Heather McBride

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Clean the air in your home with these NASA-approved plants

In the UK, a heatwave has brought toxic air pollution – but indoors you can breathe easy thanks to some cheap houseplants.<p>With soaring temperatures …

Plants

Educational Websites for Kids That Are Free and Fun

Your children can learn something new today in a safe online environment. These 20 free educational websites for kids are fun while offering online …

Kids

Anti-inflammatory diet may guard against cancer

<i>Leslie Beck, a Toronto-based private practice dietitian, is Director of Food and Nutrition at Medcan.</i><p>It’s increasingly recognized that chronic inflammation is a major contributor to illnesses including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, asthma, arthritis, depression and Alzheimer’s …

Nutrition

3 Butt Exercises Celebrity Trainer Nicole Winhoffer Loves

Get your booty toned with these three butt-sculpting moves from Nicole Winhoffer!<p>There’s a reason Nicole Winhoffer calls herself a fitness artist. …

Workouts

These before-and-after photos show how much you can realistically change your abs in 2 weeks

When you already have abs, that is.<p>Most people who want more defined abs do a couple extra crunches or eat half a tub of ice cream rather than the whole thing — but Iulia Danilova, a 25-year-old Los Angeles mum to a 2-year-old daughter, recently pulled out ALL the stops in an effort to sculpt her …

Fitness

How to use Files app with Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive

The Files app can reach documents stored on more than just iCloud Drive. It gives access a whole range of cloud-storage solutions. A new video from Apple shows how to set this up, but it’s a simple process.<p>This is part of a series demonstrating ways to get more out of an iPad, but this guide …

Apps

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Learning

Nouveau Chic Granny Throw

Reminiscent of tiles from exotic places, this innovative granny design adds warmth and comfort to your room. Each crocheted square has a center …

Make This Simple and Sweet Fairy Garden Well

This rustic well is the perfect accent for a cute fairy garden—and the dainty basket is just icing on the cake. The detail and design of this craft …

Crafting

44 Mother's Day Crafts You Can Make Yourself

Because the best gifts are handmade ones.<p>If you want to give her more than the usual Mother's Day flowers this year, try a handmade gift. Whether …

Crafting

Check Out This Sweet Easter Chick Basket

I love tiny knitting projects, and for some reason wee little spring and Easter-related knitting patterns are among my favorites. I love designing …

Knitting

Microwave playdough

This microwave playdough is so easy to make and a great, fun project for kids! Very different from store bought play dough, made with safer and …

Microwaves

You can soon see (and delete) everything Apple knows about you

Apple will soon let you download all the information it has stored about you, modify it, or even delete it. The privacy change is required by a new European law, but is also in-line with Apple’s policy to not spy on its customers. This sets it apart from rivals like Google and Facebook.<p>Apple …

Privacy

This Is the Absolute Best Workout to Shed Pounds — You're Welcome

We don't have to look far for incentive to go to the gym. In addition to the mental health benefits of working out, it's rewarding to feel "in shape," even if weight loss isn't our goal. Of course, many people seek workouts that burn the most fat — and burning belly fat is a common objective. If …

Exercise

14 Jokes for Kids That Will Actually Make You Laugh

These jokes, appropriate for kiddos aged 7-10, are sure to get grown-ups to truly LOL.<p>No matter how old they are, kids are often naturally hilarious and often truly love being told and telling jokes, particularly of the question-and-answer variety. But as much as you may want to foster their love …

Jokes
Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica’s Alexander Nix: Bond villain, tech genius or hustler?

LONDON — The British press and parliamentarians — and his own former employees — are divided over how to characterize the mysterious, plummy, exquisitely tailored Alexander Nix, founder of the now infamous Cambridge Analytica, the London data-munchers who boasted they helped Trump win election and …

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

The 8 Best Lower Ab Exercises for That Hard to Tone Spot

Build up your core with these expert-approved moves.<p>You’ve probably heard the saying, “abs are made in the kitchen.” But that's really only partly …

Workouts

Beginning Exerciser? Start With This Basic Total Body Strength Workout

The basic total body workout targets all the muscles in the body, including the hips, glutes, thighs, chest, back, shoulders, arms and abs. This …

Workouts

How to Heal the Traumatized Brain

Approximately 50 percent of the population will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. While reactions to trauma can vary widely, …

Mindfulness

10 Easy Pieces: Black Wire Fencing

The little black fence is our new must-have accessory for curb appeal. We’ve long been admirers of the clean, simple lines of hog wire fences, so …

You Can “Digitize” Your Student Hand-Outs & Worksheets With “PairPrep”

I blogged about PairPrep a couple of years ago, and it was then sort of a learning game site.<p>They seem to have “pivoted” to become an easy tool for …

The Garfield Assassination Altered American History, But Is Woefully Forgotten Today

When President James A. Garfield was shot in the back by an assassin on July 2, 1881, the news electrified the country. Garfield was entering the …

15 Facts About Leif Erikson

Leif Erikson's foray into North America began over a thousand years ago—long before Columbus's 1492 journey. Read on to find out more about the …

If you want to know how to stop school shootings, ask the Secret Service

While President Donald Trump has not shied away from offering suggestions on how to prevent school shootings – including one controversial idea to …

Secret Service

How to set up a Google Classroom to train students, employees, or anyone who wants to learn

Google Classrooms is an easy way to create an online educational environment. Jack Wallen shows you how to create your first class so you can begin …

9 subtle signs that you're talking to a psychopath

For years, scientists have known that psychopaths' brains are different from normal ones. Brain scans show reduced activity in areas that regulate impulses, emotions, aggression, and morality.<p>But since you probably don't have brain scans at your disposal, there are some other ways to tell if you …

Psychology

Teaching assistants: We are kicked, spat on, hit and sworn at

<b>"On a daily basis we are kicked, spat on, hit and sworn at. I encounter violence every day, normally multiple times a day. It's incredibly rare to have a day where I haven't been physically harmed in one way or another."</b><p>Emma works as a classroom assistant at a school in south-east England for …

Sociology