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Forget getting rich - sex and sleep are the real keys to happiness

It’s often said that money doesn’t bring happiness – but researchers may have found the two things that do. A study has found that sex and sleep are the two things that have the strongest association with a person’s wellbeing.<p>The index, developed by researchers Oxford Economics, found that …

10 Epic Page-Turning Novels

The World of Tomorrow<i>, Brendan Mathews's engrossing debut novel, tracks three Irish brothers tumbling through New York during an eventful two weeks</i> …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Add these to your reading list.<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in …

Books

Make These 18 One-Pot Meals Instead of Ordering Takeout

As sure as there are seven days in the week, I can count on the fact that at least one of those days, I'll come home from work feeling totally …

Cooking

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Success

5 daily 20-minute habits that will make you a happier person

Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person, there is consistency in actions you can take to increase your happiness.<p>In the guest post below from my friend and colleague Neil Pasricha, he shares 5 simple but powerful actions you can take to get started right now.<p>Neil is the …

Happiness

Google Calendar can now automatically find the best time for office meetings

Google Calendar is already trying to help people find time for exercise and other important tasks between everyday appointments, and now the app is aiming to simplify the daunting task of arranging meetings for those in the working world. A new feature announced today for Calendar's Android app, …

Apps

How to set up a VPN on Android

Trying to set up a VPN (virtual private network) account on your Android phone? It’s actually not too hard to do, but what exactly is a VPN and why should you use one? That’s exactly what we aim to explore.<p>What is a VPN and why should I use it?<p>A VPN is a system in which computing devices can …

Information Systems

Digital Natives - Fostering Digital Citizenship in the Classroom | NetRef

<b>Digital Natives: Citizens of a Changing World</b> <i><br>Fostering Digital Citizenship in the Classroom</i><p><i>Fifth in a series exploring the impact of and challenges</i> …

Word Clouds – The Sky is the limit

Follow @theteachgeek<br>Word clouds are great for use in the classroom. It is a visual display of a collection of words taken from the students, a text …

10 Best Apps To Boost Your Productivity

This article was originally on GET.com at: 10 Best Apps To Boost Your Productivity<p>If you commute via public transport in Singapore, you would have …

Apps

IFTTT rebrands with 3 new apps that make your life easier with one touch

IFTTT is taking its automating superpowers to a whole new level.<p>The company expanded its automation platform in a big way on Thursday with three new …

These Are The Best Smartphone Camera Apps You Can Get Today

Recently, we suggested seven ways to take better shots with your smartphone. Although that article was a technical guide, we had a number of requests …

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

6 Great Chrome Games to Boost Kids Strategic Thinking

September 17, 2015<br>Below is a collection of some of the best educational games available on the Chrome Web Store. We have scrupulously picked out the …

4 Tips for Posing Subjects by Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank

Earlier this year, wedding photographer Lexia Frank published a series of 4 short videos that teach how to properly pose models in order to minimize …

A Wonderful App for Students to Showcase Their Learning

August 21, 2015<br>30hands is an excellent app to use with students in class. You can use it for a wide variety of purposes from creating demos and …

Education Technology
Information Systems
Information Systems

10 Reasons to Love Google Docs — SitePoint

Google Docs is like Mary Poppins’ magic purse. Underneath your standard cloud-based word processor fare is a seemingly endless supply of tricks, …

10 Tips for Doing an Underwater Photo Shoot

My brain is officially underwater. Photographically, that is.<p>I see everything in terms of underwater. A friend shows me the gorgeous wedding dress …

Professors push back against laptops in the lecture hall

When university courses resume this September, Canadian students may find themselves learning the meaning of two new letters: HB.<p>The standard pencil, for many years alien to digitized lecture halls, is coming back into fashion on campus as a growing number of professors across North America ban …

Teaching

5 Unique Ways To Keep Your Brain Young

While our brains do lose volume over time, the good news is that your brain is a machine -- capable of regrowth and the ability to learn new things throughout your lifetime. But exercising your brain and whole body are crucial. Here are some unique ways you can ensure your brain stays sharp as you …

Humanity

4 ways to make Evernote smarter and safer

Even if you’ve been regularly using Evernote to capture your notes and ideas, you’ve probably only scratched the surface of what it can do. Here are …

Productivity

5 Projects for Your Project-Based Learning Classroom This Year

<i>Lucy Kosturko</i><p>I run. By no means do I call myself a “runner,” but I enter races now and then. That means I train—a couple of miles on weekdays, long …

Education Technology

10 Tough Truths about Your First Year of Teaching - Brilliant or Insane

A few weeks ago, I attended a retirement luncheon for a close teacher friend of mine whose daughter recently accepted her first teaching position. As …

Excellent Strategy Games to Teach Kids Logical Thinking

July 31, 2015<br>Strategy games are ideal for helping kids develop logico-mathematical skills that emphasize problem solving and strategic planning. …

7 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

June 29, 2015<br>In this month's 'New Educational Web Tools' series, we are sharing with you this selection of interesting web tools we have been …