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These four easy steps can make you a math whiz

Many people find mathematics daunting. If true, this piece is for you. If not, this piece is still for you.<p>What do you think of when you think about …

How to Use Gamification the Right Way

Five years ago, gamification was the new marketing buzzword. However, as it caught on, its meaning fell off. Companies “gamified” everything for …

Royal Enfield vs Bajaj Dominar 400 - RE Not Worried | MotorBeam - Indian Car Bike News Review Price

Bajaj Auto launched the Dominar 400 to compete with Royal Enfield’s Classic series of bikes but the British brand is not worried.<p>Royal Enfield enjoys …

First Look: 2016 Triumph Bonneville Street Twin

3 Good Websites for Educational Documentaries

October 10, 2015<br>We have recently received a few requests from teachers asking about websites where they can search for and access educational …

Education Technology

A Complete List of Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning

The Internet is rife with free things, especially free stock image sites. However, there are usually three main issues with the free stock image …

eLearning

The ultimate guide: How to become a UX Designer

But a formalized university education certainly doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately, you won’t find a huge selection of formal UX university programs, but you can certainly break into the field with a related degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, graphic design, visual design, UI design, and …

New Species of Human Ancestor Found in Ethiopia

Fossil jaws over three million years old speak to close relative of Lucy<p>More than 3 million years ago, when “Lucy” was roaming the savannah of present-day Ethiopia, she may have encountered other two-legged apes not unlike her own species, <i>Australopithecus afarensis</i>—yet still just a wee bit …

Earth Has A Layer No One Knew About

Just like onions and cartoon ogres<p>Our perspective of Earth tends to be very shallow--literally. Everything we experience, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks, only skims the top of the outermost layer of the Earth, the crust, which is about 4 miles thick under the …

Geoscience

Gamification Techniques: How to Apply Them to E-Learning - E-Learning Heroes

If you’re in the e-learning industry, you’ve heard the term by now: gamification. Sounds fun, right? But there’s a more deliberate aspect to …

eLearning

2015 Instructional Design Trends Compass: Calling IDs to Action

<b>How to Put Instructional Design Trends to Action</b><p>Like most years, 2014 ended with articles about the latest trends in instructional design, …

Education Technology

Self-Directed vs. Self-Determined Learning; What's the Difference?

<b>"We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we</b> …

Rare Picture: Hippo Seen Eating Hippo—and More Cannibals

Though it's rare, animals will eat their own kind when resources are scarce.<p>There’s a new meaning to hungry, hungry hippos: Scientists have documented one of the first instances of cannibalism in the hippopotamus.<p>In 2014, while on safari in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, conservation …

Virtual reality startup aims to create the experience of eating — without the food

Could this possibly be satisfying?<p>What if you were able to be tricked into thinking you're eating delicious things, when you're actually just eating a gelatinous slice of futuristic goo? Kokiri Lab, a company founded by experience designer and researcher Jinsoo An, recently launched Project …

The world's smallest sculptures - in pictures

Jonty Hurwitz, co-founder of Wonga.com, has created nanosculptures of human forms that are invisible to the naked eye and can only be viewed on the screen of a powerful scanning electron microscope

The Truth about How Effectively Squats Work Your Hamstrings

New research reveals that squats may not activate this muscle group as much as trainers say<p>There's a reason squats are hailed as the king of all lower-body moves: They recruit a ton of big, calorie-burning muscles, like your glutes and quadriceps. But they may not give you a <i>complete</i> lower-body …

How to Talk About Beer (Without Sounding Like an Idiot)

But it’s not that simple: These days, lots of guys like talking about beer almost as much as consuming it. Ever imbibe with a brewhead? It can be like watching a blockbuster action flick with a film critic: You just want to sit back and watch stuff blow up, but he can’t stop pointing out all the …

Mental illness and sexual abuse: the shocking link

Violence perpetrated on the mentally ill shows that victim-blaming is nothing more than a cover-up for subhuman behaviour<p>Some years ago, the Mufti of Australia got into hot water when he likened women who failed to wear the hijab to “uncovered meat”, at risk of being devoured by cats. In other …

Don't Ever Get Locked Out of Your House

2. Turn the torque tool parallel to the ground (round end pointed away from the latch) and insert the prongs into the lock. Keep pressure on the torque in the direction you want it to turn. (Locks on the left side of a door open clockwise; locks on the right go counterclockwise.) Leave the torque …

Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions. Images: Caters News Agency

Drop One Belt Size

The workout eliminates all excuses, too. You just need two dumbbells, a few feet of floor space, and a half an hour a few times a week to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Want to give it shot? Combine this routine with a diet consisting of whole foods and lean proteins, and get ready to …

Weekend Challenge: 3-Move Shoulder Scorcher

Bonus: Your core will get an awesome workout the entire time. The situp obviously hammers your abs, but the front raise and plate circle do, too. You have to brace your core to keep steady while the weight shifts around your torso, says Durkin.<p>Here's how the challenge works: Perform 10 front …

Are You Lifting the Right Amount of Weight?

Follow this system to figure out how much iron to hoist for the optimum results<p>The amount of weight you should be lifting depends on the result you want—size, strength, or endurance. However, a good general benchmark is 90 percent of your 1-rep max. At that percentage, the participants in a …

Start the Presses!

<b>Step 2</b><br>Press the weights upward until your arms are completely straight. Slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.<p><b>HOW TO DO IT</b><br>Each minute, do three shoulder presses and rest for whatever time remains. Start with 40 to 50 percent of your body weight (20 to 25 percent in each hand) and …

The Ultimate Total-Body Move

Strengthen your core—and just about every other muscle—with the half Turkish getup<p>The half Turkish getup might fall into the category of "core exercise," but it's far from an isolation move. "It works everything—your shoulders, hips, back, core, arms, and so many other muscles you never even think …

DOS

Scorpius? Here’s your constellation

The Scorpion in the sky and in mythology.<p>Scorpius the Scorpion – the southernmost constellation of the Zodiac – is a major showpiece of the starry …

Oswald T Avery, the unsung hero of genetic science

In 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick changed the face of biology when they discovered the double helix structure of DNA, on the basis of …