Mandy Esseen

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The Definitive Analysis Of ‘Love Actually,’ The Greatest Christmas Movie Of Our Time

“Love Actually,” the 2003 film that launched a generation of cinematic hot takes, is the story of nine interconnected relationships in the weeks …

Top maths teachers call for more funding for Singapore 'mastery' method

British schools lack the funding to implement Singapore’s maths mastery method that the Government plans to roll out to schools across England, teachers have warned.<p>According to a survey of nearly 360 maths teachers in the UK, 90 per cent said they believed there is insufficient funding for …

Set-Point Theory: The Fat-Loss Secret No One Talks About

I've been journaling--somewhat consistently--since second grade. While unpacking boxes after a recent move, I found an entry from 1991 (I was 9) that read: <i>"I don't have to always fit into big pants."</i><p>I was <i>that</i> guy. The chubby guy who needed his pants tailored for his Bar Mitzvah because they didn't …

Weight Loss

1500 Calorie Diet - Following an Easy Diet Menu to Quick Weight Loss

The key to losing weight is to go on a lower calorie diet than your normal one. Just like most of us you probably have quite a busy lifestyle to …

Carbs vs. Fats: What's the Bottom Line?

Wednesday I explained why "butter is back" is not useful dietary advice, even when studies show that eating butter has little or no effect on disease …

Living with Chronic Pain Syndrome: 'But you don't look like you are sick'

<i>“You don’t look like you are sick.”</i><p>THIS HAS TO be one of the most irritating things to hear while living with chronic pain, and trust me it hurts the …

‘Tension is running high in the DfE. With such crises and U-turns around every corner, it’s hardly surprising’

All is not well at the top of the Department for Education. It will come as a surprise to no one with even a passing interest in schools policy that …

40 of the best inspirational and motivational talks for creatives

Success is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration. But without that all-important 10%, there’d be nothing to sweat over.<p>Regularly topping up the …

An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …

Fitness

Secret Teacher: we must end the spiral of negativity in teaching

The self-pitying blogs and political rants that pervade teaching might be cathartic, but they don’t help our wellbeing. We need to be more constructive<p>I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and the current climate in education is no exception. We’ve all read the headlines: Sats …

Self-esteem

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.<p>If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that …