Karen Haupt

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New brain science shows poor kids have smaller brains than affluent kids

New research that shows poor children have smaller brains than affluent children has deepened the national debate about ways to narrow the achievement gap.<p>Neuroscientists who studied the brain scans of nearly<br>1,100 children and young adults nationwide from ages 3 to 20 found that the surface area of …

The Brain

Timelapse: incredible satellite footage shows Earth in ultra HD

This timelapse video shows the daily rotation of planet Earth in 4K resolution using images taken from a Russian weather satellite<p>The footage was created using images taken between May 15th to May 19th, 2011, by a Russian geostationary <b>Elektro-L weather satellite.</b><p>The <b>Russian</b> satellite Elektro-L is …

Quentin Bryce urges focus on gender inequality to tackle domestic violence

Domestic violence is getting worse and is caused by ‘rigid gender roles and stereotypes’, says former governor general<p>The former governor general Dame Quentin Bryce has said everyone must challenge the unequal distribution of power and resources between men and women in order to address domestic …

Sociology

A Photographer Lovingly Captures the Unlikely Bond between His Family and an Orphaned Bird | Colossal

<p>The stories of a unique bond between a child and their pet are as timeless as they come, but rarely does the pet have wings. Such is the case with …

30+ Amazing Paint Color Ideas for Every Spot in Your House

No regrets, guaranteed.<p>Skip the do-overs and pick the perfect paint color the first time around. What's the secret? Ask the pros. Here, expert designers shared dozens of their favorite hues for every space, shade and season. It's our best paint color advice, all in one place.

Amazing

20 Amazing DIY Mason Jar Projects To Try Out

5. Metallic mason jar vases.<p>IT ALL STARTET WITH PAINT<p>6. Alternatively, you could always paint the inside of the jars to provide a glossy …

Why do we laugh inappropriately?

We often find ourselves laughing at the strangest of moments. As psychologists are discovering, those helpless giggles might be one of our most important and profound behaviours, says David Robson.<p>My conversation with Sophie Scott is nearly over when she spins round in her chair to show me a video …

Psychology

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Ireland

From the point of view of a plant, Ireland is heaven. Humans may as well abandon their instinct for neatness and symmetry; plants grow too well here. …

Landscaping

Organizing Hacks! 22 New Ways to Store Beauty Products

Even a small amount of makeup can make your bathroom or vanity look messy and cluttered. Here are 22 unconventional ways to organize your beauty products using things you probably already own. Who knew a mini loaf pan could be so useful?<p><b>1. Use a spice rack as a shelf for your perfume bottles.</b><p><b>2.</b> …

Picturing an Imaginary Animal Kingdom

I first saw Simen Johan’s work at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City a couple of years ago.<p>I was totally struck not only by the beauty of the imagery but also by how much it expresses, in a very personal way, ideas about habitat, climate change, critical species, and man’s impact on …

Nature

The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught

Doug Lemov believes great teachers are made, not born – and his ideas are transforming education<p>The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing. A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey. Hinton, a blonde woman in a …

Teaching

25+ Dreamy Paint Colors for Your Kitchen

You know, it doesn't have to be white.<p>Punch up cabinetry with bright blues and reds, or ground a large space with a soothing gray or bay leaf green. Here, the ultimate kitchen color inspiration is served. (And if you get through all of these ideas and still love those pearly whites? Check out these …

8 Tricks to Expand a Small Space

From hanging floor-to-ceiling curtains to using mirrors strategically, find out how to make a small room look bigger by tricking the eye with these design tips. See more ways to make the most of a small space.<p><b>1. Window Treatments</b><p>Hang curtain rods and draperies at the ceiling to make the room feel …

31 DIY Paintings To Enhance Your Interior and Decorate Walls

Our walls are like blank canvases waiting to be filled with wonderful paintings and works of art. Bought paintings are a little bit impersonal and …

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

Urban Design

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.”<p><i>“Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with delight. The feeling is unmistakable, intoxicating,”</i> musician Glenn Kurtz wrote in his sublime meditation on the pleasures of practicing, adding: <i>“My attention</i> …

The Brain

Insane pumpkins sculptures by Villafane Studios

Art, Others, Craft, Sculpture01.11.2012<p>Villafane Studios is a studio composed by six talented sculptors. Their sand sculptures are impressive as well …

How to Listen Between the Lines: Anna Deavere Smith on the Art of Listening in a Culture of Speaking

“Some people use language as a mask. And some want to create designed language that appears to reveal them but does not.”<p>In his exquisite taxonomy of the nine kinds of silence, Paul Goodman included “the silence of listening to another speak, catching the drift and helping him be clear.” And yet so …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Ergonomics

7 ways writing by hand can save your brain

It's time to put pen to paper.<p>Our tech-dependent society has put keyboards at the tips of our fingers at all times, from our smartphones to our …

The Brain

There's Something About Harry Potter's 'Horns'

Like his father Steven King, author Joe Hill has a knack for finding the realistic details in supernatural stories. In his 2010 fantasy novel, <i>Horns</i>, …

Sinister truths of some everyday euphemisms

George Monbiot (‘Cleansing the stock’ and the doublepeak we must defeat, 22 October) could be said to be restating George Steiner’s arguments for what he called the “retreat from the word”, whereby language is deformed and then reformed entirely empty of human or humane content, terrifyingly in …

Hubble captures stunning image of a comet's brush past Mars

Anybody need some new space wallpaper?<p>NASA has just released this image of comet Siding Spring's close brush past Mars, and it is thrilling.<p>The image you see above -- a fuzzy white comet hovering above a glowing rust-colored planet -- is actually a composite of several images taken by the Hubble …

Astronomy

Colorful Abstract Macro Photographs Created by Injecting Watercolors Into Ferrofluid On a Magnet

Artist Fabian Oefner‘s project Millefiori is, like most of the projects we’ve ever shared by him, a mixture of science and art. By combining vibrant …

Exquisite Photos of the Infamous Portuguese Man O' War

Who does not squirm when they first hear that a Portuguese man o’ war is in their midst? Dreaded and steered clear of by beach-goers around the …

European Travel