Carrie Cavanaugh

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17 Garden Design Trends for 2017

Gardens matter. Are you looking for a way to make a difference this year? Support local wildlife. Buy well-made tools. Plant your supper.<p>Here are 17 …

Rock climbing walls cover this tiny home built for adventure lovers

When Mississippi couple Breck and Kelsey sought to adopt life on the road with a tiny house on wheels, they asked Tiny Heirloom to design a dream …

Bouldering

Razing the Patriarchy: 10 Timeless Quotes from Simone de Beauvoir

As gender equality continues to elude Western society, it would be wise for us to imagine at every turn: “What would Simone de Beauvoir have had to say about this?” Except, of course, that in many ways she already said it, with many passages from 1949’s treatise <i>The Second Sex</i> ringing true nearly …

5 Steps to Organizing Your Life and Doing Great Things This Year

Tips to get your professional and personal lives in order for a more productive and efficient 2017.<p>Entrepreneurs are constantly trying to move faster, be more efficient and, in general, be more awesome. But kicking yourself and your business into high gear isn’t easy when the things around you, in …

Productivity

The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need

Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.<p>For years, my approach to email was like slaying a hydra. For every email I deleted, two more landed in my inbox.<p>Part of the problem, I knew, was the nature of my work. My team stands between two major …

Productivity

Get More Done With the Rule of 3 | The Art of Manliness

Towards the tail end of 2016, my productivity took a big leap forward. The first catalyst was taking a few weeks to diligently track my time, and …

Productivity

California Bans State-Funded Travel To Four States With Bigoted Laws

California won’t be seceding from the rest of the nation anytime soon, but The Golden State <i>is</i> making an important statement about the discrimination of LGBT people across the country. Starting this month, the state will ban travel to four states — North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kansas …

LGBTQI

Class Tech Tips: 8 Tools to Create How-To Videos for Students

One of my favorite ways to set a purpose for learning is to have students show off what they’ve mastered.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Are you empowering your students as …

What You May Not Understand About Meditation

Meditation has been touted recently as the solution for everything from ADHD to PTSD. It's being introduced in schools, workplaces, and hospitals. A meditation instructor of mine calls this growing popularity "McMindfulness." The research does seem compelling as scientists the world over try to …

Meditation

Growth mindset: practical tips you may not have tried yet

Struggling to inspire a growth mindset in your students? Try going stealth, taking different paths and talking to parents<p>Schools and teachers across the world have embraced Carol Dweck’s theory of growth mindset in the hope of helping students to fulfil their potential. Popular strategies include …

Pedagogy

When Narrative Matters More Than Fact

A teacher argues that helping students analyze the stories they care so much about is more effective than pushing pure fact-checking.<p>When I was in high school, one of my history teachers was also the football coach. “Coach Mac,” we called him. For a right-brained creative like me, history was often …

Fact Checking