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Ranking San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Trailers, From Worst to Best

This year’s San Diego Comic-Con brought a treasure trove of trailers for some of the upcoming year’s most buzzworthy movies, from superhero movies …

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

I've always thought of myself as relatively clean and organized — I shower daily, launder weekly, and make it a point to never leave food wrappers or dirty dishes lying about. Impressive, no?<p>And yet. I found dust bunnies that had grown into mutant rabbits under my bed; a bag of dried mascara on my …

Cleaning

Tips and tricks for teachers: how outdoor learning boosts student wellbeing

Our experts explain what can be gained from learning in the great outdoors, and how to experiment with nature in schools<p>The pressures of Ofsted, results, targets and constantly moving goalposts can mean that learning in a natural, or non-classroom setting, feels like a hassle too far. But our live …

Scientists say that the world is losing so many species that we're putting ourselves at risk

In 2010, the UN Environment Programme estimated that 150 to 200 species of plants, insects, birds, and mammals go extinct every 24 hours, which was believed to be nearly as much as 1,000 times the "natural" rate.<p>And now, according to a new study published in Science, we are losing so many species …

20 Little Habits That Will Help You Live A Better Life

As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the results of practicing good habits.<p>The most important habits are keystone habits; habits which have positive cascading effects throughout your life. Here are 20 of the most effective, valuable keystone …

Acronyms, planning and resilience: 10 lessons I learned as a student teacher

After a year conquering the School Direct PGCE, Sophie Devonshire has learned a thing or two about surviving teacher training<p>I remember a time in my former life as a food journalist when all I had to worry about on a school night was whether I’d maximised the free-flowing wine at all the parties I …

This Chinese Bookshop With Amazing Design Is a Fairytale for Bookworms

The new bookstore, Zhongshuge Yangzhou, appeals to design and book lovers alike.<p>Once upon a time, we might have considered a bookstore incredible if it included, say, tasty café food and giant beanbags for kids. Now, an incredible bookstore is defined by reflective "tunnels" of books and truly …

Microsoft launches data science degree to plug the skills gap, more courses could follow

Microsoft has unveiled a new degree program as it looks to address the “significant skills gap” that exists in the field of data science.<p>Announced at its Worldwide Partner Conference yesterday, the Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program is touted as “the first program of its kind to offer …

May builds new-look Brexit cabinet to steer EU divorce | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - New Prime Minister Theresa May ruthlessly overhauled the British cabinet on Thursday, sacking a raft of ministers, promoting loyalists and putting supporters of Britain’s exit from the European Union firmly in charge of negotiating its terms.<p>Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May …

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Why am I anxious all the time and what’s the best way to cope with it?

Anxiety is necessary for survival, but it can run out of control. Here’s what you can do to offset it…<p>There is no magic bullet for anxiety. We know this, and yet if we have a propensity for the bowel-shaking kind of anxiety that fits within the “disordered” bracket, a cure is exactly what we pray …

Depression

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

NAIDOC Week: Aboriginal teaching student aims to lead change in the classroom

At just 21, Aboriginal teaching student Mikayla King is already on her way to achieving her ambition of closing the gaps in education for Indigenous …

Education

How San Francisco Made Sure Its School Teachers Were Teaching the Right Classes

There’s got to be a better way to do this,” Joan O’Neill thought as she pored over the master schedules, student case loads, and credentials of …

New Classroom Ideas Come from Colleagues

Many schools are providing opportunities and encouraging teachers to observe each other so they can see best practices being modeled and learn from …

Social Media

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

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Why "Money Doesn't Buy Happiness" Is Wrong

Some people argue that money doesn't buy happiness. From personal experience, I can tell you they're wrong.<p>One of the most important decisions people …

Michael Gove seen as 'political serial killer', says Andrew Marr

Tory leadership candidate compared to machiavellian protagonist of House of Cards Frank Underwood in TV interview<p>Michael Gove has been told that people see him as a “political serial killer”, in a bruising interview in which he claimed that his decision to run for the Conservative leadership was a …

Michael Gove

Why I quit my job, but not being a teacher

I’m told that, when I was a little girl, my dad was tucking me into bed one night when I announced, “I was born to be a teacher!” My destiny was …

Teaching

Number of teachers with specialist knowledge drops, figures show

The number of teachers with no relevant post a-level on specialist subjects like maths, physics and chemistry, is on the rise, new figures showed.<p>Figures from the Department for Education (DfE) showed almost four in ten physics teachers hold no relevant post A-level qualification in the subject …

Britain braced for long, snowy winter as strongest El Nino since 1950 expected

The strongest El Nino for 65 years could bring a winter like the 2009/2010 Big Freeze<p>Winter is coming, and it could be colder and snowier than normal after forecasters predicted that this year’s El Nino weather phenomenon could be the strongest since 1950.<p>Met Office meteorologists said conditions …

70 Practical Things Every Teacher Should Know

<b>Dear David: Here Are 70 Practical Things Every Teacher Should Know</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>Recently I found out that my best friend is in school to become a …

21 Positive Quotes That Will Powerfully Influence Your Life and Work

A positive mind creates a positive attitude. The key resides in you. Why not take the challenge?<p>It has been said that we can't have a positive life with a negative mind. This is true. Though life is composed of ups and downs, we can build a positive attitude through each lesson that we learn. Life …

Motivation

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

6 Ways You Can Become Unique

Your success and that of your business depends upon understanding and articulating what makes you better than everyone else.<p>In the final season of Mad Men, Don Draper is asked by the CEO of a small computer services firm if advertising might help his business. Don's immediate response is to ask: …

Mad Men

Teacher Training Isn't Dumb; Teacher Training Policy Is

Psychologist Daniel Willingham has written an op-ed for the <i>New York Times</i> called "Teachers Aren't Dumb." His premise is simple: teachers, he says, …

The Krays timeline – deadly icons of the darker side of 1960s glamour

Armed robbery, protection rackets, hijackings, arson, murder… in their dark heyday the Kray twins were up to their necks in it on scale never seen before or since. A byword for “gangster glamour” in the Sixties, photographed by David Bailey and interviewed on TV, the twins ruled the East End of …

Climate scientists fear ‘Day After Tomorrow’ scenario

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>In the 2004 disaster-flick “Day After Tomorrow,” abrupt man-made climate change knocks the planet into a state of utter …