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A British headmaster’s back-to-school letter to teachers is also brilliant parenting advice

The internet is awash in advice on how to make the school year ahead better for students and parents.<p>One teacher banned homework, to the delight of kids. An anonymous headmaster wrote a missive to parents, reminding them that they play a critical role in shaping their children’s attitudes toward …

Parenting

Colin Kaepernick’s protest highlights America’s racist, hypocritical attitude toward patriotism

Systemic racism exists in structures and institutions, legislative policy and social practice. It also survives in some of the nation’s most treasured artifacts, prized as symbols of American patriotism.<p>America’s value of rugged individualism has long taken a backseat to that of herd-mentality …

Colin Kaepernick

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Watch Lady Gaga’s interview with the Dalai Lama

Lady Gaga has interviewed the Dalai Lama about mental health and compassion for a special Facebook Live event.<p>The “Born This Way” singer held the surreal 20-minute conversation on Sunday (June 26), during the 84th annual Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis. Pulling questions from social media, she …

Dalai Lama

10 Easy Hacks That Only Require An Ice Cube Tray

Unless your refrigerator is top-of-the-line — complete with an ice dispenser — chances are you're using an ice cube tray to keep your drinks cool. …

Deciphering restaurant menus: the most confusing terms revealed

Never heard of clamped vegetables? Don’t know the difference between gochujang and guanciale (never mind how to pronounce them)? You’re not alone. Culinary fads come and go quicker than you can say cronuts – and with them a range of food terms that have many of us Googling under the table to decode …

Top 10: Recipes for Chicken Breasts

These amazing recipes include chicken stir-fry with asparagus and cashews and Berber-spiced chicken breasts.

10 Perfect Potato Salad Recipes for a July 4th Spread

July 4th is fast approaching, so if you're in the mood to throw a barbecue, you'd do well to start planning your menu now. Visions of grilled burgers and beautifully seared steaks may be dancing in your head (they sure are in mine), but sides deserve a spot on the dance floor, too, and a good …

19 Finger Foods for Every Summer BBQ

Eating with utensils is SO winter 2015. Once summer rolls around, it’s all about BBQs, and that means eating with your hands. Whether it’s blueberry cheesecake dip that you scoop up with a graham cracker or a parfait popsicle that lives on a stick, you can pretty much guarantee that you’ll be …

Cooking

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

The Brain

Ballet

The scientific case for letting go of your workplace grudges

Forgiveness is good for our health. It can reduce depression and stress, and increase empathy and hope. Unfortunately, it’s a quality that tends to be in short supply in the modern workplace.<p>I was reminded of this point while chatting with a reporter for a local TV station who was dubious about …

Anger Management

Tiny device promises to deliver the dual-SIM iPhone you’ve always wanted

If that’s one thing Apple will likely never make, it’s a dual-SIM iPhone. However, many people use two different smartphones for home and work, which …

A nutritionist explains when it's worth buying organic — and how much more it will cost you

The experience got me thinking about whether or not it's worth it to go the organic route, especially for items where there is a more significant price difference.<p>I decided to consult an expert, and turned to Rania Batayneh, MPH, nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet."<p>Batayneh told me …

Forestry

7 Lazy Girl Beauty Hacks

Some days I'm just not up for the whole makeup/hair routine but I still want to look put together and presentable when I head out the door. In an effort to cut out the fuss and become more efficient in my makeup application I have learned a few shortcuts.<p>These hacks just might be for you if you can …

This Buddhist Monk Has Unlocked The Secret To Happiness, And It May Help Us Save The Environment

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives.<p>As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later, guided by an inner stirring to explore a deeper side of life, he was living Darjeeling, India, where he had …

11 things the rest of the world does so much better than America

When it comes to food waste, vacation time and student loans, the U.S. is anything but a beacon for the free world<p>America! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the greatest country on the face of the planet, right? A country with seemingly limitless natural resources, and according to many …

The Art of Growing Garden Plants in Containers

Like the chef who tells a story with the food he prepares, the container gardener sculpts interesting plantscapes that add personality to indoor and …

Landscaping

The Presidential Candidate With a Plan to Run the US on 100% Clean Energy

Meet the only presidential candidate with a viable plan to stabilize the planet's climate.<p>Right now, there's only one presidential candidate in either of the two major parties who's placed climate change front and center of his fledgling campaign. And no, it isn't this guy.<p>The single issue that …

Climate

Fox News’ shocking racism effect: The alarming statistical relationships underneath conservative viewing habits

Even controlling for other variables, those who watch Fox News are more likely to hold a number of alarming beliefs<p>In the wake of Dylann Storm Roof’s horrifying act of terrorism in South Carolina, many have pointed to the negative influence of conservative media in incubating right-wing extremism. …

11 Organic Makeup Tutorials to Help Your Beauty Routine Go Au Naturale

As we go on our quest to live healthier lives with organic food, cleaning products and toys for our children, our makeup drawers often get overlooked. But if you truly desire to live an all-natural life, even your beauty products need a makeover. Before you start perusing and balking at the prices …

Makeup

The Spice Is Right: Nature's Organic Flavor Enhancers

Can you imagine a world without spices? I wouldn't want to. From basic salt and pepper, or cinnamon or cumin, it would be a pretty bland universe of food if we didn't have spices to make meals more appetizing and to identify different types of global cuisines. Spices can completely transform a …

The Genome Engineering Revolution

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ryan Clarke is a biochemistry PhD candidate with an interest in genetic engineering. He is a published scientist with a background in synthetic biology and social analytics. James Hyun is a PhD student in the life sciences with a background in molecular biology. He has published</i> …

7 Cheap Ways to Start an Organic Garden

With the high cost of organics at the supermarket, you might assume that gardening organically is expensive and difficult. The fact is that it …

Senate Democrats Are Revolting Against Obama’s Trade Plan

Sen­ate Demo­crats are in full re­volt against the pres­id­ent and his trade agenda, jeop­ard­iz­ing a leg­acy-de­fin­ing pact strength­en­ing the …

Sea Level Rise Is On the Up and Up

• <i>Published:</i> May 11th, 2015<p>Sea level rise is a game of millimeters a year, but those millimeters add up to a huge amount of water entering the world’s …

11 Vegetables Anyone Can Grow on Their Own

1. <b>Sprouts</b><p>Growing your own sprouts is quite easy, and you don't need a whole lot of space either; they can even be grown indoors. Sprouts may be …

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