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A mathematical model of the "forgetting curve" proves learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

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Why are Topographic Maps Important for Hiking and Backpacking?

Trail leading to Mt Lafayette, Franconia RidgeTopographic maps are used by hikers and backpackers to plan routes, estimate travel times, find water, …

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every DIYer.<p>If you don't yet own one, this guide explains ways …

Does Yoga Help With Back Pain? 5 Reasons To Roll Out Your Mat The Next Time You Feel Achy

Whether you're a fitness fanatic who's constantly sore from the #gains, or you sit at a desk all day for work and the muscle stiffness is <i>so</i> real, it …

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This Home Workout Will Prevent Low Back Pain and Open Up Your Hips

You know that moment when life starts to feel like a pain in the back? Well, that moment is probably now, considering 31 million Americans experience …

8 Websites That Will Help You Learn Coding Basics for Free

So you want to start creating websites of your own? Or maybe you just want to get better at editing your own WordPress theme. Is it possible that you …

The death of reading is threatening the soul

By Philip Yancey<p>I am going through a personal crisis. I used to love reading. I am writing this blog in my office, surrounded by 27 tall bookcases laden with 5,000 books. Over the years I have read them, marked them up, and recorded the annotations in a computer database for potential references in …

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Do These 3 Moves So You Can Pick Up Anything Without Killing Your Back

Lifting and carrying things is a part of life—but back pain doesn't have to be. Picking up groceries or heavy boxes without aggravating your back should be no trouble if you work on improving core stability, hip mobility, and lower body strength. When you're lacking any of these, though, the teeny …

Yoga rivals P.T. for chronic low back pain

Yoga is as effective as physical therapy to treat mild to moderate chronic low back pain, research finds, including for some underserved patients …

Circuito.io Makes It Easy To Build Your Own Electronic Circuits

Roboplan created the desktop application Circuito.io for beginners to have a step-by-step guide to building their own electronics projects<p>Not …

The Bots Beat Us. Now What?

In the summer of 1977, Bobby Fischer was in self-imposed exile in Pasadena, California. The greatest chess player on Earth at the time, Fischer had …

History’s Most Misleading Maps

Last spring, a 23-year-old woman was driving her car through the Ontario town of Tobermory. It was unfamiliar territory for her, so she was dutifully …

Converting a PC Power Supply

If you expect to place high current demands on your powersupply, it may be prudent to run two wires to each binding post -- while it is very unlikely …

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5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our field or area …

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Circuit starter guide: Everything you need to prototype, test, and build circuits with a Raspberry Pi computer

We’re into digital making here at The MagPi and this almost always involves build a circuit: first as using prototyping board (or breadboard) and …

Arduino

Circuito.io Helps Beginners Assemble Electronic Projects

For many people, there is a vast gap between having an idea and knowing what electronic components are necessary to construct that idea. With the ubiquity of components and modules available, you can come up with a concept and understand that you can get the parts, but making them all talk to each …

3 tips to deal with exercise injuries at home

Summer is here — finally! And for a lot of people that means back to the gym, or back to running or biking outdoors. Any form of exercise is great, though it's important to note that if you haven't worked out in a while, you may be more susceptible to injuries.<p>Dr. Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine …

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Yoga Will Cure Your Back Pain Just As Physical Therapy Does, Study Says; 5 Poses To Treat Back Trouble

In a recent study published this week in the journal "Annals of Internal Medicine" by the American College of Physicians, researchers found yoga …

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Home Remedies for Back Pain: What Really Works

Back-pain sufferers are admittedly desperate and willing to try anything—shoe inserts, devices that zap them with electric pulses, or braces to wrap …

6 things that help when you've got back pain

Dr Dawn Harper and Dr Christopher Jenner reveal how to relieve back pain<p>Dr Christopher Jenner, muscular-pain consultant at the London Pain Clinic, …

Free Python Resources

There are lots of free resources for learning Python available now. I wrote about some of them way back in 2013, but there’s even more now then there …

50 Best Resources When Learning to Code

Introduction<p>Learning to code has slowly become a valuable asset. Regardless of your profession, understanding coding and technology is a valuable …

How to Recover From a Back Injury

You lifted a toddler, reached high for a jar in the kitchen, or twisted for that dastardly overhead on the tennis court. And now the pain in your …

Dynamic Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy for Pain Management

In our modern society, a sedentary lifestyle has become the norm worldwide.<p>Nowadays, people spend most of their time seated, whether they're hard at work at their location-neutral job, playing video games, or using the various social media platforms to interact or visit beautiful online …