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Oprah's Basic Tomato Soup

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped<br>• 2 medium ribs celery, finely chopped<br>• 1 large carrot, finely chopped<br>• 6 medium fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces<br>• Salt<br>• 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped<br>• 1/4 cup tomato paste<br>• 6 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped<br>• 3 cups …

Spices

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes Put a Twist on a Breakfast Classic

Relationship-ending "are you a pancake or waffle person" debates notwithstanding, it's fair to say people love a good pancake. In fact, this guy …

20 Books to Read Before They Become Movies

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books — fiction and nonfiction — into films, some of which you may already be familiar with. If you want to prepare yourself for the …

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed

For more than three hundred years during the Late Bronze Age, from about 1500 BC to 1200 BC, the Mediterranean region played host to a complex …

Ancient History

10 Little-Known Facts About Ancient Rome

For centuries, Rome ruled the world. The ultimate superpower, the Roman Empire united the world in ways never seen before or since. However, while we …

The Addition Of One Ingredient Makes These Cookies Seriously Addicting

Zesty Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies<p>Save<p>It’s impossible to not like cookies, right? That’s how it seems whenever we’re faced with a cookie, regardless of …

UPDATE: How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?

<i>By: Dr. Alan Christianson</i><p>By now you've heard your body needs vitamin D to be at its best. Feel free to read HERE to learn more about its many benefits, like lowering risks of:<p>Mortality (death)<br>• Cancer<br>• Heart disease<br>• Dementia<br>• Asthma<br>• Infections<br>• Obesity<p>There has been plenty of focus on the dangers of getting …

Vitamin D

An Open Letter To Donald Trump, Jr.: You Are Wrong About Teachers

Dear Donald Trump Jr.,<p>I had the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night in the background while I was preparing for my classes this upcoming school year, as I have done most days and nights this summer. I am a Latin teacher at a public school in Winchester, Virginia. In other words, I work …

Donald Trump

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.According a study published in the American College …

Exercise

Recipe: Americano con Crema

Add a hint of sweet orange and cold foamed milk to this frothy favorite.<p>Elevate the classic Americano with orange syrup, frothy milk, and a …

One Pot Pasta with Sausage and Spinach Recipe - Great Ideas : People.com

<b>One-Pot Sausage and Spinach Spaghetti</b><br>1 lb. uncooked spaghetti<br>1 (12.8-oz.) package cooked spicy Italian sausage, thinly sliced<br>1 large onion, thinly …

Teachers: The Most Valuable Human Resource

This is a strange time for teachers.<p>A few years ago in my home state of Alabama, a state senator suggested that raising teacher pay would violate biblical principle. Fast forward to today and Democrats and Republicans have found something they can at least temporarily agree on.<p>The second cost of …

Education
Education

Articles about luxurious apartment greenwich village only 520 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

A designer of grand homes packs all the essentials—and more—into a Manhattan studio of his own.<p>Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over …

Greenwich Village

Does Georgia now have a teacher evaluation system only a sadist could love?

This is a lengthy account of Georgia's new teacher evaluation system by a teacher in a Georgia school system. Rated as highly effective in the past, …

The New Year's Resolution Every Teacher Should Make

In a week, we'll see tons of prominent store displays and ads stacked with weight loss shakes, protein bars and supplement pills. That's because, year after year, losing weight and getting in shape are among the top New Year's resolutions. Inevitably, around February, many give up on that goal, …

Teaching

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could …

Mindfulness

This Workout Will Boost Your Energy Like a Boss | Women's Health

Exercise 1 Plank Row<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and get in a pushup position <b>(A)</b>. Brace your core and squeeze your glutes, then bend your left elbow to raise the weight to the side of your chest, keeping hips parallel to the floor <b>(B)</b>. Slowly lower back to start, then repeat on the other …

15 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Yoga can help you cope with stress and improve overall health and satisfaction with life. In a national survey, over 85 percent of people who did yoga reported that it helped them relieve stress. Exercise is a very useful way to relieve stress, but yoga is different from spinning class or a gym …

Yoga

A teacher perfectly explained what teachers do all day

In a speech at a Campaign for America's Future event, National Education Association president and teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia gave a rousing explanation for what the teaching profession entails.<p>After starting the speech by saying teachers needed to educate politicians on what the typical teacher …

Teaching

A student told me I 'couldn't understand because I was a white lady.' Here's what I did

Emily E. Smith is a fifth-grade social justice and English language arts teacher at Cunningham Elementary School in Austin. She was just awarded the …

Teaching

Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a Day

Might be that sitting with your legs crossed repeating stuff like "May all beings be free from suffering," is a little too far-out for you. I'm a</i> …

Hillary Clinton: Life Lessons From the Benghazi Testimony

Yesterday, when my daughters and I came home after school, I put on the live stream of Hillary Clinton testifying before the Benghazi hearings.<p>I'm not sure if they were 6, 7 or 8 hours into grilling Hillary Clinton yet, but at that particular moment, a Republican congressman was shouting at her. My …

Government

Massachusetts schools are failing minority students on key measures

Imagine if Massachusetts and Florida decided to swap school systems. While escorting your child into school, for that fast-approaching first day, you …

Public Schools to Teachers: Run Your Class on Fear or Get Fired

As part of a burgeoning new public school program called “No Nonsense Nurturing” teachers are required to wear earpieces. They’re reminded to be less …

Teaching

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

British Auschwitz survivor testifies at trial of Oskar Gröning

Ivor Perl, who arrived at Auschwitz aged 12, gives evidence in the trial of former SS guard known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz"<p>A British Holocaust survivor addressed one of his former oppressors on Tuesday, as he gave evidence in the trial of a former SS guard known as the <b>"bookkeeper of</b> …

Seven Perfect Days in Belize

I have been traveling to <b>Belize</b> every year for more than a decade and am already planning my next trip.<p>Why? As the only English-speaking country in Central America, as well as one of its smallest (it’s about the size of New Jersey), Belize is surprisingly easy to navigate. Local residents are …

Hidden Monuments Under Stonehenge Revealed by High-Tech Mapping

Underground images show a large complex of monuments and buildings used in rituals dating back thousands of years.<p><b>An astonishing complex of ancient monuments, buildings, and barrows has lain hidden and unsuspected beneath the Stonehenge area for thousands of years. Scientists discovered the site</b> …