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Traditional toys like jigsaws and Lego boost children's problem solving skills

Psychologists from Rhodes College in Memphis find playbox treats improve cognitive skills and spatial awareness<p>Children who play with old fashioned toys like jigsaws to building blocks will become better equipped to deal with problems from maths to map-reading, according to new research.<p>Traditional …

Can All Children Become Calculus Whizzes?

To increase access to advanced math options in high school, a suburban Maryland district is increasing the rigor of classes for younger kids.<p>In suburban Howard County, Maryland, lots of students take calculus in high school. Or at least, lots of white and Asian students do. In 2011, African …

Education

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Next Meeting Memorably Effective

I don’t know about you, but I love meetings. They’re always accurate, never late, and cover just enough information to be informative and not to waste anybody’s time.<p>Yeah, right.<p>Meetings are, more often than not, a pain point; a source of stress, heartburn, angst, and disgust all neatly packed into …

NFL wants fantasy football-based curriculum in elementary schools

Back when I was in elementary school, we used to play paper football. It didn't resemble actual football whatsoever, but we didn't care because it was called football and we loved football.<p>Too bad we didn't have<p>fantasy football-- and a guy like NFL chief marketing officer Mark Waller -- back then. …

A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children

Parents tend to approach video games like junk food: games are fine in moderation but ultimately they are an evil temptation that’s more bad than good. But according to an article published in <i>Pediatrics: The Official Journal Of The American Academy of Pediatrics</i>, we may be fundamentally mistaken in …

The Top 25 Restaurant Trends of 2014

From the bialy boomlet to uni overload, the food, drink, and restaurant design trends of 2014, as identified by Andrew Knowlton<p>From the bialy boomlet to uni overload, if it was trending in 2014, <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> was there to document it. What follows is a taste of everything he ate, drank, and …

San Francisco

Nothing can stop Amazon: Company may start testing delivery drones in India

The FAA’s ban on commercial drone use isn’t standing in the way of the tech giant<p>It appears that Amazon is pushing forward with delivery drones. The company's intention to use octocopter drones for small deliveries was announced by CEO Jeff Bezos at the end of 2013. Prime Air, as the project is …

McLaren P1 GTR revealed: 986HP of extreme madness

We should’ve believed them. McLaren warned us it was preparing something extreme for the P1 GTR, but even the outlandish concept sketches didn’t …

Le Mans

51 Dishes You Have To Make Before The End Of Summer

August may be coming to an end, but there’s still plenty of time to make some magical summer food.<p>From the veggies you can still pick up at the farmer’s market ― we’re looking at you, zucchini, eggplant and basil — to the sweet summer fruits and berries that are still hanging around, you’ve still …

83 Egg Recipes That We Always Crave

83 egg recipes is a lot of egg recipes. But is it enough?<p>Shockingly enough, Americans once ate twice as many eggs as they do today. Bring back the glory days with these 83 egg recipes, prepared every way you could imagine (baked! fried! poached! more!).

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The Eric Schmidt email confirming Google’s one-hour window to counter Facebook job offers

More fascinating emails continue to trickle out of the Google/Apple/Intel/Adobe wage-conspiracy case in California. In one exchange revealed last week, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt confirmed—in a huff—an extreme measure aimed at preventing Facebook from stealing his company’s …

Wall Street

10 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They're Too Cool to Listen

This week, my daughter turns 10, and two things occurred to me about this:<p>How the hell do I have a 10-year-old? Is a real adult going to show up and help out with this sometime soon?<br>• There are so many things I want to tell her -- now, before she is in the onslaught of middle school and too cool to …

Relationships

A Kid-Friendly Guide to Hong Kong

Travelers keep two kinds of lists: the bucket list and the “wanted” list. <b>Hong Kong</b> should be on both, particularly when traveling with children.<p>The striking contrast of the city’s modern skyline against the lush greenery of Victoria Peak certainly qualifies as a see-before-you-die spectacle, while …

92.9 The Bull

Pat: Very cool idea for parents.

A Clever System To Ensure That Kids Only Use Their Cell Phones In School To Do Work

With new technology under development at Qualcomm, kids wouldn’t be able to Candy Crush while in math class, but they could look up a problem sheet.<p>If you catch a kid using a cell phone in school, chances are they’re not doing class-related research. But what if instead of having access to Angry …

NHS is the world's best healthcare system, report says

Study by Washington-based foundation puts healthcare provision in the US at the bottom of its report<p>The NHS has been declared the best healthcare system by an international panel of experts who rated its care superior to countries which spend far more on health.<p>The same study also castigated …

Emma Stone And Andrew Garfield Are Still The Best At Dealing With Paparazzi

It’s really nice to see a couple of young Hollywood stars not only so seemingly in love with each other, but also so in touch with the things that really matter. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield were out and about in New York City today, and obviously the paparazzi were in full force following them …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

How to Make Twix Bars at Home

<i>All week long, our very own Jennifer Steinhauer from Weeknights with Jenny will be sharing recipes from her new book Treat Yourself: 70 Classic Snacks You Loved as a Kid (and Still Love Today). Follow along to win one of five copies we’re giving away -- and to take a trip down memory lane.</i><p><i>Today:</i> …

How much do you need to be happy?

Most people know in their heart of hearts that making gobs of money can't guarantee true happiness.<p>Then again, most would acknowledge that you need to have at least a minimum income for a shot at well-being - if only so you don't have to scrounge for every meal.<p>In between gobs and a bare minimum, …

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A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

National Parks

Shape Up Earring Set

Life’s Too Short for Boring Emails<p>Enjoy 15% off your first order when you join our mailing list.<p>Plus, we’ll hook you up with the best deals,<br>first …

Food & Drink Archives

Halloween party season is upon us! And we've got our eye on this delicious cocktail recipe. Read more »<p>Wanna sip your PSL in style? Give this autumn DIY a try! Read more »<p>We've made some tweaks to one of our fave summer treats. Try this recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free, added sugar-free, no-bake …

Watch 'Game of Thrones' mysteries explained (or disproved) with science

Sure, works of fiction are hardly subject to the rules of science, but the folks behind <i>It's OK To Be Smart</i> set out to explain many of the enigmas surrounding <i>Game of Thrones.</i> In the PBS digital short that awaits after the break, topics like the plausibility of Daenerys' dragons, winters that last a …