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These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Pedagogy

Spouses of US immigrants on H-1B visas could lose their right to work

An ongoing lawsuit and a clampdown by the Trump administration has left the status of thousands of skilled workers’ spouses hanging in the balance<p>Thousands of people – mostly women – working legally in the United States under Obama-era rules could be forced to stop working under Trump.<p>Currently, if …

Immigration

From male model to Al Capone: Tom Hardy's life and career in pictures

Hardy

7 Food and Drink Hacks Based on Math and Science

The kitchen is a great place to apply the principles you learned in school in real life. Ever wonder how you can keep a day-old cake from drying out? …

20 Grab-and-Go Recipes For the Busiest of Mornings

When you're busy, portable breakfasts make all the difference, and there are so many options that'll get your day off to the right start. Here are 20 ways to make it possible to eat breakfast every day, from freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits and more recipes that you can make …

Breakfast

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a …

From La La Land to Arrival: Robbie Collin's 10 films to see at the 2016 London Film Festival

If the movies are dead, someone should really tell the London Film Festival. This year’s programme – a trove of 245 features and 144 shorts, with future awards-season favourites clinking against cult curios and secret gems – reveals a cinema culture that isn’t merely ticking over, but glowing with …

Filmmaking

The 5 Most Important Characteristics of Great Teams

Building a team that exceeds expectations every time is easy when you follow this formula. Don't leave your team results to chance!<p><b>"Talent wins games but teamwork wins championships." ~Michael Jordan.</b><p>In all aspects of our life, teamwork plays a vital role. Whether we're on a field or in the …

Self-awareness

8 Things We've Learned About Happiness In The Past Decade

We're living in a golden age of happiness -- the scientific study of happiness, at least.<p>The field of positive psychology has exploded in growth …

Happiness

5 Pioneering Scientists Who Were Spiritual Mystics

To excel in science and academia and become a person of significance in those areas requires thorough knowledge of the subject you’re studying. …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

6 things NOT to do in Thailand

There are good green practices and poor green practices when you’re a traveller, and each country comes with their own set of eco-rules. Here’s what …

Chiang Mai

An Illustrated Celebration of Trailblazing Women in Science

Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Mae Jemison, and more pioneers who conquered curiosity against tremendous cultural odds.<p>When pioneering scientist Vera Rubin was a little girl in the 1930s, she longed to be an astronomer but had never met a sole person of that vocation in real life. Decades …

7 science-backed reasons you should make art, even if you're bad at it

We've been making it for about as long as we've been called humans, and few would argue against its value as culturally enriching as well as emotionally and often intellectually rewarding. Making art for art's sake is plenty.<p>Yet as scientific research has shown, our minds seem built to enjoy and …

Creativity

CodeGirl And Inspiring Advice From Top Entrepreneurs (Who Happen to be Women)

Katherine Barr and CodeGirl explore the tipping points that have set successful women in tech + entrepreneurship on their paths.<p>The statistics are dismal: 74% of high school girls show an interest in STEM subjects, but only 4% of college girls choose to major in science, technology, engineering or …

Entrepreneurship

Travel Protocol: Top 8 Tips for Packing the Perfect Suitcase

Unpacking your suitcase after arriving should be seamless as you find your favorite shoes and lucky socks. Packing efficiently saves space, time, and ensures no necessary belongings are left behind.<p>Like any art form--preparation and thought go into a well packed bag. If you are or will be a …

Backpacking

The Best Of Zion National Park

<i>Zion National Park at sunrise. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>In the 1860s, Mormon pioneers settled in what is now known as Zion National Park in southern Utah. When they arrived they thought it to be so beautiful, holy with its towering natural cathedrals made of rock, that they called it Zion, a nod …

National Parks

The Four Pairs of Shoes I Need To Travel Around The World (And Other Things I Learned During My Year On The Road)

As I prepare to get back into the real world, I'm taking stock of everything I've learned in the last year and a half since our journey around the globe began. Twelve of those months were spent traveling across 26 countries on six continents; the rest of the time has been dedicated to …

Top 10 picture books with self-help messages

The world can be a stressful and complex place. Here are 10 picture books that may help to make sense of it for young children - and perhaps their parents too<p>I believe that you can find the solution to any problem if you look hard enough and sometimes, those solutions can be found in a really great …

Books

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

The best movies of 2016

The unseen significance of whales

Changing Planet<p>Co-authored by Jessica Perelman<p><i>Jessica is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in biological sciences. She will be attending veterinary school next year and plans to pursue a career in wildlife and conservation veterinary medicine.</i><p>When the …

Top Reasons Why India is Calling You

"There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won't go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated …

India

10 facts about black holes

One contender for the smallest thing in the universe is the singularity at the center of a black hole. (Shown here, an artist's drawing of a black hole pulling gas away from a companion star.)NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet<p>Black holes are the only objects in the universe that …

Black Holes

Sheryl Sandberg Gives an Emotional Speech About Her Husband's Death at Berkeley Graduation

"Dave's death changed me in very profound ways. I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss. But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again."<p>On Saturday, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer …

26 of the most powerful female engineers in 2016

Humanity's engineering feats are pretty astounding when you take a minute to think about them, and as February 21 to 27 is National Engineer's Week, it's a good time to ponder these wonders.<p>Sadly, though, engineering has historically been an inhospitable profession for women. The industry is trying …

Red Hat

The Best Music to Listen to For Optimal Productivity, According to Science

Get in the zone.<p>Oftentimes we have innumerable distractions at work competing for our attention. Luckily, music can help put us back on a more …