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Want an Emotionally Stable Kid? Brain Science Says to Stop Letting Them Do This

With each added hour of it, your child's odds of being convicted of a crime later in life go up by 27 percent.<p>In the United States, there are now more televisions per home than human beings. And:<p>Children between 8 and 18 watch an average of <b>three hours</b> of television per day<br>• Close to one in three …

Psychology

Gwyneth Paltrow won't stop promoting bizarre health treatments

Gwyneth Paltrow is at it again. After raving about the wonders of vaginal steaming, her lifestyle blog Goop is now promoting an ancient Chinese method of inserting jade eggs into a woman’s vagina.<p>A post on Goop claims the jade egg has a slew of benefits such as helping to "cultivate sexual energy” …

Gwyneth Paltrow

60 Foods Everyone Should Try at Least Once When Visiting Disney World

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</i><p>If you think all theme park snacks are the same, get ready to be blown away. There’s plenty more …

10 Dump Cake Recipes You Can Practically Bake in Your Sleep

A dump cake is the ultimate semi-homemade dessert. Made by dumping boxed cake mix and fruit into a dish, dump cakes are quite possibly the easiest baking project you could attempt, but no one has to know your secret to such a flavorful and moist cake. You'll soon discover why this fast and easy …

Dessert

Column: Hey teachers, please stop using behavior charts. Here’s why

You know what I’m talking about, right? Those color-coded charts, using cards or clothes pins or Popsicle sticks to represent each child in the …

Popsicle

Never stop reading aloud to your kid

<b>Even once a child knows how to read independently, it's more important than ever for parents to continue reading aloud.</b><p>This summer, my seven-year-old …

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Why I quit my job, but not being a teacher

I’m told that, when I was a little girl, my dad was tucking me into bed one night when I announced, “I was born to be a teacher!” My destiny was …

Reading Aloud in the Classroom

It’s the end of the school year here in the South. My children came home this week with a stack of folders, as they do annually at this time. My …

Teaching

1. Mickey's Birthday Surprise

There's one hidden Mickey that you will only ever be able to spot on one particular day of the year... Mickey Mouse's Birthday.<p>Make sure you are …

Walt Disney Company

10 Types of Parents That Teachers Secretly Hate

Most parents are fantastic, but a few always make teachers dream of next summer before the year even begins.

Nigella Lawson's Strawberry Streusel Cake Has Tricks Up Its Sleeve

<i>We partnered with Jet.com so you can browse their (digital) shelves while you're searching for ingredients or supplies. (Seriously, they have everything!) Get almost every ingredient for this recipe here.</i><p>Every once in awhile, a recipe comes along that's surprising in its efficiency, that employs …

Dessert

Effortless Angel Food Cake Recipe

Delicate, uber-fluffy angel food cake is one of the easiest recipes I know: Just throw some cold egg whites and sugar into a bowl, whip 'em up, and stop before they're stiff. After that, it's simply a matter of stirring cake flour into the glossy meringue and baking the whole thing off. With this …

'A terrible idea' and other thoughts on bribing kids to read

Bribing my kids to read books over the summer is either solid parenting or a certain march toward moral bankruptcy. Depends whom you ask.<p>I asked all of you, after admitting in a recent column that I started a reading incentive program for my kids, wherein I give them points for reading books and …

11 Reasons Teaching Is the Best (Even When It Isn't)

This is why I don't want a normal job.<p>About 39 times a year, I question why I went into teaching. Everywhere you look there are articles about low teacher morale, the politics of education and statistics about why no one is going into teaching anymore.<p>Sadly, many of those articles do reflect the …

Workload is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to low morale in teaching

After surveying 1,400 teachers about wellbeing in the profession, teacher and author Emma Kell discovered bullying and a lack of recognition are also huge problems<p>A few years ago, I recommended teaching to someone dear to me whom I felt would be a fantastic asset to the profession. This year, she …

What I Wish I Knew Before My Trip to Epcot

Spaceship Earth!<p>If you are planning your very first visit to Walt Disney World, and you’re like me, you’ve probably done your Disney homework on the …

10 Things You May Want to Know About Disney Cruise Staterooms

Are you wondering what your stateroom will be like on your Disney cruise? What does it have, what does it not have? I am here to help! Here’s 10 …

Disney Channel

BREAKING: Significant Updates Coming to FastPass+, Guests No Longer Need To Use Kiosks - WDW News Today

This post may contain affiliate links; please read the disclosure for more information.<p>Starting April 10th, a series of very important upgrades will …

Walt Disney Company

This Video Brilliantly Shows What Teachers Do Every Day

Nearly everyone would agree that teachers in our country are underpaid and underappreciated. But in our precarious times, teachers have become social …

13 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes to Make Right Now (+ Eat All Week)

Start your morning off right by eating a delicious breakfast, and you’ll set the tone for the rest of your day. No matter what the excuse — traffic, time, energy, etc. — skipping breakfast should never be an option, especially when there are so many terrific make-ahead breakfast recipes to choose …

Breakfast

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson Fact v. Fiction: Where the Ripped-From-Reality FX Series Gets Creative

<i>Scroll down for all the Fact v. Fiction for Episode 10, "The Verdict"<br>________________________</i><p>Even as it was unfolding two decades ago and it was …

TV

The Deplorable Learning Conditions Of Detroit Public Schools Are Unethical, Not Our Protests

Mr. Earley,<p>I have been a teacher in Detroit Public Schools for 24 years. I feel the need to respond to some of the comments you made during your press conference this week.<p>You described the actions of protesting teachers as "unethical." I'm curious, then, how you would characterize the learning …

Downton Abbey: Inside the Secrets of Season 6

“It’s a changing world,” says one character in the sixth and final season of <i>Downton Abbey</i> – a thought that has (let’s be honest) been reflected in …

TV

From the Seal River Heritage Lodge Kitchen

(From the Lodge's Recipe Book - <i>Blueberries & Polar Bears</i>, page 168)<p><b>Makes 16-20 servings.</b><p>3 cups white flour<br>• 4 teaspoons baking powder<br>• ½ teaspoon salt<br>• 3 …

Baking

If Kindergarten Wasn’t So Much Like First Grade, We Wouldn’t Need To Delay It

A new study has found that delaying kindergarten until the calendar year when kids turn seven has serious benefits for students. It found that the …

Ann Voskamp – because God has burning bushes everywhere

His Presence is always the gift you don’t know you need the most — until you’re in the most need.<p>November 27, 2017<p>Because being full of joy — isn’t …

Desiree Hartsock's Take on 25 Bachelorette Contestants

We asked <i>The Bachelorette</i> star to play word association with the men vying for her heart. Here’s what she said