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Why Effective Digital Learning Shouldn’t Disrupt Traditional Teaching Techniques

In my work as a digital learning specialist, I’m charged with helping teachers try new classroom strategies and learn to use the technology tools …

Teaching

How our bodies react when we DON'T have sex revealed

The ways NOT having sex affects the body make grim reading for Brits going through a dry spell.<p>The good news is that statistics show that the average …

Want To Get Lucky With Your Wife Tonight? Do These 10 Little Things

It’s finally here…<p><i>what you’ve been waiting for and longing for,</i> <i>for what seems like an incredibly long time.</i><p>It’s a kid-free night with your …

Kendall Jenner Celebrates Her 22nd Birthday With Her Rumored Boyfriend

Kendall Jenner was surrounded by family, friends, and her rumored boyfriend when she celebrated her 22nd birthday on Thursday, Nov. 2. According to <b>US Weekly</b>, the model and reality star seemed "relaxed" around her beau, basketball player Blake Griffin, all while dancing the night away in West …

5 Tech Predictions for 2017

I’ve been writing a tech predictions column for nearly 30 years now. I study our research and look for trends and information that give me hints of …

Progressive Christian Unapologetics

When it comes to doctrine, we progressive Christians have nothing for which to apologize. We don't believe the old dogma that gets in the way of kindness, inclusion, science, and common sense. No wonder, then, that few of us know much about "apologetics", a major preoccupation of evangelical and …

Incredibly, Sex And Religion Do The Same Thing To Your Brain

Well this was unexpected...<p>Religious and spiritual experiences affect the brain in a very similar way to sex, drugs, music, love and gambling.<p>That’s …

Newcomb's problem divides philosophers. Which side are you on?

Newcomb’s problem has split the world of philosophy into two opposing camps. Two philosophers explain - then take the test yourself<p>UPDATE: Read the poll result here.<p>Two boxes or not two boxes? That is the question.<p>For almost half a century Newcomb’s problem has been one of the most contentious …

Computer Science

Leonard Cohen – he knew things about life, and if you listened you could learn

The great musician was a man who used songwriting as a way of making sense of a bewildering world<p>Full story: Songwriter whose work inspired generations dies at 82 Cohen’s life and career – in pictures<p>Leonard Cohen was always the grownup in the room. He was young once, of course, but the world never …

Literature

A graphic history of sex: ‘There is no gene that drives sexuality. All sexuality is learned’

Changes in sexuality over time have made the modern family what it is. What next? Homa Khaleeli asks the authors of a groundbreaking graphic guide, The Story of Sex<p>Philip Larkin famously announced that sexual intercourse began in 1963 (“Between the end of the ‘Chatterley’ ban / And the Beatles’ …

Domestic Violence

The Bible? Not on my desert island, say majority of Britons

Twice as many over-65s as teenagers would choose to take the book along with their favourite pieces of music and a luxury item if invited on to the Radio 4 show<p>For almost 75 years it has been a reassuring weekly fixture following an unchanged format, part of the fabric of the nation. But the pace …

Books

8 Ways to Use Technology to Engage Students Better

Bethel Church: Pimping Heresy

<i>“That very church which the world likes best is sure to be that which God abhors.” Charles Spurgeon</i>Bethel Church of Redding, California was founded …

Charisma

25 Best Open Source Alternatives For Expensive Applications In 2018

Why we are still fond of <b>expensive applications</b> like Microsoft Windows, Adobe, Autodesk etc. when there are a lot of <b>open source alternatives</b> to …

10 Witty quotes from Saint Jerome

His cranky sense of humor cut to the quick and made him enemies wherever he went<p>September 30 is the feast day of Saint Jerome, priest and Doctor of …

Theology

Why Does Time Go Forward Instead of Backward?

It's a more complicated question than you might think.<p>Why does time go forward and not backwards? This might seem like a simple question, but it's actually really complicated. Physicist Sean Carroll explains in a new video for Minute Physics.<p>Most of the laws of physics, like gravity and quantum …

They Have Faith Their Church Will Change

They are often pro-gay, vote Democrat, and are pro-choice, but their churches aren’t. Can they convince their brethren to change?<p>They're young, …

Faith

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There Are Hundreds of Black Holes in This Strange Cluster of Stars

It was previously thought to be impossible.<p>Astronomers continue to find that black holes, once thought to be rare anomalies in the Universe, can be found just about anywhere. The most recent discovery, detailed in a study published today by the Royal Astronomical Society, provides strong evidence …

School district boots Jesus Christ, prayer and a hymn

Jesus Christ is no longer welcome at a school district in Tipton, Missouri. And neither are prayers or a religious hymn.<p>The Tipton R-VI School District decided to cleanse itself of anything remotely affiliated with Christianity after they were bullied by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They …

Faith

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Smithsonian

How to Make Your Mind Happy, According to Neuroscience

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

5 Methods of Learning That Set Successful People Apart

Want to work smarter? Incorporate these five rules into your daily habits.<p>How do you define success?<p>We all measure prosperity in different ways. But it doesn't really matter what your personal goals are. The key to getting better at anything is summed up in one word:<p>Learning.<p>That's why the most …

Why The Discovery Of The Milky Way's 'Dark Twin' Is Such A Big Deal

Dragonfly 44 could help solve one of nature's biggest mysteries.<p>Astronomers have discovered a vast galaxy made up almost entirely of dark matter, an unexpected find that could bring us one step closer to understanding what the mysterious stuff is all about.<p>Dubbed Dragonfly 44, the collection of …

Universe

The Surprising Reason Why More Americans Aren’t Going To Church

The standard narrative of American religious decline goes something like this: A few hundred years ago, European and American intellectuals began …

The complete guide to switching to Microsoft's Edge browser

Edge is the only browser that supports 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution Netflix playback -- is it time to make the switch?<p>Microsoft Edge still has a way to go before it wins any "browser of the year" awards, but it's a much better browser after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.<p>The improvements include …

Software

Learning Strategies, Not Learning Styles

Too often we put students in boxes and label them with learning styles, when we should be teaching them learning strategies to use when we aren't …

Pedagogy

Hangouts Chrome extension updated with tablet-like UI, enabled by default on Oct 16

Following the announcement of Allo, Google reiterated that Hangouts would remain as an enterprise-focussed messaging solution. To that extent, Hangouts will continue to receive new features, including an updated Chrome extension that introduces a tablet-like UI.<p>Aimed at providing a more consistent …

Apps