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A former Google exec just raised $100 million to transform the way we teach kids

Ventilla should know: His previous job title was head of personalization at Google, where he helped build Google+ and other products that make the internet feel more personal.<p>His latest venture aims to transform the outdated, early-1900s model of elementary education for the Digital Age. Teachers …

Green DIY: Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden That Takes up Little Space - Cretíque

With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and shaping it for warmer seasons ahead. But there are …

How Do You Talk to Kids About God?

Talking openly with children about sensitive subjects is hard. It always has been. In my parents’ generation, the three-letter taboo was S-E-X. My …

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29 Boredom Busters Your Kids Will Actually Love

Because you refuse to hear the b-word.

How A Google Science Fair Winner Is Using Minecraft To Inspire Kids To Become Inventors

Shree Bose is already a prolific innovator, and she’s not even done with college yet. Now she wants to inspire more kids to follow in her footsteps.<p>Shree Bose is still a student at Harvard University, but she’s already accomplished more than many people do in their entire professional lives. At age …

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Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

Raising Spiritually-Full Children Without a Specific Religion

My husband and I have made no secret about our Agnosticism. We are both former Catholics who spent some time considering our own religious paths independently, only to come to similar conclusions around the time we met in college. Our beliefs are pretty simple in that we refuse to define them. We …

Shocking Photos Show How Polluted China's Water Has Become

Officials in Wenzhou are still trying to find the cause of the water and air pollution, but Yixiu Wu, who tracks water-pollution issues for Greenpeace, told Voice of America, "I think the water-pollution problem, it's no longer a remote problem, only in the countryside," he said. "It's affecting …