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Gorgeous Palette Knife Paintings of Flowers by Carmelo Blandino

Most of the time, fine artist Carmelo Blandino uses oil on canvas to create beautifully detailed paintings of flowers. His <i>Single Flower Series</i> explored the delicate beauty of individual flowers while his more recent flower series takes on a more messy approach. How and why did he completely switch …

Art

Hey-Yup! Double Time!

Spread the Cute:<p>Atten-SHUN! Now listen up, private, and listen good! When I say you’re going on a march with full pack, I mean <i>today</i>, not next week! …

This Is Where Perseverance Lives In The Brain

By Laura Poppick, Staff Writer<p>Published: 12/05/2013 03:45 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A person's willingness to push through hard times and overcome obstacles may come from a small network of neurons near the center of the brain, according to a new study.<p>The network is located deep inside the front of the …

Best in Show: Our Favorites From the 2013 L.A. Auto Show

What was once a relatively small-potatoes event on the international auto show circuit now plays host to a number of major debuts, and we were on the scene at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show to comprehensively cover all the new sheetmetal. This year, a wide array of concept and production vehicles …

The New Classroom: A Vessel for Innovation

When people walk into my classroom -- renamed The Hive Society -- they aren't quite sure what they've entered. There are no textbooks, there is not one single desk, there are no stock motivational posters with children in neon eighties garb, no signs telling students to turn off their voices. …

Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning

This time around, I wanted to be better about giving students more resources to help them integrate their quotations. In the spirit of backward …

Education Technology

Educational Hash Tags

<b><br>#ascd<br>#asechat<br>#Asiaelt<br>#askkids<br>#askrc<br>#aspergers<br>#assessment<br>#assistivetech<br>#astronomy<br>#ATchat<br>#ATpeeps<br>#atpick<br>#atplc<br>#atrisk<br>#Augcomm<br>#augmentedreality<br>#ausedchat</b> …

Twitter Is My Teacher Superpower: 5 Steps to Make it Yours

While I can come up with new and innovative ideas inside my classroom, I can gain so much more from sharing and collecting ideas on Twitter (known jokingly as #ideabandits). This movement of becoming a connected educator is known as creating a Professional (or Personal) Learning Network, known as a …

With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class?

“We have a new problem forthcoming and that is our devices that once were just an entertainment tool are also becoming our educational and work …

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

In fact, the business world has a lot to learn from educators: what motivates people, how to inspire people to perform well. But educators can also …

Choice Equals Power: How to Motivate Students to Learn

“Clearly the more power students have, the better, assuming they are in a position to use it and they have good judgment when they use it,” Ferlazzo …

Go nuts! A handful a day may help you live longer, docs say

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but if you want to live longer, a handful of nuts may be a better bet, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The biggest study yet into whether nuts can add years to your life shows that people who ate nuts every day were 20 percent less likely to die from heart …

Holistic Medicine

Lots of Lambs

(YouTube link)<p>If you've been having a bad day and are tempted to think the world's gone to hell in a hand basket, take five minutes to watch these …

Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

The inspiration for a bike build can come from the most unlikely of sources. In the case of this most unusual BMW sprint bike, it was a vintage M&H Racemaster drag tire.<p>The tire belonged to the amiable Séb Lorentz of the Lucky Cat Garage, a familiar face on the European custom show circuit. While …

Superbikes

A Kangaroo And Wombat Form An Absolutely Adorable Friendship

Some of the best friendships are the product of the most unlikely pairings. Case in point? The union of Peggy the wombat and Anzac the kangaroo. …

The only Jaguar ever to hold a land-speed record gets a $900,000 facelift http://bit.ly/14GYbf3

Winners of the International Fine Art Photography Competition 2013

Ready to see a selection of today's best fine art photography? The International Fine Art Photography Competition (Grand Prix de la Dcouverte) has just announced its 2013 winners. Each year, the competition invites emerging and mid-career photographers from around the world to enter their finest …

Art Photography

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Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Go behind the scenes at the Hot Wheels design studio

Working at <i>Autoblog</i> is really a cool gig, but without question, working at the Hot Wheels Design Studio is cooler. Based at Mattel's headquarters, in El Segundo, CA - which is a bonus in and of itself for this Detroit-based writer - Hot Wheels is probably what every automotive designer thought …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

Birds

Louis C.K. Comes Clean

He doesn't want to do the cat story. "It fills time, that's all it does," says Louis C.K., staring down his toughest audience in a dressing-room …

Taking a Relationship-Centered Approach to Education

Commentary<p>Let's play "what if" for a second.<p>What if schools used real-world scenarios to teach? What if learning were tied to complex …

KQED

The following is an excerpt from <i>Learning to BREATHE: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents to Cultivate Emotion Regulation, Attention, and</i> …

'Growth Mindset' Gaining Traction as School Improvement Strategy

It's one thing to say all students can learn, but making them believe it—and do it—can require a 180-degree shift in students' and teachers' sense of …