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Vermont Report: Shaping the Soul of a School

I found Principal Brian Williams in the lunchroom of the Sustainability Academy, a pre-K – 5 magnet school in the Old North End of Burlington, Vermont. He was easy to spot, the biggest guy in the room, sitting on a very small chair, talking with an 8-year-old tousled-haired boy who was having …

Vermont clergy members organize, push lawmakers for moral economy: higher wages, more benefits

A group of Vermont clergy members has organized an effort to push lawmakers to embrace the idea of a moral economy.<p>The Clergy Caucus of Vermont Interfaith Action met several times over the summer and worked out some principles on which its Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant and Unitarian members …

Moving a cemetery unearths old anxieties in Vermont town More than the dead may be buried here

HARTLAND, Vt. — For more than 150 years, the people who once farmed the picturesque land where J. Michel Guite at one time hoped to put his elegant …

Language Learning

InDepth

Special report: The astonishing revelation about Republicans and lying<p>The number of Republicans who say they would vote for a presidential candidate …

United Kingdom

Does Intermittent Fasting Have Benefits? Science Suggests Yes

Instead of eating three square meals a day, an eating schedule that involves "intermittent fasting" could help fight not just obesity but many …

Want To Lose Weight? Stop Counting Calories

On its face, it all seems so easy: Calories are calories, no matter the food. And if you want to lose weight, all you have to do is simply "spend" more calories than you consume, either by exercising more or eating less.<p>But anyone who has ever attempted to lose weight this way knows that it's not …

Want to live longer? Put less food on your plate and consider a ‘feast and famine’ diet, experts say

Most humans nowadays don’t live much like our prehistoric forebears. We, especially in the West, tend to live sedentary lives in front of computer …

Childhood obesity surges between ages of seven and 11, study shows

Schools urges to step in as major study pinpoints obesity window between ages of seven and 11<p>The number of children classed as overweight or obese surges by 40 per cent in the last four years of primary school, a major study has found.<p>New analysis of findings from a study charting the lifestyles of …

Diabetes

Junk Food for Profit: Fat, Sick and Addicted

By<p><b>NEWS JUNKIE POST</b><p><i>“We are what we eat,”</i> as the old adage says. <i>“If you eat a hamburger one day, then its atoms and molecules will end up making your</i> …

Saudi Arabia Destroyed 98 Percent of Its Cultural Heritage

Art World<p>,<p>According to the UK-based Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, over 98 percent of Saudi Arabia’s historical and religious sites have been …

Thinking about Public Education – China and East Asia versus the United States and Western culture

To understand the Chinese mind, we should start with Confucius (552 – 479 BC), who is arguably the most influential person in Chinese history and by …

Why I Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The on-trend diet isn't a fad and it's way more sustainable than it sounds. Here's how I started eating more veggies and grains and loved every healthy second of it.<p>I started eating a whole foods plant-based diet nine months ago. I had gained 20-something pounds from a hormone-related health issue …

Nutrition

A Look Inside Oral Storytelling's Online Revival

Lend your ear to StoryCorps founder David Isay's favorite tales, 11 years and 55,000 interviews into the effort.<p>StoryCorps began with the simple mission to get people to slow down and hear what others had to say. Beginning with a single booth inside New York's Grand Central Terminal in 2003, over …

Reality TV

New Quebec health bill to restrict IVF treatments, impose quotas for family doctors

Doctors and medical specialists are calling the Quebec government’s proposed new bill, which would create major changes to the province's health care …

Pope Francis condemns 'barbaric violence' against Christians in Syria

Pope Francis says offensive against Islamic State is legitimate on visit to Turkey<p>Pope Francis condemned the "barbaric violence" perpetrated against Christians and other minorities in Syria and Iraq on the first day of his visit to Turkey, a country on the front-line of the war against Islamist …

Teenagers can't help being unreasonable! Emotional areas of a young person's brain 'shut down' when they are criticised

• <b>Scientists</b> <b>scanned brains of teenagers being criticised by their mothers</b>• <b><br>Brains showed more activity in areas that process negative emotions</b>• <b><br>In</b> …

10 Great Tools For Keeping Your Calendar Organized

Entrepreneurs are busy people. With so much going on, it can be tough to make sure you get everything done and yet never miss a meeting. So how do …

Black Friday, 1921

More working days were lost last year through industrial disputes than in any year since the General Strike of 1926. Yet this figure - around eleven …

Downing Street

Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe

"This is a quick, throw together slow cooker soup with a Mexican flair. Teenagers love it. Serve topped with corn chips, shredded Cheddar cheese and …

Cooking

20 predictions for the future of storytelling

It's not easy to predict what the future of anything may be — including the storytelling industry, which has undergone myriad changes over the last …