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Development of the Biblical Canon: Protestant Difficulties

July 19, 2018 by Dave Armstrong<p>*****<p>This is an abridged version of my portions of a lengthy dialogue (in two parts), originally with anti-Catholic …

Theology

The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2018 – So Far

I continue these end-of-year “The Best…” lists…<p>I’m adding this post to All 2018 Mid-Year “Best” Lists – In One Place!.<p>You might want to explore The …

Teaching

Pet Food or Human Food: Is That Safe to Feed Fido?

The fur parents among us would surely note that tasty food isn't merely the domain of humans. Every morsel of food prepared in a house occupied by a dog is sure to attract that dog's attention. But feeding dogs "human food" always gives one pause—sure, they might want it, but should they really,</i> …

What Has Christianity Done for the World?

<i>Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN</i> …

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

How Teachers Can Foster Empathy Through Social Emotional Learning

We’re all used to hearing phrases like “sharing is caring” and “treat others the way you want to be treated.” These principles once served as the …

We Taste-Tested 10 Hot Dogs. Here Are the Best.

The New York Times Food department hasn’t taken a close look at hot dogs in some time. Back when hot dogs were on every list of foods to avoid — alarming additives, questionable cuts, salt and fat galore — home cooks didn’t want to know too much about what was in them.<p>But cooks are different now, …

Baking

The bodyweight routine to improve mobility and athleticism

wundervisuals / Getty<p>wundervisuals / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 7<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>This summer, leave the battles for gym real estate to the meatheads. Some …

Exercise

The photo that lost radio’s ‘Bible Answer Man’ thousands of listeners

For nearly three decades, Hank Hanegraaff has been the “Bible Answer Man” to millions of evangelical Christians who tune in to his Charlotte-based …

Is Homosexuality Really the Worst Sin?

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15 Traits of the Worst Leaders (Avoid at All Costs)

Success becomes a lot harder if you have any of these toxic traits.<p>Take a second to think about the best and worst bosses you've ever had. Think about the difference in how you feel thinking about one versus the other. Now that you're the leader, what feeling are you giving your team?<p>It's no …

Leadership

Schools ban fidget toys as classroom distraction

The latest craze in classrooms and on playgrounds comes in the form of brightly colored, hand-held trinkets that spin, have buttons to push or otherwise keep hands occupied.<p>The aptly named fidgets are supposed to enhance concentration, reduce anxiety and stimulate learning. But some educators …

Kids

Teacher knows best? Not any longer as parents muscle in on the classroom

Abusive emails, letters to Ofsted: teachers face harassment<p>When Geoff Barton started teaching in 1985, parents’ evening – a brief five-minute chat – was the only time teachers saw most mums and dads. If families had a concern, they might write a letter, or call the school office.<p>Fast-forward three …

Who Thought 'Open Classrooms' Were a Good Idea?

The flexible, spacious school rooms of the 1960s and ‘70s often failed miserably. Why are some designers and educators trying to bring them back?<p>When Johns Hopkins University and its nonprofit and government partners opened East Baltimore’s Henderson-Hopkins school in 2014, it billed the K-8 …

9 Things Good Leaders Never Do When Running a Meeting

Sometimes, what you don't do matters even more than what you do.<p>Successful leaders know that meetings, while important, are also incredibly expensive.<p>The next time you're in a meeting, mentally add up the hourly rates of everyone in the room.<p>Then factor in the opportunity cost for what every person …

Management

5 exercises every fit guy must do

What does it mean to be a “fit guy?” Do you have to bench 300 lbs? Do you have to run a five-minute mile? Do you have to have a six-pack while standing?<p>If it did, I wouldn’t make the cut. Fitness, to me, is being strong enough for whatever you want to do. If you want to rock climb like a boss, you …

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Learning

​12 Muscle-Building Moves You Can Do With a Foam Roller

The foam roller isn't just for massage. Here are 12 moves you can incorporate into your regular workout<p>Foam rollers are a ubiquitous tool at most gyms. And that's for a good reason: myofascial release is an important component of maintaining healthy joints and muscles. But did you know you can use …

Here's a Total Body, No Equipment, Under 10-Minute Workout

Short on time, but need a butt-kicking total body workout? We've got your back . . . and arms . . . and legs and booty and abs.<p>This quick, effective, and challenging workout uses every muscle group, so you're definitely going to break a sweat! With a little cardio, a little plyo, and a lot of …

Fit in 4: The 5-minute Pilates routine that carves your core

This is the perfect way to tone up.<p>Pilates is often seen as a soft option when you fancy taking it a bit easy but you’d be surprised at how effective …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

The Case for the 1-Minute Workout Is Getting Stronger

There’s a lot of talk in the exercise world about high intensity interval training (HIIT) lately, which is exactly what it sounds like — alternating …

Exercise

Good Advice On “De-Escalating Power Struggles In The Classroom”

Power struggles in the classroom are bad news. And, to modify an old community organizing adage: “Sometimes the only worse thing than losing a power …

Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations

Talented student teacher Kevin Inlay created this simple and effective speaking rubric that we used with class presentations in our ELL World History …

Teaching

Kids For Sale: Betsy DeVos And The End Of Public Education

In the through-the-looking glass world that is our new reality, it can be hard to remember that the difference between conservatives and progressives used to be about the means, not about the ends. Once upon a time, we all wanted the same results - safe streets, clean air, good public schools. Our …

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Education

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of January 2017

Stock up on microwave popcorn and fluff your pillows: this month's streaming is going to be good.<p>The movies people are most passionately talking about are now playing at your local multiplex (or art-house). However, seeing them means going outside. In the cold. If not the snow. And really, who …

WATCH: What Happens When a Bullet Hits an 'Unbreakable' Prince Rupert's Drop

One of science's weirdest enigmas just got freakier.<p>For those of you who aren't familiar with the Prince Rupert's drop, this weird, scientific enigma …

The 11 Most Underrated Movies of 2016

Although 2016 is a record-breaking year in ticket sales at the U.S. box office, that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact, it’s the best …

Box Office

Carrie Fisher, Child of Hollywood and ‘Star Wars’ Royalty, Dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, the actress, author and screenwriter who brought a rare combination of nerve, grit and hopefulness to her most indelible role, as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movie franchise, died on Tuesday morning. She was 60.<p>A family spokesman, Simon Halls, said Ms. Fisher died at 8:55 a.m. …