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23 Struggles All Ambitious People With Depression Know Too Well

All of the dreams, none of the motivation.<p>By the way: Relatable posts are fine and good, but nothing beats getting the help you need. SO, here are some quick resources, just in case:<p>* You learn more about starting therapy here, since pretty much <i>everyone</i> can benefit from talking to a professional.<p>* …

The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

John Irving, the author of The Cider House Rules, begins with his last sentence:<p>I write the last line, and then I write the line before that. I find …

Teaching

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

The 15 Nutrients All Runners Need

When you want to run strong, your diet can play an important role in reaching your goals. That means ditching the salty snacks and pumping up your meals with wholesome, fresh foods—the fruits, vegetables, meats, whole grains, and legumes you've come to love. Here are 15 nutrients health-minded …

How Apple Pay revolutionizes payments security and what it means for the payments industry

In a new research from BI Intelligence we give a step-by-step breakdown of how Apple Pay works and the implications for the payments ecosystem as Apple Pay and similar technologies become ubiquitous.<p><i>Here are some of the key takeaways:</i><p>Apple Pay combines a number of existing security technologies to …

FinTech

How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom

<b>How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>Like Apple and Microsoft, Google also wants a place in your …

Education Technology

7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

Upgrading to a new smartphone or tablet always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old gadget that’s taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with it. You just don't need it anymore.<p>Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things …

Apps

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

Aging

9 Apps That Can Change the Way You Work

Although we all fume at our phones and computers sometimes, technology really is incredible. It has changed the way we work, making it faster, easier and cheaper than ever to do business on a global scale.<p>But with a new year in front of us, productivity is top of mind for entrepreneurs, as is doing …

Apps

Unique Cutouts in Roof of Louvre Abu Dhabi Create Patterns in Light

The architectural beauty of the Louvre Abu Dhabi art museum will soon complement the incredible works to be housed inside. Designed by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel, the building is currently under construction, located on Saaydiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates. It will be the first …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

10 Team-Building Games For The First Day Of Class

Team-building activities are great. Not only can they help establish routines, tone, and expectations, they’re also fun, and can help learners feel …

Teaching

Blog | Global Digital Citizen Foundation

A useful tool for any modern parent to have is a list of solid and simple Internet safety tips to both learn from and share. This means providing …

For Success in Life, Character Matters as Much as Academic Skill, Study Says

Non-cognitive skills and character competencies have as much of an effect on success as academic skill, researchers from the Center on Children and …

Education

5 Affordable Amsterdam Hotels

(Photo Credit: The Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam)<p>The vibrant Dutch city is one of the most kid-friendly capitals in Europe. Amsterdam, best known for its shady Red Light district, party atmosphere and cultural gems, is also a haven for families with a surprising amount to do with kids. There are …

30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Photo: Police officer and young demonstrator share hug during Ferguson rally in Portland

As thousands gathered to make their voices heard during a rally earlier this week, one officer and a young man paused to hear each other out.<p>This …

The Story Behind this Powerful Photo of a Black Boy Hugging a White Cop at a Ferguson Demonstration

Amidst the many photos of hate, anger, sadness and sometimes outright destruction that have flooded the media since a grand jury decided not to …

The Best Core Exercise For Proper Running Form | Competitor.com

In this video, we talk with international movement coach Carl Paoli, author of the forthcoming book “Freestyle: Maximize Sport and Life Performance …

From NY to Texas, KKK recruits with candies and fliers

Carlos Enrique Londoño laughs at the Ku Klux Klan recruitment flier recently left on the driveway of his suburban New York home. It's unlikely the group would accept him.<p>"I'm Colombian and dark-skinned," said Londoño, a painter and construction worker who has lived in Hampton Bays on Long Island …

Online Teaching is the New Blogging

<i>A.J. O’Connell is an author, teacher and journalist with 10 years of experience covering education and culture for local newspapers. This article is excerpted from “The Blogging Entrepreneurs Using Online Classes To Engage Audiences” on the SkilledUp blog.</i><p>These days, new services make almost as …

Curriculum Brainstorming: Help Transform This ELA Lesson

<b>By Mike Fisher</b><p>I’d like to invite you to a curriculum brainstorming party I’m having.<p>I was recently working with Middle School ELA teachers around …

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future

Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article written by Katie Lepi that originally appeared on June 7th, 2014. We believe this information …

Pedagogy

Classroom PDF for iPad: Useful for teaching

As any teacher will tell you, the last thing they want to be doing is faffing around with technology during a lesson. An easy way for a lesson to go quickly south is to be relying on a piece of technology to work there and then, and it suddenly doesn’t. Cue descent into chaos and a carefully …

8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further.<p>As summer rolls on, you may find yourself with free time to catch up on …

iTunes U 2.0 iPad Review: Education for Everyone?

Being a teacher and a die hard geek, I’ve long been searching for a way to take my courses online in a meaningful way where students can engage in their work in Martini fashion (anytime, anywhere, not drunk). There have been lots of, what we might call ‘Virtual Learning Environments’ over the last …

The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved This Month

Roasted market vegetables and warm, bubbled-over fruit pies are essential summer fare. But in the sweltering heat of July, we do as much as we can to keep our kitchens cool. This month, you avoided the oven and took to the grill, charring everything from chicken to flank steak. You kept side dishes …

Cooking