Kelli Sawyer

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Students are not hard-wired to learn in different ways – we need to stop using unproven, harmful methods

<i>In our series, Better Teachers, we’ll explore how to improve teacher education in Australia. We’ll look at what the evidence says on a range of</i> …

In Japan School Janitors Simply Don't Exist, Here's Why

I have been writing something about myself or my everyday for almost 5 years now. It has been one of the greatest and most freeing experiences in my …

Creative Writing

Here’s How to Build Wealth Like a Multimillionaire

If you’re like most people, you’d probably give a lot to learn how to become a multimillionaire. According to Spectrem Group’s Market Insights Report …

Self Control

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways to Reverse the Damage)

Stress is terrible for your brain. Here are strategies you can use to fix the damage and get your stress under control today.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress …

6 Habits Of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs need to have the right set of skills if they’re going to be successful. The fact is that so many people are not focusing on the …

Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students

<i>Part One in an NPR Ed series on mental health in schools.</i><p>You might call it a silent epidemic.<p>Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.<p>So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues …

Mental Health

I was an illegal second child in China

Six years after China implemented what is often called the one-child policy, I arrived — a second child to a Chinese family.<p>It's an experience common to millions of Chinese children born after 1980, often in secret. But our generation will be unique in Chinese history.<p>On Jan. 1, China enacted new …

The bombing of Hiroshima created a tragic link between Japan and Africa

The event had been organised by the Congolese Civil Society of South Africa to put a spotlight on the link between Japan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): that the uranium used to build the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima came from the Shinkolobwe mine in the province of Katanga.<p>This was …

Africa

Why Black Men Quit Teaching

How can we help black boys succeed in school? One popular answer is that we need more black male teachers.<p>The logic appears simple: Black boys are not faring well, and the presence of black men as teachers and role models will fix this problem. The former secretary of education, Arne Duncan, …

Black Students

Keep Your Hormones On Track And Maximize Your Fitness

Image Credit: Shape Singapore<p>50 minutes – make that your workout time and you’ll maximise your fitness, calorie burn and overall health from head to …

This is your brain on pot

Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a bathroom. …

Cannabis

Our Galaxy Has a Twin, and It's Made Almost Entirely of Dark Matter

Dragonfly 44, a galaxy in the Coma constellation, is made almost entirely of dark matter.<p>There are billions of galaxies out there besides our own, so it's something of a given that the Milky Way might have a few "twins," roughly mirroring its mass and size. And now, scientists think they've found …

Say hello to hygge: The Danish secret to happiness

It has been one of those years. From tragic terror attacks to the fiercely debated Brexit results and a seemingly endless celebrity death toll (David Bowie, Prince, Victoria Wood and Terry Wogan, to name just a few), is it any wonder a recent Telegraph headline asked: ‘Is 2016 really one of the …

Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery

A look at Colombia's long civil war

An historic deal between Colombia's government and the largest rebel group ends a half-century of hostilities in one of the world’s longest-running and bloodiest armed conflicts.

The ultimate strength-building MMA workout

Corey Jenkins/Getty Images<p>Corey Jenkins/Getty Images<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>In mixed martial arts, explosiveness can mean the difference …

3 Ab Workouts That Don’t Require Equipment

No gym? No equipment? No problem. These three at-home abdominal workouts will challenge your core strength and endurance using only your body …

Photos show the destruction of ancient temples after powerful Myanmar earthquake

A powerful earthquake struck the city of Bagan in central Myanmar on Wednesday. The earthquake registered a 6.8 on the Richter Scale and killed at …

Eight Habits of Highly Successful People You Can Try Today

<b>Drink coffee.</b><p>You may have noticed that you never see anyone wasting time in a Starbucks. That's because coffee drinkers are some of the most productive drinkers you will ever meet. Even if you don't really like coffee or it makes it impossible for you to digest food properly, you should start …

The 25 Hottest Cities for Startups

Austin is the city of hipsters, food trucks and the South by Southwest festival, but it’s also the most vibrant place to start a business in the …

How to Bio-Hack Your Brain to Have Sex Without Getting Emotionally Attached

Scientists have isolated the hormones and brain structures that may be responsible for romantic attachment. Is it possible to manipulate them to have sex without all those annoying post-coital feelings?<p><i>The Science of Sex is a column from Broadly exploring the tech behind the complicated and</i> …

What works better than changing tenure laws? Treating teachers like professionals.

<b>To the editor:</b> Sadly, nobody wins in the state Supreme Court's decision not to revisit a lower court ruling allowing teacher tenure rules to stand. Students and parents don't get protection from having weak teachers, and educators in the classroom do not shed the burden of protecting their own, …

School Administration

The Milky Way's 'dark twin' might help us solve one of the biggest mysteries in science

This twin, called Dragonfly 44, is a bit smaller than the Milky Way — about 60,000 light-years across — and has pretty much the same mass.<p>But this twin has a dark secret.<p>Using the most powerful telescopes on the planet, a team of scientists found that almost the entire galaxy, about 99.99% of it, …

Obama administration challenges the money bail system: Can people be kept in jail just because they are poor?

President Obama's civil rights lawyers are seeking a potentially far-reaching ruling to hold that the Constitution forbids the common practice of keeping people in jail prior to a trial, even for minor offenses, just because they are too poor to pay for bail.<p>Every day, about 450,000 people are held …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Skincare<p>It's actually not as hard as you'd think.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Sales<p>There’s still time to score big.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …

Hear Paul McCartney and Kanye West’s Emotional Ballad ‘Only One’

D’Angelo notwithstanding, there were no Beyonce-esque surprise albums for the end of 2014. But as the clock turned on another year Wednesday night, …

Five Mags: The Art of Analogue Film

MagMaker / December 17, 2014<p>Why shoot on film? Anyone with either an entry-level DSLR or smartphone camera can snap some beautiful shots and share …

Henri Cartier-Bresson