School Starts Too Early #newsfornerds

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  • 8/29/2014 |
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School Starts Too Early  #newsfornerds
This week's batch of News for Nerds stories: Why do schools start classes so early? The waiting is the hardest part . . . but it's good for you Why you'll lose friends in mid-life Monkeys don't own the rights to their own selfies A robot rides a hovercraft! * * * * * It's easy to pick on kids for being lazy and sleeping too much, but would you be surprised to learn that the truth is just the opposite? In fact, The American Academy of Pediatrics says that most kids are dangerously under-rested, leading to issues as wide-rangin …

Dom Talks Schools, Students, and 'Smart is Cool' on 9News

  • 8/28/2014 |
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Dom Talks Schools, Students, and 'Smart is Cool' on 9News
With the recent release of his new book for parents, Smart is Cool, Dom has been making the media rounds lately. You might recall that he was on Colorado Matters with Ryan Warner, and that he's featured in a beautiful two-page spread in the August issue of Colorado Parent magazine. Yesterday he stopped by 9News to talk with Kim Christiansen about why he wrote Smart is Cool, and why even parents of very young children should take notice of the silent epidemic that derails so many promising students. Check out the full video below, and don't forget that Dom will be at The …

Your Coffee Habit, and How to Kick It #newsfornerds

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  • 8/22/2014 |
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Your Coffee Habit, and How to Kick It  #newsfornerds
This week's News for Nerds batch: Your coffee habit is an actual habit Five cool new ways that science is driving ID technology How to operate on zero sleep (for one day, at least) Twitter helped identify some sketchy restaurants in Chicago A 16-foot tall fart machine (yes, really) * * * * * More than 80 percent of American adults drink coffee. Some days it probably feels like all of those people are in front of you in line at Starbucks. But the truth is that for many people, the very first cup of the day comes at home, in the kitchen, and n …

Smart is Cool is Now Available Everywhere!

  • 8/19/2014 |
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Smart is Cool is Now Available Everywhere!
Great news! Today is the official publication date for my new book, Smart is Cool: Building a Better Student Through Attitude. I have been working with students, teachers, and parents for nearly 20 years. My passion for education and youth development was the impetus behind all of the school programs, published authors, donated technology, and student empowerment that The Big Brain Club is known for. And now my first non-fiction book for parents is available everywhere, from major outlets like Amazon and Barnes & Noble to local independent book stores like The Tattered Cover …

Outer Space Without a Helmet #newsfornerds

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  • 8/15/2014 |
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Outer Space Without a Helmet  #newsfornerds
Welcome back to News for Nerds! This week we'll explore the future of vibrating shoes and the possible utility of cat poop in cancer treatment. But first, here are your headlines. * * * * * Ever wondered what would happen to your body if you wound up in space without a spacesuit? Scenes like this have been depicted in movies and comic books for decades, but it may not surprise you to learn that reality looks a little different than the Hollywood version. First, the good news: you won't suffer long. The lack of oxygen will cause you to blackout within 10 or 15 seconds. Yo …