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Banned Mexican-American Studies Curriculum Boosted Student Achievement: Study

The Mexican-American Studies curriculum in Tucson public schools banned by the conservative-dominated Arizona legislature helped boost student achievement and offers a promising approach to bridge the achievement gap between Hispanic and white students, a new study says.<p>The study, published in the …

Message in a Bottle Sent From Sweden by Three Kids in 1992 Is Returned From Panama 22 Years Later

photo via Erik Runestam<p>Back in 1992, Swedish siblings Erik (then six years old) and Lina Runestam, and childhood friend Christoffer Högström made a …

Vegetarian Christmas Dinner Alternatives: Veggie Wellington, Pan-Fried Sprouts, Christmas Pudding

For vegetarians, Christmas can be a bit of a nightmare.<p>Surrounded by turkeys, pigs in blankets and vegetables cooked in all kinds of fats, it's …

5 simple ways to organize your Google Drive

Google Drive is like your closet — you stash all your stuff there, but it's not exactly organized.<p>The storage service lets users save files like …

Caramelized Butternut Squash Wedges with a Sage Hazelnut Pesto

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Understand Your Body's Timetable

It's important to organize your day around your body's natural rhythms, says Carson Tate, founder and managing partner of management consultancy Working Simply. Tackle complex tasks when your energy's at its highest level. For many this may mean first thing in the morning, after you've rested and …

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20 Vegan Recipes for a Terrific Turkey-Free Thanksgiving

Whether you follow a vegan diet year-round or took on Beyonce’s challenge this month, let this collection of 20 plant-based recipes be your guide for planning an outstanding Thanksgiving meal. Featuring both hearty main courses and indulgent desserts, even your meat-eating guests will fawn over …

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Buddhist meditation

<b>Buddhist meditation</b> is the practice of meditation in Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy. It includes a variety of types of meditation.<p>Core meditation …

6 Surprising Signs Meditation Is Working For You

Starting a meditation practice brings about profound inner changes — calmness, silence, purpose and equanimity — but many of these take place quietly …

Pirates of the Caribbean Coast - Puerto Lindo & Portobelo, Panama

A snazzy new road means you can now travel from Panama City to the Caribbean Coast in two hours. This easy access has brought renewed talk of …

Is Panama City The Next Riviera Maya?

<i>Photo: Shutterstock</i><p><b>LAY OF THE LAND</b><br>It’s a five-hour direct flight from New York City to Panama City, a home base from which to explore a handful of beach locales and the inland jungle. Don’t forgo the charms of Panama City’s <b>Casco Viejo</b> though: It looks like a mix between Havana and New Orleans and …

Diablos y Congos Festival - Portobelo, Panama

Thousands of Africans were brought to Panama’s Caribbean Coast where they were sold as slaves and sent to work in other parts of Central America. …

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How To Make A Vegetarian Fried Rice From Last Night's Leftovers

If you have leftover rice and a refrigerator with some things in it, a delicious fried rice can be yours.<p>This smart and simple recipe comes from our friend over at The Wicked Noodle. She stresses that you don't really need any recipe to whip this up -- just three to four cups of leftover rice, two …

How To Make Spice-Infused Mulled Wine– It’s So Easy With This Recipe!

If you’re looking for a little *extra* holiday cheer, look no further than this delicious mulled wine! Warm, spiced wine is very popular in different …