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22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

<b>1.</b> Confidence is built on accomplishments.<p><b>2.</b> Failure is the foundation of success; the more you fail the more you will succeed. Do not fear failure.<p><b>3.</b> No amount of schooling or research is a substitute for experience.<p><b>4.</b> Overall happiness and success is built on discipline.<p><b>5.</b> You are as good as the …

Selfies

We used to have six more letters in the English alphabet

Along quaint New England streets, you’ll probably spot a sign or two declaring itself “Ye Olde Tavern” or “Ye Old Soda Shoppe.” But before you adopt a British accent and order a pint of ale inside, there’s a bit of history you should know.<p>Phrases like <i>ye olde</i> are actually just some of the late 19th …

Linguistics

18 Breathtaking Photos Of Ballet Dancers Featured In 'The Art Of Movement'

Dancing

Use littleBits STEAM Student Set To Avoid Summer Brain Drain

<i>Image Source: littleBits.cc</i><p>As parents we have all been there. The kids have a really good year in school. It feels like those countless hours of reading to them and making every trip to the supermarket a math problem are totally paying off. You see their mind expanding, that thirst for knowledge in …

Makerspaces

25 life changing lessons people most often learn too late in life

Your philosophy is your strategy for living. It is your view of the world and your relationship to it, and it affects every decision you make, every …

Bucket Lists

7 Signs You Are an Authentic Leader

You have most likely heard the word <i>authentic</i> used in conjunction with leadership. Is authentic leadership just a buzz phrase, or is it something you should actually care about as you continue to develop yourself as a leader? It is definitely something you should care about, and here's why: …

Self Compassion

Body & Soul Boot Camp: Yoga for a Clear Mind

Get centered and clear-headed with this 15-minute meditative yoga class<p>We're all stressed out at some point during the day—it's how we handle our …

Meditation

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

The History of the Ballet Body: From Anna Pavlova to Misty Copeland

“Ballet is woman,” said George Balanchine, the inimitable Russian choreographer who is credited with bringing ballet into the great American artistic oeuvre. It’s a legacy that tonight the American Ballet Theatre will continue to push forward with the debut of its fall season. Among its talented …

12 beautiful words describing love that don't have an English equivalent

LONDON — Have you ever had a strong feeling or emotion that you can't easily put into words? Although the English language might not be able to help, …

Standards Planner – Manage Lesson Materials and Resources in Minutes, Free and Easy!

Get organized AND get thousands of resources to aid with new national and state standards! Have you found it difficult implementing the common core …

Common Core

Learning to Love Loneliness: Tips for Traveling Solo at 25

<i>*This post was originally published on Cool Gear's The Cool Down.</i><p>Three months ago, I decided to risk it all for the sake of travel. I had hit a rut -- that "quarter life crisis" slump, which is apparently a thing. I hated my lack of self confidence, the nagging heartbreaks that happen post-college, …

Trails

3 Questions to Help You Become a More Effective Teacher

My mom, Karen Sollenberger, played a big role in my both becoming a teacher and being an artist. Lately we've been talking a lot about education, what needs to change, and how. We keep going back to the beginning. Teachers of all kinds, public, private, homeschool, need to remember why they're …

Teaching

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

Sleep

8 Places to Travel This December That Won't Cost a Fortune

You deserve a vacation. Here: eight trip ideas that won't burn a hole in your wallet.<p><b>Key West, Florida. Where to stay and what to do.</b><p><b>Berlin, Germany. Where to stay and what to do.</b><p><b>New Orleans, Louisiana. Where to stay and what to do.</b><p><b>Quebec City, Canada. Where to stay and what to do.</b><p><b>Tulum, Mexico.</b> …

Key West

A couple who left home to travel the world on $40 a day explain how they're making it work

Together, they've also tackled parts of Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines. Combined, their travel history stretches across much of the globe, from Greece to Cambodia to Singapore.<p>After meeting on the road, the two travelers decided to head off on a new adventure together, building a blog, …

Asia Travel

Hershey’s Chocolate 3D Printer Whips Up Any Sweet Design You Want

Hershey’s chocolate scientists are now 3D printing uniquely designed candy. The confection company is taking its CocoJet 3D printer from 3D Systems to different exhibits throughout the U.S. to show chocolate lovers how this futuristic candy machine creates uniquely delicious designs.<p>Consumers …

3D Printing

Virgin Atlantic Wants to Give You a Round-Trip Flight to London (for Free)

The only catch: You need to submit a cover letter.<p>Virgin Atlantic is looking to hire a "freelance flyer"—in fact, the brand wants to bring on a few …

Virgin Atlantic

3 Things Every Student Should Understand About Education

I regularly give talks at schools to help students find new meaning in education. I once spoke at a high school whose students weren't academically inclined. After the talk, one of the teachers remarked to me, "It's sad. Few of these students will make it to college, so their lives will never …

Cuomo's Final Budget Pushes Through Some Controversial Public School Reforms

<i>Protesters outside a Park Slope public school last month opposed a proposal to increase the cap on charter schools. (Gothamist)</i><p>State legislators were …

Education

Multiplying the ‘Teach to One’ Personalized Math Model at Elizabeth Public Schools

Learning Strategies<p>Multiplying the ‘Teach to One’ Personalized Math Model at Elizabeth Public Schools<p>By Charley Locke     Feb 25, …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Happiness

The Best Classroom Cleaning Hacks

Teachers, if your classroom is starting to look worn and raggedy now that it’s mid-year, try these best hacks, tips, and ideas for cleaning to get it …

Hacking

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

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Apps

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness