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Leave Your Passport At Home: 13 Exotic Dinner Recipes From Around The World

Whether you’re dreaming of an exotic vacation or just need need help breaking out of your dinner rut, you’re in luck — these dishes will transport your taste buds to faraway lands. And the best part is that they’re all easy to make with everyday supermarket ingredients.<p>1. Middle Eastern Lamb …

Teaching

Tohoku: Beautiful scenes of an overlooked region

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nothing beats Tokyo for bright lights and busy nights. But when it comes to natural beauty in Japan , it's hard to top Tohoku.<p>Located at the tip of Japan's main island of Honshu, the Tohoku region is made up of six prefectures: Aomori, Akita, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata.<p>Though …

Japan

3 Ways Schools Condition Students

Several times a year, I will receive emails from parents about a post I wrote in 2010 titled, “The Impact of Awards”. Often, they are reaching out …

Teaching

How To Give To Others Without Burning Out

By Emma Seppala<p>In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers, and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest of us, working long hours and raising families, seem to be approaching burnout, too. Sometimes we may feel that we’re too exhausted to …

Treat Yourself (And Bae) To One Of These Seven Steak Dinners

Because you're worth it.

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

AJ Juliani, is an educator I have worked closely with over the past few years, and I greatly admire his work. Soon (April 2), he will be launching …

Pedagogy

110 Happiness Quotes To Inspire Your Life

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.If …

The Silicone Makeup Blender Craze Is Really Getting Out of Hand

They’re being hyped as the new Beautyblenders — but do they work?<p>A few months ago, a vaguely kidney-shaped, transparent, flat, silicone makeup applicator suddenly popped up all over Reddit. Called the SiliSponge, it’s sold by Hong Kong-based company Molly Cosmetics. Big name YouTubers like Jeffree …

Clean Eating Dessert Recipes

Who says desserts can't be healthy? By utilizing ingredients like fresh fruit, dark chocolate, and dairy, you can create clean eating desserts that …

Healthy Eating

President Obama’s Memorable Parting Words

Politicians are always letting the public off the hook—it might be the most unforgivably dishonest thing they do. Obama was more candid.<p>After eight years, few lines from Barack Obama’s Presidential speeches stay in mind. For all his literary and oratorical gifts, he didn’t coin the kinds of phrases …

Teacher shortage is coming

The shortage coming in teaching is an educational tsunami. I held a teaching certificate for 20 years. I did not teach in public schools. My friend …

Teaching

Most memorable lines from CNN's Bernie Sanders town hall

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sat down with CNN's Chris Cuomo for a town hall Monday night to have a "serious discussion about the issues impacting the American people," he said.<p>Sanders, who ran a failed bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton, …

Middle-class

Amazon culture clash over Brazil's dams

<b>A battle is under way in the Amazon region of Brazil between indigenous groups and river dwellers on the one hand and big corporations on the other as the latter go ahead with their plans to build huge dams to meet Brazil's energy needs. The BBC's South America correspondent Wyre Davies has been to</b> …

Brazil

Meet the ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician who helped send Americans into space

Before they were machines based on silicon, "computers" were actually women — though their colleagues would often refer to them as "girls."<p>The film “Hidden Figures,” which opened to wide release Friday and picked up two Golden Globe nominations, tells the story of three black computers who dealt …

Taraji P. Henson

Time to self-love: 7 ways we can be less hard on ourselves this year

If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s being a perfectly imperfect human being. And if there’s one thing I’m <i>really</i> good at, it’s reminding myself …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

Pedagogy

Letter From El Salvador: ‘I Was Jailed for a Miscarriage’

At El Salvador’s Ilopango prison, at least 21 women are serving time for ‘abortions’ they say they never had. Here, one woman tells her heartbreaking …

Crime

11 Gorgeous Wildlife Photos That Will Take Your Breath Away

These images are so amazing they almost look fake.<p>You've tried snapping artsy pictures on your iPhone, but even your best Instagrams fall short compared to these world-class shots. Out of 50,000 submissions from 95 countries, the "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" competition just announced its …

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

Apps

16 Habits Extremely Happy People All Share

We all want to live happy lives. Easier said than done. How do we get to our goal?<p><i>The Bucket List</i> is a 2007 movie that starred Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman and focused on living out the list of things they identified that they wanted to do before they died. While the story includes …

Getting into Medical School: Perspective on Unexpected Support

By Dr. Robert Marion<p>People believe that the process of becoming a physician is the natural reward for those who have an aptitude in science and a willingness to work hard. For many of us, however, it's not always that easy. Along the way to realizing our dream, some of us wind up hitting a pothole …

Essential Yoga Stretches for Lower Back Pain

If you have occasional or chronic pain in your lower back, you're not alone. Low back pain is very common, especially as you age. Having a job where …

Yoga

Teach For America Fails Students and Recruits

Promoting alternative pathways for recruiting teachers and attacks on the inadequacies of Schools of Education are among the hallmarks of the so-called education reform agenda. I teach in a School of Education (SOE) and definitely do not defend everything that I see in the field. But we do try to …

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 …

8 TED Talks that will help you save your relationships

Relationships also come in all sizes and colors — there are romantic relationships, work relationships, and friendships, just to name a few.<p>Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to save, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we are …

TED Talks

Teachers 'must not be scapegoats' says EIS

<b>Teachers must not be used as the "scapegoat" for problems in Scotland's education system, the country's largest teaching union has warned.</b><p>Studies have shown falls in literacy and numeracy skills, while there are still relatively few university students from poorer backgrounds.<p>First Minister Nicola …

United Kingdom

Now Is The Time To Go Into Education 'If You Want To Make A Difference,' Says Teacher Of The Year

The 2015 National Teacher of the Year said she thinks now is a great time to into education, even though she acknowledged many challenges educators today face.<p>"It's sort of depressing because you don't go into [teaching] for money, at all," Shanna Peeples of Amarillo, Texas, said. "But there's a …

Comedy Bang! Bang!: “Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wears A Heart T-Shirt And Blue Jeans”

A lot of the beauty of <i>Comedy Bang! Bang!</i> being a mixed bag type of television show is that the guests themselves can be genuine surprises, in terms …