Kelsey Hagan

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The Biggest Mistake People Make in Their Careers (and Lives)

Sometimes it pays to let things sit a while.<p>A CareerBuilder survey found that 49 percent of all workers accept the <i>first offer given to them.</i> For people under 35, who are far less likely to negotiate, these numbers are surely much higher.<p>Losing an extra few thousand dollars may not seem like a big …

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression -- and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely …

8 mindblowing adventures in the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are home to some of the most rugged terrain, pristine watersheds, and extensive habitat in the Americas, as well as storybook …

30 Easy Breezy Mason Jar Recipes You Need This Summer

When the monotony of brown baggin’ it has got you down, basic jar salads are an easy way to shake things up (literally <i>and</i> figuratively). But why stop there? From amped-up noodle-y salads to hearty chicken chilis, we’ve found some of the most stellar Mason jar meals out there. Because we’ve all come …

The Top Pasta Salad Recipe According to Pinterest

If you're attending a BBQ or picnic in the next few months, then you know that pasta salad will be on the menu. In fact, pasta salad is so ubiquitous …

Cooking

Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback

<b>I have a confession to make: I am terrible at handing back papers.</b> That sounds silly, right? I mean, you literally just hand the paper to the kid …

How to plan for an overnight hike

Waking up outside is always memorable. For some, the experience gets even better by hiking into a place that’s only accessible by foot. Getting to a …

5 Easy Ways to Maintain Greater Focus in Your Life

How do we keep our vision focused to make sure we're still pursuing the right dream? Here's how.<p>Whenever we get in slumps, it can feel like there's no viable place to take our passion or our drive. It can feel like what we want to do doesn't really matter--even when we take on everything in our …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …

Happiness

No motivation to exercise? Focus less on intensity, and more on happiness

You join a gym with the intention of improving your fitness and losing weight, only to lose motivation and stop going within a matter of weeks. Sound …

5 Choices You Will Regret Forever

Our days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. Most are mundane, but some are so important that they can haunt you for the rest of your life.<p>A recent study from Columbia University found that we’re bogged down by more than 70 decisions a day. The sheer number of decisions we have to make …

Self-improvement

How to Roast Potatoes

Few side dishes satisfy like warm, crispy roasted potatoes, showered with just the right touch of sea salt.<p>How to Make Perfect Roasted Potatoes<p>Few …

Top 10 Ways To Demotivate Teachers

Reading Time: 4 minutes.What can schools and school leaders do to demotivate their teaching staff? This post is not offered as a solution

Teaching

Secret Teacher: we're not reading – so why do we assume children will?

English teachers at my school don’t have time to read whole books, and are told to rely on extracts in class. This is no way to inspire a love of literature<p>On the rare occasion that the staff in our English department surface from their marking pile long enough to enjoy a cup of tea together, I’ll …

Teaching

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Mobile Devices

The definitive 5-point guide to never procrastinating again

Procrastination. No matter how motivated how your mornings, how caffeinated your cold brew or Bulletproof Coffee, how energizing your avocado toast, …

4 Reasons People Procrastinate and a Cure for Each One

With the ever-increasing barrage of distractions, the percentage of people suffering from serious procrastination issues is on the rise.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost everyone procrastinates from time to time, but <i>Psychology Today</i> has stated that an alarming 20 …

Procrastination

I grew up in Alaska — here's what I tell my friends to do when they visit

The 49th state certainly lives up to its moniker of "The Last Frontier," but it is also home to vibrant, growing cities, a booming outdoor culture, and mountains that take your breath away. And yes, dog sleds.<p>As someone who was born and raised in Anchorage, the state's largest city, I consider …

National Parks

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5 Packing Tips from Outdoor Pros

If you don’t thoughtfully pack your bag before hiking, backpacking, climbing, or skiing, you’ll be uncomfortable at best—or dangerously unprepared at worst. I asked several pro outdoor athletes and industry experts, all of whom have packed thousands of bags for their adventures, for tips to ensure …

17 Teachers Who Are So Extra It’ll Make You Smile

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Ultrabeefy Nacho Cheese Sauce - Cook's Illustrated | Cook's Illustrated

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Baking

Bad Habits You Need to Kill Immediately to be a Much Better Person This Year

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of Samuel Johnson “The chains of …

20 Things that Will Matter a Lot Less to You in 20 Years

Too often we let the little frustrations of each day blind us to the beauty in front of us. We get caught up in our own heads, and literally don’t …

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 …

Teaching

Can o' Beer Cake

Believe it or not, the light bitterness of an American-style lager, like Budweiser, Coors or Miller High Life, transforms boxed cake mix into a …

9 Positive Things About Life Everyone Should Tell Themselves on Sunday Morning

Start your day off right.<p>I am a firm believer in positive thinking. If you aren't in a positive place, it's going to ripple into the work you do and ultimately contaminate the things you're working on, your relationships, and even your personal health. And in order to maintain a positive mindset, …

This Flowchart Helps You Find Your Leadership Style

If you ever have to step up and manage people, it can be pretty difficult to figure out the best way to do it in a way that both works with your …

Being Mentally Strong Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first …

This Cheddar Broccoli Soup Recipe Will Totally Make Your National Soup Month

There are a lot of things I hate about winter: the snow, the slush, the frigid cold weather, the fact that I have to wear 2,847 layers just to go to …