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15 Useful Sites To Master Drawing With Fun

Drawing is producing a picture by making lines and marks, especially with a pen, pencil, and paper. What is drawing when there is no fun, enjoyment, …

The best lessons from 'Art of War,' a book Evan Spiegel bought Snapchat employees when he felt threatened by Facebook

According to a Forbes interview with Spiegel, Zuckerberg had said Facebook was working on an app that sounded a lot like Snapchat, Poke, and that the app would be launching soon.<p>'It was basically like, 'We're going to crush you,'" Spiegel told Forbes' J.J. Colao.<p>Spiegel quickly purchased a book, …

Facts do not matter: The depressing science that explains vaccine trutherism

Eye-opening new research reveals we’re predisposed to ignore truths that contradict our most cherished beliefs<p>“There was a scientific study that showed vaccines cause autism.”<p>“Actually, the researcher in that study lost his medical license, and overwhelming research since then has shown no link …

Adolescents Are Prone to Love Addiction

<i>By Amy Broadway, researcher at the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research</i><p>Adolescence spans from roughly age twelve to as late as twenty-five, with …

7 Steps to Free Your Child from Anxiety

I had my share of panic attacks as a kid.<p>Especially over schoolwork.<p>I was dead sure, absolutely positive, that I would never ever be able to complete …

Parenting

Free Pattern Feature: 1 Hour Sewing Projects!

With a baby at home, I always appreciate a sewing project I can start and finish during my son’s nap time. These 1-hour sewing projects include quick …

Some Very Good Chrome Tools to Annotate and Edit PDFs

March 4, 2015<br>PDFs (portable document formats) are probably the most popular document format we use in our daily work as teachers and educators. As …

7 Charities Looking for Yarn Crafters

There are people who love to knit and crochet, but produce more sweaters, blankets, caps, and mittens than their friends and families can use. Yarn …

A Brief History Of User Experience Design

Look to the past, whether 1430 or 1930, for clues as to where user experiences are heading.<p>Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first impression as you walked in? Were you asked to wait until …

7 Fun and Easy DIY Spy Projects To Turn You Into 007

Maybe you’ve always dreamed of being a CIA operative. Or maybe you’re really into into 007. But whatever the reason, you’ve always had a thing for spies and those high-tech toys they have up their sleeves.<p>Well, now you don’t need all that formal training, not to mention all that danger. You can be …

A GARDEN IN A BASKET

<i>Website Contents:</i><p><b>Welcome To Our "Survival Foods<br>& Their Preparation" Section</b><p><b>This article came from the 39th (May/June 1976) issue of The Mother Earth</b> …

Common Words We Use That Hurt Others

Everyday conversation is essential to several aspects of life such as maintaining relationships (business and personal), building trust and …

How to learn a foreign language on a budget

While the benefits that come from learning a second language may in theory be priceless, many are put off by visions of shelling out huge amounts on expensive resources, tuition or immersion courses. The good news is that is it actually possible to learn on a budget. Here are a few tips for …

Language Learning

Three Quarters Of Male Students 'Struggle To Believe Their Friends Have Mental Health Problems'

More than three quarters of male students struggle to believe their friends have mental health problems, while psychiatrists have raised concerns lad …

America’s “visiting professor” scam: How colleges are watering down higher education

More and more educators are being pigeonholed into temporary positions that hurt both institutions and students<p>After more than two years of teaching at an elite liberal arts college, at a recent off-campus meeting, I introduced myself to a new colleague: “I’m Rachel Leventhal-Weiner and I’m a …

The price of mental health: ‘therapy is not a magic wand’

<i>This is one of seven interviews with young professionals about their experiences with therapy and its costs. Read the rest here.</i><p>When she was in high school, Jenn asked her parents for something that not many teenagers want: weekly trips to therapy.<p>She had been struggling with depression and …

Mental Health

Resume Etiquette: Do’s & Don’ts for a Modern Resume

The way you craft your resume spells the difference in your job hunt. Be aware of the important DOs and DON'Ts you must consider.

The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary

<b>The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary</b>by <b>Steve Wheeler</b>, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of EducationThis is number 7 in my blog series on major …

Why do politicians speak the way they do?

<b>Election mania is just around the corner, with politicians making their pitches for the public's votes. What are the techniques they use to try and snare people's attention, asks David Stenhouse.</b><p>Rhyme and Repeat<p>"If you don't want the time, don't do the crime," the-then Home Secretary Michael Howard …

Is there any science behind the lack of women in science?

Just 13 per cent of science, tech, engineering and maths workers are women. Jennifer Rigby explores whether this is down to old fashioned sexism or scientific differences in our brains<p>"I'm cautious...it's crazy...we're walking on eggshells."<p>These aren't the kinds of comments you normally hear from …

Cambridge University

Mindful Speech

In Los Angeles there is a certain elasticity to the concept known elsewhere as "truth." Ever since the Gold Rush people show up late to most meetings, shrug their shoulders in ersatz disbelief, and say, "Traffic."<p>"Traffic, can you believe it??? I mean, who woulda thunk... in a city of 10 million …

What goes on in teachers' brains as they help students to learn

Humans spend an enormous amount of time and effort thinking about other people. Like primates, birds and even ants, we often learn skills and …

Your subconscious is smarter than you might think

We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds.<p>It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking …

Consciousness

This is what happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and …

Neuroscience

30 Simple Habits To Help You Work Well With Others

The phrase “Must work well with others” is so commonly found on job descriptions for open positions that it gets ignored almost completely. And yet it’s not simply text placed there to fill space, nor is it an empty request–it’s a threat. If you don’t work well with others, you’re going to get …

Self-help

10 Things You Should Give Up To Boost Happiness

OK, don't read this article about passive-aggressive behaviour. Honestly, it's fine

It was Valentine’s Day recently, a fraught time for anyone in a relationship. Perhaps the gift you got your partner was obviously a last minute purchase from a petrol station? Or maybe you ignored Valentine’s Day because you both agreed it’s stupid, only your partner didn’t <i>quite</i> mean it?<p>Whatever …

Psychology

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

<b>Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning …

Teaching

How teachers are taught to discipline a classroom might not be the best way

The national review of teacher education, released last week, emphasised that teaching graduates need to enter the classroom with practical skills …

Pedagogy

Anne R. Allen's Blog: Should You "Send Out" that First Novel? 9 Things to Consider First

If "sending it out there" means querying agents and publishers, she was hearing some bad advice.<p>And if "sending it out there" means self-publishing, …