Valery Fischer

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Trying Out a New Feed for my Chickens - Homesteading and Livestock

Trying Out a New Organic Feed for my Chickens<p>Our King Farm chicken adventure started out with a hatching at the Mother Earth News office. …

Farming

First Aid Techniques You Should Know for 8 Common Injuries

Need to brush up your first aid skills? Here, a basic guide to managing cuts, scrapes, sprains, and more common medical mishaps.<p>A Bloody Nose<p>A …

Red Cross

KQED

<i>Since the launch of the Common Core State Standards in 2010, I have placed a number of fairly standard writing assignments (DBQ’s, LEQ, and SAQ’s)</i> …

Teaching

How to Reference Journal Articles in APA Format

How do you create references for journal articles in APA format? If you need to write a psychology paper, then you are going to probably need to …

Psychology

I’m a TV Writer and Obama Staffer With Something in Common With Roseanne

ABC just canceled my show, too. But not because I’m a racist.<p>I was shocked when I got word that the TV show I wrote for on ABC was unexpectedly canceled. Sure, it had political undertones, but our writers’ room tried to relate to both sides of America’s fractured identity. I should clarify: I wrote …

Roseanne Barr

The Ethics of Climbing Everest: Double Amputee Xia Boyu’s Feat Fuels Debates About Who Belongs on the Roof of the World

On Apr. 2, the Chinese climber Xia Boyu stood at the entrance of a Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu, awaiting his turn for a blessing. For the throngs …

Mountaineering

14 YouTube Channels You Need To Know If You Want To Work Out For Free

Everything you need if you want to get fit but don't want to spend money, leave your house, or put on a sports bra.

6 Skills Your Discipline Should be Teaching Your 4-Year-Old

While it's important to make sure your 4-year-old knows some academic skills, like his ABCs, it's even more important to make sure he has other …

Teaching

Which cities face most, least air pollution according to new WHO data

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills 7 million people each year, according to a new study from the World Health Organization.<p>The study is an analysis of what the WHO says is the world's most comprehensive database on ambient …

The Perks of a Play-in-the-Mud Educational Philosophy

When did America decide preschool should be in a classroom?<p>Most American kids don’t spend large chunks of their day catching salamanders and poking sticks into piles of fox poop. In a nation moving toward greater standardization of its public-education system, programs centered around getting kids …

Education

The free and easy way to help kids develop language skills, according to MIT research

By the age of three, wealthy children hear 30 million more words than their poor counterparts, according to a landmark 1995 study (pdf) by researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley. The “30 million word gap” has since become shorthand for the gaping inequalities between high and low-income children. …

Rainbow Glitter Salt Dough

Here’s a simple recipe for rainbow glitter salt dough for making coloured models to harden and keep! There are so many ways to play with this …

Babies Who Get More Cuddles Seem to Have Their Genetics Changed For Years Afterwards

Touch can be powerful.<p>The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved.<p>A 2017 study …

What Happens When Teachers Take Creative Risks?

I sit at the Starbucks, staring at the blinking cursor daring me to write another line. Fears swirl through my brain. What if this doesn’t work? Will …

Creativity

Easy Home Mason Jar Soil Test

Grow. Food. Anywhere. (Hardie Grant, 2018) <i>by Mat Pember and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon goes through every fruit and veggie you can think of, giving you</i> …

Gardening

Chapter 1: Physical, Neuropsychological, & Behavioral Manifestations of Children with FASD – Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

This chapter describes the various phenotypes (what we see) in children exposed prenatally to alcohol. The phenotypes include physical abnormalities …

The Ultimate Appalachian Trail Packing List

Snowstorms, weeks of rain, humid mid-Atlantic summers: Your gear goes through a lot on a thru-hike of the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail. The rocky, …

Backpacking

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

Writing

How to plan the perfect trip to Sequoia National Park

<b>(CNN) —</b> Quick -- what's the largest living thing in the world? And, no, we're not counting organisms like that 2-mile-wide fungus colony in eastern Oregon .<p>The honor goes to the giant sequoia -- the "god of the woods" to conservationist John Muir -- and the best place to see it is in Sequoia …

National Parks

Take a Star-Studded River Rafting Trip Through the Grand Canyon

Officially on the bucket list: Rafting down the Grand Canyon and camping out on its rocky banks under a night sky illuminated by the Milky …

Grand Canyon

Madeleine L’Engle’s Christianity was vital to A Wrinkle in Time

The new Disney movie has excised L’Engle’s faith.<p>This week, an adaptation of one of the most banned children’s books of all time, Madeleine L’Engle’s <i>A</i> <i>Wrinkle in Time,</i> will hit movie theaters nationwide. The story follows Meg Murry, a moody but brilliant young girl who travels to another planet …

Carl Sagan’s “Baloney Detection Kit”: A Toolkit That Can Help You Scientifically Separate Sense from Nonsense

It's probably no stretch to say that mass disinformation campaigns and rampant anti-intellectualism will constitute an increasing amount of our …

Critical Thinking

Composting with worms: how to get started, and why it could spark an urban gardening revolution

Here’s a confession: for the past four or so years, all of my food waste has gone to landfill. I know, it’s a near-criminal admission to make as a gardener, especially one who made use of the compost turned by other, more selfless souls on my previous housing estate. But the problem was that …

Gardening

Do blind people see in their dreams?

Just as in their waking hours, blind people experience more sounds and smells in their dreams.<p>People who are born blind, or become blind early in …

Buckinghamshire

10 Healing Plants Which Were Used By The Native Americans To Treat Anything From Joint Pain To Cancer For Centuries

More and more people are ditching the traditional medicine and its chemically produced medications and look for natural remedies to every medical …

School Pulled Two American Classics Because the Language Made Students 'Uncomfortable'

Students in Duluth, Minnesota, will no longer be required to read Harper Lee's “To Kill a Mockingbird” or Mark Twain's “The Adventures of Huckleberry …

Mark Twain

Swedish fitness trend of 'plogging' is amazingly awesome

<b>Leave it to the Swedes to combine physical fitness with PICKING UP LITTER!</b><p>If Christopher Guest and crew were to make a mockumentary, a la Spinal Tap, …

This is what your Myers-Briggs personality type says about your bedtime habits

Ah, sleep. Everyone’s favorite pastime. You know what else everyone loves? Analyzing their life choices based on their Myers-Briggs personality type. …

Psychology

Use of sand vests to calm children with ADHD sparks concern

German schools are increasingly asking unruly and hyperactive children to wear heavy sand-filled vests in an effort to calm them and keep them on their seats, despite the misgivings of some parents and psychiatrists.<p>The controversial sand vests weigh between 1.2 and six kilograms (2.7 – 13Ib) and …

Autism

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every DIYer.<p>If you don't yet own one, this guide explains ways …

Arduino