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‘It's a big FU from Mueller’

Trump’s allies question timing of latest Mueller indictments — on the eve of the Putin summit.<p>President Donald Trump has accused special counsel Robert Mueller for months of running a politically driven “witch hunt” against him.<p>The lead Russia investigator has now given the president and his allies …

Donald Trump

Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills

Billed as an "indie minimalist platformer," <i>Thomas Was Alone's</i> characters are just colorful shapes, yet they all have distinct personalities. The …

Teaching

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with …

Productivity

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear. Most of us …

Don’t add. Make better.

Having just received an email from someone starting a new “technology” position in their school, they asked me what advice I would give. I shared the …

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation

How can you find more time, more money, more resources to give to teachers as an R&D budget? Can you give a teacher a one-course release for a year …

How Schools Use Brain Science To Help Traumatized Kids Heal and Learn

"Your brain can get smarter. For example if you need help with your work, your brain is there in your head for you<b>."</b><p>After watching a video with a …

Education

Why Teachers Say Practicing Mindfulness Is Transforming The Work

They do a series of role-playing activities to practice listening and conducting difficult conversations with a boss, fellow teacher, parent or …

Mindfulness

How to respond to ‘Tell me about yourself?’ during an interview

“So, tell me about yourself,” the job interviewer says. Your heart sinks instantly. Here’s how to respond to this question, even if you were hoping …

Employment

6 Great Time-Management Apps and Tips That Boost Productivity

Get more done each day and achieve your goals with these time savers.<p>Starting a business is hard, and it takes a ton of work. But if you manage your time well and make every hour count, it’s possible to find success. In order to do that, you need to develop good habits and strategies that can …

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Veterans

The 7 Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?Research shows that being …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Managers. The Most Successful Leaders Had This Mindset

Don't let this belief unintentionally limit your potential.<p>A few years back, Google conducted an intensive study to better understand the traits of its highly effective managers called Project Oxygen. The internal examination of more than 10,000 manager impressions included performance reviews, …

Self-improvement

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

The NRA's worst nightmare is here

<b>(CNN) —</b> It feels like the early days of the #MeToo movement, which caused a cultural shift regarding sexual misconduct -- but this time, the problem at hand is gun violence, and the movement is called #NeverAgain. And this time, the courageous individuals leading the effort for change are teenagers …

Guns

How To Move From Rumination To Healthy Emotional Processing

Have you ever found yourself obsessing over something negative that's happened to you, and getting more and more upset, but feeling unable to let it …

Empowering Learners to Think with Performance Tasks

Pedagogy has been at the forefront of my thinking and work as of late. Decades of solid research have laid the foundation for current studies that …

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a variety of schools and districts in the role of a coach. Most of this work is focused on …

9 Mindful Ways to Remain Calm When Others Are Angry

<i>When someone upsets us, this is often because they aren’t behaving according to our fantasy of how they “should” behave. The frustration, then, stems</i> …

Psychology

Living Lent Daily: February 19, 2018

<b>ABOUT THIS E-MAIL</b> <i><br>Living Lent Daily</i> is a free e-mail series brought to you by Loyola Press. Based on the book <i>A Friendship Like No Other</i> by William A. …

To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, …

'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

Self-improvement

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out

Research suggests that companies and individuals committed to living out this principle will see a happier workplace and an improved bottom line.<p>Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want …

Happiness

Sheryl Sandberg Says These 9 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got

Best of all, those words can be applied to almost any situation.<p>If you're playing the "Who has the most impressive résumé?" game, Sheryl Sandberg is hard to beat. Facebook. Google. The U.S. Treasury Department. McKinsey & Company. The World Bank.<p>Clearly, she knows how to build and grow a career -- …

Sheryl Sandberg

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

Three Email Habits That Kill Your Whole Team’s Productivity

The way managers communicate sets expectations for how everyone on staff communicates.<p>Eric, a client of mine, owned and ran a successful service firm with sales of $3.5 million per year and a healthy profit margin. But, he told me, “We’re bursting at the seams. I’m working six or seven days a week, …

Productivity

Sacred Christmas for December 31, 2017

The Presence of God<p>As I sit here, the beating of my heart, the ebb and flow of my breathing, the movements of my mind are all signs of God’s ongoing …

Theology

There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …