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Transform Your Abs With Emily Skye’s 8-Minute Core Circuit

A strong core is crucial for everything you do. Whether you’re a runner, yogi, barre fanatic, or just going about your day-to-day life, a stable …

Workouts

3-Fold Napkins Are Essential For Any Table

This 3-fold method is the hands-down chicest way to showcase your silverware and elevate your table setting. All you need is one cloth napkin per …

5 stability ball exercises to burn belly fat - TODAY.com

The stability ball is a great tool to incorporate in your exercises, especially when it comes to core work. Adding the stability factor causes your core to contract even more while exercising, making you stronger and your waistline slimmer.<p>Follow these quick exercises to challenge your core and …

Workouts

This Pumpkin Spice Icebox Cake Is a Whipped Cream Miracle

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL.<p>I don't have time to waste defending the pumpkin spice latte. Time is for more important things, like hanging out with friends and family, taking quality naps, and carefully layering a whipped cream–based, no-bake cake that will go down in Thanksgiving history.<p>But before I dive …

Dessert

This Pilates Workout Will Improve Your Posture And Give You Killer Abs

Reform your routine<p>The first time I was asked to breathe sideways through my ribs, I was at a loss. <i>I can breathe sideways? And my ribs are involved? How? Why have I never known this?</i> These life-changing (well, maybe not life-changing, but definitely breath- and body-changing) questions came during …

This Beginner Abs Workout Is Perfect If You Hate Crunches

If you're just starting a fitness routine and looking for a beginner abs workout, you may think sit-ups and crunches are necessary evils. But good …

Workouts

What Teachers Can and Can't Do on Google Classroom

February 1, 2015<br>Are you still wondering what Google Classroom is all about and whether you should start using it or not? This video explanation …

Education Technology

14 DIY Coasters To Cheer Up Your Coffee Table

These 14 easy-to-make coasters are great for gifting (or for yourself!)<p><b>1. Geometric Clay</b><p><i>Pretty Nice</i><p>These black-and-white geometric clay coasters from Pretty Nice can be decorated however you'd like to fit into your living room decor—but we love the striking black designs she's chosen, which would …

Living Rooms

52 Education Blogs You Should Follow

If you are a teacher, student, parent, or administrator, you should be following education blogs. Why? Simply because blogs are an ever-increasing …

Education Technology

24 Crazy Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas

More room to buy more things!<p>If you're lacking on kitchen storage space but aren't feeling a huge reno, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers, and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days. No demo day required!

Shopping

Igniting Student Writer Voice With Writing Process Strategies

Learning how to write can be further challenging when a student lacks confidence in his or her skills as a writer. How we mediate student perception …

Creative Writing

Tutorial: Collaborating with Students Using Google Drive

So I've been raving about Google Drive all week! I can't get enough of what it has done for me as a teacher and for my students as they are working …

Man's release twists Ill. death penalty reform narrative

CHICAGO— A 64-year-old man whose confession for a double homicide played a key role in Illinois eventually abolishing the death penalty has been freed.<p>Alstory Simon's confession to the homicides led to the freeing of death row inmate Anthony Porter in 1999, and spurred the state to abolish the …

4 Tools to Help You Go Paperless This Year

1. Evernote<p>Evernote is a cloud-based note-taking application. It's free to use and works on all mobile device platforms as well as your desktop …

Education Technology

How Teachers Can Become Fluent in Classroom Technology

During one of our last leadership team meetings this past school year, we reflected on our use of digital portfolios to house student work. We had a …

Robert Pattinson on Moving Past 'Twilight,' Cold-Calling A-List Directors and Downsizing His Life

At the apex of his fame, the star of June's "The Rover" sold his $6 million house ("too big") and began sidling up to top directors, two of whose …

Cold Calling

Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School

Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders. The …

Education Technology

12 Important Things to Know Before You Buy a Sofa

Designers reveal what you must consider before making this major purchase.<p>When it comes to furniture, a sofa is likely to be one of the biggest investments you'll make. Yet, with so many options, it's so easy to go wrong. We spoke with our favorite designers to find out the secrets to making a …

7 Amazing Bathroom Makeovers You Won't Believe

Top Pin of the Day: A Small Kitchen with Mirrored Cabinets

Today's top pin is a kitchen with antiqued mirrored cabinets. For more inspiring photos and ideas, follow us on Pinterest.<p>In a Brooklyn townhouse designed by Jonathan Berger, antiqued mirrored glass on cabinet doors enlarges the small kitchen. Granite countertops and backsplash in Imperial White …

Interior Design

5 Ways a Designer Stretches a Budget

How Meg Braff redid a Palm Beach home.<p>Designer Meg Braff kept to her client's budget when she decorated this Palm Beach house for a snappy, 'with it' mom of three. The decorator shares her decorating advice.

Stylish Kitchen Nook Design Ideas

If you are chomping down on a piece of toast while walking out the door in the morning, then you, my friend, are definitely starting the day on the …

8 Cleaning Tricks for Keeping Your Kitchen Spotless

Tackle this much-used room's toughest spots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).<p>Tackle the tough spots on your countertops, floors, and pots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).

How to Develop Sherlock Holmes-Like Powers of Observation and Deduction

If there's one spy skill we all envy, it's the Sherlock Holmes-like ability to quickly read a situation and come up with a theory that explains it …

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

In the progression from Writing 1.0 to 2.0, we digitally enhanced an existing process. If we examined it through the lens of Dr. Ruben Puentedura's …

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Concierge Service: 7 Apps and Websites to Make Doing Your Daily Chores a Little Easier

These innovative websites and apps will help you with your everyday domestic errands and tasks.<p><b>Keeping House</b><br>You like things <i>just so</i> in your home, but find it difficult to keep them that way. Enter House Pad, a brand-new app developed by Michael Bruno, founder of the website 1stdibs, to help him …

Apps

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …