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6 One-Pan Keto Dishes for Easy Low-Carb Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

We know that adopting any new nutrition plan can come with a lot of valid doubts. Will I have to buy a ton of specific (expensive) ingredients? Will …

30 Minute HIIT and Abs Workout with Warm Up and Cool Down (no equipment)

Need a little core work but also want to be sure you fire up your metabolism as well? This routine takes a typical lower intensity abs workout and …

Workouts

A clinical psychologist suggests a three-pronged plan for tackling anxiety and approaching each day logically and positively<p>Let us start by considering why some people catastrophise – that is, on hearing uncertain news, they imagine the worst possible outcome. After all, it is not uncommon and …

Self-help

How To Start Organizing Your Life With A Bullet Journal

The second most popular New Year’s resolution last year, according to search results, was “get organized.” This week, in anticipation of the New …

Jamie Oliver’s recipe for a healthy world

Jamie Oliver catches himself mid-curse before rephrasing what he wants to say in more family-friendly language.<p>"They say they cook, but they don't cook," Oliver says of the families he has met in parts of the United States where lives are cut short by heart disease and other diet-related illnesses. …

My school has found ways to reduce the workload burden on teachers – while also helping us become more effective in the classroom<p>We all know that stress is a problem in teaching, with workloads and other pressures affecting the health of many across the UK. But I’ve experienced a variety of …

Teaching

Create Cloze Reading Activities with Google Sheets and Other Tools

A "<b>Cloze Test</b>" is a <b>reading activity</b> where a student is given a <b>reading passage with certain words removed</b>. Sometimes the student is also provided with …

A Dozen 20-Minute Workouts You Can Do at Home

Of all the reasons people skip a workout, the weakest is saying, “I couldn’t make it to the gym,” as if the only way your body will ever get faster …

Workouts

Photographer Uses the Golden Ratio to Compose Cinematic Images Full of Drama

As an art student, Jon Sparkman was introduced to the Rule of Thirds, which are guidelines for how to compose an image. Essentially, the picture is divided into a grid, and the intersecting points are where the impactful parts of the picture should take place. Sparkman, however, makes use of its …

12 Savory Pie Recipes, Because Dessert Is Overrated

Sweet pies, like caramel apple or banana cream, usually get all the credit in the *pie* category. But we have news for you: Savory pies have some <i>serious</i> game too. Believe it or not, they can even take the place of your usual steak dinner and fit right in as the ultimate comfort food. You can even …

Cooking

There’s no innovation agenda without design thinking

<i>This piece is part of By Design, a Globe and Mail/OCAD University</i> <i>summer series highlighting</i> <i>design thinking, issues and innovation.</i><p><i>Sara Diamond is president and vice-chancellor of OCAD University. Karel Vredenburg is director of IBM Design's worldwide client program and head of IBM Studios …

This Map Shows The Size Of The World's Biggest Empires From History

Which empire was the biggest throughout history? Which had the most people? Which had the biggest contiguous empire? The map below details all the …

Teachers Share The Most Ridiculous Things Parents Have Ever Said to Them

Teachers share threats, insane requests, and absurd accusations from parents<p>As summer winds down teachers are preparing their classrooms while …

Is It Time To Ban Computers From Classrooms?

Every semester, college instructors face a choice: whether to restrict the use of laptops and other devices in their classrooms or to, instead, let students decide for themselves.<p>And for classrooms that do allow devices, students face an ongoing set of choices: to take notes electronically or by …

Pedagogy

Hungry all the time? These eight blunders could be to blame

Feeling hungry isn't a bad thing. It's your body's way of telling you it needs fuel to function. But if you feel famished all the time – even after finishing a meal – easily remedied mistakes may be to blame, some which may surprise you.<p>Hunger is a biological drive to eat that's associated with a …

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

Dan Willingham Writes The Best Piece On “Grit” That I’ve Seen

“Grit” is all over the news lately, and I’ve previously shared a number of related resources (see The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit”).<p>In …

Teaching

Five Signs You Are Eating Too Many Carbs (and What to Eat Instead) | Poliquin Article

Eating too many of the certain kinds of carbs has many bad effects on our bodies:<p>We gain body fat because we overeat.<br>We feel more stressed out.<br>We …

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behaviour is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here's what you need …

Stick-On Lenses Turn Your Phone Camera Into a Microscope

Lens accessories for smartphones are by no means a new idea, but they’re often clunky, awkward to use, and far from something you’d want to try and …

A UPenn psychologist says 'grit' is key to success in life — here's how to become a grittier person

Your agreement or disagreement with 10 statements, including "I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one" and "I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge," produces a total grit score, which reveals how much passion and perseverance you typically display. (You can …

The 7-Move Upper-Body Upgrade

Target your shoulders and upper chest with this V-shape workout<p>The V-shaped torso is a magical thing.<p>Put two guys with the same amount of muscle and fat on their frames next to one another, and the one with the broader shoulders and slimmer waist will <i>always</i> look more athletic.<p>And the wider your …

Coast Guard

Study finds use of computers by students in lectures and seminars has ‘substantial negative effect’ on performance<p>Allowing students to use computers and the internet in classrooms substantially harms their results, a study has found.<p>The paper published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology …

Education

How to make homemade pizza rolls

By: Taste and Tell<p>Oh, carbs... You get me every time.<p>I will readily admit that I could never go off carbs. I tried once. And it was not pretty. Needless to say, it did not last long. At all. I was grumpy and irritable, and just not a nice person to be around.<p>So I can say with a surety that carbs …

This Buffalo Chicken Casserole Is Calling Your Name

My favorite question to ask about any type of food is <i>will it casserole?</i> In the case of buffalo chicken, the answer is a resounding yes. This magical …

17 One-Pot Recipes You Can Make in Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Move over, sheet pan dinner recipes — the cast-iron skillet is the O.G. of the cookware world, and it’s here to stay. Perhaps yours was gifted to you by your grandma, or you picked it up at the local flea market. Either way, it’s more than likely your cast-iron skillet has been well-loved for a …

Cooking

This Video Game Teaches You To Design Patterns With Math

Iranian game maker Mahdi Bahrami’s Engare allows users to create their own intricate patterns found in Islamic art and architecture.<p>The intricate geometric patterns of Islamic art are not only visually stunning, they’re also some of the earliest examples of algorithmic art. Artisans would generate …

Schools are finally teaching what kids need to be successful in life

Research shows that teaching kids things like perseverance and self-control can improve their health, academic achievement, and happiness in life.<p>But teaching character, or social and emotional learning, has proven dicey. The science was sometimes squishy, the curriculum often felt driven by those …

Pedagogy

The Workout That Will Make You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired In 15 Minutes

Use this superfast routine to spur fat loss, hit every muscle, and crank up your metabolism<p>Want to lose your spare tire? Then think fast.<p>Superfast exercises build up lactic acid in your muscles because you’re working harder and faster than your body can clear the compound. This spurs human growth …

New York City

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

TED Talks