Ryan Martin

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Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Education Technology

20 exercises to bulletproof your joints and prevent injury

How Depression Could Be Severely Impacting Your Ability to Have Kids<p>How to Train Like a World Cup Soccer Player<p>The 10 Healthiest, Low-sodium Jerky …

Flu

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

Home Improvement

How to fix Netflix's annoying autoplay feature

Nothing sets off a good binge watching sesh like Netflix's autoplay feature.<p>Still, sometimes the feature, which automatically begins the next episode …

The Best Podcasts of 2017: You need to be listening to these shows right now

Bored of listening to the same music on your commute? Then there’s a good chance you need to spice things up a little bit with some new podcasts to …

Cheltenham Gold Cup: horse-by-horse guide to the runners

Bristol De Mai (Best price: 25-1)<p>Put himself into the discussion with a most impressive handicap success in January, giving weight and a 22-length hammering to a rival who won next time out. But soft ground at Haydock is very different to the conditions he’ll meet here and his stable, which was …

Horse Racing

Make every aspect of your life better by sending 5 simple emails

You can make strides in 5 fundamental areas by just sending 5 emails.<p>1. Happiness<p>Every morning send a friend, family member or co-worker an email to say thanks for something.<p>Might sound silly but it's actually excellent advice on how to make your life better.<p>There's tons and tons and tons of …

These 10 TED Talks Will Help You Improve Your Life | Inc.com

Think about all the areas in which you'd like to improve. Do you want to be more creative? How about less afraid? Maybe you just want to make better use of your time.<p>If you don't have the means to hire a coach to help you learn how to tackle your goals, don't panic. For every improvement you want …

So, Um, How Do You, Like, Stop Using Filler Words?

So, how do you, like, um, stop using verbal fillers that can make you sound, you know, nervous or not so smart?<p><b>Is there a name for this?</b><p>Communications experts describe “um,” “aah,” “you know” and similar expressions as discourse markers, interjections or verbal pauses.<p>They often occur when we are …

Body Language

Watch Tears In the Rain: A Blade Runner Short Film–A New, Unofficial Prequel to the Ridley Scott Film

Christopher Grant Harvey spent the better part of five years making <i>Tears In The Rain: A Blade Runner Short Film</i>. Unwilling to settle for something …

Blade Runner

Whether you are new to running or want to improve your pace, here’s how to get going<p>Running is a fantastic way to get fit. You don’t need much kit, you can do it anywhere (within reason) and it’s available to you all the time – you don’t need to wait for the gym to be open or a class to start; just …

Exercise

Hear Jeremy Irons Read the Poetry of T.S. Eliot (Available for a Limited Time)

We may have come nearly to the end of January already, but we can still call 2017 a new year — at least until we've listened to the poetry of T.S. …

‘Skins’: Where are the teenage tearaways now?

Ten years ago, E4 phenomenon 'Skins' hit our TV screens for the very first time<p>Credit: E4<p>From house parties to reckless relationships to deathly …

These were the best TV shows of 2016

<b>YouGov has conducted a mammoth survey to wrap up 2016 which asks people to vote for the best of everything entertainment.</b><p>The two favourite films for …

Budget airline Norwegian Airways to offer New York flights from UK for £56

Flights between Britain and the US for less than £60 are set to be introduced in the new year, the chief executive of low-cost carrier Norwegian …

Flying

The 25 best games of 2016: From Overwatch to Firewatch

Despite having its naysayers, there have been plenty of phenomenal games released over the course of 2016 across all gaming platforms.<p>From …

How to stay motivated and maximize your potential in life and in the gym

Thinking about why people do what they do has been a constant in the life of Duke psych professor Dan Ariely. As an 18-year-old, Ariely, who was born …

15 "Starts and Stops" That All People In Their 20s Should Put On Their New Year Goal List

Understanding Final Fantasy 15

From fighting to leveling to crafting magic, here's what you need to know<p>It's been a long time coming, but <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> is here. As always with the franchise, this massive time sink of a game requires a lot out of its audience to really tap into its true potential, so here's a breakdown of all …

Final Fantasy

The best Christmas films on Netflix, Amazon Prime and NowTV

Keep the mince pies within arm's reach and settle down with some of the WIRED team's favourite Christmas films available to stream on Netflix, Amazon …

Stan Lee has made 34 cameos in the Marvel universe — here they all are

Lee is an unrivaled legend in the comics world and the former President and Chairman of Marvel Comics. His creative work began in 1939 and includes hugely recognizable characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and the X-Men.<p>The 93-year-old icon has subtly appeared in all manner of Marvel …

Recovering After Your Half Marathon

You've just finished a half marathon — congratulations! Perhaps you're already thinking about doing another one, or maybe you're thinking that you're …

Marathons

No Matter Your Level, You'll Benefit From a 4-Week 10K Training Plan

If you signed up for a 10K race (6.2. miles) that's about a month away, you still have time to get ready for your race. Below are three training …

When to replace your running shoes

<b>HOUSTON</b> - Footwear specialist at Luke’s Locker Christina Rodriguez said brand, color and comfort are not the only things to consider when selecting …

Marathons

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There are three pursuits in which human methods are almost infinite in their variety. One is war, one is sex, and the other is losing weight. So I can understand the incredulity of a dear friend’s parents when I sheepishly admitted to them over glistening barbecued chicken how I’ve lost almost five …

MyFitnessPal

Study finds people wearing fitness trackers lose less weight than those who don't

A two-year University of Pittsburgh study on the correlation between wearable fitness trackers and long-term weight loss found you'll lose much less weight while wearing your Fitbit than you would with regular ol' diet and exercise alone.<p>The study enlisted 470 adults between the ages of 18-35, some …

Fantasy Football Week 3: Rankings, Stat Projections and Top Waiver-Wire Adds

Alas, Week 3 of the NFL fantasy football season is in our sights.<p>While the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears face off on Monday night, most fantasy players have already moved on to next week. Full of optimism and irrational confidence, they believe that their respective teams will bounce back …

The 11 Best Protein Sources for Runners

Albacore Tuna<p>Few foods provide more protein per calorie than albacore tuna. One can of white albacore tuna packed in water provides 41 grams of …

Half Marathon Nutrition Plan - HIGH5

<b>Nutrition is often overlooked for a half marathon. You will have put a lot into training, so why not put some effort into a basic half marathon</b> …