Melissa Jarvis

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25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly Improve Your Home

It's the sacred place where you hang out in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. Doesn't it deserve better?

The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop …

Decades After Her Death, Mystery Still Surrounds Crime Novelist Josephine Tey

Unlike Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh, Josephine Tey ignored the rules of golden-age British crime fiction—with brilliant results. But 60 years after her death, the greatest mystery Tey created still may be herself.<p>It begins with a body in the library. Two hundred pages later, …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

What Teachers' Lounge?

A few days ago, Governor Kasich of the great state of Ohio (Toledo proud right here! Born and raised) opened his misinformed mouth and let the world know that if <i>he</i> were king <i>he</i> wouldn't allow teachers' lounges anymore. Apparently, we teachers use teachers' lounges to "sit together and worry about …

One state's plan to keep exceptional teachers in the classroom

Keeping teachers in the classroom by rewarding them with leadership opportunities and financial incentives can measurably improve learning outcomes, …

Georgia Joins the Race to the Bottom in Its Effort to Discount Teachers’ Experience

Myra Blackmon, a regular education columnist for Online Athens (Georgia), “almost choked” when she read that Governor Nathan Deal’s education advisor …

Articles about these solar powered homes are shining examples modern sustainability on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in …

Some Excellent Lesson Plan Templates for Teachers

June 10, 2015<br>A lesson plan is teachers’ roadmap to designing and delivering pedagogically successful lessons. Effective lesson planning also helps …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

How WWI made wristwatches happen

In any case, the ladies’ wristwatch, often called a “bracelet watch”, a “montre bracelet”, or a “wristlet”, existed for at least a century, if not …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Belgian construction company Skilpod has produced a prefabricated home that can generate all its own energy and...<p>Spark Architect’s Tent House is a …

Two Excellent Tutorials on How to Create A Newsletter for Your Classroom

February 21, 2015<br>Newsletters are very good forms of communication and as teachers you can use them to communicate with parents and school community …

Down and dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-Grimm stories destroys our Prince Charming myths

The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there<p>In 2012, readers around the world were intrigued to learn that a researcher in northern Bavaria had discovered hundreds of never-published fairy- and folktales collected by the 19th-century …

For Writers: My Revision Breakthrough

Prime Books: June 2015With the upcoming summer publication of my first short story collection, <i>Ghost Summer</i>, I have been focusing on short fiction for …

Picture Book Nonfiction Biographies that Read Like Narrative Stories

Biographies should be compelling stories that hook the reader immediately. This list of <b>nonfiction picture book biographies</b> do exactly that — they …

A Handy Google Drive Tool to Create Animated Presentations and Engaging Educational Videos

February 19, 2015<br>In a post we published a few months ago, we talked about WeVideo and how teachers use it to create videos and short animations in …

Northern Secrets: What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.<p>Like you, I enjoy a midnight sun. But …

Get to Know Semlor, How Swedes Celebrate Mardi Gras

Flickr/Pelle Sten<p>While Mardi Gras has come to be more synonymous with colorful beads than anything else, many countries around the world have special …

Top 10 I Heart Quebec City: Food and Drink

Find out where to get the best tasty treats in Quebec City.<p>Tell someone who has been to Quebec City that you’re planning a trip there and, if they love you, they’ll begin to share all of the reasons you should eat from dawn until dusk. With foodie routes celebrating everything from cheese to wine …

Pet CSI: How Dog And Cat DNA Nabs Bad Guys

<b>Through veterinary forensics, dogs and cats help crack horrific crimes, including murder and rape, by doing nothing more than shedding, drooling,</b> …

Crime

People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime That Never Happened

Evidence from some wrongful-conviction cases suggests that suspects can be questioned in ways that lead them to falsely believe in and confess to …

Psychology

Make Pizza In A Slow Cooker For A Crispier Crust

Pizza comes out great whether you're using a baking sheet, cast iron pan or the grill. However, if those aren't an option, you may be surprised to …

6 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

January 17, 2015<br>Below is a collection of some useful educational web tools we have recently discovered through feeds in our social media network and …

The five strangest habits of the Swedes

Swedes are an interesting bunch. They're efficient but they love a good coffee-break, they're humble but they hang flags on their front porches, and …

Language

Crockpot Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

It’s One Pot Wednesday!…today’s simple, healthy, one-pot Mexican meal idea is: Crockpot enchiladas with sweet potato and black beans . A hearty and …