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My Family Is Now the Typical American Family of Four. And It Sucks.

After five years of being a stay at home mom, my wife recently went back to work. The transition reminded us how great we had it.<p>I knew before my …

Parenting

Tone Every Inch of Your Body With These 100 Effective Bodyweight Moves

Here it is! The ultimate guide to the best bodyweight moves. Bookmark this for later so you can create your own workout by mixing and matching these badass moves, and watch your body transform. Maybe you want an all-butt workout with squats and lunges. Maybe you want to focus on toning your arms …

Workouts

A Google Executive Just Admitted a Frightening Truth About Its Search Engine. Here It Is in 5 Words

Well, this should make a few people think a little more.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You do it all the time, don't you?<p>You're at a restaurant, in a bar, on a train, or merely prostrate on the sofa when a question comes …

Step up: eight epic hikes of the world

Hiking is about more than exercise, pleasant scenery or getting from A to B; putting one foot in front of the other for hours, days or even weeks on end creates a special sense of connection to a place.<p>Lonely Planet’s new book, <i>Epic Hikes of the World</i>, contains 50 of the best routes suggested by our …

Hiking

It's Time to Rethink School Schedules, Report Says

Much of a teacher's day is devoted to instruction, with precious little time set aside for collaborating with colleagues, planning lessons or …

Here Are 17 Reasons Teachers Are Paid Too Much $$$

They get off at 3 every day.

8 of the Most Unique Walking Paths in the World

Once you’ve seen one walking trail you’ve seen ’em all? Not in these eight cases, where you’ll tramp on unusual surfaces and wander through some …

Hiking

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These are the happiest countries on earth, according to science.

Does it come as a surprise that the country that homes Santa Claus has been ranked the happiest country in the world?<p>The World Happiness Report was …

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

Can Students Learn Entirely on their Own?

Students are capable of learning and organizing themselves completely on their own if they have the freedom to explore, are engaged in authentic and …

10 Breathtaking Views in the Great Outdoors

It’s time to get inspiration for all of the beautiful places to visit across America. From magnificent falls in Yosemite National Park to …

These 10 beautiful hikes will transport you to another world

Don't forget your camera at home. Norway's best hikes lead to views akin to any description of paradise: cliffs rising from the ocean, waterfalls …

Andrew Coyne: Why the Liberals’ proposed tax changes are taking a pounding

A familiar mix of government incompetence and opposition shamelessness — together with a large dollop of special-interest shinola — have combined to …

Small Business

A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile.<p>“Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. …

Education

22 photos reveal the extreme ways kids get to school around the world

In the United States, the site of a yellow bus bouncing down the road is practically synonymous with school.<p>But in other parts of the world, the trek to school looks much different.<p>Some kids in the Philippines step through knee-deep rocky waters to get to class, while students in Japan pass Geiger …

Asia

26 stunning natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime

There may only be seven official natural wonders of the world, but there are plenty more breathtaking natural sights all over the globe worth …

National Parks

Teaching From a Textbook Makes My Class More Student-Centered

Most of my memories from middle and high school math involve using a textbook: "Turn to page 237 and complete problems 2-20 even."<p>This was not a …

Jason Isbell Slams 'Real Bad' Modern Country Music

Jason Isbell pulls no punches in a new interview, sounding off on a variety of topics including how little he cares for most contemporary country …

The smell of success

Karnail Sidhu has been an electrical engineer, a new immigrant and a farmhand. Now, Navneet Alang writes, he's an award-winning Okanagan winemaker – one who doesn't drink alcohol<p>Kalala Organic Estate Winery's 2012 Dostana cabernet sauvignon is a robust wine, with a strong tannic backbone. It's not …

Bruce Pardy: Meet the new ‘human rights’ — where you are forced by law to use ‘reasonable’ pronouns

When University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson posted his now notorious YouTube video spelling out his refusal to use non-gendered pronouns, …

Rights & Freedoms

17 of the world’s best cities for rock climbers

I’VE DONE all my climbing in BC, Idaho, and Utah, so I turned to the climbing community for inside tips. These are some favorite cities around the …

'I want to touch and feel': Online-only retailers open regular stores

Some of the most sophisticated, high-tech players in retail have decided the future of the business includes good old-fashioned bricks-and-mortar …

10 Breathtaking Photos of the World's Greatest Landscapes

National Geographic's new book, Greatest Landscapes, takes readers on a spectacular visual journey from one majestic view to the next.

Is sugar the world’s most popular drug? | Gary Taubes

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?<p>Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its …

Sugar

Duck Rings Advanced Portable Climbing Trainer (video)

Climbers that are looking for a handy and portable climbing trainer that can be taken almost anywhere, may be interested in the uniquely named Duck …