Nithya Ramachandran

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31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>The morning is enormously important. It’s the foundation from which the day is built. How we choose to spend our mornings can be used to predict the</i> …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

400-square-foot apartment uses clever pivot wall to divide space in multiple ways

One of the ways architects and designers have been working around New York City's notoriously cramped living conditions is through the use of smart …

Architecture

Early childhood education matters — here's how to make it great

By the time a low-income child enters kindergarten in America, they're already woefully lagging their more advantaged peers  — 11 months behind in …

Movie Review - The Colony (2015)

<b>The Colony</b>, 2015.<p>Directed by Florian Gallenberger.<br>Starring Daniel Brühl, Emma Watson, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps, Michael Nyqvist, Jeanne Werner, …

30 Products You Need to Get a Better Night's Sleep

If you haven't bought #19 yet, you're missing out.<p>If you've ever said you'd pay a million dollars for some better-quality sleep, don't worry, we have a better plan. These accessories are all intended to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

What Quality Education Should Teach You, According to a Harvard Scientist

Harvard’s great biologist/psychologist <b>Steven Pinker</b> is one of my favorites, even though I’m just starting to get into his work.<p>What makes him great …

Five alternative careers for teachers

Teacher Network,Career advice,Education,Australian education,US education,Schools,Teaching,Primary schools,Secondary schools,Work & careers,Teachers' workload,Work-life balance,Education,Guardian Careers<p>From working in a museum to corporate training, if you decide to leave teaching your skills …

Education

Netflix Has Thousands of Secret Movie Categories You Can Only Access with This Hack

Oh hello, "Critically Acclaimed Romantic Dramas from the 1980s."<p>You know that horrible, rug-pulled-out-from-under-you, life-spinning-out-of-control feeling when you've poured the wine and settled into the couch and opened the Netflix...and realized there's nothing you want to watch? It's all okay …

Celebrity Gossip

The 16 Best Poetry Books Of 2015

Here are the poetry collections — from newcomers and veterans alike — that we absolutely loved in 2015. (Ranked in no particular order.)

For Last Minute Gifts Consider Mark Zuckerberg's 22 Favorite Books

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding gifts for loved ones during the holidays is always a bit of a challenge. But this year is different: Mark Zuckerberg has given you a gift with his “Year Of Books” reading list, carefully curated by the Facebook CEO to “emphasize …

Books

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser

Listen to these 100 podcasts and you will become wiser, smarter, and better at business and life.<p>Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Posters

One Woman Put 8 Longwear Lipsticks to the Test, and Here’s What Happened

Whether it's an interview or a night on the town, the last thing you want to worry about is your lipstick pulling the fade away. I put these eight …

Makeup

21 Healthy Meals (and Desserts) You Can Make in a Mug

The microwave gets a bad rap these days, but when you’re running late or only have 10 minutes between errands, tossing a few ingredients in a mug for …

9 Things To Remember If You Love Someone Who Doesn't Easily Show Affection

Everyone has something they’d like to change. The desire for self-improvement and progression is innate. It is in our DNA.<p>Unfortunately, when it …

Will Power

Artist Illustrates Untranslatable Love Words from Around the World

Illustrator Emma Block and jewelry designer Vashi have collaborated to visually display the language of love. There are 6,500 languages in the world, some of which have less than 1,000 people who speak them, and not every expression in one language has an equivalent word in another language. In …

Language

Cozy Japanese Table Offers the Comfort of a Giant Warm Bed

The kotatsu is an ingenious invention that traces back to 14th century Japan, serving as a space heater when the weather gets colder. It's fairly simplistic in design, consisting of a heat source underneath a table with a skirt wrapped around it, capturing the heat during the cold season. The end …

Furniture

Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers

October 29, 2015<br>Theory informs practice and without a solid theoretical base we risk having an impaired praxis. This is clearly noticeable in the …

Here Are The Top 10 Most Banned Books A.K.A. Your Required Reading List

It's that magical time of year again, where we celebrate the wonder that is imagination, literature and progress through Banned Books Week.<p>Every year …

Free K-2 Earth Environmental Education Curriculum Now Available

<b>Free K-2 Earth Environmental Education Curriculum Now Available</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>From a Press Release</i>The Think Earth Environmental Education …

BUDDHIFY

Despite having Oprah’s go-to guru, Deepak Chopra, on our side, breaking down the basics of meditation, we admit we have yet to fully adopt the regime …

A 10-Song Playlist To Make You Happy RIGHT NOW

Whether your day started rough or you just need a little extra help getting through it, a playlist full of good vibes might be just the pick-me-up …

John Oates

3 Zen Principles That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Happier!)

There’s no guarantee that you’ll wake up tomorrow.<p>You may know this, but are you really living it?<p>I've spent some time ruminating on this and have …

Inside Out: a crash course in PhD philosophy of self that kids will get first

Pixar’s latest animation is a remarkably intelligent treatment of one of the most complicated and confusing issues in philosophy: the self<p>When you go to see a Pixar film you know you’re going to see something clever, funny and inventive. What you don’t expect, however, is to see a remarkably …