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3 Types of Unintentional Learning (And How to Make Them Intentional)

Just as those watermelons and cantaloupe came up on their own, I thought about how this concept works with my students.<p>I deliberately teach my …

Teaching

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Starstruck<p>Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven …

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

Education

Windows 10 Is Now a "Recommended Update" That's Automatically Downloaded

Microsoft isn’t forcing Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10, but they are pushing it on them pretty aggressively. Windows 10 is now …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Fix Blurry Fonts in Windows 10 with This Utility

If you have a high-resolution display, you’ve probably noticed that some apps have blurry fonts when scaled up. Even stranger: some apps that used to …

Why Facebook Makes Your Images Look Like Crap, and How to Fix It

If you use Facebook, you’ve probably uploaded a picture at some point. While Facebook is great for sharing, it also uses some pretty ruthless …

I’ve got some bad news about content writers

You have to pay them like real people ☹<p>I’m sorry you have to hear it like this, when you already have so many mouths to feed: your developers, your …

How to Know If You Talk Too Much

You may have heard the saying, “When you’re in love, smoke gets in your eyes.” Well when you’re talking, smoke gets in your eyes <i>and</i> ears. Once you’re on a roll, it’s very easy to not notice that you’ve worn out your welcome. You may not even realize that the other person is politely trying to get a …

When Mommy and Daddy Took the Toys Away

Story by Gina Ciliberto<br>Illustrations by Jesse Lucas<p>12.2.14<p>Share:<p>Hold those sleigh bells, Santa: A growing number of Americans are rethinking the urge …

Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.<p>You hear a lot nowadays about the magic of big data. Getting hold of the right numbers can increase …

Learn to Read Your Blood Test Results Before Your End-of-Year Physical

Many of us are getting a free end-of-the-year physical, but those blood test results can be confusing. This guide from Greatist explains the common …

How Would You Do On The Supposedly Smarter SATs? (Updated)

The dreaded college entrance exam is getting revamped. Take our quiz to see how the new questions stack up against the old.<p><b>Update, December 16, 2014:</b><p>The charts above show how 310 readers did on our highly abbreviated SAT exam. The quiz included a verbal and a math question from both the current …

How Fit Are You? Test Yourself with These 6 Exercises

Evaluate your strength, flexibility, and full-body fitness with our ultimate benchmark workout.<p>Where is your body the strongest? The weakest? If you’re guessing right now, don’t go another week without doing these six exercises, which will give you objective answers to those two very important …

9 Easy Tips For Finding Exactly What You Want On Google

Although everyone knows how to search for something, there are a few quick tips that can help you get the exact results you're looking for, faster.<p>Google offers a "Power Searching" class and we took it so you don't have to.<p>In the class, Dr. Dan Russell, a research scientist at Google guides you …

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being

To most people, a smell isn't just a fragrance -- it's a memory. When you get a whiff of chocolate chip cookies, you may think of baking in your Mom's kitchen. When a warm breeze blows the smell of fresh flowers, you're instantly rocketed back to your first dance and the corsage your date …

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being dubbed one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has …

How to Make GIMP Work More Like Photoshop

Over six months ago, I stopped using Adobe Photoshop and switched to the open source alternative, GIMP, for all my personal photography projects. …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

How To Listen When Someone is Venting

<i>Even the most level-headed among us deal with anger and frustration at some point. A common reaction? Venting. We've all done it. But what's the best</i> …

Three Gentle Moves For a Stronger Back

I can’t even count how many times a client has entered my studio and complained of back pain, whether from sitting too much or sleeping the wrong …