Kevin Johnston

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5 High-Yielding REITs for Dividend Investors

These real estate investment trusts offer above-average yields and could deliver appreciation, too. Plus, four funds to get into real estate.<p>If …

Investing

4 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Image source: Getty Images<p>The vast majority of investors who become rich don't get there quickly -- rather, they consistently build wealth over long periods of time. Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are one excellent way to do that, and healthcare real estate is a particularly strong …

Easy DIY Bookshelf & Wine Rack - Quiet Corner

This Bookshelf / Wine Rack will help solve a problem common to evenings spent beside the hearth – whether to drink or read – by gently encouraging …

13 things to accomplish with your money before 40

Everyone's allowed a few life mulligans, but by the time you've hit the big 3-0, you should have sorted out most of the reckless habits we tend to fall into as young 20-somethings.<p>This is especially true for money matters, considering you're close to entering your peak earning years. According to …

2 REITs Poised To Profit

When prices are generally rising, greed leads investors to speculate, to make substantial, high-risk bets based on optimistic forecasts, and to focus on return while ignoring risk.<p>As most value investors recognize, the most beneficial time to invest in stocks is when the market is falling. Yet, …

13 Mediterranean-Inspired Dinners to Spice Up Your Weeknight Routine

The Mediterranean diet has been in the spotlight for years thanks to its cancer-fighting and heart-healthy benefits. One recent study found it could …

10 Ways to Achieve Success Without a Mentor

Looking for a mentor? This successful entrepreneur suggests you may actually be the best person to fill the role.<p>I often hear people lamenting that they would only be more successful if they could find the right mentor. And yet several successful people have questioned the actual value of having a …

Leadership

9 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 <i>pages a day.</i><p>Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day …

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

New Study Says Emphasize Quality Over Quantity In Teaching Writing, But I Don’t Think That’s Most Important Finding

A big new study on writing instruction just came out, and it was shared on Twitter by Renee Moore and The National Writing Project.<p>When More Is Less …

7 countries that desperately want people to have more sex

Demographers suggest that a country needs a fertility rate of just over two children per woman to hit "replacement fertility"— the rate at which new births fill the space left behind by death.<p>But due to certain cultural and economic forces, only about half of the world's 224 countries currently hit …

Top 10 Personal Finance Apps and Tools to Use

<i>This post is by our regular contributor, Erin.</i>Chances are, if you’re in your 20s or 30s, you’re somewhat attached to your phone. At the very least, …

This Is How Europe Came to Dominate the World by the 20th Century

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Ancient History

Homework: A New User's Guide

If you made it past the headline, you're likely a student, concerned parent, teacher or, like me, a nerd nostalgist who enjoys basking in the distant glow of Homework Triumphs Past (second-grade report on Custer's Last Stand, nailed it!).<p>Whoever you are, you're surely hoping for some clarity in the …

Teaching

50 Of The World’s Most Iconic Photos And The Stories Behind Them

Full of wisdom, happiness, sorrow and with an unforeseeable future, the world we live in makes for a terrifying place. And what better way to narrate …

Historical Photography

Going Home, Home on the … Steppes of Eurasia

A great migration is underway in the world of cattle ranching. Cowboys from the United States, Canada, and Australia are taking cattle herds numbering in the thousands to start ranches on the Eurasian steppes. Why? Because the people of Russia and Kazakhstan have asked for their help solving a …

BYOD? Ways to Go Paperless with Flipboard

Many schools are experimenting with “bring your own device” to make the classroom more flexible and dynamic. If your school allows it, here are ways to go paperless with Flipboard:<p>Compose questions about current events and have students react in the comments.<p>Put together a reading list.<p>Conduct …

Biggest populations in 2050: Move over Russia and Mexico. Here comes Africa

Move away other continents. Africa is coming.<p>Three out of the top 10 most populous countries in 2050 will be in Africa, a new report shows.<p>Nigeria, currently the seventh most populous country in the world, will rise to the fourth spot by 2050, the Washington-based Population Reference Bureau …

The Real Failure of Common Core

The Common Core State Standards were developed in 2009 in an effort to create more rigorous K-12 curriculum standards in math and literacy. To date, 44 states have adopted the standards. But even with such widespread adoption, the Common Core State Standards are among the most hotly contested …

Ten Things Master Teachers Do

New Teacher Needs<br>August 13, 2015 | Volume <b>10</b> | Issue <b>23</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Ten Things Master Teachers Do<p>Annette Breaux<p>Master teachers—those who …

Teaching

The future of the world’s population in 4 charts

Last week, the UN released updated population figures and projections. I just had a chance to go through them and the great key findings document …

Maps Show How Uneven the Population in America Is By Region

It's no secret that the United States has some empty stretches of land. The Northeast is bustling, while driving through the West can have an almost …

Pop Culture

The New World Order

Outside of the Western world, a handful of cities are fast becoming important global business players. Some of their home countries are recognizing that power and seek to create a multi-polar world that isn't so reliant on the U.S. and Europe. These are the power cities outside of the core …

Here Is A Handy Tool for Creating Rubrics to Use in Class

July 19, 2015<br>ForAllRubrics is another cool web tool for easily creating rubrics, checklists, and badges. The site provides a wide variety of …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

18 rare color photographs of the Russian Empire from over 100 years ago

In 1907, the photographer decided to systematically document the Russian Empire, and he was given a specially equipped railroad car darkroom by Tsar Nicholas II for the project.<p>To create his images, he used an oblong glass plate through three different color filters of red, green, and blue, …

Step inside the tiny former Soviet country that doesn't technically exist

Polyakov was born and raised in the breakaway province of Transnistria, an approximately 125-mile-long sliver of territory along the Dniester River running between Moldova and Ukraine.<p>In the aftermath of the USSR's collapse in the early '90s, the Soviet Republic of Moldova declared independence, …

What Every American Should Know

Defining common cultural literacy for an increasingly diverse nation<p>Is the culture war over?<p>That seems an absurd question. This is an age when Confederate monuments still stand; when white-privilege denialism is surging on social media; when legislators and educators in Arizona and Texas propose …

“You have to look at food as medicine. Clean eating can become a lifestyle that’s easy to follow”: Candice Kumai on secrets of happiness and health

Let’s go back to eating real again — it’s the very best way to feel good about yourself, says Candice Kumai<p>My mom is Japanese, and my father is Polish-American, so she was really adamant about putting greens and produce and fresh vegetables on the table first, and then she tried to incorporate …

Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong.

History is the polemics of the victor, William F. Buckley once said. Not so in the United States, at least not regarding the Civil War. As soon as the Confederates laid down their arms, some picked up their pens and began to distort what they had done and why. The resulting mythology took hold of …