Mark Sel

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How to Write a Sentence

Well, here you are, looking at this, trying, hoping, floundering, scrabbling, wishing, dying to find out the mystery of “how to” write a sentence. Or possibly you have tried write sentence and failed utterly.<p>Never mind and never fear. I am an, thankfully, expert of sentences. Read on and be …

Creative Writing

How STEM Skills Are the Next Great Equalizer

I grew up in the age of Sputnik and the “space race.” Like most of the youth of my generation, we were challenged in school to “beat the Russians” to …

Meet the Makers: Makerspace Tips and Trends

Presented by Michelle Cooper, Media Specialist, White Oak Middle School, TX<br>Sponsored by Tech & Learning Magazine<p><b>If you attended the live session,</b> …

Education Technology

People I’ve Never Met That You Might Follow

0<p>SHARES<p>My friend Paul McGuire is doing a session at our upcoming Day of Discovery event in Ottawa and asked me for some people I’d recommend to …

Digital Citizenship

At This Year’s U.S. Open, IBM Wants To Give You All The Insta-Commentary You Need

The company’s machine-learning engines are providing tennis fans with real-time analytics of matches—including predictions of who will win.<p>Tennis fans watching the U.S. Open at home or in person this year will get some extra insights delivered by IBM’s machine learning technologies.<p>“The way we’re …

Elite tennis players have 'beefed up'

<b>A Wimbledon win may, at least in part, be down to pumping iron in the gym, according to UK researchers who say the most successful elite male players of modern times tend to be more muscular.</b><p>Over four decades, men's champions have morphed from lean endurance sportsmen to brawny power-trained …

Tennis

Parkinson's disease breakthrough 'could lead to cure'

Scientists believe they have discovered that Parkinson’s disease is caused in a different way than previously thought and also a possible new way of …

MyShake quake app invites public testing

<b>A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile seismometer is being rolled out by California scientists.</b><p>Known as MyShake, it can sense an earthquake even when the cell device is being carried in a pocket or a bag.<p>The researchers want users to download the app, in the first instance, to help test …

Geology

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Ride the Populist Wave

Let’s start with the qualifiers. New Hampshire is a small state tucked away in the northeast corner of the country, with a population that is, in many ways, unrepresentative of the United States as a whole. Compared to the rest of the country, it is whiter, quirkier, and more willing to turn its …

Bernie Sanders

Cooties: A Medical Guide

<b>Background</b><p>"Cooties" refers to a highly infectious disease. The word "cootie" derives from the Tagalog word "kutu," or "parasitic biting insect." The related word "kudis" translates to "playground death."<p><b>Contraction</b><p>The spread of cooties is caused by physical contact between males and females of the …

Public Health

If Wikipedia (MediaWiki) was re-built from scratch in 2016, what would be different about its software architecture?

Edit: The question has been changed and means something different now. So read my answer if you like, but it answers a different question.<p>I'm going …

Farm-to-Table Hotels That Let You Eat Off the Land

St. Kitts’ Belle Mont Farm pushes the farm-to-table concept to the max . The 18 holes of their edible golf course were designed in and around …

Cuba for sale: ‘Havana is now the big cake – and everyone is trying to get a slice’

Property developers are queuing up to pounce as Cuba opens its doors to the world. Proposals for Havana’s old harbour are described as ‘Las Vegas meets Miami in the Caribbean’. So can the city cope with the commercial storm ahead?<p>In central Havana’s Parque Fe del Valle, at the end of a street …

Cuba

Fares Reduced for Social Impact Cruises

Fathom, Carnival Corporation’s 10th cruise brand and the pioneer in social impact travel, has announced a special BOGO offer on all cruises to the …

Beyond the Beach in Martinique

Imagine a Caribbean nation where village church steeples mingle with palm trees, the scent of baking croissants melds with that of passion fruit, and the island’s liquid soul—rum—is spelled with an h.<p>I’m not sure what I was expecting when my plane landed in Fort-de-France, <b>Martinique</b>’s capital. In …

France

Rick Steves' Cuba Report

One of the hottest topics among American travelers lately is Cuba. Can we visit now? Is it legal? How does it work? I just got back from a (fully legal) trip to Cuba, and I'm excited to share the answers to these questions -- and much more -- over the next two weeks. It will be the most up-to-date …

7 Tips For Planning Your First Cruise

So you’re contemplating your first cruise. Maybe you’re daydreaming about sipping cocktails in front of spectacular ocean views, exploring fascinating port cities around the world, or being pampered with a different spa treatment every day.<p>Along with those fantasies of your first ocean voyage, you …

Cruise Ships

The Most Romantic Islands in the World: Readers' Choice Awards

When it comes to romantic getaways, there's something infinitely appealing about the isolation and untouched beauty of an island. Whether you want a luxury resort for your honeymoon or a pristine beach for a last-minute Valentine's Day escape, you can't go wrong with these 20 destinations, voted …

East Africa

No download needed: The rise of chatbots

Apps aren't going anywhere, but lately more companies are offering services through text messaging. Here's what you need to know.<p><b>Editors' note, May 3, 2016:</b> <i>This article has been updated to remove AskAlexis, which is no longer available.</i><p>Before Messenger , WhatsApp and Snapchat , texting was the …

Apps

2 maps that show why many aren’t feeling Obama’s ‘strong’ State of the Union

If there's one thing President Obama is adamant about heading into his final year, it's that the U.S. economy has been and continues to be getting stronger.<p>In his final State of the Union address Tuesday night -- and many times before -- Obama stressed how, under his watch, the United States was …

Economics

The Best Places to Buy a Home, Based on How Long You'll Live There

So many factors go into the decision of renting versus buying a home. One of the most important ones: how much time you’re going to spend in a place. …

The World Metro Map Combines 214 Subway Systems Into One Glorious Mess

What happens if you try to combine 214 different subway networks—including 791 routes and 11,924 stations—into a single map? This beautiful tangle of …

Electoral Map Situation, January 2016. TRUMP 244 | Hillary 213 |Swing States 81

<b>Made by http://www.StatesPoll.com Based on General Match Up Polls from each State</b><p><b>(TRUMP vs Hillary )</b><p><b>Electoral Map Situation, January 2016</b><p><b>TRUMP 244 |</b> …

Everything Technology

Everything the world's central banks are doing in one big map

The pros at Deutsche Bank just released a handy map of monetary policy around the world in their "House View" for 2016.<p>The market anticipates two interest-rate hikes from the Federal Reserve this year, fewer than the Fed's telegraphed plans for four.<p>Regardless of the pace, the consensus is that US …

Dell announces two new 2-in-1 tablets with USB Type-C

Dell is making a big push this year with its business class products, starting with the brand new Latitude 13 7000 Series — a laptop that is essentially a port of the XPS 13, the company's popular consumer laptop. But two new 2-in-1 tablets being announced at CES this year are pretty attractive …

ET deals: Dell OptiPlex 3040 Micro quad-core desktop PC for $529 - ExtremeTech

By on January 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Looking for a powerful tiny PC …