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By Jacqueline Mezquita | Early childhood education
Let's not beat around the brunch: Waffles are God's gift to carb lovers everywhere.
But did you know there are actually plenty of other foods you can make with your prized waffle iron? Here, 22 fresh ways to use what your aunt Patricia gave ya. (It was on your registry, after all.)
Following your dreams is usually easier said than done. A little motivation and inspiration from people who have successfully pursued their dreams can help you get started.
Following your dreams isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Watch a movie about someone following his/her dreams, and the …Motivation
After nine years and three billion miles, here’s what we're learning from it all
At 7:50am EDT tomorrow, July 14, New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, will perform the first close-encounter flyby of Pluto and its system of five known moons. During that approach, New Horizons will be …Space Science
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Closing a chapter on a symbol of the Deep South and its history of resistance and racial animus, South Carolina on Friday lowered the Confederate battle flag from outside its State House, where it had flown for more than 50 years.
The flag came down amid heavy security at a Friday …South Carolina
Independence, Iowa, is a heartland town that takes its namesake holiday very seriously. Since 1860, Independence Day has been marked by a parade …Healthy Eating
We know that weeknight dinners can be a pain. After a long day at the office, the last thing on our minds is what to have for dinner...until it’s too …Recipes
When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells
Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.
Having a conversation with an administrator, and talking about the notion of the “innovator’s mindset“, they asked me if I thought every educator …Education
You’ve probably heard the following statistic: Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.
The finding comes from a Hewlett Packard internal report, and has been quoted in Lean In, The Confidence Code and dozens of articles. It’s …
IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?
It is not …Intelligence
When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.
That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …Emotions
These household names began as less-than-glamourous solutions to problems.
Light-bulb moments don’t happen on command, and brainstorming sessions rarely produce extraordinary results. More often it’s a random remark, event, or memory that sends an entrepreneur down the rabbit hole of innovation. …Startups
People who take shortcuts can trick themselves into believing they are smarter than they are, says Tom Stafford, and it comes back to bite them.
Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits – even when we are deceiving ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that those who are practised …Research
It’s no secret that more people are overweight or obese than not these days. But the question continues to be why the rates are increasing, despite so much public health knowledge about healthy eating and exercise. While overeating is not technically an addiction, it certainly mirrors the disorder in …Healthy Eating
What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?
In his book, "Mastery," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Mozart to discover what it …The Brain
All it takes to play is a healthy imagination, but a modern playhouse adds to the fun.
While the debate rages on between the benefits of free play versus structured play, we can all agree that these play structures make any modern family home so much merrier. For a little perspective—– in more …
Shortly after the birth of her first child, Christy Turlington got a big scare. She experienced inexplicable complications that made her aware of the …Christy Turlington
A few weeks ago, I experienced a rite of passage with my oldest
son. He and a buddy were heading for England and Scotland — just
the two of them. As we …
(Or, how I got a skeptical Frenchman with Grinch-like tendencies to like Peeps, making his heart grow three sizes just in time for Christmas.)
I opened the large white carton with curiosity and anticipation, feeling very much like Pandora innocently opening the mysterious box only to release what …Marshmallows
The year in review
Here are some of the stories that dominated the education conversation this year—and will likely shape discussions for years to come.
Teaching Kids “Grit” (& Other Soft Skills)
“Selfie” might be the word of the year for the general public, but among educators and parents it’s …Education
A New York City pilot program found success by tracking and sharing student attendance data, assigning mentors, and communicating with parents.
When it comes to tackling the problem of chronic absenteeism, students who already have a track record of skipping class can be a particularly tough crowd …Education
To the Editor:
I am concerned that our children are being overtested and that too many are receiving diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (front page, April 1).
We are a society that likes things fast and now, and we like to find shortcuts to everything. That is perhaps why we expect …Psychiatry
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you might be looking for something special and festive to share with your children. We’ve rounded up the …Northern California
With all the talk I’ve been doing on the blog about the importance of fostering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills, I felt I …
I spent the past week speaking to trustees, superintendents, teachers, parents, and most importantly, students. Working with all levels of school in …