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The Beauty Of Language: 11 Words With No Translation - Edudemic

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There are only a handful of words with no translation. From Frank Sinatra to Justin Bieber, we've come a long way.
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Being mom's favorite can be super depressing - Futurity

Being mom's favorite can be super depressing - Futurity | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
Being your mom's favorite child can come with a heavy psychological toll. It's almost as stressful as being the child who disappoints her the most.
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Body’s ‘pre-feelings’ may detect the future - Futurity

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NORTHWESTERN (US) — Your body may anticipate what’s going to happen—even before your brain has an inkling of what’s to … Continued
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Get a better tan from carrots - Futurity

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U. NOTTINGHAM (UK) — Getting a golden glow maybe as simple—and healthy—as eating more carrots and tomatoes. Researchers have found … Continued
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Why zombies don't have Dracula's charm - Futurity

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Zombies today lack the humanness of Dracula, says Carol Senf. "I miss Dracula, the seductive monster whose touch could bring immortality as well as death."
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Cheers! A few drinks protect the heart - Futurity

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U. ROCHESTER (US) — A well-known molecule, called Notch, may be why moderate drinking lowers the risk of heart disease, … Continued
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Ramanujan's notebooks spark 'taxi-cab' discovery - Futurity

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In 1918, dying math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan noted that the number on a taxi, 1729, was interesting. Now, more discoveries have surfaced from his notes.
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10 Ways to Create Picture Perfect Posts on Instagram

A practical webinar to help you create a memorable and exciting Instagram presence. Jam-packed with actionable tips, this webinar will help you get a grasp on …

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How to avoid saying 'oops, I did it again' - Futurity

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Some say if you don't remember the past, you're condemned to repeat it. But dwelling on past mistakes might not be such a good idea either.
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Fruit juice cuts chocolate's fat in half - Futurity

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U. WARWICK (UK) — Soon, chocolate bars could have up to 50 percent less fat, thanks to fruit juice and … Continued
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Then it's NOT chocolate.  It's something else!

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Stand vs. sit: Can 2 hours a day help your heart? - Futurity

Stand vs. sit: Can 2 hours a day help your heart? - Futurity | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
Replacing 2 hours of sitting a day with 2 hours of standing or stepping may be good for your heart and even your waistline.
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Coffee app finds caffeine's safe zone - Futurity

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PENN STATE (US) — A new software app can tell when a cup of coffee will give you a mental … Continued
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Trust warps memory to keep love strong - Futurity

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NORTHWESTERN (US) — Trust fools us into remembering our partners as more considerate and less hurtful than they actually were, … Continued
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Can a bribe lure us to eat less? - Futurity

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People are more likely to eat smaller portions of a meal if they're offered a small bribe for doing so. Experts call it the "Happy Meal Effect."
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Men like jobs where winners get paid - Futurity

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U. CHICAGO (US) — Men are more likely than women to seek jobs in which they get to battle it … Continued
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Why evil eyebrows look so scary - Futurity

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U. WARWICK (UK) — New research could explain why the evil eyebrows and pointy chin of a cartoon villain make … Continued
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To stay healthy, make marriage happy - Futurity

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U. MISSOURI (US) — Couples who are happily married are both mentally and physically healthier than their widowed or divorced … Continued
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How women can get kudos for assertiveness at work - Futurity

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Findings from a new study on assertiveness and leadership among women at work seem to support Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In."
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How your brain knows when you're thirsty - Futurity

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Scientists have discovered a protein in the brain that lets us know when it's time to take a drink.
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Nanotubes found in lungs of French kids - Futurity

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Cells taken from the airways of Parisian children with asthma contained man-made carbon nanotubes—just like the kind found in the exhaust pipes of vehicles.
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Cooperation declines when we can see wealth - Futurity

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New experiments suggest that making economic inequality visible actually leads to a wider gap between the rich and poor.
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31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - BuzzFeed

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Who needs an iPad when you've got a cardboard box?

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Daniela Poggi's curator insight, August 31, 2015 3:42 AM

Idee da realizzare con uno scatolone

Supartois Université d'Artois's curator insight, August 31, 2015 3:53 AM

Interessant pour les parents et les profs de primaire :)

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 31, 2015 7:32 AM

No doubt about it.  This is just some pretty cool stuff. It will put a smile on your face and get the creative juices going. 

 

Could one of these projects be used with a group of kids?  Could older ones build for younger ones?

 

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Exercise or diet? How to shed extra weight - Futurity

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U. MICHIGAN (US) — If losing weight is one of your New Year’s resolutions, the first step may be to … Continued
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How dogs know a face when they see one - Futurity

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Dogs have a natural ability to process and recognize faces. Could this be why we think of them as best friends?
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No single gene makes you tall or short - Futurity

No single gene makes you tall or short - Futurity | Somewhat Quirky! | Scoop.it
Whether you're tall or short doesn't depend on a single gene or even a group of them. New research shows that human height is surprisingly complicated.
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Parents help underage kids join Facebook - Futurity

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NYU (US) — Many parents know their underage children are on Facebook in violation of the site’s age restrictions and … Continued
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