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A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …


Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

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50 Beginning Of The School Year Procedures For A Stress-Free Classroom

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​Why Do People Keep Trying to Visit the ‘Into the Wild’ Bus?

Every year, travelers take to the Stampede Trail in search of some kind of survivalist nirvana. And every year, people have to be rescued along the way.<p>When Eddie Habeck booked a hiking and trail-running excursion through Alaska in 2012, he wasn't planning to visit Fairbanks Bus 142. The …

8 writing lessons from Michelle Obama's DNC speech

Great oratory magnifies the lessons of great writing. Written for the ear, memorable speeches tend to use certain rhetorical devices — such as …

Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza get coffee: 90 Seconds on The Verge

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Irukaya Coffee Shop: A Principled Sanctuary – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

CNN Travel recently published a story about a unique (and surely controversial) coffee bar in Japan that is either too new or too elusive to have …