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'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Southern States

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Fits Together

From space-time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

Meditation

50 hikes with the best views in the US that are definitely worth taking

If you’re already a part of the growing crowd of backpack-touting, dirt-loving women who are hitting the trails, then you know that taking a hike is …

Hiking

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

9 Things People Should Not Believe According To The Buddha

Because of the many sages, venerables, ascetics, and holy ones who passed their place, the Kalama people were in a state of confusion.<p>They were …

Spirituality

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

The six best programming languages to learn right now

Which languages are most popular among developers due to their high demand, and how to get started learning them.<p>Knowing which programming language …

Programming

One SIMPLE Way To Be A BETTER Programmer

<b>Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.</b><p>The “<b>one simple way</b>” is nothing but “<b>overcoming</b>” the “<b>delusion of creating future-ready</b> …

How to Code the Student’s t-Test from Scratch in Python

Perhaps one of the most widely used statistical hypothesis tests is the Student’s t test.Because you may use this test yourself someday, it is …

Data Science

How to make a video game: Developers say 'anyone can do it'

<b>When you think of game development, you might imagine hundreds of people working at huge studios like Sony or EA.</b><p>But independent developers, or indies, make big games too.<p>These are small teams, often with modest budgets, who make games without creative input from investors.<p>Popular farm simulator …

Game Development

Installing and getting started with Python

I like experimenting with and learning new things. I'd never looked at Python before, because its syntax put me off, coming from a background of …

Python Programming

A beginner's guide to AI: Natural language processing

<i>This is the third story in our continuing series covering the basics of AI. While it isn’t necessary to read the first article, which covers neural networks, doing so may add to your understanding of the topics covered in this one. If you’d like to know how computers “see,” visit the second article</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

A brief introduction to imaginary numbers

Just because imaginary numbers don’t exist, it doesn’t mean they are completely useless.<p>In 16th century Venice, formulae for solving equations were …

Mathematics

8 of the most beautiful state parks in the USA | Travel Feature

The USA's national parks get a lot of hype. From the Grand Canyon to the Everglades, America's backyard is pretty special. But while ever-increasing …

National Parks

Here are 5 recipes for homemade barbecue sauces that will outdo the store-bought kind

We’ve reached peak cookout season, which means several of you are probably in the midst of figuring out what to bring to the next one. Here’s the answer: barbecue sauce.<p>Before you ask, let us answer the next question: Yes, there will probably already be store-bought sauce there. But that doesn’t …

BBQ

6 Bad Habits That Are Destroying Your PC

We all want our computers to last forever, but if yours seem to die before their time, your habits could be to blame. Here's some behavior to …

Windows 10

6 Best Hikes in Bryce Canyon National Parks

Located about 50 miles northeast of Zion National Park in southern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park gets far less visitors than Zion or the Grand …

Top 13 Lean Protein Foods You Should Eat

Protein is an essential part of a balanced diet, but sometimes it’s accompanied by more fat and calories than you want.<p>Fortunately, there are a …

The Best Hikes in Hawaii

1 of 10<p>Leahi (Diamond Head)<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Kaena Point<p>3 of 10<p>Kaiwa Ridge/Lanikai Pillbox<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Sliding Sands to Halemauu, Haleakala …

Timsort — the fastest sorting algorithm you’ve never heard of

Timsort: A very fast , O(n log n), stable sorting algorithm built for the real world — not constructed in academia.<p>Timsort is a sorting algorithm …

The Best European Nude Beaches

1 Plage de Tahiti, St. Tropez, France<p>An “unofficial nudist beach,” like so many others along the Riviera, Tahiti Beach is popular with international …

The 10 Best Family Hikes in America

From Ocean Path in Acadia to the Trail of Ten Falls in Oregon, our outdoor expert offers her top picks for hiking with kids.<p>Taking kids on a hike can …

Loneliness really is bad for your heart, according to a new study

Our hearts can sometimes respond dramatically to our emotional state. For example, Broken Heart Syndrome is when heartbreak triggers sudden, intense chest pain, which can lead to severe heart muscle failure — despite the heart being otherwise healthy.<p>According to a new study, presented last weekend …

INFP Personality Profile

INFP (introversion, intuition, feeling, perception) is a four-letter abbreviation for one of the 16 personality types identified by the Myers-Briggs …

Rediscovering Portugal

An insider's guide to home buying and living in one of Europe's most eclectic countries<p>Luxury buyers looking for a new home in Europe would be wise …

15 Amazing Island Getaways — in America!

1 of 15<p>South Padre Island, Texas<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Galveston, Texas<p>3 of 15<p>Tybee Island, Georgia<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 15<p>Lanai, Hawaii<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

18 Beautiful Villages And Towns In Spain To Visit

Spain is one of those countries that’s totally different depending on which region you visit. I mean, it’s pretty vast (by European standards, at …

What to Know Before You Go: Guatemala

It’s hard to imagine someone traveling to Guatemala and leaving unchanged. The mountainous landscape is nothing less than magical, and the …

Central America

Why You Should Always Use a Sleeping Bag Liner

The sleeping bag liner is one of the most underrated pieces of gear. Most hikers don’t even bother adding this extra layer to their sleep system, but a good liner provides added insulation and warmth to your bag while creating a barrier between your dirty body and the difficult to clean synthetic …