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Pagan Steampunk Music for Yoga and Meditation

Yoga

Tomi Adeyemi: "'Children of Blood and Bone' is an allegory for the modern black experience"

<b>If you count the seconds</b> as Tomi Adeyemi opens her gold package — one (pause), two (pause), three (pause) — you'll notice that it takes her a full 30 …

Physics

Making his phone dumber was the smartest thing he ever did

One morning in the fall of 2008, I interviewed an MIT professor named Sherry Turkle at a cafe on Newbury Street. Turkle is a well-known scholar on …

Anchor aims to be one-stop app to record, edit, host, publish & distribute podcasts

Anchor, an app that started out trying to create an audio version of Twitter, has now pivoted to becoming a one-stop app for podcasters. The relaunched app now allows anyone to record, edit, host, publish and distribute podcasts free of charge …<p>Anchor CEO Mike Mignano told <i>TechCrunch</i> that it made …

These are the sneaky ways apps like Instagram, Facebook, Tinder lure you in and get you 'addicted'

If you own a smartphone, you've likely experienced the feeling: you've got a few moments of downtime so you take out your phone to see what's new.<p>Maybe you feel an urge to see what your friends are up to, a need to connect to other people. Maybe you want to squeeze in an extra bit of reading or …

Apps

Flipboard Donates Company Stock to The News Literacy Project

Do you know how to navigate today’s confusing and charged media landscape? Do you know how algorithms influence what you read? Can you recognize fake news?<p>In a time when people are increasingly confused about which news outlets to trust, the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education …

7 Books with Unusual and Unconventional Formats

When you crack open a book, you generally know what you’re getting yourself into, format wise. A story divided into chapters made of indented …

Books

These New and Upcoming Books by Black Authors Will Give You Life in These Perilous Times

In these dark, cold winter months, let us take comfort in the amazing things black people are doing in literature. 2018 is going to be lit, y’all.<p><b>Out</b> …

Books

‘Suddenly my world would flip’: the woman who is permanently lost

Sharon’s world is regularly reversed by a rare brain malfunction. Now neurologists, and Wonder Woman, have come to the rescue<p>In 1952, when she was a child, Sharon was playing in the front garden. She was blindfolded while her friends ran around her, laughing, trying not to be caught in a game of …

Mind

How Chinese overseas students are learning harsh life lessons | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

When 22-year-old Langou Lian looks back at her decision to study in the United States, one influence sticks out: Disney Channel movie <i>High School</i> …

Writing

Keela Cup Menstrual Cup Works Like A Tampon To Make It Easier To Use

Periods can be grueling, messy, and just a plain, downright bummer. From tampons and pads, to menstrual cups and period panties, all of us menstruate …

How to Choose a Font for Your Brand [Infographic]

A brand's font choice is like the plumbing in your home: You don't think much about it until something goes wrong—and then it's a disaster.<p>The right …

Typography

Typography: Terminology You Should Know [Infographic]

Here's an infographic for all the font geeks out there (or should that be "typeface geeks," as we recently learned there's a difference between fonts …

Typography

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer questions about aspects of literature, such as free indirect speech or genre. They also had to write an essay of 1,000 words, on the work of Helen Garner, Christos …

Teaching

The Odyssey translated by Emily Wilson review – a new cultural landmark

The first version of Homer’s groundbreaking work by a woman will change our understanding of it for ever<p>Homer’s <i>Odyssey</i>, probably composed around 700BC, is one of the oldest poems in the western tradition, with a concomitantly long history of translation. The first into Latin was in the third …

Literature

20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s …

Apps

Smartphone use has radical impact on mental health of teens, claims San Diego SU psych professor

San Diego State University professor of psychology and author Jean Twenge has claimed that smartphone usage is having a radical impact on both the behavior and mental health of U.S. teenagers.<p>The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of …

On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Last year, during fall orientation at Smith College, and then again recently at final-exam time, students who wandered into the campus hub were faced with an unfamiliar situation: the worst failures of their peers projected onto a large screen.<p>“I failed my first college writing …

College & University
Street Photography

This New Cookbook Features Recipes From Refugee Chefs

Eat Offbeat is a New York-based meal delivery service featuring refugee chefs cooking traditional dishes. Now you can learn how to make those recipes yourself.<p>When an Iraqi refugee named Dhuha arrived in New York City, she brought a single suitcase. But she also came with the knowledge of how to …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Claiming Social Security is a life or death matter<p>9:41 a.m. Today9:41 a.m. March 24, 2018<p>‘I’m really sorry that this happened,’ the company’s CEO …

University students could be fined or handed criminal records for plagiarised essays, new proposals suggest

University students who buy essays online face fines and a criminal record under plans to punish plagiarism being considered by the government.<p>For the first time, students caught cheating could be criminalised amid fears that a burgeoning “essay mills” industry is threatening the quality of a …

Improve Your Audio Recording Skills With This NPR Production Guide

Recording quality audio all comes down to preventing major problems from the start. This guide, from NPR’s Rob Byers and NPR audio engineers, will …

The ear training guide for audio producers

Rob Byers • January 31, 2017<p>ShareTweet<p>More on Audio<br>• Subscribe to Audio<p>(Suharu Ogawa for NPR)<p>Ear training, the practice of learning how to recognize certain sounds, is a must for audio producers. We need to be able to spot problems and identify them to before they impact quality or snowball into …

Music Production

All perfectionists need to adopt this strategy for coping with failure and rejection

Any creative person knows that pursuing meaningful work also means climbing aboard an emotional rollercoaster. One moment, you’re on top of the world, stepping out onto a stage, or hitting “publish” on a post. Then a disappointing email or a critical comment about your work sends you plunging into …

Self-improvement

We created a song that makes babies happy

Plenty of research has looked at adults’ emotional responses to music. But research with babies is more piecemeal and eclectic, perhaps reflecting …

I fought off a burglar in my own home - but he inspired my new novel

One Sunday morning, I came back from a walk with my husband and son to find a man in our home, stealing my computer.<p>You never know how you’ll react to finding a burglar in your home, but mine was to fight him. I had a new novel (only partly saved) and a child to protect, and instant rage made me …