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Psychology

Top 10 UK mini-breaks with kids for October half-term

From Bristol’s new Concorde museum to spotting Sumatran tigers in the Kent woods, young children will love these autumn breaks. We’ve added hostels and affordable hotels, too, to make them overnight getaways See our top half-term breaks for teenagers<p><b>Aerospace Bristol</b><p>Aerospace Bristol (adult £15, …

Top Gear

Wat leren we kinderen tijdens het voorlezen? - Nieuws

<b>Voorlezen is niet alleen ontzettend leuk, het is ook heel belangrijk voor de ontwikkeling van kinderen. Door regelmatig voor te lezen, leren kinderen</b> …

Sustainability

How much can you exercise while pregnant?

For years, mothers-to-be have been told to cut back on exercise and take it easy despite the positive effects on body and mind. So how much is OK – and what workouts are recommended?<p>‘Stop running, kill the wild swimming and be careful about cycling.” I like my GP – he is a funny, hardworking man, …

Yoga

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Pedagogy

UK road trip: Dorset to Cornwall

It’s golden beaches, epic views and fine seafood all the way along this lazy week-long route from the Jurassic Coast to foodie Falmouth More road trips: Anglo-Scottish Borders | coast to coast<p><b>Weymouth</b> beach is broad and sandy and the colour of turmeric; a proper bucket-and-spade beach. Hire a …

National Trust

UK road trip: northern England from coast to coast

Crossing three national parks and the Pennines, it goes without saying that this one-week route is a stunner, from Scarborough all the way to the Lake District More road trips: Anglo-Scottish Borders | Dorset to Cornwall<p>It’s worth getting up early in <b>Scarborough</b>: this is the east coast and dawn can …

Scotland

Not Quite Rational Man

For more than a century, neoclassical theory dominated economic thinking. Neoclassical economics is a theory based on three key assumptions: …

Daniel Kahneman

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

JavaScript

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer …

An introduction to Python on Android

There are many reasons that you might want to start Android development. Building an app that will make you rich and change the world is only one motivation; others include learning to code, building tools that you can use yourself or even just having fun and impressing others. Programming is a …

Python Programming

This Subscription Service Teaches Kids How to Code

Technology has taken over playtime. According to Common Sense Media, the number of kids who’ve used mobile devices has nearly doubled since 2011. Wondering what kids are actually doing on their tablets, laptops and smartphones? Well, they are most likely playing games (63 percent) or using apps (50 …

Kids

Mildred Dresselhaus, the Queen of Carbon, Dies at 86

Mildred Dresselhaus, a professor emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose research into the fundamental properties of carbon helped transform it into the superstar of modern materials science and the nanotechnology industry, died on Monday in Cambridge, Mass. She was 86.<p>Her death, …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

How to choose a picture book for your child in a divided world

When we read to a child we are also reading to ourselves – and, in our increasingly polarised society, small choices make a big difference<p>I have spent a lot of time over the past few years reading picture books. As a mother of a three-year-old and working in children’s publishing, sometimes it …

Books

City breaks with kids: Berlin

In our new series of ‘mini’ breaks, local parents tip the attractions kids will love - and the ones to avoid - plus where to refuel and where to call it a night<p>More in this series: Amsterdam | Paris | Barcelona | Rome<p><b>I’m bored!</b><p>For all its reputation as the capital of cool, Berlin makes a fabulous …

Germany

Praten over school: zo vertelt je kind meer

Hoe was het op school vandaag? Wat heb je allemaal gedaan? Standaardvragen die je geïnteresseerd aan je kind stelt na schooltijd. Vaak moet je het …

Introduction of the pdfsearch package

(This article was first published on <b>Educate-R - R</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>I’m happy to introduce an add-on package, pdfsearch, that …

10 of the best women-only activity holidays

Demand for women-only breaks is growing. These activity trips include yoga, surfing, boot camps, and dog-sledding, from Kent to Kilimanjaro<p>Via ferrata, Italy<p>Desperately Seeking Adventure runs active trips for small groups of women of all ages – the oldest participant so far was 72. There are two …

Paragliding

21 Homemade Cleaner Tips That Actually Work Better Than Commercial Cleaners

You may have heard of cleaning with vinegar and baking soda, but you may doubt if they really work. I can assure you that they absolutely work – and …

Living Rooms

Zo sluipt de geheime dienst bij u naar binnen

Twee opmerkelijke gebeurtenissen laten zien waarom encryptie de laatste strohalm is tegen spionerende diensten. Lees hier het verhaal van journalist …

UN's Michael Møller Reveals 17 Facts That Will Change Your Understanding Of The Refugee Crisis

'We've forgotten that this happened before'.<p>Journalists and politicians are wilfully ignoring the facts about Muslims and migrants, a senior figure …

Amnesty International

9 Easy Beauty Hacks Using Coconut Oil

Parenting Hacks - For Parents of School-Age Children

Babies.<p>Toddlers.<p>Teenagers.<p>All of these age groups seem to have entire websites dedicated to the challenges of parenting.<p>But what about the group …

How to do a literature review: Citation tracing, concept saturation and results’ mind-mapping

There is a number of academics (and coaches and consultants) who have both a strong presence online and do a marvellous job of writing excellent blog …

Humanities

Book Review: Eden 2.0: Climate Change and the Search for a 21st Century Myth, by Alex Evans

In his new book, Eden 2.0 (just 68 pages, published today, but currently only available on Kindle, which is bad news for technophobes and tree …

Framing

5 Homemade Hairsprays To Try This Summer

Warning: Phthalates in hairsprays have been linked to increased risk for breast cancer in women.<p>Thankfully, there are simple recipes that you can use …

How to win an argument with a teenager

Learn about the hypothalamus reaction and don’t be afraid to engage in a row<p><b>1</b> <b>One thing that’s hard to understand</b> – for parents and teenagers – is the hypothalamus reaction. This is when you get an extreme reaction that can happen quickly, in reaction to very little or even nothing. This explains …

Parenting

10 Must-Read Books About The City Of Tomorrow

With the Easter holidays coming up, you might find some more time to grab a book and learn about the city of tomorrow. We have curated our favourite …

Innovation