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Skills You Can Learn in 60 Seconds – Fun Skills That Are Easy to Learn

Learn how to saber a champagne bottle, cook anything over an open fire, run a faster mile, whistle loudly and more with this list of skills you can pick up in 60 seconds or less.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Little Free Library: Neighborhood Book Exchange

The big idea behind the Little libraries is encouraging neighborhood interaction by sharing resources.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Movement stimulates the brain and may help students become better learners.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

To Sleep, Perhaps to Learn

Odds are the kids in your life are not getting enough sleep. Scientists now know that sleep is needed for "smart forgetting."

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Creating An Ideal Learning Environment

New research uses computer games and wearables to assess the physical and mental states that correspond to optimal attention and self-control among children and

Health & Fitness | Health News

Sleep and its impact on memory and learning

Two interesting studies were published this past week on sleep and its effects on memory and learning. Sleep disturbance is a common problem in our daily lives, and it has significant consequences on overall health, wellbeing, and brain function. How we f

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Students learn more from attractive teachers – even in online courses

A study had students listen to a lecture with a male or female voice and showed them a picture of the instructor. Those who were shown a picture of an attractive person performed better on tests afterward.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

Memo to Parents: Back Off, and Children Learn More

In “The Gardener and the Carpenter,” Alison Gopnik says children are naturals at learning and have a better chance to develop if parents lighten up.

Family & Parenting | Parenting and Kids

What #Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages

Our kids don’t need to be taught in order to learn.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

How Weakness Turns Into Strength

The common reality of life is to focus on what works for you instead of leaping off into a path of abandonment. Why would I focus on anything else other than what I am good at? Who cares if I am no…

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Can You Get Over an Addiction?

Neuroscience is giving us new insights into people who abuse drugs and alcohol and new hope for their treatment.

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Learn a Foreign Language Quickly | The Art of Manliness

Learn how to learn a foreign language quickly and fluently from a man who knows how to speak 12 different languages.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

A lot of people are having trouble with this math problem that requires some basic algebra

Nothing like a viral mind boggling math problem to make you feel like you should have paid better attention in high school…

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Why the Richest People of the Future Won’t Necessarily Be the Smartest

People with good judgment can collaborate much faster.

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The Ultimate Guide to Learning Anything Faster

Want to master business skills, a new language, a musical instrument? Use these six principles.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Crazy Video: Physics teacher shoots himself underwater to prove a scientific principle

Physicists love conducting strange, if not wholly bizarre and seemingly dangerous, experiments in order to showcase whatever scientific principles they're trying to impart to students or the public at large. Most recently, physicist Andreas Wahl deci

Family & Parenting | Kids

2 New Hands On Spots for Tots

Two new spots, just for tots? It must be our New Year wishes coming true. With Toddler Town and Outside the Box, your youngest explorers will never be bored this year.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Make a computer - Kano Computer Kit for Kids

Make a computer. A playful computer and coding kit for ages 6 and up -- just like LEGO

Family & Parenting | Kids

Wrapped up in Science: Top 40 Science Toys for Mighty Girls

Kids are full of curiosity about how the world works, so why not give them a gift that helps them explore it? With a high-quality science kit or toy, kids can incorporate the wonder of the everyday world into their play. In fact, it's amazing how much they can learn that way!

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The Secret to Better Learning That Most People Don't Know

Despite multiple studies showing the benefits, many people don’t know this learning trick. Mixing up your learning can lead to massive gains, a new study of academic performance reveals. For years now ‘interleaving’ has been a secret largely confine

Family & Parenting | Family & Relationships

Teshuva | Jlife

As we grow through life, we continue to learn from our experiences, our interactions with others, our teachers and our families.

Health & Fitness | Health

50 is the new 42: technology is making brains of middle-aged younger - Telegraph

The increasing mental demands of technology is making older people sharper than previous generations, scientists have shown

Health & Fitness | News Items

'The Backwards Brain Bicycle - Smarter Every Day 133' on ViewPure

It took me 8 months to learn how to do this, but I was only picking up the bike and running to the end of the driveway and back every day. I wasn't 'ACTIVELY' trying to learn. Meaning... I wasn't struggling and trying to make my brain learn.

Science & Technology | Technology

Free online summer courses that will advance your career

Consider any of these 43 free online career-advancing course that you can start (and finish) this summer.

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

The Simple Study Technique That Will Maximise Recall

Sometimes studying comes easily - read, remember, rinse, repeat. Sometimes it’s like chewing concrete and no matter how much time is spent reviewing the material, when it comes time to remember, there’s nothing but chirping crickets.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Whom or who? | Dictionary.com Blog

Over the last 200 years, the pronoun whom has been on a steady decline. Despite its waning use in speech and ongoing speculation about its imminent extinction,

Health & Fitness | Health

BBC - Future - What’s the prime of your life?

Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead? Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Secret To Learning is Reverse of Conventional Wisdom

Neuroscientists find that the key to learning fast and efficiently may be the opposite of conventional wisdom.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

It's Time to Listen: Launching an Emotion Revolution in Our Nation's High Schools - Independent Ideas Blog

The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including more than 1,500 independent private K-12

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What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25

Most of our brain's patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it's possible to change your brain's pathways and patterns with these methods.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

BBC - Future - Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.

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The most educated countries in the world - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: According to data recently released by the Organization for Co-operation and Development (OECD), more than half of Russian adults held tertiary degrees in 2012 — the equivalent of college degree in the ...