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32 Mindblowing Documentaries On Netflix To Binge-Watch On Your Day Off

Just in time for the holidays.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The seven TV shows from 2016 most worth your time (and how to watch them online)

This year may have been a pretty awful for some things, but it was a wonderful and diverse year for television. FX Research estimated that 451 original scripted TV shows aired in the United States in 2016—entirely too many for a normal human bound by linear time to handle.<p>That’s why we’re here to …


13-Year-Old Wins Top Prize: Makes Wind Energy Device That Costs Just $5

A 13-year-old student from Ohio won the top prize at the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Tuesday for developing a …

8 Mistakes That Are Costing You When Traveling to Europe

Like not considering staying in a hostel.<p>A European vacation can do wonders for the soul. Paris, London, Madrid and a thousand more historic cities …

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Massive open-access database on human cultures created - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

TORONTO, ON – An international team of researchers has developed a website at d-place.org to help answer long-standing questions about the forces …

How to beat stress: a complete and relaxing guide

Britain: you're stressed.<p>That, in three words, was the basic message of a wide-ranging Bupa study back in 2013, which looked at the behaviours of …

How Seesaw accidentally became a teacher’s pet at 1/4 of US schools

It began as just another photo sharing startup founded by a Facebook exec. It ended up in 200,000 classrooms from kindergarten to 12th grade in 25,000 schools across 100 countries. All because of one truism: When a student’s audience is the world, they want their work to be good. When their …

Education Technology

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …


10 Things to Remember When You’ve Lost Your Motivation

<i>The biggest and most complex obstacle you’ll ever have to overcome is your mind. If you can overcome that, you can overcome anything.</i>Have you ever …


15 Documentaries You Have To Watch If You Haven't Already

Featuring The Jinx, When the Levees Broke, and What Happened, Miss Simone?

29 Self-Care Tips That Will Help You Survive Parenting

Buckle up. You got this.<p>We also checked in with clinical psychologist Christina Hibbert, Psy.D., founder of the Arizona Postpartum Wellness Coalition, for her advice. Here's what they had to say.<p><i><br>Remember: Everyone's situation is different, and comparing yourself to others is not productive or fair.</i> …

Fascinating Psychological Effects that most of us don't know about

Psychology has been defined in numerous ways as it has grown and changed throughout the history. Here are some interesting different types of …

‘Burps of Death’ in the Bermuda Triangle?

03/15/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>Researchers say methane bubbling to the surface of the ocean could explain the sudden loss of ships in the western North Atlantic. (Guardian)<p>Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to find the …

What lies below: swarm of earthquakes detected beneath Mount St Helens

Scientists suggest volcano is restoring its stores of magma as rate of earthquakes has been ‘steadily increasing’ and reaching nearly 40 located per week<p>A swarm of more than 130 earthquakes has been detected beneath Mount St Helens over the last eight weeks, according to the US Geological …

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Earth - What really happened when the 'dino-killer' asteroid struck

Where armies of trees once stretched skywards, seemingly escaping from the thickets of ferns and shrubs that clawed at their roots, only scorched trunks remain. Instead of the incessant hum of insect chatter blotting out the sound of ponderous giant dinosaurs, only the occasional flurry of wind …

Earth Science

12 everyday stretches to stay flexible and fit at any age

To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for practically everyone.<p>Use these illustrations as your guide and try some of the stretches that'll …


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25 Foods That Make You Instantly Sexier

Ask any cheesemonger: What tastes and smells fantastic to one person may not be enticing to someone else. In other words, what’s “good” and “bad” is …

9 microwave snacks you can cook in a mug


3 Vegetarian Recipes For A Cozy Night In

<b>POTATO AND CARROT GRATINE</b><p>(Serves four to six)<p>1.3 pounds yellow potatoes 7oz carrots<p>4 oz of Emmenthal and grated Parmesan cheese<p>2 eggs<p>13 oz of milk<p>nutmeg<p>butter, salt and pepper<p>Peel the potatoes and carrots and cut into slices, not too thin. Wash them and leave to dry on a towel. In a bowl, beat the …

Vegetarian Food

A shepherd’s pie made for shepherds who prefer lentils over lamb

My favorite thing about making a vegetarian shepherd’s pie has been thinking about that name. Purists know that a traditional shepherd’s pie needs to contain not the usual ground beef, but lamb — because, of course, that’s where the shepherd comes in. Technically, they’ll tell you, if it features …

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NASA is giving away these awesome futuristic posters of the cosmos

What would it be like to tour our solar system and beyond?<p>Check out them out below below.<p>You can download the high-resolution PDFs for free here and print them out.


6 Signs Your Hormones Are Aging Too Fast + The Lifestyle Changes That Can Fix It

Many women assume that there are three major hormonal milestones: that first menstrual period, pregnancy, and then menopause.<p>But there’s actually an …


This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>And just like that, it's December again - a time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the disproportionately long things that …

How does the 'Star Wars' universe measure up to our own — literally?

An astronomer has given <i>Star Wars</i> the scientific treatment.<p>Tom Kerss, astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, is using the real objects in our …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

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The 116 things that can give you cancer – the full list

Rocked by the news that processed meat could be terribly bad for you? Well, chimney sweeping, salted fish and fracking also appear on the list compiled by the International Agency for Research on Cancer<p>After Monday’s bombshell news from the World Health Organisation that bacon, ham and sausages are …