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14 Agility Drills For People Over 40

Feel like an athlete again with moves that build speed, reaction time, and conditioning.<p>Basketball isn’t just a “young man’s game.” Neither is ice hockey, tennis, touch football, or martial arts. In fact, there’s no sport or leisure activity you should have to give up completely just because you’re …

Exercise

Infographic: The best words to grab audience attention online

Content might be king, but a well-written headline can be the crown jewel of your online marketing.<p>Whether you are posting industry insights on your …

Marketing

Common words that came from the Vikings

Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it.<p>However, the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced …

Public Relations

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for …

Education Technology

13 Morons Who Will Make You Feel Like the Smartest Person Alive

If you've ever wanted to feel like the next Nikola Tesla, then you've come to the right place. These people won't just make you feel smart, they'll …

Polio

The Difference Between Dependent and Independent Clauses

Grammar teachers will sometimes talk about dependent clauses and independent clauses. What’s the difference between them? On what is a clause …

Vocabulary

If You're Starbucks-Obsessed but Watching Your Calories, You Need to See This Infographic

For your caffeine needs, Starbucks always has your back, but grabbing a Starbucks or two doesn't always mean the same thing. This infographic posted by Graeme Tomlinson, known on Instagram by his 109K followers as thefitnesschef_, is an eye-opening visual to bring awareness to the calorie counts of …

Coffee

Google Tracks You Even If Location History's Off. Here's How to Stop It

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were …

Privacy

The 100 best science fiction movies of all time, according to critics

1/<p>100. "Movement and Location" (2015)<p>Brooklyn Film<p><b>Critic score:</b> 74/100<p><b>User score:</b> 8.6/10<p><b>What critics said:</b> "Despite its sci-fi hook, 'Movement and …

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The 6 Harsh Truths About Children and Masturbation Parents Need to Face

Children will touch themselves. Self exploration and even masturbation is a normal part of growing up. The only thing parents should control is their …

Parenting

Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise to sculpt your glutes

WHAT TO DO<p>To sculpt your glutes and tone up your behind, try ‘lying clams’, says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).<p>Lie …

Exercise

Take a Mental Vacation With These Enchanting Magical Realism Books

Magical realism is one of the most unique forms of narrative fiction. It also happens to be one of the easiest genres to fall in love with. Weaving …

Books

27 Things That'll Restore An Ounce Or Two Of Your Faith In The World

Not everything is bad.

10 editing issues your grammar checker might be missing

Grammar checkers in word processing programs can help you catch glaring spelling errors, but you might be missing subtler—yet crucial—editing faux …

Creative Writing

Am I The Only Teacher Who Didn’t Know About “BookTubers”?

The New York Times today has a very lengthy article headlined Meet the YouTube Stars Turning Viewers Into Readers.<p>It’s about an apparently huge …

High School

Infographic: Storytelling tips to capture readers’ hearts

Not much has changed since childhood; compelling narratives are still captivating.<p>Whether it was listening to your parents read bedtime stories, …

Branding

The Book Everyone in the Netherlands Is Talking About Is Finally Coming to the U.S.

AMSTERDAM — Astrid Holleeder is a household name here in the Netherlands. If you’ve never heard of her, that’s about to change.<p>Ms. Holleeder’s memoir, “Judas: How a Sister’s Testimony Brought Down a Criminal Mastermind,” will be released in the United States and Britain this month. It tells the …

Books

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight (ITF), an offshoot of Imperial College London, have been working to bring to life nebulous and intangible technological advances in a way you've never seen before.<p>They have created a table of disruptive tech, taking inspiration from the periodic table of …

Imperial College London

This keyboard shortcut will revolutionize copy and paste on your Mac

Did you ever copy some text from a Word document, or from the web, and paste it into an email, only to have the pasted text keep its stupid 24-point Comic Sans formatting? Maybe you had to select everything, then start futzing with the Mac’s font panel to get the new text to match.<p>The way to fix …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Six media giants control 90 percent of the content we consume (infographic)

Are you in to independent films? You probably enjoy the Focus Features studio, which prides itself on its indie credentials. Focus Features is owned …

Media Industry

Kristen Bell's Trick to Get Her Kids to Talk About Their Day Is So Simple, You'll Be Mad You Didn't Think of It

One of the most frustrating aspects of sending kids off to school for parents isn't making sure their lunches are made or getting them to the school bus on time. It's the realization that, at the end of the school day, they are going to ask their child how their day was . . . and get silence (or, …

Kristen Bell

Graphic novels are novels. Five any literate person should read

Following the announcement that Nick Drnaso’s <i>Sabrina</i> is the first graphic novel ever to be longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Joanne Harris (the author of Chocolat) tweeted #TenThingsAboutGraphicNovels and stated simply: “graphic novels are novels.”<p>Once upon a time, graphic novels may have been …

Graphic Novels

24 Funny One-Liners to Tell at Parties

These corny jokes are guaranteed to get the crowd laughing with – or at – you<p>Most of us aren't stand-up comedians, and we don't walk around with a …

Jokes

Simon Stålenhag's hauntingly beautiful retro sci-fi art

<b>(CNN) —</b> Simon Stålenhag's paintings are a strange, irresistible mix of mundane scenes from the Swedish countryside and haunting scenarios involving abandoned robots, mysterious machinery and even dinosaurs.<p>They are the product of his childhood memories -- growing up in suburban Stockholm and …

Blade Runner

10 Excellent New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts You Need to Check Out

Sometimes, you’ve got the bandwidth for watching the extended cut of a superhero movie plus all its special features, or binge-watching an entire TV …

Science Fiction

“Crio” Is Going To Become A Favorite Online Tool Of Many Teachers

I have previously blogged about SAS Curriculum Pathways many times (forty times, in fact).<p>I use it in all my classes and, particularly, in my Social …

Education Technology

The Almost Unbelievable Power of Your Belief Systems

Follow this visualization guide to achieve absolute clarity in your goals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was horsing around with my dog the other day -- <i>I promise this is an article on entrepreneurship --</i> when something extraordinary happened.<p>We’d been playing …

Motivation

Getting the most from OneNote, part I: A hidden Office gem

The more information you put into OneNote the more useful it is. You can tag, flag, recognize, record and search just about anything.<p>Microsoft's …

Software

Tsundoku: The art of buying books and never reading them

<b>Do you have a habit of picking up books that you never quite get around to reading?</b><p>If this sounds like you, you might be unwittingly engaging in tsundoku - a Japanese term used to describe a person who owns a lot of unread literature.<p>How many books is too many books for a tsundoku-like pile? …

Books