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A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

Parenting

An Intense Animation That Imagines What Might Have Happened During the Last 48 Hours of Pompeii

In 2009, the Australian digital animation studio Zero One created “A Day in Pompeii“, an incredibly intense visualization that recreated what may …

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

If These Totally Real Tweets About Parenthood Don't Make You Laugh, You're Probably Not A Parent

"Sorry for what I said while I was raising children."

How Parents Can Predict Their Kids’ Future Careers

Kids don't know what they want to be so, if you're genuinely curious, it's best to ask them different kinds of questions.<p>Realistic (R)<p>I like to work …

Why are kids so bored, impatient, and fragile these days?

<b>Kids' social, emotional, and academic functioning has been declining for years, which suggests we need a new approach to parenting.</b><p>A friend of mine, …

Grades and Test Scores Don’t Matter. A Love of Learning Does.

6 Off-The-Beaten-Path Experiences for Adventurers

Sure, Paris is always a good idea, but after the 10th visit, it might be time to branch out. From Greenland to Uganda, these gorgeous off-the-grid …

National Parks

You've Probably Never Heard of This Incredibly Charming Florida Island

"Whatever you do, please," my fishing guide is telling me as we cast for speckled trout in the vivid Florida sunshine, "just don't go calling Cedar …

5 Secret Islands in Florida

1 of 6<p>Find A Hidden Florida Vacation Spot<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>Discover Matlacha/Pine Island<p>3 of 6<p>Uncover Cabbage Key/Cayo Costa<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Florida

Easy guitar theory: how to read music

<b>Learning to read notation as well as tab will help you play with other musicians. Our easy guide will get you started.</b><p>Don't Miss<p>Guitarists love …

Electric Guitar

10 Popular Travel Destinations You Can Actually Skip This Year—and Where to Go Instead

Just as amazing, but far more affordable.<p>Travel trends can sometimes seem inexplicable: A destination may get a boost from a hot movie, or a currency …

European Travel

The best mobile MMORPGs

MMORPGs still have quite a bit of growing to do in the mobile space, but we're starting to see these large scale multiplayer games more and more. …

Free-to-Play Action MMORPG Tera Is Out Now on PS4

Following on from the game's open beta last month, free-to-play MMO Tera has arrived in full on PlayStation 4. Hit up the PlayStation Store and you …

MMOGs

9 Travel Destinations for Introverts

Introverts love to travel as much as extroverts, they just prefer to skip places teeming with tourists. Breathtaking scenery, one-on-one …

Personality

Children have energy levels greater than endurance athletes, scientists find

Parents run ragged by their children may have suspected it all along.<p>Youngsters have greater energy levels than professional endurance athletes, scientists have discovered, meaning it is virtually impossible for the average adult to keep up.<p>And for mothers and fathers hoping that tiring out their …

Heart Rates

From Cape Town to Cairo — on Foot: What Mario Rigby Learned on His Cross-Continent Trek

When Mario Rigby decided to walk from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt, the first person he told was his mother — and she supported his …

South Africa

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Why You Should Go to Namibia Now

Travel<p>Pack your bags for this stunning African destination before everyone else does.<p>A land abounds with silty, ochre-colored sand dunes, ample opportunities for wildlife watching, and lines of rugged mountaintops jutting through the country—Namibia is often called “Land of the Brave,” a nod to its …

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Florida—Because Vacation Should Be Easy

According to TripAdvisor, these resorts give you the most bang for your buck.<p>Some things exist just to make life a little easier, and all-inclusive …

Mozambique

“If you are charged by an elephant, you must run and throw off your clothes,” says Jonito Timbane, recalling how he escaped an enraged tusker by …

Oat milk is poised to take over the US

Almond, soy, rice, hemp, macadamia, hazelnut, pea, flax, coconut, cashew, peanut, walnut—there’s been a recent explosion in the varieties of plant-based milks. It’s a crowded market, and the non-dairy cream of the crop right now is oat milk. It’s vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and GMO-free.<p>Oat …

Breakfast

Don't have time to replay the 'God of War' trilogy? Here's a recap.

How did Kratos get here?<p>The new <i>God of War</i> picks up many years after a trilogy that kicked off in 2005. Kratos has a new home. A wife and child. A …

Ancient History

8 Whole30 Snacks to Pick Up from Trader Joe’s

The 10 best sci-fi shows on Netflix

Hoping to banish all memories of the 1998 big-screen dud, Netflix has premiered its long-awaited remake of Lost In Space.<p>Early reviews suggest that …

Science Fiction

I'm an American who ate like a French person for a week — and it showed me just how different our diets really are

REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer<p><b>For seven days I followed the diet and lifestyle of the French.</b>• <b><br>I avoided processed food, tried French recipes, exercised</b> …

Is coca leaf the next South American superfood?

The coca plant has long gotten a bad rap thanks to the fact that cocaine is produced from its leaves. But before coca’s history was corrupted by that …

South America

[Last Day] Five Free Games For Amazon / Twitch Prime Subscribers Available

We're in April, which means a new stack of free games is available for Twitch users with Amazon Prime. This is all part of the Free Games With Prime program, which formally began last month and will continue each month going forward. [<b>Update:</b> It's the end of April, making this your last opportunity …

Freebies

Just back from: Djibouti

Peter taking in the deceptive vistas of Lac Assal © Peter Watson<p>Peter Watson, Lonely Planet Trailblazer and blogger at Atlas & Boots, recently returned from a trip to Djibouti.<p><b>Tell us more…</b> I spent 10 days exploring Djibouti, a tiny country on the Horn of Africa bordered by Ethiopia, Eritrea and …

Travel

Pittsburgh perks up: Why a visit to the Steel City feels so fresh

US City Breaks<p>Set the mood<p>Forget its steely rep, Pittsburgh's had a makeover.<p>Pennsylvania's way-out-west metropolis is today enjoying such a …

Travel