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Lonely Lamb Decides Family's Dog Is His New Mom

"I left for a couple minutes and came back to this."<p>When a little lamb named Jerry first entered the world, he was a disappointment.<p>The runt of his …

Cute Animals

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.


The Best Sites Offering Free Lesson Plans For Movies

About the only time I show a full-length movie in class is when I’m going to be out and it’s the lesson plan for my sub.<p>I’m seldom sick enough not to …


The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)

Whether you’re looking for a captivating novel, a spine-tingling thriller, a fascinating investigation, or a poignant memoir, this year's book …


What teens resent: Classrooms controlled by students rather than teachers

When I ask adolescents what they dislike about school, they seldom mention testing or homework. A common and surprising answer: They resent classes …


I Posted A Huge Note For The Thief Who Stole My Bike. Then My Doorbell Rang

Okay, it was a big note. Armed with yellow paint, I crafted an 8-by-3-foot cardboard sign and hung it across the entire front of my landlord's …

Mountain Biking

10 Thinking Errors That Will Crush Your Mental Strength

Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach—<b>managing our thoughts</b>, <b>regulating our emotions</b>, and <b>behaving productively despite our …


12 Home Projects Designers Say Pay For Themselves Over Time

You don't have to spend big bucks to make a big impact on your space.<p>It's normal to get the itch to update your home, <i>especially</i> when new trends are cropping up every day. But, sadly, even DIY renovations aren't free. So we asked some of our go-to designers which projects are worth the investment.

Home Improvement

This Mom's Comic Series Shows the Hilarious Ways Second Kids Get the Shaft

Moms of multiple kids know that parenting completely changes once you have a second child. You're more experienced and wiser, but you are also much …


When a second-grader pointed a gun at me, I'm glad I wasn't armed

When I began teaching, I taught second grade. Pokemon cards were popular then, and children often brought them to school to trade at recess. One day, a boy kept playing with his cards during class time. After two warnings, I told him that I was going to hold his Pokemon cards until the end of the …


5 tips on making writing your career

You’re only a few words awayI built a writing business from my bedroom. <b>Seriously.</b>Actually, it’s more of a we.I certainly had some help along the way …


Eight things great teachers do differently

Teaching is one of the most important professions in society and touches every aspect, of every community in the world in some way.<p>I was recently …


How to Write a Killer 'About Me' Page

Your “About Me” page is one of the single most powerful ways to define your brand, stand out from your competition, and make potential clients feel …


Emergency Shred: 2-Week Workout to Get Shredded

By this time of year, people are usually scrambling to get their body in beach-ready shape. The most proven and reliable programs out there are the …

6 Plyometric Exercises for a No-Running Cardio Workout

<i>This article originally appeared on Life by Daily Burn.</i><p>The answer to your boring relationship with cardio: plyometric exercises. The lovechild of …


One Trick to Writing a 5 Minute Story, That’s Readable in 30 Seconds

<b>Ever written a long story?</b> Ever checked how that story is doing a day later?Let me guess what you found.The views were great, right? Everyone was …

Creative Writing

9 traits of successful programmers that kids can develop now

I don’t have kids. But there are lots of kids in my life. I’ve also worked closely with thousands of entry-level developers over the course of my 20 years in tech. Throughout my career I’ve been approached by parents looking for advice on how to encourage their kids to become software engineers. It …

Ivy League

Blind mystic Baba Vanga 'who foretold 9/11 and Brexit' also made a chilling prediction about Russia and Vladimir Putin

A blind mystic who correctly predicted Brexit, 9/11, the rise of ISIS and the Boxing Day tsunami also made a chilling prediction about …


27 foods you should stop buying immediately

Some foods are just not worth buying at the supermarket, whether it's because they're overpriced, misleading or bad for your health.<p>Here are the 27 foods you should never buy again.


Research Shows This 1 Mindset is Why Some People are 10X Happier (and, Wealthier) Than Others

Could zero-sum thinking be the reason you've got less than others? Definitely. Here's why...<p>Imagine you're in a classroom. The teacher announces an upcoming test will determine 100 percent of your grade and is going to be graded on a curve. That means, the worse other's do compared to you, the …


Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death

For more than 50 years, death was a poignant part of Stephen Hawking’s remarkable life.<p>The physicist, who died Wednesday at age 76, wasn’t expected …

Stephen Hawking

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Stefan Sagmeister

The 6 Step Blog Process I’ve Used for 7 Years

I’ve been blogging since I was 12. It was my entry to the online marketing world and has played a large part in shaping my career today. A LOT has …

Creative Writing

13 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Made All the Difference in His Life

A short passage from a Steve Jobs commencement address teaches an important lesson.<p>Steve Jobs was famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for his "reality distortion field," his ability to make other people believe the seemingly impossible was actually possible.<p>But the first person he …


This 7-Word Mantra Saves Me Every Time I Feel Anxious

You would never meet me and think, <i>this woman has anxiety</i>. I walk into rooms wearing electric-berry lipsticks, flamboyant outfits (I’ve never met a …

Time I

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Platinum Card

19 Secrets Your Millionaire Neighbor Won't Tell You

The secret to financial freedom.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating.</i> …

Personal Finance

'No Easy Answers': Dan Pink on Student Motivation

<i>Editor's Note: This is the fifth post in a series called "A Look Back." In it, I'll be highlighting a particularly insightful response an educator</i> …


How to Hook Your Audience Within the First 60 Seconds

Start with the power your audience craves.<p>How you open and close your presentation decides everything.<p>Nothing matters more for effectiveness.<p>The internet is full of great ideas for how to open and how to close speeches. You'll be ahead of most speakers if you can just avoid the most common …

Public Speaking

6 reasons this is the perfect thank-you email to send after a job interview

• The interview thank you email is a crucial part of getting the job you want.<br>• When you don't send a thank you email or letter after an interview, you …