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8 Tips for Beating a Claw Machine

Unless you’re small enough to climb inside, grabbing a prize out a claw machine can be pretty tough. But Daily Beast entertainment reporter Jen …

15 Facts about Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Ni! Ni! Ni! In honor of the 40th anniversary of Monty Python’s quest for the Holy Grail, here are a few facts you may not have known about the …

Comedy

The Math Behind Pixar Movies

Tony DeRose is Pixar's Senior Scientist, and he uses math to make movies. In this TED-Ed talk, he explains to kids how basic math functions within …

Animation

The Beautiful Flow of Pi

Flow Of Life Flow Of Pi. Cristian Ilies Vasile designed this visualization of the first 1,000 digits of the mathematical constant pi using Circos to …

50 Animated GIFs for Every Situation Ever

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an animated gif must be worth some kind of number I can’t even begin to comprehend. If you’ve ever found …

5 Simple Steps To Never Feel Overwhelmed Again | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you’re pursuing change, feeling overwhelmed is practically a guarantee. It’s damned near impossible to avoid running into a mental road block …

8 Classroom Apps To Try This Fall

Despite my best efforts to slow down time, summer break is quickly drawing to a close. And, while summer break is obviously one of the best things …

7 Simple "Calm-Down Phrases" That Can Blow Away Your Worst Troubles

Have you heard the popular urban legend of the <i>space pen</i>?<p>As the story goes, the US space mission needed something reliable to write with while they …

Oliver Emberton's answer to Why is neediness such a repulsive characteristic?

Let's play a mating game.<p>Put 100 men and 100 women in a sealed room. On each person's forehead, write a random number from 1 to 10, and call that …

7 Steps to Making Better Decisions

I felt like punching Benjamin Moore in the face. My husband and I had just moved across the country, and after a flurry of big decisions, we were …

Plane Crash

5 Reasons Why Blaming Never Works! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Blaming others for anything that goes wrong in our lives is what comes handy to us. In those situations where we don’t prefer to take the call of …

Self-help

DIY Watering Can From a Plastic Milk Jug

This super simple hack of an old milk jug is perfect for a new gardener that hasn’t gone out and bought a $20 watering can yet. Just upcycle your old plastic milk jug by heating up a needle and poking holes in the lid so water can flow through. I love it! This tutorial comes from Astra of A Journey …

Crafting

12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms

English has changed a lot in the last several hundred years, and there are many words once used that we would no longer recognize today. For whatever …

What Adobe’s Move to the Creative Cloud Means for Schools

Software maker Adobe surprised the tech world last week when it announced that it would <b>stop selling box sets of its popular Creative Suite design</b> …