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Sleep and the Teenage Brain

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How a seemingly simple change can have a profound effect on everything from academic performance to bullying.

"Sleep is the greatest crea
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"asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking him or her to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone"

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IELTS and newspapers -

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Advice on and how and why to use newspapers to improve reading and vocabulary skills for IELTS, with suggested practice exercises and useful links

Via Jim George
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Brigid's curator insight, March 9, 2014 10:45 AM

Read a news article each day 

www. breakingnewsenglish.com

Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, January 28, 9:33 AM

Some handy links here to remind us to do this regularly

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How new words are born

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English speakers already have over a million words at our disposal – so why are we adding 1,000 new ones a year to the lexicon? And how?

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The blessing and curse of the people who never forget

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A handful of people can recall almost every day of their lives in enormous detail – and after years of research, we are finally beginning to understand how they do it.
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Are paper books really disappearing?

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If the printed word becomes a thing of the past, it may affect how we think.
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Oxfam says wealth of richest 1% equal to other 99% - BBC News

Oxfam says wealth of richest 1% equal to other 99% - BBC News | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
The richest 1% now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined, according to Oxfam.
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Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, January 28, 9:34 AM

Great topic for discussion/opinion essays and, of course, graph data description.

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How Sherlock Holmes changed the world

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Modern fandom wouldn't exist without Conan Doyle’s famous creation, writes Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.
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10 technology stock photos and what they really mean

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The choice is limited. Need a picture to illustrate a hacker? A photograph of a man, in a darkened room, wearing a hoodie, obviously
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9 Years Ago, This 27-Year-Old Left School To Pursue A Different Kind Of Education… [Photos]

9 Years Ago, This 27-Year-Old Left School To Pursue A Different Kind Of Education… [Photos] | News for IELTS + Class Discussion | Scoop.it
Christian Lindgren dropped out of school at age 18, and over the past nine years has explored 97 countries!
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What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

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“As a driver of technical innovation for a software company, a huge part of my job depends on forecasting how current tech trends will play out, merge,..”


Via Fred Zimny, massimo facchinetti, Jesús Hernández
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The Man Who Lives Without Money

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Think you couldn’t live without money? Irishman Mark Boyle challenged this notion and here’s how he finds life with no financial income,…
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How the internet lied to you in 2015 - BBC News

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Images and video that went viral in 2015 but turned out to be fake or misleading.
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English is strangling other languages on the Internet

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Even if global Internet access were a reality, that wouldn’t be enough to ensure accessibility for all.

Via Nik Peachey
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JoAnn Salvisberg-Smith's curator insight, December 15, 2015 1:47 AM

Interesting point about the integration of other languages and cultures into the global dialog (or is it the lack thereof?).

Web 2.0 for ELT's curator insight, December 15, 2015 11:41 PM

This should be a warning to be taken rather seriously: 

"The lack of language diversity on the web, according to some activists, is aiding in making lesser known languages obsolete.

These languages, markers of culture and identity, are a way to construct a collective sense of belonging, providing a direct connection to history. When languages die, a part of culture dies — and preservation of culture is an important global goal."

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 6, 3:19 AM

Quelque chose qu'on savait déjà, mais voici en statistiques avec un bon commentaire.

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Advanced English Reading - Language Development, Evolution and Prehistoric Tools

A challenging graded reader about the stone age, primitive tools, evolution and language development, for advanced adult English language students.
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How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?

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Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Why are Americans so angry? - BBC News

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Americans are generally known for having a positive outlook on life, but with the presidential election now well under way, polls show voters are angry. Why are they so cross?
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Time spent online 'overtakes TV' among youngsters - BBC News

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Young people spend more time online than watching television, and Netflix is more popular than conventional channels, according to a survey.
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The Boy with a Camera for a Face (Video)

The online premiere of the multi award winning short film from writer/director Spencer Brown. The Boy with a Camera for a Face is satirical fairy tale about a boy…

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Was Jennifer Lawrence right about smartphone etiquette?

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The actor was criticised after she chided a reporter for using his phone at Golden Globes press call, sparking fierce disagreement about modern manners
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The man who studies the spread of ignorance

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How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon.
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Has social media ruined the web?

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Open thread: An Iranian blogger thinks the rise of social media is killing the potential of the web. Is he right?
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Facepalm, fleek and feels: 10 most outrageous words added to the dictionary this year

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This list is "awesomesauce!" VIDEO
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The EFL SMARTblog: The Perfect Match? How is technology affecting our relationships?

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Britain’s Rich Getting Richer Faster Than the Poor

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Wealth of the country’s top 10 percent increased 21 percent between 2012 and 2014 -- three times faster than bottom half. Government report increases worries about inequality.

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This American Town Banned Cell Phones And Wi-Fi To Live Off-Grid And Scope Out Aliens

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In the “quietest place in America,” there are no cell phone towers or microwaves, and WiFi use is highly restricted.
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Is Europe going to restrict teens from using Facebook? - BBC News

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By the end of this week it could be illegal for any European child under the age of 16 to use social media without the consent of their parents.
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20 facts about the vast majority of British people

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Most British people drink a lot of tea and say sorry too much — or at least that's what the rest of the world thinks. But which facts really hold true for the majority of the more than 61 million people who live in the United Kingdom? We've compiled a list using data from numerous research and survey companies, including the Office for National Statistics, Ipsos MORI, and Pew Research.
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