Riley Hubbell

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Texas farmer makes his New Year's resolutions for 2015

Sooner or later, we all have years we can't wait to put behind us. For me, 2014 has been wrought with challenges, not the least of which was a …

Gardening

The Education of Millionaires

Watch Sean Parker and Peter Thiel Introduce The Education of Millionaires<p>Learn what inspired Michael Ellsberg to write “The Education of …

College is still worth it, because the alternative is so much worse

The early admissions deadlines for universities across the country have come and gone, and acceptance letters are on their way. But with the cost of …

How Technology Can Improve College Student Success Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on December 27, 2014<p>The success of college students is getting more attention these days with rising expectations, greater accountability (yet …

Schools Need Redemption, Not Innovation

Are our school systems really in need of innovation? The reformers say so. This is the story told by the media and at education conferences. The most common narrative argues that schools are stuck in an outdated paradigm–the ‘factory model’ of education may have been useful in the 20th Century, but …

Q&A: The Teaching Brain

Vanessa Rodriguez is co-author, with Michelle Fitzpatrick, of the new book, <i>The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education</i>.<p>In it, they contrast behaviorist models of instruction, which cast the learner's brain as an "empty vessel" to be filled with knowledge, with cognitive …

Around the World in 30 Days - December 2014

<i>C. M. Rubin's global education report from Canada, China, the US and the UK.</i><p>In December, I continued my conversations with world leaders on the frontiers of education reform. These leaders (from Canada, China, America and the UK) all share a commitment to transforming education at the ground level, …

How Not to Reinvent the Wheel in College Accountability

At a well-publicized speech in Buffalo, New York on August 22, 2013, President Barack Obama announced that he would create a plan for sweeping reform of higher education. The details were sketchy, but the projected plan would institute a rating system of colleges and universities nationwide. The …

2014 was stuffed with good food news that you never heard about

The food movement has done a great job winning the hearts and minds of eaters, but not such a great job moving the economic and political levers that …

Are You Gonna Eat That? The Future of Recycling

In the very near future, you're not just going to recycle soda cans and glass jars. You're going to recycle last night's leftovers.<p>The recycling of plastic, glass and paper has taken firm hold in the United States after years of steady growth. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the …

Garden Pool: How An Old Swimming Pool Feeds A Family And Is Changing Food Production Science [Video]

Five years ago, a busted old swimming pool sat out of commission on the property of a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona, and from that damaged …

Food Security: The End of a Golden Age

This article first appeared on www.opedspace.com<p>The golden age of agriculture is over. Growth based on the expansion of cropland area as seen until the 1950s, followed by improving land productivity through new technologies and productivity-based agricultural policies will fail us. It resulted in …

Food pyramid back to fight Xmas bulge

The new pyramid — which is due for release in late January 2015 — could not come at a better time: after the many indulgences of Christmas, we tend …

What’s in a name? These farmers know

In the wake of World War II, young veteran Cleo Fitterling returned home, wondering how he was going to make a living. Drawn to farming, he enrolled …

Farming

Food hubs link consumers with locally farmed food

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Move over farmers' markets. More than 300 food hubs around the country are also providing small farms another outlet to sell locally raised food to consumers.<p>There's no one model for a food hub — it depends on the market, the location and what it is grown in that area. Some …

Agriculture

Fragile bones in modern humans due to physical inactivity since invention of farming

12/22/2014 04:00:00 PM<p>New research across thousands of years of human evolution shows that our skeletons have become much lighter and more fragile …

White House Takes Steps To Protect Bee Populations

Bees, birds, butterflies, and even bats are all important pollinators; and without them, dependent crops would not be able to thrive. The production …

24 Entrancing Rice Fields That Resemble Broken Glass

Rice is one of the most widely eaten staple foods in most parts of the world. Aside from corn, rice is produced in larger quantities than any other …

South-east Asia

17 Ways to Make a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

Many of us who have used this time of year to turn our bodies around have fallen into the same cycle of failure: We’re frustrated with our size or …

Fitness