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This Harrowing Movie About Early Onset Alzheimer's Is Unlike Anything You've Seen Before

Still Alice, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, brings the audience on the painful journey of a woman living with a disease for which there is no cure.<p>TORONTO — "I wish I had cancer," Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) tells her husband John (Alec Baldwin) in the new movie <i>Still</i> …

Alzheimer's Disease

Here's Your Excuse To Snack on Some Cookie Dough

Kids’ cookbooks are friggin‘ delightful these days. The kids are getting pretty sophisticated and can handle <i>real</i> recipes that are more than just …

Dessert

Writer's Block | Future Shorts

'Let's Not and Say We Did': On (Not?) Sleeping With Your Guy Friends

I have a friend who I haven't seen in a long time.I have a collection of those, I'm afraid; my track record for "staying in touch" is appalling. Scoff if you like, but this serial inability to keep in consistent contact with people that aren't in close proximity to me is actually based in love: …

Green Day’s Dookie succeeded by being unapologetically fucked up

<i>Permanent Records</i> <i>is an ongoing closer look at the records that matter most.</i><p>For a record that’s sold 10 million copies, it’s hard to imagine that, at …

I Was Left Paralyzed After My Friend Pushed Me In a Pool At My Bachelorette Party, and Here's What I Think Of Her Today

You never imagine it's going to be you; the one yelling for someone to call 911, the one floating motionless in a pool, or the one whose story becomes an international media frenzy.<p>It was weeks before my wedding in 2010, and my four bridesmaids threw me the best bachelorette party I could ever …

How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning

The reflection step in this on-going learning cycle is an essential element where assessment happens. Reflection invites students and teachers to …

How to Make Struggling Readers Confident Readers

So, it’s directed reading time. I have my readers grouped according to ability and the groups are reading different books, which I have geared toward …

Supporting ELLs Through Project-Based Learning

• How does Deeper Learning happen in science with students who are new to English?<br>• In what ways do students and teachers both leverage students’ native …

8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

One doesn't need Bach in the background to qualify as having used music. There are many ways to trigger the benefits of music in, say, a Language …

The Science of Facial Hair: What Signals Do Beards, Stubble, and Mustaches Send to Others? | The Art of Manliness

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a yes or no answer to every question of aesthetics?<p>It’s certainly how magazines and pop culture presents things when …

3 Ways to Escape Zip Ties: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Zip ties are increasingly being used to restrain innocent folks in home invasion and kidnapping scenarios. With a quick Google search, you’ll see a …

30 Health Choices All Women Should Make By Age 30

See how many you can check off so far

Women's Health

This One Woman Cover Of Nirvana's 'Heart Shaped Box' Is Courtney Love Approved

This has been a great week in Courtney Love news! The first lady of Grunge has given this her stamp of approval to this unique version of “Heart …

Subpar

3 Amazingly Fun DIYs You Can Do with This Bag O’ Cats

Clear your weekend calendar and take the phone off the hook (meaning put your cell phone on silent), if you’ve been wondering what your next project is going to be, I’ve got you covered. While the allure of the <b>Cat Do It Alone Mini Figurine Set</b> is clearly obvious, I thought I’d offer up some …

15 Signs You Have A ‘Not A Boyfriend’

I like to think I coined the term but I also like to think I am a lot smarter and more clever than I actually am. I probably didn’t make up the term for or concept of the not-a-boyfriend but have had many in my life, I can provide a great definition for who they are. A particular person in your …

Ariana Grande Beautifully Covers Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing"

This week, Ariana Grande performed at the “Women of Soul” concert at the White House. After getting a hug from Patti LaBelle and saying “what’s up” …

Ariana Grande

Pencils Down: College Board Reveals Big Changes to SATs

Education<p>The College Board is making far-reaching changes to the SAT exam that it says will help close the test's socioeconomic gap among college aspirants.<p>College Board President David Coleman announced Wednesday the alterations to the standardized test that is widely used by applicants to …