Cynthia Vazquez

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Five alternative careers for teachers

Teacher Network,Career advice,Education,Australian education,US education,Schools,Teaching,Primary schools,Secondary schools,Work & careers,Teachers' workload,Work-life balance,Education,Guardian Careers<p>From working in a museum to corporate training, if you decide to leave teaching your skills …

Education

A Pharaoh Kept a Diary?

Akhenaten, a 14th-century BCE Egyptian Pharaoh, is considered by many to be the first monotheist in history.<p>Below is a translated entry from his recently discovered diary, originally scratched onto Egyptian reed with a delicate and decorative hand. The entry seems to suggest a minor defect …

Ancient History

Teachers Respond: Veteran Teachers Cry In Their Cars, Too

One in 10 teachers will quit by the end of their first year — and getting through October and November is especially tough. Having someone to support you along the way can help.<p>Turns out there's a toolkit to help — as we wrote about this week. Thousands chimed in on Facebook and Twitter, and in the …

Teaching

12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating (and Drinking!)

Try these natural ways to combat inflammation.<p>Most of us have searched for the 'diet' that will help us age with grace, prevent disease, lose weight, and optimize our overall health and wellness. But there could be a hidden problem that we are not addressing. A problem that could be causing …

We finally know what the villain of the next 'Star Wars' movie sounds like

We don't know much about the plot of "The Force Awakens" and we don't even know what most of the characters will sound like on screen.<p>That's starting to change.<p>Disney unveiled its new line of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" toys Friday.<p>One of the most intriguing new toys is a voice-changing mask …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

How Fox News Made My Dad Crazy

A new film produced by Golden Globe-winning actor Matthew Modine fires shots at Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and the right-wing media machine.<p>In a new …

Original short story: Calypso, by David Sedaris

The American broadcaster and author spent most of last year on the road, catching up with family, doing book signings – and allowing strangers to perform minor surgery on him<p>The surgeon took an ultrasound of my fatty tumour and said that he could remove it the following week<p>Related: Original short …

See Photos of Disneyland When It Opened in 1955

Caption from LIFE. Sleeping Beauty's castle in Fantasyland is overrun by children crossing drawbridge over moat. Inside,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Loomis Dean—The …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

California water wasters beware: #DroughtShaming on the rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pssst. Ready to water that beautiful lush lawn of yours? The one that's the envy of the entire neighborhood.<p>If you live in …

How to Convert a Recipe for Your Slow Cooker

We tweaked three of our popular recipes to be slow cooker-friendly.<p>Truth: You can cook a lot of stove-top stews or oven-braises in a slow cooker. But before you go to work, school, the gym, sleep, or whatever else you’d like to do for 8 hours, there are a few tips to keep in mind. We recently …

We get Huck Finn all wrong: Race, Mark Twain, children and myths of an American classic

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Our sense of comedy and seriousness in “Huck Finn” says more about America now than America in Mark Twain’s time<p>Andrew Levy<p>January 3, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Huck Finn’s America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece”<p>For anyone who wants to try to unravel the …

Talking About Life With the Chess Players of Union Square

VICE columnist and former competitive chess champion Giancarlo T. Roma talks to chess players in NYC's Union Square about life and the game.<p>Located on 14th Street in New York City, Union Square is one of the most diverse and hectic public spaces in a city known for being diverse and hectic. There's …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

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Family from the Mist

Project info<p>Mixing documentary and built -Mise en scène- techniques, Family from the mist is a photographic series about an indigenous family that lives deep into the Mexican mountains of Oaxaca.<br>A magical atmosphere is generated by the mist, this magic is also sustained by the presence of musical …

David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture

<b>David Foster Wallace (Hachette Book Group)</b><p>David Foster Wallace long ago warned about the cultural snark that now defines popular culture. It’s time to listen<p>Matt Ashby • Brendan Carroll<p>April 13, 2014 7:30pm (UTC)<p>Percy Shelley famously wrote that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the …

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Triggered Global Winter 66 Million Years Ago

Explosion that killed dinosaurs blanketed skies with ash and unleashed a global "impact winter."<p>The massive asteroid impact that ended the age of dinosaurs some 66 million years ago triggered a decades-long, deadly, global "impact winter," an analysis of ancient sediment confirmed on Monday. …

International Relations in the Ancient and Modern Worlds

Changing Planet<p>The Dialogue of Civilizations conference sets out to examine the origins, developments, interactions, and declines of five great ancient civilizations and see what lessons can be drawn for civilizations today.<p>The inaugural event was held in 2013 in Guatemala with this year’s taking …

Best Photo Yet of an Exoplanet

Changing Planet<p>This artist’s impression shows what the planet inside the disk of Beta Pictoris may look like. Only 12 million years old, or less than three-thousandths of the age of the sun, Beta Pictoris is 75 percent more massive than our parent star. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada<p><b>While it may look like</b> …

In The Studio With Rodrigo Y Gabriela

A pair of former heavy metal guitarists who left Mexico for Ireland, Rodrigo y Gabriela developed an acoustic sound that has taken the duo from playing on the streets for change to some of the biggest stages on the festival circuit. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero joined NPR's Arun Rath in …

Dido Belle: the slave's daughter who lived in Georgian elegance

She wore the finest silks, lived in one of London's most desirable homes and studied in a library still regarded as one of the greatest achievements of the renowned 18th-century designer John Adam. Yet Dido Belle was the daughter of an unknown black slave woman so could not sit at the dinner table …

Elusive Whales Set New Record for Depth and Length of Dives Among Mammals

A new study of elusive Cuvier's beaked whales shows they can dive to nearly 10,000 feet (3,000 meters).<p>A new long-term study looking at the elusive Cuvier's beaked whale reveals the deepest and longest dives ever seen among mammals.<p>The new records indicate behavior that is much more varied and …

NASA Shares Gorgeous Gallery of Cosmic Imagery Ahead of Cosmos Premier

Tonight, at 9pm EST, more than 70 nations will broadcast the first episode in the 13-part remake of the show Cosmos. It will be the biggest launch …