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Google Tools for personal learning plans (PLPs) - Innovation: Education

A teacher-authored case study<p>Today we hear from a grade 5-6 team venturing into the world of personal learning plans (PLPs) using Google Tools.<p>Jared …

12-Minute Core Strength Sequence (for Real People)

Build strength through the belly, side waist, glutes and back with core strengtheners for those of us who don't have all day to hit the gym.The post …

16 high protein recipes for when you’re trying to cut carbs

So you want to get more protein in your body but are sick to death of protein shakes<p>Besides, you want some real food in your belly.<p>Check out these …

151 Thoughts I Had Watching The Series Finale Of "Downton Abbey"

Major spoilers, crying, and sassy Dowager Countess lines ahead.<p>1. And I'm already crying.<p>2. This is the last time we'll hear Laura Linney's pleasant, yet authoritative introduction.<p>3. NO DON'T SAY IT, "The final episode."<p>4. Isis this is the last time we'll see your butt and tail…<p>5. …P.S. Sorry you …

TV

How to Move from First-Person to Learner-Centered Teaching

Opinion | Postsecondary Learning<p>How to Move from First-Person to Learner-Centered Teaching<p>By Marsha Lovett     Feb 24, 2016<p>Image Credit: pzAxe / …

Add These Foods to Your Diet for a Healthy Heart

As a nutritionist counseling patients on heart-healthy eating, I like to impart positive messages, advising them on foods they CAN eat to promote health. In honor of American Heart Month, here are seven foods to add to your diet.<p>While the death rate from heart disease has dropped in recent years, …

Chickpeas

Why We Are Learning New Languages

English is by far the most popular language, with 28% of all Babbel users learning it. Spanish comes in second at 18%. In the U.S., most people learn …

Language Learning

The Ancient Storytelling Secret That Every Leader Needs To Know

The heroic quest predates written language, and its basic structure can help leaders guide teams through huge changes.<p>When Ray Anderson, former CEO of the carpet company Interface, realized that his company needed to lead the charge on sustainability, he didn’t just plan an initiative and put it …

Daydreaming Actually Does This to Your Creativity

We’ve tried nearly <i>all</i> of the productivity hacks and productivity apps out there, but still find ourselves whiling away precious time staring out into space, daydreaming or mindlessly doodling. We should feel guilty taking a mental break instead of concentrating on completing an important task, …

Creativity

11 Things That Happen When You Finally Accept That You’re An Introvert

Being an introvert is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it's pretty cool that you recharge best when you're alone. Being comfortable with …

This Simple Trick Will Unleash Your Creative Genius

Your brain does more than you think. 👌<p>We tend to think of dreaming as an activity reserved for sleeping hours. But as it turns out, this is far from the case.<p>Dream psychologists have long associated nighttime dreams with certain symbolic meanings that can unleash all sorts of clues about what's …

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

These Foods Could Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Here's a very good reason to treat yourself to a bowl of cherries.<p>It seems we're a nation of insomniacs. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least occasional sleeplessness, and 22% experience it every (or almost every) night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But what if all it …

Nutrition

7 Tips For Boosting Your EQ (Emotional Intelligence)

<i>Finding your passion—and turning it into money—is tricky for anyone, but especially for women. The persistent gender wage gap, the lack of top female executives, and the dearth of mentorship present unique challenges. Luckily, our friends at</i> <i>Levo League</i> <i>give young women the tools and resources they</i> …

Meditation + Exercise = Depression Relief

A new study has discovered that meditation and aerobic exercise together reduce depression.<p>The Rutgers University study found that this mind and body …

Depression

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?<p>Did you hop in the shower, check your email, or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter? Did …

Instant Cure: Massage Your Fingers to Relieve Pain

Extraordinary displays of violence have been a mainstay in the video games industry for two decades now. This is proving hugely successful for games …

Jigsaw Puzzles

20 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts Under 400 Calories

It’s long been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and whether you consider that to be true or not, it’s still worth pointing …

Exercise and meditation together help beat depression: Scientists say learning new cognitive skills can help reduce overwhelming negative thoughts

Scientists say learning new cognitive skills can help reduce overwhelming negative thoughts<p>A mind and body combination of exercise and meditation, …

What Is A Pulse, Anyway? You've Probably Been Eating Them All Your Life

It's time to check your pulse ... intake.<p>You're living in the Year of Pulses, according to the United Nations, but would you know it if we didn't tell you? Do you even know what a pulse is?<p>We asked 10 people in our office if they knew about pulses (the kind you eat), and no one had ever heard of …

There's A Lesson In Spain's Surreal, Unfinished Cities

The financial crisis left scores of abandoned development projects and showed the consequences of "speculative urbanization."<p>In a memorable scene in “The Big Short,” the Oscar-nominated 2015 movie about the financial crisis, a real estate agent shows the main characters around a desolate Florida …

Urban Design

Is coconut oil a super-healthy fat or 'pure poison'? Here are the facts

Diet & Fitness<p>Coconut oil's champions say it works as a treatment against everything from Alzheimer’s disease to thyroid issues. But a German epidemiologist is shaking up coconut oil lovers in a recent YouTube video. In the talk, Karin Michels, an adjunct professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of …

Coconut

10 qualities of people with high emotional intelligence

According to Psychology Today, "Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others." This usually involves:<p>Emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;<br>• The ability to harness emotions …

12 Secrets Of Women With Great Skin

We asked radiant grandmothers around the country for their best advice to keep skin glowing and wrinkle-free.<p><b>SPECIAL FROM</b><p><b>#1 Wash your face daily</b><p>Washing your face every night removes dirt and oil, and hydrates your skin. It’s the one thing that every one of the radiant grandmothers we spoke to had …