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To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Parenting

10 'Superfoods' to Eat Daily for Optimum Fitness

Ask five nutrition experts to provide a list of their favorite "superfoods," and the results will vary—but they'll also overlap. The reason is each …

Is Your Child Kindergarten Ready?

School starts back up in a few short weeks, and the youngest students will embark on an entirely new adventure - kindergarten. As they stock up on newly-sharpened pencils and colorful lunchboxes, many parents are wondering, "is my child really ready for this first big educational step, and what …

Kids

The Great Common Core Textbook Swindle

Only one in eight Common Core-aligned textbooks meets Common Core standards, but they were still repackaged and sold to schools, at taxpayers’ …

Are You a Strengths-Based Parent?

When it comes to parenting your kids do you spend most of your time pointing out what they're doing wrong or what they're doing right? If you're like most time poor parents the chances are you're quicker at identifying the things your kids need to improve upon, but is this the best way to raise …

Ground Basketball Hoop (54-Inch Acrylic)

Lifetime Competition In-Ground Basketball System - Features a clear, 54 in. x 33 in. x 1.5 in. Steel-Framed Acrylic Backboard with a blow-molded …

How Slavery Gave Capitalism Its Start

Capitalism in the U.S. owes much of its start to slavery, which in turn owed much of its success to government handouts.<p>Perhaps the most durable myth …

L.A. school district demands iPad refund from Apple

The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking to recoup millions of dollars from technology giant Apple over a problem-plagued curriculum that was provided with iPads intended to be given to every student, teacher and administrator.<p>To press its case, the Board of Education on Tuesday …

The Last Sane Liberal

Daniel Moynihan predicted the breakdown of everyday American values in black families 50 years ago. Why are so many of us still unwilling to admit …

Texas Is Doing Something Genuinely Progressive And The World Didn't End

WASHINGTON -- School discipline reforms in Texas have helped reduce the number of students charged with crimes for misbehaving in school by as much as 80 percent in just one year, according to data released this month by the Texas Judicial Branch.<p>The reforms, two bills passed by the state …

Education

10 Oatmeal Recipes Worth Getting Out of Bed For

Let’s face it: Plain oatmeal can get pretty boring. Though it’s loaded with soluble fiber that can reduce cholesterol and keep you full, basic …

Why Schools Should Pay More Attention To Students' Grit And Self-Control

It may be just as important to evaluate schools based on students’ levels of motivation and perseverance as it is to judge them based on students' standardized test scores.<p>A report released by the National Bureau of Economic Research in December argues that policymakers tend to focus too much on …

iOS App Design Bundle: Name your Own Price!

If there’s one thing the world’s most popular mobile apps have in common, it’s that they look great. Designing the perfect interface takes time and requires skill and practice – and our latest bundle includes everything you need to shape a beautiful iOS app.<p>Pay what you want for four top-notch …

Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene Is Fact, Not Fiction

The publication on Nov. 12, 2014 of the book I co-wrote with Prof. Barrie Wilson, The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene, has caused a worldwide theological firestorm, including demonstrations in India. I was even the butt of one of Bill …

Why do Chinese pupils do so well in school tests?

<b>Pupils from Chinese families are often successful in Western school systems - in the UK they have better exam results than any other ethnic group.</b><p>A study from the Institute of Education has examined why these children of Chinese migrants are so high-achieving.<p>It examined Australian schools, where …

Daydreaming Is Not a Disorder

With ADHD diagnoses up 42 percent in a decade, we’ve got a new diagnosis to worry about: SLT, or ‘sluggish cognitive tempo.’<p>Daydreams? Check. …

What Charter Schools Are Getting Right And Why They Top Our High School Rankings

Charters educate just five percent of America’s student—yet they dominate this year’s rankings, thanks to one very simple key to success.<p>It’s not a …

Stress, the Brain and the Neuroscience of Success

In the last 10 years, a new field of neuroscience has mapped the mental zone that can literally change the brain to quiet an overly active stress response system and simultaneously pave the way for higher brain networks to perform at optimum. The more we function from this mental zone, the less we …

Humanity

40 Words of Wisdom Every Parent Needs to Give Their Child

I wanted to give my eldest a different birthday present this year and seeing that 'words' are what I do best, I chose to pass on some wisdom that I've learned over the years. Who knows whether they'll be listened to! Would I have listened to my parents at 24?<p>Perhaps these are words of wisdom for us …

Positive Thinking

An Open Letter to My Son's Kindergarten Teacher

Greetings and Salutations!<p>We haven't met yet, but we will soon. I need to apologize in advance because I am going to be one of "those" parents. You know, the ones who are constantly checking in, perhaps over protective to a fault.<p>In my defense I feel like I know a bit more about this whole school …

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

Backpacking

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Publishing your first app in the Play Store: what you need to know

The easiest way to distribute an Android app is via the Google Play store. It isn’t the only distribution method, but it is the simplest way to reach millions of potential users. Publishing your first app in the Play Store isn’t hard, with a few tips and pointers you can have your app ready for …

Can This iPad App Improve Your Vision?

Can playing a game on your iPad for 30 minutes really help you see better?<p>According to the creators of the UltimEyes app, the half-game, half-eye …

Business and Education Executives Just Don't See Eye to Eye

Recent reports by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation, said that "A significant perception gap (exists) between business and academic institution leaders when it comes to assessing the workforce preparedness of today's college graduates."<p>They made this key finding:<p>96 percent of percent of college and …

Students

Summer Cocktail Recipes

Summer is right around the corner, and the backyard parties will be in full swing.<p>With the temperature rising, the heavy desserts and cocktails are put away for lighter,<p>more refreshing ones.<p>Sean Diddy Combs and Ciroc have put together a new array of fun cocktails that<p>will impress any guest!<p>When at …

BeHere app uses iBeacons to automatically take attendance as students enter the classroom

A new app called BeHere aimed at teachers uses Apple’s new Bluetooth LE iBeacon technology to recognize students and automatically take attendance as they enter a classroom.<p>With the BeHere app installed, the teacher’s iPad acts as an iBeacon and students entering the classroom with an iPhone, iPad, …