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Free Marketing Tools Every Small Business Marketer Should Try

Got big plans for your small business, but only a tiny marketing budget? You’re not alone. According to the Wasp Barcode Small Business Report, 42% of small businesses invest 3% or less of their revenue into marketing.<p>But maybe that isn’t such a big problem. With these small business marketing …

Infographics

KS3 History - The triangular slave trade - Revision 1

A summary of the triangular slave trade<p>The triangular trade<p>The slave trade began with Portuguese (and some Spanish) traders, taking mainly West African (but some Central African) slaves to the American colonies they had conquered in the 15th century. British sailors became involved in the trade in …

Black History

4 Cups a Day: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking That Much Coffee

Two cups aren't enough, says science.<p>Coffee doesn’t have the best reputation as a healthy beverage, despite several studies that suggest the …

Holistic Medicine

Why our facial expressions don’t reflect our feelings

For centuries, we’ve believed that facial expressions mirror our innermost emotions. But recent research has found that may be far from the truth.<p>While conducting research on emotions and facial expressions in Papua New Guinea in 2015, psychologist Carlos Crivelli discovered something startling.<p>He …

Psychology

8 Health Risks Linked to Migraines

If you get migraines, your risk for Parkinson's, depression, and other conditions skyrockets.<p>If you're one of the more than 30 million people in the United States who suffer migraine attacks—three-quarters of whom are women—the threat of pain is constant, frustrating, and often …

Women's Health

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

Learning

Not All Lentils Are Created Equal—Which Variety Is Right for You?

They even have different cooking times, nutritional values, and purposes.<p>Lentils are one of the most nutritious and versatile plant-based proteins. …

Healthy Eating

Hidden tricks you didn't know your Android phone could do

10 tips to master your Google-powered device.<p>The Android versus iPhone debate continues to rumble on. But one thing is certain: Google's phone software is more versatile and customizable than Apple's offering. Dig into the settings and tweaks available for your Android phone and you'll find a host …

6 Health Benefits of Onions

For starters, they contain dozens of types of antioxidants.<p>Get ready to cry some happy tears, because onions definitely deserve a spot on your …

Holistic Medicine

Update: Change These 19 Privacy Settings Right Now if You Want to Protect Your Data

Your TV is watching you.<p>It's not just Google and Facebook that are spying on you.<p>Your TV, your cellphone provider and even your LinkedIn account have …

New Jersey

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing Foods<i>, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at</i> …

Nutrition

Best Free VPN Services

You know you need to be as private as possible online, but you don't want to pay for a premium virtual private network service to encrypt the data …

Information Systems

How to use Google Assistant, plus all the ‘OK, Google’ commands you need to know

Alarms, Math, Travel, and More<p>Alarms<p>“Set an alarm for [<i>say time</i>].”<br>• “Set an alarm in [<i>say how many minutes, or hours</i>].”<br>• “Set a repeating alarm for [<i>say</i> …

Google

There’s even more evidence that coffee is good for your heart — and 4 cups a day might be the ideal amount

Four cups of strong coffee a day might be the recipe for a healthy heart, especially for older adults.<p>A team of German researchers, led by molecular biologists Judith Haendeler and Joachim Altschmied, think they've discovered clues about how coffee works its caffeine-fueled magic on our heart …

Coffee

The Curious Origins of 16 Common Phrases

Our favorite basketball writer is ESPN's Zach Lowe. On his podcast, the conversation often takes detours into the origins of certain phrases. We …

Robin Williams

How to safely clean wax out of your earbuds

Humans are disgusting creatures. One thing I always notice when I see someone else's earbuds is a bit of earwax hanging off the end. Earwax serves …

Cleaning

The Surprising Link Between Salt and Weight Gain

Moderating our sodium intake may help us maintain healthier gut flora, which is associated with healthier body weight. Who saw that coming?<p>Episode …

Nutrition

5 Foods That Are Healthier When Cooked

We get it: Kale is trendy. But if we’re being honest, eating it raw is kind of gross. (It’s rough and bitter and, unless “massaged,” it’s pretty …

Nutrition

New Research Finds the Humble Lentil Lowers Blood Sugar an Astounding Amount

Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, explains why everyone should be stocking their pantries with pulses.<p>A new study suggests that swapping potatoes, rice, or …

Nutrition

Story highlights

• Cancer risk rises with each drink, but the link between mortality and alcohol is more J-shaped, a new study finds<br>• "The reduced risk in light drinkers was surprising," a researcher says<br>• For cancer risk, "the more you drink, the higher the risk"<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The science is clear: Drinking too much alcohol is …

Cancer

How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

<b>Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies prevent this?</b><p>The world is getting hotter, indeed 16 of the 17 …

Clean Energy

How To Restore a Rusty Cast Iron Skillet — How To

The method of cleaning cast iron is something of tradition passed down to generations along with the cookware itself. Some cooks and cast iron …

Cast Iron Skillet

Modern education’s obsession with rankings blights the lives of intelligent pupils – never more so than at exam time<p>I used to long to be a child again. Not any more. British children seem under perpetual assault from the three horsemen of the apocalypse: obesity, social media and the manic gods of …

Education

Teaching is bad for your health…but it doesn’t have to be that way

It’s a job that may soon have to come with a health warning. A <i>Tes</i> survey of more than 4,000 teachers confirms what many in education have long …

Education

Why it's not worth buying skimmed milk

It's not even good for you.<p>I've always loved milk. As a kid, it was 1%. I ate cereal for breakfast every day and had a glass of milk with every dinner. At uni, it was skimmed. After being dreadfully cliché and gaining a good few pounds, I bought the red-capped bottle like my waistline depended on …

Nutrition

You're drinking your first coffee way too early in the morning, FYI

If you have your first coffee of the day pre-10am, you're doing it all wrong.<p>If you're like most of the population and require a cup of coffee first thing to vaguely function, the chances are, swinging by Starbucks is probably top of your daily agenda. Because who wants to go into a 9am meeting …

Coffee

Frozen orange juice may be more healthful than fresh

A new study tests the bioaccessibility — or amount of nutrients in a compound that can be absorbed by our intestines and sent to the rest of our body …

Breast Cancer

How to Spot 7 Types of Migraines

There's more to a migraine than just a headache.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>If you're one of the 38 million Americans who suffer from migraines, you're probably more concerned about how to prevent and stop a headache than you are about the different types you might get. That's …

Migraines

People Who Say These 5 Words Have Very Low Emotional Intelligence

They mean the exact opposite of what you think. But only emotionally intelligent people understand why.<p>The words hit me like a hurricane: "I know how you feel."<p>They're right there on pages 80 and 81 of my colleague Justin Bariso's new book about emotional intelligence. They're simple words, and …

Emotional Intelligence

The Benefits of Donating Blood

There’s no end to the benefits of donating blood for those who need it. According to the American Red Cross, one donation can save as many as three …

Medicine