Planet Earth: Facts About Its Orbit, Atmosphere & Size

    Earth, our home, is the third planet from the sun. It’s the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of water on its surface and, of course, life.nEarth is the fifth largest of the planets in the solar system. It’s smaller than the four gas giants — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune — but larger[…]

22 Facts About the Brain | World Brain Day

    1. Multitasking is impossible When we think we’re multitasking, we’re actually context-switching. That is, we’re quickly switching back-and-forth between different tasks, rather than doing them at the same time. The book Brain Rules explains how detrimental “multitasking” can be: Research shows your error rate goes up 50 percent and it takes you twice as long[…]

Fun Summer Activities for Teens

Although most teens look forward to summer break, many of them grow bored by the second week of vacation. And sadly, many bored teens spend their summer vacations staring at their electronics.  Or worse yet, boredom can lead to poor choices like experimenting with substances or taking risks with friends.  At the very least, a boring summer could[…]

Things To Do When You Are Bored Out Of Your Mind

Things to do offline. Remember your brain … before the internet?   Become obsessed with a paint-by-numbers masterpiece.  They’re usually only $10-$15 per kit, providing hours, nay, DAYS of obsessive entertainment.   Paint all your cheap-o jewelry with clear nail polish.  It’ll keep your faux gold and silver patinas from wearing off too soon.   Send your long-distance friends surprise postcards.  Snail[…]