Robyn Loucks

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Learning how to study is key to your child’s revision plan

The Easter holidays are upon us: a break full of joy and chocolate for younger children, but for those old enough to be concerned about important exams, a time of revision, and more revision. Candidates for GCSEs, AS-levels and A-levels, and their parents, will spend the next few weeks either …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

The system is just this rigged: Dark money, Citizens United and the secret story of how big money stole our democracy

Congressmen beg for bucks. Super PACs run the show. Dark money flows into state legislatures. This is why we’re mad<p><b>D.C.’s Sweatshops</b><p>Not too far from the Capitol Hill townhouses are the call centers that both Democrats and Republicans use to dial for dollars. Endlessly.<p>This is how Senator Dick …

Classic chocolate microwave mug cake recipe

Classic chocolate cake is everyone’s guilty pleasure. The good thing about this one is that you can make it in less than three minutes in a microwave.<p>Mug cakes simply involve mixing ingredients in a mug, popping it into the microwave and then watching a perfectly risen cake come out in under three …

Dessert

Pets in Ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians kept animals as pets ranging from domesticated dogs and cats to baboons, monkeys, fish, gazelles, birds (especially falcons), …

Ancient History

Tim Cook, Meet Aaron Burr: Why The Encryption Fight Is As Old As The Constitution

Midway through its latest brief arguing why Apple needs to unlock the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, the U.S. Justice Dept. cites a surprising case: <i>U.S. v. Burr</i>, the 1807 prosecution of Aaron Burr for treason.<p>According to the lawyers at Justice, none other than Chief Justice …

Privacy

How to bring an old laptop back to life for free

Team Clark is adamant that we will never write content influenced by or paid for by an advertiser. To support our work, we do make money from some …

In the Apple encryption fight, the FBI is now on China's side

As Apple filed its defense against the government on Monday, FBI Director James Comey was in Beijing, meeting with the head of China's surveillance state. According to state media reports, Comey and Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun discussed ways to "deepen law enforcement and security …

The Major Problem With "Make America Great Again"

For many, many Americans, this country has never been better than it is today.<p>Donald Trump vows to "Make America Great Again," and on Tuesday, a good chunk of the Republican electorate implored him to do just that by handing him victories in Illinois, Florida, and North Carolina. If elected, Trump …

Republican Party

Almost half of private psychiatrists don’t accept insurance. People die as a result. - Vox

Pat Milam has all the befuddled anger of a parent who has buried his child. I can hear the confusion in his voice, like a man losing his grip on what the world is supposed to be like.<p>More on mental health<p>9 things I wish people understood about anxiety<p>Grief is powerful. Here are 6 lessons survivors …

Beat the Devil: 5 Fantasy Novels Featuring the Prince of Darkness

For as long as we can remember, stories have wrestled with the idea of the Devil, a personage embodying of all our worst aspects. In fiction, Old …

Books

The payback candidate: Trump’s campaign is for conservatives seeking revenge on everyone they think disrespects them

Trump’s running to get revenge on everyone who laughed at him, and that’s why his supporters identify with him<p>Over the weekend, Maggie Haberman and Alexander Burns published a fascinating story in the New York Times about how much of Donald Trump's presidential bid is rooted in his desire to be …

4-Ingredient Salted Peanut Protein Balls — Just 60 Calories!

Crunchy on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. We apologize, but you probably won't be able to stop reaching for these salted peanut protein balls.<p>It's OK, because at just 61 calories per ball, these treats make a great snack before or after a workout. Each ball offers 2.4 grams of protein …

Chocolate-Covered Espresso Bean Recipe

A melt-in-your-mouth treat with a roasty crunch<p>These delicious little treats are perfect as an after-meal snack, a midday perk, or a homemade …