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Tiny Road Sign Remind City-Goers That They Share This Space with Animals

Creative agency CLINIC 212 is encouraging Lithuania's city-goers to be more conscious of their surroundings. Since humans aren't the only living beings who inhabit densely populated areas, the team decided to create <i>Tiny Road Sign</i>. For this important project, they designed miniature road signs …

5 Ways The Tech Industry Is Reshaping The Education System As We Know It

Education is experiencing a tech revolution. Chalkboards have been replaced by smartboards and the teacher’s gradebook is published online for parents with a secure login. Tech has even infiltrated the classroom with tablets and video conferencing enhancing student engagement and creating more …

Climbing On Mount Denali

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Ségolène Royal says Nutella is made using palm oil, which is contributing to deforestation, and urged Ferrero to make the spread with ‘other ingredients’<p>France’s ecology minister, Ségolène Royal, has rankled the company that makes Nutella by urging the public to stop eating its chocolate hazelnut …

Biodiversity

How Hope Can Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

There’s a scientific reason to have hope<p>Everyone says “have hope.” Is that just silly pollyanna optimism?<p>No. Actually there’s a science to hope.<p>Via …

Free Things to Do in Barcelona

From the street performers who line Las Ramblas to works by modernist masters like Picasso, Gaudí, and Miró, the Catalan capital is awash in culture, much of it accessible for free with a little planning.<p>From the street performers who line La Rambla to works by modernist masters like Picasso, …

Table Tennis

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Global Perspectives

10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers and Educators

June 2, 2015<br>Today's collection features a list of some useful new educational web tools we have curated from the piles of emails we have received …

10 Surprising Top Fat Burning Foods

Did you think chocolate, usually perceived as an unhealthy food, would be on the list? How about avocados – have you been told that it would ADD fat …

6 Models of Blended Learning Teachers Should Know About

May 16, 2015<br>In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that combines …

5 Super Easy Dinners That’ll Help You Lose 5 Pounds

Can you guess the secret ingredient they all share?<p>Losing weight isn't easy; just ask Ali Maffucci, who lost about 60 pounds a few years ago by going vegan, only to gain it all back. The next time she set out to get to a healthy weight, she tried a different strategy: working out consistently and …

Food

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

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Designing cities for everyone

<i>A busy intersection in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Torbjorn Larsson.</i><p><i>Jeff Risom, a partner at Gehl Architects and managing director of Gehl Studio,</i> …

Quirky sleeps: Sweden's top 10 unusual hotels

Sweden’s varied landscape, from the frozen reaches of the north to its vast forests and lakes, combines with cutting-edge design to inspire some unique lodgings. Here's our pick of the country's quirkiest sleeps, taking you underground, underwater, face-to-face with wildlife and beyond.<p><b>Icehotel</b><p>Near …

A perfect weekend in Barcelona

Two days in Barcelona can only ever be a teaser of what it has to offer, so bear in mind that this a subjective grab-bag of highlights, spanning ancient and modern and packaged into a geographically convenient, eminently walkable, weekend tour. It is also all-weather, but in high summer you might …

How to Prepare to Study Abroad

Most people agree that studying abroad is worth the expense, but you need to make sure you fully prepare before taking off. Here's how to deal with …

Funding your study abroad: You've got options (and you should use them)

By Michael Blann<p>Planning your study abroad adventure is a big part of the fun. With so many fascinating locations to dream about, intriguing academic programs to choose from and activities and excursions to add to your to-see list, you can get carried away by romantic notions of far-off locales.<p>One …

34 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad In Paris

Paris will forever hold a piece of my heart: the city, the people, the art, the culture, the long walks along the Seine (the list goes on). To quote Ernest Hemingway, on living in Paris, "...The memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other." Here are 34 reasons why I …

Remember Junior Year Abroad? Now There's A Grown-up Version: Study Abroad For Boomers

Students may not be the only ones who dream of learning (or brushing up) a foreign language while doing a little adventuring around the globe.<p>A new study abroad language and culture immersion program for older adults was announced last week.<p>Road Scholar, the not-for-profit specializing in adult …

How to Sell Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers

<i>By: Anna Jonas, Junior, Dalhousie University</i><p>Studying abroad is the experience of a lifetime. Your view of the world expands, you become more independent, and you learn more than you ever thought possible. It also looks great on a resume. But it can be hard to put everything that you learned into …

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Spent a Semester Abroad

<b>The Airport is a Perfect Hotel</b><p>Once you take part in a study abroad program, you will learn the value of saving every dollar, euro, and yen. Whether you are in a city to party or to enjoy all the tourist attractions, you are not going to be spending enough time in your room to make the soaring …

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

Nutrition

Exercise tackles obesity, improves mental health and boosts achievement. What more can PE departments do to ensure students reap the benefits of the subject? Join us on <b>Wednesday 11 February, 5.30pm-7.30pm,</b> to discuss

Education

Playing High School Sports Associated With Better Health And Fitness In Old Age

If you played high-school sports, your future self may thank you.<p>A new study shows that playing sports in high school is a predictor of whether a man in his 70s will be fit and healthy.<p>The study, published in the journal BMC Public Health, shows that elderly men needed to visit their doctors fewer …

Kids eat more healthful foods during longer, quieter school lunch, a study finds

It’s hard to get kids to eat healthful foods, especially at school. But a new study suggests that, by changing the lunch environment, schools can encourage kids to make better choices without even changing their menus.<p>This study, conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in …

This State Now Grades Schools On Recess And Health

<i>This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published.</i><p>When parents in Colorado check state-mandated reports to see how their child's school is faring academically, they can also quickly learn if that school has a nurse, if it offers 30 minutes of daily physical …

15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

It's impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn't worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel …