Ezer Patlan

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Write Stronger Sentences With the 2-3-1 Trick

In my six semesters as an English major, this is the best thing I learned: When in doubt, put the best bit of a sentence at the end, the next-best …

Science Has Just Uncovered the World's Easiest Hack for Faster Learning

Want a five to 15 percent boost in learning speed? Then make this dead simple change to your study habits.<p>We've all spent a minimum of a decade in formal education, so you'd think that in all that time, we'd have at least mastered the most basic principles of how to study efficiently. But study …

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things

See if you're forgetting to give your kids any of these (non-material) things.<p>Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They gave: Generously, …

Watch the Incredibly Trippy Video That Was Made Using 567 Printers (and Way More Paper)

LA-based rock band OK Go is no stranger to innovative music videos. Their single, “Here It Goes Again,” was accompanied by a treadmill-orientated …

A Smart Coffee Cup? It’s More Useful Than It Sounds

The Ammunition-designed mug lets you choose the exact temperature you’d like your coffee to remain for hours.<p>It’s a chilly Sunday morning. You pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a cozy blanket, grab a book, read a few pages, and take a sip only to find that it’s gone cold. This letdown is …

'Genius' Russian boy can remember previous life on Mars in astounding detail

A 'genius' Russian boy believes he had a previous life on Mars and his parents believe him.<p>The curious case of Boriska Kipriyanovich, now aged 20, …

New science fiction and fantasy books to help you escape this holiday season | Ars Technica

Get ready for sentient bread, state-controlled magic, Moon heists, and djinn cities.<p>It is the dreaded season of airport delays, family "fun," and …

11 TEDx talks on failure (that you probably haven’t seen)

Hide. Run. Bury. Welcome to the 21st century’s default approach to failure. Sure, we enshrine motivational mottos like “Fail fast, fail often,” but …

This adorable napping baby has no idea her mom is dressing her in incredible costumes

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Hello Kitty Cafe rolling into Walnut Creek, San Jose, Pleasanton

She’s baaaaaaack!<p>Hello Kitty, the winsome whiskered one, and her sweet snack van are rolling through the Bay Area this month. The cafe on wheels is …

5 Ways to Help Struggling Readers With the Whole Student in Mind

It’s easy to fall into the trap of only focusing on a student’s reading struggles, but we cannot leave the rest of the student behind. When we fail …

Build a flexible Neural Network with Backpropagation in Python

Before we get started with the <i>how</i> of building a Neural Network, we need to understand the <i>what</i> first.<p>Neural networks can be intimidating, especially …

Where to Find Rolled Ice Cream in the Bay Area

The Bay Area has seen more and more dessert shops popping up, but nothing quite compares to ice cream made by hand, right in front of your eyes, within minutes. Thai-style rolled ice cream has made its way into the sweet teeth of Instagrammers and dessert lovers alike with it’s swirly good looks …

Best Bay Area hikes for beginners

BEST BEGINNER HIKES IN THE BAY AREA<p>The Bay Area has an immense amount of wilderness, and much of it is open to hikers of all skill levels.<p>Beginners might want to check out the San Francisco Bay Trail, which spans 350 miles, with a plan for another 150 miles to connect 47 cities and nine counties in …

Hiking

More Secret Bay Area Restaurants and Bars Hidden Inside Other Businesses

Since publishing our first list earlier this year, we’ve discovered even more hotspots around SF that are hidden within others.<p>The dining scene in …

12 OMG-good extreme ice cream shops in Bay Area

Ice cream has come a long way since the Good Humor truck. There’s nothing wrong with a simple cup or cone, but these days, you’re just as likely to …

Thinking Steps While Reading

I was noticing some of my third graders struggling when they were reading. I was constantly reminding them to pause occasionally and ask themselves …

Freebies

The Secrets To Reading More - How I Read 200+ Books Per Year

I read a lot. Three weeks into 2017 and I have read 14 books so far. There was a point in my life where I read 25 books per week. And no, I do not …

Film student stalks his phone thief, makes a thrilling documentary

Upon having a phone stolen, most people would panic for a hot second before trying to look up its location and filing a police report. But for one …

This Short Animation Will Make You Quit Your Job

Move over Dilbert, there's a sick and twisted office reality to be explored.<p>Screencaps via<p>Move over Dilbert, this film is about to make your existence petty. Handpainted with watercolors, an emotive seven-minute animated short titled <i>El Empleo</i> (“The Employment”) bizarrely captures contemporary …

Stop Motion

Decadent, Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse That Won't Even Have You Missing the Real Thing

<i>A creamy chocolate mousse dessert that actually gets its creaminess without any avocado, via</i> <i>PaleoHacks.</i><p>Meet the creamiest, richest mousse you've ever tasted. This dark chocolate mousse recipe is dairy-free and packed with antioxidants to keep this Paleo dessert deliciously healthy.<p>Whenever I want …

15 ways your child's name sets them up for success — or failure

What's in a name? Potentially your child's future.<p>A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from your …

9 Years After Their Wedding, Couple Finds An Unopened Gift In Their Closet

Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.<p>Making a marriage work isn’t easy — anyone with a spouse …

Weddings

The PocketC.H.I.P. Is the Handheld Linux Machine I've Been Looking For

GIF<p>The variety of ways people have found to cram the palm-sized Raspberry Pi computer inside a handheld device are some of my favorite Pi projects. …

Raspberry Pi

Inside Silicon Valley’s Robot Pizzeria

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Silicon Valley

17 Memes Only Coffee Lovers Will Appreciate

My birthstone is a coffee bean.

The Real Reason We Love Oral Sex, According to Science

Let's take it back to basics...<p>Why do you engage in oral sex? As foreplay or because you genuinely, really like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there's a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply third base leads to fourth base.<p>You've heard we have an innate need …

Love

Astronomy student discovers four new planets

Michelle Kunimoto's bachelor degree in physics and astronomy sent her on a journey out of this world—and led to the discovery of four new worlds …

Universe

Caribbean Sea makes whistling sound that can be heard from space

A whistling sound can be heard from the depths of the Caribbean Sea, scientists have discovered.<p>The discovery was made after researchers from the …

Gaze at 'ghost ship,' the latest optical illusion haunting the Internet

A spooky video taken in Florida shows a ship appearing to float above the horizon. What do you see?<p>Since the infamous white/gold blue/black dress, the Internet has been buried in optical illusions -- the cigar in the brick wall and the cat with the hole in its side, just to name a couple.<p>Here's …