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Google Finally Lets You Mute Autoplay Videos In Chrome—Here’s How

For several months, Google has teased some updates for Chrome that aim to make surfing the web slightly less annoying. And on Thursday, Chrome …

Target launches a mobile wallet in its Android and iOS apps

Target released its own mobile payments system today, called Wallet, which will live inside its app on iOS and Android. Reports of Target working on an in-house mobile wallet surfaced as early as 2015. Target confirmed the reports this past January to <i>The Verge</i>’s sister site <i>Recode</i>.<p>The feature works …

Gmail's Priority Inbox and this search trick will fix your email headache

There's no shortage of ways to manage your email, but if you use Gmail, here's a one-two punch that'll quickly clean up your inbox.<p>The crux of our …

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Beneath the Spanish

<i>reviewed by Stephanie Burt</i><p>Victor Hernández Cruz began his celebrated career in the 1970s in Puerto Rican New York City; he now resides in Morocco, …

Observatories Across the World Announce Groundbreaking New Gravitational Wave Discovery

Vicky Kalogera, a Northwestern University physicist, took her week of much-needed vacation in Utah this past August. She promised her family she’d …

This Ancient Reptile Evolved a Weird, Bird-Like Head 100 Million Years Before Birds Did

Imagine an animal with the body of a chameleon, the feet and claws of an anteater, the humped back of a camel, and a tail that is both flattened like …

Let’s Break Down What That Monumental Neutron Star Collision Actually Told Us

Astronomy has entered a new era, one where light and gravity both play a role in understanding the Universe’s craziest phenomena. On August 17, 2017, …

Scientists Uncover a Clue About How Bacteria Develop Antibiotic Resistance

In recent years, superbugs have become one of the biggest threats to modern human health. At present, the CDC estimates that some 23,000 people die …

Escape This Wretched Earth With Google's Sweet New Solar System Maps

If you, like me, are tired of this world—these people—tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives, Google now allows you explore 16 other …

This Star Wars-Inspired Simulation of Human Reproduction Is Awesome

The microscopic processes involved in human fertilization are a difficult thing to convey visually, but a group of scientists, using <i>Star Wars</i> as …

A borough-by-borough guide to NYC's food hall frenzy

Cronuts. Raclette. Poke bowls. Avocado toast. While the list of trendy cuisines making a splash in New York City’s food scene appears endless, food …

How to Eat Your Way Through NYC, According to an Expert

You can't go to New York and not eat, well, everything. From the Brooklyn-style slabs of 'za to the inventive plates at Michelin-starred restaurants, …

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Most happy hours in this city have a bad rap, and for good reason. It’s easy to be lured by low prices into drinking something horrible, and watered down well liquor with a cheap mixer does not a cocktail make.<p>Instead, the bars around New York City on this list offer wonderful deals for happy hour …

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The best cheap hotels in Manhattan

These cheap hotels in Manhattan have plenty of the bells and whistles expected from swank Manhattan hotels, but with half the price tag. It’s no …

In a new series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a project on long-term memory<p>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students – …

Teaching

Types of Online Jobs for Teachers

As higher education institutions continue to make distance learning a part of their long-term strategies, the need for online teachers--and other …

20 Websites and 3 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills

Many of my most popular articles are about mouse skills. Every year, tens of thousands of teachers visit Ask a Tech Teacher to find resources for …

America is slowly sucking the life out of education—starting with its teachers

Education pays.<p>According to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), adults with a college degree are 10 percentage points more likely to be employed, and will earn 56% more on average than adults who only completed the end of high school. They are less …

Education

Lessons to Be Learned From Paulo Freire as Education Is Being Taken Over by the Mega Rich

(This is a much expanded version of "Lessons From Paulo Freire," which appeared in a recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.)<p>At a time …

Finland figured out the secrets to designing perfect schools — and the US can never replicate them

But one that it can't replicate — due to old-school mindsets about what education is supposed to look like — is how Finland designs its schools.<p>Finnish schools are increasingly adopting the mindset that flexible, open learning spaces are better than walled-off classrooms, and that mixing students …

100 Super Healthy and Filling Foods

You know the basics of a healthy diet: lots of fruit and vegetables, some nuts and seeds, full-fat dairy, and a few servings of fish and lean meat. …

Can Carb Cycling Help You Lose Weight?

Carb cycling for weight loss is gaining popularity, but there may be a healthier way to reap the same benefits. A nutritionist explains.<p>You’ve heard …

Get Total-Body Toned With This Kettlebell Workout From Emily Skye

Kettlebells are a great way to build muscle throughout the body. And because the weighted cast-iron spheres are super versatile, you can integrate …

How To Photograph The Eclipse On Your Phone

There are going to be millions watching the eclipse — and many will try to capture it through the lens on their smartphone. Here’s advice from the pros about how to take the best pics.<p>If you want to capture a full eclipse, make your way to the “path of totality.”<p>The first thing you want to do is …

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Here's how to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook and Twitter

Autoplay videos can be one of the most frustrating parts of social media feeds.<p>Facebook and Twitter turn this setting on by default to juice the view …

Flipgrid: Ideas for Using Newly Released @Flipgrid Features #edtech

Flipgrid is a wonderful way to spark video discussion in your classroom. One of the best things about Flipgrid is how simple it is to use. There are …

Fighting Apathy, Neglect and Racism to Give Left-Behind Learners a Chance

A friend of mine jokingly refers to me a “Pryzbylewski,” referring to the cop-turned-teacher in “The Wire” who develops a strong relationship with …

10 districts share their invaluable CBE secrets

A new competency-based education (CBE) toolkit offers actionable advice from 10 school districts that shared lessons about their own CBE …

A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile.<p>“Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. …

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21 Chub-Rub-Fighting Products That Real People Actually Swear By

Praise be to the anti-friction gods!<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length/clarity.</i>

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