Ammy Christenson

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Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

5 daily 20-minute habits that will make you a happier person

Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person, there is consistency in actions you can take to increase your happiness.<p>In the guest post below from my friend and colleague Neil Pasricha, he shares 5 simple but powerful actions you can take to get started right now.<p>Neil is the …


How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

The Brain

You Asked: Is It Bad to Be Inside All Day?

Shelter is a basic human need. But staying indoors all day may fuel anxiety, insomnia and that too-familiar sense that humans just aren’t meant to …

16 Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Stuffed Zucchini Boat Recipes

Move over, spiralized comfort foods ; there’s more than one way to turn your favorite dishes low carb and gluten-free. All aboard the zucchini train — err, zucchini boat. Once you halve a zucchini and scoop out the seeds, it’s the perfect vessel for makeshift tacos, pizza or even burgers. As an …

Classic Super Nintendo Games Will Be Playable On New Nintendo 3DS

If you are thinking of purchasing the New Nintendo 3DS you are going to be pleased to know that Nintendo has today confirmed that a number of Super …

7 Interview Questions For Measuring Emotional Intelligence

The traditional interview model helps you probe someone’s past experience, not their style of thinking.<p>Emotional intelligence involves self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. In other words, it’s a complicated amalgam that hiring managers have a hard time testing …

Crayons That Teach Children the Periodic Table

Learn outside the lines: Chemistry lessons have never been so colorful

The 50 Children's Books That Should Be in Every Family Library

The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).<p>The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).

How Monster Hunter finally found success in the United States

Monster Hunter hasn’t always been a success in the United States.<p>Worldwide, it’s another story. Capcom’s Monster Hunter series has sold 35 million copies worldwide as of December, making it bigger sales-wise than Mega Man and just shy of Street Fighter, two of the publisher’s best-selling video …

Support staff doing teachers' work, says union

<b>Teacher shortages mean classroom support staff are doing work normally done by qualified teachers, suggests a survey of union members.</b><p>Some two-thirds of almost 700 classroom supervisors who responded felt they did the work of supply teachers, says the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.<p>"This can …

Ten Books for Teaching Kids the Importance of “Taking Care of Others” by Laura Weakland

Every Thursday, teachers across our building read aloud a picture book to their students with themes of “taking care of ourselves, each other, and …


The 4 Most Important Things to Say to the People You Love

Forgiveness is a fundamental concept in most religions, but it does not get much attention in modern discussions of manners, morals, ethics or parenting.<p>According to Christine Carter, Kids in the House Sociologist and Happiness Expert, forgiveness is one of the most important factors in long-term, …

Secret Teacher: parents, stop undermining us in front of your children

We want your children to succeed as much as you do. When you undercut us, it not only upsets us but we have to work even harder to regain students’ respect<p>I left school crying recently after parents’ evening. But it wasn’t a student who reduced me to tears – it was her mother.<p>I had just finished …

What we're learning about the teenage brain

Adolescence is full of emotional roller coasters, non-stop drama, self-hating, self-loathing, and a hearty dose of self-aggrandizement.<p>But adolescents can do things that change the world — if we arm them with the right tools.<p>Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook before he was even 20. Taylor Swift left …

The Science Love Song

The Teenage Brain Explained

10 Books That Will Kick-Start Your Creativity

Even the most crafty and creative types get stuck every once in a while. And when that block comes, sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to get you back on track with whatever your creative passion is. Whether you’re a baker or an illustrator, or something in between, these 10 inspiring …

What is Alzheimer's disease? - Ivan Seah Yu Jun

How does your brain respond to pain? - Karen D. Davis

The chemistry of cookies - Stephanie Warren

The loathsome, lethal mosquito - Rose Eveleth

A census of the ocean - Paul Snelgrove

Ancient wonders captured in 3D - Ben Kacyra

Exploring other dimensions - Alex Rosenthal and George Zaidan

Gaming for understanding - Brenda Brathwaite

The Arctic vs. the Antarctic - Camille Seaman

What is déjà vu? What is déjà vu? - Michael Molina