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The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead

I looked at my watch. It was 3:20pm. I had been on the phone for over an hour, almost all of that time listening to Frank*, a senior manager at Jambo, a technology company, complain about his boss, Brandon. Jambo is a company I know well — I have many ongoing relationships there from when I used to …

Self-help

A Chemist Shines Light on a Surprising Prime Number Pattern

When a crystallographer treated prime numbers as a system of particles, the resulting diffraction pattern created a new view of existing conjectures …

Mathematics

Researchers have isolated what may be the single most important trait that makes kids successful in school

Paul Hackett/Reuters<p><b>Researchers who've studied more than 6,000 kindergartners found that the kids rated by their parents as more curious and willing</b> …

Psychology

What are 10 habits that are good for a person to get into?

These are my Top 10 habits I’ve developed over the last 33 years after studying entrepreneurs, executives from Fortune 1000 companies and my own …

Top 10

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

How Bird-Nesting Became The Best Way To Co-Parent My Kids

My ex-wife and I rent an apartment where the girls live permanently, while their mum and I alternate one week at a time in a third bedroom<p>Hero Images …

Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two …

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

Lullaby Of Algebra: How Mixing Music And Math Helps Engage Students

On and off throughout their lessons, students sing math formulas and do math-related dance moves.<p>By Carolyn Jones<p>‏Jami Jorgensen is the human jukebox of quadratic equations.<p>“Anything that’s an algorithm, I have a song for it,” said the energetic middle-school math teacher in Hayward Unified, in the …

For Work-Life Balance, Work Sunday Nights

When you go home Friday night, do you stress about work all weekend? Do you end up doing work to avoid being swamped Monday morning? Here’s a wild …

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

If the UK is to produce world class mathematicians, we must start with the basics

On Wednesday the Government announced more details about the new times table check that it is introducing for primary school children. This summer some schools will trial it with their Year 4 students, and then next summer all schools will be able to take part on a voluntary basis, before it …

Education

Drop Nine Pounds in Three Days by Transforming Your Gut Bacteria

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. Turns …

Nutrition

The best drone photos in the world capture its hidden geometry

SkyPixel, a photo-sharing site for drone photographers, in partnership with DJI, the world’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, has announced the winners of its annual photo contest.<p>While many of the winning images show sweeping vistas, some of the most revelatory show the patterns and shapes of …

Drones

Weekend Recipe: A Gluten-Free Apple Cake That Won’t Last Long

This cake is inspired by my great aunt who was Polish and an incredible baker. She would mix wholesome cakes by hand with a wooden spoon and churn …

Largest prime number discovered – with more than 23m digits

With nearly one million more digits than the previous record holder, the new largest prime number is the 50th rare Mersenne prime ever to be discovered<p>At more than 23m digits long, the number is something of a beast. But for mathematicians, the latest discovery from a global gang of enthusiasts is …

Mathematics

A Mathematician Demonstrates the Best Way to Cut a Bagel

What if we told you that you’ve been cutting your bagels all wrong? Like <i>all</i> wrong.<p>In a video for <i>Business Insider</i> published earlier this year, …

Grab a discounted slow cooker for $38 on Amazon, then try these 25 delicious recipes

A slow cooker was one of Amazon’s top five best-selling deals on Black Friday. Why? Because these brilliant gadgets make cooking a meal for your …

How can mathematics help create a better world?

They say a truly talented individual is gifted in more ways than one. And, when you’re listening to the gentle sound of the clarinet, played by Eric …

What every teacher should know about ... memory

In a new series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a project on long-term memory<p>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students – …

Teaching

People Are Posting Google’s Design ‘Mistakes’, But There Is A Good Reason Behind Them

The perfectionists of the internet have pointed out how imperfect Google’s ‘G’ is and all hell has broken loose. Turns out, it’s not only the ‘G’ …

5 Strategies That Will Make You a Better Learner | Inc.com

<i>What tactics do you use to learn and retain new material? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Joseph Philleo, USC Undergraduate, on Quora:</b><p><b>Tactics in general are overrated,</b> but that's …

Learning

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Bilingual People's Brains Process Arithmetic in a Quirky Way, Study Shows

Parlez-vous... maths?<p>Mathematics is typically regarded as a universal language, but the choice of language we use to frame arithmetic could recruit …

9 Healthy Slow-Cooker Soup Recipes to Make Clean Eating Both Cozy and Convenient

Clean eating rarely involves cozy comfort food — and it's not always convenient, either. But with a slow cooker, you can have the best of all of those worlds: a warming meal that essentially cooks itself, with squeaky clean, wholesome ingredients. Kinda feels like winning the dietary jackpot, no? …

Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study

Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today, say researchers<p>At least 1,000 years before the Greek mathematician Pythagoras looked at a right angled triangle and worked out that the square of the longest side …

Mathematics

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

Example of a Chi-Square Goodness of Fit Test

The chi-square goodness of fit test is a useful to compare a theoretical model to observed data. This test is a type of the more general chi-square …

The Surprising Tweak That Makes Workouts More Effective

You know that not getting regular exercise can be bad for your health. But here’s a surprising twist: Apparently, just thinking that you’re not …

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