Amanda Goodwin

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Mom of 2 Gets Fit After 40: 'It's Never Too Late'

Sloane Davis had always considered herself healthy, but was frustrated because she couldn’t seem to get a toned tummy.<p>“I was always taking exercise …

Creative Homework

Inspired by @headguruteacher blog on the <b>importance of homework</b>, I set about creating a bank of creative ideas for maths homeworks. I've had great …

Homework -v- home learning

This week two of the three #pypchats on Twitter are about home learning. While I haven't assigned any homework for the past 15 years, I've always …

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>Jordan Rosenfeld<p>March 13, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>We tend to think of homework as a necessary part of learning, a practice that teaches children …

Want to Be More Productive? Stop Getting Organized And Do This Instead

Is getting more organized the key to increasing your productivity? The answer will surprise you.<p>While we have more time-saving devices than any other generation, we've become obsessed with productivity: doing more things, and doing them better, in less time.<p>We turn to technology. Millions of people …

She Lifts - Strength Training Program For Women

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How To Get Rid Of Back Fat And Underarm Flab With These 4 Quick Exercises

And, can I ask you a quick favor – just stop winning on how uncomfortable and ugly you are and start practicing these extremely effective exercises. …

The Affordable Green Home Built For You

With real estate prices rising at an alarming rate all over the world, pre-fabricated modular homes are being increasingly demanded for …

House Design

How I Learned to Like Running—and Lost 30 Pounds in the Process

There’s no shame in being a beginner.<p><b>Before</b>: 203 <b><br>After</b>: 176<p>Growing up, I didn’t think twice about healthy eating. We ate a lot of greasy Mexican meals, but I stayed pretty slim because I played softball.<p>When I started taking college courses full-time and working on the side, I began to pack on the …

'Game-changer' Alzheimer's treatment is discovered

An experimental Alzheimer’s drug may have brought researchers one step closer to preventing the disease altogether.<p>The new drug targets, then …

Dementia

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The Best Writing Advice Changes Everything

This summer I was invited to the Mendocino Writers Conference, where at the opening reception in downtown Mendocino (where one can't help but evoke Jessica Fletcher of <i>Murder, She Wrote</i>) each presenter was asked to come to the microphone to share their best piece of writing advice. I was inspired by …

“There are as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in a typical galaxy. The same is true for dogs, bears and every living thing. We are, each of us, a little universe.” — Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey; Episode 2

NASA's Spitzer telescope completes 360-degree panorama of the Milky Way

NASA's Spitzer telescope has helped researchers catch two galaxies merging, and now it's created the clearest panorama of our Milky Way galaxy. The telescope took over 2 million infrared snapshots of our galaxy over the course of a decade, and with the help of GLIMPSE mapping data, researchers were …

A DNA Sequencing Breakthrough That Many Expectant Moms Will Want

DNA sequencing has made its way to the clinic in a dramatic new way: detecting chromosomal defects very early in pregnancy. We’ve known for 25 years that traces of fetal DNA can be detected in a pregnant women’s blood. But these traces are very small, and until now, we just didn’t have the …

Elizabeth Kolbert On The Vanishing Of Species

Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction, talks with Popular Science's reporter about the prehistory and the present of mass species die-offs<p>Elizabeth Kolbert writes about ecological disasters-in-progress with such perception and verve that readers come away wanting more. Al Gore recently …

Extinction

How Wolves Change Rivers - video

Wolves are crucial for maintaining a healthy ecosystem -- a fact that was conveniently forgotten when they were exterminated from almost all of the continental United States by ranchers, farmers, trappers and hunters.<p>Meanwhile, the populations of other animals exploded. The entire ecosystem of the …

Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: 'An electron and a positron walked into a bar…'

Physics<p>■ Two theoretical physicists are lost at the top of a mountain. Theoretical physicist No 1 pulls out a map and peruses it for a while. Then he turns to theoretical physicist No 2 and says: "Hey, I've figured it out. I know where we are."<br>"Where are we then?"<br>"Do you see that mountain over …

Black Widow Spiders Would Rather Not Bite You Or Beck

This week, while promoting his new album, “Morning Phase,” the great musician Beck has been doing a bunch of interviews. One line in an NPR story caught my attention: During recording sessions, Beck was bitten by a black widow spider, and wound up in the hospital. “My arm was all swollen up,” he …

To Stop Tornadoes, Build Giant Walls Between States

Or so a new physics paper proposes.<p>There aren't too many details on this, but an abstract called "Can We Eliminate the Major Tornado Threats in Tornado Alley?" appearing in the Bulletin of the American Physical Society is definitely, uh, intriguing. How are we to eliminate tornadoes? Through …

Consultation on babies with three people's DNA

The Department of Health has launched a three-month consultation on the draft regulations for a radical procedure that aims to prevent mothers from passing on serious genetic diseases to their children, a controversial technique because it leads to babies with DNA from three people.<p>Mitochondrial …

Spacewatch: Planet hunting with Plato

The European Space Agency's Cosmic Vision programme for future scientific space missions was extended last week with the announcement that the Plato planet-finding probe is to be built and targeted for launch in 2024.<p>Plato, for PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars, is intended to use an …

Streaking Light Pillars Illuminate the Night Sky

The natural phenomenon known as light pillars are making headlines once again due to one photographer's incredible capture of them one recent cold and late winter night. Photographer Jay Callaghan shot the beautiful photo (above), on his back deck at 1:45 am as he was looking northeast toward …

Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

On Daytona 500 Sunday, Is NASCAR Facing An NFL-Style Concussion Crisis?

As NASCAR begins its 2014 season today with the sport’s biggest race, the Daytona 500, one of the questions to ask is how many of these drivers will suffer a concussion during the course of the year, how many of them will have it properly diagnosed and fully recover before they get behind the …

Discovery of one new butterfly species leads to another

Just when scientists thought that all butterfly species in the eastern U.S. were identified, researchers stumbled across not one, but two new …

Red and green show which X chromosome is turned on

Researchers have figured out how to color code the two X chromosomes in female mice to reveal which is working and which has been switched …

Unfrozen Caveman Pundit Debates Climate Change

Climate change has a strange way of making people say ridiculous things. There’s the crowd that hoots “Where’s your global warming now?” every time …