Lou Matthews

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The Apple iPad 9.7" Is Everything We've Been Waiting For

I'll be the first to admit it: I'm one of those people that held on to their original iPad for years, dreading the moment when an iOS update would force me to upgrade. And when that finally happened, I was one of those people that scoured the internet for the oldest, cheapest model that I could …

Apple Pencil

James 1:19 KJV; Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath

Theology

Soylent has arrived at Walmart

The meal replacement drink was only available online until last year<p>Soylent may have been a polarizing powdered drink when it first went on sale four years ago, but it’s clearly developed a following outside of the startup world as a drink that’s said to be a substitute for a meal. And it may have …

Flavors

Solve Ontario's Math Education Problem For All Students, Not Just The Rich

Students at schools with median family incomes exceeding $150,000 per year are most likely to meet provincial math standards. What about everyone …

Education

This Former Google Exec Shares Why Leaders Get Happiness Wrong and Why Meditation No Longer Makes Sense

Mo Gawdat, author of 'Solve for Happy,' shares his happiness equation, so you can be content at work and in life.<p><i>In this series,</i> The Way We Work, <i>Entrepreneur Associate Editor Lydia Belanger examines how people foster productivity, focus, collaboration, creativity and culture in the workplace.</i><p>Mo …

Happiness

The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

Marketing

The Science of Snowflakes

After learning these big facts about these little crystals, you may never look at a snowflake the same way again.<p>1. Snowflakes are <i>not</i> frozen …

Weather

Income, race big factors in rates of 'gifted' students

Students from low-income families and students who are black or Latino are much less likely to be identified as gifted than more-affluent students …

Students

Middle School Math Assignments: Common-Core Aligned, But Not Rigorous

The good news, says an Education Trust review of a sample of more than 1,800 math assignments, is that most do target at least one or more of the …

Pedagogy

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

The unreasonable relationship between mathematics and physics

<i>This article is based on a London Mathematical Society popular lecture given by David Tong, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the university of</i> …

Physics

A Simple Way to Know How Much Weight to Lift

One of the questions most asked of personal trainers and weight training coaches is: "How much weight should I start with?"<p>Here's a simple way for …

Exercise

To Become a Leader Stop Schmoozing Others and Focus on Yourself

Getting into the leadership cadre is really about developing leadership skills: When your colleagues view you as a leader, rest assured the C-suite will come and find you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>First impressions endure. Therefore, be cognizant of the impression …

Leadership

What You Can Do When You Can't Stop Thinking About Something

There are only two things you can truly control—your thoughts and your behavior. No one else can choose either one of those for you. But sometimes …

Mindfulness

Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science

Click to enlarge<p>It's often easy to get stuck into a narrow view of what a particular field of study entails, but as Dominic Walliman reveals in his impressive science infographics, there's much more than meets the eye when thinking of particular STEM subjects. Walliman demonstrates the diversity …

Infographics

The 5-Move Workout That Tightens Your Core and Fends Off Back Pain

Chisel your middle and bulletproof your back with these classic core movements<p>This abs workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The routine consists of five core stability …

Workouts

Grouping students into ability-based sets holds back less able pupils

Students classed as less able are being hindered by being grouped into ability-based sets, according to new research published today in the Cambridge …

Pedagogy

"Grand Unified Theory of Math" Nets Abel Prize

The Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands has won the 2018 Abel Prize—one of mathematics’ most-prestigious awards—for discovering surprising and …

Mathematics

How ADHD Adults Cope Before Treatment

Coping in the Dark<p>“[W]hat I always intuitively did, from early on, was to avoid any kind of dependence/commitment…any kind of commitment, even a club …

Mental Health

5 Questions to Help You Find Your Sense of Purpose

Finding meaning makes us healthier and more fulfilled. Here's how to look.<p>Sometimes it feels that our culture has nearly reached a saturation point …

Happiness

6 Trendy Gadgets to Help You Create Digital Content for Social Media the Right Way

Incredibly clear photos? Livestreaming on Facebook? Making a startup promo video? This gear can help.<p>Creating content is getting a little easier, mostly thanks to new and technically more advanced gear. Cameras that shoot multiple photos in a row in extreme high-resolution; a new recording device …

Videography

Instantly compare different bikes' geometries with this handy online tool - MBR

Bike geometry geeks rejoice for geometrygeeks.bike<p>The geometrygeeks website is the world’s biggest open database of bike frame geometries, with tools …

Why the Tiny Weight of Empty Space Is Such a Huge Mystery

The amount of energy infusing empty space is too small to explain without a multiverse. But physicists have at least one avenue left to explore.<p>The …

Commentary: The education system is changing, but does true change remain elusive?

With the move to roll out Applied Learning Programmes to all primary schools by 2023, Channel NewsAsia’s Bharati Jagdish discusses whether the love …

Education

Strange Diamonds Reveal 'Ice-VII', a Form of Frozen Water We've Never Seen

"That's what you call a discovery."<p>We’re used to volcanoes spewing up magma and ash, but sometimes they’ll gush forth <i>diamonds</i>. And sometimes, those …

Earth Science

Become a Public Speaking Phenom With These 8 Simple Tips

Speaking onstage to hundreds of people can be daunting, so follow these tips to captivate an audience.<p>As a television anchor, I'm used to being in front of a camera. What I'm not used to is speaking to a room full of blinking, live human beings. It's one thing to stare into a camera lens; it's …

Public Speaking

How to ride yourself fitter without extra miles or killing the fun - MBR

Fitter by stealth<p>What’s the best way to build progress and ride faster on your bike, and still enjoy the riding itself? Should you go flat out each …

Five mountain biking myths that just aren't true

<b>Like many sports, mountain biking has a lot of things that are held to be truths, usually ones handed down like precious scripture from the wise</b> …

9 Industries That Will Soon Be Disrupted By Blockchain

In many industries, companies will need to adapt or be replaced.<p>Let's face it. Many people are resistant to technological changes in both their personal lives and at the office. However, what they often lack is the vision to see how the new technology they are resisting will improve their lives in …

Blockchain

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Get Rid of These 4 Bad Habits

Ever been tagged as someone who assumes too much? You may not like this article.<p>Think good communication matters at work? You bet. In fact, the world's most successful billionaire entrepreneurs have already declared its importance.<p>Warren Buffett recently told a graduate student earning his MBA at …

Communication Skills