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Brain "switch" that regulates energy expenditure and fat production uncovered

In recent years our understanding of the body's metabolic processes has progressed at an incredible pace. With rapidly increasing global rates of …

A Survey of 1,502 College Students Revealed the 1 Skill They Wish Their Parents Had Taught Them | Inc.com

Parents, teachers, and coaches dedicate their days to preparing kids for the challenges of life after high school. They devote countless hours to ensuring kids can score high and perform well in today's cutting-edge world.<p>But there's one set of valuable skills adults aren't teaching kids--emotional …

College & University

The 30-Day Healthy Eating Challenge

Trying to get your family's diet back on track? With our 30-Day Healthy Eating Challenge, your crew is just one month away from better eating habits!<p>It's summertime and the livin' is easy, so now's the perfect time (since you've got more time!) to start eating healthier as a family. Our Healthy …

7 Protein-Packed Veggie Bowls That Will Keep You Full For Hours

Maybe it was a garden salad, a beanless vegetable soup, or a smoothie without any nut butter or milk. At some point, we've all had a veggie-based meal that was so low in protein it left us reaching for a snack sooner rather than later.<p>(Find out how to stop the craving cycle before it starts and …

Healthy Eating

Scientists Have Reversed Brain Damage in a 2-Year-Old Girl Who Drowned in a Swimming Pool

She was in the water for 15 minutes.<p>Researchers in the US have reported what they believe is a first-of-its-kind reversal of brain damage, after …

Tips to help schools reduce teacher workload

From asking teachers for feedback to rethinking lesson planning, there are ways for schools to lessen the burden. We asked our panel of experts for advice<p>With teacher workload on the up and educators leaving the profession as a result, work-life balance has become a very real issue for schools. So …

Teaching

A Florida school district is banning homework — and replacing it with this

Elementary school students in one Florida school district are going to find a welcome new - but controversial - policy when they return to school for the 2017-18 school year next month: no traditional homework.<p>They are being asked to do one thing to help them academically: Read for 20 minutes a …

Education

Two Good Sites For Accessible Science Resources

I recently learned about these two sites that provide accessible science resources:<p>Frontiers For Young Minds provides “Science Edited For Kids, By …

Science

All the Places in the U.S. Where You Can Go to College for Free

See if you qualify.<p>You’ve probably seen headlines recently about free public college programs in New York and Tennessee. But free college tuition …

College & University

Response: 'Double Flip' Your Classroom

<i>(This is the last post in a two-part series. You can see Part One here.)</i><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What are the best ways to make a flipped</b> …

How to Build a High-Performance Team

These seven components that make up a standard for excellence of performance for a world-class team.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two things required to build a high-performing team.<p>Getting the basics in place right from the outset<br>• Having and using an easy …

Management

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible | Inc.com

It was Andrew Carnegie who said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."<p>When you want to motivate people to do amazing …

Motivation

Scientists Have Uncovered The Atomic Structure of a Key Alzheimer's Protein For The First Time

This is huge.<p>For the first time, scientists have revealed the chemical structure of one of the key markers of Alzheimer's disease, capturing …

Neuroscience

Bedwetting: 4 Truths Every Parent Must Know

If your child wets the bed, here are four important things a pediatric urologist wants you to know. Most importantly: Bedwetting is highly treatable.<p>The other day I saw a 16-year-old bedwetting patient who'd never had a dry night. His mom told me: "At age 5, 8, 10, the pediatrician kept saying, …

Virgin Olive Oil Protects Brain Tissue Against Alzheimer's In New Study

This has been a fantastic month for olive oil. A recent study showed that it stops brain cancer tumors in lab tests, and now a new study shows that it protects brain tissue from the toxic substances thought to cause Alzheimer’s disease.<p>The experiment used a well-verified Alzheimer’s mouse model to …

Neuroscience

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

Photo Credit: vchal/Shutterstock<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool …

How Meditation And Yoga Can Alter The Expression Of Our Genes

For those who are still skeptical about whether mind-body practices like meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi actually work, a new study goes further in laying out how they affect us—right down to the level of our genes. The new review, published in the journal <i>Frontiers in Immunology,</i> looks back over a …

Mindfulness

How to Become a Google Certified EDUCATOR (video walkthrough)

Pinterest<p>How to Become a Google Certified EDUCATOR<p>Ready to get Google Certified? Find out what it takes to become a Google Certified Educator. In …

Education Technology

NakeFit's Sticky Pads For Your Feet Could Eliminate The Need For Sandals

Summer’s hottest accessory for your feet is here, and it’s not what you’d expect.<p>Meet NakeFit, a hypoallergenic adhesive pad that admittedly looks a little bit goofy, but could save your feet from the scorching rays of the sun and all kinds of cuts.<p>“Imagine a world where you could just jump and run …

Sandals

Student-Driven Differentiation: Putting Student Voice Behind The Wheel

Asking different questions isn't enough if teachers aren't listening to the answers students provide. Here are 3 ways to have authentic …

Pedagogy

Is Learning a Product or Process – part 2

Archive | Effective Teaching RSS feed for this section<p>Learning and teaching in 21st century should definitely be fueled with something much more than …

Pedagogy

Sorry, kids: schools need more testing, not less

In education circles, testing has become the villain of the day. Kids declare exams to be a waste of time while educators argue that the anxiety around tests produces a “toxic environment.” Families loathe exams, too, as I learned when doing some research on assessments, with parents often viewing …

Why kids benefit from a summer to-do list

Checklists about daily chores and activities can cut down on boredom and still leave room for plenty of fun.<p>If you have school-aged kids on summer …

Kids

Here's The One Thing You Need To Stop Doing If You Want To Be Super Successful

Success is measured and defined in a number of ways, and there is no one clear path to achieving greatness. You will be most successful in the areas that you put the most energy, and there are multiple strategies to keep yourself on the right track.<p>In order to be successful, you need to achieve …

Time Management

Fathers more responsive to toddler daughters than sons

Fathers' brains react differently to daughters than sons, according to a study published in the journal <i>Behavioral Neuroscience</i>. The research reveals …

Want to Raise Inspired Kids? A Navy SEAL Commander Says Teach Them These 10 Things | Inc.com

A few years ago, a retired Navy SEAL commander named Bill McRaven gave a graduation speech at the University of Texas. His words went viral, starting with his advice that no matter what you do, if you want to be successful, you should make your bed in the morning.<p>McRaven, who had been in charge of …

Pacific Ocean

How Finland Created One of the Best Educational Systems in the World (by Doing the Opposite of U.S.)

Every conversation about education in the U.S. takes place in a minefield. Unless you’re a billionaire who bought the job of Secretary of Education, …

Education

Celebrating And Reflecting On Six Decades Of Brown Vs. Board Of Education

Sixty-three years ago this week, the United States Supreme Court shocked the nation by publicly stating what so many Americans already knew: that separate is inherently unequal.<p>Through their landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the court formally ended our nation’s practice of enforced …

Education

Why being humble will get you nowhere

My client spearheaded a major technology change initiative. He came in under budget and met all deliverables. A winning formula for success, you say?<p>Well here’s what happened. He applied for three internal executive positions and was turned down for all three.<p>He was bewildered. The project he so …

Leadership

Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students

There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On …

Pedagogy