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Kids In Spain Rebel Against Homework, And Parents Are Their Biggest Boosters

On a typical weekday evening, 14-year-old Clara Jené spreads out her homework across the dining table in her family's apartment in a leafy northern suburb of Madrid. She gets about three hours of homework a night — and more than twice that on weekends.<p>"Often we're sitting down to dinner, and I have …

Education

When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom

Garrison Institute looks a little like Hogwarts. The retreat center is housed in a former monastery amid tranquil green hills overlooking the Hudson River, 60 miles north and a world away from New York City.<p>Inside the airy chapel on a recent summer afternoon, about 35 educators from the U.S. and at …

Mindfulness

The 25 Books You're Going to Want to Curl Up With This Fall

Summer reading is great, but there's nothing better than getting that first pumpkin latte of the season and curling up with a good book. I'm Brenda Janowitz, author of The Dinner Party, and I'm here to tell you which books are going to make you late to all of your Halloween parties. We've got a …

8 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

It’s no secret that successful entrepreneurs and business leaders do things their way. It gives them a competitive advantage and assists them in …

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

Kill Sinus Infection in 20 Seconds With This Simple Method And This Common Household Ingredient!

<b>Kills sinus infection with this simple method and this common household ingredient</b><p>Sinusitis is a common condition in which the tissue lining of the …

A new curated digital collection of videos and learning resources for teachers everywhere

Kim Preshoff is the Obi-Wan Kenobi of science teachers in her community. With more than 25 years of classroom experience, she’s an expert at how to …

Education Technology

Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.

column | Learning Strategies<p>Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.<p>By Michael B. Horn (Columnist)     Jul 13, 2016<p>Image Credit: Mrs. Opossum / Shutterstock.com<p>In …

Social Justice Projects in the Classroom

Awareness<p>I would argue that many of our social and political problems stem from a lack of empathy, so a fundamental step in social justice projects …

Teaching

Menswear: Five trends to look out for next year

The Tuscan city’s menswear trade show, Pitti Immagine Uomo, is buzzy again. From sportswear to suits, this is the lowdown.<p>Florence’s bi-annual tradeshow Pitti Immagine Uomo has a long history of launching new talent on the menswear scene. For SS17 it lured two of fashion’s biggest names, Gosha …

Clothing

3 End-of-Year Reflection Strategies for Students

Review, Reflect, Discuss, and Celebrate<p>So, as the year comes to a close, I'd like to present a few fun ways to engage your secondary students in …

Pedagogy

Best Happy Quotes and Sayings — Happiness quotes about life

Best Happy Quotes and Sayings — Happiness quotes about life<p>Best Happy Quotes and Sayings — Happiness quotes about life<p>The best happy quotes. Sharing …

Tiffani Thiessen Reveals the Super-Healthy Meal She Eats ‘Four to Five Times a Week’

<b>Tiffani Thiessen</b> is a creature of habit when it comes to her meal of choice.<p>“One thing I make four to five times a week is really beautiful fresh …

Cooking

Love for Costco got a high school senior into 5 Ivy League schools

Costco might be the secret to an Ivy League acceptance.<p>Senior Brittany Stinson is the valedictorian of her high school and has been first in her …

Take Your Love of Beyoncé to the Next Level with Our Be-Like-Bey Workout | Women's Health

Exercise 1 Single Ladies lunge and balance<p>Start in a lunge position with your left leg forward<b>(A)</b>. Push off your right leg and bring it up to a 90-degree angle while standing <b>(B)</b>. Pause, then return to the starting position. That's one rep. Do as may reps as you can in 30 seconds before switching to …

Former Teacher Builds A Multimillion-Dollar Global Business 'Engineering For Kids'

<b>Part of the series “Women, Leadership and Vision”</b><p>Recent research has explored this important question: In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law, and business, why are there so few female scientists and engineers? Compelling evidence suggests there are key environmental and …

High School

5 New Rubs to Change Up Your Roast Chicken Game

Some people spend the winter months making hearty stews and crock pot-braised meats. I spend them roasting chickens.<p>A simple roast chicken is one of …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

A Heart-Racing, Total-Body Workout

Ever felt paralyzed by too many choices? The struggle is real. It's how we occasionally feel about strength-training workouts. Endless possibilities …

The 15-Minute HIIT Workout That'll Build Strength—Fast

These days lots of HIIT workouts happen at a frenetic, all-out pace, jumping between exercises without even giving you a chance to wipe the sweat off …

Workouts

It's Pretty Obvious Why This Dance Crew Was Just Officially Named One of the World's Best

Earlier this month, dance teams from around the globe converged on San Diego for the World Hip-Hop Dance Championships, and New Zealand fully brought the fire. Watch 24-person dance team The Royal Family crush, own, and generally destroy a megamix of "B*tch Better Have My Money," with choreography …

8 Simple Truths About Raising Happy, Healthy, Successful Kids

Type "good parenting" into Google and... whoa. 519,000 results to sift through.<p>Search for "parenting" in the books section on Amazon and... holy cow. 1,979 new titles. And those are just the books that have been released over the last 30 days!<p>Clearly, when it comes to "effective parenting," there's …

The Lazy Way to an Awesome Life: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

We all want an awesome life. And very often you know what you need to do to improve it… but you don’t do it.<p>I don’t blame you. Hey, some of that …

How to Get Rid of Inner Thigh Fat

Jul 22, 2015<p>Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means – swimsuit season. ​If you’re working to lose that last bit of weight, …

How Teachers Can Recharge This Summer

Complete Coverage<p>—Samuel M. Livingston/Flickr Creative Commons<p>After all the snow we had in New England this year, I wasn't even sure we would <i>get</i> a …

4 Yoga Poses That Will Fix Your Hip and Back Pain

Butterfly<p>Sit on floor, bend both knees and bring feet together. Using hands, open feet up like a book, pressing knees toward floor with elbows (as …

Stanford Study Shows Dramatic Math Improvement From Playing Video Games Just 10 Minutes Per Day

Third graders played for just 10 minutes per day, 3 days a week, for four weeks. The comparison group’s class received the same materials and the same instruction, but didn’t play the game. The result of playing was a staggering 20.5% improvement after just two hours of self-guided play.<p>Of course, …

Mathematics