Lisa Pirie

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When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Schoology vs. Edmodo?

vs.<br>As an EL teacher at an elementary school, I work with several groups of students in multiple grade levels and in various subject areas......so, as …

Nature Is Good Medicine For Stress And Depression

If you're struggling with stress, anxiety, or worry, get back to nature, advise British health experts. The mental health charity Mind just released a report showing scientifically backed findings on the mental health benefits of "ecotherapy" - programs designed to promote well-being through …

Jahi McMath: Brain Dead Girl's Mom Says Hospital's Not Feeding Her

The mother of Jahi McMath said today the hospital where the 13-year-old girl is being kept on life support is not feeding her and has been …

Near-blizzard conditions threaten 'a lot of problems' across Northeast

A winter storm grounded hundreds of flights Wednesday as forecasters warned that most of the Northeast could be buried under as much as a foot and a half of snow Friday.<p>A day after meteorologists predicted that a storm system was unlikely to bring snow to New York City this week, the forecast was …

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Etsy-nomics lets sellers stitch together a living with new pattern

The creations are tiny — images painted on 3-by-5-inch discarded library catalog cards. But they’re a big hit on Vickie Moore’s Etsy shop, WingedWorld, allowing the 41-year-old mother of two to supplement her part-time job as a newspaper reporter.<p>“I thought I would have a few sales a month,” she …

Amazon’s Smile Program Encourages Philanthropy at Christmas

You might not expect the e-tailing behemoth to inspire the rest of us to give a little extra at Christmas, but the Smile program could change the …

Seven Things I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Married

This month, my husband and I celebrated our twelfth wedding anniversary. A dozen years is both a long and a short time to be married, depending on …

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10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

Chris McCandless: Back to the Wild

Christopher McCandless at the Sea of Cortez<p>On August 18, 1992, Christopher McCandless died alone in a bus in the Alaskan backcountry. Before his stay in the bus that others now visit as a pilgrimage, he journeyed all over North America. This gallery features some of the photos and notes from his …

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Synesthesia may explain healers claims of seeing people's 'aura'

University of Granada researchers affirm that healers present synesthesia, a neuropsychological phenomenon involving a "mingling" of the senses. The …

6 Massively Popular Devices Killed by Smartphones - Are Standalone Devices Doomed?

With the use of “smart” phones nowadays, man is able to perform many tasks conveniently – anywhere and anytime. Convenient and fraught with features, …

Modus III Is A Portable Workstation That Wants To Turn Your iPad Into A Desktop

This embed is invalid<p>To the untrained eye the evolution of technology can appear to be a rather futile oscillation. We had laptops. Then we threw away their keyboards and worked only on a screen. Then we decided touchscreen typing on tablets was annoying, so brought back a physical keyboard and …

FYI: What Is Hikikomori?

Stories of this mental illness, culturally specific to Japan, make their way to Western shores.<p>Parental pressure takes all kinds of shapes. My own parents would have loved if I'd chosen to be a computer programmer at a big company instead of a freelance writer. (But I know you guys love me no …

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

So yea, you know how the left brain is really <i>realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical</i>, and the right brain is so darn <i>creative,</i> …