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Combine two of our favorite foods, and we're in. These waffles are fluffy, crispy, and perfectly golden brown – and stuffed with cheese, pepperoni, …

Food

Astronomers strike gold, witness massive cosmic collision

It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.<p>Forbes estimated that the collision created an estimated $10 octillion in gold, which is $10 billion, billion, billion.<p>What they …

Georgia Tech

15 Foods You Should Never Eat. Ever.

Seriously, steer clear.<p>Hard-and-fast food rules royally suck. But some foods can seriously mess with your health. "It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which …

The Truant Teacher Problem

It’s hardly a secret that many teachers take advantage of the allowable sick days that are part of a typical union collective bargaining agreement …

Man Partly Wakes From 15-Year Vegetative State—What It Means

The 35-year-old was able to turn his head and react to visual cues after doctors put a device in his chest that stimulates the vagus nerve.<p>After a person spends a year in a vegetative state, the condition is considered permanent—there will never be someone “in there” again.<p>That’s why it’s so …

There's a teaching method tech billionaires love — here's how teachers are learning it

It involves students guiding their own lessons with the help of technology, while teachers take on more of a coaching role if problems emerge. For its apparent benefits in getting kids up to speed in reading and math, advocates have claimed it could — and should — become the future of US …

Pedagogy

Why The Internet Is Going Crazy Over This Mattress

Casper is only three years old and has already developed a cult following — notorious for disrupting the $14 billion mattress industry and completely …

New Florida law lets any resident challenge what’s taught in science classes

Any resident in Florida can now challenge what kids learn in public schools, thanks to a new law that science education advocates worry will make it harder to teach evolution and climate change.<p>The legislation, which was signed by Gov. Rick Scott (R) this week and goes into effect Saturday, …

Education

11 Cold Noodle Salads for Sweltering Meatless Mondays

With summer just around the corner, we’re all eager to hit up the patio and slam our fave burgers and veg sides down on the grill. We’ve only been waiting <i>all winter</i> for this, amirite? But just like every year, there’ll be a few scorching days that make it impossible for us to fire up the oven or …

Healthy Eating

Outstanding Pasta Salad Recipes, Because You Deserve Better

Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, which means pasta salad should be …

Healthy Eating

A Powerful Way to End the School Year

Several elements of this strategy make it a powerful way to end the school year with a positive experience, often much needed after testing is over …

Pedagogy

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Stop Taking Grading Home

In January I wrote a blog post titled “New Year’s Resolution: I’m Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom.” I’m here to update everyone. Since …

Teaching

7 Tips for Teaching Readers How to Recognize Bias

When students are learning about research topics and current events, they must also know how to recognize bias. Learning how to spot so-called “fake …

Teaching

Teachers cash in, big time, by putting lessons up for sale

Miss Kindergarten is in the million-dollar club. So are Lovin Lit, the Moffatt Girls and about a dozen other teacher-entrepreneurs who are spinning reading, math, science and social studies into gold by selling their lesson plans online to fellow teachers around the world.<p>Despite worries from some …

Teaching

"Everything" Parmesan Crisps

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)<br>1 teaspoon all-purpose flour<br>2 teaspoons sesame seeds<br>1 teaspoon poppy seeds<br>1 teaspoon dried …

Extreme Sports

How to Make Vegetable Lasagna with Butternut Béchamel

This is a satisfying vegetarian lasagna that contains hearty butternut squash, swiss chard, and mushrooms. The drizzled on sauce is so good you'll …

Cooking

8 Outside-The-Box Pizza Crust Ideas That Are Surprisingly Healthy & Delicious

Pizza <i>is</i> life. But what's a true za-lover to do when gluten happens to be the enemy? Turn to alternative crusts, of course! Now before you completely …

Food

The No-Knead, No-Fuss Recipe That Will Get You Baking Bread Every Week

This is it: the bread recipe so simple and good, it will get you baking bread every week—even if you’ve never made a loaf in your life. It’s the comforting, no-knead peasant bread that’s ready in as few as 2 hours, unlike other no-knead breads that are ready ... tomorrow.<p>It's the bread that, …

New Gene Therapy for Cancer Offers Hope to Those With No Options Left

Dimas Padilla thought he was dying for sure.<p>He’d been through the wringer with a type of blood cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. First, he tried chemotherapy, and then, when the cancer came back a year and a half later, he underwent a bone marrow transplant.<p>But last year, when it came back …

Cancer

Homework: is it worth the hassle?

Parents and educators question the value of setting assignments for students. But what does the neuroscience say?<p>Like all teachers, I’ve spent many hours correcting homework. Yet there’s a debate over whether we should be setting it at all.<p>I teach both primary and secondary, and regularly find …

Teaching

Der Spiegel published a very graphic cover on Trump's immigration ban

The simple headline, "America First" appears beside Trump holding aloft a beheaded Lady Liberty, with a bloody knife in his other hand:<p>Trump's immigration ban has received sharp criticism from tens of thousands of protesters across the US, from top Republican and Democratic senators, and from US …

Immigration

Joyce Carol Oates tackles abortion in her powerful novel, 'A Book of American Martyrs'

Leave it to Joyce Carol Oates — full-time genius, part-time troll — to drop a 700-plus-page novel about abortion just in time for the most dramatic, divisive regime change in our country's recent history. (Of course, the timing might be fortuitous — it has been a full year since her last novel came …

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Literature

The One Enchanting Place In Florida That Must Go On Your Bucket List Immediately

Posted in Florida<p>Some people avoid museums because they think they’re stuffy or boring, but The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is …

Why The Handmaid's Tale Is Destined to Be 2017's Dystopian Hit

All you need to know about the Margaret Atwood adaptation people will be talking about.<p>Escapism only gets you so far. In times like this, with the country on the precipice of a new era nobody understands, sometimes the only option is to dive headlong into that sense of mounting dread about the …

TV

The 7 Decorating Mistake Everyone Makes in Their Living Room

When entering a meticulously designed living room, we feel it right away: the perfect proportions giving the space a certain grandeur, the plush …

Home Decorating

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

Brain Imaging

LEGO BOOST Brings Toys to Life by Teaching Kids How to Code

LEGO never puts a limit on imagination, and at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the buildable block giant announced a new …