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Be a Better Programmer with these 40 Mathematics Courses

The Ultimate Course and Book list to be an expert in Mathematics and Programming<p>We’re so scared of Mathematics. <b>Why?</b><p>because,<p><b>We Fear What We Don’t</b> …

Mathematics

See Photos of Disneyland When It Opened in 1955

Caption from LIFE. Sleeping Beauty's castle in Fantasyland is overrun by children crossing drawbridge over moat. Inside,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Loomis Dean—The …

Walt Disney Company

Driving Alaska’s Stunning Denali Park Road

<b>Before my arrival in Denali National Park I had tried to fathom how on earth it was going to take seven hours to get to my lodging – Camp Denali,</b> …

National Parks

In a Powerful Open Letter, Tony Parker Shared the Spurs' Extraordinary Secret to Building a Great Team

Few of us respond to feedback the way Tim Duncan does. But all of us should.<p>Any true basketball fan has to appreciate the beauty of the San Antonio Spurs. Not only are the Spurs one of the winningest and most profitable teams in pro sports, they've managed to do it with unrivaled class and …

San Antonio

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

10 useful Gmail settings you’ll wish you knew sooner

More than a billion people use Gmail. That’s about 1 in 7 people on Earth actively using this free email platform in 74 different languages.<p>Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported some third-party developers were collecting data on Gmail users. If you are worried about this practice, I’ve got …

Google

The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

“The idea that we’re always getting better keeps us from seeing those times when we’re getting worse.”<p>One of my favorite writers, Gore Vidal, once described his country asthe United States of Amnesia. “We learn nothing because we remember nothing,” he wrote.<p>Vidal’s point is simple enough: America’s …

Black History

Every cover of MAD, from 1952 to the present

It's fascinating to see how MAD's covers have evolved over the years. It started as a comic book in 1952 with covers drawn by creator Harvey …

Comic Books

Study finds that mastering prerequisites—not taking calculus in high school—better predicts success in college

The word alone is enough strike terror into the hearts of even the most accomplished students, but for those who break out in cold sweats at the …

Calculus, Statistics, and the Future of High School Math

1:32<p>The use of data in everything from physics and finance to politics and education is building momentum for a new path in high school math, …

Going to sleep isn’t always easy, even when you’re tired. Here are ways to combat insomnia.

“Good wakefulness and good sleep go hand in hand,” according to cartoonist Ellen Forney. But what happens when you’re battling insomnia? Lack of …

New Data Show California Kids’ Math Achievement Took A Nosedive After Common Core

Before Common Core came along, California parents, faculty, and officials spent years developing some of the best-ranked K-12 math requirements in …

Cornell Student Presents Senior Thesis in Her Underwear

The most remarkable thing about the title of this column is that not one reader will think it’s a joke. That, my friends, is further proof of the low …

Three Major Muscles to Always Keep Loose

Whether you’re training for a marathon, triathlon, or bodybuilding event, you want your body to function at its very best. In order to get there we …

The many lies told to teachers

I love to share great teacher writing with you, and that’s what always comes from Susan Barber, who chairs the English department at Northgate High …

Video: 25 iPad multitasking tips – do you know them all?

In this step-by-step video walkthrough, we discuss and demonstrate a multitude of iPad-centric multitasking tips for iOS. Most iPad users will be aware of the existence of some of these features, but there are probably a handful of tips that have flown under your radar. Watch our hands-on video …

20 Scrabble tricks that will help you win EVERY time

Two-letter words do more than you think<p>Two-letter words do more than you think.

Guest essay: How the right approach to math can reduce the achievement gap

A longtime advanced-math teacher at Ballard High School says there's a simple way to improve math performance among all students and narrow …

Education

10 Walking Mistakes to Avoid

10 Walking Mistakes - Are You Walking Wrong?<p>Walking the right way can give you better health, fitness, and attitude. It can help you walk faster and …

Walking

How to clean your dirty AirPods and charging case

AirPods have been a huge hit for Apple for a few different reasons. Among them are convenience, seamless integration with the company’s devices and a great charging case. However, with a great product comes a lot of use, which means build up of dirt, gunk, and in the case of AirPods, earwax. Follow …

Cleaning

The Best Hiking Trails in Utah's Stunning Bryce Canyon National Park

When it comes to being blessed with natural splendour, southern Utah is practically divine. The region is home to five first-class national parks, …

How to fold a fitted sheet

Folding a fitted sheet is considered by many to be a magical cleaning secret that only Martha Stewart can pull off. But it's not really that hard, once you know how (and practice a few times).<p>The reason why fitted sheets are so darn hard to fold is that they have stretchy, rounded edges. It's …

Top 10 Chest Workouts to Build Strength

Pushups - Modified Pushups<p>One of the most common chest exercises is the pushup. The pushup is an excellent way to work the chest without equipment. …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Standing Pilates Wall Roll Down

Wall roll down is a simple way to practice using your abs to achieve the articulated curve of the spine that we use so much in Pilates. It stretches …

6 new uses for your old iPad

If the arrival of Apple's latest iPad is tempting you to upgrade, you might be debating the fate of your old iPad.<p>Two options: keep or sell. The latter can net you some funds to help defray the cost of the new tablet; here are some tips on selling used iPads for maximum profit.<p>But there are plenty …

Cover Art

10 Helpful Tips To Effectively Declutter Your Home

It’s Monday again.<p>The annoying alarm breaks the piece of silence you are enjoying. You keep pressing snooze and don’t want to leave your bed. As the …

15 common math questions from the SATs that everyone gets wrong

1/<p>Many people misread this question about the original price of a laptop.<p>When people read this question in a rush, they assume that it's asking about …

Wild and Wonderful Santa Catalina Island

Southern California’s Santa Catalina Island has a magnetic appeal. This wonderfully captivating place feels a world away from the hustle and bustle …

6 Ab-Toning Moves Better Than Crunches

According to a former ballerina turned Pilates pro.<p>A workout routine doesn’t get more tired than when you do the same five—we’ll call them …