Jethro De Lisle

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Use This Body Language Cheat Sheet to Decode Common Non-Verbal Cues

Body language accounts for most of how we communicate and so it's helpful to know what certain cues can mean to gain a better understanding of what …

Microsoft Office Comes To iOS For Free

Microsoft Office fans who can’t put down their iPhones can take note: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are available on iOS as of Thursday. Better yet, they’re all free.<p>Previously, there were two different versions of the Microsoft Office apps for iOS mobile devices. There was the poorly received Office …

Harvard Secretly Photographed Classrooms To Monitor Attendance

Some 2,000 Harvard undergraduates, as well as some faculty, were photographed in lecture halls at the school last spring as part of a university study into student attendance. Harmless enough, right? Well, those photographs were taken without those students' knowledge or permission. And that has …

Lightweight, Ultralight, Backpacking and Hiking

6 Comments<p>/<p>The vast inventory at a REI Sale can be overwhelming. I've done a bunch of research to help you select the best lightweight gear at the …

A Good TED Ed Video Lesson on How Languages Evolve

November 4, 2014<br>In this excellent Ted-Ed video lesson, Alex Gendler provides a historical account of the development of languages.The overarching …

Most public school students aren't prepared for college work, data show

With top test scores and high graduation rates, Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook sees almost 90 percent of its graduates go off to college.<p>But it's another story in a small community just south of the Wisconsin border, where only about half of Harvard High School graduates enrolled in …

College & University

For-Profit College Rules Stir Fierce Debate

The new for-profit college rules announced this week by the U.S. Department of Education have elicited vehement detractors from both sides of the debate, who believe that the regulations either go too far or don’t go far enough. The Mississippi Center for Justice, for example, argues that the Obama …

Why do we scream?

Despite our fascination with screams, science knows relatively little about them. The psychology of screams …<p>Harold Gouzoules, an Emory University …

9 Hiking Tips For People Who Hate Hiking

It's autumn, and you want to see the changing leaves so bad you can feel the hairs on the back of your neck tingling with excitement. Oh wait, that's …

Kindness Really Does Make You More Attractive

If teen movies have anything to say about it, the hottest people are usually also the meanest, while the nice guys are the ones who can't get a date. But according to some rather encouraging new research, an attractive personality may be one of the most important factors in perceived beauty. In …

Quiz: what mental disorder do you have?

You can’t move for online quizzes these days. Nearly every fourth Facebook post seems to be the result of a far-fetched but strangely specific quiz that claims to reflect some aspect of your personality, like “What kind of candy are you?” or “Which Disney Ear Hat should you wear?” or “What Office …

Don’t Open Random PowerPoint Presentations From Strangers Right Now (Or Ever, Really)

Heads up! In what feels like a throwback to the late 90s/early 2000’s, Microsoft has discovered one <i>helluva</i> bug in Microsoft Office. Executed properly, the bug could be exploited to take over your entire system running just about any version of Windows.<p>You can find Microsoft’s full disclosure on the …

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question.<p>So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of …

Brain games exploit anxieties about memory loss for profit – scientists

Companies marketing “brain games” that are meant to slow or reverse age-related memory decline and enhance other cognitive functions are exploiting customers by making “exaggerated and misleading claims” that are not based on sound scientific evidence, according to an open letter signed by 73 …

Scientists Say We're All A Little Bit Face-ist

Seems everyone's a little bit "face-ist," sometimes. That is, we make subtle and essentially irrational judgments about people based on their facial features -- and use these judgments to make important decisions like hiring a new employee, voting for a political candidate, or determining the guilt …

Obama Administration Clarifies Anti-Bullying Protections For Students With Disabilities

When a 10-year-old student with ADHD and a speech disability talks in a high-pitched voice, gym class can become a nightmare. Other students call him "gay" or a "weirdo." He becomes yet another student with disabilities who gets bullied at a higher rate than his peers -- a problem the federal …

New Report Implicates UNC's Athletics Department In Fake Classes Scandal

A previous report released in 2012 revealed a long history at UNC of classes in the Department of Afro and African-American Studies that never met, as well as a culture of changing and improving grades. These classes were heavily populated by student athletes.<p>The 2012 report cleared the UNC …

Fake news sites are using Facebook to spread Ebola panic

There’s a scary story bouncing around Facebook, accruing hundreds of thousands of likes: the small town of Purdon, Texas, has been quarantined after a family of five was diagnosed with Ebola. The story is a total hoax, put out by a deeply cynical site called the National Report. But to the 340,000 …

Section 1: Media Sources: Distinct Favorites Emerge on the Left and Right

When it comes to getting news about government and politics, there are stark ideological differences in the sources that online Americans use, as …

Therapy cures hearing loss from loud noises - Futurity

By boosting a protein in mice, scientists reversed hearing loss. Now they want to test the therapy in people.

How does the brain pay attention?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the next big mystery of the brain and the upcoming exodus from Earth.<p><b>Brain</b> <br>Anatomy of attention <br>Alan Lightman | New Yorker | 1 October 2014<br>Brain scans tell us what the brain does – or least, where it reacts – when subjected to particular stimuli. …

A 19-Year-Old's Face-Tracking Software Will Change The Way People With Autism Recognize Emotions

By the time he was 15, Catalin Voss produced the No. 1 podcast on the Germany iTunes stores and commuted back and forth between his native Heidelberg and Silicon Valley to work for Steve Capps, one of the designers of the original Macintosh Apple computer.<p>During freshman year at Stanford …

This Is How Technology Is Affecting Your Relationship

It is now an uncontested fact that technology is pervasive throughout our lives. But how often do we assess its presence in our relationships, recognizing how, exactly, it has impacted the way we interact with those closest to us?<p>Historically, we are going where no human has gone before, hooked up …

Brain baloney has no place in the classroom

If you want to make a neuroscientist’s head explode, all you need to do is confidently and triumphantly tell them that humans only use 10% of their brains. Or that right-brained people are more creative than left-brained people. Or that jiggling your head around gets more blood to the brain so you …

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

Social anxiety: why the mundane can be terrifying

One of the weirder traits humans have is the ability to be deeply unnerved by situations or contexts that many others would find utterly mundane. There are many examples of this. Here’s one from my own life: I don’t like using the phone. Never have.<p>As a child, I would do anything other than use the …

Grit Trumps Talent and IQ: A Story Every Parent (and Educator) Should Read

Angela Duckworth and her team devise strategies to help students learn how to work hard and adapt in the face of temptation, distraction, and defeat.<p>PHILADELPHIA—MacArthur Foundation "genius" award winner and research psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth is a reluctant star. Her pioneering studies at …