Michael Lawson

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5 Money Lies We Tell Ourselves

When trying to make ourselves feel better about our financial situation, we often tell ourselves little lies that ease our minds about things. The problem is, if we tell ourselves these lies enough, we tend to start believing them. A sound financial strategy is to recognize the lies we are telling …

These Photos Prove That Yosemite Has Always Been Beautiful

It's not our oldest national park -- that title belongs to Yellowstone -- but it sure is pretty.<p>Yosemite National Park, which was first protected in 1864, is one gorgeous spot for waterfall-spotting, hiking through crazy tall sequoias and taking in breathtaking vistas in and around its 1,200 square …

The Trick To Making The Juiciest Burger? Baking It.

For being such a simple food, there are many theories about the best way to cook a burger. There have been multiple articles about mistakes you might be making with your burgers, and even more written on what kind of beef makes the best burgers. But, none of that matters anymore because today we've …

Actually, Yes, the Gary Hart Scandal Did Ruin Politics

Do we really want the press to pry into politicians’ sex lives?<p>Last week I published a book called <i>All the Truth Is Out</i> <i>: The Week Politics Went Tabloid</i>. It’s about the five days in 1987 when Sen. Gary Hart, the presumed Democratic nominee for president, was felled by the first political sex scandal …

Grapefruit Juice May Be As Effective as Diabetes Drugs

A new mice study suggests that grapefruit juice might be just as effective as the type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, at lowering blood glucose. The …

Six new ways to teach children more effectively

Six groundbreaking new projects will aim to discover how neuroscience can help pupils learn more effectively in the classroom. Here are the experiments:<p><b>Learning Counterintutive Concepts, Birkbeck University of London</b><p>Around 9,000 pupils across 100 primary schools in London, the North West and the …

Education

Unlocking Big Data: Lessons Learned From The God Particle

It’s a puzzle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a symphony. It’s the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle, the greatest physics find of the 21st century, turned into music.<p>Chamber music, to be exact.<p>Admittedly—and especially for fans of Pythagoras—this conversion is a little mind-blowing. But once …