Emily Tomkins

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We found the best toy to keep kids entertained at restaurants and on planes

Parents, stop what you're doing: we've found the holy grail of restaurant toys.<p>Parents, stop what you're doing — we've found the holy grail of restaurant toys.<p>They're called Plus-Plus blocks, and they are amazing: portable, educational, fun, affordable. And they have the rare mystical ability to …

Kids

The One Tea You Should Have At Bedtime If You Want A Flat Stomach, According To A Nutritionist

A healthy nighttime routine is just one of the many things you can do to shed those extra pounds and get a flat stomach. Weight loss experts …

Weight Loss

Growing new immune system could end misery of Crohn's disease

Stem cell transplants could the end misery of Crohn's disease, scientists hope.<p>A clinical trial has begun which will use stem cells to grow a new immune system for people with the condition which causes inflammation in the digestive system, leading to chronic pain and extreme tiredness.<p>Around …

Immune System

How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School

As technology becomes more ubiquitous in classrooms, many schools are choosing Chromebooks because it’s one of the least expensive devices, a big win …

Education Technology

The $90 LED Light That Destroys Shower Mold For Good

A few months ago, we wrote about a mind-blowing bacteria-killing under-cabinet light, and it changed the cleaning game forever. And now, the brand …

Fungi

“Crio” Is Going To Become A Favorite Online Tool Of Many Teachers

I have previously blogged about SAS Curriculum Pathways many times (forty times, in fact).<p>I use it in all my classes and, particularly, in my Social …

Education Technology

New York City Exhibition Celebrates the Rebellious Victorian-Era Women Who Made History

At a time when women wore corsets and hooped skirts, the American Jewish actress Adah Isaacs Menken caused quite a stir when she appeared onstage in …

New York City

The best kids' books, age-by-age

Head to your local library and check out some of our favorite kid titles. These mom-tested books are guaranteed to please your budding bookworm!<p><b>Baby</b><i><br>The Going-To-Bed Book</i> by Sandra Boynton<i><br>Good Night Moon</i> by Margaret Wise Brown<i><br>Dear Zoo</i> by Rod Campbell<i><br>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> by Eric</i> …

Kids

These 46 Things Have A Cult-Following On Amazon — And They’ll All Really Surprise You

Sometimes it's the little things in life that get you through the day. Maybe it's that first sip of hot coffee in the morning, or getting home from …

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

10 Imaginative Scenes for Teaching Children to Visualize as They Read

Picturing what’s happening in a text while reading or listening — making “brain movies,” as some experts call it — is a cornerstone of reading …

‘Proficiency’ is a flawed model for education

PORTLAND, Maine<p>ERICKA LEE-WINSHIP has taught social studies at Portland High School for 20 years. But lately the veteran teacher has been frustrated …

Jillian Michaels Says You Should Lift Weights This Often For Fat Loss

You may have heard your fair share of claims that weightlifting can speed up fat loss and help you lean out faster. Well, that's not a myth. We confirmed with Jillian Michaels, health and fitness expert and creator of the My Fitness by Jillian Michaels App, and she agreed that lifting weights can …

Exercise

The Best Resources For Teacher & Student Podcasting

I’ve had a bunch of podcasting resources at The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English, and thought it would be useful to move them over to their …

Free Tools Challenge #1: Wallwisher – Words That Stick

<i>This is the 1st post in the “30 days to using the best of the web’s free tools for educators” series. Be sure to subscribe to the Teacher Challenge</i> …

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

Parenting

10 Secret Ingredients That Can Help Your Garden Grow

All of these pantry ingredients help your garden grow.<p><b>Make flowers bloom like crazy with baking soda</b><p>If there were an award for most versatile of …

The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2018 – So Far

I publish a regular series called Ed Tech Digest, and I thought it would useful to readers and to me to review them and highlight the ones I think …

31 Products On Amazon With So Many 5-Star Reviews, You'd Be Silly Not To Take A Look

Crystal Pepsi. Google Glass. Segways. There's a lot of stuff out there that just never lived up to the hype. Not the case on Amazon though, where …

The Genius Alarm Clock That Turned Me Into a Morning Person

I used to use my iPhone alarm to wake up in the morning. Problem was, I'd awake with a start to the annoying beeping, instantly stressed out. …

32 Projects (With Videos!) You Can Do in 2 Hours or Less

The best thing about these projects isn’t that they’re easy or quick to build, though that’s pretty cool. It’s that each one includes a helpful video …

Coffeemakers

Outdoor Fire Pit Ideas and Designs for Your Beach House

Warm summer days belong to the beach – to playing in the sand, soaking up the sun, and splashing in the surf – but breezy summer nights? Well, those …

20 Literally Genius Dryer Sheet Hacks You'll Actually Want To Try

Clean deodorant stains, stop your shoes squeaking, and get the static out of your hair.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 15 Damn-Near Brilliant Hacks Using Cotton Balls<p>• 16 Clever Things To Do With All Those Empty Jars You've Been Hanging Onto<p>• 16 Ways To Upcycle The Stuff In Your Junk Drawer You Thought You Didn't Need

Want to Lose Weight Faster? Korean Magical Pomegranate-Vinegar Drink is Helping Woman Shed Belly Fat

Ever wondered how Asians maintain their flawless, youthful skin and slender body frame? Korean researchers conducted a study revealing that consuming …

8 Historical Fiction Books You Don’t Want to Miss

From ancient Egypt to the grunge era, historical fiction novels are a fun immersive way to experience the past! Even if you’re not into togas or …

34 Recipes That Got Us Through the Great Depression

Times were tough in the 1930s and people had to be creative with the few ingredients they could find and afford. These dishes show just how inventive …

How to Make the Korean Pomegranate Drink That's Helping Women Lose a Pound a Day

You know how much Americans love the refreshing tang of lemonade? That’s how folks in Asia feel about a sweet-and-sour drink made with pomegranate …

32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

23 Products You Can Get At Target That People Actually Swear By

Face washes, bandeau bikini tops, stemless wine glasses, cotton sheets, and more products that Target shoppers absolutely love.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices</i> …

10 Instant Pot Recipes for the Summer — Recipes from The Kitchn

I use my Instant Pot on a regular basis for meal prep and speedy weeknight meals (especially when I forget to defrost the chicken). But now that …