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Air plants: How to care for and display them and where to buy these low-maintenance houseplants

These expert tips will make sure you get the most from your air plants<p><b>• Find out how to care for air plants, how to decorate your home with air</b> …

Plants

These are the most important manners to teach your kids before age 10, according to a royally-trained expert

FOR most parents, the most important manners to drill into your kids are saying please and thank you.<p>But according to a royally-trained etiquette …

Kids

Hands Down, These Are the 20 Best Baby Products You Can Buy on Amazon

Whether you have a newborn or a baby on the way, there are so many things to check off your to-do and to-buy list. In an effort to make your life easier, we shopped and rounded up a handful of must-have baby products we think are worth owning. The best part: everything is available on Amazon and …

Shopping

J.K. Rowling Sketches And Plot Outlines For Harry Potter

They might be giants: Authors Of new Childrens Books From Left To Right Jenny Nimmo, Joanne Rowling (J.K. Rowling) And Charlotte Voake -18 Nov 1997 …

The Most Badass Latin Phrases

Want to impress your friends with your erudite ways? Eager to utter completely vicious phrases that people will have to look up later? Looking for a …

Dry body brushing will totally transform your skin... here's exactly how to do it

From Miranda Kerr to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, you can't move for celebrities preaching the benefits of dry body brushing.<p>But if you're absolutely …

Kids’ Astronomy Project: Constellation Geoboards

Have you and your kids discovered geoboards yet? Or are you searching for kid’s astronomy projects to engage your young stargazer? Well we‘ve got a …

Dinos Are For Girls! Books, Toys, and Clothing for Mighty Girl Dinosaur Lovers

<i>A Mighty Girl's top picks of books, toys, and clothing for dino-loving girls of all ages!</i>All too often, books, toys, and clothing featuring dinosaurs …

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.<p>AUGUSTA, …

The Fat Lie You've Been Told About What's Hurting Your Heart

I’ve been taught since my undergraduate days in medical college that eating saturated fats was to ask for trouble. Meat (red or white), cheese, …

Weight Loss with a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet

Abstract<p>Background<p>Trials comparing the effectiveness and safety of weight-loss diets are frequently limited by short follow-up times and high dropout …

Food Self-Sufficiency: Top Crops for Homegrown Food Year-Round - Organic Gardening

If you’re seeking true self-sufficiency, growing crops that are productive, nutrient-dense and easy to store or preserve will bring you a big step …

Evidence Shows Students Still Learn More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens

Print's not dead.<p>Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, …

Education Technology

The delicious salad leaves to try in your garden that keep on giving with ‘cut and grow’

Pulling up entire salad plants seems like madness once you've moved on to 'cut and grow again' as Mark Diacono explains.<p>One of the great pleasures of …

Gardening

21 Best Education Apps for Your iPad

Whether you're a parent, teacher or student, there's a lot you can learn with your iPad. However, with more than 200,000 educational programs in …

Teaching

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

Newly-discovered human organ may help explain how cancer spreads

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells …

6 Ab-Toning Moves Better Than Crunches

According to a former ballerina turned Pilates pro.<p>A workout routine doesn’t get more tired than when you do the same five—we’ll call them …

Workouts

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time by Terry Heick Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also …

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where</i> …

I Stopped Putting Toxic Chemicals On My Skin, Here’s What Happened

Just say no to propylparabens.<p>Take a look in your medicine cabinet, and think about it—can you name a single ingredient in any of the products you …

Skin Care

Forget What You Know, THIS Is How to Do a Ballerina Bun (According to a Ballerina)

The ballerina bun, a hairstyle favored by classical dancers for centuries, has evolved and grown a life of its own off stage. Surely you've worn its more casual cousin, the topknot, after the gym or on no-wash days? No matter how messy (or gimmicky) the bun gets, the hairstyle's roots are always in …

Hairstyling

6 Off-Grid Lessons From Amish Life We All Should Learn

Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. Even though we live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community, panic still set in …

Amish Mennonites

10 Part Action Plan for Writing Your Very First Book

There’s no doubt that writing a book is an excellent way to bolster your credibility and establish yourself as an authority. A book can also help you …

Writing

The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in <i>malasana</i>, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with …

Workouts

Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals To Try Tonight

After a hectic day, most of us just fall into bed without decompressing, only to start another busy day the following morning. What if we changed …

Sleep