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School sport: Link made between fitness and showering

<b>More than half of secondary school boys and two-thirds of girls never shower after PE, a study suggests.</b><p>The paper, in the European Journal of Sports Sciences, concludes pupils who do not shower are less active.<p>The researchers, from the University of Essex, say children may be holding back in PE …

The Scary Way Energy Drinks Affect Athletes

The verdict: On one hand, the athletes performed between three and seven percent better after downing the energy drink. The energy drink group also reported feeling more muscle power after sipping the beverage. But then there’s the downside: Thirty-one percent of study subjects who had the energy …

What If Buying Condoms Was As Much of a Process As Buying Birth Control?

The video follows an earnest dude on a quest to get condoms, except he has to deal with exactly what women do when trying to take control of their reproductive health, from telling their parents as a teen that you're ready for birth control (ugh, that was the worst) to having to fill your …

A New Option For RIDICULOUSLY Safe Sex

The latex underwear fastens securely with buttons on the side, and when you’re ready to have sex, the guy is supposed to tuck the base of the condom into the Scroguard for airtight coverage. It has yet to be evaluated by the FDA, but their FAQ page says it is for “men with a high sex drive who …

20 Fun Facts About the Way We Drink, As Told By a Breathalyzer

Do you remember that handy little breathalyzer we reviewed last year that synced with your smartphone via Bluetooth? The BACtrack Mobile, as it's …

Skittles Maths Lesson - A Variety of Skills

Summary:<p>In this lesson students use a bag of skittles to practise their skills of converting fractions-decimals-percentages as well as representing …

Shape Lesson: Super Shape Shifter - Making Shapes

<b>Summary:</b><p>In this lesson, students learn shapes and put them together to make other shapes. Sounds really simple, yeah? Well it is. Just try the …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Blind pole vaulter flies fearlessly

It's easiest just to follow her lead, her parents explain, which would seem daunting at best considering Charlotte Brown uses a guide dog.<p>But Ian and …

New Jersey

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Nutrition

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Snapchat settles charges with FTC — some photos don’t disappear

The communication app based on ephemeral messages was charged by the Federal Trade Commission for misleading users<p>Snapchat, the smartphone application whose main draw is the ability to send photo, video and now messages that disappear in a matter of seconds, was charged by the Federal Trade …

Infographic: Smartphone Theft in America

According to Lookout, a mobile security firm, one in 10 Americans have been victim of smartphone theft. Of those victims, 68 percent would be willing to put themselves in danger to retrieve their phones. Why? Most said it was because of the data on those phones -- the photos, contact numbers, email …

Mobile

Why won't Nintendo let you be gay in its new life simulator?

The whimsical world of 'Tomodachi Life' is the latest battleground for marriage equality<p><i>Tomodachi Life</i> is an upcoming life-simulation game for the Nintendo 3DS that lets you explore a strange island where you can hang out with friends, play games, and even fall in love while playing as your Mii …

Snapchat will allow users to easily save messages

Ephemerality, it turns out, is ephemeral.<p>Snapchat has ascended the ranks of the Apple App Store since its release in 2011 by offering mobile messaging without the digital paper trail. Once viewed, photos sent via the app vanish in seconds.<p>But buried in its product updates released last week was …

Olympic Athletes and Caffeine

And recent research suggests up to three-fourths of the world’s elite athletes do just that. Take now-retired Scottish cyclist Chris Hoy, a six-time gold medalist. He’s so committed to his caffeine regimen that he reportedly lugged his own coffee machine and grinder to every competition, including …

Algebra Reflection tool

<b>Summary:</b><p>This resource gives students the opportunity to undertake a self-assessment on the topic of Algebra. It combines 4 reflection areas which (if …

Big Dairy wants chocolate milk to be the new post-workout recovery drink

With the American milk business souring, the dairy industry is casting a covetous eye on athletes in need of a restorative post-workout beverage.<p>A campaign has gradually been building to convince exercise fiends to drink chocolate milk instead of protein shakes. Milk producers like Shamrock Farms …

Workouts

Lattice Multiplication Lesson - Making 2 and 3 Digit Multiplication Easy!

Summary:<p>In this lesson students will investigate how to solve 2 digit and 3 digit (even 4 digit) multiplication using a ‘lattice diagram.’ Performing …

Handball Rules – Information Card

This resource card is a information card that is primarily a teaching resource but could be given to pupils as a pupil resource. It outlines the …

Teaching Volume - A Lesson Plan in Calculating Volume with MAB (2)

Summary of lesson plan:<p>This is the second of two lesson plans that allows students to explore the concept of volume. They will understand that volume …

Table Tennis Moveable Targets

Here are some Table Tennis targets I have used in the past to differentiate learning outcomes and stretch pupils. They vary in size and can be placed …

Effects of alcohol lesson

<b>Summary:</b><p>This lesson focus is on alcohol. Students are able to predict the consequences of their choices, eg use of tobacco and alcoho, explaint he …

Kanga 10's- Maths Lesson

<b>Summary:</b><p>In this lesson, students will play a modified game of Kanga Cricket in which they obtain data, present it and then analyse what they see. …

Addition Lesson with numbers from 1-100 - How to quickly add!

<b>Summary:</b><p>This lesson is about famous mathematician Karl Gauss, it combines to 2 parts: The mathematical problem as well as an inquiry part. The maths …