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32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read

If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, check out these highly recommended titles.<p>The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to …

Trying to lose weight? Check out the best weight-loss tech for your home

The United States is among the fattest countries in the world, with more than 38 percent of the population over the age of 15 suffering from obesity. …

39 Books That Are Actually Scary

Um... maybe don't read these if you're home alone.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

What Finland Can Teach America About Baseball

An ocean away, a version of the sport speeds along with constant action; imagine the pastime without wasted time<p>Hyvinkää, Finland<p>The fastest-moving baseball game on earth is played almost 4,000 miles from the nearest major-league stadium. It hums along in rural towns so small that spectators …

Finland

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

The Power of Sleep

Health<p>Search<p>North KoreaU.S. Has Plan to Dismantle North Korea's Nuclear Program in a Year, John Bolton Says<p>John McCain'I’m Never Going to Forgive …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

27 Pranks You Need To Really Own April Fools' Day

You'll probably end up deeply unpopular, but you'll have WON, and that's what matters.

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

Make Your Own Beautiful Fire Pit Swing Set

What's the coolest thing about this swing set? It's not that it's by a slow-moving creek, it's not even that it has a great fire pit in the middle. …

Extraordinary Gorilla Photography

I've never looked properly to a gorilla. I've always known that these are some powerful, gorgeous primates, but I would never guess that they are …

Who Was Carl Sagan?

The famed scientist, and celebrity, had a lot more going on than just hosting a television series.<p>It was almost like a dispatch from another planet: the invitation to the young astronomer to leave Brooklyn and visit the lakes and gorges of upstate New York.<p>"A letter shows up in my mailbox from Carl …

18 Bands to Check Out From South by Southwest 2014

From punk screamers to electronic pranksters, these acts justified their buzz—or sparked some.<p>Gaga's vomit; Tyler's riot—the headlines can make it seem like the South by Southwest music festival exists for already-famous musicians to grab even more publicity. But despite the attention-getting …

50 Most Inspirational Quotes in Sports

It doesn't matter if your dad owns a professional sports team or if you play squash on the weekends with Rupert Murdoch; if you don't perform as an elite athlete or coach, then you're history.<p>Consequently, the people in this list are uniquely qualified to inspire.<p>Major sports figures have …

Bruce Lee

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

Obama: Russia's move 'costly'

President Barack Obama warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that continued military presence in Ukraine is a “costly proposition” that would “isolate Russia” from the international community as he and his national security team discussed next steps.<p>Administration officials spent the …

Russia says Yanukovich asked for intervention

Vitaly Churkin, Russia's envoy to the UN, has told an emergency meeting of the Security Council that Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine's ousted president, requested Russia's armed forces to enter Ukraine and establish law and order.<p>Reading a statement on Monday he said was from the fugitive president, …

Here’s why Russia won’t let go of Crimea

Let's be clear — we don't know what Moscow is thinking for Ukraine.<p>On the one hand, Russia's leaders might see the Ukrainian Revolution as an existential threat. It's a revolution against tyranny and corruption, and the Kremlin does not want to see that spreading. And if that's the case, the worst …

Teaching ideas, Learning resources and Teaching resources

Are You a Thought-Provider or a Thought-Provoker?

<b>by Matt Renwick</b><p>I have the upmost respect for catechism teachers. They volunteer their time to teach students after the kids have experienced a whole …

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

<b>Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning</b><p>If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re …

Education Technology

The Best Education Posts of 2013

• Show and tell<br>• Tap into prior knowledge<br>• Give time to talk<br>• Pre-teach vocabulary<br>• Use visual aids<br>• Pause, ask questions, pause, review<p>Each scaffolding strategy …

5 Ideas To Bring Parents Into The Learning Process

<b>“The role of parents in the education of their children cannot be overestimated.” ~Unknown</b><p>When you ask parents from any country in the world, what …

Your Lesson's First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand

1. Do Something You Love Every Day<p>Find either something you love to teach or some way you love teaching it if the topic doesn’t excite you. Do this …

20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

<b>2. Post Student Work.</b> When displays of essays, poems, projects, and exams dominate the walls, there is student ownership of the room. When they look …

So, You Bought Your Child an iPad... Now What?

You researched and researched. You read reviews, posts, and blogs. You looked into the iPad 4 versus the iPad mini. You posted on Facebook asking your friends for their opinion. You even called Santa to ask him for advice. Until finally... you did it. You took the plunge and bought your child an …

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

Pedagogy

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Teachers

Looking ahead to the new year often involves taking stock of where we’re at and how we might improve – as people, and as teachers. Drawing my …