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Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly play The Tapping Game… and they sing and dance, because when you have Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly on stage…

Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly play The Tapping Game… and they sing and dance, because when you have Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly on stage together, that’s what happens. This clip is from a 1965 Thanksgiving weekend variety special called <i>The Julie Andrews Show</i>.<p>The Tapping Game has proven useful for waiting rooms, grocery store lines, rainy days, and the like. Related watching: pen drumming, playing the river like a drum, and objects falling to make rhythm.<p>Bonus: Fred Astaire dances with drums and …

7 Gadgets to Create a Relaxing At-Home Spa

DIY Spa Gadgets<p>1. Massage Chair<p>2. Body Massager<p>3. Face Care<p>4. Flameless Candles<p>5. Towel Warmer<p>6. Aromatherapy Diffuser<p>7. Sound Machine<p>A few hours at …

10 Mister Rogers Quotes to Remember on Bad Days

Some days, you just need a friendly face to motivate your good intentions.<p>Consider Mister Rogers your neighborhood pick-me-up. The children's …

Couple Celebrates 61 Years of Marriage With 'Up'-Inspired Photo Shoot

For her grandparents' 61st wedding anniversary, Lauren Wells wanted to give them the wedding photos they never had a chance to take. Their …

The most photographed places in the world

These are the most photographed places in the world according to Google Maps' Panoramio service, which collects geolocated images uploaded by Google …

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Baby Stars in Cardboard Box Remakes of Hollywood Classics

After Leon Mackie, Lilly Lang and their infant Orson packed up and moved to a new country, they found themselves with oodles of cardboard boxes (and …

Air-Powered Lego Car Is Ultimate Nerd Invention

If a life-sized Lego car that actually drives and is powered by nothing but air doesn't sound cool enough, consider this: The project was funded in …

This is what 20-year-old Romanian Raul Oaida (above) and Melbourne entrepreneur Steve Sammartino did with more than 500,000 LEGO pieces…

This is what 20-year-old Romanian Raul Oaida (above) and Melbourne entrepreneur Steve Sammartino did with more than 500,000 LEGO pieces and four orbital engines: The Super Awesome Micro Project – a full sized LEGO car with an air-powered engine, and 256 pistons that also appear to be made from LEGO. It goes around 20mph and they don’t go much faster than that because they <i>really</i> don’t want to crash it.<p>More LEGO videos, including this awesome DIY project: build your own LEGO microscope.

Boldly Going On A Minivan: Star Trek Family Car Decals

These are the Star Trek family car decals available from ThinkGeek. $15 gets you a page containing 32 stickers of 23 unique characters. How would you …

2 Interview Questions That Separate Doers from Poseurs: Assessing Candidates Quickly | Inc.com

Many years ago I received a phone call from a company owner who had heard me speak at a business leader's conference about <i>Hiring and Getting Hired</i>. He was clearly desperate. He implored me to remind him of the two questions I had argued would fully assess a candidate's competency for any position. …

The Science Behind Bubbles

Share<p>Patrick Foto/Shutterstock<p>Bubbles! We all know how fascinating they are, evoking happy memories of blowing and chasing the mystical orbs with our …

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Translate.com's New Mobile Apps Let You Crowdsource Translations

Emerge Media’s Translate.com has launched its apps for iOS and Android in a bid to help users crowdsource translations on mobile in more than 75 languages.<p>After acquiring Translate.com a year ago, Emerge Media has since grown the site five fold to over 2 million users, CEO Anthos Chrysanthou said …

Israeli Startup Offers Kids Social Media Training Wheels

Two years ago, Itay Eshet's daughter told him she wanted a Facebook account. She was 10 years old.<p>Facebook's great, Eshet told her, but it's not for kids. So instead they built a new social network for preteens called Nipagesh, which means "let's meet" in Hebrew.<p>Facebook and most other social …

Khan Academy & Comcast team up to bring affordable Internet to low-income families

The problem with online education is that it’s so limited to people with high-speed Internet access.<p>The poorest and most rural communities, who could stand to benefit most from free online education, often lack reliable broadband. So Comcast, the maligned cable company, is making its largest …

To Get Kids Exercising, Schools Are Becoming Creative

Avery Stackhouse, age 7, of Lafayette, Calif., says he wishes he had more time for phys ed.<p>"We just have it one day a week — on Monday." There's always lunch and recess, he says. "We play a couple of games, like football and soccer," he tells Shots.<p>But at Happy Valley Elementary, where he goes to …

NBA Usher and Little Kid Escalate Epic Dance Battle on 'Kimmel'

Last week, we brought you footage of an NBA usher and young boy staging a hilariously amazing dance battle on the Jumbotron "dance cam" at a recent …

Kids of the Hills...

By Sandeepa & Chetan // The people you meet on the road are the most impactful part of any travel. Especially the kids. Times spent with the kids …

Giveaways and Freebies

Get cool stuff!<p><b>We're giving away 10 copies of the book National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019!</b><p>Have fun keeping up with our quickly changing world with the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling almanac, created just for kids. It's packed with incredible photos; tons of fun facts, crafts, and activities; and …

Beyond "Like" and Dislike" - Art Appreciation for Kids & Critical Thinking

Beyond “Like” and Dislike” – Art Appreciation for Kids & Critical Thinking<p>Share<p>strelka/Shutterstock<p>Two seconds. Ten seconds. Seventeen seconds. …

PowerUp 3.0 Is A Bluetooth Module That Turns A Paper Plane Into A Lean, Mean App-Controlled Flying Machine

This embed is invalid<p>There’s something intrinsically appealing about a choreographed blend of low and high tech. To wit, meet PowerUp 3.0: a Bluetooth 4.0 device that turns a bog-standard paper airplane into, well, a smartphone-controlled lean, mean flying machine. Or so its makers claim. And if …

Amira Thorton, 7-Year-Old, Saves Mom's Life With A Move She Learned From 'Mrs. Doubtfire'

Watching too much TV isn't great for kids, but in this case, it saved a life.<p>According to KABC, 7-year-old Amira Thorton saved her mom, Jennifer, from choking to death by using the Heimlich Maneuver -- a move she learned by watching the 1993 Robin Williams comedy, <i>Mrs. Doubtfire</i> (and also, from her …

GoldieBlox Demands Change With An Incredible New Music Video

GoldieBlox, the toy company founded by engineer Debbie Sterling, has been chanting about girl power for a year now, and they are only getting louder. The Oakland-based small business is slowly, but surely, hitting the big-time. (They are currently a finalist for a Super Bowl commercial spot.)<p>Now, …

Clowns Without Borders: entertaining children in crisis for 20 years – in pictures

Clowns Without Borders, an artist-led organisation that works with children affected by war, violence or other social issues, marks its 20th anniversary this year. Tahmeena Bax talks to Jamie McLaren Lachman, director of the South Africa branch, about CWB’s work

How Our Headphones Start-Up Helped 10,000 People Hear for the First Time

A year ago, LSTN Headphones was still just a concept. All we had was a website with pictures of prototypes of our headphones up for pre-sale and an …

Greetings, an animation by Markus Magnusson with JUXT

Facebook Launches Open Academy To Give Kids College Credit For Open Source Contributions

A perfect GPA isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Advancing an open source project. To help computer science students prepare for jobs (and boost its own recruiting efforts) Facebook today publicly launched Open Academy. The partnership with premier CS universities sets up a special class where …

10 Most Zen-Friendly Websites to Keep You Calm and Productive at Work

Do you feel overwhelmed and under pressure? Get centered while you sit at your desk using some of the most Zen-friendly websites.

Saving the world through social media? How development is going digital

Social media and mobile technologies offer a wide range of benefits for people working in development: a potentially cheap and efficient way to link citizens with their governments, the chance to monitor real-time progress on projects, and the ability to connect people from remote parts of the …