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Budget-Friendly Ways to Say Goodbye to a Big Blank Wall

Big walls call for big art. Nothing looks stranger than seeing a small, lonely painting floating in a giant expanse of wall. The difficulty, of …


Civil Discourse Leads to Positive Change: Insults Do Not

March 7, 2016<p>This blog post was originally published on Common Dreams. Reposted here under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.<p><i>by</i> …

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Seth's Blog

What would have happened if you and your organization, instead of working on today's crisis, built something worthwhile for tomorrow?<p>What would have …

The 50 Children's Books That Should Be in Every Family Library

The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).<p>The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids (and, yes, you too).


How Segregated Schools Drive Criminal Behaviors

Segregated schools are producing higher levels of criminal networking and behavior among students.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Over the last 25 years, the racial and …


New research: correlations between children’s connection to nature and education, wellbeing and action to save wildlife - Learning - Learning

There are some things in life that often go unquestioned. Quite often, these are ‘good’ things. Things that, to many of us, would just seem to be …


Amazon Education to Launch Marketplace for Open Education Resources

Technology in School<p>Amazon Education to Launch Marketplace for Open Education Resources<p>Feb 16, 2016<p><b>NAVIGATING THE JUNGLE:</b> Amazon is testing a tool …

Education Technology
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How the great phosphorus shortage could leave us all hungry

You know that greenhouse gases are changing the climate. You probably know drinking water is becoming increasingly scarce, and that we’re living …


29 Fascinating Books for Black History Month You Never Got Assigned in School

There are plenty of Black History Month book lists to teach you about Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr. or the March on Washington and any other …

Black History

7 Amazing People Who Prove That Living Plastic-Free is Possible - One Green Planet

The extent of the damage wrought by plastic on our environment is increasingly well known. Yet, this harmful material permeates the majority of the …

Green Living

How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Change Your Life

A few days ago, in Monday’s Reader Mailbag, I made an off-hand reference to my own use of pocket notebooks, where I wrote a paragraph or two about …


16 Canadian reads for the first half of 2016

The Globe's Books Editor looks at the most anticipated (Canadian) books of the (first half of the) year<p>The High Mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel, Knopf Canada, February.<p>Yann Martel's fourth novel, which takes place mainly in Portugal over the course of the 20th century, weaves together three …

10 Wintery Reads To Snuggle Up With During A Snowstorm

We’re not convinced the ideal wintry read is cloyingly heart-warming, so we’ve picked out a few chilly books that may best be read while bundled up.<p><b>The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen</b><p>Any reader of fairy tales knows Andersen’s responsible for the oppressively snowy scenes in “The …

9 Hillarious Books That Will Surely Make Your Day

According to an article at Real Simple, benefits from reading include increasing intelligence, boosting brain power, becoming more emphatic, helping …


26 Brilliant Gifts Only English Nerds Will Appreciate

Second only to getting them a job.

The 55 best Christmas episodes you can watch on Netflix right now

But if that's your only strategy, you're missing out on some awesome content in the form of holiday-themed TV episodes. These eps can be harder to find because Netflix's search option won't pick up on episode titles — and some of the episodes don't even have "Christmas" or "holiday" in the title.<p>So …


A Five-Minute Gratitude Practice to Live an Awesome Life

<i>"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears" - Tony Robbins</i><p>Gratitude has changed my life and it's time you use it to rock your own world.<p>Your mind holds the power to keep you stuck and feeling down in the dumps, or flooding you with abundance and positivity.<p><b>The Power of …

Seattle Times’ critics best books of 2015

Our Seattle Times picks for the best books we reviewed and read in 2015 includes 16 works of fiction, 16 nonfiction, 32 in all. There’s a …

20 Ways To Be Creative When You Don't Feel Inspired

Let’s be honest. We all want to know how to be creative on days that seem completely dreadful and leave us feeling totally uninspired and stuck. …

The best children’s books of 2015

A beautiful history of transportation, a train conductor cat and good old Charlie and Lola – something for every age group in this year’s roundup of the best children’s books<p>Best of culture in 2015: see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics


The 18 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

Don't sleep on these bad boys.<p>In 2015, we were overwhelmed by the thoroughly kickass roster of new books on offer. We tore through some, and others we savored slowly. A few disappointed us, while many more thrilled us unexpectedly. Sci-fi, memoir, magical realism, short fiction, very (very) long …

The Best Cliffhanger Endings Of The Past 15 Years

Here they are -- the books that left us breathless in the last 50 pages. Some are traditional thrillers, some whodunits and some roller-coaster novels.<p>BEFORE YOU GO<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2015. (Ranked in no particular order.)


Why 3000+ Word Blog Posts Get More Traffic (A Data Driven Answer)

With decreasing attention spans and everyone using small screens, it makes sense to publish 300 word blog posts, <i>right?</i><p>You may argue – this content …

3 Resources to Help You Draft Winning Content Ideas - Copyblogger

As writers, we don’t really take breaks.<p>Even when we aren’t working, the creative lens through which we view the world keeps our minds active with …

6 Steps to Building User Personas and Why You Should Care

A fun and simple guide on building user personas from the team behind We did it, now it's your turn!

A 7-Point Plan for More Shareable Content - Copyblogger

Content marketing is a beautiful thing, a great way to build an audience and grow your business.<p>That’s <i>if</i> your content is actually getting found by …