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'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

Las Vegas to Arizona: It May Just Be the Best American Road Trip

Crested buttes, spiritual Navajo lands and even an ostrich.

National Parks

10 tough questions we get asked

Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2018 Annual Letter.

Computer Science

Long-Term Health Comes Down To Two Main Habits, Says Researcher

In the ongoing search for health and longevity, researchers have looked to parts of the world where people live the longest—the “blue zones,” which include Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Icaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. In these places people tend to live …

Holistic Medicine

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

Nutrition
Renewable Energy

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

Spirituality

International tipping guide: When to tip abroad

If you’re confused about who, when and how much to tip when traveling internationally, you’re not alone. Sixty percent of Americans say they always …

Schools Are Changing How They Fight for More Funding -- and It's Working

This fall, schools and other education advocates won a victory in Pennsylvania when the state Supreme Court reinstated a lawsuit claiming that the …

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation<p>Los Angeles, California, 5 December<p>“You got a choice to make, man. You could go …

Human Rights

2017 Education Research Highlights

Practice Testing, Planning Top List of Effective Studying Strategies<p>Students often overestimate how prepared they are for a test, which can lead to …

Teaching

1 Simple Practice That Could Save Your Marriage (or at least make it better)

By SONJA<p>104shares<br>• Facebook<br>• Google+<p>One of the most underutilized practices that hold the potential to improve the quality of your intimate relationships …

Top 12 Cancer-Fighting Foods - Dr. Axe

Cancer is recognized worldwide to be a major health problem affecting millions of people each year. More than 1 million people in the United States …

5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting

The best discussions keep everyone active, either by sharing or thinking. Even those students who rarely, if ever, contribute can still participate …

How one California school district is leading the way on new science standards

Torrance Unified has trained nearly all its teachers and introduced Next Generation Science Standards to all 24,000 students

Education

The secrets to a truly restorative vacation

<i>Jason Travis</i><p>Research-backed advice for what you need to do on your holiday break (and how long you should do it for)<p>Most of us assume that the best …

Happiness

15 Foods that Force Cancer Death, Remove Toxins, and Relentlessly Hunt Free Radicals

<i>by Elisha of</i> <i>My Health Maven</i><p>Research over the past decade has shown without a doubt, that what you eat has a profound effect on your overall health. …

Top Nutrient-Dense Foods & Their Benefits

According to the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, “nutrient-dense foods” are foods that provide a …

Nutrition

A New Recipe for School Design

By Dr. César A. Cruz<i>Dr. César A. Cruz is one of TNTP’s 2016 Bridge Fellows, and the founder of Homies Empowerment, an Oakland, California-based</i> …

Selling

A 7th Grade Teacher’s Shift to Flexible Seating

In response to this observation, I started researching classroom design, and then approached my building principal to outline my vision for flexible …

Smart Strategies for Student Success

A favorite way to teach this skill is by modeling self-explanation aloud across contexts in the classroom. For example, when working at the board in …

Bringing Authors Into Your Classroom

A Writer’s Life<p>As the school librarian and a teacher who is keenly interested in literacy, I want my students to think of themselves as writers. Real …

(Star)bursts of Genetics and Evolution!

This past month in my new role as the SBC Operations Manager, I’ve been working with Emily Schoerning and our Science Booster Club leaders around the …

So You Want to Build a Classroom Escape Room Lesson

When I first saw an idea to create a classroom escape room, I knew I had to make it happen. It looked like so much fun—my students would love it.<p>Now, …

Harvard Professor Explains What Happens To Your Body When You Meditate Every Day

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness … Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard …

Students
Students

10 Communication Secrets Of Great Leaders

It is simply impossible to become a great leader without being a great communicator. I hope you noticed the previous sentence didn’t refer to being a great talker – big difference. The key to becoming a skillful communicator is rarely found in what has been taught in the world of academia. From our …

New Teachers: Classroom-Management Fundamentals

• Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems: Reflect on some of the potential reasons behind student misbehavior. (Edutopia, 2015)<br>• The Power of Keeping …

Teaching