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People With Depression Use Language Differently -- Here's How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full …

Mental Health

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

“<i>Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed.</i>” - Seymour Papert <br>When …

Pedagogy

Why Your Cat Is Meowing Loudly and How to Stop It

Cats can make a variety of noises, as any cat owner already knows. Some breeds, such as Siamese, are known to be naturally noisy, but cats may meow …

Pets

How Can I Thicken My Hair Naturally?

Your hair may be thinning for a variety of reasons, including natural aging, disease and over-styling (traction alopecia), according to the Mayo …

Hair Care

The most violent city in nearly every US state, according to the FBI

The FBI recently released crime statistics that the agency compiled from US cities with a population over 100,000 between January 2017 to June 2017.<p>Among the data was the number of violent crimes committed in these cities, including murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. We then took these …

Crime

Why Do Pets Follow You To The Bathroom? Cats & Dogs Have Different Reasons For Hounding You

Anyone who has owned a dog or cat will at some point ask a crucial question: why on Earth do pets follow you into the bathroom while you're trying to …

Pets

The 6 Stages of Behavior Change

Anyone who has ever made and broken a New Year’s resolution can appreciate the difficulty of behavior change. Making a lasting change in behavior is …

Weight Loss

Teacher has enough of the BS her kids give her so quits after posting an epic rant online

Teaching can be rewarding but has become for many an utterly thankless, hard task.<p>Not only do you have to deal with annoying kids, but you’ve also …

Teaching

7 types of words you need to stop capitalizing

Look, I don’t want to rain on NASA’s interplanetary parade.<p>In 2014, NASA scientists <b>did</b> send the new Orion spacecraft 3,604 miles beyond Earth as they …

Employment

8 Common Signs That You're Deficient in Vitamins

A well-balanced and nutritious diet has many benefits.<p>On the other hand, a diet lacking in nutrients may cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms.<p>These …

Wellness

These 4 Colors Are the New Neutrals

Neutrals are a necessary part of any home’s color palette. Not only do they keep our spaces feeling grounded and cozy, but they add a level of …

Home Decorating

Exercise for Immediate Constipation Relief

Constipation is different for everyone, but it's usually defined as having three or fewer bowel movements in one week. You may also be constipated if …

Wellness

The Best Ways People With PTSD Can Improve Their Memory

Many people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD ) may have trouble concentrating or have other problems with their memory, such as memory …

The Brain

Evidence Shows Students Still Learn More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens

Print's not dead.<p>Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, …

Education Technology

What’s the Deal with Chakras (and How Do I Know If Mine Are Blocked)?

You’ve probably come across chakras in your weekly yoga class or favorite meditation app, but you’re not <i>actually</i> sure what they are (or why they …

Yoga

Rise of 'study tubers' is 'whipping up hysteria' among schoolchildren, experts warn

The rise of “study tubers” is “whipping up hysteria” among schoolchildren, experts have warned.<p>These increasingly popular YouTube videos - some of which have been watched millions of times - show teenagers studying for hours on end, while sharing tips and advice about how to revise.<p>Ruby, whose …

Oxford University

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I am much mocked for that, but I hope people lock their cars … lock your doors at night. I …

Social Media

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

Mathematics

20 Genius Uses for the Magic Eraser

The beloved stain-fighting sponge recently got a makeover, so we're sharing all of our favorite ways to use it.<p>Wipe out Grease Spatter on a …

Slow Cookers

3 Signs a Toxic Person Is Manipulating You (and What to Do About It)

Chances are high you've encountered a toxic person in your life. You may have even realized this "friend" or family member was no good (kudos to …

Emotional Intelligence

Primary maths: Geometry

Articulate the Shape - Maths Vocab Reasoning Game<p>Perfect for a ‘mastery’ teaching approach. This game aims is to boost students’ mathematical …

Mathematics

There's Actually No Such Thing as Different 'Learning Styles', According to Science

No Sharon, you're not a "visual learner".<p>When I was at school, a fair amount of time was put into determining our "learning styles." Teachers told us …

Pedagogy

10 Little-Known Uses for Vicks VapoRub

While many medical treatments from the early 1900s have been vehemently debunked, a handful have managed to stand the test of time. At the top of …

Alternative Medicine

Everything You Need to Know About Lavender (Plus 5 Kinds to Grow)

Everything you need to know about lavender is a lot. Remember the <i>Encyclopedia Britannica</i>? The final hardcover edition—with 32 alphabetized volumes …

Northern California

Give Yourself a Lymphatic Drainage Facial

It’s easier than you think.<p>The upside of all our bad weather is that there’s absolutely no shame in being a couch potato. And why not be a beautiful couch potato, while you’re sipping tea and catching up on your shows? One of my favorite at-home facial techniques to do when I have the time is …

Skin Care

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Pedagogy

Cinnamon Roll Bunnies Recipe

"Turn refrigerated cinnamon roll dough into adorable bunnies. These sweet treats are perfect for Easter brunches and baby showers."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (16 …

Baking

How Each Myers-Briggs Type Shows Love

There is no one right way to show someone you love them: affection and attention can differ drastically between individuals and are determined by a …

Relationships

Resilience: 4 Ways to Move Forward After Time Stands Still

Source: Wiki Commons<p>When in rapid succession three friends found themselves with interrupted lives, it was a cadre of family and friends who became …

Mindfulness