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The Burden On Black Teachers: 'I Don't Belong At Your Table'

Students need many things, from visionary principals to sharp pencils. Somewhere near the top of that list should be these two words:<p>Black teachers.<p>As of 2012, 16 percent of public school students were African-American, while just 7 percent of teachers were black. To make matters worse, according …

Teaching

Meditation Retreats? Please. Now It’s All About Floating In The Dark

Soaking in a tank of water is the latest wellness fad to take off with our exhausted, overworked, overconnected population.<p>Why not just take a long bath?<p>That was my biggest question as I readied to go “floating,” the latest wellness fad.<p>A flotation tank is a human-sized bathtub with a retractable …

Why First-Born Children Are Smarter, According to Science

New research points to how parents change over the years.<p>There's a lot of research out there surrounding the order in which children are born. Studies indicate that firstborns hold certain advantages; for example, firstborns tend to have a higher I.Q. than their siblings and generally earn more …

3 Things Only A Professional Shop Thrifter Will Understand

When one thinks about shopping, they usually think about shopping at the local mall for brand new clothes. Branded clothes, which cost a fortune! But …

Minimalism

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

Here’s the newest guide for learning about cognitive biases and debugging your brain.<p>The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this …

Comfort Zone: Katie Marble

I first discovered Katie Marble through the hashtag #thehappynow, which she manages alongside Elise Cahill (whom we featured earlier this year). …

Inspiration

Moonlighting: Starting and Managing a Creative Side Business

When taking the jump from employed with benefits to full-time freelancing, you always hear that there will be some long nights and work on the …

This Personality Trait Is the Single Largest Predictor of Success

We've already discussed lateness, sleep preferences, and anxiety as they relate to success and intelligence—but a new article from Business Insider …

Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

These are the coding skills you need to have if you want to build your own websites

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Mclek, ShutterStock With sites like Wordpress, SquareSpace, and Wix available to the public, it's never been easier to create and host …

Web Design

Why 2Do Is My New Favorite iOS Task Manager

There's only one thing I like more than switching todo apps: writing about it. On the surface, it surely seems like I've been doing a lot of both in the past year.<p>In reality, while I have been guilty of periodically changing the way I organize my tasks in the past – going as far as trying a …

Celebrate May Flowers: Spring Garden Mantle Display

Spring is the perfect time to embrace bright, bold colors, and this spring garden mantle display is a wonderful way to include those happy hued blooms in your decor!<p>If you’re planning a springtime celebration or just want to bring a bit of nature’s beauty indoors, a little bit of flower arranging …

Decorations

Sew Cute: Hula Hoop Tent Tutorial

Make a family-friendly DIY play tent that’s fit for a prince or princess with this cool hula hoop tent project!<p>Give your little ones the gift of bright smiles and hours of playtime fun with this sweet hula hoop tent tutorial that Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest shared on A Beautiful Mess.<p>It’s …

DIY

All Points Patchwork Project Excerpt: Making Templates for English Paper Piecing

All over the crafty internet right now, it seems like everyone is quilting. Hexagons, triangles, and all manor of fabric-fuelled geometry abound, and right at the center of all of that quilt-y goodness is the rise in popularity of English paper piecing! English paper piecing—EPP for short—is a …

Make a Pretty Woven Necklace with Beadwork

Try your hand at weaving with a fun small-scale project—make yourself a pretty woven necklace with beadwork!<p>You don’t need special equipment to pick up this new craft skill. Grab some cotton twine and a handful of beads in your favorite color, and you’ll have a unique piece of jewelry in no …

Kid Knits: Kitty Cat Headband

Looking for a purrrfect gift for the feline-loving kid in your life? Knit up a super-cute kitty cat headband!<p>Whether you’ve got a french knitter, a thread spool loom, or you just like to knit i-cord, this fun and kid-friendly headband is the perfect project for crafty parents or for keeping a …

Jeanne Tremel: Active Dreams and Contemplative Art

Jeanne Tremel, <i>untitled (160)</i>, watercolor, gouache and ink on paper, 11" x 10", 2015<p>A sculptor, painter and installation artist, Jeanne Tremel reveals that elusive space between visual perception and what the mind and body feels and experiences both consciously and unconsciously. It is hard to put …

Spot the difference: This update to a classic children’s book reimagines gender roles

Girls want dolls who can fight, and boys want a chance to bake. It’s clear that 1950s gender stereotypes just don’t do it for kids these days—something celebrated children’s book author and illustrator Richard Scarry recognized even in the ’80s.<p>In 1980, he updated the illustrations for his …

Books

Artist Creates Living, Breathing Paintings. This Is Anything But Normal.

If you thought these were regular paintings, think again. You could try to guess what makes these pictures so brilliant, but I’m pretty sure you’d be …

Designing More Efficient Forms

<b>Examples from Salesforce’s Lightning Experience</b><p>Salesforce users work with forms day in and day out, whether they are salespeople, admins, or …

5 YouTube science channels primary school teachers need to know about

Why should primary teachers use YouTube?<p>YouTube is now an essential part of the internet and for many young people, it's almost entirely replaced TV. …

Wire Animal Sculptures Look Like Life-Size Scribbled Drawings Suspended in Mid-Air

Artist David Oliveira has an insightful understanding of both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds. With this expert grasp of the two planes, he's able to skillfully manipulate wire to create a zoo of mind-boggling animal sculptures. Though they are technically three-dimensional, the …

Modern Art

30 Outstanding Examples of Restaurant Logos

Any business logo, no matter how small it may be, could actually have a huge impact on the way the business goes. It dictates how much recall the …

Graphic Design

Make Money from Ebay and Amazon with the Flippiness System

For as long as I can remember, I have been around professional sellers on Ebay and Amazon. They have been selling 6 to 7 figures worth of items every …

eCommerce

This 16-year-old artist uses fallen leaves to create stunning paintings.

Her work is creative, but it also sends a …

Art

Useful Websites To Find A Great Code

We know all the developers like to write their own code while developing something. The code of their own imagination and techniques. But sometimes …

If You’re A Writer, You Need To Follow These 12 Twitter Accounts

Connect with Us<p>If You’re A Writer, You Need To Follow These 12 Twitter Accounts<p>A lot of writers are still undecided when it comes to Twitter. It’s …

Creative Writing

How to survive high-definition Web design

Before discussing the rise of scale vector graphics (SVG), we should first explain raster graphics.<p>Raster (or bitmap) graphics are comprised mainly of JPGs, PNGs, and GIFs. These images feature a pixel-to-pixel translation, which means one bitmap pixel is read as one device pixel. This was working …

Web Design
The Arts

Webflow Builds Sites Without Code, Like Squarespace Crossed With Photoshop

When design and code combine, building websites may never be the same.<p>Right now, the web is split between designers and developers. The designers mock up layouts in Photoshop. The developers turn that imagery into functional code via standards like CSS and Javascript. As a result, designers have …