Nomi Wybar

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This Is What It's Like To Have ADHD In Your Twenties

"My ADHD makes me impulsive, so I'm likely to choose short-term enjoyment instead of acting responsibly."<p>Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that can make people behave in inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive ways – and it can have a significant impact on …

Minimalism no more! How I discovered the joy of recluttering

<b>Clinical white walls and sparkling surfaces? So last year. In 2017 it’s all about letting go of your inner Kondo...</b><p>I used to have a recurring dream in which I walked through a previously unnoticed door at home, only to find myself in a secret extension, painted sparkling white and devoid of …

10 Brilliant Gifts for the Curious Kid in Your Life

Encourage someone’s boundless curiosity this holiday season. Here are 11 gifts designed for your niece who’s going through her “why” phase, your …

It's official: your school's marking policy is probably wrong

Ofsted is once again trying to bust the myth that extensive marking is best for students. When will the message get through?<p>Ofsted’s latest update for inspectors stresses – again – that inspectors should not be passing judgement on marking in schools. In the update, Sean Harford, HMI National …

How The Gorgeous Language Of Maps Helps Us Understand The World

Cartographers have a range of tricks to distill landscapes into two-dimensional narratives -- and the results are visually stunning.<p>Mapping is a tradition dating back thousands of years, and it might seem like there’s no ground left to cover. But cartographers’ tools still offer new and unique ways …

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How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

There's Now a Body of Research on What It Means to Be a Teacher Leader

Two researchers compiled a literature review of 12 years of studies and reports on teacher leadership, drawing conclusions about what it means to be …

Teaching

Save us from the fallacies and folly of old-fashioned ‘sex education’

Looking back, it seems like all this took place mere minutes before the Pill became available, mere hours before the Sexual Revolution and Free Love hit.<p>It was small-town Ontario in the early-to-mid-'60s, many decades before "sexting" and well before any of us shaggy-haired punks thought to …

Here's what happened when a couple only ate food from dumpsters for 6 months

Yes, it seems gross, and downright dangerous, to subsist on dumpster dinners (and breakfasts and lunches) for half a year. But that's just what this couple did—and lived to tell us all about.<p>Jen Rustemeyer and her husband Grant Baldwin didn't worry themselves with thoughts of scurvy and E. coli …

7 Problems Every Couple Inevitably Faces, According To Therapists

You're bound to run into these relationship roadblocks at some point.<p>When a relationship is brand new, loving your partner comes easy. You're still hyper curious about each other and growing as a couple every day. But eventually, you're bound to encounter some roadblocks that will test your …

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6 gadgets that provide fresh water to those who need it most

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>There are 1.2 billion people around the world do not have reliable access to fresh, potable water. That's why advancements in water purification technology are so important. Fortunately, there are a lot of innovative folks working on creative ways to solve water-scarcity issues by …

Who Needs Cameras? These 3D Maps Can Show Real-Time Moving Parts

Five years ago video game veteran Ian Hetherington decided he wanted to create a new kind of software platform that would merge games with the real world. He spent about three years building a platform that could turn regular map data into a 3D world that you could fly around, a more cartoonish …

Want to Make a Topographical Map? This Artist Will Show You How

Most topographical maps show 3D geographical information in a 2 dimensional way. This layered, laser cut map, however, is an object that directly reflects the elevation of Portland, Maine. Scott Shambaugh created this map of his hometown as a gift for his parents. Hills and ocean depths that would …

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The Surprising Meaning Behind The Most Popular Flag Colors

The world’s 196 countries stick to a strikingly small color palate when it comes to the design of their flags. Case in point: there are just <i>nine</i> countries on Earth whose flags don’t have any red or blue in them. But just because flags share colors doesn’t mean those colors symbolize the same thing. …

How I Went From Living in My Car to Owning My Own Company

What I learned about success and overcoming adversity from living in my car.<p>When I was 18 years old, I moved into a Honda Civic. I didn't get along with my parents, didn't have money for an apartment, and was not attending college. I read a lot about the student debt crisis many young people face …

Finding the Right Content to Tell Your Brand’s Story

As you’re well aware, there are a lot of brands out there who are all trying to tell their own unique story in an effort to bring in new customers. …

Ikea's Indoor Garden Has Consumers Assembling Their Own Salads

Imagine cutting the lettuce for your salad straight from your own home garden. It's a romantic idea IKEA has introduced as an easy-to-assemble …

Maps of the Week

In the year 1 C.E. the population of planet Earth was around 170 million. It is expected to reach 10 billion by the year 2100. You can explore the …

Plotting Choropleths from Shapefiles in R with ggmap – Toronto Neighbourhoods by Population

(This article was first published on <b>everyday analytics</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Introduction<p>So, I’m not really a geographer. But any …

Meet the baby whose birth was celebrated with 108,000 trees

Trees are often planted to give back to the planet and the people who live on it. In Bhutan, local residents planted not one but 108,000 trees to …

Six essential steps to present data persuasively

<b>“The graphic method has considerable superiority for the exposition of statistical facts over the tabular. A heavy bank of figures is grievously</b> …

Nobody can agree on how many girls there are in this photo

This picture has done the rounds on the internet and no one can decide how many girls there are in it<p>This image is so confusing - how many girls are there in the photo?<p>Swiss photographer Tiziana Vergari has decided to mess with everyone's minds by posting this image on Instagram.<p>The photo was taken …

10 Mind Blowing Optical Illusions

Create better infographics in 4 steps

When was the last time an infographic made your job—or at least your day—easier?<p>It took me a couple of beats before I could think of an …

How Pentagram’s Paula Scher Makes A Map

For the graphic designer—and sometimes cartographer—it’s about creative interpretation, not literal depiction.<p>Compare New York City’s wayfinding signage to this hand-drawn map of the city’s buildings and landmarks. One is certainly a more faithful depiction of the street grid; both are steeped in …

Ontario parents fear government will close schools for learning disabled

The Ontario government is reviewing the future of publicly funded schools for children with severe learning disabilities as the application process for new students has been put on hold and parents fear the government intends to shutter the schools to save money.<p>Three so-called demonstration …