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10 Habits That Change Boys Into Men | Inc.com

The demise of our culture will result from the demise of its men if something isn't changed quickly. Far too many men remain directionless, devastated and scared children.<p>Male suicide rates have increased to three to four times higher than the female suicide rate. Men are twice as likely as women …

Self-improvement

Lightroom Tips: Here’s How to Colorize B&W Photos and Create Interesting Effects (VIDEO)

A couple days ago we featured a Photoshop tutorial on how to make dramatic B&W conversions from color photographs. Today’s lesson takes the reverse …

How to build your own Super NES Classic Edition

The Super NES Classic Edition is almost everything we could have ever asked for — except that it only plays about 20 games and you'll have to wait …

Raspberry Pi

How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom

On a Saturday afternoon, 10 students gather at Genspace, a community lab in Brooklyn, to learn how to edit genes.<p>There's a recent graduate with a master's in plant biology, a high school student who started a synthetic biology club, a medical student, an eighth grader, and someone who works in …

21 Student Gifts You Can DIY for a Dollar (or Less)

It’s the end of the year, and you want to do something for your students. But you don’t want it to break the bank, right? We pulled together some …

My Wife and Unborn Daughter Died Two Months Ago. This Mother's Day, I'm Celebrating Differently

I know Meg isn't coming back, but I still feel like we're raising our other daughter together.<p>I first met Meg years ago—a chance encounter at Yankee Stadium—but we lost each other in the rush to get on the subway. I checked every single subway car, but she wasn't there. An hour later, as luck would …

Parenting

Teachers shouldn't have to manage behaviour issues by themselves – schools need to support them

Most teachers will tell you that disciplining students is one of the toughest parts of their job. In fact, 53% of teachers are stressed because of …

Pedagogy

Here's what popular dog breeds looked like before and after 100 years of breeding

Dogs have been our furry companions for thousands of years, but they didn't always look the way they do today. Many well-known breeds have changed a lot physically in the last century, thanks to humans.<p>By identifying specific traits — such as size, coat color, and demeanor — and allowing only those …

How to use histograms to improve your photography

The histogram can be a big help in capturing great images. Here's a look at how and when you can reference it to make your photos better.<p>Ever watched …

The Key to Well-Behaved Kids Isn't Punishment. It's Discipline, and There's a Big Difference.

Those blue and red permanent markers, hidden in the kitchen drawer, are too tempting. Your child remembers seeing you stash them there, and one …

Thinking About Solar Panels? See How Much Sun Your Roof Gets With This Map

You need a sunny roof to benefit from solar panels, but yours may be sunnier than you think. Google’s Project Sunroof gives building-by-building …

Solar Power

15 Online Design Tools To Help You Create Stunning Visual Content

Beautiful design and great visual content play a great part in today’s economy. It doesn’t matter in what field you specify – you might be a writer or entrepreneur wanting to sell your services or products.<p>The main difficulty is that hiring a competent designer might be expensive and if you run a …

Infographics

DIY Narrow Sofa Table With Outlet

Tired of reaching over to your coffee table for your drink? Never able to find the remotes? This custom sofa table fits neatly behind your sofa and …

A Great Interactive, Presentation Tool

Let’s be honest, there are a million ways out there to make a presentation and just as many tools designed to help you do just that. Recently, I was …

This time-lapse cell division film is not CGI

You might have paid more attention to cell division in biology class had you seen this timelapse video from filmmaker Francis Chee (below). It shows the cell division of an egg from <i>Rana temporaria</i> (the common frog) in such astonishing detail that it looks like a digital effect. Starting with just …

Now This Is A Student Goal-Setting Strategy That May Actually Work

I posted “Everyone Is A Teacher” Is A New Engagement Strategy I’m Using & It Seems To Be Working earlier this week, and it was – rightfully, I think …

Teaching

5 Videos to Cultivate Empathy in Students

<i>This blog post is part of the</i> <i>CM Rubin World Global Search for Education</i> <i>which poses a question each month to</i> <i>leading educators</i> <i>for reflection and</i> …

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Its Software For Free

Here's what's worth downloading.<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalogue, and everything is available for free download, without any …

Learn 7 Lightroom Tricks in 60 Seconds on Using Sliders to Speed up Your Workflow (VIDEO)

The use of sliders is a familiar practice for everyone who edits their images, regardless of the software employed. The most common practice is to …

Tutorials

Learn the Basics of Using Lightroom to Adjust Shadows, Highlights, Exposure & More (VIDEO)

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool and for those of you new to the software here’s a tutorial illustrating how to use the adjustment brush to …

12 Apps & Websites for World Read Aloud Day (or any day!)

The countdown is on! This year World Read Aloud Day is February 16. Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to work with the amazing team at …

Build a Portable Spray Paint Booth for Your Workshop

If you do a lot of spray painting, this clever box design keeps over-spray from ruining your stuff, helps you avoid nasty paint fumes, and is as easy …

Portable

This neural network-based software will automatically color in your line art

Maybe you enjoy sketching as a hobby, but you’re not so crazy about the work that goes into colouring in your work, or you’re just lacking in the talent department when it comes to that side of the digital art equation. Check out this tool based on Chainer, a flexible neural network framework that …

New At Photography? Check Out This Helpful Visualization

DSLR cameras are fantastic for taking stunning photographs, but if you don’t understand how to use them, it’s an expensive purchase. There are so …

Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations

Talented student teacher Kevin Inlay created this simple and effective speaking rubric that we used with class presentations in our ELL World History …

How to use your exposure settings for creative effect

Whether you’re shooting photography or video, film or digital, exposure generally boils down to three elements in your camera. ISO, aperture and …

NASA planning mission to an asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion

NASA is sending a spacecraft to a giant metal asteroid that may hold the secret to how our solar system was formed.<p>The fact-finding mission led by Arizona State University researchers is focused on the ancient, giant metal asteroid 16 Psyche. NASA wants to know whether the asteroid, thought to be …

How to Diversify Your Sketching Style

Designer Sophie Horton Jones learns some valuable sketch tips via the Core77 discussion boards<p>The Core77 discussion board is a great place not only …

Sketching

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO Settings<p>Learn to Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings for Every Occasion<p>In this clip …

Greedy Giraffe Steals Ice Cream During Drive-Through Safari

This family knows when they've been licked.<p>That’s just cold.<p>A German family cruising through a drive-through safari learned nothing will stop a giraffe craving an ice cream cone.<p>Torsten Stroebl was driving through the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen last year with his wife, Melanie, and 6-year-old son …