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Why Math Is the Best Way to Make Sense of the World

When Rebecca Goldin spoke to a recent class of incoming freshmen at George Mason University, she relayed a disheartening statistic: According to a …

If you like ‘The Hunger Games,’ meet ‘Nyxia,’ the debut novel from a former Wake teacher

You won’t find Apex author Scott Reintgen in a high school classroom this year.<p>Instead, he’s working hard to finish his trilogy of young adult novels …

Books

What is Bone Broth, and Should I Drink It?

What is Bone Broth, and Can I Drink It?<p>Say hello to the next kale smoothie.<p>August 18, 2017<p>Like many of you, I spend much of my free time scrolling …

Elasticity

The 12-Minute Hotel-Room Workout

Try a quick circuit to keep you energized on your business trip.<p>You know the frustration: not just all the crap that comes with business travel, but also how it too often breaks your fitness routine. Five days on the road and suddenly all that work you've been doing goes down the crapper. By the …

Chevron Technology Ventures Announces Catalyst Program

Chevron Technology Ventures announces the launch of its Catalyst ProgramTM, an initiative to promote technology innovation in the Houston, Texas, …

$550 dock turns a smartphone into a medical lab

Smartphones can now be used as laboratory-grade medical testing devices thanks to new kit designed by the University of Illinois. The transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI) analyzer attaches to a smartphone to examine blood, urine or saliva samples as reliably as large, expensive equipment, but …

University of Illinois

This Fitness Instagrammer Shows Us Her Favorite 14-Minute Workout

You probably recognize Kelsey Wells (formerly @mysweatlife) from her viral progress photo proving we should all #screwthescale because those numbers …

Common Rookie Squat Mistakes and How to Fix Them

The barbell back squat trains every muscle group, not just the legs. What’s more, squatting regularly can help release hormones needed for muscle …

1.6 Million Students and Counting: How Barbara Oakley Cracked the Science of Learning | Heleo

“The biggest limitation is often just your own thoughts that you can’t do something.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How Barbara Oakley flunked math and science</i> …

The breathing technique that will help you de-stress instantly, no matter where you are

Some mornings you blissfully roll out of bed and wander into a restorative yoga class, and other mornings, you’re a keyed-up ball of anxiety from the …

Yoga

Your DNA-Based Diet Plan? He's Got an App for That

Imagine using your DNA sequence to plan your life. Before you hit the gym, your phone buzzes with a personalized workout routine based on an analysis …

Molecular Biology

4 deep breathing tips that can change your life

Jorge Cruise has written 32 books about carbs, calories and how to blast belly fat. But for his latest, "The 3 Choices," he's focusing on the "inner, rather than outer, transformation."<p>The Los Angeles-based celebrity trainer and nutritionist, who has worked with Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey and …

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe | King of puddings

There is something of the Scarlet Pimpernel about this luscious chocolate cake: an aristocratic Gallic gateau that takes the breath away<p>It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage …

Dessert

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13 Questions That Will Change Your Life

A great life runs on questions, not answers.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself …

Self-improvement

Houzz raises $400 million, doubling valuation to $4.3 billion

Houzz, which provides a home remodeling and design service, just closed a $400 million round led by Iconiq Capital, according to a report published today by <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. Previous investors Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital also participated. Equidate, a stock market for private companies, …

Venture Capital

This 11-Minute Yoga-Inspired Workout Will Blast Your Core Into Serious Shape

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Frybread

I fell in love with frybread before I’d ever even tasted it. I was a kid, and my parents rented a great movie called <i>Smoke Signals</i> for our family movie night. It’s a lovely, funny story about young Native American adults on a coming-of-age road trip through the American Southwest. (I highly …

Ancient Aztec temple and ball court discovered in Mexico City

A giant temple to the Aztec god of the wind and a court where the Aztecs played a deadly ball game have been discovered in the heart of Mexico City.<p>Archaeologists unveiled the rare finds on Wednesday after extensive excavations, giving journalists a tour of the semi-circular temple of …

Meet NASA's New Class of Astronauts

A dozen fresh faces for the space program.<p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA chose 12 new astronauts Wednesday from its biggest pool of applicants ever, selecting seven men and five women who could one day fly aboard the nation's next generation of spacecraft.<p>The astronaut class of 2017 includes …

Fix Your Breathing, Build More Muscle

3 Ways to Recover Faster to Train Harder<p>Optimized Breathing for More Gains?<p>You've done it since birth. If you didn't instinctively know how, you'd be …

Exercise

Our best recipes for beef and pork ribs

As prime summer grilling and smoking season arrives, you’ll need a few rib ticklin’ (sorry) recipes. Here are a few picks from the Recipe Finder to get you started.<p><i>[Easy-sipping beer cocktails for the warm nights ahead]</i><p>Coffee BBQ-Sauced St. Louis-Style Ribs, pictured above. Spare ribs trimmed of …

BBQ

25 of the Best 20-Minute Workout Videos — All in 1 Place!

You don't have to spend hours exercising if you want to lose weight or get stronger. Fitness instructor John Kersbergen says three to four 45-minute workouts a week is enough. If 45 minutes is more than you can devote at one time, break up your workouts, because it all adds up! Here are the best …

Exercise

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Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

German Pancake

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.<p>In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt, sugar, milk, vanilla, and butter. Whisk in the flour to make a …

Ozobot raises $3 million for toys that teach kids coding basics off-screen

There are many toys on the market today that promise to teach kids programming skills, and a good percentage require the use of a connected tablet or smartphone. At a time when parents are already struggling to keep kids’ screen time to a minimum, father and entrepreneur Nader Hamda wanted to build …

Kids

A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

Math is a notoriously hard subject for many kids and adults. There is a gender gap, a race gap, and just generally bad performance in many countries.<p>John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the …

Education

Here's Everything You Actually Need To Know About Protein

Starting with: WTF is it and what does it actually do?

‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: All The Season 1 Episodes, Ranked

Executive produced by Morgan Neville, this Netflix documentary series offers a "Chef's Table"-style look at the objects and structures you might have …

The best glute exercises to do at home

In the video above, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London Christina Howells runs through a series of quick exercises aimed at working your glutes and strengthening the surrounding muscles.<p>Each exercise has a variation for beginners and a more advanced version, with this episode …