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15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

<b>10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little …

How to Raise a Museum-Loving Kid

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Something strange happens to us when we become parents: we forget how boring “adult thinking” can be.<p>When I was a kid, the idea of spending hours at a museum or art gallery was enough for me to tighten my fluorescent Madonna-esque head tie and demand that someone “gag me …

How liberals and conservatives raise their kids differently

By Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>Here's a fascinating chart from the Pew Research Center that sheds some light on why education policy can be such a polarizing topic. Liberals and conservatives prioritize very different values when it comes to educating their kids: Liberals are much more likely to …

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators

The psychological origins of waiting (... and waiting, and waiting) to work<p>Like most writers, I am an inveterate procrastinator. In the course of writing this one article, I have checked my e-mail approximately 3,000 times, made and discarded multiple grocery lists, conducted a lengthy Twitter …

Militarization of the Police, Fargo Edition

We thought North Dakota was too sensible for this.<p>The stormtrooper look by law enforcement in Missouri has usefully brought into focus the long-term trend of police forces morphing into military units. For previous installments and a reading list, see here and here.<p>Today's photo, courtesy of …

Watch how the centers of Western culture migrated over 2,000 years

If you want to map cultural hubs throughout time, you can track where history’s most notable figures—like Leonardo da Vinci, Jane Austen, and Steve Jobs—were born and died. That was the thinking of Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor for art and technology at the University of Texas at …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Why American Mothers Have Less Leisure Time And Find Ourselves Overwhelmed And Exhausted

Did you know that Danish mothers have, on average, one and a half hours of leisure time every day that is spent in "pure" or child-free time to themselves? American mothers, in contrast, have about thirty-six minutes a day to themselves.<p>I learned of these powerful statistics when I recently had the …

Julia London

Why I’d Rather Be Called a Black American Than an African-American

One of the first times I recall being asked the question “Where are you from?” was also one of the first times I realized that being black wasn’t a …

The Tragic Futility of World War I

A century on, we're still paying the price.<p>If you find human behavior discouraging today, consider what happened a century ago. A Martian might have gazed down upon Europe in 1914 and seen a peaceful, prosperous continent with a shared culture. Pretty much everyone had enough to eat. The English …

The Mind Unleashed

What's the Most Important Element of a Good Story?

At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of writers, journalists, and producers to explain what makes a story great. According to <i>House of Cards</i> showrunner Beau Willimon, the answer is a simple one: "The most important element in a good story is conflict. It's seeing two opposing forces …

Journalism

These Verbal Tics Show the World You’re Insecure

Insecurity, like blood, will out. It makes us feel so vulnerable and exposed that we eventually expose ourselves and become vulnerable. Like a …

Ed Tech Promoters Need to Realize We’re Not All Autodidacts

When Bill Gates was still a teenager, he would sneak out of his family’s house before dawn and ride his bike to a building on the campus of the …

The Details About the CIA's Deal With Amazon

A $600 million computing cloud built by an outside company is a "radical departure" for the risk-averse intelligence community.<p>The intelligence community is about to get the equivalent of an adrenaline shot to the chest. This summer, a $600 million computing cloud developed by Amazon Web Services …

Study Finds High School Students Retain Only One-Third Of Obsolete Curriculum Over Summer

WASHINGTON—A study released Monday by the Department of Education found that the majority of U.S. high school students struggle to retain obsolete …

Gym workouts and sunbathing do more for your brain than crosswords and Mozart

Doing puzzles and listening to classical music might improve your concentration momentarily, but they don’t actually make you any smarter. That is, they don’t improve your long-term brain function, according to The Economist’s interview of Nicholas Spitzer, a professor of neuroscience at the …

The Brain

How not to say the wrong thing

When Susan had breast cancer, we heard a lot of lame remarks, but our favorite came from one of Susan's colleagues. She wanted, she needed, to visit Susan after the surgery, but Susan didn't feel like having visitors, and she said so. Her colleague's response? "This isn't just about you."<p>"It's …

Instagram Reveals the Not-So-Secret Lives of the Rich and Powerful

March 13, 2014<p>Share<p>Instagram has been proving that it’s not just about sharing sepia-toned photos of your breakfast. With over 75 million active …

Meet Executive Order 12333: The Reagan rule that lets the NSA spy on Americans

By John Napier Tye<p><i>John Napier Tye served as section chief for Internet freedom in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from January 2011 to April 2014. He is now a legal director of Avaaz, a global advocacy organization.</i><p>In March I received a call from the White House …

George Lucas's Art Museum: His Best Idea Since Star Wars

His planned tribute to narrative art has been called a vanity project, but compared to his 20th-century museum-founding predecessors, he's a champion for the masses.<p>An art museum is supposed to spark discussion about the artists whose works are collected inside—not about the person whose name is on …

Nerdcore comedy

Performer and web toymaker Ze Frank delivers a hilarious nerdcore standup routine, then tells us what he's seriously passionate about: helping people …

We're Already Designing Babies

Even today, parents are selecting for the traits they want in their offspring. But how far should the genetic tailoring go?<p>ASPEN, Colo.—A new type of in-vitro fertilization procedure allows doctors to transfer the mitochondrial DNA from one woman into the egg of another, effectively creating a baby …

Facebook’s Unethical Experiment Manipulated Users’ Emotions

Facebook has been experimenting on us. A new paper in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>reveals that Facebook intentionally …

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Je suis maman et je m'éclate

10 Signs You’re Working Too Hard – And How to Stop

The signs of stress are easy to spot. It’s the solutions that can be hard to come by.<p>If you’ve stopped exercising, can’t sleep and are eating poorly, …