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Exercise Every Day or Every Other Day?

Muscles contract only at each Z-line. When you exercise vigorously, you damage these Z-lines and when they heal, the muscle fibers are stronger. So …

Maya Rudolph’s Tulane Commencement Includes Hilarious Oprah And Beyoncé Impressions

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> alum Maya Rudolph is a criminally undervalued comedian. Her run on the sketch series as a utility impersonator of everyone from Queen Beyoncé to Whitney Houston showed off her tremendous singing voice and ear for pop diva absurdity. Her star turn in <i>Bridesmaids</i> was her definitive …

Maya Rudolph

Why emoji are suddenly acceptable at work

It wasn’t too long ago that the exclamation mark was a point of etiquette contention in the world of email and the workplace. Style and trend pieces …

America Is Losing Religion: Why More and More Women Are Embracing Non-Belief

Atheists were abuzz this week over Pew Research releasing new numbers showing that the number of “nones” (people who have no religion at all) in the …

Austin City Employees Given Special Training To Deal With…Women?

Austin’s city council is now majority women, and they’re not happy with a recent effort to teach city employees how female minds work.<p>Change is difficult, and it’s important that organizations give their employees resources and support during a leadership transition. Which is why the city of …

City Politics

Five psychological findings every history teacher should know

<i>This text is somewhere between what I planned to say and what I did say during my session at the Historical Association’s annual conference in</i> …

Universal Design for Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

May 6, 2015<br>Universal Design for Learning is a framework for learning that includes all students. Being grounded in socio-cultural theory, UDL views …

Education Technology

Parents of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes keep a lonely vigil

He called his mother "Goober" and his father "Bobbo," affectionate names from a different life.<p>They sit behind him every day, not more than 20 feet from his silent form swiveling quietly at the defense table. He does not turn around.<p>James E. Holmes, 27, is on trial for his life. Every day, Arlene …

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

<b>60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.It may …

Education Technology

Contrary to Conventional Wisdom, New Teachers Are Staying on the Job

It's widely believed that turnover is high among novice educators, but new data suggests that very few of them leave after their first year.<p>Despite previous reports that new teachers are ditching their professions in record numbers, new federal data suggest that a grand majority of novice classroom …

Education

Baltimore Cleans Up After a Night of Violence

Hospitals

Mexico: happy country and a happy language

This year’s elections are making history<p>The race is on. The official campaign period has begun for the biggest election year...<p>Municipalities run up …

Mexico

Words with trends

Published on April 24, 2015<p>Reality is usually one step ahead of the language we possess to describe it. People began taking pictures of themselves long before the Oxford English Dictionary selected "selfie" as its 2013 Word of the Year. Friends e-mailed each other pictures of cats longing for …

Language

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages.<p><b>1. Some continents have more languages than others</b><p>Not all continents are equally diverse in the number of spoken languages. Whereas Asia leads the …

Language

9 Shakespeare innuendoes you should have been embarrassed to read in English class

Here's a basic rule: if you're reading or watching a Shakespeare play, and you're not imagining the actors standing in front of a mosh pit of jeering Londoners waiting to throw vegetables at the stage, you're doing it wrong. Shakespeare might have written the best works in the English language, or …

Literature

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

10 Marathon Day Mistakes

A marathon presents you with 26.2 miles of opportunity. Sidestep these common training and racing errors to have a great day.<p>Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to forget. Training for it had cost me countless pancake breakfasts …

Marathons

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

<b>8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.A good question can open minds, shift …

Pedagogy