Veronica Teller

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Is it better to get 30 minutes of exercise or 30 minutes of extra sleep?

Here's a simple quality-of-life question: If you had 30 minutes of extra unexpected free time in your day, would you use it for sleep or exercise?<p>I asked this last week to friends and colleagues, and they all said the same thing: "Who in the hell has these 30 minutes of free time, and are their …

How the rest of the world learns about the American Revolution in school

The American Revolutionary War is an intensely proud moment in history for most Americans (perhaps too proud). It’s taught as a major subject in history classes as early as elementary school, and it’s brought up again and again in different contexts in middle school, high school, and college. Along …

High School

The 10 books teachers want your child to read

When it comes to what teachers think schoolchildren should read, the classics continue to dominate the reading list for primary school children.<p>Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tops a list of must-read novels, selected by 500 teachers for the National Association for the Teaching of …

100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

Small, simple changes can lead to major results.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight is a journey composed of a million healthy choices we make each day. So keep these 100 tips in mind to continue on that healthy path, little by …

The Broke Girl's Guide To Healthy Eating

<i>This article was originally published on April 26, 2016.</i><p>Yes, it's true that health food can be staggeringly expensive — especially if it's something …

Will autocorrect make you too predictable?

Computers can now identify what you will say before you know yourself, and as philosopher Evan Selinger argues, this could subtly shape your conversations without you realising.<p>Do you know what you really want? Right now, there are computers all over the world busily trying to tell you the answer – …

Salvador Dali

Artist Adds Even More Geeky Pop Culture Characters and Objects to Old Thrift Store Paintings

Rochester, New York artist Dave Pollot, whose custom work we have written about in the past, has recently added even more geeky pop culture …

Art

25 Tips For Having More Meaningful Relationships

Someone with 1,000 Facebook friends may think they're a rock star. But, how many of those "friends" would be there to support them when they start a business or go through a personal crisis?<p>I've learned that the more successful you are at relationships with your family, friends and customers; the …