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The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, that's what more than two dozen high-achieving executives say. Here are the daily habits they …

Time Management

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

Everything you know about the Gospel of Paul is likely wrong

This past year, I burdened the English-speaking world with my very own translation of the New Testament – a project that I undertook at the behest of …

Theology

The Japanese de-cluttering method that will still keep your home cozy

These days, the internet seems to be overflowing with organization and decluttering advice. But if you’re not into near-sterile minimalism, much of …

Design

A Brutal 500-Page Math Proof Even Experts Can't Understand Is About to Be Published

WTF?<p>His name is Shinichi Mochizuki, and depending on how fluent you are in the fringes of number theory, he's either a peerless mathematical …

Mathematics

Former guard at Nazi camp is the last remaining war collaborator ordered out of the United States. Authorities want him gone before he dies.

NEW YORK — The last surviving Nazi collaborator ordered to leave American soil lives in a redbrick Queens rowhouse on a bustling stretch of 89th Street, just around the corner from a Chipotle with a distant view of the Manhattan skyline.<p>It has been 14 years since a federal court in New York …

World History

Mathematicians Awarded $3 Million for Cracking Century-Old Problem

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 3:15 a.m. E.T. on Monday, Dec. 11</i><p>Two mathematicians have each earned the (massive but countable) sum of $3 …

A personal trainer reveals the 'most effective method of intermittent fasting' — here's how to get started

Intermittent fasting is changing the way people eat. But there are so many different ways to fast these days, is one method better than all the rest? Personal trainer and health coach, Max Lowery says, cutting your eating down to just 2 meals a day is the best way to tackle fasting head-on. He also …

Fitness

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

China's 'Unhackable' Quantum Satellite Has Sent Its First Message

This is going to make your brain hurt.<p>China has successfully shown that its experimental ‘quantum satellite’ can send an encrypted message over …

Quantum Mechanics

The summer solstice is upon us: 7 things to know about the longest day of the year

Why do we have a summer solstice, anyway?<p>The summer solstice is upon us: June 20th and the 21st will be the longest days of 2017 for anyone living north of the equator. If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the solstice is still pretty neat.<p>Technically …

Astronomy