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Become a grammar warrior in Sentence Wars

For you word game fans, there is a new challenge awaiting that will make you a word warrior and nonsense-writing ninja. Sentence Wars puts you in …

App Store

20 Words You've Been Butchering for Years

A Harvard linguist offers a monster list of commonly misused words.<p>Some languages, like French, have an official body that decides how words can and cannot be used. English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee. Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're …

Linguistics

Why Your Students Forgot Everything On Your PowerPoint Slides (Mary Jo Madda)

<b>Mary Jo Madda writes for EdSurge. This post appeared January 19, 2015.</b>Don’t fret, we’ve all been there: You’re up late the night before Thursday and …

Teaching

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Books

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

The Best Way to Get Smarter? Learn to Read the Right Way.

There is a Buffett & Munger interview from 2013 that we reflect on frequently. They discuss how they’ve leaped ahead of their peers and competitors …

The educational strategy that’s turning students into unimaginative robots

Science and math dominate the contemporary educational landscape in the United States. Almost everyone agrees that the country needs to shape workers with the skills to combat global problems like climate change, cancer and ailing infrastructures. There’s just one problem: a single-minded emphasis …

Education

What makes you laugh says a lot about who you are

Humor has long been the subject of serious research among psychologists, linguists, sociologists, philosophers, and neuroscientists. There’s an entire journal devoted to the topic and, though it may be hard to believe when you’re engrossed in the latest Hangover movie, humor is so much more than …

Joe Sugg Does Impressions of 75 Popular Movie and TV Show Characters in 5 Minutes

British YouTuber and filmmaker Joe Sugg recently released a great video where he does 75 impressions of popular characters from movies and television …

Adam Savage Visits the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition

On a recent episode of Tested, Adam Savage visited the incredible Stanley Kubrick Exhibition on display at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San …

The Poo-Plunger, A Poop Emoji Shaped Plunger

The Poo-Plunger by The Plunger Project is a poop emoji shaped plunger designed with the slogan “Smile While You Plunge.” The creators are currently …

Why It Is More Difficult to Crash Into the Sun Than Leave the Solar System

MinutePhysics explains the reasons why it is more difficult to crash something into the Sun than it is to propel it out of the solar system …

How to Build Your Own Green Lantern Power Battery

On a recent episode of the AWE Me show <i>DIY Prop Shop</i>, host Vinny Logozio demonstrated how to build your own version of Green Lantern‘s epic power …

Engineer Mehdi Sadaghhdar Demonstrates the Properties of Graphite and Sets Himself on Fire

ElectroBOOM host Mehdi Sadaghdar repeatedly set himself on fire while he demonstrated graphite and its more exciting properties.<p>Graphite is one of …

A Clever 3D Printing Pen That Converts Recyclable Plastic From Bags and Bottles Into Filament

The Renegade is a very clever 3D printing pen that uses recyclable plastic from bags and bottles to create inexpensive, readily available filament …

Flowchart: Which Pet Should You Get?

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The Dino Pet, A Toy Dinosaur That Comes to Life With Bioluminescent Dinoflagellates

The Dino Pet is a toy dinosaur that comes to life with bioluminescent dinoflagellates. When the microorganisms are agitated, they glow brightly and …

Tested Checks Out Prop Builder Dave Goldberg’s Amazing Star Wars Models

Tested editor Norman Chan recently attended the Replica Prop Forum‘s annual meetup, where members share their costumes, props, and impressive builds …

Is watermelon loaded with sugar? What you need to know about common food myths

It’s often quite a challenge to eat healthy.<p>So many foods carry a “health halo” and it’s increasingly difficult to cut through the hype. Here's the reality about some of the most common and stubborn myths about about our favorite foods.<p>Honey is a healthier choice than white sugar<p>Honey is found in …

How Elementary Teachers Master Their Subjects in Top-Performing Countries

NCEE's Center on International Education Benchmarking released an important new report this week by noted Australian researcher Ben Jensen and his …

It Turns Out There's a Surprising Health Benefit to Biting Your Nails

Maybe it's not such a bad habit after all?<p>If you bite your nails, you’ve probably been on a quest since, <i>oh</i>, forever to quit. But a new study has found that it’s actually doing you a solid in the health department. (Your nails, however, are a different story).<p>According to the research, which was …

Dallas Survivors Recount Harrowing Scene: 'Any Mother Would Have Did What I'd Done'

Shetamia Taylor was paralyzed by sound of gunfire before she could process the deadly scene that was unfolding in Dallas.<p>Pop. Pause. Pop. Pop.<p>Taylor brought four of her sons to the rally in downtown Dallas on Thursday to participate in a peaceful march in the wake of two black men who were shot …

The Energy and Curiosity of A.D.H.D. Are Assets, Not a Disability

Part of what has made attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or A.D.H.D., the most prevalent psychiatric illness affecting young Americans today …

How Jupiter saves Earth from destruction

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA scored a bull's-eye with its latest space spectacular. From a distance of a half a billion miles, NASA guided its Juno space probe so that it went into a flawless orbit around Jupiter, only the second time in history this has been done. Some have compared this feat to trying to thread …

Mollycoddled students unfit for adult life, warns expert

The youth of today will be incapable of becoming tomorrow’s leaders due to “helicopter parenting” that leaves them unable even to choose a salad dressing, a student expert has warned.<p>Julie Lythcott-Haims, the former Student Dean at Stanford University in California, said mollycoddling parenting …

Mental Health

It’s official — the internet is making us dumb: The more you read online, the worse you write

A study of MBA students finds both complexity and style in writing suffer when people read mostly digital content<p>Erin Coulehan<p>June 10, 2016 5:24pm (UTC)<p>I’ll always remember the year 1993 as a good one because that’s when I learned how to read. I was four years old, and desperate to engage in …

This Is Why Smart People Prefer Fewer Friends

Smart people value friendships and relationships just like anyone else, but they tend to be more selective with how they spend their time.

The First Person in History to Run a Marathon Without Telling Anyone About It

“First Person To Run A Marathon Without Talking About It” is a comedy sketch by Above Average about the first woman in history to run a marathon …

11 Life Lessons From Albert Einstein

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Call her the baby whisperer: This neuroscientist knows how to get any infant to sleep through the night

Does your sprog still wake up multiple times per night? Are you ready to weep? Author Polly Moore is here to help<p>Matt Schneiderman<p>April 17, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Van Winkle’s.<p>Polly Moore is something of a baby whisperer. The Director of Sleep Research at California …