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Dos and don’ts to preserve your brainpower

From changing your diet to partying like you’re 21, here are six tips for protecting your brain from the ravages of time.<p>Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance …

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

What Did You Say?

A new study shows that people everywhere navigate potential misunderstandings in roughly the same three ways.<p>Two years ago, the linguists Mark Dingemanse and Nick Enfield found that the word “Huh?” is universal across 31 languages. That is, nearly every language has a short, one-syllable sound …

Language

THE SMARTWATCH REPORT: Forecasts, adoption trends, and why the market isn't living up to the hype

<i>This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.</i><p>When they first broke onto the scene, smartwatches were touted as the next generation of devices set to transform consumers' lives. And brands, …

Crystal-Clear Answers to Three Window-Washing Myths

Our interiors expert puts conventional cleaning wisdom to the test.<p>Come spring, I’m obsessed with cleaning -- I want to do it and do it well. Sparkling windows and mirrors are at the top of my list, and I’m always looking for ways to get the job done better and faster.<p>There’s a lot of noise out …

Cleaning

Breakfast Quinoa

Usually served in savory side dishes, -- a high-protein seed -- also makes a wonderful hot cereal.

Breakfast

How You Can Use Khan Academy to Teach Math

<b>By Michael Alderman, Communications Manager, TEAM Schools – A KIPP Region</b> <i><br>This post was originally published on the TEAM Schools Blog.</i><p>At KIPP, we know …

Time for Teachers

<b>Authors:</b><br>Claire Kaplan, Vice President, Knowledge Management & Strategy<br>Roy Chan, Director of Effective Practices<br>David A. Farbman, Ph.D., Senior …

Teaching

DIY Girls at Telfair Elementary School sparking interest in technology

PACOIMA >> After her second week in DIY Girls, Gia Curcio began thinking being an engineer could be as much fun as being a detective.<p>Using cardboard, …

Chris Evans: parents must read to their children

As the Hay Festival begins, the Radio 2 presenter argues that sharing the magic of books is as enriching for parents as it is for children<p>In my job on Radio 2, every day I wish I knew more words. I wish I knew how better to weave together magical phrases to help the audience’s morning skip along in …

Meadow Homes 4th Graders Embrace Common Core Standards

The Common Core State Standards have roiled state legislatures across the country and frustrated some parents. But what do kids think of them? We visit a school in California's Bay Area to find out.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>And let's hear more about the testing that begins well before students …

What Have You Achieved #BecauseOfSchool?

I was born in Barry, a seaside town in Wales. Both my mother and my father worked there as police officers. My father came from a coal mining village and was one of seven children. That hard start in life meant he wasn't able to finish school or go on to college or university. Like so many parents, …

How Curiosity Diminishes Monotony

Creative people such as writers, musicians, directors, and designers like to talk about “the muse.” This entity hearkens back to Greek mythology to …

The Top 10 Ways Exercise Can Radically Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There’s so much more to exercise than weight loss, toned glutes and a strong punch (but hey, those are some major benefits!). It’s proven that …

5 Tips to Motivate Yourself When You're Student

What student doesn’t need a little motivational push for doing homework? Doing homework is not something that comes willingly if you’re not motivated …

Will Brain Training Make You Any Smarter? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Brain training is the latest self-improvement craze. Last year over <i>one billion dollars</i> was spent on brain training programs. But are they worth the …

6 Daily Questions You Don't Want To Ask But Should . . . Especially # 6. | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We make our way through life by asking questions. How, when, where, what’s next? We ask strangers, co-workers, and loved ones. The most important …

7 Tips to Boost Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our …

An Introvert’s 3 Step Guide to Public Speaking | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Being an introvert and speaking in public – sounds like a match made in hell perhaps?<p>Many of us may associate introversion with shyness, a lack of …

8 Tips To Become A Better Listener | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” Stephen Covey.</b><p>If you’ve spent your life talking over …

The Real Cause of Your Springtime Allergies (It's Not Pollen) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

More people consider spring their favorite season over any other. But for millions, the accompanying sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and brain fog of …

How To Stay Motivated When The Going Gets Tough | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you first start working out, you’re full of energy and extremely motivated to keep on going. However, as time goes by, you may become less …

5 Ways To Live Without Regret | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Regret is something everyone experiences at one point or another. It would be impossible to go through life without experiencing any regret at …

Why Emotional Intelligence Is So Important

We already know the answers to life.<p>Health? Eat well and exercise.<p>Success? Work hard and smart.<p>Happiness? Be content with what you have, give more …

Emotional Intelligence

Your Skin Is Talking To You: Are You Listening? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Your skin is a mess and you’ve tried everything. Prescriptions, supplements, peels and oils. But what if something more is at work? What if your skin …

Skin Care

Boost Nutrition, Save Money with Surprising "Veggie Hacks" | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Since man first discovered that he could domesticate plants, we’ve been trying to make them more palatable. Most edible wild plants are too bitter, …