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11 Refreshing Mojito Recipes to Bookmark for the Hottest Days of Summer

Serve and chill.<p>When a pitcher of beer is feeling too heavy in the dog days of summer, look to the minty goodness of a fresh mojito to save the day. Below, 11 of the most refreshing ways to cool yourself down, from Southern sweet tea mojitos to a lemon ginger cocktail that's just right for summer …

Zucchini Fritters for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!

Come summer, zucchini is abundant. But it's also pretty available (and pretty tasty) all year round. I love to shred zucchini and sauté it in butter for a quick veg to eat at any meal, but I was recently looking for a way to make it even yummier as a side or maybe a vegetarian main.<p>Enter the …

Breakfast

There Are Rewards Credit Cards You Should Use - and Cards You Should Get But NOT Use

Rewards credit cards really give you three different kinds of value, beyond the basic ability to pay conveniently and settle up later.<p><b>Signup bonus</b>, …

Flying

Goodbye, Linear Factory Model of Schooling: Why Learning is Irregular

Opinion | Community<p>Goodbye, Linear Factory Model of Schooling: Why Learning is Irregular<p>By Dwight Carter     Jul 6, 2016<p>Shutterstock / …

7 Reflection Tips for Assessment, Empowerment, and Self-Awareness

1. Reflect With Shout-Outs<p>In an English classroom in my building, they practice TL (Team Love) shout-outs. At the end of class, kids are asked to …

Pedagogy

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try

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The Post

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

Problem Solvers Now = Problem Solvers Later<p>I'm a firm believer in keeping the focus on what's really important: the students. If student motivation …

Teaching

Serving Gifted Students in General Ed Classrooms

Following are suggestions for how to best serve these students -- and what not to do.<p>Don't. . .<p>1. Use these students, whether formally identified as …

Pedagogy

Taking High School Courses In College Costs Students And Families Nearly $1.5 Billion

When Andrea Diaz was applying to colleges, she got good news and bad news. The good news was that American University, a private four-year university in Washington, D.C., wanted her. The bad news was that it required her to come to campus early to take two summer developmental-level courses in math …

High School

Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better?

Math instruction can be the most resistant to changes in pedagogy — even schools that have had success with project-based learning or …

Teaching

DIY Sliding Lego Table Keeps All Those Bricks in One Place

Lego pieces end up everywhere if you're not diligent about storing them. This sliding table includes hideaway storage and a Lego work surface to keep your kids (or you) entertained for hours.<p>Every parent deals with the challenge of proper Lego storage—or else they deal with the pain of stepping on …

The Simple, Almost Surefire Way To Achieve Long-Term Financial Success

<b>Day 30: Make a long term plan.</b> <i>This post is part of FORBES’</i> <i></i><i>30 Day Money Challenge. Follow along on Twitter with #30DaysOfMoney</i> <i>or with the timeline posted here.</i> <i></i><p>Over the course of the FORBES 30 Day Money Challenge, you’ve been asked to check in on your income, track your spending, consider your …

Personal Finance

Recipe: Whiskey Cold Brew Coffee

A nip of Irish whiskey adds a kick to this spiced cold brew coffee.<p>Step up your iced coffee game by making it a spiced, cold-brewed libation.<p>01<p>Fill a …

Coffee

10 Things You Can Do to Lose 10 Pounds in 10 Days

1. Get Lots of Sleep<p>Sleep deprivation can change how your body regulates appetite, leading you to crave more food. It can also change your basal …

Creamy One Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms and Orzo

Wash and pat dry chicken.<p>Sprinkle liberally with salt and fresh ground pepper.<p>Heat large skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat.<p>Add olive oil …

Cooking

How to Grow Tea In Your Own Garden

<b>This piece originally appeared on</b> <b>Fix.com</b><b>.</b><p>The next time you brew a cup of tea in the morning for a quick pick-me-up, use an herbal blend to ease …

Tea

Mum Shows Parents How To Make 'Chemical-Free' DIY Baby Wipes In Under Five Minutes

Using paper towels, coconut oil and body wash.<p>A mother has shared her trick for creating her own DIY baby wipes in less than five minutes.<p>Joy Ratima, …

Skin Care

How to declutter your home and your life: A thorough guide

British newspaper columnist Jan Moir recently underwent a decluttering session. She got rid of all the items in her house that she didn’t love, or …

Minimalism

5 Things to Do When Your Side Business Isn't an Overnight Success

If you're like me, or any of my clients, when you first got the idea to go into business for yourself, I bet it felt like a mixture of exciting and also a little scary at that same time, right?<p>And you probably felt a pretty big pull to make this exciting, scary thing work no matter what.... nothing …

Entrepreneurship

How getting up at 5 a.m. improves my productivity and health

Yet, despite my morning wakefulness, I only found out recently how to take advantage of starting my day early: This involved bumping up my alarm by an hour and getting out of bed at 5 a.m. Yes, that's right: 5 a.m.<p><b>Related: 6 Ways to Make Getting Up Early Work for You</b><p>While no one schedule will work …

Time Management

Stop Spending So Much Money on Your Kid's Birthday

Birthday presents aren't worth big debts.<p>Everyone knows having children will cost you a pretty penny. The USDA puts the price of raising a child for …

Personal Finance

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

<b>The Definition Of Heutagogy & Self-Determined Learning</b><p>by <b>Stewart Hase</b> and <b>Chris Kenyon</b><p><i>Ed note: This is part 1 in a series on self-determined learning</i> …

Teaching

It's a fact – children's non-fiction is worth discovering

For some young readers, real-world stuff – science, history, nature and more – is far more appealing than made-up stories. Please share your finds<p>Whenever literacy, the joys of reading, and the need to inspire children with a lifelong love of books are discussed, story and character are frequently …

Books

27 5-Ingredient Dinners That Are Actually Healthy

Five ingredients, zero excuses.

Minecraft used to teach children molecular chemistry

<b>Virtual world-building game Minecraft, played by tens of millions of children worldwide, could be used in schools to teach pupils chemistry.</b><p>A group of Hull University students created an educational version of the game that allows players to explore specially created molecular structures and …

Atoms

6 Great Android Grading Apps for Teachers

November 6, 2015<br>For teachers using Android in their instruction, here is a curated list of some of the best grading and assessment apps in Google …

Personal Finance