Andy Morrison

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How a Lincoln High teacher gets all his students to pass the AP Calculus exam

Yom, as the students call their Lincoln High calculus teacher, is at the blackboard with marker in hand.<p>He can't be stopped.<p>Left to right he works, light on his feet, flicking out triangles, stacking towers of numbers, turning Room 754 into a gallery of cave art.<p>And here's the really impressive …

Here's the emotional intelligence quiz ING uses on its financial markets staff – would you pass?

The division has around 350 salespeople that deal financial products to clients looking to hedge their bets around the world.<p>It's now two years into a programme to improve staff emotional intelligence to rid fear and self-interest from the institutional mindset.<p>The new mindset is working.<p>In a …

Emotional Intelligence

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

War

Microsoft's newest app makes it easier to use Android

Arrow replaces the default launcher on Android phones and tablets, allowing Microsoft to put its own stamp, like customizing Bing wallpaper, on a device.<p>"Arrow, a Microsoft Garage project, is the simple, personal launcher for Android that offers a radical simplification of the Android experience," …

Android Phones

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Non-violence

Royals outlast Mets in World Series Game 1: 13 Things to know

The Royals outlasted the Mets in 14 innings to win Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday. Here are 13 things to know about Kansas City's 5-4 win.<p>Tuesday …

Senate Approves Cybersecurity Bill: What You Need To Know

The latest clash in the cybersecurity vs. privacy debate played itself out in Congress on Tuesday when the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. Supporters say the bill, approved 74-21, will help stop hackers by getting companies that have been breached to share information about …

Cybersecurity

Lasers may ease pain for 'napalm girl' in AP photograph

More than 40 years later she can hide the scars beneath long sleeves, but a single tear down her otherwise radiant face betrays the pain she has endured since that errant napalm strike in 1972.<p>Now she has a new chance to heal — a prospect she once thought possible only in a life after death.<p>"So …

Vietnam

Google Opinion Rewards - Apps on Google Play

Answer quick surveys and earn Google Play credit with Google Opinion Rewards, an app created by the Google Surveys team.<p>Getting started is easy. …

No, C Train Riders, You Are Not Getting New Subway Cars

No, it's not a heat-induced hallucination: that really is a newer model C train rumbling down the tracks. But it's part of an annual summer subway switcheroo.<p>Here's how it works. Most months of the year, R32s ply the C line. Built in 1964, they're the oldest cars in the city's subway fleet. While …

The Secret To Sounding Smart? Using Simple Language

Put down the thesaurus: Using big words actually makes you appear less capable.<p>It might sound counterintuitive, but using four-syllable textbook words to demonstrate your smarts will actually make you appear less capable.<p>“So often, our intuitions about what will impress others are wrong,” says …

3 Spiritual Practices for Anxiety-Packed Moments

Modern life brings more stress than ever, and a natural reaction to stress is anxiety. It's a multidimensional response that originates, physically …

Dad Writes Insane Late Notes for His Kids, Wins Internet

Nothing like public humiliation to set a 10-year-old straight.<p>Seth King, father of five from Salt Lake City, Utah, got fed up with how often his kids were late to school. Whether it was because the young ones slept in too late or because they took too long to get dressed, King wanted to teach his …

This 17-year-old makes thousands of dollars a month running his own Disney website

Doyle is the San Francisco-based founder and head writer at the website Disney Dose where he covers content to "educate the Disney enthusiast." The website has over 2,500 Twitter followers, nearly 6,000 Facebook fans, and a weekly newsletter that over 6,000 people subscribe to.<p>Doyle may be young, …

Walt Disney Company

Men's Crew

Photographers storm out of Tom Brady event: 'He's not George Clooney'

Following the New England Patriots' 30-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Tom Brady made a pit stop in New York. Surprisingly, it wasn't to scout the New York Jets a week early. Instead, he was the star of a TAG Heuer event to launch a $5,450 watch on Tuesday night. Sadly, it didn't go as …

The most stressful job? Waitressing, say scientists

Menial jobs like waitressing are far more stressful than professions like medicine or architecture, says scientists, as they warn of stroke risk<p>Ask anyone to name the most stressful professions and they might guess neurosurgeon, bomb diffuser, miner or even stockbroker.<p>But a new study suggests that …

Getting Ready to Move to Mars

Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.<p>One day, when earth is destroyed by war or rising seas or a wayward asteroid, humanity will be extinguished—and along with it reality television, baseball stadiums, and thousands of recipes for guacamole, with and without …

Space Exploration

This tiny engineering school is one of the hardest colleges to get into in America

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts, was No. 14 on the list.<p>The academic-review site Niche.com ranked the hardest-to-get-into colleges based on acceptance rates and SAT and ACT scores — with acceptance rates receiving a weighted average of 60% and ACT and SAT scores …

College & University

Awesome DIY Halloween Ideas on Flipboard

It’s October already and if you haven’t decided on a Halloween costume yet, don’t fret! With Flipboard, you have tons of awesome DIY Halloween ideas at your fingertips. When someone asks where you got your costume, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of saying, “I made it myself.”<p>Here’s the …

The US cities that will stay above sea level after global warming—and those that will disappear

We’ve all heard doomsday predictions about what global warming means for coastal US cities. And now a new, interactive map from nonprofit climate science publication Climate Central illustrates precisely how American cities will fare under the best and worst possible climate futures—and which ones …

Climate Change

The 10 cushiest first class plane cabins in the world

Flying might consist of long hours, but that doesn't mean it has to be a miserable experience.<p>AirlineRatings.com rates airlines on everything from the level of comfort they provide to passengers to how safe their carriers are, and they recently ranked the top ten airlines with the best first class …

In-flight Entertainment

Music labels sue Aurous filesharing app for 'copyright theft on a massive scale'

Software’s developer claims it’s a player for music from legal sources, but industry body RIAA says it’s sourcing songs from piracy sites<p>Major music labels are suing filesharing application Aurous for “willful and egregious copyright infringement” just days after its earliest alpha version launched.<p>…

Sony Music

OnePlus X phone to be unveiled on October 29th

OnePlus might be struggling to get its second phone into people's hands, but that hasn't stopped it from pressing ahead with another handset launch. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei had already confirmed that a third phone is on the way, but now we have a date for the grand unveiling: October 29th. A …

Apple faces $862 million fine for infringing university’s patent

Apple may face $862 million in damages for allegedly infringing on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent-licensing wing, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.<p>The Apple technologies that take advantage of said patent for increased processor efficiency? None other than …

iPhone

Donald Trump: Bernie Sanders made 'big mistake' on Hillary Clinton emails

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders made a "big mistake" by giving Hillary Clinton cover not to discuss her emails, Donald Trump said the morning after the first Democratic presidential debate.<p>"You have an FBI investigation on the emails and he just let her off," the billionaire businessman and …

Donald Trump

Islamic State battles insurgents as Syria army prepares assault

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants battled rival insurgent groups on Wednesday north of the city of Aleppo, where officials say the Syrian army is preparing an offensive of its own backed by Iranian soldiers and Russian jets.<p>Smoke rises after what activists said were air strikes carried out …

Middle East

The Peshawar women fighting the Taliban: 'We cannot trust anyone'

The work of the remarkable women known as Aware Girls to counter the extremism of the Taliban would be dangerous even if they weren’t based in Peshawar, a city that feels as if it’s under siege<p>In a hotel room in Peshawar, in secret, Gulalai Ismail is giving a lecture to a group of men and women on …

Pakistan