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The 10 best new web design tools in January

In need of a little web design inspiration? Or maybe you need help with how to start a blog? As the complexity of building a website continues to …

Web Design

The 8 'lost lessons' Challenger astronaut Christa McAuliffe was supposed to teach in space

One of those seven astronauts was Christa McAuliffe. Set to become the first teacher in space, McAuliffe had a whole lesson plan ready to teach the world in 1986.<p>Millions of kids would have tuned in for the live and taped lessons from space, but they never had the chance.<p>NASA released McAuliffe's …

Space Exploration

3 Powerful Tips to Help You Read 100 Books This Year | Inc.com

What's the secret to thinking like a CEO? According to Jessica Mah, co-founder of InDinero, it's simple -- just read 100 books a year. She's not the only one insisting that, if you want to be super successful, you need to read more. Business greats like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have said much …

Books

Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom

Millions of children are already playing Minecraft at home, whether on computers, consoles or mobile devices. Now the game’s parent company Microsoft wants to encourage more teachers to use it in the classroom.<p>Microsoft, which bought the game’s developer Mojang for $2.5bn in 2014, has launched a …

Minecraft

How to make perfect pizza at home

Xanthe Clay reveals the secrets to getting a crispy base for your pizza<p>Crisp, chewy crust, puffy edge, and fresh toppings all hot from the oven: nothing is better, or more universally popular than a good pizza. And simple too – it’s just bread with some bits and bobs on top, after all. So why is it …

14 New Free Fonts for Designers

The Font you choose for your website, app or print design can affect user experience, so select best and user-friendly typefaces. Today’s I’m going …

Typography

7 iPad Accessories Every Teacher Should Know about

July 1, 2015<br>iPad is becoming a ubiquitous device in today’s classrooms. More and more teachers are using them in their everyday instruction. From …

The Three Worst Programming Languages

The Demons Three of Programming<p>The Web has spoken. The three absolute worst, major programming languages are PHP, JavaScript, and C++ (in that …

We’re boring our kids in school: This easy reform will actually help them learn

Students have a rich world available to them to develop and train their minds. It’s not school — but it could be<p>In 1967, media critic Marshall McLuhan predicted that within two decades, technology would make school unrecognizable. “As it is now, the teacher has a ready-made audience,” he wrote. “He …

Education

The 50 All-Time Best Cake Recipes

Cake goes hand in hand with celebrations. Birthday cakes. Wedding cakes. Graduation cakes. From the sweet end to anniversaries, to the treat on holidays, there's something that feels truly special, in comparison to other desserts, about cake. It might be the amount of work that goes into some of …

Dessert

13 Problems Easily Solved With Tension Rods

Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, theyre super helpful around the house.<p>Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, they're super helpful around the house.

DIY Mug Design with Porcelain Paint Pen

There’s nothing like a blank canvas, or in this case, a blank mug to showcase your creative flair. I’m loving these simple monster doodles in black porcelain paint. You can get totally wild with this and use lots of color too. Porcelain paint can be found at your local craft and art supply stores. …

8 Cleaning Tricks for Keeping Your Kitchen Spotless

Tackle this much-used room's toughest spots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).<p>Tackle the tough spots on your countertops, floors, and pots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).

Comfort food without the calories: Hearty one-pan dishes you can enjoy without piling on the pounds

Whether it’s a rich, spicy curry or a creamy, indulgent pudding – most of us find it hard to resist comfort food.<p>Not surprisingly, it tends to be …

Bread

Is AR Killing the Love of Reading?

Over the past year, I have really taken it upon myself to immerse myself in the world of children's literature. I believe that in order to be the …

How to Get More Natural Smiles in Child Photography

A natural smile – the holy grail of child photography. A genuine, heartfelt smile is more than just turning up the corners of the mouth. A real smile …

I Ended My Abusive Relationship and Lost Almost Half of My Body Weight

During that time of my life, I found myself in a physically and verbally abusive relationship. I'd never felt so low before. And like a lot of people, I compulsively ate to cope with my emotions. When I was sad, stressed, or tired from sleepless nights, I would eat. It was a vicious cycle. By 2010, …

Fitness

BEFORE & AFTER: A Cluttered Room Refreshed...On A Budget!

A cluttered and crazy media room gets a calming refresh thanks to Lara Spencer, in her new book, Flea Market Fabulous<p>A cluttered and crazy media room gets a calming refresh thanks to Lara Spencer, in her new book, Flea Market Fabulous

A Wonderful Google Drive Tool to Insert Different Accents in Your Docs

March 3, 2015 <i><br>Easy Accents</i> is definitely a must have Google Docs add-on for students, teachers, educators and anyone else who write using different …

Education Technology

4 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

When it comes to photo-editing programs, one of the most popular among both amateur and professional photographers alike is Adobe Photoshop. While it …

Before War on ISIS, There Was America's Second Barbary War

Two hundred years ago, the U.S. declared war on an Islamic power enslaving its citizens and ransoming them for millions.<p>An Islamic state where …

World History

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Carnitas

Shares 3K<p>This <b>slow cooker salsa verde carnitas</b> is definitely a family favorite around here!<p>***If you love EASY and DELICIOUS meals that you can make …

15 Cleaning Tips We Learned In 2014

From the archives, we've pulled our favorite tips and tricks from the past year to help keep your New Year's resolutions in check.<p><b>1. Vacuum in both directions.</b> If you don't, you're likely to miss small pieces of dirt and dust that get trapped under the fibers of your carpet.<p>Looking for more …

See How Bold Neutrals Transformed This Old-Fashioned Kitchen

Our sister site County Living went interactive for this makeover, enlisting readers to vote on the details from the floor plan to the flooring and chronicling the entire experience as it unfolded.<p>Our sister site <i>County Living</i> went interactive for this makeover, enlisting readers to vote on the …

Self-awareness