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Amazing Women To Follow On The Internet In 2016

2015 has officially closed its creaky doors.<p>And what better way to kick off a new year, then to catch up with some women writers and comedians who make the world wide web a better place.<p>Pascalle Dugay (@frenchielaboozi)<p><i>Where are you based, and what do you do for a living?</i><p><b>I am based in Brooklyn, NY,</b> …

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32 New Books To Add To Your Shelf In 2016

New year, new TBR pile.<p>Whether you’ve promised yourself that 2016 will be the year you’ll read more books, the year you’ll read books more thoughtfully or the year you’ll read fewer curmudgeonly comments sections, we have a few new releases worth considering.<p>We’re looking forward to bold familial …

The 10 Most Popular EdTech: Focus on Higher Ed Stories of 2015

By D. Frank SmithReview some of this year’s biggest higher education technology stories.

​2015 Was the Year the Literary Versus Genre War Ended

Here are 11 great books that showed how the decades-old "literary or genre" question is now history.<p>The first big literary dust-up of 2015 occurred when Kazuo Ishiguro expressed worry that some of his fans would be put off by his new novel: "Will they be prejudiced against the surface elements? Are …

Both traditional and charter schools in L.A. Unified could learn from this study

Charter schools: good or bad? There are few subjects on which school officials, parents and advocates for students are more impassioned and divided, which is why the proposal to open hundreds of new charter schools for Los Angeles' students is shaping up as an epic education battle. But now a new …

Education

Create a Reading Challenge for Your Kids to Get Them Reading Throughout the Year

Weekly or monthly challenges are motivating and fun for adults, so why not use this strategy to encourage our kids to read more? You could set a …

My Story: Chronic Pain and the Holidays – Yikes

It’s that time of year.<br>Holidays and parties.<br>And you are just exhausted.<br>More than exhausted.<br>Trashed.<p>I read somewhere that it’s a good idea when you …

The dangers of popping pills while flying

For too many people the holiday season causes stress and anxiety.<p>From long check in lines, flight delays and lost luggage, to traffic jams, family fights and a burned turkey, there are a dozen or more things that can go wrong —sending even the calmest person into a tail spin.<p>We have all heard the …

I actually upheld a New Year's resolution for all 12 months of 2015 thanks to a barebones fitness app

Hold that thought.<p>There's an at-home fitness app called the 7 Minute Workout that says it gives you the benefits of a sweaty bike ride and a trip to the weight room — so long as you commit to it. It sounded perfect for me last January, when I made a resolution to get more fit and feel less stressed.<p>…

The 16 Best Poetry Books Of 2015

Here are the poetry collections — from newcomers and veterans alike — that we absolutely loved in 2015. (Ranked in no particular order.)

Men with heart disease don’t know risks for erectile dysfunction | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Few men with heart disease know the condition is a leading cause of erectile dysfunction or understand all of the things they can do to make sexual difficulties less likely, a Polish study suggests.<p>A plastinated human heart is on display at the European Society of Cardiology …

Our Most Popular Stories Of 2015: Back Pain, Periods And Taylor Swift

It's been another year of reporting on deadly diseases and lifesaving cures, girls and boys, changes in the cultural and physical climate, goats and sodas. And once again we find ourselves reflecting on what a wild, wonderful world we live in.<p>Yes, we've seen the heartbreaking toll of disease and …

8 Things To Eat And Drink After A Junk Food Binge

We've all been there—doubled over in pain after eating five too many gingerbread men chased with spiked eggnog followed by a generous slab of cranberry- and nut-crusted cheese log. 'Tis the season...right?! But while overindulging during the holidays is to be expected—and even, I'd argue, perfectly …

Wellness

Tim Farron’s New Year Message: 2016 can be a year of hope and opportunity

The New Year is a time to look forward and it is as important for us as a party to set ourselves new goals and ambitions as it is as individuals.<p>I am …