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  • Five Ways to Boost Your Memory

    Five Ways to Boost Your Memory

    via Medical News Today : Anyone can improve their memory, unless they are experiencing memory loss as part of a medical condition. Whether you want to ace your science test, enter the World Memory Championships, or preserve and enhance your memory as you age, we have some memory-boosting tips that may help. Memories are the building blocks of our internal biographies. They tell us what we have done during our lifetime and who we have connected […]

  • Human Water Use is Draining the World’s Saline Lakes

    Human Water Use is Draining the World’s Saline Lakes

    Via Ars Technica : Rising temperatures might not be helping, but overuse is the real problem. Saline lakes, like the Caspian Sea, the Dead Sea, the Salton Sea, and of course the Great Salt Lake, have served as recreational playgrounds and tourist attractions, supported thriving fishing and shipping industries, and yielded minerals to be extracted for commercial and industrial applications. A slightly less quantifiable benefit they used to grant was providing habitats for waterbirds. But these […]

  • Archaeology Fossil Teeth Discovery in Germany Could Re-Write Human History

    Archaeology Fossil Teeth Discovery in Germany Could Re-Write Human History

    via DW : A 9.7-million-year-old discovery has left a team of German scientists scratching their heads. The teeth seem to belong to a species only known to have appeared in Africa several million years later. A team of German archaeologists discovered a puzzling set of teeth in the former riverbed of the Rhine, the Museum of Natural History in Mainz announced on Wednesday. The teeth don’t appear to belong to any species discovered in Europe or […]

  • How Students Can Jump Straight From The Classroom To Successful Entrepreneurship

    How Students Can Jump Straight From The Classroom To Successful Entrepreneurship

    via Forbes : This revelation might seem counterintuitive, but the environment in which Millennials must operate is difficult. This generation carries more debt than its predecessors, much of it in the form of student loans, which encourages them to seek steady paychecks rather than the risks of entrepreneurship. Even the final option of bankruptcy provides little comfort, as student loans are usually not eligible to be discharged. Despite the obstacles, young entrepreneurs do have options. With […]

  • Flowers Use ‘Blue Halo’ Optical Trick To Attract Bees, Say Researchers

    Flowers Use ‘Blue Halo’ Optical Trick To Attract Bees, Say Researchers

    via The Guardian : Flowers might seem like one of life’s simple pleasures, but it turns out there might be more to them than meets the eye. Researchers have discovered that certain species of flowering plants boast tiny ridges on their petals that, thanks to variations in their height or spacing, scatter light to cast a blueish hue over the blooms. While the effect is not always visible to humans, it can be spotted by bees […]

  • Public Speaking: How To Conquer Stage Fright

    Public Speaking: How To Conquer Stage Fright

    via Manila Bulletin : To be honest with you all, even if I’ve been invited numerous times to share a few words in this event or that, and have given talks countless times to many different audiences, I still get butterflies in my stomach the last few minutes before I begin. It doesn’t matter if I’m on stage about to speak in a very large auditorium, or with a small intimate group in a classroom – […]

  • Develop Time-Management Skills To Increase Productivity

    Develop Time-Management Skills To Increase Productivity

    Gaunlet : Balancing school, work and a healthy social life is a wobbly act that demands strong time-management skills. However, we are simply told this more often than taught how to achieve it. We know that day planners organize our lives, that we shouldn’t put off assignments and that one night out on the town a week is theoretically enough. But acting on this knowledge means adjusting our behavior to actually get shit done. The following […]

  • 5 Apps In Play Store That Can Keep Your Brain Active

    5 Apps In Play Store That Can Keep Your Brain Active

    via BW : According to various studies, adults who indulge in brain training games show higher improvements in working memory and brain processing speed. Here are some of the best apps in the Google’s Play store that will help you in keeping your brain active. When it comes to focus on work or studying, our brain needs to be active. According to various studies, adults who indulge in brain training games show higher improvements in working […]

  • Let’s Bring Creativity Back to Mathematics

    Let’s Bring Creativity Back to Mathematics

    via The Volante : As a tutor of mathematics here at USD, it breaks my heart when a student says, “I can do math, I just don’t like it.” I can’t necessarily blame them — I too felt that way once upon a time. The way our education system teaches math is sad. For a country such as the United States to lead the world yet perform so poorly in a crucial skill like math demands […]

  • 3 Tips to Solve Problems the Easiest Possible Way

    3 Tips to Solve Problems the Easiest Possible Way

    via Influencive : Whether your boardroom is in a downtown skyrise or at your kitchen table, we all encounter problems that need highly effective solutions. The very nature of problems, though, is that we don’t see them until the damage has already been done. We tend to start by focusing on the damage we need to repair first. With a focus on repairing damage, we push forward and soon, fixing immediate damage becomes our only objective; […]