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While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

24 Techniques to Learn English Faster, According to Your Learning Style

Some people have a natural knack for learning languages, but for others learning a new language can be a daunting task.<p>The best way to learn a new …

Earth: Will the age of man be written in stone?

Gaia Vince talks to scientists to find out if our impact on the planet will be preserved in history in the same way as major events like ice ages or asteroids.<p>There have been a few times in the history of mankind when we nearly died out as a species. Anthropologists call these events “bottlenecks”, …

Earth Science

The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary

Gaining vocabulary is obviously an essential part of a learning a language. There are several important parts of this learning process, I think, …

The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary

<i>Use magic to teach and learn academic language in my new NY Times post that includes a student interactive and teaching ideas.</i><p><i>Enriching Academic</i> …

The Science (and Practice) of Creativity

But before it can be incorporated broadly in curriculum, it must first be understood.<p>Creativity Starts in the Brain<p>Recent research in cognitive …

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Some researchers, however, believe that a third option, cognitive choice, is a more effective way to promote longer-lasting student autonomy. This …

Why This Apple Watch Rival Is Very Important

The day the Pebble smartwatch went up on Kickstarter a couple of years back, I pitched in enough money that I got the device when it was finally …

6 Ways to Make Others the 'Happiest People on Earth'

While on a mini-vacation to the “happiest place on earth,” I began looking at every aspect of Disneyland as a learning opportunity to improve my …

Architizer

Apple's Watch: Another Great Team Story

Apple has always loaded the odds in its favor. Every big, audacious project that it has pursued — the Macintosh, Lisa, Newton, iPod, and the iPhone – have had one thing in common: all have had a great team behind them. A recent article in Wired, by David Pierce suggests that the Apple Watch has had …

Smartwatches

Can You Lead - Or Do You Just Think You Can?

Have you ever met someone who convinced you they were really good at something – who seemed to know all about it, and could talk a great game — but then when they were put in a situation where they had to demonstrate their expertise…you found there was simply no “there” there.<p>It happens all the …

Self-awareness

China declares war on 'forbidden game' of golf

There are no Chinese golfers participating in The Masters this week, and perhaps that is fitting. It's already been a rough spring for "the rich man's game" in China.<p>On March 30, Chinese authorities announced the closure of 66 "illegal" golf courses -- roughly 10% of all courses in the country -- …

China

10 surprising things we learned about Tim Cook today

Tim Cook had enormous shoes to fill when he took over as Apple CEO. After Steve Jobs’ death in 2011, doubters questioned whether the Southern engineer could keep Apple relevant. But Cook has led Apple to become the world’s most valuable company — he might be even better at running the company than …

Philanthropy

Market shocks could become more common, warns Bank of England

Chris Salmon, the Bank of England's executive director for markets, has told traders to 'take heed' of recent falls<p>The Bank of England has told markets to "take heed" as the "short sharp shocks" seen in markets over recent months could happen more frequently.<p>Chris Salmon, the Bank's executive …

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

The Brain

Let Your Customers Segment Themselves by What They’re Willing to Pay

The late Sir Colin Marshall, when he was CEO and chairman at British Airways (BA), knew that success in his business came down to superior value capture. In a 1995 interview with <i>HBR</i>, he summed up the opportunity brilliantly: “You’re always going to be faced with the fact that the great majority of …

China's route to riches

<b>This is the billion dollar question. How did a poor communist country transform itself into having the second most billionaires in the world, after the United States, in just over a generation?</b><p>Hurun, which tracks the wealthy, says that they have identified 400 billionaires in China, but there are …

China

Photographer Takes Drone Into Hang Son Doong, the Largest Cave in the World

Hang Son Doong is a cave in Vietnam that’s currently the largest known cave in the world. Inside is a vast green jungle-like world and underground …

Picturing an Imaginary Animal Kingdom

I first saw Simen Johan’s work at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City a couple of years ago.<p>I was totally struck not only by the beauty of the imagery but also by how much it expresses, in a very personal way, ideas about habitat, climate change, critical species, and man’s impact on …

Art

Traded to Extinction: Portraits of Poaching in Asia

The following images, taken between 2002 and 2012, are from Patrick Brown's new book "Trading to Extinction." Nepal:<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Patrick Brown—Panos<p>1 …

Ailing Malaysia Airlines readies for drastic overhaul

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After a year of calamity, Malaysia Airlines is shrinking to survive.<p>The disappearance of Flight 370 one year ago, …

Aviation

How to Create Presentations that Don't Suck

Bad presentations are painful—for both the presenter dying a slow death in front of a crowd and the bored audience members who have to sit through …

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn—yet one we don’t usually put a lot of effort into. Whether you want to …

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

The Brain

20 of Apple’s Favorite Photos Shot with the iPhone 6

Apple tells us that it’s launching a new global advertising campaign called “Shot on iPhone 6.” Starting this week, billboards in 70 cities in 24 …