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4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

10 Indispensable Android Apps for Teachers

May 13, 2015<br>For those of you using Android operated devices in their teaching, these apps are absolutely a must have. We have curated this list from …

Education Technology

Sustainable Construction Technologies to Save the Earth

<b>By Jona Jone</b><p>Without a doubt, green building is on the rise as global trends attest. According to the World Green Building Trends survey, 51 percent …

7 Things You Never Knew About Body Odor

<b>Your hair can enhance the odor.</b> It's actually not the actual sweat from apocrine glands that creates that smell. Stench-causing bacteria happens to be attracted to that particular sweat, says Bowe. And once they break down the fats in apocrine sweat, the stay-away-from-me aroma appears. The more …

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

10 Google Spreadsheet Tricks & Tips You Probably Didn’t Know

Google Docs has been the free alternative to Microsoft Office for the longest time now. This is due in part to how the Google document suite allows …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of Michigan

The 71 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

With millions of Android apps to download from the Google Play store, it's understandable that you might feel a bit rudderless. Don't fret – we're …

Apps

He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving. Here's What They Told Him.

Karl Pillemer has spent the last several years systematically interviewing hundreds of older Americans to collect their lessons for living.<p>Pillemer admits he's an advice junkie. He's also a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University.<p>Some years ago, after turning 50, he wondered whether there is …

Relationships

5 Tricks That Make Your Slow Cooker Even More Useful, If That's Even Possible

The slow cooker is a magical device. Put a couple ingredients in it, turn it on, leave for work and return to a fully cooked, flavorful and tender meal. You can make everything from French onion soup to carne asada nachos in your slow cooker, but its almost mystical powers don't stop at dinner. You …

Cooking

How To Make Tuna Salad Without Mayonnaise. Because Yes, You Can.

Nothing will ever replace the classic tuna sandwiches we ate as kids. Our tuna was served on white bread, bound together with a couple knifefuls of mayonnaise, and we ate them happily while sitting at the kitchen counter, with our legs swinging, too short to touch the floor.<p>But as we've matured, so …

Healthy Eating

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

The Best Browser Privacy Tools (That Don’t Make Life More Difficult)

In a year when social media giants and governments alike have made headlines for tracking users online without their consent, battening down the …

Adobe Flash

The Best First Smartphone for Your Child

There’s no more modern rite of passage than the first smartphone. How else for kids to text their friends (all of whom, rest assured, “already have …

Samsung Galaxy

Ebola Is Coming. A Travel Ban Won't Stop Outbreaks

Ebola has officially gone global.<p>The World Health Organization recently confirmed that a Spanish nurse was the first case of transmission outside Africa. Now it seems the first patient diagnosed in the United States transmitted the disease before he died.<p>More outbreaks are on their way.<p>While …

Getting the Most Out of Your Old iPhone

As the weeks pass since the debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there are less opportunities to get significant money from your old devices.<p>For those of you who are now using a newest model iPhone, there is no reason to sell your older one for peanuts or shove it into a drawer. Get creative, …

Apps

The Vinegar Myth: Vinegar as a Natural Cleaner Dos and Don'ts

Shares 79<p><i>Note from Ann:</i> Wait! What? Vinegar is not a great natural cleaner? Before you get too upset, read what the author has to say about how to …

15 Best Mobile Apps That Help You Earn Money for Doing Almost Nothing

Disclosure:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Online Education

Listen up: Educational podcasts are here to stay

Before there were iPhones, iPads and the App Store, Apple was already serving up educational and instructional content on mobile devices to anyone …

Education Technology

Tiny Life Changes That'll Bring You Major Bliss

11 Tiny Life Changes That'll Bring You Major Bliss<p>You don't need to go on a tropical getaway to feel happier ASAP<p>Yes, pulling a Seth Cohen and sailing off to Tahiti on a yacht would <i>probably</i> bring you major bliss. But you don't have to go big to score big happiness—the smaller stuff actually works …

15 best camera Apps for Android

Cameras on smartphones are a much bigger deal than they used to be. Companies are chomping at the bit to make their cameras more reliable, work better in low light, and add features that people want. Many will base their purchase decisions on the strength of the camera. The point is that cameras …

Mobile Photography

15 best free Android apps of 2018!

Android’s biggest strength is its app ecosystem. There are a digital ton of Android apps. People downloaded them billions of times. Some of them cost money and some of them don’t. Usually, the best apps will cost you a few bucks. However, there are plenty of amazing options that don’t cost you …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

Head Back to School Via Flipboard’s Virtual Classroom

It seems early, but here in California many kids are already back to school. And while we don’t really miss the days of homework and gym class, we do …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

Drone video shows off Apple’s massive new spaceship campus

The mock-up photos of Apple’s new spaceship campus already show off its massive size, but now a drone video shot from above the construction site …

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …