Shawna McPherson

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How Pants Went From Banned to Required in the Roman Empire

Six hundred years in the history of trousers.<p>Go to a meeting with any male politician today and you’re almost certainly going to be standing in front …

How To Hear What Your Voice Sounds Like To Other People

Hearing your voice the way others hear it can be a bit jarring at first, and I know plenty of people who claim they can't stand the sound of their …

7 New Thrillers You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

1<p><i>Fierce Kingdom</i>, by Gin Phillips<p>As Joan and her four-year-old son are leaving the zoo, they witness a mass shooting at the exit and realize the …

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

For the dough: in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg yolks, whole egg, sugar, butter, and buttermilk. Add …

5 ways to train your brain to stop overthinking everything

Problems. We all have them.<p>Some are small, others are big.<p>But whatever life is throwing our way, one thing remains true:<p>We think about them.<p>We think …

14 foods you can eat as much of as you want and not gain weight

While there's no such thing as a zero-calorie food, there are foods you can enjoy freely without having to worry about packing on the …

'She-sheds', hammock huts and yoga rooms: garden sheds as you've never seen them before

If you can’t afford a loft, kitchen extension or basement – or you’ve already extended your home in every way possible and still don’t have enough space – a garden room is an increasingly attractive option. Not a rickety shed or draughty summer house, but a fully insulated building with electricity …

5 ways to cut sugar out of your diet

There’s no denying that sugar packs a wallop on your body. The sweet temptress is addicting in all its forms, stroking your brain’s reward centers …

The philosopher's guide to understanding the 'self'

According to Ubuntu philosophy, which has its origins in ancient Africa, a newborn baby is not a person. People are born without <i>ena</i>, or selfhood, and …

Happiness expert shares the one key both philosophers and scientists agree is necessary to be happy

Gretchen Rubin, author of "Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives," says strong relationships are the key to happiness. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>I was surprised by how much evidence there is that to be happy and even to be healthy we really need to have strong</i> …

What Is ‘Transfer of Learning’ and How Does It Help Students?

3:35<p>Education Week Teacher blogger Larry Ferlazzo shares five ways teachers can help students make connections across subject areas and the world …

Education Technology

Here Is a List of Teaching Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters, and More

When you're writing resumes and cover letters and applying for teaching jobs, there are certain skills that schools and other organizations that hire …

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.<p>Plus, get more great ideas for landscaping your yard.

32 Products Guaranteed To Give You The Most Organized Kitchen

Everything you need to make your kitchen the most organized room in your home.

11 Plank Exercises That Double as Cardio Moves

Planks are known for their core-crushing abilities. Holding one will make anyone's abs tremble after a while. But some plank variations have another …

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4 basic problems cause all the cognitive biases that screw up our judgment

<i>Four months ago I attempted to synthesize Wikipedia's crazy list of cognitive biases, and after banging my head against the wall for weeks, came up with this</i> <i>Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet</i> <i>which</i> <i>John Manoogian III ,</i> <i>beautifully organized into the above poster. Since then, I've started working on a book</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

One-Pot Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe

"This delicious chili mac and cheese with ground beef, diced tomatoes, rich tomato sauce, chili beans and spices is cooked all in one pot--including …

“Do’s & Don’ts of Implementing New Ideas in Education”

Do’s & Don’ts of Implementing New Ideas in Education is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, Cathy Beck, Dr. Heidi Pace, …

Before Any Kinds Of Habit Change, Journaling Should Be The First One You Want To Adapt

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Learning

Why Can't Teachers Make Decisions on Their Own?

Too often leaders don't involve teachers in the decision making process and then get mad at them for always asking what it is that leaders want them …

Pedagogy

Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

We’ve all been there.<p>We make what we think is a rational decision. And then seconds, minutes or days later we wonder “What was I thinking?!” Was it a temporary lapse of sanity? Were we just distracted and decided anyway?<p>We knew it wasn’t the right decision or the best decision, but in that moment, …

Critical Thinking

The Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Dinner has never been so easy.<p>One of the worst things about cooking dinner is all the cleanup. Not only do you have to wash the dishes, but usually there are a few pots and pans that also need scrubbing. This, on top of the work it takes to actually cook the dinner, can be enough to inspire folks …

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3 yoga poses for better sleep

Having trouble falling asleep at night? You're not alone: According to the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of Americans say poor sleep affects their daily lives.<p>Changing your bedtime routine might help — and trying a few yoga moves before bed might be the answer you're looking for. This …

Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to <b>leave comments in the margin</b>. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students …

Google

Weight Gain and Aging: An explanation and solution

First we grow longer. Then we grow wider. People assume that weight gain is just another unavoidable insult in the aging process. They’re wrong.<p>Such thinking characterizes many of our notions about “normal” aging. Other casualties in this category include your bone, balance, muscle and marbles. …

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