Phillip Stafford

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50 Ways To Learn A Language (without a teacher) - EFL 2.0 Teacher Talk

Teachers are great. But people have been learning languages for thousands of years without a teacher. It’s not only possible but actually in many …

Language Learning

FBI and NYPD negotiators reveal the secrets to getting your kids to behave

Why you should stop using the word ‘if’, ask more ‘how’ questions, and more<p>Agreeing to disagree isn’t always an option.<p>Any parent knows that getting …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Nutrition

The Jewish angle in the Florida shootings was ignored - again - by the US media

The FBI tells us that 1.7% of Americans are Jewish, but last year more than half — 54.2% — of religiously motivated hate crimes and more than a tenth …

Democrats Say America Is The Worst Western Country For Mass Shootings. That's A Lie.

There’s a myth that has been propagated by Democrats after mass shootings: mass shootings are far more common in the United States than in other …

Mass Shootings

A New Goal: Aim To Be Less Wrong

At a conference last week, I received an interesting piece of advice:<p>"Assume you are wrong."<p>The advice came from Brian Nosek, a fellow psychology professor and the executive director of the Center for Open Science. Nosek wasn't objecting to any particular claim I'd made — he was offering a strategy …

7 Games Every Leader Should Be Playing (Besides Chess)

The games aren't always serious, but the way they develop your brain and skills sure is.<p>Business requires all kinds of skills and abilities, but if you think mastering them requires hours of seminars, training, classes or a bunch of expensive technology, well, you missed the memo: Board and card …

Board Games

How Americans preserved British English

Americans today pronounce some words more like Shakespeare than Brits do… but it’s in 18th-Century England where they’d really feel at home.<p>It makes for a great story: when settlers moved from England to the Americas from the 17th Century, their speech patterns stuck in place. That was particularly …

Language

Bilingualism could offset brain changes in Alzheimer's: A study sheds light on how language history relates to brain plasticity

A study sheds light on how language history relates to brain plasticity<p>After more than a decade of research, this much we know: it's good for your …

Meditation Study Throws Shade on Your Newfound Inner Peace

Your daily practice may not be as scientifically sound as you think.<p>Meditation is a fixture of many religions and a practice that humans have …

Meditation

Children who speak English as second language are outperforming native English speakers in their GCSEs

Kids who speak English as a second language are outperforming native English speakers in their GCSEs in almost every part of Greater Manchester.<p>A …

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Productivity

The secret to being a top developer is building things! Here’s a list of fun apps to build!

You can only become a great developer by putting the effort in. Imagine for a moment — You can’t become fit physically by reading a lot about …

Activity in brain's thinking and problem-solving center linked to avoiding anxiety

Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study by Duke …

Warren Buffett's personal pilot reveals the incredible prioritization method the billionaire taught him

With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But this level of focus doesn't come naturally. For most of us, we fall into choice …

Trick Yourself Into Writing Well By Telling Yourself To Write Badly

One of the best things about NaNoWriMo, or any terrifying deadline, is that it forces you to write quickly. (Hello, procrastinators.) If writing …

Creative Writing

Al-Qaeda Has Rebuilt Itself—With Iran's Help

Interviews with al-Qaeda members and bin Laden’s family reveal a pact that allowed the group to prepare for its next phase.<p>The last Islamic State redoubts have been falling in quick succession in recent weeks, with the U.S.-backed coalition taking the caliphate’s self-declared capital of Raqqa last …

One in five American households have ‘zero or negative’ wealth

Millions of Americans are living on the edge.<p>One in five households has zero or negative wealth, according to a report released this week by the …

Demographics

The decline of the gradable adverb: 'quite', 'rather' and 'fairly' are becoming a relic of the past

Tip-toeing around a subject, doing one’s best to avoid causing offence, and taking a little longer than necessary to get to the point are all quintessentially British conversational habits.<p>But these are now becoming relics of the past, according to a major piece of research which identifies the …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Mouse Care 101

<b>BIRDCAGES FOR MICE?!</b><p>Many mouse owners like to use big, natural open cages, but is that really the best option for your pet mouse? Here are are few …

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

Athletic Apparel

Tibetan Psychic Traditions

By S.M.RONEY-DOUGAL 2012<p>INTRODUCTION<p>This article describes the early stages of a research project in India with Tibetan meditation practitioners, …

How to Jog

39 Book Recommendations From Billionaire Charlie Munger That Will Make You Smarter

That quote kickstarted my own reading habits and helps me regularly read over 100 books a year.<p>Charlie Munger is the billionaire business partner of …

Bill Gates

How a Brain Researcher Discovered the Fountain of Youth in a 93-year-old Athlete

Olga Kotelko helped researchers discover just how beneficial exercise is for the brain.<p>Aga Burzynska is rock climbing on a bluff outside Fort Collins, CO, as she often does. While she reaches for craggy fingerholds in the veined surface, Burzynska, a neuroscientist, calculates and recalculates, her …

The Brain

The Complete Introduction to R Programming Bundle | TechSpot Store

<b>Introduction to R Programming</b><p>Jump Into One of the Most Effective Statistical Analysis Tools on Earth<p>It seems like everything these days is driven by …

Learn By Example: Statistics and Data Science in R | Popular Mechanics Shop

Introduction<p>You, This course and Us (2:32)<br>• Top Down vs Bottoms Up : The Google vs McKinsey way of looking at data (12:58)<br>• R and RStudio installed (5:10)<p>The 10 second answer : Descriptive Statistics<p>Descriptive Statistics : Mean, Median, Mode (10:07)<br>• Our first foray into R : Frequency Distributions …

4 brain exercises elite athletes use to build mental strength

As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best come-from-behind victories of all time.<p>So what's the secret to Brady's success? Although he undoubtedly puts in countless hours of practice on the field, he also reports doing brain exercises to sharpen his …