Kathleen Reed

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Dave Barry’s Year in Review: Russia Mania, covfefe and the Category 5 weirdness of 2017

Looking back on 2017 is like waking up after a party where you made some poor decisions, such as drinking tequila squeezed from the underpants of a person you do not really know. (At least you hope it was tequila.)<p>The next day finds you lying naked in a dumpster in a different state, smeared from …

Donald Trump

Graffiti Artist Spray-Paints Giant Animals onto Plastic Wrap in a Forest

Most street artists use urban spaces as their canvas, but Moscow-based graffiti artist Evgeny Ches takes to the forest to create his art. Inspired by the work of French artists Kanos and Astro, Ches uses a technique called <i>CelloGraff</i>, where he stretches cellophane around two trees, and spray paints …

Streetwear

Science Says These are the Oldest 23 Words in the English Language

They've lasted over 15,000 years.<p>Not a lot of things last over a thousand years; even fewer last over 10,000.<p>Yet a British research team has put together a list of what they called "ultraconserved words," or words that have remained basically unchanged for a stunning 15,000 years.<p>The researchers …

Language Learning

This is why we kiss each other at midnight on New Year's Eve — and it dates back thousands of years

A dilemma of single people everywhere is who you're going to kiss when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve.<p>There's nothing lonelier than standing in a room of couples all bringing in the new year with locked lips, while you're there sadly holding your Champagne and meekly singing along to …

3 brain technologies to watch in 2018

Technologies to detect brain activity — fine, we’ll come right out and call it mind reading — as well as to change it are moving along so quickly …

10 Space Facts Guaranteed to Make You Sound Smart at Parties

Hurray for having something to talk about!<p>Do you, like me, suck at interacting with human beings? Do you find yourself darting off to the nearest dog …

10 Herbs That Treat Anxiety Better Than Drugs

Many experts around the world say that the mental health problems are much more important, than most people think. And this is the main reason why …

Mental Health

Our top 10 Secret Teacher blogs of 2017

After another year of uncovering the reality of school life – and stimulating some lively debate – we pick some of our favourite Secret Teacher blogs<p>As another year of Secret Teacher blogs draws to a close, we celebrate some of our favourites from 2017. From behind-the-scenes thoughts on some of …

Teaching

The best thing to see in each Paris arrondissement (for the Paris expert)

OK, so you’ve been to Paris before. Maybe you even live here. You’ve seen the Eiffel Tower, you’ve seen the Mona Lisa.<p>Heck, maybe you’ve even seen …

France

Physics Found Gravitational Waves. Now Come the Existential Questions

On September 14, 2015, at 3:50 AM Central time, a tiny vibration shuddered down the 2.5-mile-long arms of a massive machine in Livingston, Louisiana. …

Dark Matter

The 10 best places for women to travel alone

Costa Rica

'Five books I think no teacher should be without'

Asking an English teacher which books no teacher should be without is akin to asking a mother which of her children she shouldn’t be without. I’ve …

Teaching

A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

Physics

New Study: Here's Why Life Speeds Up as You Get Older (and How to Slow It Back Down)

Don't want next year to pass in a flash? Science can help.<p>Clocks, we all learn as we grow older, lie. The minutes and hours reliably tick along at the same pace day after day and year after year, but for human beings time does not hold steady. The older you get the more the days seem to fly by. Why …

The Brain

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

The 47 most outrageous lines in Donald Trump's New York Times interview

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Thursday at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump decided to sit down and chat. With a reporter. For The New York Times. For 30 minutes.<p>Lucky for us, the Times released excerpts of the conversation between Trump and Michael Schmidt. I went through the interview and took note of …

Donald Trump

You’ll Need One of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

Deals to encrypt your data from prying eyes.<p>The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as …

This Is the Surprising Link Between Sugar and Cancer

Sugar is often viewed as a diet villain, but it may harm more than your waistline. It can negatively affect your workout, mess with your skin, and cause annoying energy crashes. If you’re already cutting back on sugar in your diet, then you may be interested in this extra motivation to keep away …

7 ways to tell if you're talking to a psychopath or a narcissist

Generally speaking, you shouldn't walk around looking to diagnose your friends and coworkers as psychopaths and narcissists.<p>If someone looks over your shoulder while you're talking or seems weirdly distant, there's a good chance they're just having an off day and don't have a pathological …

Psychology

This 1 Habit Will Make You More Creative and Happier (if You Can Stand It)

In a brilliant TED Talk, Manoush Zomorodi explains how we can free up our brains.<p>What if there was one simple thing you could do that cost nothing and took no extra time, that would make you much more creative than you are now? What if it would also make you sleep better, and perhaps happier in …

Social Media

Why You Can Be Dead Wrong but Still Believe You're Right, According to Science

Depressing research demonstrates just how irrational human beings are.<p>Have you ever had an argument with a friend, relative, or co-worker who remains certain of their position, even after you provide irrefutable proof that you're right and they're wrong? It's frustrating, but common. It turns out …

Psychology

The history of 2017 in seven charts

The graphic lowdown on wage equality, gun violence, sexual harassment, transgender discrimination, terrorism, Trump … and pet transport<p>When we try to remember 2017 (or more likely, try to forget it), there’s a list of names and places that immediately come to mind – Trump, Weinstein and Las Vegas, …

Sexual Harassment

Why This Second Grade Handout Should Be Your New Creative Manifesto

Last week, I attended curriculum night at my daughter’s school. In discussing the things the kids will be learning this year, the teachers handed us …

Advertising Industry

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

TV shows

The Trump White House Ramps Up Its War on Science

Days before three scientists were scheduled to discuss the effects of climate change, the E.P.A. abruptly canceled the talks without explanation.<p>Under <b>Donald Trump,</b> the Environmental Protection Agency has found itself in the unusual position of being led by a man who has spent his career trying to …

Two-Hour 'Justice League' Runtime May Be Good News

Yes, <i>Justice League</i> is going to be around two hours long. The official word is that next month’s superhero sequel will run “just” 121 minutes, meaning it will have around 115 minutes of actual movie prior to several minutes of end credits. Considering that it will be the shortest DC Comics superhero …

Furor erupts over EPA decision to pull climate scientists from panel discussion

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is drawing heat for pulling its scientists from a panel discussion Monday in Rhode Island as part of a conference spotlighting the effects of climate change on the Narragansett Bay.<p>The withdrawal of the two scientists as well as an agency consultant …

EPA

Ancient tree which tore itself apart only to regrow 'most complicated' ever found

An ancient tree with multiple trunks that split apart and then repaired itself as it grew has been declared one of the most complicated ever discovered.<p>Fossils from the 374-million-year-old cladoxlopsid from north-west China reveals an intricate web of trunks that would have appeared like a …

You Learn One of These 5 Ways (Infographic)

It is critical to know the learning style of yourself and those around you. The new flowchart infographic from NeoMam Studios shows your strengths<p>"Work hard" is such bland, blanket advice because the definition varies greatly depending on the person. Setting goals may be easy for you, but emotional …

Learning

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

Physicists theorize that a new “traversable” kind of wormhole could resolve a baffling paradox and rescue information that falls into black holes.<p>In …