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2014-09-01 08:22:35

PRINCETON, NJ, Sept. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - If you want your child to do better in school you might consider taking away their laptop. A series of studies from Princeton University and the University of California found that students retain less information taking lecture notes on laptops, rather than by hand. "Laptops lead to mindless transcription and worse performance. Handwriting consistently leads to better memory encoding," says Pam Mueller, the lead author. In the ongoing debate...

2014-08-31 23:04:48

Tellwut Corp. crowdsourced panel members with a back to school online survey and found that 31% of back-to-school purchases will go towards clothing while 95% expect to spend more than last year. (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 It’s that time again, back-to-school! Back-to-school shopping means the start of a high spending season for parents and students. According to a recent Tellwut online survey, 95% of parents and students are expecting to spend more than last year, though 56% only expect...

2014-08-31 23:04:44

Sonic Bomb Jr. extra-loud alarm clock flashes and vibrates to wake up back-to-school kids for under forty bucks. Troy, MI (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 School supplies, check. New clothes, check. Forget anything? Wake up call - after a summer of sleeping in, it takes something special to get kids up and moving for school. Sonic Bomb Jr. provides an extra-loud 102dB alarm loud enough to wake even deep-sleeping teenagers. In addition to the extra loud alarm, Sonic Bomb Jr. comes equipped with a...

2014-08-31 23:04:42

As students head back to high school or off to college, many will face an important education decision – what should I major in? Career guidance leader Career Key offers three back to school tips for choosing a high-quality college major test. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 As students head back to high school or off to college, many will face an important education decision: what should I major in or study after high school? Career guidance leader, Career Key,...

2014-08-31 23:03:36

Trident University International has been working closely with Anthem stakeholders to identify student needs and prepare students for a seamless transition due to the online closure. Cypress, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 The Anthem Education family of schools, which includes Anthem Online, filed for bankruptcy and will cease online operations this week. The nationally accredited university is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and served students both online and through physical campuses....

2014-08-31 23:03:08

Datex introduced a comprehensive online learning system, Datex University, to streamline training and enable clients to save on training costs. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Award-winning supply chain software developer, Datex, introduced a comprehensive online learning system, Datex University, to help save clients on training costs. Developed to streamline training of Datex software, Datex University incorporates a suite of tools to make learning faster and easier for all...

2014-08-31 23:02:54

A new list of accelerated nursing schools has been added to the popular nursing education website Accelerated-Nursing.com. (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Nursing remains one the few professions that doesn’t have to depend on the market or the economy for sustainability. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the employment of nurses will rise by 19 percent by the year 2022. Accelerated nursing schools offer students the ability to get a nursing degree in a dramatically reduced...

2014-08-31 23:00:49

Fun science ideas for kids and ship crafts have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Have a blast learning science together with the kids this week. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Kids like science. Fun science ideas for kids and ship crafts have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Let the kids explore the wonderful world of science while having a blast. Kids love to find out how the world works. Science projects provide a fun way to teach them. Let the kids make guesses and...

2014-08-31 23:00:27

MyMobileUni strategic plan is to outreach and raise awareness to the global community, public and private sectors, institutions and individuals, access to thousands of digital resources, courses, interactive programs, videos and audio books. Delivery of online education and training content, accessibility from learning institutions empowers individuals of all age’s attainment of technical and vocational skills, and degree based education now available from android app. Washington,...

2014-08-30 23:04:58

Nearly 4.5 million children ages 14 and under are injured in the home every year. HomeSafe provides parents with facts and tips to keep children safe after school. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Austin-based home security pioneer Protect America and interactive door lock brand Yale Locks & Hardware have initiated the HomeSafe campaign targeting “Latchkey Child” safety in observance of this year’s back-to-school period. “Latchkey Child” is a term for children who...


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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Algebra
2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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