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9 Easy Home Improvements You Can Make for Under $100

They may cost less than $100, but they'll make your room look like a million bucks.<p>Even if we’re not committing every weekend to home renovations, …

Home Improvement

33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Parenting

The compelling case for being an ‘intentionally lazy’ parent

Last year, I was working with Charlie, a typical kid. He was a bright student, taking a few honors classes and scoring around the 90th percentile on standardized tests. He ran cross-country in the fall and played lacrosse in the spring. He had a group of close buddies that he hung out with most …

Pedagogy

The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Microbiology

It’s Time to Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College

When my daughter Jora was in high school, she went to a talk I gave on the adolescent brain, during which I pointed out that high school grades don’t …

College & University

11 Things You Should Do the Day Before You Leave for a Vacation

This may seem like an obvious one, but “many travelers forget to do it,” said Levent. Check the forecast for your destination and your hometown when …

These 6 Easy Steps Can Debunk Any Climate Science Denier

Go on, give it a try!<p>A team of researchers has put a straight-forward critical thinking process to the test on 42 common climate science denier …

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Online

Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows

New science sheds more light on recent controversy over how much the large carnivores are being impacted by melting sea ice.<p>Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina …

Take a refresher course in physics because you definitely weren't paying attention in high school

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A Never-Before-Seen Virus Was Just Found in the Sea, and it Kills Bacteria

Their genomes are "quite different from other viruses."<p>When you think of a virus, you likely think of the microscopic agents that make life on land …

Microbiology

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Make You or Break You: How to Deal with the Perfectionist Mentality | Inc.com

After I had graduated from college, I was working 20 hours a week as a coach and 30 hours a week as a high school counselor. On top of that, I was attending graduate school. I was making good grades (3.7 average), doing a good job as a first-time school counselor and a pretty good job as a coach. …

Self-improvement

In the age of the helicopter parent, why I gave my teens almost total control

It's appropriate to nurture and protect teens from physical and psychological harm, but it's not helpful to decide for them the course of their future.<p>My teenagers call me a bunny mom. Let me explain. We live in an affluent suburb with high-performing public schools, and many of our kids’ friends …

Parenting

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How | Inc.com

I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay thing to slide by with. (Although I guess it's better than my old go-to response of "I have chronic …

High Blood Pressure

12 months of smart money moves to end 2018 richer

Making small changes each month will leave you much better off.<p>The start of a new year is an optimum time to get your finances in order. While studies have shown that making financial resolutions actually makes a difference in your financial life, it's important to have a plan for concrete …

Personal Finance

Feng Shui Guide for Beginners: 10 Essentials for a Healthy Body and Mind

If you think you need some positivity in your life, you might want to start from your house. Since your home is where you spend most of your time in, …

Home Decorating

11 Anxiety Hacks That Psychologists Swear By

If you struggle with anxiety, then you already know it can take a pretty major toll on your life. From the physical symptoms — like a racing heart …

This Is How Long You'd Survive On Every Planet in the Solar System

<i>Love Curiosity? Subscribe to our email to get our stories delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.</i><p>For all its issues and faults, Earth is still a …

Astronomy

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

FaceTime

It's 2018. Here are six scientific mysteries we still haven't solved.

Humans have made a staggering amount of scientific and technological progress over the past century. We’ve created technology that has transformed …

Universe

7 (totally doable) New Year's resolutions that will change your life

Goals that take just 10 extra minutes a day (or less), and can lead to big improvements in your health and happiness.<p>Does the New Year mean a new you — or another failed New Year’s resolution? Probably the latter for most of us, psychologists say, because thinking the flip of a calendar is enough …

Hung Up

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Carl Sagan

The Mindful Notebook helps you think more clearly

popsci shop<p>Live more mindfully with this Kickstarter hit and get 26 percent off.<p>The fast pace of digital life can make it difficult to think clearly at times. The Mindful Notebook is designed to help you focus your mind at the start of each day and concentrate on what matters in your life. It’s …

Here's The Important Reason We Don't Get Mad Chemistry Kits For Christmas Any More

Those things were deadly.<p>For the first half of the 20th century, the humble chemistry kit was a hit with science-savvy children across the western …

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Toxins

33 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't) | Inc.com

Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and typically they credit …

Success

This School Will Teach You Today's Hottest Job Skills — With NO Tuition

Here's what you have to do.<p>Want to get your foot in the door at some of Silicon Valley’s hottest companies, with valuable data analytics skills in …

College & University