Mia Cook

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The Best Exercise to Tone Your Outer Hips

The outer hip is a difficult area to reach, but strengthening it is important to keep you limber and injury-free. Watch this video to see how to …

Yoga

Yogapedia Video: Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana)

Find a calm and balanced mind in Camel Pose (Ustrasana) as Kino Macgregor walks you through this foundational yoga backbend.<p>This advanced arm balance …

Yoga

When Your Head Is Killing You, Try Flowing Through These 7 Soothing Yoga Poses

There's nothing worse than a pair of pulsing temples that are threatening to ruin your entire day. Whether it's caused by stress, bodily tension, …

Yoga

14 products you can buy on Amazon that will make sitting in your desk chair way more comfy

Sitting in a desk chair all day sounds fine, in theory. You don’t have to physically exert yourself, your feet never hurt, and it seems like it would …

The 25 Best Exercises to Tone Your Abs (and None of Them Are Crunches)

Let's be honest: crunches aren't the most exciting of exercises. And they're not always the most effective way to tone your abs anyway. If you're bored with your sit-up routine, here are 25 fun and effective moves to mix up your workout and tone your midsection!<p><i>— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb</i> …

5 Health and Beauty Benefits of Turmeric

Turns out this spice is very good at multi-tasking.<p>Turmeric is having a major moment. Thanks to its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, the golden yellow powder—which has been used in Ayurvedic treatments for centuries—has entered the mainstream. Here are five reasons why you …

Response: Classroom Strategies to Foster a Growth Mindset

The question asked last week was:<p>What are actions teachers can take to help their students develop a growth mindset?<p>As Professor Carol Dweck -- one …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

<i>This is one of the most popular pieces that ran on NPR Ed in the past year. Here's a brief update:</i><p>In 2016, the "self-authoring" curriculum will be tested at a school in the United States for the first time. Community High School, in Swannanoa, N.C., will test the program on 150 students in grades …

We're Thinking About ADHD All Wrong, Says A Top Pediatrician

Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are up around 30 percent compared with 20 years ago. These days, if a 2-year-old won't sit still for circle time in preschool, she's liable to be referred for evaluation, which can put her on track for early intervention and potentially a …

Should you be aiming for 10,000 steps a day?

Your best friend is sporting the newest FitBit, your boss just announced a zombie-inspired walking challenge, and your mom is suddenly more interested in counting steps than Weight Watchers points. Meanwhile, all of them want to know if you're managing to rack up 10,000 steps a day. So are you? And …

University of Tennessee

Holiday Families Learning

The winter holidays give us time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and look forward to achieving more in the year to come.<p>Thank you …

The best last-minute tech gifts under $20

Last minute tech gifts<p>1. Amazon Dash buttons<p>2. Kero Nomad keyring Lightning cable<p>3. Panasonic RPTCM125 earbuds<p>4. AmazonBasics ultra-portable Nano …

Lokett – Customizable Smartphone Memory Necklace

Generation meds: the US children who grow up on prescription drugs

Millions of US children are on medication for behavioural problems and depression – but what are the long-term effects? Photographer Baptiste Lignel followed six boys and girls to find out. Introduction by Sarah Boseley<p>In America, medication is becoming almost as much a staple of childhood as …

Report claims Surface Pro 4 has a killer feature iPad users can only dream of

Microsoft will soon unveil the Surface Pro 4, a high-end next-generation Windows 10 laptop/tablet hybrid, and a new report indicates the device will …

6 Best Snacks You Can Keep in Your Desk Drawer

Should you stock your desk with snacks? It depends on your track record. If having food on hand triggers you to mindlessly nibble, then storing even …

Holistic Medicine

5 Amazon Shopping Hacks You Never Knew About

How to get more for your money from the leading online retailer.<p>Most of us already know you can score great deals shopping on Amazon — but there are …

eCommerce

8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers

September 25, 2015 <br>In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that …

What Teachers Aren't Learning

<b>By Jeffrey Cipriani</b><p>Sitting in the back of the classroom, right cheek pressed to a desk and tears drying on her chin, Mya squeezes a stress ball and smells a stick of lavender while I talk about units of measurement.<p>"Mr. Cipriani," Jose whispers as I pass his desk. "Read this." He hands me a written …

How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis

Have you ever done your children's homework for them? Have you driven to school to drop off an assignment that they forgot? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview?<p>These examples are drawn from two new books — <i>How to Raise an Adult</i> by Julie …

Parenting

The Six Hallmarks of a Sociopath

Do you know any sociopaths?<p>Chances are, your answer is, “Only on TV.” And chances are, you’re wrong.<p>The media’s portrayal of the sociopath is …

Hashtags for Teachers: How to Use Them for Growth, Learning, and Discussion

Social media is a powerful tool that allows everyone from kids to scientists to teachers to connect and share. Hashtags (#) connect similar topics …

Why College-Educated Women Can't Find Love

If you’re a single, college-educated woman in Manhattan, the cards of love are stacked in favor of you remaining single.<p>You feel like you’re in …

Do You Use Calming Bottles To Soothe Your Child (Or Yourself)? Learn How To Make Your Own!

AUT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250<p>Calming bottles can be a useful intervention tool for those on the spectrum. These glittery, captivating bottles can …

Teachers Spend Way Too Much Of Their Own Money On School Supplies, And Here's Proof

"I'm going to do whatever it takes to be creative for our children, even if that means it comes out of my pocket."<p>It's not DeAnn Moran's responsibility to buy supplies for her second-grade students when their parents and schools do not. But she has consistently done so for the more than 20 years …

7 Things the Best Teachers Will Regret This School Year

Brilliant or InsaneRegret. It’s a sad, lonely emotion. Many teachers suffer powerful regret every school year. The best educators reflect on the …

7 Sleep Doctors Reveal Their Favorite Tricks for Falling Asleep Fast

<i>Learn from the masters, and you'll never lie awake at night again (Image from Thinkstock)</i><p>Sleep doctors toss and turn sometimes -- but it's never for long. That's because they use scientifically-sound methods to lull themselves into dreamland. Steal their techniques so you can finally get a good …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

America's Teachers Are the O.G. DIYers

My mom is a retired teacher and she worked in a terribly underfunded inner-city school. So, I'm no stranger to the bulletin-board struggle and the <i>extra</i>-resourcefulness of teachers when it comes to getting classrooms ready for fall. Naturally, this inspired the creation of the DIY for Teachers …

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …