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17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

How Sleeping With Other People Makes Me Love Being Married

• Popsugar<br>• Love & Sex<br>• Polyamory<p>What It's Like to Be Polyamorous<p>How Sleeping With Other People Makes Me Love Being Married<p>Shares<p>"Do you think I'm the kind …

15 Books That Have Been Called 'The Next Great American Novel' — And What To Read Instead

It’s the dream of every American writer: the siren song of writing “the next great American novel”. A novel that, as Lena Dunham (and, admittedly, …

Think Small Changes Won't Help? Here Are 4 That Will Transform Your Mental Health

We’re all familiar with the goals so many of us set to support and improve our physical health, like going to the gym or trying an elimination diet. …

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

31 Books That Portray Love In A Realistic Way

Because sometimes, love is messy, crazy, confusing, and wonderful – sometimes all at the same time.<p><i>Responses have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

13 Ways to Cook Jackfruit, the Glorious Meat Substitute That Tastes Just Like Pork

It’s one of the year’s most popular new food trends, and it’s popping up on menus all over the U.S. Introducing jackfruit, a tasty, nutritious meat …

Banana Fritters Recipe on Food52

• 2 ripe bananas, mashed<br>• 2 large eggs<br>• 1/4 cup milk<br>• 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder<br>• Pinch of salt<br>• Vegetable, oil for frying<br>• Vanilla ice cream, powdered sugar, or maple syrup, to serve<p>In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together bananas, eggs, and milk. In …

The Nice Guy Booty Call mindset is the right way to fix bad casual sex

If there’s one thing the #MeToo movement has reinforced, it’s that many men—even the seemingly good ones—can be creeps. This national moment of reckoning is bringing to light something many of us have known for decades: When it comes to sexual encounters, just because a man doesn’t explicitly force …

Relationships

Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

Relationships

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Linguistics

10 Must-Read Books That Should Be Mandatory Reading In High School

Mandatory reading isn't always everyone's favorite kind of reading. Everyone has that one book that they remember slogging through in high school …

Overhauling one high-school subject is our best hope for the future of democracy

Home economics used to teach millions of high schoolers the basics of nutrition and how to balance a checkbook. For the sake of American democracy, tomorrow’s kids must get an education in fake-news detection and online citizenship.<p>Preparing young people to be responsible citizens is one of the …

Education

How an emotional ‘hangover’ changes your brain

Emotional experiences can induce physiological and internal brain states that persist for long periods of time—an emotional “hangover.”<p>“How we …

Five Tips for When You Just Have Too Much To Do

Too much to do, not enough time. This is a perpetual problem for a lot of people, but it seems to be especially pronounced during the holidays. With …

Time Management

How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017

Just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts. Recognizing that I am …

Mindfulness

Useful Student Self-Survey On Learning Strategies

The GAMES survey (it stands for Goal-oriented studying, Active studying, Meaningful and memorable studying, Explain to understand, and Self-monitor) …

The dark side of empathy

Peter Singer is professor of bioethics at Princeton University and laureate professor at the University of Melbourne.<p>Soon after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, he told a young girl: "We don't have enough empathy in our world today, and it is up to your generation to change …

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

Learning Strategies<p>If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning<p>By Todd Flory     Dec 22, …

Education Technology

Generosity - Why Do We Westerners Find It So Painful?

So here we all are, spending money on unnecessary things for people who don't need them, while half the planet starves or gets bombed. Does this …

Norway reprieves 32 of 47 wolves earmarked for cull

Under Norway’s endangered predator laws, only 15 lone wolves proved to pose a threat to livestock<p>The Norwegian government has issued a last-minute reprieve for 32 of the 47 wolves that had been earmarked for a cull to protect sheep flocks.<p>The plans to kill two-thirds of the country’s wolves caused …

Basic Survival Skills That Can Save Your Life in Any Situation

What are the basics?<p>First we’ll cover the basics — basic survival skills. Then we’ll throw in a few survival skills that make Army Green Berets able …

Survivalism

These 4 Things Kill Relationships

This article originally appeared on Time and Barking Up the Wrong Tree.<p>John Gottman can listen to a couple for 5 minutes and determine, with 91% …

Relationships

These Are the 10 Best Wines Under $15

Wine drinkers are growing ever more adventurous, popularizing New World wines and grape varietals including Malbec and Pinot Noir.<p>But consumers don’t …

Top Ten Ways to Inspire Others to Be Their Best

We all know people who are inspiring. But just how does one inspire others? Here are ten simple ways you can inspire people to be their best:<p>1. Be a …

Top 10

Does e-reading affect critical thinking?

Do students learn as much when they read digitally as they do in print?<p>For both parents and teachers, knowing whether computer-based media is …

Methods to Teach High School Students Critical Thinking | Synonym

Teachers can use challenging, open-ended debate questions to help their high school students build critical thinking skills.<p>Critical thinking skills …

Pedagogy

How to relax your body before bedtime

From bedtime meditation to aromatherapy devices, our new Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep – crucial to enjoying a productive day.<p>In this video, we share some tips to help you relax your body and let go of the day's stresses before bedtime.<p>Future …

Beyond Integration: How Teachers Can Encourage Cross-Racial Friendships

There's a reason Jose Luis Vilson's students learn in groups: He wants them to feel comfortable working with anyone in the classroom, something he's realized in his 11 years of teaching doesn't always come naturally.<p>"I don't really give students a chance to self-select until later on, when I feel …

Teaching