino is wrong to compare it to the Nazis' premeditated and systematic slaughter of millions<p>I hate it when people make stupid spelling mistakes. I'm even more irritated by the scattergun approach to punctuation, where commas are liberally sprinkled …

War

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

Are you still trying to think of a clever goal to work toward this year? How about challenging yourself to learn a new skill? Or even better, several!<p>…

Online Education

How to Make Yourself Do Everything You Hate Doing

<i>Our friends at Men's Health know how hard it is sometimes to motivate ourselves. Luckily, they have a trick to increase our willpower.</i><p>Unless you're Tony Robbins, finding the motivation to exercise can be tougher than the actual workout itself. Your willpower can be easily defeated by the demands of …

An Incredibly Helpful List of 71 Free Online Courses and Tutorials

With the advancements in technology, we are now able to access a world of information right at our fingertips. EssayMama has sorted through the …

It's Time to Stop the Teacher Guilt

After grabbing paperwork and checking out a school vehicle, my conference period was nearing an end. My last stop was the bank. Approaching the counter, I hurriedly pulled out the school check and my driver's license.<p>"I guess you're taking your students to another competition. Are you gone pretty …

What Type of Strength Training is Best for You?

If you want to bulk up and get huge, CrossFit wouldn’t be the best form of strength training for you. If you’re a beginner and just looking to get in …

Martial Arts

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking in 5 Minutes | Inc.com

It's commonly believed that the greatest fear common to humans is the fear of public speaking. Surprisingly, more people are afraid of standing before an audience than of dying--though I suppose the reason many are afraid is that they believe they will die on stage, at least metaphorically.<p>The …

Public Speaking

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

To become our best selves, we must constantly be learning more skills and educating ourselves on how to provide more value to the world. Here are 7 …

Learning