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What One Night of Binge Drinking Does to Your Body

You might want to pace yourself even more at happy hour.<p>A single evening of slamming back martinis can do worse damage than just a splitting headache the morning after. In fact, just one night of binge drinking can cause gut bacteria to leak from your stomach and release harmful toxins into your …

Alcohol

3 Secrets to Building Your Mental Strength

Most people know how to build physical strength, but there's a lot more confusion over the steps you can take to develop mental strength. While there are lots of exercises that can help you become mentally strong, here are three secrets to building mental muscle:<p><b>1. Talk to yourself like a trusted</b> …

Playing Youth Sports Takes A Lot More Green Than It Used To

You could say 36-year-old Matt Ray works in paradise — on a barrier island off the Florida's southern coast. As athletic director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Ray is doing what he loves.<p>"I grew up playing sports," he says. "I actually played two years of college basketball. So sports …

Education

Just how big has eSports become?

• 113 million hardcore fans worldwide<br>• 147 million occasional viewers<br>• US$252 million in global revenues<br>• a predicted total prize pool of $71 million for all tournaments and competitions.<p>No, these numbers don’t refer to a traditional mainstream sport like football or basketball. Rather, they come from a …

eSports

Stunning Swedish teen model rips the fashion industry for labeling her 'too big'

A 19-year-old Swedish model is railing against what she calls the "absurd" standard of the fashion industry, claiming in a video that she has been labeled "too big" despite her thin frame.<p>Agnes Hedengard, who says she has been modeling for five years, posted a YouTube video of herself in a bikini …

The Sydney Morning Herald

Sweden's national women's football team is attracting attention after deciding to swap the names on the backs of players' jerseys for inspiring …

Fifty-seven Manchester United fans arrested after win at Club Brugge

• Glasses and chairs thrown in city centre clash • One policeman injured by ‘Belgian hooligan’<p>Fifty-seven Manchester United fans were arrested in Belgium on Wednesday night as fighting took the gloss off their emphatic Champions League win over Club Brugge.<p>The chief constable of Bruges police, Dirk …

Soccer

The 5 Fruits with the Highest—and Lowest—Sugar Counts

No, they don't have added sugar—but you should still have a rough idea of how much of the sweet stuff you're taking in.<p>Let’s start with this: Naturally occurring sugar is definitely preferable to the added kind. Still, you should have a general idea of how much you’re taking in each time you chow …

What are the best time-saving apps for teachers?

A round up of the apps that could help you save time, their best features and glitches<p>“There’s simply not enough time,” I hear you say – and I agree.<p>It’s fair enough, as a teacher, if you find that you don’t even have enough time to look at all the gadgets and devices that might help save time. But …

5 Ways to Be a Good Teammate

The essentials of being a good teammate have stood the test of time. What were ideal traits 50 years ago still remain embedded in all-around players’ …

How Your Body Shape Affects Weight Lifting Form: A Physics Lesson

You’ve heard all the cues, from keeping your chest up, to pushing your knees out. You’re sure you’re doing everything right, but it still feels all …

Let’s not use 21st century technology with 19th century pedagogy

Technology may be changing but classrooms and teaching methods are pretty much unchanged since this picture was taken (Creative Commons image)<p><b>By</b> …

Pedagogy

The top 10 edtech lessons I’ve learnt after 15 years in schools

I've worked in schools for nearly 15 years, and I'm about to take the next big step in my career, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to lay out …

Mixed roller derby: The Darwin league challenging gender stereotypes

When a handful of men wanted to play roller derby in Darwin, it was a divisive moment for the famously feminist contact sport. Some players were …

Northern Territory

Woman reducing Indigenous suicide rates through 'care factor'; new program launched to tackle issue

A traditional landowner from the Northern Territory, who single-handedly reduced the rate of suicide in her community from the worst in the world to …

This New Shotgun Shell is for Shooting Down Drones

This is pretty crazy if it’s real: an ammunition company called Snake River has just announced a new product called the Drone Munition shot shell: …