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Discovering Pluto, ancient civilizations, Amy, and a rodeo

The well-named New Horizons space craft completed its three million mile, nine-year journey from Earth to Pluto this week. I enjoyed seeing the close-ups of the dwarf planet, and the smiling faces of the New Horizons NASA team. 466 more words

Photography

Finally! Evidence Based Nutrition!

It’s finally time to get rid of all the bullshit food fads out there and get acquainted with the science of nutrition. This is a fascinating series of lectures given by the renowned… 57 more words

Science

It's Time for Some Creative Destruction in Education

Let’s talk about education, not in terms of how much it costs or who’s footing the bill. Let’s talk about education in terms of what it’s for, how it’s currently achieved and how it can be done better. 879 more words

Education

Summer Learning—Had Me a Blast


Do you remember those first days of summer as a kid, when you no longer had to get up early for school? Remember how excited you were for the possibilities? 592 more words

Healthy Living

Mel's 5 Second Audiobook Review: Big History

Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity (2008)
Written by: David Christian
Read by: David Christian

(Questions from Audible’s reviews form) 241 more words

Books

Why People Fail at Losing Weight

I think Mark Twain’s words on quitting smoking translate perfectly to the way people handle losing weight. Most people keep doing it over and over. Yo yo dieting. 511 more words

Exercise

Qui ne continue pas à apprendre

I have a 3 x 5 card on my desk at school with a quotation by Gaston Bachelard that says, “Qui ne continue pas à apprendre est indigne d’enseigner” (key nuh kohn-tin- 149 more words

History