Michael Wibbelsman

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3 Old-Time Survival Tricks That Still Can't Be Beat

It’s easy to fall for the lure of new things. A new vehicle has that great smell. A new relationship has everybody on their best behavior. And a new …

Bald eagle caught in hunting trap freed by brothers in heartwarming video

A video showing two Canadian men rescuing a bald eagle from a trap inOntario, Canada, has gone viral in recent days, receiving thousands of views since it was posted on November 24.<p>Brothers Michael and Neil Fletcher were hunting near the town of Dowling, when they came across an eagle caught in a …

37 Alt Rock Songs You Haven’t Thought About Since The Late ‘90s

Once upon a time, these were your anthems.

Music

The 11 best hiking trails in Austin and beyond

Austin is adorned with a host of outdoor gems just beckoning to be explored. Maybe you've always wanted to try hiking, but you weren't sure where to …

Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating new study shows that it’s …

Critical Thinking

The Real Failure of Common Core

The Common Core State Standards were developed in 2009 in an effort to create more rigorous K-12 curriculum standards in math and literacy. To date, 44 states have adopted the standards. But even with such widespread adoption, the Common Core State Standards are among the most hotly contested …

Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 1

The following warning should be affixed atop every computer in America's schools:<p><i>Proceed at your own risk. Don't accept as true what you're about to read. Some of it is fact; some of it is opinion disguised as fact; and the rest is liberal, conservative, or mainstream propaganda. Make sure you know</i> …

Apple is working on a new e-commerce system based on your credit card balance

In a patent application filed today, Apple proposes a new e-commerce system that uses a mobile phone to deliver targeted ads to users based on what they can actually afford. This new patent comes on the heels of another recent in-development project for creating and tracking ads — and the Apple …

The 6 Greatest Adventure Motorcycles You Can Buy Today

Sportbikes are great for high speeds and getting low in turns; dirt bikes are right at home threading through dense wooded trails and slingin’ dirt. …

Mad Max

Government pulls the plug on household solar

Currently, about a third of all CEFC investments involve small-scale solar. The corporation, which has produced more than a $1 profit for the …

Renewable Energy

11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google …

Here Are the 20 Best Sequels of the Last 20 Years

The summer movie season has a fever. And the only prescription is more cowbell sequels.<p>Summer 2015 is no exception, as "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Mad Max: Fury Road," and "Pitch Perfect 2" compete for our hard-earned allowance money. Some of the most notable Part Two's and Three's have come out of …

Sequels

What to Pack for a Day Hike

Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.Planning a day hike can teach you so many skills that you can incorporate into your bug out plans. I have …

Backpacking

9 Questions Every Successful Teacher should Ask

In this excellent graphic, An Ethical Island featured 9 important questions teachers need to reflect upon in order to elevate their teaching to the …

We’re teaching our kids wrong: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates do not have the answers

Our kids worship wealth and celebrities. We’ve lost track of school’s real purpose — exciting the mind<p>Between 1848, when Andrew Carnegie arrived in Pennsylvania, and 1983, when "A Nation at Risk" was published, schools had made a 180-degree turn. No longer a privilege and a respite from work, …

How One South African Entrepreneur Hopes to Make Millions From Maggots

When Jason Drew plunges his hand into a seething mass of three-day old maggots, it is with the contentment of a farmer inspecting his thriving flock. …

Read TIME's Original Review of The Great Gatsby

The main book review in the May 11, 1925, issue of TIME earned several columns of text, with an in-depth analysis of the book’s significance and the …

Literature

Teaching Online Could Be Your Profitable Side Business

What would you do if you had $1,000 in extra income each month? Would you travel more? Buy that extra gadget? Take a more rewarding job?<p>These days, almost anyone can create their own profitable online course. In the past few years, a new set of entrepreneurs have been earning a steady income from …

3 Recent Books For Budding Data Scientists And Business Executives Involved With Big Data Analytics

Now that most of the hype around big data has died down, overtaken by the buzz over the Internet of Things, we are sometimes treated to serious discussions of the state-of-the-art (or science, for that matter) in data analysis. If you are planning a career as a data scientist or you are a business …

Big Data

I Am Sterling Archer, and I Am Here to Improve Your Spring-Travel Plans

The urbane spy answers 20 timely questions about your next vacation.<p><i>As FX's</i> Archer <i>nears the end of its sixth season (the penultimate episode airs tonight) and spring-travel season begins, we brought some pressing questions about vacations, airlines, and outfits to the World's Greatest Spy himself,</i> …

Myrtle Beach

On Hunting...The Killing Part

Any time I need a creative way to cook a creature from the wild, I turn to Hank Shaw’s website honest-food.net for inspiration. He’s a hell of a chef …

Maine Teacher Wins $1 Million Prize, Advises Young People Not to Enter Teaching Because of Common Core and Testing

Nancie Atwell, a teacher of literacy in Maine, won the Varkey Foundation’s $1 million prize as the Global Teacher of the Year. This is like the Nobel …

Teaching

What Motivates A Student's Interest in Reading and Writing

♦ Relatedness. The Pew Research Center found that teens say the most important factor for them to feel motivated to write is using it as a way to …

Travel guide to Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park

PARK DETAILS<p>Sixty-five million years ago, the same immense forces that lifted the Colorado Plateau and shaped so much of the American Southwest …

Will Higher Teacher Salaries Pay Off?

The latest proposal for recruiting and retaining the best teachers involves paying them starting salaries of $125,000 a year and giving them more …

10 Amazing Places to Hike before you Die

For all the hiking lovers out there, here’s a list of some of the most amazing and beautiful places in the world to hike. If you are not a hiker, …

Homework is making our kids miserable: Why the classroom staple is a colossal waste of time

Research suggests it offers little to no benefit to elementary school students. Now parents are a taking a stand<p>We tend to think of homework as a necessary part of learning, a practice that teaches children discipline and keeps them from idleness. Yet a growing body of research reveals an …

Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in North America: Tunnel of Trees Road, Michigan

Tunnel of Trees Road, Michigan<p>The Tunnel of Trees Road is ... not surprisingly ... one of the great forest routes in North America.<p>It's located about …

Top 10

Excellent Free Resources from Google to Teach Kids Coding and Computer Science

February 23, 2015<br>Google Computer Science First is a free program launched by Google in 2013 to help students enhance their computer science education …

Computer Science