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Scientists find evidence of prehistoric man-vs-giant sloth battle

Fossilized footprints in New Mexico tell a tale of pursuit, misdirection and evasion between ancient humans and the strong giant sloth. The rare find …

Paleontology

Best DIY Rock, Stone and Pebble Crafts Adding A Nautical Appeal to your Home

Bianca CuteDIYprojects Blogger<p>Do you have whole collection of different-sized rocks, pebbles and stones collected at the beach from those memorable …

Crafting

'Very Angry Badger' Seizes Part Of 500-Year-Old Scottish Castle

It’s like something from a Monty Python sketch: Portions of a 16th-century Scottish castle were recently closed to the public due to a “very angry badger.”<p>The tunnel at Craignethan Castle was closed last week because of the animal, said Historic Scotland, which manages the property. The badger …

Cat Food

How to Give Employees Structure Without Stifling Them

Leaders know they need to give people room to be their best, to pursue unconventional ideas, and to make smart decisions in the moment. It’s been said so often that it’s a cliché. But here’s the problem: Executives have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational …

Management

20 Summer Night Activities For Kids That Will Make Their Freedom Feel Even More Magical

Danny and Sandy sang about it in <b>Grease</b>. ABBA, Richard Marx, and Rascal Flatts also paid homage to it through song. And in a few months, Timothée Chalamet is starring in a movie about a hot one. We're talking about those Summer nights. They're the stuff of legend, inspiring artists and the rest of …

Kids

Super Families: Secrets of Raising Successful Children

Nine families raised children who all went on to extraordinary success. Here’s what they have in common<p>Every night for 20 years, Gino Rodriguez knelt …

Parenting

What My Emotionally Abusive Mother Taught Me About Parenting

Many of you probably had wonderful mothers growing up — nurturing role models who today are still the most important women in your life. I know this …

Parenting

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Participation

12 Brilliant Books You Can Read in a Weekend

There's something for everyone in this diverse collection of novels, memoir, and nonfiction and each book can be devoured, cover-to-cover, in 48 …

Books

Research Myth 11: Ability Grouping

Why do we bother with ability grouping? Policy makers have repeatedly supported the practice and many parents back it, yetThe post Research Myth 11: …

Pedagogy

Government Watchdog Finds Racial Bias in School Discipline

WASHINGTON — Black students continue to be disciplined at school more often and more harshly than their white peers, often for similar infractions, according to a new report by Congress’s nonpartisan watchdog agency, which counters claims fueling the Trump administration’s efforts to re-examine …

Education

Bully-Proof Your Child with These 3 Skills

Continued...<p>Teach conflict resolution and problem-solving skills. This requires a lot of time and patience while the child is young but has a big …

Parenting

The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, study shows

Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off — suggests new research.

The Brain

It’s Time to Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College

When my daughter Jora was in high school, she went to a talk I gave on the adolescent brain, during which I pointed out that high school grades don’t …

College & University

People Who Are Happy at Work Asked These 6 Questions in Their Interview

While the prospect of asking an interviewer questions is undeniably daunting, a recent study found that people who ask follow-up questions are better …

Episode 1: 'I Just Want You to Come Home' - Caught

Z is a teenager serving time for armed robbery. Dwayne Betts is a lawyer who spent nine years of his youth incarcerated. The same criminal justice …

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

Why it's time to say goodbye to group work

We have gathered here today to say our farewells to group work. Descended from the kinaesthetic-learning-style dynasty and a loyal friend to the …

Project Based Learning within a Co-teaching Environment

<i>*The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding a P-20 education in America. The opinions</i> …

How to Solicit Negative Feedback When Your Manager Doesn’t Want to Give It

In my role as a leadership coach, I consistently hear my clients say that they crave negative feedback from their managers in order to improve in their jobs, grow their careers, and achieve better business results. However, when it comes to soliciting negative feedback, they find that their …

Self-help

Research: How One Bad Employee Can Corrupt a Whole Team

One bad apple, the saying goes, can ruin the bunch. So, too, with employees.<p>Our research on the contagiousness of employee fraud tells us that even your most honest employees become more likely to commit misconduct if they work alongside a dishonest individual. And while it would be nice to think …

Financial Planning

What I wish I could tell my 10-year-old self about anxiety

I have lived eternities in my head, and it all started when I was a little boy.<p>I would spend hours in my head. I would make myself sick with worry.<p>I would plan for every possible scenario. I would try to be "perfect."<p>I would do these things.<p>Now I know that it was anxiety causing my overthinking.<p>But …

Self-help

Yale's Most Popular Class Teaches You How to Be Happy (You Can Take It Online)

The concept of happiness is one that entices most people. So much time is spent chasing this fleeting feeling, yet what does anyone really know about …

The 'Genome Hacker' Who Mapped a 13-Million-Person Family Tree

Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research.<p>Yaniv Erlich has been a white-hat hacker and a geneticist at Columbia University, and now he works for a genealogy company.<p>This unusual career trajectory has led, most recently, to a 13-million-person family tree unveiled …

Genealogy

This Serum Was Developed By MIT Scientists — & It's Only $28

If $28 — including the cost of shipping — seems like a suspiciously low price to pay for a serum that comes out of the finest luxury laboratories in …

Skin Care

How to Polish Your Business Writing, According to 'Grammar Girl'

`Quick and Dirty Tips' inspired by Grammar Girl and National Grammar Day.<p>Sunday marks National Grammar Day. Who knew? Self-proclaimed grammar nerds across the country, I assure you.<p>To celebrate, I offer these tips and insights into proper grammar and good writing from Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar …

Language

The 5 Best Things Your Child Can Say to a Bully

Arm your kid with these powerful comebacks.<p>“Well, that isn’t a very nice thing to say.”<p>“Kids typically bully when they think they can have a strong …

Interactive P-12 Assignments Analysis Tool - The Education Trust

The following assignments represent a range of middle school grades and subjects and were collected from schools with different student demographics. …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Entrepreneurship