• Home Schooling

    Top tips for homeschooling on a budget

    HOMESCHOOLING can put pressure on families’ budgets but there are ways to help look after those pennies. Homeschooling needn’t be too taxing on the household finances. Kevin Mountford, the co-founder of the savings platform, Raisin, has drawn up six top tips to help those homeschooling on a budget. Use packed lunches or cupboard items Lunches do not have to cost a lot. Keeping children well fed during the day may be one thing, but overfeeding them is also another. If you’re not receiving free school meals, fancy lunches do not need to be a thing. Sandwiches, beans on toast, eggs are all great items to have for lunch, so keep…

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  • Science

    Top 10 science anniversaries to celebrate in 2021

    Centuries from now, 2021 will be celebrated as an anniversary year most noted for getting rid of 2020. It will be less remembered as a year featuring a diverse roster of scientific anniversaries, ranging from the 1300th birthday of a prolific writer to the 25th birthday of a celebrity sheep. Nevertheless, before too much of 2021 passes by, it’s time to name the Top 10 anniversaries worthy of celebration this year — some obscure, some fairly famous, and one that had an unfair advantage helping to make it No. 1. 10. Elizabeth Blackwell, 200th birthday Born in England in 1821, Blackwell moved with her family to New York in 1832…

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  • Science

    The top 100 highlights of the 2020 science, sci-fi and technology auction year

    The New Atlas annual auction round up of all things geeky is bigger than ever this year. This year we’ve gone to much more effort, and indeed, you’ll get more out of this article if you allocate a bit of time to explore it because it is quite large and has all the links embedded so you can explore anything of interest, and no doubt there will be lots of things you missed during the year that are both interesting and relevant. It’s an exhaustive look at the 2020 auction year, and includes all the scientific manuscripts, apparatus, natural history specimens, science-fiction, space memorabilia, technological killer apps across history from…

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  • Jobs

    Tech careers top Glassdoor’s 2021 ‘best jobs in America’ list

    Looking to make a career change, or just curious about which jobs are doing well after a year of a global pandemic? Glassdoor has published their list of the 50 best jobs in America for 2021. The employment-focused website used criteria like earning potential, overall job satisfaction rating from employee reviews, and job openings. Each job on their list had at least 2,000 openings on Glassdoor as of December 7. Java developer tops the list. Java developer, for those not involved in the technology or start-up sectors, is a job that uses Java, a popular programming language, to design, develop and manage applications. Data scientist, product manager, enterprise architect (IT…

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  • Education

    Top House Lawmaker for Education Wants Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Off His Committee

    The chairman of the House education committee wants a GOP congresswoman who has previously backed conspiracy theories about school shootings to be removed from his committee. Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., wants Republican leaders to reverse course and rescind the decision to put Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on the House Education and Labor Committee. Scott is using as his reason Greene’s past support for baseless claims that the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was a “false flag” operation, and that other school shootings were somehow staged. “House Republicans have appointed someone to this Committee who claimed that the killing of 14 students and three…

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  • Jobs

    Top US jobs for 2021, according to a new Glassdoor ranking

    The start of the year is a big period for hiring, and Glassdoor’s new ranking shows many tech roles are poised to be good jobs this year. If you are just starting the job search to land your next position or are still looking for work amid the pandemic, your best fit may be one of these jobs.  Glassdoor just released its annual list of the best jobs in America. To find the top 50 jobs this year, Glassdoor looked at three factors for each position: job satisfaction on a five-point scale based on employee feedback, number of job openings as of December 7, 2020, and median base salary. All of…

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  • Science

    These are the top 10 insights from climate science in 2020

    Each year we learn more about climate change: what to expect, what we need to do to avoid the worst effects, how our planet will change, and how those changes will affect our own lives. But it can be hard to know how all the new information should inform your understanding of the issue. To help, 57 top researchers from 21 different countries have distilled the current understanding of climate news into a list of the 10 most important climate insights from 2020, ranging from news about new risks like larger emissions from our thawing permafrost to crucial steps we need to take, like setting aside COVID-19 recovery investments for…

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