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Gardening 101: Blueberries

Blueberry, <i>Vaccinium spp.:</i> “Ornamental Superfood”<p>Blueberries were the first fruit I grew in my first Brooklyn garden on a tiny 50th-floor terrace in …

Gardening

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

Mathematics

How Math Can Help Unravel the Weird Interactions of Microbes

Over the past century, scientists have become adept at plotting the ecological interactions of the diverse organisms that populate the planet’s …

A Cake You Can Take With You Anywhere

Over the years, and almost without meaning to, I have become an obsessive collector — not of objects but of recipes. I have accumulated boxes’ and files’ worth. I search for them casually in print and online, and relentlessly, determinedly and often shamelessly when I’m out, whether close to home …

Dessert

How (not) to memorise mathematics

<i>Mathematicians as storytellers</i><p>Mathematicians are storytellers. At times it is obvious, as in the case of Charles Dodgson, the 19th century Christ …

Mathematics

These Copycat KIND Bars Will Make You Feel Like a Genius

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>KIND Bars are the snack bar that I always reach for when I really want a candy bar but don't want the resulting sugar …

Dessert

How To Make DIY Instant Noodle Cups

(Image credit: Emma Christensen)<p>I think I can skip the sales pitch here and get right down to brass tacks, yes? I love noodle cups. You love noodle …

Coffeemakers

This Plank Workout Will Work Every Inch of Your Body

Cardio is out and strength training is becoming the focus when it comes to losing weight. Nicole Aurigemma, MS physiology at Women's Health and Exercise Lab at Penn State said, "Having more muscle is actually beneficial to weight loss," because "muscle uses more energy and thus burns more calories …

How to Make Paleo Rice Substitute From Any Vegetable

In the throes of every health trend—Whole 30, Paleo, keto, and the like—we've offered solutions for every possible restriction. We've replaced toast …

Healthy Eating

4 Types of Salsa Verde to Memorize and Put on Everything

How to use pesto, chimichurri, and more for marinating, finishing, and dipping.<p>If you only use one type of sauce all summer, it should be salsa verde. I think the biggest misconception about salsa verde is that it's literally salsa—as in, to dip tortilla chips in. But it's so much more than that. …

Make Your Own Bagged Greens, Eat So Much More Salad

It's a pretty simple equation.<p>Vegetables, by most accounts, are supposed to make you feel good. Why, then, do they make me feel so awful so quickly, sitting there in the fridge, untouched and wilting? The crisper drawer is meant to preserve produce; in reality, it’s a hospice for my neglected …

Healthy Eating

The Only Kettlebell Routine You'll Ever Need

We challenge you to find a piece of fitness equipment that’s more versatile—or more effective—than the kettlebell. You won’t.<p>“A single kettlebell can be used to develop max strength, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular capacity and power,” explains Karen Smith, a master kettlebell instructor …

Workouts

Here's How To Eat A Little Healthier This Week

It's actually easier than you think.

“Unpaywall” Is New Tool For Accessing Research Papers For Free

As anyone who has tried to pursue even a little bit of academic research can attest, publishers charge an arm-and-a-leg to access studies if you are …

Training, Recovery, and Nutrition for the 40+ Runner

<b>As a runner in my mid-forties, I’m beginning to notice a slight decline in my recovery ability and a more pronounced awareness of general muscle and</b> …

Exercise

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Pedagogy

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

Oprah's Basic Tomato Soup

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped<br>• 2 medium ribs celery, finely chopped<br>• 1 large carrot, finely chopped<br>• 6 medium fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces<br>• Salt<br>• 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped<br>• 1/4 cup tomato paste<br>• 6 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped<br>• 3 cups …

Spices

How to Progress Your Way to a Perfect Push Up

<b>Push ups are the go-to exercise of the universe.</b> They’re used as strength tests in school and in the military, as punishments in gym class, and to …

Workouts

This 10-Minute Workout Targets Your Inner Thigh Muscles

If having stronger, firmer legs are your goal, this inner thigh workout from Michelle Lovitt, M.A., exercise physiologist will help you get …

Body Fat

Math is racist: How data is driving inequality

It's no surprise that inequality in the U.S. is on the rise. But what you might not know is that math is partly to blame.<p>In a new book, "Weapons of Math Destruction," Cathy O'Neil details all the ways that math is essentially being used for evil (my word, not hers).<p>From targeted advertising and …

Crime

Racist algorithms: how Big Data makes bias seem objective

The Ford Foundation's Michael Brennan discusses the many studies showing how algorithms can magnify bias -- like the prevalence of police background …

Machine Learning

How teachers can help students excel at math: top tips from the man behind PISA

<b>Want to keep up with the latest education news and opinion? Follow TES USA on Twitter and like TES USA on Facebook.</b><p>What can we learn from the …

Run A Half Marathon: The Ultimate 8-Week Training Plan

If running a half marathon is on your to-do list this year, this is the plan to help get you to race day feeling fast and strong. Coach Katie …

Marathons

What Lessons Do People Learn Too Late In Life?

<b>Kindness</b>: If you are giving back you've already taken too much.<p>I'm looking at those billionaires who hoard wealth their whole lives to "philanthropically" give it away with their impending deaths to appease their consciousness.<p><b>Resources</b>: Time is your most valuable resource, there are no refunds or …

10 Ways to Use Charts to Tell Better Stories

When you think of storytelling, a chart probably isn’t the first tool that comes to mind. But how do you present data in a clear and interesting way? …

Data Visualization

The US is a big outlier when it comes to income inequality

It's no secret that the US has an inequality problem.<p>But it is striking to see it compared with other developed economies.<p>In a recent note to clients, Goldman Sachs' Sumana Manohar and Hugo Scott-Gall shared a chart comparing a given country's gross domestic product per capita to its Gini …

18 Desserts to Use Up ALL That Zucchini

Whether you went a bit crazy at the farmers’ market or your tiny outdoor garden is flourishing like you didn’t expect, there’s a good chance you have more zucchini in the house than you know what to do with. Good thing there are <i>plenty</i> of amazing zucchini recipes that go *way* beyond zucchini boats. …

Dessert