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Notes: Outfitting a First-Time Hiker

I heard the rip before I knew what it meant exactly. I felt a sensation as well. We all know that strange, infrequent out-of-body experience: a tear taking place in our clothes, with seam tearing from seam. The incident occurred mid-hike, while I was wearing houndstooth shorts I had custom-made in …

The Happy Camper: Two Delicious Campsite Recipes

<b>Campsite cooking can be a challenge.</b> Fresh is best, but what to make out there? To whet your appetite, here are a couple of great recipes …

Recipes

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Try These Simple Meditations to Calm Your Mind

One Small Thing<p>Meditation can be scary at first: You're supposed to sit alone, in silence with <i>all</i> of your thoughts, yet not let them distract you. It sounds nearly impossible right? Well, studies have found countless health benefits to meditation, so there's definitely something to it.<p>Though it …

Meditation

Meditation in Public Schools: Pro or Con?

Liz Scheltens of Vox explores how mindfulness is making its way into US schools.The video begins with a demonstration from Satyani McPherson, a …

Louis CK’s comedy is the perfect introduction to Buddhism

One of Louis CK’s funniest bits on death is featured in his <i>Live at the Beacon Theatre</i> comedy special, filmed in the fall of 2011. He begins by estimating the crowd size, which he places at about 2,500 people. “That’s a lot of people. That’s enough people to be like a sample of the population,” he …

Louis C.K.

Healthy Desire: A Buddhist's View of Mindfulness & Sex - Lion's Roar

Buddhist practitioner Ray Buckner shares how bringing mindfulness into sex helps us develop a healthier relationship with both ourselves and our …

A Zen Philosopher Explains How to Rewire Your Brain to Cope With Negative Feelings

Everyone feels rushed and panicked at times, and that can result in feelings of negativity. So when we’re feeling overwhelmed, what can we do?<p>I came …

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12 Healthy Foods That Fill You Up Best

We all know the feeling of eating too much food, of being not just full but stuffed, and yet not feeling satisfied.<p>When we eat, sensors in our mouth, …

Nutrition

Feed your entire neighborhood with this new garden idea from Ikea

Come for a salad, stay for the opportunity to provide meals for others. That appears to be the new mantra from Ikea and Space10, described as “a …

San Francisco

A Guided Meditation to Heal Depression

When depression takes a hold of you, life seems to have no meaning. There seems to be nothing to feel joyful and excited about. And no matter how …

Prep These Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls for Faster, Easier Mornings

Breakfasts that you can make ahead of time in bulk, like burritos or mini omelets, give you a quick, filling breakfast for any morning. Breakfast …

4 Phrases All Teachers Say and No Students Understand

By onJanuary 22, 2017 7:25 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Pedagogy

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like Photoshop, Pro Tools, Maya, or even Windows can be a serious bite out of your wallet. …

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

10 EdTech Resource Lists for Teachers

By: Jessica Carrell. It has always surprised me that it can be hard to find practical EdTech resource lists. Here is a helpful collection of …

Growth mindset: practical tips you may not have tried yet

Struggling to inspire a growth mindset in your students? Try going stealth, taking different paths and talking to parents<p>Schools and teachers across the world have embraced Carol Dweck’s theory of growth mindset in the hope of helping students to fulfil their potential. Popular strategies include …

Pedagogy

This Tutorial Teaches You to Blow Dry Your Long Hair for a Professionally Styled Look

You know how your hair always looks absolutely fabulous after you step out of a salon, but as soon as you get home any chance of replicating it feels …

‎Notebook - Take Notes, Sync on the App Store

4.3.6<p>Jul 27, 2018<p>We have fixed an issue which caused a few users to see the app in English irrespective of the device's language.<p>4.3.5<p>Jul 5, …

Wrap Anything in Cloth Easily with Japanese "Furoshiki" Folding Techniques

Instead of struggling with wrapping paper this holiday season, get yourself some cloth. The Japanese Furoshiki technique can wrap anything easily and …

Crafting

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Zen home decor has its roots in the rich spiritual tradition of Zen Buddhism, and the spare, clean lines of Zen decorating are a natural choice for designing a serene bedroom. Paula Arai, a Harvard graduate with a Ph.D. in Buddhist studies, relates in her book "Zen in the Home" that Zen Buddhist …

Bedrooms

Why Do We Use Salt and Pepper to Flavor Food?

Salt and pepper are mainstays of the Western dinner table, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? Joe Hanson and the team over at PBS’s It’s Okay …

Over or Under: We Asked a Physicist to End the World’s Great Toilet Paper Debate

What we talk about when we talk about toilet paper orientation.<p>The other day I was in my bathroom, replacing the toilet paper next to the toilet. I wasn't really paying attention to what I was doing and ended up putting it on "backward," with the "tear" of the toilet paper facing the wall, rather …

University of London

Learn the Best Knot for Camping

DIY Camper Van Conversion Bed Build, Bed Converts to a Couch! #VANLIFE<p>Torque: DIY All Terrain Electric Longboard<p>Outdoor Table From Wood and Steel …

10 photography tips that are actually useful

By T3 Online<p>There are plenty of photography tips online but they're often geared to either total amateurs or to people with beards who have notebooks …