Alexa Sussman

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21 Gifts For People Who Just Really Love Pugs

Pugs are wonderful beings.

How to make gravlax for Hanukkah or brunch menus

Gravlax means grave salmon. Not grave as in serious, grave as in hole. Once, the Scandinavian fisherman buried fresh salmon in sand, letting salt and time cure it. Much like Sweden's soured herring, Norway's rotten fish and Iceland's putrefied shark, the technique is better than the marketing.<p>These …

Rob Gronkowski Says NFL Is Targeting Him with Pass Interference Calls

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski stated Tuesday he feels the NFL is unfairly targeting him when it comes to calling offensive pass interference.<p>Gronkowski got slapped with a questionable pass interference call during the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos. He caught …

NFL

Pete Morelli's Officiating Crew Reportedly Removed from Cowboys vs. Redskins

On the heels of a rough performance in the Week 12 contest between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers, referee Pete Morelli and his officiating crew were reportedly pulled from the Week 13 <i>Monday Night Football</i> game pitting the Dallas Cowboys against the Washington Redskins.<p>Pro …

Football (U.S.)

How to Run in the Winter (Without Freezing Your Butt Off)

Running in the cold isn’t as tough as it looks. With the right gear, your fingers and ears can stay toasty while you jog through a winter …

Does the NFL want to see the Patriots fail?

December 1, 2015<p>The New England Patriots were one of two undefeated teams left (along with the Carolina Panthers) in the NFL as of week 11. That came …

NFL says Ravens weren't offsides on game-winning play vs. Browns

You have to wonder what the Browns did to deserve the Groundhog Day string of failures, each one seemingly more humiliating than the last<p>You have to …

Football (U.S.)

The Red Sox signed David Price to a record-breaking, seven-year, $217 million contract

The Red Sox and free agent pitcher David Price have agreed to a seven-year, $217 million contract, the Boston Globe reports.<p>The $31 million average annual value is the largest in Major League history. Miguel Cabrera's 8-year extension with the Tigers is also worth $31 million per season, but the …

David Price

Your Body’s Attempts To Fight Fat-Burning Exercise Is Why You’re Fat

Scientists are unlocking the secrets to why it’s difficult to rid ourselves of fat once we have it.<p>When we get overweight, a protein in our bodies tends to locks the excess fat, preventing it from being burned. Research shows that mice lacking the gene to produce this protein burn off excess weight …

Nutrition

Study: Technology in the classroom helps writing (sort of)

Technology in the classroom has made students better collaborators, but not necessarily better writers, a new study says.<p>The survey by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that most teachers thought the use of technology — from tablet devices to Google Docs — encouraged …

Digital Learning Day: Celebrating Innovative Teaching Strategies

<b>Date:</b> February 2, 2012<p><b>Summary</b>: The National Writing Project, a core partner with the Alliance for Excellent Education, celebrated Digital Learning …

9 Easy Mason Jar Gifts You Can Make

A gift in a mason jar is unique, heartfelt, affordable, and easy-to-make. We've found some of the best mason jar gift ideas that will meet all your …

Frugal Living

How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential

Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. Beyond just note-taking, though, mind maps can …

11 Nonalcoholic Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

If the past is any indication, I am going to drink way too much this Thanksgiving. During a long day of cooking, eating, and hanging out with relatives, it's easy to lose track of what glass of wine you're on. Every year I tell myself I'll be more responsible, but this year I'm going to made it …

20 Meatless and All-Vegan Options You Can Find at Popular Fast Food Chains - One Green Planet

Let’s admit it, a lot of us used to love eating at fast food restaurants. Of course, now we know a lot more than we used to. We know that fast food …

The Best Free Interval Workout Videos on YouTube

Going harder, better, faster, stronger is sometimes just what you need to take your fitness game to the next level—and that’s where interval training …

21 Extremely Satisfying GIFs To Help You Achieve Nirvana

Grab a cup of hot cocoa, sit back, and relax. Oh, and remember to breathe. Hand-picked especially for you with love from Unroll.me.

GIF Animations

This 15-Minute Pumpkin Soup Recipe Is A Dinnertime Hero

Bow down to the bowl.<p>It's <i>hard</i> to get your act together during the week to put a home-cooked dinner on the table. We're no strangers to that struggle. No matter how skilled (or not) you might be in the kitchen, energy is running low at the end of the workday. That's why we all need super easy, super …

Cooking

16 Hilarious Starbucks Holiday Cup Redesigns Inspired by the Internet’s Red Cup Outrage

Some people are mad about Starbucks’ new red holiday cups, and others are mad about the fact that people are mad about it. These are their …

New app Runtastic Results builds you a personalized 12-week workout plan

Runtastic has launched a standalone app named Results that will place users into a program meant to get them fit in a few months’ time.<p>Called Results, the app puts you through various exercises (not just running!) for a 12 week period that focus on cutting fat, building strength and defining your …

Apps

18 Pugs Who Forgot Very Important Things

It's hard work being a pug.

Pugs

How Tom Coughlin solved the Bill Belichick riddle

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Bill Parcells was in the market for a wide receivers coach in 1988 when a man whose opinion he respected, Marion Campbell, …

Actively Learn

Texts for ELA, Science, and Social Studies with scaffolds and higher-order questions<p>Find what you teach and great texts to pair with it. Or add …

Social Studies

How social media can make history - Clay Shirky

why teach digital writing? > how we should teach digital writing

<b>How We Should Teach Digital Writing</b><p>Most university-level writing instruction has yet to catch up with the dramatic changes we are talking about here. …