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Google Messenger is the best all around texting app for Android devices

Android can be a bit confusing sometimes with the endless possibilities of customization. One of the most confusing areas is with app duplication. …

Apps

27 Brilliant Hacks Every Cat Owner Needs To Know

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Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds

• Facebook<br>• Twitter<p>For incoming college freshmen, one of the biggest academic challenges is learning ... well, learning how to learn. And experts say that using a laptop to take notes in class is a step in the wrong direction.<p>The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased …

Teaching

5 Habits to Start & Keep Today to Be More Organized

(Image credit: Sibylle Roessler)<p>Have you always dreamed of being a naturally organized person? Well, nature or nurture, it's not impossible to train …

Productivity

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

12 fitness 'truths' that are doing more harm than good

How many times a week do you need to work out to get in shape? If you're trying to lose weight, should you focus on exercise or diet? Is it better to hit the gym in the morning or at night?<p>Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or simply boost your mood, you've likely come across these questions, …

Exercise

12 Enjoyable Steps to a More Balanced Life

We tend to go over to the extremes in our search for more pleasure, when instead we should be looking for more balance if we want to live a happier …

8 Excuses You Need to Eliminate in Order to Succeed in Life

<b>1) “I’m too busy.”</b><p>To put it bluntly, busy is bullshit.<p>Everybody is busy today.<p>If you really want something, you absolutely will make time for it no …

Motivation

Like It or Not, Donald Trump Is News

On Friday, July 17, the Huffington Post announced that it would no longer cover Donald Trump, a candidate for President of the United States, as …

Donald Trump

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LG's ridiculously cute AKA gets a wider release

Wooky, Yo-Yo, Soul and Eggy are leaving South Korea. LG today announced that its crazy-awesome AKA smartphone — in four personas and friendly colors …

Mobile Technology

Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: What's Up, AIDA64

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When …

Apps

How To Stay Motivated All Day, Every Day

It is believed that those that are truly successful and able to conquer mountains and achieve their goals are people that are flawless and that don’t …

Motivation

One teacher’s 5 secrets for a fantastic math workshop

<b>Today, I’ve invited Meg from The Teacher Studio to share how she runs math workshop in her classroom. I really admire her approach to math</b> …

Teaching

Create free presentations without PowerPoint

Can't afford Microsoft's venerated program? Or maybe you want to build slide decks that really stand out? Try one of these PowerPoint killers.<p>Everybody likes to make fun of PowerPoint, but when it comes to expressing your ideas, making your pitch, and so on, the slide deck remains one of the most …

Google Docs

Helping Students Fail: A Framework

<b>Helping Students Fail: A Framework</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b><i>Ed note: This post is promoted by bettermarks, an adaptive math platform built around the idea of</i> …

Pedagogy

This sweet little stereo system sounds better than it has any right to

The venerable Lepai LP-2020A+ amplifier paired with the new Dayton Audio B452 bookshelf speakers are a winning combination, says the Audiophiliac.<p>As regular Audiophiliac readers know, I love writing about cost-no-object, high-end audio, but I also have a soft spot for dirt cheap, but decent …

Audiophile

Everything you need to know about Android launchers

Android launchers are apps that can spice up your phone's home screen or act as a personal assistant. Here's what you need to know about how they work and how to choose one that's right for you.<p>One of Android's best features is that you can design your phone's interface. Unlike the iPhone, where …

Apps

15 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

Apps

15 tips for organizing your Gmail

The quest for Inbox Zero

Apps

21 new Android 5.0 features you need to know about

Android News

10 sweet apps already spruced up for Android’s Material Design

Google premiered the Material design theme at its big Google I/O conference back in June, but only recently have developers been sending out apps in accord with the new look for the Android operating system.<p>And it isn’t just Googlers who’ve been doing the work. Startups have launched Material-style …

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Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev<p>Beautiful long exposure photos of stars taken in Russia. See also Lincoln Harrison's work.<p>SHARE:

Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School

In 2006, a group of high school students asked celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut to visit their school. He sent them the absolute perfect response.<p>According to Reddit user Alxmog1, students at Xavier High School in New York wrote to their favorite authors as part of an assignment. Vonnegut was the …

Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

The same is true in the classroom. Often teachers try to solve an unstable situation, only to escalate to the point where any intervention might not …

Teaching

You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.

You went to school so you think you know what teachers do, right? You are wrong. Here’s a piece explaining all of this from Sarah Blaine, a mom, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey who writes at her parentingthecore blog, where this first appeared.<p>By Sarah Blaine<p>We all …