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I Tried That Travel Pillow You Keep Seeing Everywhere — and It Actually Works

I am a sucker for travel gadgets and hacks. Even though some years I'm lucky if I step on a plane more than two or three times, I'll do anything to make those few hours crammed into Economy feel a bit more comfortable.<p>Step forward the Trtl ($30), a new design that replaces the traditional neck …

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

28 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Well Worth Checking Out in March

Spring is almost here, and with it a fresh crop of science fiction and fantasy books to fill your shelves—with stories about werewolves, witches, …

A Former Naturopath Blows the Whistle on the Industry

For Britt Marie Hermes, it all started with a trip to the dermatologist. She was 16 years old, suffering from psoriasis, and she wanted to ask her …

Naturopathic Medicine

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught

Mark Seidenberg is not the first researcher to reach the stunning conclusion that only a third of the nation's schoolchildren read at grade level. The reasons are numerous, but one that Seidenberg cites over and over again is this: The way kids are taught to read in school is disconnected from the …

Education

2 Days in Tokyo Itinerary: What to See and Do in 48 Hours

Most people dream of visiting Japan. The food, the culture, the people — you can’t help but be drawn to the island nation. Add onto that the upcoming …

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

Psychology

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and …

Management

How explicit direct teaching helped struggling Armadale SHS transform its students' results

Pop sticks and mini-whiteboards may seem unlikely agents of educational change, but for one Perth high school, they're proving to be invaluable tools …

13 sci-fi series starters to break in your new ebook reader

Visit other worlds<p>So you just got a new ebook reader for the holidays this year. Nice! Now, it’s time to find books to load it up with, which should give you plenty to read on your trip home, or if you need an excuse to avoid relatives for a couple of hours.<p>Here’s 13 science-fiction books that kick …

Science Fiction

10 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read

Over the years he has offered up dozens of titles that have kept his attention and helped him grow as a businessman.<p>We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction.

The 10 Most Popular Scientific Papers Everyone Was Talking About This Year

We've read all of them. #humblebrag<p>In the academic world, citations matter. But thanks to the internet, the public is increasingly engaging with …

Parenting Hero helps parents figure out how to talk to their kids

Parenting Hero is an app created on the premise no matter how many parenting books you read, a lot of that knowledge vacates your brain when faced with an indignant child on the verge of a meltdown. The app, currently available on iOS, takes tenets from the book “How to Talk So Little Kids Will …

These Are the Most Productive Countries in the World

With a new law barring work e-mail after hours, the French have honored a truth long recognized by economists: working longer hours doesn’t …

Ranking The Best New Shows On Netflix You Can Stream Right Now

There are two shows worth checking out this week.<p>For the weekend of May 5, Streamline recommends “Dear White People” in the top Netflix spot for the first time. It’s a relief that a great show has finally come along to unseat “Collateral” from its eight-week-long perch in the top spot.<p>This Netflix …

23 Books Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Everyone Should Read

The Facebook CEO's best picks and why he thinks everyone should read them.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around …

Japanese Lawmaker's Baby Gets Booted From The Floor

When a municipal lawmaker, Yuka Ogata, brought her 7-month-old baby to her job in a male-dominated legislature, she was met with such surprise and consternation by her male colleagues that eventually, she and the baby were asked to leave. Officials of the Kumamoto Municipal Assembly, of which she's …

Japan

How Japan's music-playing, water-spraying TOTO toilets took over the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> I will always remember the first time I walked into a Tokyo bathroom and, with the automatic lift of its lid, a Japanese "smart toilet" happily greeted me. It didn't end there.<p>Mounted to the wall was a panel of buttons, illustrated by stick men and symbols open to wild interpretation. It …

Japan

Humans Didn't Outsmart Neanderthals, We Just Outlasted Them

We modern humans feel pretty smug about Neanderthals. It's the story winners often tell themselves about losers: They couldn't cut the mustard, they …

Gluten May Not Be the Ingredient in Wheat That's Making You Sick

Celiac disease affects only an estimated 1 percent of Americans, but more people than ever before are eschewing wheat and other grains that contain …

How to Become Smarter: 3 Genius Strategies to Hone Your Wits

Photo: ShutterStock<p>Want to Become Smarter? Be a Bookworm<p>How many hours did you spend <b>reading books</b> last week? This question has been asked in …

A New Drug Has Been Found To 'Melt' Away The Fat In Our Arteries That Cause Heart Attacks

Sound too good to be true?<p>We all know that an unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet can start clogging up our coronary system, making us more vulnerable …

How America Ruined Japan's Ancient Tradition of Growing and Smoking Weed

<b>If you blaze in Japan and get caught, you could face up to 7 years in prison off a rip from some shitty weed.</b><p>But Japan wasn’t always so incredibly …

Retiring Early and Moving Abroad: How One Couple Made It Happen

Brad and Cynthia Bowman are living the good life in Spain. Here's what it took.<p>As a financial planner, I encourage people to discover what truly …

Why So Many People Believe Conspiracy Theories

William of Occam would have hated conspiracy theories. A 14th-century philosopher and Franciscan friar, William is celebrated for developing the “law …

Christian Theologian: The Existence of the Word “Atheist” Proves God Is Real

September 30, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>In the video below, <b>Gary Stearman</b>, the CEO and host of <i>Prophecy Watchers</i>, offers a long rant on atheism… that begins …

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

University of California

You don’t need to be whipped, tied up or pant athletically towards climax to have a very good time in bed. There are plenty of slower sexual experiences that emphasise pleasure and sensation<p>It has been said too many times that having children ruins your sex life. Or even that being married for a …

Here's 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Ugh.<p>Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually …

13 Behaviors That Make People Dislike You Immediately

Everyone’s got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realized later that he or she is actually the …