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What Makes a School Library Good? An Action Research Casebook Study

<b>Black: The standards, or desired outcomes</b> <b>Red: Does not meet standard</b> <b>Blue: Progress toward meeting standard</b><b>Green: Meets standard</b><p><b>State school library</b> …

Australian Universities

This is Hands Down the Comfiest Strapless Bra I've Ever Owned

If you consider your second career to be "professional bridesmaid" like myself, you can understand the struggle in finding a strapless bra. Inevitably, you will be asked to wear some type of strapless monstrosity — er, dress — which will then live forever in photographs. I learned early on to avoid …

Clothing

A Doctor Lays Out the Perfect 12-Week Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Amazing

For pretty much anyone on the planet, the hardest part about losing weight is changing your diet. There are so many different paths to cleaning up what you eat, and there's no one-size-fits-all rule. To help you navigate the weight-loss waters, we spoke to Dr. Luiza Petre, a weight-loss and …

Nutrition

This Fan-Made Harry Potter Common Room Is Magical AF

Am I even a real fan???

Harry Potter

8 Great Reads to Get into Afrofuturism

This list of fantastic Afrofuturism books to introduce you to the genre is sponsored by <i>Trazer: Kids of Stolen Tomorrow</i> by Joseph O. …

Books

From Hogwarts to Game of Thrones: The Floor Plans of Famous Fictional Libraries

Early readers of the Harry Potter books were enchanted all over again when they saw the Hogwarts library up on the big screen. Those scenes were …

Game of Thrones

Harry Potter on Broadway Will Make You Believe in Magic

Even if you don’t always believe the dialogue.<p>Becoming a parent is the greatest transformative magic there is, in the world of J.K. Rowling’s <i>Harry</i> …

Books

12 of the Sweet Valley High Books' Most Ridiculous Plotlines

Many of the Wakefield twins' adventures in Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High series are typical teenage stuff: Young love, drama at school, …

The Only 3 Foundations That Cover My Cystic Acne Scars—But Still Look Natural

Left: Bare face. Right: Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation<p>This foundationis fairly new to the market, but it’s quickly become one of my go-to …

Makeup

How Harry Potter changed our lives – and improved our mental health

I first encountered J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books as a teenager and grew up in the Harry Potter generation.<p>We were the ones who would wait eagerly …

The Best Home Library Furniture, For Real Or Imaginary Houses

Cicero famously said that a room without books is like a body without a soul. For many readers and bibliophiles, books are a huge part of what makes …

Living Rooms

5 Toxic Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Mental Health at Work

The world of work isn’t exactly known for being stress-free. Looming deadlines, demanding bosses, and difficult coworkers can make anyone’s job a challenge. Sometimes it’s all we can do to power through until 5pm, let alone feel mentally and emotionally fabulous at the end of the day. The last …

19 Secrets of Public Librarians

Being a librarian is a great job for someone who loves books, but a career in the library requires more than that. Librarians must be dedicated to …

You Can Actually Visit This Floating Unicorn Playground, and My Inner Child Is SCREAMING

Call your travel agent and cancel your other vacation plans because we're about to introduce you to a magical destination that'll put your other bucket list spots to shame. There's an inflatable unicorn-themed water park floating off the coast of the Philippines, and it looks like a snapshot of …

Water Parks

Finally, a comic novel gets a Pulitzer Prize. It’s about time.

Andrew Sean Greer did something rare this week: His latest novel, “Less,” won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.<p>That’s extraordinary, of course, but what makes this year’s winner so unusual is that his novel is funny. <i>Very funny</i>. Laugh-till-you-can’t-breathe funny.<p>That just doesn’t happen in the …

Books

The Insanely Simple 5-Ingredient Salad I Make at Least 3 Times a Week

Despite living in a city with one of the most diverse and vibrant food scenes in the world, I'm embarrassed to admit that repeated Seamless orders to …

22 Healthy Snacks Every Student Needs In Their Life

Some food for thought.<p><b>We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community for their go-to snacks to help them power through a study session. Here are some of their picks, along with several of our favorites! 🍫</b><p><i>Want to be featured in similar BuzzFeed posts? Follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter.</i>

Breakfast

Much Better Than a Masterpiece: Finding Humanity in The Great Gatsby

<i>The Great Gatsby</i> was published this week in 1925, and so I revisited it, and I’d like to correct a popular perception about the book.<p>In the second chapter, the narrator Nick Carraway is at a small, impromptu party at someone’s apartment, one of those parties where casual afternoon drinking makes …

Literature

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Minimalism

13 Habits For Raising Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

Parenting

6 Acne Spot Treatments That Will Actually Help Get Rid of Your Pimples Overnight

<b>* Say goodbye to pimples, blackheads and whiteheads overnight</b> <b><br>* Reveal a smoother and clearer complexion</b> <b><br>* Treatments include gels, light therapy and</b> …

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be teachers

Waylon Jenning used to sing “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cowboys.” I’d make it teachers these days. In fact, if I were a college …

“How Smart Do You Make Others Around You?” Has Been A Useful Question For Me To Ask In Class

Several days ago, I saw a tweet from Amy Fast sharing a quote from author/researcher Shawn Achor:<p><i>Before, we could only ask questions like “How smart</i> …

'Let's No One Get Hurt' Is A Lyrical, Powerful Coming-Of-Age Story

In the first few pages of <i>Let's No One Get Hurt</i>, the second novel from poet Jon Pineda, a man asks his 15-year-old daughter to shoot and kill her beloved dog (who's named Marianne Moore, after the modernist master from the 20th century. Pearl, the teenager, can't bring herself to do it — she sees …

Literature

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Bras for Big Boobs

COMING SOON: The History of Institutional Racism in U.S. Public Schools

<i>The History of Institutional Racism in U.S. Public Schools</i> by Susan DuFresne will be available April 2018.<p><i>The History of Institutional Racism in U.S.</i> …

J.K. Rowling tweeted this moving and personal message to a fan struggling with depression, and we love her more than ever

Author J.K. Rowling is beloved by so many people just for creating the <i>Harry Potter</i> series, but here’s yet another reason to love her. This week, …

John Oliver’s Gay Bunny Book Outsells the Pences’

The Pences’ publisher blasted Oliver for politicizing their children’s book. We’ve read Oliver’s version. It is political, but its love-is-love …

Do Any of These 13 Workouts For a Firmer, Stronger Butt

Whether you're looking to eliminate lower-back pain, strengthen your lower body, or just see a perkier butt when you look in the mirror, we've rounded up some of the best booty workouts to help you reach your goals. Some of these can be done with no equipment whatsoever while others require a pair …

Not Every Woman In A Position Of Power Is A Feminist Hero

Gina Haspel’s dark past makes her a complicated figure for feminists to support.<p>The world desperately needs more women leaders, but feminists don’t have to love and champion each and every woman who lands in a position of power.<p>This week, Pres. Donald Trump nominated Gina Haspel to run the Central …