Michael Crook

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I learned more from 5 days without sugar than in 20 years of dieting

In 2015, I started trying to be more conscious of the way different foods make my body feel. I’ve always been anti-diet but like many women have fallen prey to popular diet fads at different times in my life. As time passed and I’ve become more aware of various forms of "food hangovers,” I decided …

This is the single best diet for your overall health, according to nutrition experts

We thinking less about diets as being for rapid weight loss and more about for creating lifestyle changes that stick.<p>To help people sift through the noise and find science-backed plans that work for years rather than weeks, US News & World Report ranked 38 eating plans.<p>The rankings considered …

How to get rid of malware on your Mac

Though it's not easy to hack into or break through a Mac's security, it is possible, especially if someone accidentally installs malware without …

Operating Systems

5 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 often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Music Education Apps

40 Music Education Apps The use of apps has revolutionized many aspects of music education, and what happens in the classroom. There are apps to help …

Making Putts Is More About Setup Than Stroke

Just as the eyes are the windows to the soul, the setup in putting is the window to the stroke. If left alone, the stroke will mirror the positions established at address. Set up well, and your stroke will flow naturally; set up poorly, and you'll be fighting yourself the whole way. It's easy to …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Siblings

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

L Is For Learning: A New Book On Proven Approaches And How Teachers Can Use Them

New Book Seeks To Inspire Teachers To Innovate In The Classroom<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>I was reporting recently on the challenges the DIY "maker movement" faces as it moves into more classrooms, when I flipped through a copy of the new book, <i>The ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches,</i> …

The science of getting your kids to eat more vegetables

<i>Parenting in the information age can be maddening. Data and opinions are everywhere, but helpful advice often feels in short supply. In our Mom and Scientist series, Quartz journalists Jenny Anderson, a mother of two, and Akshat Rathi, a scientist, tackle challenging topics by balancing complex</i> …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

If you're tired and sleepy all the time, this is what you must eat

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Instead of downing endless cups of coffee (more about that later), get to the root of the problem.<p>LIFE<p>| Hello, Health …

Wellness

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

Reducing Stress: What Scientists Learned From the Children Who Survived a Famine During the Deadliest War in History

Thankfully, most of us will never have to live through a period of intense stress like the Dutch Hunger Winter. That said, stress is still part of our daily lives and it is perhaps the greatest burden to our long-term health.<p>There was nothing left to eat.<p>The butter had disappeared in October. By …

Immune System

Putting sleep myths to bed: experts answer the questions that keep you awake at night

Meet our expert panel<p><b>Dr Guy Meadows</b> is a specialist in chronic insomnia and clinical director of The Sleep School, London<p><b>Derk-Jan Dijk</b> is professor of sleep and physiology at Surrey’s Sleep Research Centre<p><b>Gillian Twigg</b> is principal clinical scientist at the sleep centre at Imperial College …

Sleep

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Entrepreneurship

The science of learning: five classic studies

Want to know how to learn better? Here’s what psychologists have discovered about the mental processes involved<p>A few classic studies help to define the way we think about the science of learning. A classic study isn’t classic just because it uncovered a new fact, but because it neatly demonstrates …

The Brain

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …