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How to Help Teachers Get Classroom Supplies Before the New School Year

It’s back-to-school shopping season, and not just for parents. A whopping 98 percent of teachers are responsible for purchasing their own classroom supplies without being reimbursed, the New York Times reported. And it’s no small sum: Teachers who had to buy their own supplies spent an average of $479 of their own…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Learn Calculus With These Four Online Courses

Part of the premise of Good Will Hunting is that if you’re smart enough, you should skip formal education and teach yourself with books. And that was before prestigious universities started uploading all their courses for free online. Now you can choose between all kinds of courses for any subject—including a guide to…Read more… Continue […]

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Does a ‘Summer Slide’ Cause Kids to Forget What They’ve Learned?

The idea is so engrained we hardly even question it anymore—while our kids spend their summer vacation sleeping in, watching TV, swimming and playing freeze tag at camp, all that precious knowledge they learned throughout the school year is melting away.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Do Math in Your Head With These Mental Math Tricks

You probably haven’t had to do longhand math in years, but you do mental math every day. Or maybe you google math problems ten times a day, because you’ve forgotten how to do any math beyond your basic multiplication tables. Here are some shortcuts that will help you do more math in your head.Read more… […]

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How to Read More Books Without Stalling Out

Filmmaker Max Joseph wants to read more than one book a year—he wants to read one a week. So he asked a few voracious readers for advice, in a 38-minute video that includes lengthy tours of European bookstores. Here’s some of the best advice for never-readers who want to start reading more books.Read more… Continue […]

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How to Study a Language So You Can Actually Understand It

There’s a big difference between leveling up in a language learning app and being able to speak and understand your target language when you arrive in a new country. Rather than wondering which app or approach is “best,” consider studying your language from multiple directions. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Start Learning HTML and CSS With This Ultimate Guide

There are so many ways to learn web development, your problem might be how to choose a starting point. The design site CSS-Tricks has their own guide for learning HTML and CSS—but they’ve compiled plenty of alternatives into a wide-ranging but approachable list.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Best Podcast Episodes of 2018

I have 470 podcast episodes in my queue right now, after some paring down. There’s just too much good stuff to listen to: fiction, chat shows, history lessons, interviews, reported documentaries, weird semi-fiction. Of the hundreds of podcast episodes I listened to this year, these are the 15 that taught or… Read more…

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How to Find Great Twitch Streams for Learning New Skills and Improving Your Life

There’s always something new to watch on Twitch, whether it’s someone build-gunning their way through a Fortnite match, completing a 24-hour marathon of some classic game you haven’t played since childhood, or showing you all the secrets for that brand-new expansion from your favorite digital card game.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What Area of Expertise Do You Never Get to Talk About?

Today, Ask Reddit users are telling each other about what areas of expertise that they never get to talk about in normal life. Subjects include rocket science, serial killers, Pokemon Go meta strategy, the NFL (as an expat), and “the R-rated parts” of Roman history. We want to hear the same from Lifehacker readers,… Read […]

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What Area of Expertise Do You Never Get to Talk About?

Today, Ask Reddit users are telling each other about what areas of expertise that they never get to talk about in normal life. Subjects include rocket science, serial killers, Pokemon Go meta strategy, the NFL (as an expat), and “the R-rated parts” of Roman history. We want to hear the same from Lifehacker readers,… Read […]

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