Stephanie O'Hara

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10 Indispensable Android Apps for Teachers

May 13, 2015<br>For those of you using Android operated devices in their teaching, these apps are absolutely a must have. We have curated this list from …

Breakfast Cookies

Before I had children, I swore up and down that I'd never be one of those parents kowtowing to the little picky eaters' preferences at mealtimes. And …

Breakfast

Shawn Achor's 6 exercises for happiness

Psychologist and best-selling author Shawn Achor has made a career studying the science of happiness.<p>"Scientifically, happiness is a choice," Achor …

'Stop moaning and focus on the perks,' teachers told

Teachers, stop the whinging and focus on the perks<p>Teachers should stop "mithering" about workload and mental health issues and instead focus on the perks of the job, a head has said.<p>In recent years, teachers have complained about long hours, rising pressures on meeting targets and a workload that …

Labyrinth of tunnels of Turkish ancient underground city revealed

Experts say the network of tunnels in Turkey's Nevşehir province is likely to be the largest and most complex underground city in the world<p>Deep underground in the central Anatolian province of Nevşehir, the contours of an ancient city are taking shape, two years after it was discovered by …

Archaeology

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

Down and dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-Grimm stories destroys our Prince Charming myths

The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there<p>In 2012, readers around the world were intrigued to learn that a researcher in northern Bavaria had discovered hundreds of never-published fairy- and folktales collected by the 19th-century …

A Visionary Electric Piano That Hints at UIs of the Future

Roland Lamb has a great analogy for comparing the piano to other instruments: “Sound on a piano is very pixelated, in separate discrete elements, and …

Ten Mysterious Examples of Rock Art from the Ancient World

Rock paintings and engravings are among the world’s oldest continuously practiced art form and are as diverse as the wide-ranging cultures and …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029 – if they overcome current limitations<p>They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of …

Robotics

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Make 2015 your most organized year ever with these smart upcycled household items

Trying to get your house organized for the new year can cost a pretty penny, what with buying new bins, racks, baskets, etc. But there’s a better way …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Universe

13 Egg Hacks That Will Change the Way You Eat Breakfast

Scrambled, poached, sunny-side up, or fried—there are about a million different ways to eat eggs for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If you're looking for fun ideas to make your cooking and eggs-perimentation even easier, why not try one of these kitchen hacks? My favorite ones are all the wacky ways …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

Nine Quotes from Stoic Philosophers for Happier Days

Philosophy can be practical. Throughout history, some of the world's greatest minds used stoic philosophy to endure high pressure situations and make …

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Photography

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

<b>Leo Tolstoy (Wikimedia)</b><p>Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Irina Paperno<p>January 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “’Who, What Am I?': Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self”<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at …

Literature