Nick Hardy

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“Spiral” Looks Like A Great Site Where Teachers Can Set-Up Free Virtual Classrooms

Spiral lets teachers create free virtual classrooms where students can create collaborative presentations, view and respond to presentations, and/or …

Brain scans predict whether teenagers will use drugs in the future

It's possible to predict whether teenagers will use drugs in a "problematic" way when they get older, a new research paper says.<p>By looking at the MRI …

Stanford University

What Happens In Your Brain During The Two Critical Stages Of Sleep

We shouldn’t wear lack of sleep like a badge of honor. Our brains are actually doing important work to make us more successful as we snooze.<p>The average person spends one-third, or 36%, of their lives sleeping. That means if you live to be 90, you spend about 32 years asleep.<p>“What that 32 years is …

Sleep

Here Is A New Tool for Creating Interactive Videos to Share with Students

September , 2015<br>Vibby is a new video platform that allows users to create interactive video learning experiences. The purpose of Vibby is to enable …

10 Anime Series You Need To Watch Before You Die

You'll be glad you did.

Anime

How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

Thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved by ISIS. Does paying their captors for their freedom fund the terrorist organization?<p>ERBIL, Iraq — In a …

5 Great YouTube Channels for Learning English

September 2 , 2015<br>Youtube is undoubtedly a great source of educational content to use in class with your students. It also hosts tons of channels …

Language Learning

Banned, burned, or simply life changing: what are the best dangerous books?

Authors including Patrick Ness, Melvin Burgess, Tanya Landman, Louise O’Neill, Bali Rai, Candy Gourlay, James Dawson and Leigh Bardugo share the books they probably weren’t meant to read that either rocked their world or rocked the world<p>• Plus what’s coming in our joint Amnesty International and …

Books

Office Mix- An Excellent Free Tool for Creating Interactive Flipped Lessons

August 14, 2015<br>After we have seen how to easily create educational posters using PowerPoint, today we are sharing with you another free handy tool …

Education Technology

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: With Jeremy Clarkson, we're entering a new golden age of television

The Amazon founder and chief executive talks exclusively to The Telegraph on the Top Gear trio, drones in the suburbs and why he goes weak at the knees when he meets another entrepreneur<p>Media man<p>How do you suppose Jeff Bezos, a man worth roughly $48bn (£30.8bn), spends his weekends? Hobnobbing with …

Japan

Japan revisits its darkest moments where American POWs became human experiments

One Japanese doctor has dedicated himself to ensuring the vivisection of eight US airmen by his fellow countrymen is not forgotten<p>For a while after the end of the second world war, Toshio Tono could not bear to be in the company of doctors. And the thought of putting on a white coat filled him with …

San Francisco

5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education

There are few household names in education research. Maybe that in itself constitutes a problem. But if there was an Education Researcher Hall Of Fame, one member would be a silver-haired, plainspoken Kiwi named John Hattie.<p>Hattie directs the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University …

Education

How to double your reading speed (without losing comprehension)

Billionaire Bill Gates wishes that if he had one superpower, it would be the ability to read faster.<p>Warren Buffet has claimed that he has “wasted ten years reading slowly.”<p>Information is the most valuable commodity out there, and our ability to read faster can undoubtly speed up how fast we …

Tim Ferriss

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

New Jersey

Meet the Kindlepreneurs

The bestselling authors you've never heard of<p>Swapping a high-flying career in law to become the author of romantic thrillers was a change of gear that surprised even Louise Ross. Nevertheless, while on maternity leave with her son Ethan, now two, the 30-year-old from Hertfordshire decided to give …

Dive Into The World Of Anime With These Shows

Within the past couple decades, there’s been a noticeably strong growing interest in anime – or Japanese animation – in the United States. At its height, it was seemingly everywhere you looked, whether you realized it or not.<p>But, for those of us who found the genre early, our interests have …

Just Read. And Let Them Just Listen: The Case for Reading Aloud to Students of All Ages

A classroom teacher friend recently asked me to recommend a book to read aloud to her 8th grade students to kick off the school year. The question …

As a video for three-ingredient cheesecake gets 1.6 million hits - these are the other genius recipes that are as easy as 1, 2, 3

• <b>A Japanese souffle with just three ingredients has sent social media crazy</b>• <b><br>The cake was created by YouTube user Ochikeron over two years ago</b>• <b><br>It now has</b> …

Our 28 Best Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate corned beef, cabbage, and a good, hearty stout. This collection of our favorite Irish recipes makes us wish it was St. Patrick's Day all year long.<p>While we don't need a <i>reason</i> to pile our plates with buttery potatoes, sautéed cabbage, and soda bread, St. …

Cooking
Japan

Schizophrenia may be the price of our humanity

Research suggests the disease is linked to changes in brain size on the evolutionary road from ape to man<p>Plenty of us have known a dog on Prozac. We have also witnessed the eye rolls that come with the mention of canine psychiatry. Doting pet owners—myself included—ascribe all kinds of questionable …

Neuroscience

40代で学んだ、若い時の自分に伝えたい47つのこと

先日、40代最後の誕生日を祝いました。30代の時は4人の子供たちを育てるのに大忙しで、自分のための時間はほとんどありませんでしたが、40代は自分の言動を振り返ってじっくりと考える時間をもつことができました。<p>40代で私は人生について学び、そして成長することができたと思います。40代で学んだことを若い頃の自分に伝えることができるとしたら、私はこの47つのことを伝えたい。<p>1. 丁寧に伝える方法を学べば、「ノー」と言っても大丈夫。<p>2. 自分ではどうすることもできないことを心配したり愚痴をこぼしたりするのは時間の無駄。放っておけば、なるようになります。<p>3. すべてのことは、あなたの見方次第で変わります。<p>…

Judy Clarke Has Saved Every American Villain. Until Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Along with the Boston Bomber, she has defended Ted Kaczynski, Zacarias Moussaoui, Eric Rudolph, and Susan Smith in court. By saving the worst among us, Clarke believes she's saving all of us. Whether we like it or not.<p><b>The day Ted Kaczynski realized</b> he was capable of murder was the same day he …

Death Row

Europe's Exit From Asia ... 'Only' Soft Power Remains

Geopolitically Europe is conspicuously absent in South and East Asia. This has been a trend for some time, but it has recently intensified. Seen from Asia Pacific where so much is happening, Europe is a distant dot on the horizon.<p>Retrospectives:<p>For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, not only was …

China

Humans are genetically modifying mosquitoes to fight a disease we helped create

It’s America’s closest thing to a tropical tourism mecca. But Key West’s biggest attraction isn’t the sun-splashed beaches. Its charm lies in its balmy evenings, with their open-air parties steeped in tequila and rum runners, drawing a blend of tourists and locals who pack the pastel-gothic Old …

Public Health

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Meet 5 Rising Fashion Stars Putting Chinese Design on the Map

Fashion China<p>Photo: Courtesy of Thames & Hudson<p>“The field of fashion in China today has now opened up as a ground of experimentation and possibility.” So notes <b>Hung Huang</b>—“the <b>Oprah</b> of China”—in her foreword to <i>Fashion China</i> (Thames & Hudson), the first major illustrated book on the country’s …

Truly confident people do these twelve things differently

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.<p>When …

Self-improvement

Kanye West: In His Own Words - PAPER

I know people want to talk about the American Dream, but my dream is a world dream. It's a world in which everyone's main goal would be to help each other. The first thing I told my team on New Year's Day was, "You know, people say bad news travels fast, but this year let's make good news travel …

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