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15 Beautiful Perennials That Grow In The Shade

In almost every garden, you will find at least one area that lies in the shade. It could be under a beautiful tree in a very prominent part of the …

12 Famous Plants That Grow Well In Shade

There are several plants that grow in shade and add color to an otherwise dull landscape. So before cutting down mature trees and shrubs to allow …

Top 10 Perennials for Caterpillars in the Butterfly Garden

01<p>of 11<p>Got Caterpillar Food?<p>When planting a butterfly garden, consider the entire life cycle of the butterflies you hope to attract. With only nectar …

This app lets you invest with as little as $5 — and it makes the process incredibly simple

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Stash<p>Most of us know that investing is a great way to increase our net worth, but I’d be willing to bet all of my seed money that far fewer …

Investing

This singer butchered the national anthem so hard that the local government issued an apology

The Star Spangled Banner is a notoriously hard song to sing. It’s incredibly wide range means you have to be able to hit both high and low notes, and …

$45 Later, This Wall is The Best Thing in My New Backyard

Outdoor vertical container gardens don't have to be fancy, self-watering affairs that cost hundreds of dollars. For under $50, I made a lush, …

6 Great Mints to Grow

'Chocolate'<p>Tastes like a peppermint patty. Fun to nibble and good for warm tea ― or add to ice cream.<p>'Curly'<p>'Kentucky …

Gardening

Decades Later, the Disappearance of Judge Joseph Force Crater Remains a Mystery

When we think about a person of political power disappearing, we might consider the "hiking the Appalachian Trail" excuse (i.e., having an affair) …

Green vacations: 10 places that don't cost the Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.<p>With 2017 named as the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the spotlight is even more on …

CNN

Watch: How the creative deceptions of the Ghost Army helped win WWII

Artists like Ellsworth Kelly were part of the unit but kept the secret for decades<p>Inflatable tanks, fake radio broadcasts, and actors impersonating …

A Video That Finally Explains the 4th Dimension in a Way We Can Understand

Geometry was my best math subject, and it served me well during my CAD jockey years. But one thing I could never wrap my head around was the notion …

Mathematics

Your 9-point checklist for prepping a spring garden

Southern California gardens are mud-luscious this year, for the first time in years. But by mid-March — barring any more deluges — the ground should be dry enough and the temperatures warm enough to start planting the flowers, fruits and vegetables we've been craving during our chill, wet …

Gardening

Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Is Trump’s Choice for Key Justice Post

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump has selected George T. Conway III, the husband of his counselor Kellyanne Conway, to head the civil division of the Justice Department, people familiar with the decision said on Saturday, placing him in charge of a crucial office charged with defending Mr. …

Donald Trump

The Neuroscience of Building Compassion and Resilience

How the lessons of neuroscience can help us build compassion and resilience when facing challenges.<p>As a practicing psychiatrist, I am often asked if I see an uptick of anxiety and depression since the 2016 election. My answer is, without hesitation, yes. The overall culture of negativity and …

Mindfulness

Baby Steps: A Beginner's Guide - Educational Leadership

Teachers differentiate curriculum through content, process, and product. <i>Content</i> differentiation means giving the students different material to …

Teaching

12 structures to keep kids focused when using the internet in class

One of the most common problems teachers face when integrating technology is keeping kids focused and accountable. It can be really challenging to …

Teaching

A Clockwork Orange Author Anthony Burgess's Favorite Dystopias

Although he was an accomplished playwright, literary critic, and essayist, author Anthony Burgess—who was born 100 years ago today—is best known for …

Books

Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of<p>President Obama’s prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

Political Science

Saudi Women Diss Incoming Prez In Legit Feminist Pop Anthem

Looks like the Duchess of Cornwall's security detail has competition for Most Badass Posse Of Tough Muslim Women 2016. The niqab-clad stars of the …

Build Your Own Fancy Glowing USB Volume Knob

We’ve seen little DIY volume knobs before, and they’re a handy way to add means to finely adjust the volume on your computer. Instructables user …

DIY

Meet the New Math, Unlike the Old Math

The latest effort to overhaul math and science education offers a fundamental rethinking of the basic structure of knowledge. But will it be given …

Mathematics

Aristotle Was Right About Mathematics After All

What is mathematics about? We know what biology is about; it’s about living things. Or more exactly, the living aspects of living things – the motion …

Cartesian plasticity: The curious case of Henricus Regius

“Last year [Henricus Regius] published a book entitled <i>Fundamenta physicæ</i> [<i>sic</i>] in which, concerning physics and medicine, it seems he has taken …

The complex circumstances that defined your gender

Scientists are only just getting to grips with the complicated interplay of genes, hormones and life experience that come to shape our identity.<p>Are you a man or a woman? The chances are you have a strong feeling either way; probably one that’s been with you since infancy and corresponds to your …

Middle Age

This is a video of our future, and it's scary as hell

Of course, the "future" in the title refers to a possible future; we don't have a magical crystal ball yet. But even though we can't know what the …

The amazing way one teacher uses donuts to teach middle schoolers a major economic concept

But they can also be used as a tool to help teach concepts from economics.<p>Gale Mitchell, who teaches an economics course to "gifted" seventh- and eighth-grade students in Tucson, Arizona, uses donuts to explain marginal analysis — or the examination of additional benefits of an activity compared to …

Teaching

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works<p>Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in …