Laura Leis

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'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

10 of the Best Slow Cooker Recipes for Spring

Just because we've got winter in the rearview mirror (finally!), there's no reason to push your slow cooker to the back of your kitchen cabinet. This …

Cooking

How Retailers Bring the In-Store Experience Into Customers' Homes With AR Technology

Augmented reality is being used by an increasing number of retail brands. It’s changing how consumers shop, how brands connect with consumers, and …

A Quick Note On The Perils of Teacher Leadership

Recently, Tom Rademacher posted this provocative blog about teacher leadership that piqued my interest. As someone who’s now been discussing teacher …

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

<i>Santha Walters on episode 282 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterSantha …

Teaching

Need a Better Way to Organize Your Recipes? These Apps Are the Answer

You know what would be perfect for a healthy dinner tonight? That delicious turkey meatloaf recipe you tore out of a magazine a few months ago. But before you can make it, you have to find the recipe. And that, it turns out, is probably harder than it should be. If you’re like most people, your …

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and think, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

How to Teach Your Kids the Single Most Important Skill for a Happy Life

Practical tips to help you raise grateful kids, courtesy of science.<p>Many people think of happiness as a matter of luck and temperament. If you have the good fortune to be born with a cheerful personality and life hands you a bunch of good breaks, then you'll be happy. Face various external …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

DIY: A Stylish, Modern Wooden Pegboard

After admiring Julie’s wooden pegboard from Germany (as seen in <i>Remodelista: The Organized Home</i>), I hinted to my husband, Chad, that it would make a …

32 of the most — and least — healthy granola bars you can buy

In September 2017, Time magazine spoke to nutrition experts Andy Bellatti (registered dietitian), Keith Ayoob (associate professor of pediatrics), and Erin Palinski-Wade (registered dietitian) about the relative healthiness of the granola bars we can buy today.<p>Those three experts spelled out some …

Nutrition

How This Mom Turned a Closet Into the Coolest Secret Room EVER For Her Daughter

There's something a little magical about having your own "secret" space as a kid, whether that's a favorite tree or a quiet hideaway in the house. One mom has created quite possibly the most magical space for her 11-year-old daughter, Sylvia, and it's straight out of Narnia. Denver-based interior …

PenPal Schools

Teachers looking to go beyond think-pair-share and jigsaw readings for student collaboration can try PenPal Schools projects and connect students …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

All strength comes from repetition

The biggest mistake you can make is to ignore the basics in your profession. This is true no matter what you do, where you live, or who you are.<p>When …

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The Best Lemon-Garlic Chicken Comes from the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Lemon-Garlic Chicken Breast<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon olive oil <br>4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds total) <br>1/2 teaspoon kosher …

Slow Cookers

29 Easy Weeknight Meals To Add To Your Rotation

January is the month of resolutions. After the holidays are over, we're apparently supposed to get our shit together start the new year off with …

Cooking

14 Truly Beginner Exercises That Every Newbie Should Try — No Equipment Needed

Beginning your fitness journey and have no idea where to start? We gotchu. These truly beginner moves will allow you to build strength and create a mind-body connection while you get comfortable with exercise. No dumbbells or fancy machines required: just you, your bodyweight, and a little space to …

10 ways we’re making Classroom and Forms easier for teachers this school year

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

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21 Little Changes That'll Make Your Space So Much Homier

Small, easy changes...big results.

We’re not sure why anyone would own an Apple Watch without this awesome accessory

The Apple Watch charger situation is a pretty solid bit of irony, wouldn’t you say? People have been complaining for years that the charging cord …

Classroom Rules Minions Video

• This Minions Classroom Rules video currently has 2,041,332 views on YouTube<br>• Use this video to introduce, discuss and develop a set of class rules …

Education Technology

This Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Is Better than Takeout

When a craving for cashew chicken hits, you probably call for takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But ordering in all the time can get …

Cooking

Surprisingly Light Slow Cooker Recipes for Spring

Slow cooker recipes are synonymous with winter because of the comforting ingredients, but a few simple swaps make those recipes lighter and fresher, …

Using Google AutoDraw for Sketchnotes, Infographics, Drawings, and More

A while back, Google launched a fun tool called "<b>Quick Draw</b>" where you drew pictures on your computer or device, and <b>Google's AI</b> tried to guess what …

Watching magnets morph liquid rocket fuel is hypnotically beautiful

This liquid rocket fuel becomes magnetised when near a magnetic field. So it dances and morphs when magnets are moved around it.<p>It is called ferrofluid and it was invented by NASA's Steve Papell to be a rocket fuel that could work in zero gravity due to its magnetic qualities.<p>Magnet Expert Ltd …

Magnetism

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …