Amanda Lagace

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Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …

Have you seen this amazing classroom display idea? Student Expression Through Word Clouds!

#teammagicaleducators @julieinsd<b>Student Expression Through Word Clouds</b>Word Clouds are often used to facilitate conversations around key vocabulary in …

Teaching

Single Leg Bridge Exercise

The single leg bridge exercise is a great way to isolate and strengthen the gluteus (butt) muscles and hamstrings (back of the upper leg). If you do …

Workouts

Ecosystems with many and similar species can handle tougher environmental disturbances - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

How sensitive an ecosystem is to unforeseen environmental stress can be determined, according to Daniel Bruno, previous visiting researcher at Umeå …

The Illuminati Were Amateurs -- The Facts Show These Five Families Rule the World

As you begin to understand world governments don’t have your best interests in mind — that enemies of the State could more aptly be called enemies of …

General Motors

It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe

In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just …

Mindfulness Migrates From The Corporate Office To The Classroom

New research supports the idea that students learn focus and self-control through mindfulness exercises<p>Five years ago, “grit” was all the rage in elementary education. Students who learn to persevere in the face of failure are more successful in the long term, research suggested. Schools embraced …

Mindfulness

What Mindfulness Actually Means

There’s a lot of talk about mindfulness lately, but what does it actually mean? “Mindfulness” is a translation of the Buddhist concept of sati. Sati, …

Mindfulness

18 Messages for Anyone Who Needs a Reminder to Take Care of Their Mental Health

Hey you, with the mental health concerns — whatever you’re going through, wherever you’re at, this is a friendly reminder that there’s nothing wrong …

Kids Win Again In Lawsuit Blaming Gov't For Not Fighting Global Warming

Against all odds, another group of children who are suing the government to protect the environment against the harm of global warming in their future, have won in court.<p>Again.<p>In a surprise ruling on Friday from the bench in the ongoing climate case brought by these youths against the State of …

Climate

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Massive Victory for 7 Kids in Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State

Today, in a surprise ruling from the bench in the critical climate case brought by youths against the State of Washington's Department of Ecology, …

Climate

Insomnia Meets Mindfulness

Insomnia used to be a very real part of my life and my practice in mindfulness was what saved me and continues to from time to time.<p>How did I do it?<p>For most of us having trouble sleeping is a mind trap that over time gets conditioned into our bodies as a habit. The trauma of not sleeping is stored …

Mindfulness

The Elimination Diet: A 60 Day Protocol to Uncover Food Intolerances, Heal the Gut, and Feel Amazing with Dr. Will Cole - mindbodygreen

A 60-Day Protocol to Uncover Food Intolerances, Heal the Gut & Feel Amazing<p>$19.99 USD<p>Direction on what and how to eat to take control of your health<br>• A …

7 fruit trees you can grow in your living room

There are decorative house plants and then there are edible plants that you tend to in a tiny kitchen garden. But what about in between?<p>If you're …

7 Ways to Get Through the Day on Little to No Sleep

As a certified holistic chef, it’s humbling to admit that one major aspect of health continues to elude me: sleep. I've battled insomnia for the last …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Princeton University

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

Pollution

How Adults Can Encourage Kids To Be Original Thinkers

When I first read <i>Originals</i> I couldn't help but take notes. What I jotted down was essentially a to-do list for how I could be more creative, how I could think up and then communicate new ideas.<p>But the book — written by Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania …

Creativity

New Documentary “Equal Means Equal” Exposes Why We Need an Equal Rights Amendment

When the American Constitution was written in 1787, “we the people” referred only to white men. Its authors intentionally omitted women of all …

Gender

The Ultimate Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup

There's nothing more comforting than coming in from a cold day to a bowl of piping-hot soup. And this <b>Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup</b> recipe has become …

Slow Cookers

Have Your Potatoes And Lose Weight Too — Hearty And Healthy Potato Recipes

Potatoes often get a bad rap, mainly because of their high glycemic index (GI). However, research published in the <i>Journal of the American College of</i> …

Bill Gates explains why classroom technology is failing students and teachers

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has many personal passions. Among them are the eradication of malaria, childhood healthcare, and—of course—education.<p>Tuesday (Mar. 8), Gates offered some fresh thoughts on the future of schooling in an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session on Reddit. A user posed the …

Bill Gates