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Hate mathematics? Eddie Woo's WooTube might just be what you are looking for to make Maths fun

WooTube, the brainchild of Woo, has over 45,000 subscribers and almost 4 million views. The 31-year-old maths teacher intends to create an interest …

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the mystery novels, anthologies, or biographies you've grown partial to. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to force yourself out of your comfort zone at the bookstore.<p>If you're not sure where …

Books

This Is a 7-Minute Yoga Routine That Will Actually Relax You

It sucks when office anxiety spills over into time you want to spend relaxing. In an attempt to combat post-work stress, I tried this quick yoga …

Yoga

Try This 18-Minute Yoga Flow To Feel Strong and Refreshed

Want to get zen without leaving your house? This stress-busting vinyasa yoga sequence by CorePower Yoga instructor Claire Ewing is just what you need.<p>…

Yoga

9 catchy singles from emerging artists you need to hear now

Lorde, The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran, and Lady Gaga might be ruling the iTunes charts, but EW has compiled a list of irresistible singles from …

This 14-Minute Core Workout Will Help You Learn to Love Planks

You know what feels good? Checking lazy at the door and busting out a quick but killer core workout. This 14-minute abs routine is tough but will …

34 Riveting First Lines From Literature

While you may recognize “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” you might not recall some of literature’s other, equally gripping …

Henry David Thoreau

8 facts that will convince you to read a book instead of binge-watching TV tonight

Bedtime rituals involved turning pages as opposed to scrolling up and down a screen.<p>For some, books are still a treasured part of daily life. But for an increasing number of Americans, books are falling by the wayside in favor of other leisure activities.<p>A 2015 survey from Pew Research Center found …

Binge-Watching

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

The Brain

Meditations to Use for Stress Relief

Meditations have tremendous benefits for stress management and overall health. While there are many different meditations that are effective, each …

'Living hip' grown in lab genetically engineered to stop arthritis

Arthritis sufferers have been offered new hope after scientists grew a ‘living hip’ in the lab which not only replaces worn cartilage but stops painful joints returning.<p>Researchers in the US have used stem cells to grow cartilage in the exact shape of a hip joint while also genetically engineering …

A walk a day keeps your memory from going away

Hearing about the benefits of exercise can get old. Sure, physical activity is good for the bones, brain and heart – and may even help ward off cancer. But it's tough to stay motivated if you're too busy, hate gyms or have a bum knee.<p>If you're in that boat, this could be the jolt that gets you …

Memory Loss

Tenacious, mysterious and maybe endangered — a wolverine roams the West

Four days before Christmas in 2008, a blur of brown fur scrambled along the snowy Continental Divide in Wyoming. The terrain and the conditions were brutal, food scarce. The bait a biologist placed in a wooden trap proved irresistible.<p>As soon as the creature crawled in, a signal alerted researchers …

How can I tone up my flabby arms?

In this fitness advice column, the couple behind Living Retreats - sports psychologist and nutritionist Jo Gray and personal trainer Luke Gray - answer your work-out woes.<p><b>Question: Help! I have purchased a beautiful sleeveless dress - but my arms look like they don't belong to me - they're so</b> …

The Limits of “Grit”

Angela Duckworth, in her best-selling book, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” celebrates a man whom she calls a “grit paragon”: Pete Carroll, the coach of the Seattle Seahawks, who led the team to a Super Bowl victory in 2014. It seems that Carroll had seen Duckworth’s <i>TED</i> talk nine …

Self-improvement

Help Your Learning-Disabled Child To Become More Motivated

Parents and teachers are always balancing the question of whether a student with learning disabilities is doing the best work he can or if he is …

Student Motivation Matters: 25 Tips and Strategies

A new report from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching reviews what we know about student motivation. Motivation Matters: How New Research Can Help Teachers Boost Student Engagement , by Susan Headden and Sarah McKay, is a competent review of current research. Following are 25 …

Pedagogy

Your Official YA Summer Reading List

Because who isn't young at heart?

How To Make Sure Your Kids Have Grit, 6 Secrets Backed By Research

What makes kids persist? What gives them the “grit” to keep working hard in school, to get good grades and ultimately be successful in life?A big …

Self-improvement

ClassDojo Presents a New Series of Videos on Growth Mindset

A few months ago ClassDojo published a series of videos about growth mindset. Those video, produced in association with Stanford University’s Project …

Inner Strength: This Is The Research-Backed Way To Increase Grit

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?Turns out that …

Self-improvement

A Fun, 5-Minute Kettlebell Workout That'll Work Your Entire Body

Today, Dasha Libin, a fitness professional with a Masters degree in Exercise Science, is going to show you how to work your core, arms, and booty …

14 Stress Management Apps to Relax Your Mind & Body

Self-help can be your biggest asset. Check out these apps to help you manage your stress and anxiety on a daily basis.

Apps

We Tried Weightlifting For Six Weeks And Here's What Happened

A three-times-a-week program that even fitness newbies can do.<p>Or, well, we decided we wanted to become at least a <i>little</i> bit stronger. Both of us are pretty fit people (averaging 2-5 workouts per week), but neither of us had any real prior experience with weight training. The free weight area always …

yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

Women's Health

Yoga for Pain Relief<p>Relieve all your aches and pains with these soothing yoga poses<p>Pain Killers<p>Most people start hitting the mat because they want the famous yoga body: toned arms, tight abs, gravity-defying glutes. And it doesn't take long to discover how great yoga can make you feel on the …

Benefits of Yoga: It Boosts Your Career!

Previous research has shown that regular aerobic exercise—even walking—can boost your brain’s performance. But unlike the benefits of aerobic exercise, which take a while to kick in, yoga has a pretty immediate effect on your mind—so you’ll feel it just 30 minutes after you say “Namaste,” says …

3 Must Watch TED Talks on The Power of Life Long Learning

June 19, 2015<br>Learning is , as educational philosopher Maxin Green argues, the hope that lights up the other end of the tunnel. Through learning, we …

Tim Ferriss

P90X3 Workout Schedule

P90X3 WORKOUT SCHEDULE!<p>There is no question that we are living in a completely different world now and we are all looking for the best possible way …

11 Crazy Cool Luxury Hotels That Will Give You Insane Wanderlust

Ever wanted to sleep in a tree house? What about an igloo? It’s pretty clear that travel these days can get a bit monotonous — land, arrive at hotel, unpack, go to the beach, eat at said hotel, sleep and repeat. That’s why we’ve rounded up some extravagant travel accommodations that will scare, …

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