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The Importance Of Mindful Parenting

As a mom and wife who works full-time, it sometimes feels like I am forever serving others. On days when this feeling overtakes me, I too engage in a little "lazy parenting," where my kids spend significantly more time on their iPads or in front of the television than I would normally deem …

Parenting

Teens Like Science, Not Science Class, Study Finds

The study finds that teenagers prefer learning about science through hands-on labs.

Education

Viewpoint: Measuring Quantum Kicks from a Beam of Light

Author(s): Amir Safavi-NaeiniForce sensors levitated by light have reached the quantum regime, in which their sensitivity is limited by the momentum …

Photons

No One, Not Even Newton Or Einstein, Was The Muhammad Ali Of Physics

“The Greatest” defeated all opponents when the heavyweight division was its richest. Has any physicist done the same?<p><i>“The man who views the world at</i> …

Physicists Have Mixed Matter And Light at Room Temperature For The First Time

Whoa.<p>In a lovely demonstration of light's quantum effects, physicists in the UK have just mixed a molecule with light at room temperature for the …

We Finally Know What Causes Volcanic Lightning

Volcanic lightning is one of nature’s most epic displays, but what exactly causes the phenomenon is a longstanding mystery. Now, by studying …

Ice Cream Lover's Will Scream For These 5 Desserts

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For <b>Ice Cream</b>! The best way to cool down this summer is with one of these Amazing <b>Desserts</b>! Believe you really can't go wrong!<p><b>S'mores Ice Cream Sandwich</b><p><b>Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich Cake</b><p><b>Orange Creamsicle Cocktail</b><p><b>Vanilla Ice Cream Mix-Ins</b><p><b>It's It Ice Cream</b> …

The Best Restaurant In The World Is Not What You're Thinking

Guess again, folks.<p>People who pay attention to food news may think of Noma as the best restaurant in the world. (These people are not the majority of our population who think Cheesecake Factory is the end-all, be-all of dining).<p>But listen up, people. There's a new best restaurant in the world, and …

Food & Dining

Perfect pâtisserie recipes

Diamonds are a girl's best friend? Not in my experience, darling. I'm not one for jewellery shops. But pâtisseries are another matter. Ambling round French villages on holiday, I will stop and press my nose against the glass that separates me from rows of glazed loveliness. 'What are you doing?' …

Dessert

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Dessert

Your Morning Smoothie Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

<i>Blending up a smoothie</i> really can <i>be as quick as swiping its container from the freezer—and we partnered with Kashi to show you how easy it is.</i><p>All too often, there’s a logistical breakdown somewhere between the desire to have a smoothie and the actual consumption of it.<p>Because even if you have the …

Breakfast

Borges and $: The Parable of the Literary Master and the Coin

<i>Elizabeth Hyde Stevens | Longreads | June 2016 | 31 minutes (7,830 words)</i><p>Nothing is less material than money. . . . Money is abstract, I repeated, …

Literature

Game of Thrones, Season 6: "No One"

Let’s not go to Riverrun, it’s a silly place.<p><b>Sarah</b>: Aaron, do you remember this season’s first trailer? Let me remind you: it involved a particularly …

Like These Movies? Here Are 100+ Things You Might Also Like ...

A lot of what we read and watch comes to us through recommendation algorithms. Amazon tells us: <i>People who bought this book also bought this other book,</i> and Netflix says: <i>Because you watched this movie, we think you should watch this other movie.</i> And we welcome our new recommendation robot …

Books

Get swept away with NASA's 'Mars Explorers Wanted' posters

It looks like NASA wants to attract as many future settlers to Mars as possible.<p>The agency is doing a good job of that by releasing stunning …

NASA's Mars Recruitment Posters Will Convince You to Go Die in Space

Okay, poster. You make a compelling argument—sign us up!<p>True, there will be obstacles: For one, the Martian corps that these recruitment posters from …

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying

According to eminent psychologist and emotion researcher Dr. Paul Ekman, lying comes in two flavors. First are “low stakes lies,” which almost all of …

Mapped: What are the most peaceful countries in the world?

The world became less peaceful in 2016 due to increased levels of terrorism and political instability, according to a new report.<p>The decline has reinforced an underlying decade-long deterioration in world peacefulness, which has been intensified in the Middle East and Africa - the least peaceful …

5 Steps To Recovering From Any Injury

Spend enough time in the gym or participating in a sport, and injuries are bound to happen. Use these 5 easy strategies to recover faster and get …

Exercise

'Infomocracy' Is A Sci-Fi Thriller With Election-Year Chills

Science fiction is known for speculating on technology, but it's always been just as passionate about politics. From Philip K. Dick's imagining of a fascist America post-World War II in The Man in the High Castleto recent books like Ada Palmer's elaborate Too Like the Lightning, the philosophy and …

Science Fiction

38 Brilliant Home Office Decor Projects

Does your office need a new and exciting look? I recently realized that although functional, my office, which is where I spend many hours of my day, …

Wall Art

The 100 Best Science Fiction Movies - IGN

There’s something special about a great science fiction movie. Whether its vision of human progress is bleak or optimistic, whether it’s realistic or …

Science Fiction

5 Foods That Will Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

From over-the-counter strips to professional treatments at a dentist's office, the options for achieving bright pearly whites are endless. …

‘Thriving off conflict’: UK is world’s second largest arms seller

Britain continues to sell arms to countries that commit human rights abuses and is now ranked second in the world for weapons sales, a report shows.<p>The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) found the UK was second only to the United States in selling weapons in 2014.<p>Britain’s …

Take a bao: Mark Hix unveils a dumpling like no other

First things first: if you don’t know what a xiao-long bao dumpling is, correct this immediately. It’s a squidgy little morsel packed full of broth …

Food & Dining