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Acing the SAT and ACT comes down to embracing 6 simple truths, according to tutor who graduated from Harvard and MIT

But there are so many questions about how to study for these tests, how to motivate your student, and how to get through this process without yelling or tears.<p>You want to know how to help your kid get their best possible score without all the screaming and fighting to get them to study.<p>I got a 35 …

College & University

This Incredible Time Lapse of the High Plains During the Eclipse Brought Me to Tears

Folks yak a lot of crap about the High Plains—mainly they complain about it being flat or boring as they drive down the infinitely straight highways. …

South Dakota

A Pro Traveler Reveals the 5 Scams American Tourists Fall for Every Time

If you've ever been involved in a travel scam, you'll know how utterly frustrating it is—not only that you've been duped, but that you allowed …

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Pedagogy

Why Are American Cities So Much Different Than European Cities?

European cities like Paris are much, much older than American cities like New York, and that age difference has led to many interesting differences …

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate From Your Daily Routine

When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. Quit sabotaging yourself with these bad habits.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You are the sum of your habits. When you allow …

Time Management

This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettPractising mindfulness – spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way – has been …

Mindfulness

23 True Facts About College That Are Painfully Real

FML.

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

Public Speaking

The Best Travel Agents for Mexico and Central and South America

These destination specialists are the go-to experts for planning a vacation in the Americas.<p><i>The A-List is</i> Travel + Leisure<i>'s annual selection of the</i> …

I learned more from my terrible college jobs than I ever did in class

I got my first "unglamorous" job when I was 16, when I was more than happy to strap on roller skates and skate around Sonic Drive-In for $6.25 an hour.<p>I was incredibly proud when I got hired, relishing my sore legs and dirty apron after a long day of delivering burgers and milkshakes to …

Employment

12 Tiny Relationship Problems That Are Actually Major Red Flags

These should never be overlooked.<p>It's impossible to wade into the world of dating without occasionally (or, for many of us, more than occasionally) spotting some red flags. While these little warning signs don't necessarily mean the relationship is doomed from the start or beginning to fizzle out, …

Relationships

Democrats want ‘free’ college. It would be nice if they delivered Americans a decent high school education first.

Republicans aren't the only ones facing disunity in their party as the general election gets fully underway.<p>The Democratic convention in Philadelphia opens this week amid a chorus of grumbling from Bernie Sanders supporters over Hillary Clinton's uninspired choice of technocrat Tim Kaine as vice …

Education

16 powerful habits of productive, successful people

<i>Andreas von der Heydt published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Today's (business) world is more complex, ambiguous, and demanding than ever before.<p>At the same time our working days have only so many hours. Fortunately! In addition, I strongly argue that it's not the smartest thing to add hours in …

Productivity

The Multifaceted Benefits of Keeping a Mindfulness Journal

We’ve been hearing more and more about the importance of mindfulness from mental health experts and spiritual guides around the world. From Western …

Mindfulness

My Mental Illness Diagnosis Was a Saving Grace

After years of suffering from mental health problems, it only took 4 months for my life to completely change.<p>I’d been depressed, anxious and addicted …

This map shows the most dangerous countries in the world for tourists

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated its travel advice for Turkey last week after three suicide bombers killed 45 people at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul.<p>The government body now advises against all travel to within 10 kilometres of the border with Syria and to the city …

Zika Virus

Unlocking Your Parental Intelligence -- Changing Your Parenting Life Style

Why do children do what they do? What's on their minds? How can parents know their child's inner world?<p>Do you ever wonder why your child behaves the way she does? How many times in a single day do you ask yourself, "Why did she do that?" Even little things can throw you.<p>Your three-year-old lies …

Military Advice for Any Career

After a decorated 35 year naval career, retired Vice Admiral Cutler Dawson began as a volunteer official at Navy Federal Credit Union, and in 2004 became President/CEO. As the world’s largest credit union, the not-for-profit financial institution serving the military and their families has more …

Military

There's Now a Body of Research on What It Means to Be a Teacher Leader

Two researchers compiled a literature review of 12 years of studies and reports on teacher leadership, drawing conclusions about what it means to be …

Teaching

6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal

/ Aug 15, 2013<p>There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality …

Documentaries

How To Rewire Your Brain With Compassion, Joy And Love

<b>We are wired for happiness</b><p>Research shows that we have the capacity for great wisdom, creativity and insight. We are naturally wired for it. Our brains, however, are also wired to protect us. And since survival is the brain's top priority and we have a tendency to look out for danger, threats and …

10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these 100 apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing<p>You don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to give virtual reality a try.<p>The Android or iPhone handset in your pocket is a VR device …

Could a five-minute test predict how quickly adults can learn a second language?

Why is it that for some adults learning a second language is a breeze, while for others it feels like an insurmountable task?<p>Research from the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington suggests part of the reason might lie in the rhythms of adults’ brains. In a new …

Language Learning

Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Are Great, but 1 Thing Matters Even More for Your Health

Everyone knows about diet, exercise, and sleep, but studies show there's something that matters even more.<p><i>What is the best way to live a happy and successful life? originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique</b> …

Holistic Medicine

8 Habits That Make Millennials Stressed, Anxious and Unproductive

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other generation. More than half of us admit to having lain awake at night during the past month from stress.<p>Not surprisingly, millennials are also more anxious than …

5 Innovative Ways To Create Positive Classroom Culture

Here are five different things that I’ve done in my own classroom that’s helped build a positive culture in both my 5th grade classroom and middle …

Teaching