Jessica Kester

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10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom

If you’ve had an iPad (or several) in your classroom for any extended period of time, you’re probably familiar with the many practical ways this …

This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

With a recycling bin and some scrap paper.

The Flat Rabbit: A Minimalist Scandinavian Children’s Book about Making Sense of Death and the Mysteries of Life

Neil Gaiman, in discussing his gorgeous new adaptation of <i>Hansel and Gretel</i>, asserted that we shouldn’t protect ourselves and children from the dark. But when the thickest darkness comes, in childhood as much as in adulthood, it brings with it not the monsters and witches of fairy tales but the …

Meditation in Action

“Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine.” – Shunryu Suzuki<p>The final step in integrating meditation into …

Meditation

A Higher Power of my own understanding – the beginning of empowerment

“This revolutionary idea was that an unconditionally Loving Higher Power exists with whom the individual being can personally communicate. A Higher …

Spirituality

Daily Meditation: Sweet World

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a song by rock legend George Harrison. "My Sweet Lord" is a ballad to the …

10 Inspirational Quotes Of Buddhist Wisdom From Ram Dass & Friends

I have come a long way in my 50 years in on this planet. I've lived through many crises, including cancer, divorce, a horrific car accident, and so …

Can Agave Nectar Ease a Cough?

One pediatric study of natural remedies for Baby's cough looked at how agave nectar compared to honey and a placebo.<p>It can be tough to treat your young child's nighttime cough. It's dangerous for babies under 1 to have honey, which is considered to be a natural cough remedy, and over-the-counter …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

18 Non-Toy Gifts for Toddlers

Toddlers are so much fun! For them, life is an adventure and they just get excited about everything they do and see! Toddlers don’t need toys to have …

Age of Ignorance

Widespread ignorance bordering on idiocy is our new national goal. It’s no use pretending otherwise and telling us, as Thomas Friedman did in the …

Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton, and a Case of Anxiety of Influence

In August, 1925, Virginia Woolf published an essay titled “American Fiction” in the London <i>Saturday Review,</i> where she serenely ruled out the importance of a number of leading U.S. novelists, including Henry James, the well-respected (but now forgotten) Joseph Hergesheimer, and, perhaps most …

10 Things Happy Couples Do Every Day

Sometimes you meet older couples who've been married for what seems like forever, and you marvel at their accomplishment. Thirty years? Incredible.<p>It …

Happiness

10 Most Wearable Fall Trends for 2014

This is the thing. I could try to wow you with my in-depth knowledge of fall fashion trends, gleaned from hours spent watching runway footage instead …

Leaked Windows 9 screenshots reveal the future of the desktop

Leaked Windows 9 screenshots have surfaced previously, but this time we’re getting a closer look at how the desktop is transforming in the future release of Windows. German sites <i>ComputerBase</i> and <i>WinFuture</i> have obtained 20 photos of what the "Windows Technical Preview," which is expected to be made …

Where Have All The Poets Gone?

For centuries, poets were the mouthpieces railing loudly against injustice. They gave voice to the hardships and evils facing people everywhere. From Langston Hughes to Jack Kerouac and Federico García Lorca — so many — verse once served as a vehicle for expressing social and political dissent. …

Kids Eat Free in Volusia County - Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange and beyond

Want to dine out in Volusia County without breaking the bank? Check out one of these places around town that will let the kids eat free. Age …

The Hater's Guide To Other Parents

I am not the greatest parent in the world. In fact, I wrote an entire book coming out today that indisputably proves that statement. I have been …

Parents, put down your smartphones

I've been a pediatrician for 20 years, and I thought I'd seen it all. But not long ago, when a father brought his 2-year-old into my clinic, something happened that has me deeply concerned.<p>Upon entering my examining room, I found father and son sitting together, eyes downcast, each silently …

Parenting

Global Parenting Habits That Haven't Caught On In The U.S.

If there's one thing Tiger Mothers have in common with those bringing up Bébé, it's that they both show us just how varied parenting styles can be.<p>Argentine parents let their kids stay up until all hours; Japanese parents let 7-year-olds ride the subway by themselves; and Danish parents leave their …