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This simple sleep trick will help you fall asleep in under a minute

It's quicker than counting sheep!<p>Even though we spend all day running around, sometimes the biggest task of the day is actually falling asleep at the …

Sleep

Don't Be Fooled by Low-Impact: These 10 Workouts Incinerate Calories

Injured? Just trying to give your joints a rest? You can still get an incredible workout in! No jumping, no plyo, no pounding the ground — just a great muscle burn (and some serious cardio, if you want!). The best part — it's all low-impact. Let's do this!

Is walking 10,000 steps a day really good for you?

Is walking 10,000 steps a day actually beneficial for your health?<p>While your Fitbit may beep in celebration on your wrist when you hit the 10,000 …

These Are the Best YouTube Workout Videos, According to Our Editors

Perhaps you're tired of doling out your dollars for expensive memberships or boutique classes, or maybe you just can't seem to find the time or …

Make Your Diet Protein-Packed With These 6 Snacks

Whether you’ve set a goal to lose weight, run a new distance or set a PR, one of the most important ingredients you need to achieve your goal is …

Nutrition

How to do sumo squats—AKA the best butt-sculpting move you’re probably not using

No lower-body workout is complete without <i>at least</i> one series of squats. Like your other toning essentials (read: planks, push-ups, and lunges), these …

Want Kids to Learn Math? Stop Teaching It

The U.S. has a math problem. Despite all the time, energy and money the country has thrown into finding better ways to teach the subject, American …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out exactly the …

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

Homework is making our kids miserable: Why the classroom staple is a colossal waste of time

Research suggests it offers little to no benefit to elementary school students. Now parents are a taking a stand<p>Jordan Rosenfeld<p>March 13, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>We tend to think of homework as a necessary part of learning, a practice that teaches children …

Teaching

6 Time-Saving Smoothie Tips

While whipping up a breakfast smoothie is usually pretty fast, here are some ways to make that morning meal even quicker!

N.Y. Elementary School Eliminates Homework, But Parents Protest

A Manhattan elementary school has decided to stop giving students homework assignments, instead telling them to have fun, read books, and enjoy their …

How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

• In what ways do students feel respected, feel valued, and feel part of the whole group?<br>• In what ways do students have ownership of the classroom? Do …

Pedagogy

Education May Be Priceless, But A College Degree Isn't

Paying for college gets more expensive every year.<p>According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Americans owe more than a <i>trillion</i> dollars in outstanding student loan payments.<p>The result can be a lot of pressure for college grads. The four seniors participating in our Howard Project — Ariel …

What I Wish I’d Known as a New Teacher

<b>1. This will get better.</b> The first year of teaching is so, so hard. You don’t even know why it’s so hard—you can’t wrap your head around that because …

24 Actually Helpful Tips for Waking Up Early to Work Out

We know not everyone is a morning person. (And even fewer of us are eager to wake up and hit the gym.) But getting up and moving can actually be an …

Fitness

How Working Out Might Affect Your Boobs—in a Good Way

If your girls could talk, they might be asking you to take them to the gym.<p>When your breasts hurt, the last thing you want to do is squeeze them into a sports bra and start jumping around, right? Well, get this: Working out might keep your boobs from hurting in the first place, according to a study …

How Can English Teachers Nurture Young Writers? : Teachers at Work

Lately, I've been talking about Stephen King while teaching Edgar Allan Poe. When King was in middle school, he wrote a "novel version" of Poe's "The …

Homework around the world: how much is too much?

As a New York primary school abandons all homework, how much time at home should be spent on homework?<p>Every child’s dream is, it turns out, many New York parents’ nightmare. A public school for primary-aged children in New York has decided to <b>end all homework assignments</b>, but angry parents have …

Elementary School Dumps Homework and Tells Kids to Play Instead

P.S. 116 stopped assigning math worksheets and essays as homework, angering many parents.

Homework

The case against private education: Why we put our kids in public school

<b>(fernandogarciaesteban via iStock/Salon)</b><p>It’s chaotic, academically less rigorous and far less nurturing. It’s also giving my children challenges they need<p>Jessica Gregg<p>March 5, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Just over two years ago, my husband and I pulled our children out of private school and sent them into …

The 100 best children's books of all time

With the summer holidays approaching, there are plenty of reading opportunities for young bookworms on the horizon. Here, we present the best books to keep children occupied – whatever their age or interest.<p><b>PICTURE BOOKS</b><p><b>Curious George</b><p>H A Rey (1941)<p>The first book of seven about a mischievous monkey …

Books

Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent

It’s not selling out; it’s buying in.<p>Last week, I observed a high-school English class on a campus without bells. The school didn’t need them: Every student showed up for class promptly, and they remained attentive until the last minute—without packing their books early or lining up at the door. …

Education

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Fitness

Teachers unintentionally turn girls away from math and science, study finds

Here’s another reason to read science stories to your daughter at bedtime. Elementary school teachers may unintentionally discourage girls from …

What 200 Calories of 10 Different Foods Looks Like

Get a visual on potatoes, pears, raisins, and more.

A Beautiful Classroom Poster On Steps for Good Writing

February 27, 2015 <i><br>5 Steps to Writing A Poem</i> is a visual created by Cambridge University and outlines the 5 major stages to composing a poem. In fact, …

Cambridge University

10 Times Working Out with Your Boyfriend Sounds Way Cuter Than it Actually Is

It’s not all sweaty high-fives, people.<p>In theory, heading to a sweat sesh with your man looks like an adorable and happy couple getting their fitness on side-by-side, followed by equally amazing endorphin-fueled sex. Well, despite Elle Woods’ observation that endorphin boosts make people happy and …