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Primary school principal CANCELS homework in letter to parents - and suggests amazing alternatives to maths and literacy

A primary school head teacher has cancelled written homework so that children have more time to to go outside and play.<p>Principal James Richardson, at …

Education

Should Students Take Notes on a Computer?

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for instructors to include notes regarding laptop and internet use in their course syllabi. Many instructors ban the use …

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Pedagogy

Donald Trump Pledges to Rip Up Paris Climate Agreement in Energy Speech

In a rare prepared speech, Donald Trump outlined his energy policy in Bismarck, North Dakota.<p>Trump is known for bucking conservative orthodoxy but, on Thursday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee largely hewed to the typical Republican line. Reading from a teleprompter, Trump called …

Climate

3 Connected to San Bernardino Shooter Arrested

Three people with links to one of the San Bernardino attackers were arrested Thursday in a marriage fraud conspiracy, federal officials said.<p>The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that those arrested include the older brother and sister-in-law of shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. The third person arrested is …

Tinker Crate will have your kids bolting to the mailbox for monthly tech projects

Let’s talk about DIY kits for kids! Ever since my nephew celebrated his fourth birthday, I’ve been buying him DIY kits. Robot kits. Science project …

10 silly things you're doing that make you less likable

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your …

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CERN Just Dropped 300 Terabytes of Raw Collider Data to the Internet

Yesterday, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) dropped a staggering amount of raw data from the Large Hadron Collider on the …

20 words William Shakespeare used completely differently to you

Shakespeare’s complete works (38 plays, 154 sonnets, and five full-length narrative poems, in case you're wondering) contain a total of 31,534 different words, roughly half of which he only used once, and just over 1,500 of which (around 1 in every 20) had seemingly never been used in written …

6 takeaways from the Republican presidential debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump finally took some punches, Carly Fiorina grabbed control, Jeb Bush woke up and Marco Rubio and Chris Christie elbowed their way into the fray on a crowded stage. Everyone else just tried to crash the party.<p>The CNN Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on …

Government

Proverbs 11:24-25 CEB; Those who give generously receive more, but those who are stingy with what is appropriate will grow needy. Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

Those who give generously receive more, but those who are stingy with what is appropriate will grow needy. Generous persons will prosper; those who …

July 2012

12 Common Home Repairs That YOU Can Do

Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro.<p>Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro. In her new book, <i>DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It-Yourself Projects</i>, Sarah Berry provides a step-by-step home improvement guide so you can do it on your own. We've rounded up 12 solutions to your most common household …

Quick and Easy Home Renovations on a Budget

With a few architectural and decorative changes, this dated house is turned into a welcoming country cottage.<p>With a few architectural and decorative …

Stage like a Pro: 3 Ways to set your home up to sell

<b>Selling your home is all about grabbing the attention of home Buyers.</b><p>How can you grab the attention of a home Buyer, you ask? There are a number of …

7 Home Improvement Projects That Are a Safe Bet for 2015

If you have a small budget to spend on home improvement projects this year, you’ll want to make sure you use it wisely, especially if you plan to put …

A SMART choice: DRIcore SMARTWALL #DRIcorespondents #1h1fBuild - 1 Heart, 1 Family

This past week in my household has been a whirlwind of activity; my DH, my Dad and I (with the help of DRIcore) have decided to tackle the basement …

Has Marketing Changed?

Has marketing changed so much that we need to start and learn everything from scratch?<p>I’m going to get straight to the point here with an unequivocal …

Replacing Drafty Windows | Replacement Window Reviews - Consumer Reports

You’ll want to think about the window type and where you’re placing them. Casement windows are hinged on one side, like a door, and a crank lets you …

Home Improvement

Low-Cost Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are several low-cost kitchen remodeling ideas.Paint<i>Via Modernize</i>A fresh coat of paint can go …

Home Improvement

The 10 Home Improvement Projects with the Highest Return on Investment

Some home improvements cost more than they're worth, while others can increase your home's value. This list showcases the ten renovation projects …

Home Improvement

Hardscaping 101: Steel Factory-Style Windows and Doors

Last week Michelle inspired us with 11 Facades with Factory Windows. The aesthetic harkens back to the greenhouses, factories, and warehouses of the …

Articles about 6 space savvy san francisco renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has...<p>Persistence paid off for this California couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.<p>If you've ever embarked on a renovation in …

5 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!)<p>But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the …

Home Improvement

How Cards Are Quietly Transforming The Web

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Robert Fan is the co-founder and CTO of Sharethrough.</i><p>Nearly three hours a day. That’s the average amount of time you and I spent on our phones every day in 2014. Our dependency on mobile devices for information has forced the design of the web to change. Netizens have come to expect …

Apps

Dressgate: the science of why THAT blue dress looks white

It has divided a nation. How can a blue and black dress look white to some people? Science has the answer<p>Not since the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out wearing her Sarah Burton designed wedding outfit has social media been <b>so obsessed with one dress</b>.<p>Is this Roman Originals bodycon shift white or …

5 Free WordPress Alternatives That Focus on Your Writing

There’s a reason why WordPress is arguably the most popular and used blogging platform. Its user-friendly features and wealth of plugins allow you to …