Sonja Robinson

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14 Podcasts You Need To Listen To This Summer

For those long road trips or rainy nights in, these are the podcasts you should be listening to this summer.<p><b>Looking for podcasts</b> to binge on this summer, but overwhelmed by all the options? Don’t sweat. Here are 14 podcasts you should listen to no matter <i>how</i> or <i>where</i> you’re spending your summer.<p>Grab …

Self-improvement

How to Cook the Perfect Oven-Baked Chicken Breast

Here's a foolproof method for cooking juicy, flavorful chicken breast in the oven—plus five killer sauces to serve with it.<p>A baked chicken breast is …

Cooking

Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 7 Books For Summer Reading

<i>Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl shares her under-the-radar reading recommendations with</i> Morning Edition<i>'s Steve Inskeep. This year's picks include mysteries, nonfiction and a fantasy story for young readers.</i><p>(<i>These recommendations have been edited for clarity and length.)</i><p><i>Danny Hajek and Shannon</i> …

Books

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Reading, writing and empathy: How Denmark is a leader in teaching social skills

The country's status as a leader in teaching social skills is one reason it’s often ranked as the world’s ‘happiest’ country. Do Danes know something …

Education

Classroom Rules

Rule 1: Follow directions quickly.<p><b>The secret to lightening fast, classroom transitions.</b><p>Twenty years ago in Yucaipa, California, when we were …

5 teacher-approved apps to boost kindergarten skills

Prepare your kindergartener for school with apps that strengthen everything from counting to concentration<p>If your child is entering kindergarten this year, you may be wondering — or worrying about — school readiness. Many parents of kindergartners-to-be spend the weeks leading up to the first day …

First aid for stroke: What do you do?

A stroke is a medical emergency. Quick intervention may increase a person's chance of survival and reduce the risk of long-term disability.<p>Strokes …

Why It's Not Wrong to End a Sentence With a Preposition

Is it grammatically incorrect to end a sentence with a preposition? Quite simply, <i>no</i>. A preposition is <i>not</i> a bad word to end a sentence with. Even in …

Language

12 Surprisingly Offensive Words You Need to Erase from Your Vocabulary

Don’t throw around these seemingly innocent words and phrases that have horrible origins. These familiar terms derive from stereotypes, slurs, and …

See Which Words Were Introduced the Year You Were Born

We all remember referencing Merriam-Webster during our grade-school days, and now the beloved dictionary is back with a brand new tool that lets you …

Language

How to Begin Learning Japanese

Japanese Language Lessons<p>So you want to learn how to speak Japanese, but don't know where to start? This page will direct you to where you should …

Language Learning

The future of education: We don’t need to teach our kids to code, we need to teach them how to dream

Technology is changing life faster than ever and the pace of this change is accelerating. When you look at the change to the world in the last 10 …

I Illustrate My Everyday Problems As A Woman In Funny And Relatable Comics (New Pics)

It's possible that you guys have seen my comics float around now here and there. If you don't know me, my name is Prudence. I'm an awkward human …

Comics

How to Eliminate Mold in Your Home - Green Homes

<i>I’ve been wondering about how to eliminate mold — for good. How can I get rid of mold growth in my home?</i><p>Mold growth is an ever-present possibility in …

Cleaning

42 Random Inspirational Pictures

Two hungry but and a single food bowl

Goodbye, iPhone: My new $180 Android is good enough

I've been an iPhone user since the beginning. Occasionally I've dabbled in Android, but my brain just likes iOS better.<p>My wallet, however, is increasingly frustrated. Although I've been perfectly happy with my iPhone 6S Plus, which I purchased nearly two years ago, the $849 price tag caused me …

You can spot a psychopath by age four

To err is human – and a powerful prelude to learning

<i>Once a month, this column</i> <i>will examine the insights that science offers about the way people learn, and how such findings could influence schools.</i> …

Pedagogy

The dark side to 'service with a smile'

It was Heraclitus and Democritus, a couple of Greek thinkers known as the "weeping and laughing philosophers". Heraclitus got his name from being melancholic and sad, whereas Democritus always wore a mask of cheerfulness.<p>Humans are, and always have been, highly sensitive to the emotional …

Two Types of Diversity Training That Really Work

One of the most common ways that companies attempt to address organizational diversity is through formal training. Yet research on the effectiveness of such programs has yielded mixed results: Some studies show that diversity training is effective, others show it’s ineffective, and still others …

Human Resources

Parents in Action: How to raise a reader

How To Raise Confident Readers with Bedtime Stories | Adventures in Learning | PBS Parents

Storytime: How to Share Books With Your Child