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The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

In an interview, he highlighted three take-home messages from his book:<p><i>Forgetting isn't always bad.</i> Most of the time, it’s natural and essential to …

Building Trust With Parents

Sure, there’s also a flip side to the night, but it doesn’t define it. At some point during the evening, a parent will corner me with questions about …

10th Annual Good Read Essay Contest

Enter <i>Real Simple</i>’s 10th annual Good Read Essay Contest and you could have your essay published in <i>Real Simple</i> and receive a prize of $3,000.<p>Read last …

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6 TED Talks to kickstart your creativity

Out of fresh ideas? These inspiring talks offer the kick-in-the-pants you need to unleash your creative spirit.

Tips & Techniques

What are you focused on accomplishing today? Set your intention and tell us below!

7 Secrets to Grow Younger, Live Longer

Only a few decades ago, conventional medicine viewed the body as a machine whose parts would inevitably break down until it could no longer be …

Wellness

"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that." -Lauren Bacall, RIP (Photo: Getty Images)

Depression, the secret we share

"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal …

Public Speaking

Follow This Chart to Know If You Can Use an Image from the Internet

When you find a picture online that would be perfect for your project, it's hard to know whether you're allowed to use it. Follow this flow chart to …

Copyright

Audience and Purpose

Things connect.<p>Teaching English<p>And so it was for me as a teacher. Being an English teacher (that is, a teacher of literature, the writing process, …

5-Minute Film Festival: Best Kickoff Videos

I loved this video, by the Colorado Legacy Foundation, for its positive message -- we already have all the resources we need to make changes in …

I inhabited a man’s brain. It showed me how much harder women have it.

Here’s a truism that also happens to be true: Single men are seen as happy-go-lucky bachelors having too much fun to settle down, while single women are often seen as sad and bereft creatures desperate to snag a man. I knew about those stereotypes when I sat down to write “The Love Affairs of …

"and the days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations. I have really good days." ~Ray Wylie Hubbard Join us on August 8 at 12pm EDT for a free guided meditation. Begin to cultivate inner peace today. Register for this free event at globalmeditation.chopra.com

The Health-Conscious Cookbook: Cooling Summer Recipes

Ayurvedic healing rests on the simple, yet profound principle that <i>like increases like and opposites decrease each other</i>. So as we look at how to find …

Sweet Potatoes

The magic of Fibonacci numbers

Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of …

How to turn small talk into smart conversation

Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas — all summer long.<p>Imagine almost any situation where two or …

An Illustrated Guide to the Biggest Dragons

A fantastic size comparison chart, An Illustrated Guide to the Biggest Dragons infographic was published by The Daily Dot, and designed by <i></i>Max …

15 Happiness Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

Life is what you make of it – so why not make yours happy? In the face of challenge, defeat, disappointment, discouragement, tragedy, and failure, it …

Chalkup - Use Rubrics to Grade Google Drive Files

Earlier this year I featured Chalkup which is a service that combines the concepts of Google Drive and Edmodo into one nice package. This week …

Be a resourceful teacher – using your phone!

As you can imagine, I read a fair amount of posts about technology and one of the most overused phrases is about capitalising upon the power in the …

Transferring Systems: Moving Your Workflow and Procedures into GAFE

The other misconception about transitioning your classroom to digital workflows and procedures is that the teacher must now be the expert in …